Saugatuck, Michigan



                   A Tall Ship at Sunset in Saugatuck August 23, 2010*    

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary!
                                                                          --- Paulo Coelho




Chihuly: New Eden
 Meijer Gardens
Through September 31

Not to be missed, this Dale Chihuly exhibit will feature the chandeliers, glass towers up to 30 feet high, floating spheres, reeds rising from the earth, the sun, the moon and a rowboat full of glass installed outdoors at 15 Meijer Gardens sites. These sculptures have thrilled audiences around the world and now are here!

September 1-October 4 A Passion for Painting Exhibit at The SCA
September/October Apple Picking Time, Cranes Orchard
September 1 Music in Wick’s Park, Saugatuck, Delilah DeWylde
September 1- October 31 Chihuly: a New Eden at Meijer Gardens Sculpture Gardens
September 1-8 “American Road Trip”
, Water Street Gallery
September 1-28 “Endangered”, Khnemu Studio
September 3 & 4 1960’s Tribute Sing-a-Long
, Red Barn Theater
September 3 Hein, Hughes & Allison sing folk/blues, Salt of the Earth
September 4 & 5 Heirloom Tomatoes Tasting, Meijer Gardens
September 4 Chantal Chamberland sings, SCA

Meijer Gardens

• Sep 1-Oct 31 Chihuly: A New Eden
• Sep 4-5 Heirloom Tomatoes Tasting
• Sep 11-12 Fall Rose Show
• Sep 17-Oct 31 Colorfall Spotlight on Chrysanthemums
• Sep 22 Twenty Two Artists For Art Prize
• Sep 26 The Horse Lecture by Deborah Butterfield
• Oct 2-3 Herb Festival
• Oct 16-17 Prodigious Pumpkins
• Oct 16-17 Fall Bonsai Show

September 5 Joe Foster, folk singer at Salt of the Earth
September 4 Christy G sings at The What Not
September 5 Diego sings at The What Not
September 6 Annual Bridge Walk, The Blue Start Bridge
September 6 Book Sale, Well Read Bookstore, Douglas
September 7 Fiddler on The Roof, Red Barn Theater
September 8 & 9 Gallery Stroll in Saugatuck/Douglas
September 9 For Whom The Bell Tolls
, Saugatuck/Douglas Library
September 9 Rosh Hashanah
September 10 Maxwell Smart sings the blues at Salt of the Earth
September 10-12 Rock The Felt, band concerts at Felt Mansion
September 10-12 Amber Beads, by playwright Pearl Kastran Ahnen, Red Barn Theater
September 11 Wine Tasting & Art Stroll, Douglas

September 11 Big Fish Name Party, Rubinkam Gallery

September 11 Street Party for “Coolest Small Town in America”, Saugatuck
September 11 Mount Baldhead Challenge
September 11 & 12 Fall Rose Show
, Meijer Gardens
September 11-30 “Take 10”
, Water Street Gallery
September 11 Entourage sings at The What Not
September 12  Lakeshore Chorus Debuts at The SCA
September 12 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not
September 14 Writing Class with Wade Rouse, SCA
September 14 High Noon, Red Barn Theater
September 14 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
September 15 A Passion for Poetry, Linda Nemez Foster, SCA
September 16 A Passion for Painting, Kutzel/Schmiechen, SCA September 17-October 31 Colorfall Spotlight on Chrysanthemums, Meijer Gardens Sculpture Garden
September 17 Brown & Gitchell sing country at Salt of the Earth
September 17 Nobody’s Darlin’, All Girl Band, Red Barn Theater
September 18 Yom Kippur
September 18 “Inspired by Place” Saugatuck/ Douglas Heritage Festival
September 18 Clothesline Art Show, Local Artists
, Wick’s Park

Art Show photo from the archives

September 18 Jimmy Dillon and the Werewolves, SCA
September 18 Tony Reynolds sings at The What Not
September 19 Entyce sings at The What Not
September 21 Gypsy, Red Barn Theater
September 21 Writing Children’s Books, Wendy Colsen, SCA
September 22-October 10- ARTPRIZE, World’s Largest Art Exhibit, Grand Rapids
September 22 Twenty Two Artists For Art Prize at Meijer Gardens
September 23 Saratoga Trunk Show, Saugatuck/Douglas Library
September 24 Who Hit John?, bluegrass at Salt of the Earth
September 25 Blue Star Harvest Festival with music all day, Saugatuck Brewing Company
September 25 Diego & Soulz of Rhythm swing at The Red Barn
September 25 Write Where You Are, Alison Swan, SCA
September 26 The Horse Lecture by Deborah Butterfield, Meijer Gardens
September 26 Allegan Antique Market
September 28 The Mechanics of Getting a Book Published
, Wade Rouse, SCA
September 28 Moby Dick, Red Barn Theater
September 30 The Journey of Creating A Chorus Line, SCA

September 30 & Oct 1 Great Performance Series, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Knickerbocker


A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers opens June 11.
Every Friday until mid October
 8 AM - 2 PM and Every Monday July 6 - August 31  3 PM - 7 PM


Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Sept 4 - Chantal Chamberland

Sept 12 - Lakeshore Community Chorus

Sept 18 - Jimmy Dillon and the Werewolves

Oct 9 - The Wailin Jennys

Oct 12 - An Evening with Joan Baez



Joan Baez Sings at the SCA October 12, 2010

After putting herself on the line during her fifty year folk music career, this iconic heroine comes to Saugatuck in her only Michigan concert this year. Her songs “Forever Young”, “Diamonds & Rust,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, and Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind” influenced a generation. This will be a night to remember!

October 1 Hawks & Owls, sing old timers, Salt of the Earth
October 2 Octoberfest, Douglas
October 2 & 3 Herb Festival, Meijer Gardens
October 2 & 3 Annual Blue Coast Artist Fall Tour
October 3 Anne Hills
, folk singer at Salt of the Earth
October 7 Gaslight, Saugatuck/
Douglas Library
October 8 Great Performance, Hot 8 Brass Band
October 8 Red Tail Ring
sing folk at Salt of the Earth

Saturday, September18
Featuring a once-in-a-century guided tour of the Ox-Bow School of Art

An unforgettable day at Ox-Bow, a century after Frederick Fursman and Walter Marshall Clute, artists from the Art Institute of Chicago, gazed across the Kalamazoo River and envisioned a natural artist's respite from the noise and havoc of a newly industrialized America. sdhistoricalsociety.org

October 8-10 Goose Festival, Fennville
October 9 Wailin Jennys sing at the SCA
October 9 & 10 James Brandess Gallery Stroll Reception October 9 Michael Holmes croons at The Red Barn Theater
October 9-31 Intuitions at The Water Street Gallery
October 9 & 10 Ninth Annual Road Rally, Allegan Countryside
October 9 & 10 33rd Annual Gallery Stroll Weekend, Saugatuck/Douglas
October 10 Annual Chili Cook-off, Saugatuck
October 12 Grammy Award Winning, Joan Baez sings at the SCA

September 10-12
The Felt Estate

An outdoor concert weekend featuring over 15 bands including Pop Evil, The Guess Who, The Envy League, Richy Nixx, and more than a dozen restaurants, breweries, wineries with music on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Fireworks will top off Saturday’s concert.

October 12 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
October 14 Visiting Writers Series, Cristina Garcia
October 15 Wilkinson & Brown
sing country/folk at Salt of the Earth
October 16 & 17 Prodigious Pumpkins at Meijer Gardens
October 16 Fall Funfest Day, Saugatuck
October 16 & 17 Fall Bonsai Show, Meijer Gardens
October 16 & 17 Flora & Fauna, Khnemu Studio
October 17 Nelson, Rose sings at Salt of the Earth
October 21 Spellbound, Saugatuck/Douglas Library
October 26 Star of Saugatuck’s last cruise of the season
October 29 Molinari & Bittinger
sing folk at Salt of the Earth
October 30-31 HALLOWEEN WEEKEND Parades at 4pm Saugatuck/ Adult Parade, 10pm Douglas

Holiday Time
in Saugatuck
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Winter Weekend Cooking Classes


The Red Barn

September 3 & 4 1960’s Tribute Sing-a-Long.

September 10-12 Amber Beads, by playwright Pearl Kastran Ahnen

September 17 Nobody’s Darlin’, All Girl Band

September 25 Diego & Soulz of Rhythm

October 9 Michael Holmes croons

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Writers Block Series

Sept 14 Wade Rouse
Experienced Writing Class: Facing Your Fear and Finding Your Voice”

Sept 15 Linda Nemec Foster
A Passion for Poetry

Sept 16 Ken Kutzel & Jim Schmiechen
A Passion for Painting - Artists Discovered!

Sept 21 & 23 Wendy Colsen
Children's Picture Books

Sept 25 Alison Swan
"Write Where You Are"

Sept 28 Wade Rouse
Finding an Agent: How to Write a Query Letter, Secure a Literary Agent, Market Yourself & Work with a Major Publisher

The Museum is open weekends from Noon to 4 pm thru the end of October.




September 22- October 10

The World’s largest art prize with over 1700 artists competing for $500,000 in awards in venues all over Grand Rapids is not to be missed! It is a wonder! Yet, to truly enjoy this 2nd annual event, it’s best to enjoy it in small doses. We invite you to stay in Saugatuck and view it over three or four days during our Indian Summer. A feast for the eyes as well as the soul and a memory forever.


Crane's Cider Mill
Apple Picking at Cranes

Time to visit Crane Orchards to “pick your own” apples! Then go to their Pie Pantry for terrific soups, homemade pies, cider and cider doughnuts. In the orchard are, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Ida Red, Empire Golden, and Cortlands. They are great for apple pies, applesauce, cobblers, crisps, strudels, and cider. It’s a fine time of year and we live smack in the center of Michigan’s Fruit Belt with orchards all around us.


The Arts at

Sept 17 Second City Comedy

Oct 8 New Orleans' Own Hot 8 Brass Band, Dimnent Chapel

Vibrant engaging, "the New Yorker" describes this ensemble as "defiant swing."

Oct 14 Cristina Garcia, Knickerbocker Theatre

The author of five novels including Dreaming in Cuban, which was nominated for the National Book Award.

Nov 19 Carlos Pérez, Classical Guitarist, Knickerbocker Theatre


Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Through October 4

This remarkable exhibition showcases works by painters both known and unknown who fell in love with the communities of Saugatuck and Douglas and made them (the dunes, water, forest, buildings, and boats) their studio.


Halloween Weekend
October 30-31

October 30
Halloween Arts & Crafts Festival
4pm Saugatuck Halloween Parade
10pm Douglas Late Evening Halloween Parade and Party, Post party at The Dunes


Saugatuck Brewing Company

Blue Star Harvest Festival September 25 at the Saugatuck Brewing Company

An all day celebration of great beer, great food and great music featuring over ten bands making music for twelve hours. The Saugatuck Brewing Company.
Visit saugatuckbrewing.com



Great Food & Music

The food at Salt is terrific, masterminded by Chef Mathew Pietsch. It is all locally sourced and creatively executed. Mostly it’s delicious. It’s topped off with the best local, regional and national music every Friday and Sunday. The range covers folk, blues, country, bluegrass, fusion, and often features songwriters singing their own songs. Salt is a very special experience. saltoftheearthfennville.com



Holidays 2010 at
Wickwood Inn
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November 12
Festival of Trees Begins

A tree graces every room and surprises are around every corner. Mulled Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hor’s d’ouevre surprises
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November 24-28
Thanksgiving Weekend

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November 26
Sparkle 2008
Village Lighting Ceremony
Santa Arrives
Carolers & Refreshments
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December 4
Christmas Parade
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dickens Christmas Carol
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December 26
to January 2

Christmas Week
Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---
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December 31st

New Year's Eve
Champagne and Spectacular Candlelight Evening Hors d’ouevres *Fireworks at Midnight*
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January 1, 2010
Happy New Years!!



Winter Weekend Cooking Classes with Julee
January through April 2011

(optional for guests only)

Indian Summer Specials
It's still summer in Saugatuck!

September 6th through October 31st

Mid-Week Rates begin at $225

Weekend Rates begin at $285

With our Complimentary Evening Wine & Hors d'ouevres Buffet, Champagne Brunch and Afternoon and Late Night Sweets

We invite you to indulge in our passion for good food.

Reservations 800.385.1174

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