NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL & VISITORS GUIDE

New Buffalo: Events Calendar

Every weekend in New Buffalo holds the opportunity for something new. We host a variety of special events throughout the year — from street festivals and blockbuster art shows to fireworks on the water and exciting sports like Great Lakes surfing.

(All Times are Eastern Standard)

See our Nightlife & Entertainment Listings for more to do while visiting New Buffalo, Michigan.

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Annual Events


    • Open-Air European Farmers Market
    May 20 - Oct 8, 2017: Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road in New Buffalo (Skip's Restaurant Parking Lot). The market is the place for everything natural and created by artisans: produce, fresh-cut restaurant-grade steaks, art, jewelry, photography, breads, pastries, coffees, lattes, smoothies, concrete garden art, clothing, candles, soaps, flowers and so much more.

    • Thursday Night Farmers Market
    June 1, 2017 thru September 7, 2017: Every Thursday night (4pm - 8pm / weather permitting) enjoy the Farmers Market offering different vendors each week including: produce, meats/seafood, artisan cheeses, baked goods/desserts, artists, crafts, food vendors, clothing, antiques, services, and live entertainment (5-7pm). Featuring food trucks for Thursday night dinners too! Free to the public, ATM on-site, and public restrooms available.

    • Music in the Park
    June 14 - September 13, 2017: Every Wednesday evening, live music featuring local and nearby talent at the Band shell in the New Buffalo Township Memorial Park - 17425 Red Arrow Hwy. Discounted food from local vendors/restaurants available starting at 6:30pm (cash only). Music @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm (EST). A splash pad available for children, and bocce ball 7#150; for any age. Seating available but lawn chairs/blankets welcome. The park is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and a pet-free environment. Limited parking.

    performers and food providers are: June 14 - Blue Ice (Villa Nova Pizza); June 21 - Jackson Band (Rios); June 28 - Generation Gap (Lakehouse Pub); July 5 - Brence Jackson; July 12 - The Snyders (Marios); July 19 - Gerry Hundt Trio; July 26 - Keith Scott Blues Experience (Buffalo Bills); Aug. 2 - Andrew Fisher Quartet (Daves); Aug. 9 - Johnny Jackson & Co. (Song); Aug. 16 - In Like Flynn; Aug. 23 - Chester Brown; Aug. 30 - High Life; Sept. 6 - Sypian Family Band; Sept. 13 - Open Mic with Generation Gap (Mildas).


    • Apple Cider Century Bicycle Tour
    September 24, 2016 Nationally recognized recreational 25, 50, 75 and 100-mile bicycle tour in neighboring Three Oaks, Michigan. Safe fun time for all participants. Advance registration is required by calling (269) 756-3361

    • Harvest & Wine Festival
    October 7, 2017: In celebration of the harvest in Southwest Michigan, this 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! Local food vendors, horse drawn hayrides through New Buffalo, kid’s art activities and unique craft exhibitors round out this annual event. Come rain or shine, the event is tented so you can come out and stay all day! $5 admission per adult at the gate, kids under 12 are free! Noon - 10pm.

    • Harvest Days Chili Cook-off
    October 8, 2017: Annual Harvest Days Chili Cook-off @ corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road in New Buffalo (Skip's Restaurant) from 1-5pm. The Chili Cook-off will feature some hot competition this year when 11 teams prepare their best chili, hoping to win the coveted Best Chili Award.

    This is the last day for Skip's outdoor Farmers Market. The market will remain open during the chili cook-off, which opens to the public at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. - or whenever the chili runs out. There is a $10 entrance fee to the cook-off; children 6 to 12 are half price and children under 6 are free. For more information about the cook-off, call Skip’s at (269) 469-3341.


    • Fall Arts & Crafts Show
    October 21, 2017: More than 90 arts and crafts booths, baked goodies and luncheon foods will be for sale from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. A great place to get a jump on the holidays. Located at New Buffalo High School Gym. Food and bake sale available. Sponsored by the New Buffalo Service League. Admission: $1. Call (269)469-1364 for more information.


Special Events


    • Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers
    August 26, 2017: Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center. Show time: 9 p.m. Eastern. Ticket prices start at $89 plus applicable fees and are exclusively available through the Ticketmaster.

    • The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza
    September 1, 2017: The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza: “A Floydian Spectacle” will perform at the Silver Creek® Event Center. Showtime: 9 p.m. Ticket prices for the show start at $20 plus applicable fees and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster®.

    • Theresa Caputo
    September 2 & 3, 2017: Theresa Caputo will make a stop at the Silver Creek Event Center. Show time: 9 p.m. Eastern. Ticket prices start at $100 plus applicable fees and are exclusively available through the Ticketmaster. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

    • Huey Lewis & The News
    September 8, 2016: Huey Lewis & The News will perform the Silver Creek® Event Center. Show time: 9 p.m. Eastern. Ticket prices start at $70 plus applicable fees and are exclusively available through the Ticketmaster.

    • ZZ Top
    September 22, 2017: ZZ Top will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center. Showtime 9 p.m. Ticket prices for the show start at $65 plus applicable fees and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster.

    • Hairball - the Band
    September 29, 2017: Hairball—The Band will perform at the Silver Creek® Event Center. Showtime is 9 p.m. (EST). All tickets for the show are $20 plus applicable fees and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster.

    • Boz Scaggs
    October 6, 2017: Boz Scaggs will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center. Show time: 9 p.m. Eastern. Ticket prices start at $39 plus applicable fees and are exclusively available through the Ticketmaster.

    • Graham Nash
    Oct 13, 2017: Graham Nash will perform the Silver Creek® Event Center. Showtime is 9 p.m.(EST) Ticket prices for the concert start at $39 plus applicable fees and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster.

    • Warrant and Winger
    Oct 20, 2017: Warrant and Winger will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center. Showtime: 9 p.m.(EST). Tickets are sold exclusively through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices start at $39 plus applicable fees.

    • Jonny Lang
    January 12, 2018: Jonny Lang will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center. Showtime 9 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35 plus applicable fees and re available exclusively through Ticketmaster.


Community Notes


    • Goodwill Donation Center
    Goodwill of Southwest Michigan operates a donation center at 601 West Buffalo Street.

    Drop off/Collection Hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:30PM to 5:30PM
    Tuesday, Thursday: Closed
    Saturday-Sunday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM


    • Farmer's Market
    Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May - October bringing a complete array of fresh produce from local farms! Located at 910 W Buffalo St (Next to Promeny Café | Across from Rios)


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