2018 Events

Below are the council-approved events for the 2018 Season.  Stay tuned for further events and in the meantime, check out our 2017 Events to see what else might be coming to New Buffalo.  

New Buffalo "Beer in the Buff" Craft Brew Festival

Organized by:  NBBA

When:  April 21, 2018 

Location:  Lions Park Pavilion

Hours:  12:00 pm-5:00 pm

1st Annual craft beer festival in Lions Park Pavilion.  Craft beer/spirit tastings, food, and live music. 21 and older event, tickets available here


Michigan Shores Mini-5th Running

When:  Sunday, May 6, 2018

Where: Start and end by Lions Pavilion

Time:   7:00 am

A running event to raise money for various charities.  

Website: http://www.asfrunning.com

Pure Michigan Spring Jazz & Blues Concert

Jazz & Blues Set 

When:  Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time:    1:00 pm

Where:  Lions Pavilion 

Memorial Day Parade

When:  Monday, May 28, 2018

Annual tribute to Veterans.  Parade leaves downtown New Buffalo and proceeds along US 12 to the Cemetery where a memorial service is conducted.  Line-up will begin at City Hall at 9:00 am with a brief ceremony and the parade kicking off right after.

St. Mary's Fest

St. Mary of the Lake Parish Festival

St. Mary of the Lake Parish hosts the Annual St. Mary’s Family Festival on a different weekend for this year only.   A week of raffles, silent auctions, food, midway games, and carnival rides to kick off Summer in New Buffalo!  Fun for all ages and perfect for all families and visitors!  

When:   Thursday, May 31, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Where:  St. Mary's of the Lake Family Festival
             718 W Buffalo St
             New Buffalo, MI 49117
Cost:      Buy your armband before May 31 save $7
Contact & More Info

New Buffalo Farmers Market

Organized by:  NBBA

When:   Every Thursday night starting May 31st to September 6th.

Location: On Whittaker Street between Merchant and Mechanic.

Hours:  4pm-8pm EST with live music from 6pm-8pm EST

Free to the public, ATM on site, Public bathrooms


CAT FIGHT VII 2018 Championships

After a 13 year hiatus, the venerable Cat Fight is returning to the Great Lakes. We’re also bringing it to you from a brand-new CRAM location in New Buffalo. CRAM is excited to announce that CRAW (Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin) will be joining us this year and hopefully for many years to come.  

Organized by:  Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan (CRAM)

When:   Friday, June 1, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018. 

Location:  New Buffalo Lakefront

Hours:   Noon, Friday, June 1, 2018 through 8:00 pm Sunday, June 3, 2018

Free to the public, Public bathrooms

Website:  http://cramsailing.com/regattas/schedule/139-NewBuffalo

NBBA Wednesday Car Cruise

Organized by: NBBA

When: 1st Wednesday of each month between June-August from 5-9pm

Location: On 2nd block of North Whittaker Street, both sides, New Buffalo, MI

Phone: 888-660-6222.

In downtown New Buffalo with over 40 classic and vintage cars on display.  Free to the public, pet and child friendly.  Car owners: Free to join, no prior sign up needed.

Website: www.newbuffalo.org


Le Tour de Shore 

Organized by: Le Tour de Shore Cycling Club

2-day recreational charity bike ride from Millennium Park, Chicago, IL to the Indiana Dunes, (55 miles); and then, on day 2, to City Beach, New Buffalo, MI (45 miles). Explore dedicated lakefront and dune land, bike paths, and scenic Harbor Country secondary roads.

New Buffalo is a hosting spot for rest, water and food. 

Date:  Saturday June 16, 2018 - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (in New Buffalo)

Website:  http://www.letourdeshore.com/

Independence Day Celebration

When:  June 29 through July 4th

The week is filled with surf demos, fireworks/symphony (July 3rd), entertainment, family activites and more.  Free to the public, restrooms available.  See NBBA website for more information.

Location: New Buffalo Lakefront/Lions Pavilion 

Organized by: NBBA

Website: www.newbuffalo.org

2017 Events


Youth Fishing Tournament

Organized by Michiana Steelheaders

Captains meeting/boats depart  - 6:00am

Awards & Picnic at Lions Pavilian - 2pm - 4pm

Three Oaks Flag DayThree Oaks Flag Day Celebration

Organized by: Three Oaks Flag Day Committee

Location: Downtown Three Oaks

Annually: Sunday/Flag Day


Music in the ParkThree Oaks Music in the Park

Organized by: Harbor Arts

Location: Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks

Annually: Saturdays after Flag Day up to Labor Day

Event start time: 6:30 PM



Three Oaks Theater FestivalThree Oaks Theater Festival

Organized by: Harbor Arts

Location: Downtown Three Oaks

Annually: July Saturdays


NBYCNBYC Corn and Sausage Roast

Organized by: New Buffalo Yacht Club

Location: NBYC, 500 W. Water St., New Buffalo

Annually: First Saturday in August


Ship & Shore Festival

When:  Friday, August 11 - 5:00pm-11:00pm; Saturday, August 12 - 10:00am-midnight; Sunday, August 13 - 9:00am-7:00pm.  

Location: Downtown

N. Whittaker Street closes down to traffic but opens to art/craft vendors, food, kids' activities, great beer, wine, 5k and non-stop life music!  Pancake breakfast at the firehouse on Sunday.  $5.00 entry fee at the beer tent. See NBBA website for more information.

Website: www.newbuffalo.org


 Ship and Shore - ice cream contest


Michigan's Longest Garage Sale

Organized by: U.S. 12 Heritage Trail Council

Location: All of U.S. Route 12

Annually: Second Weekend in August



HarbertUmbrellas of Harbert

Organized by: Harbert Business Association

Location: Harbert

Annually: Third Saturday of August


Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow

Celebrating the Huckleberry Harvest

Organized by: Pokagon Band

Location: Rodgers Lake, Dowagiac

Annually: Labor Day Weekend


Greek FestSt. Paraskevi Greek Festival

Organized by: St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church

Location: American Hellenic Center, 17760 Behner Rd, NB

Annually: Labor Day Weekend


Lorie's Lakeside Century Bike Ride

When:  September 16, 2017 

Time:  9am to 2pm

Organized by Valparaiso Family YMCA

Charity Bicycle ride for chronic disease programs

Location: Starts in Chesterton - stop at Lion's Park Pavilion


ACCApple Cider Century Bike Tour

When:  Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time:  9am to 4pm

Organized by: Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club

Location: Harbor County - food/rest stop at Oselka Park

New Buffalo Harvest and Wine Fest

Organized by: New Buffalo Business Association

Location: Lions Pavilion Park

Annually: Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend

This year: Saturday, October 7, 2017 - noon to 9:00pm

One day event boasts all-day live music and the best wines from several local vineyards along with several craft beers, all under one roof!  Unique craft exhibitors and a 5k round out this annual event.  Rain or shine, the event is tented! $5.00 admission per adult at the gate, kids under 12 are free.  See NBBA website for more information. 

Website: www.newbuffalo.org


Harvest Fest

35th Annual Arts & Crafts Show 

Organized by:  New Buffalo Service League

Location:  New Buffalo High School Gymnasium

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Over 100 Outstanding Craft Booths, Food & Bake Sale, $1.00 admission charge

For Information please call:  269-469-1364

WurstfestWurstfest: A celebration of Drier's 100 Years

Organized by: Three Oaks

Location: Downtown Three Oaks

Annually: Third Saturday of October



NB Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat

Organized by: NB Halloween Committee

Location: Mechanic from Thompson to Harrison in NB

Annually: Sunday before Halloween, October 31


Parade:   1:45 pm (approx.)  start at 100 Block of N. Thompson, down Merchant Street and ending at Fire Department.

Trick or Treat:  2:30-4:30 pm



Santa ParadeSanta Parade and Tree Lighting

Organized by: New Buffalo Business Association

Location: Downtown New Buffalo

Annually: Saturday after Thanksgiving

This year:



New Buffalo Winter Fest - stay tuned

Organized by: New Buffalo Business Association

Location: Downtown New Buffalo

Annually: First weekend in February

Bev's Second Season Ball - stay tuned

Organized by: New Buffalo Business Association

Location: Silver Creek at Four Winds Resort

Annually: First Saturday in February



Harbor Country Chocolate ClassicHarbor Country Chocolate Classic-stay tuned

Organized by: Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce

Location: Harbor Country

Annually: February


Winter Fest





Music and Theater at the Acorn

Music and Theater at the Acorn 


Cinema at the Vickers

Vickers Theater Vickers balcony


This page last updated on 4/18/2018.

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