Sunsets, Blueberries, Festivals & Fireworks

Life can come at you so fast that sunrises blur into sunsets before you have time to notice. But not at the Carriage House. Life slows down for our guests in friendly South Haven. Each night, vivid oranges, reds, and yellows of the setting sun, glow in contrast to an endless horizon of crystal blue water. Every sunset we see, stirs something within us. And when we look back at them, we relive the memories.

 


JULY

AUGUST

July 1 • Music in the Park,
Wicks Park, Saugatuck 7-9pm

July 1 • Farmers Market, downtown

July 1 - Aug 5 • Jewish Resort Era Driving Tour

July 1-26 • NOW! Sculpture,
Center for the Arts

July 1-26 • “Hair at the  Shore”,
artwork using hair clippings
Center for the Arts

 

Aug 1 • Farmer’s Market, downtown South Haven

Aug 1 • Vintage Baseball Game, South Haven

Aug 1 • Blues in the Vineyard, bring a picnic or buy some BBQ and wine, Fenn Valley Winery, 4-8pm

Aug 1 • Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Festival

Aug 1 • Jack Tabler, What Not Inn

Aug 1-2 • Docent Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Saugatuck, 2pm, $5

Planning to enjoy dinner at the popular Tello's or Hawkshead restaurants?
Looking forward to an in-room massage?
How about Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered to your room?

These amenities fill quickly! Call or email us
and let us make reservations for you today!

269-639-2161 or innkeeper@carriagehouseharbor.com

July 1-19 • The Full Monty,
Mason Street Warehouse

July 2 • Riverfront Concert, Riverfront Park

July 3-4 • J.R. Clark, modern and classic blues
Curve Inn, 9:30

July 3-5 • Porsche Club of America
GingerMan Raceway

July 4 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 4 • 4th of July Parade 

July 4 • Invitational Fine Arts Fair,
Cook Park, Saugatuck 10-5pm

July 4 • Entourage, What Not Inn 7-11pm

July 5 • Light Up the Lake Fireworks

July 5 • Summer Fine Art Fair 10-5pm

July 5 • Entyce, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

July 7 • John Jorgenson Quintet,
Foundry Hall 7:30pm

July 8 • Hymn For Her Alison Lewis Band
Foundry Hall, 8PM

July 8 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 1-2 • Porsche Club of America,
GingerMan Raceway

Aug 1 - Aug 6 • “Hair at the  Shore”,
artwork using hair clippings Center for the Arts

Aug 1-Sept 6 • Dog Days of Summer, 3-D Exhibit
Center for the Arts

Aug 1-5 • Jewish Resort Era Driving Tour

Aug 1-9 • Pump Boys and Dinettes,
Mason Street Warehouse

Aug 1-10 • Saugatuck Dunes Art Exhibit, SCA

Aug 2 • Tim Johnson Trio, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

Aug 2 • Performing Arts in the Vineyard
Classic guitar & flute 2:30-4:30pm
Fenn Valley Winery (Free)

Aug 5 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 5 • Music in the Park,
Wicks Park, Saugatuck 7-9pm

Aug 6 • Riverfront Concert, Riverfront Park

Aug 6-9 • National Blueberry Festival 

Aug 8 • Entourage, What Not Inn, 7-11pm


Pursue Blue

Its no wonder South Haven celebrates blueberries with such energy - we are the Blueberry Capital of the World. Check out all the festivities. www.blueberryfestival.com

Improve your memory, balance, and coordination. Blueberries are considered a super food. Eat lots to help retard many degenerative diseases.

Want the absolute freshest berries? –Head to a U-Pick farm. A list with directions is available at the inn.


Carriage House
Blueberry Salsa Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups halved blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and chopped * to taste
  • salt and red pepper flakes, to taste
Mix and serve with tortilla chips

 

Choose an interesting location  – You can just walk across the street, down to the lighthouse, or head to Monroe Park, one of our favorite spots.

Find a foreground - A shot of a fiery sky all by itself isn’t half as exciting as a sailboat silhouetted in front of that sky. So find an interesting outline set against the sky or reflecting water. Possibly a tree, even just a branch, people can add depth and a sense of scale.

Get there early – You never know when the best and most beautiful light is going to happen. Usually in a one-minute window, which can be anytime within 15 minutes before or 25 minutes after sunset.

Wait around – Sometimes the most spectacular lighting happens a short while after the sun has set (afterglow).

Clouds are magic to sunsets – The way the light beams through, or reflects off these changing formations is wonderful. Low clouds look powerful and foreboding. Since they are lower, they light up the sky about 10 minutes after sunset, as long as it is clear over the horizon. High wispy clouds are graceful and delicate and light up the sky 30 minutes after sunset.


For more in depth information on
photographing sunsets
Click Here.

JULY

AUGUST

July 8 • Music in the Park,
Wicks Park, Saugatuck, 7-9pm

July 9 • Riverfront Concert, Riverfront Park

July 10 • Hardline Drive with the "Jazzman"
Foundry Hall 7:30pm

July 10-11 • Frank & Joyce's Outcast Blues,
Curve Inn, 9:30pm

July 11 • Jill Jack, Foundry Hall, 7:30pm, $7

July 11 • 4th Annual Dingy Parade, 6pm

July 11 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 11 • South Haven Garden Club Walk
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

July 11 • Vintage Baseball Game,
Douglas 2pm

July 11 • Diego, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

July 11-12 • Sports Car Club of America
GingerMan Raceway

July 12 • Mary Rademacher, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

July 14 • History of South Haven Slide Program,
very popular

July 14 • West Michigan Drum Circle
Felt Mansion 6:30-8 pm

July 15 • Music in the Park
Wicks Park, Saugatuck

July 15 • Carrie Elkin, Foundry Hall, 8pm

July 16 • Douglas Social
5:30-9pm, music, food and drink

July 16 • Riverfront Concert, Riverfront Park

July 17 • Goldmine Pickers, Foundry Hall, 7:30pm

July 17-18 • Whiskey Bent, southern rock
Curve Inn 9:30pm

July 18 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 18 • Merrytime Festival & Fish Boil
Maritime Museum, live music and great food 5-8pm $25

July 18 • Lakeshore Allstar Blues Band,
What Not Inn

July 19 • “That Felt Good” Bluegrass Festival, reunion gig by Cabbage Crik, Felt Mansion

July 19 • Michael Holmes Trio, 7-11pm
What Not Inn

July 22 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 22 • Music in the Park,
Wicks Park, Saugatuck 7-9pm

July 23 Riverfront Concert, Riverside Park 

July 24 • Younce Guitar Duo,
Foundry Hall 7:30pm

July 24-Aug 9 • Pump Boys and Dinettes,
Mason Street Warehouse

July 24-July 26 • Venetian Festival,
Saugatuck ]www.saugatuckvenetianfestival.com

July 25 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 25 • Lakeshore Harvest Country Farm Fest,
u-pick, cider and wine tasting, fruit harvest demo’s,
quilt trail       

July 25 • Village Square Art and Fine Crafts Fair, Saugatuck 10-5pm

July 25 • Harry Lucas & The Lowdown Blues Band, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

July 26 • Allegan Antique Market,
400 exhibitors 8-4pm

July 26 • Vintage Baseball Game,
Benton Harbor, 2pm

July 26 • Christy G, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

July 29 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

July 31-Sept 6 • Dog Days of Summer, 3-D Exhibit
Center for the Arts

July 31- Aug 1 •  Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Festival
www.s-djazz.com

Aug 8 • Farmers' Market, downtown

Aug 9 • Mary Rademacher,
What Not Inn

Aug 9 • Performing Arts in the Vineyard
Fenn Valley Winery, 2:30-4:30pm

Aug 11 • West Michigan Drum Circle
Felt Museum 6:30-8pm

Aug 12 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 12 • Music in the Park,
Wicks Park, Saugatuck • 7-9pm

Aug 13 • Riverfront Concert,
Riverfront Park

Aug 13 • Douglas Social, 5:30-9pm

Aug 14 • The Hard Lessons
Foundry Hall, 7:30pm, $8

Aug 14-16 • Porsche Club of America,
Gingerman Raceway

Aug 14-30 • To be announced
Mason Street Warehouse

Aug 15 • Christy G, What Not Inn, 7-11pm

Aug 15 • Harbor Walk & Wine Tasting
at Historical Home on the Lake

Aug 15 • Lipbone Redding & Orchestra
Foundry Hall, 7:30pm

Aug 16 • Michael Holmes Trio
What Not Inn, 7-11pm

Aug 16 • Performing Arts in the Vineyard,
Blues, Fenn Valley Winery (Free), 2:30-4:30pm

Aug 18 • History of South Haven Slide Program, Historical Society

Aug 19 • Music in the Park
Wicks Park, Saugatuck 7-9pm

Aug 19 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 20 • Riverfront Concert,
Riverfront Park

Aug 20 • Saugatuck Sidewalk Sale
9AM-5PM

Aug 20 • Taste of Douglas

Aug 20 • Douglas Sidewalk Sale
9-5pm

Aug 22 • Aston Martin of Troy,
Gingerman Raceway

Aug 22 • Kraig Kenning, Foundry Hall, 7:30pm, $10

Aug 22 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 22 • Diego, What Not Inn


Aug 23
Edye Evans Hyde,

What Not Inn  

She has been performing jazz, blues, and pop music for over 20 years. She has appeared with Pop singer Michael Bolton and music icon Ray Charles. L.A. Jazz Scene says “Edye Is a strong singer with a Sarah Vaughn influence." This girl can sing!


Aug 23 • Performing Arts in the Vineyard, Acoustic of many styles, 2:30-4:30 Fenn Valley Winery (free)

Aug 26 • Farmer’s Market, downtown

Aug 26 • Music in the Park
Wicks Park, Saugatuck 7-9pm

Aug 27 • Riverfront Concert, Riverfront Park

Aug 28 • Bill Bynum & Co., Foundry Hall, 7:30pm, $7

Aug 29 • Farmer's Market, downtown

Aug 29 • Harry Lucas & The Low Down Blues Band
What Not Inn, 7-11pm

Aug 30 • Allegan Antique Market
400 exhibitors, 8-4pm



118 Woodman Street
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 639-2161

 

www.CarriageHouseHarbor.com
innkeeper@carriagehouseharbor.com

 

"Have the barefoot spirit all summer,
Don't forget to wiggle your toes
in the sand"
~ Suzanne & David