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Indian Summer and Holiday Happenings ...

SEPTEMBER

September 11  65 Roses Garden Party Coloma
September 15  Muskegon Rotary Grape Escape   Muskegon
September 16   Gazebo Band Concert Wicks Park 7:30 pm September 16~18 Civil War Heritage Festival and Historic Homes Tour  Battle Reenactments, Riverfire  Saugatuck Historical Society
September 17  Mt. Baldhead Challenge  1K, 5K, & 15K
September 17  Douglas Dutchers Baseball Game  Beery Field  4 pm
September 17  Water Color Classes 
Water Street Gallery
September 17  Harvest Moon Steak Fry  Domaine Berrien Cellars
September 20  1st Day of Autumn
September 24    Douglas Dutchers Baseball Game  Beery Field  1 pm
September 24 & 25   White Winemaking Classes   Round Barn Winery
September 25 Allegan County Antique Market 400 Exhibitors  7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Weekly Events

Saugatuck Green Market

Midnight Madness ~
   Khnemu Pottery Gallery

Weekend Winery Tours ~
   Fenn Valley

Crane's Corn Maze ~
   Crane's Orchards




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OCTOBER

October 1 & 2  16th Annual Blue Coast Artistís Fall Tour of Blue Star Studios Wine and Cheese Receptions 10 am - 6 pm
October 8 Douglas Octoberfest  Beer, brats, and a band  Downtown Douglas 6 - 9 pm
October 8 Jazz Concert  Lady Sings the Blues   Kirsten Gustafson and  The Dick Reynolds Trio Saugatuck Woman's Club
October 8 ~ November 3 Exploring Light and Color  Opening Reception  Water Street Gallery
October 8  Arts & Crafts Extravaganza Over 200 Exhibitors ~ Allegan County Fairgrounds
October 8 & 9   Gallery Stroll Open House at all the Galleries and Studios in Saugatuck & Douglas - Many have Wine & Cheese Receptions10 am - 5 pm
October 8 & 9   Red Winemaking Classes Round Barn Winery
October 14 Poetry Reading by Heather Sears  2 pm Saugatuck Woman's Club
October 15  Chamber Music Festival Fund Raiser  Joyce Petter  Gallery
October 15   Glass Workshop by Denise Lisiecki   9 am - 5 pm Water Street Gallery
October 15   Harvest Winemaker Dinner Warner Vineyards
October 28 Harvest Wine Makers Dinner  Fenn Valley Winery   6:30 pm  Cellar Tour, Champagne Reception, followed by a five course meal  Reservations
October 28 & 29   Stuffed Grape Leaves and Pot Roast
starring Mary Ann Curtis 7:30 pm Saugatuck Woman's Club
October 29 Halloween Festival Childrenís Parade 4 pm  followed by Legend of Sleepy Hollow 10 am - 5 pm  Village Square
October 29   Halloween
Celebration and Adult Parade
10 pm  Downtown Douglas
October 29   Halloween Mystery Dinner Round Barn Winery  

NOVEMBER

November 4 Art a la Carte Food
Still Lifes & Restaurateurs
Water Street Gallery
November 5 Distillation Day   Round Barn Winery
November 11 Art a la Carte Food Still Lifes & Restaurateurs   Water Street Gallery
November 11~12 Kenyan Artist Stephen Njenga Amazwi Contemporary Art
November 12 Holiday Winemakerís Dinner   Warner Vineyards
November 12 & 13 Holiday Cheer  Southwest Michigan Wine Trail
November 14~20  Childrenís Film Festival Saugatuck Center for the Arts
November 18 Art a la Carte   Food Still Lifes & Restaurateurs   Water Street Gallery
November 19  Night Before Christmas Saugatuck Open House
November 20  Douglas Holiday Preview Shopping Spree 6  - 9 pm
November 24 Thanksgiving
November 25 Art a la Carte  
Food Still Lifes & Restaurateurs   Water Street Gallery
November 25~27 Blue Coast Artist Studio Open House Wine & Cheese Reception 10 am - 6 pm
November 26 Sparkle 2005  Saugatuck lighting of our million lights 7 pm  Wickís Park Gazebo 

December

December 2 & 3 Holiday Tables & Trees  Decorated Trees at Saugatuck Center for the Arts
December 3 Christmas Parade  Saugatuck 1 pm
December 3~18  Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides  Saugatuck  noon - 9 pm
December 9~18 A Christmas Carol  Dickens Classic Christmas Tale Saugatuck Center for the Arts
December 10  Wassail Bowl  Water Street Gallery
December 31  New Yearís Eve Gala Fireworks at Midnight


Remember our calendar doesn't stop here! Saugatuck and Douglas are wonderfully mild as Indian Summer becomes Fall. Then the magic of the Holidays descends ... creating an old fashioned Christmas card with twinkling lights, Dickens, horse drawn carriages and fireworks for New Year!! Be sure to make your Fall and Holiday reservations at the Inn soon ... www.wickwoodinn.com
 

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