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New Buffalo and the surrounding area offer these festivals and many more special events! Please follow this page for all the area festivals.  


Berrien County Youth Fair

Berrien County Youth Fair
Second full week of August

Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow
Labor Day Weekend


Greek Fest

St. Paraskevi Greek Festival
Labor Day Weekend


Apple Cider Century Bike Tour
Last Sunday in September


Gateway to Michigan


New Buffalo is the starting point for several historic and current routes to explore Michigan:


U.S. Route 12
Buffalo Street in the City

US Route 12


US-12 Heritage Trail

US-12 Heritage Trail


U.S. Bicycle Route 35

U.S. Bicycle Route 35


Lake Michigan Circle Tour

Lake Michigan Circle Tour


Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail


Red Arrow Highway

Red Arrow Highway


West Michigan Pike

West Michigan Pike Icon-Rev


Mich.-Detroit-Chicago Highway

Michigan-Detroit-Chicago Highway


Chicago Motor Club Route

Chicago Motor Club 


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About New Buffalo




New Buffalo is your gateway to beautiful beach sunsets, water wonderland fun, small-town shopping, bountiful orchards and vineyards, resort excitement, big city rail access, outdoor enjoyment, and all-around Americana living. New Buffalo is the heart of Harbor County


New Buffalo City Beach: Your Gateway to the Sunset Coast — Starting Lake Michigan's Sunset Coast, the City Beach is a perfect place to sun, swim, and watch one of our famous sunsets. Check out the beach and harbor scene from our observation decks on the beach dunewalk, or enjoy walking the shoreline. The City Beach has a kayak and stand-up paddle board concession. Have a picnic or grill out at Lions Pavilion, next to the beach. You can also try kiting, skim boarding, or surfing!


Skim boarding at the City Beach:

Skim boarding at the City Beach


A beautiful New Buffalo sunset:

A beautiful New Buffalo sunset


A view of the beach and harbormouth from the dunewalk:

City Beach and Harbormouth from Dunewalk


Picnicking and playing volleyball at Lions Pavilion Park:

Lions Pavilion Park


New Buffalo Harbor: Your Gateway to Water Wonderland Fun — New Buffalo Harbor, the harbor of Harbor Country, has a thousand boat slips with thousands of hours of water sports fun: boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Play on the big lake or enjoy one of our water trails. Do it yourself or use an outfitter. The Galien River Great Lakes Marsh is a dream to explore for paddlers and birders alike. The City Transient MarinaCity Boat Launch, and local marine businesses are available to serve you.


A busy Labor Day weekend at New Buffalo Harbor:

New Buffalo Harbor - Labor Day weekend


New Buffalo Harbor from the air:

New Buffalo Harbor from the air


View of the Harbor:

View of Harbor


Kayaking through the Galien River Marsh on the Galien River Water Trail:

Kayaking along the Galien River Water Trail


Downtown New Buffalo: Your Gateway to Small-town Shopping — Downtown New Buffalo offers amazing restaurants, art galleries, antiques, boutique shops, spas, and wine tasting. Wine tasting in downtown New Buffalo is the starting point of the Lake Michigan Shoreline Wine Trail. Saturday nights during the summer feature live music at the corner of Whittaker and Merchant. All of that, and a great view of Lake Michigan!


Downtown New Buffalo with Lake Michigan:

Downtown New Buffalo


Downtown New Buffalo's historic Italianate architecture:

Historic Downtown New Buffalo


New Buffalo: Your Gateway to Resort Excitement — New Buffalo is home to the Four Winds Resort, with wonderful entertainment, restaurants, meeting spaces, and a hotel. They offer free shuttle service from the New Buffalo Amtrak Platform and select area hotels. You can take Amtrak's high-speed rail service from Chicago's Union Station and arrive in downtown New Buffalo in a little over an hour. And with the time change, you can get back just a few minutes after you left! Do you like trains? Check out the New Buffalo Railroad Museum.


New Buffalo Railroad Museum:

New Buffalo Railroad Museum


New Buffalo Amtrak Platform:

New Buffalo Amtrak Platform


New Buffalo: Your Gateway to Festival Fun — Tourists and residents alike enjoy several festivals throughout the year, such as Ship and Shore, Art Attack, ArtiGras, Greek Fest, Apple Cider Century Bike Tour, Harvest Fest, and Winter Fest. Every Labor Day the Pokagon Band celebrate the huckleberry harvest with the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow in Dowagiac. It is free and open to everyone. Share the fun.


Ship and Shore Festival – ice cream eating contest win!

Ship and Shore Fest - Ice Cream Contest Win!


Celebrate fall with Harbor Country's Harvest Days and New Buffalo Harvest Fest:

Harvest Fest


New Buffalo Recreation: Your Gateway to Outdoor Enjoyment — New Buffalo offers great golfing, bicycling, and much more. Oselka Park offers wildflower garden walking paths, a beautiful picnic pavilion, playground, ball fields, and a sledding hill. Other City park amenities include Sari Asher Memorial Park's dog park, Turtle Pond's nature trail, and the Skate Park. New Buffalo Township's Memorial Park offers a splash park, live music concerts, wooded walking trails, basketball, and more. New Buffalo Area Schools also offer public use of their tennis courts, track, and indoor facilities when available.


Oselka Park's wildflowers with the playground in the background:

Oselka Park's wildflowers


Grilling and playing games at the Oselka Park Pavilion:

Oselka Park Pavilion


Bicycling on Michigan Street at Barton:

Bicycling on Michigan Street at Barton


New Buffalo Neighborhoods: Your Gateway to Americana Living — New Buffalo residents and second homeowners alike enjoy Americana living in several neighborhoods, each with their own character and charm. Westside, Rose Plat, and Parkside have cozy cottages with natural gardens and ravines. Sunset Shores and Warwick Shores offer beachside living. Harbor and Riverside homes are on the water. Downtown, West Village and East Village homes are close to the action. And Roundhouse, Jefferson Woods, and Washington Woods enjoy wooded surroundings. By the way, New Buffalo Area Schools are outstanding. Go Bison! Thanks to the generosity of the Pokagon Band through the Pokagon Fund, New Buffalo graduates receive scholarships. The Middle/ High School also offers the Preforming Arts Center. St. Mary of the Lake School provides parochial education. Also, a new public library is being built.


New Buffalo Middle/ High School:

New Buffalo Middle/ High School


New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan

New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan


This page last updated on 8/30/2017.

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