2018 Events have not been finalized.  Here is a listing of last years events.  Please stay tuned for updates.

2017 Events

Michigan Shores Mini Charity, Run for Cancer Society

When:  Sunday, May 7, 2017

Where: Start and end by Lions Pavilion. 

A running event to raise money for various charities.  

St. Mary's Fest

St. Mary of the Lake Family Festival

When:  May 25th- 29th, 2017  

St. Mary of the Lake Parish Community & School hosts the Annual St. Mary’s Family Festival over Memorial Day Weekend in New Buffalo!  A week of raffles, silent auctions, food, beer tent with live bands, midway games, and carnival rides to kick off Summer in New Buffalo!  Fun for all ages and perfect for all families and visitors!  Purchase a Ride Bracelet on our website for $18.  Price goes up to $25 after May 25th!  

Visit website www.stmaryofthelakeschool.com for more details

Memorial Day Parade

When:  Monday, May 29, 2017

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 the parade kicking off at 10:00 am.


NBBA Wednesday Car Cruise

Organized by: NBBA

When: 1st Wednesday of each month between June-August from 6-8 or 9pm

Location: On N. Whittaker between Merchant and Mechanic, 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


New Buffalo Farmers Market

Organized by:  NBBA

When:   Every Thursday night starting June 1st to September 7th.

Location: East Merchant Street Between Whittaker (after Bank Drive-Thru) & Thompson, N. Thompson between Merchant & Mechanic

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

Free to the public, ATM on site, Public bathrooms

Website:  www.newbuffalo.org

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


Independence Day Celebration

When:  June 29 through July 4th

The week is filled with surf demos, 5k run, 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

Organized by: NBBA

Website: www.newbuffalo.org


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


HalloweenNB 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 1/19/2018.

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