Saugatuck, Michigan

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Spring is Nature’s way of saying, “Take risks, break rules, get dirty, it’s time to party!!”
                                                                                          --- Robin Williams

All around us fruit orchards are beginning to bloom and flowers are everywhere! The beach is perfect for walks, the breezes are warm and our shops and galleries are open.



Chihuly at Meijer Gardens
April 30-September 30

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!

April 20-26 The Japanese Kimono, SCA
April 20-30 The Butler Did It, Holland Civic
April 20-25 Always ... Patsy Cline
, The Red Barn Theater
April 20 There’s No Business Like Show Business, Red Barn

April 20-May 16 Images from the Dutch Resistance, Holland Museum
April 22 Iconic Japanese Films & Lecture, The SCA
April 22 Bells Brewery Dinner at Salt of the Earth
April 22 Japanese Cinema
April 22 Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, Douglas

April 23 Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin at Salt of the Earth
April 23-24 Express Yourself Art Barn Opens
April 23-24 The Pinter Project
, De Witt Center
April 24 The Ritual of Kimono Dressing, SCA
April 24 Field Trip at Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, Oval Beach
April 24 Nagata Shachu Japanese Drumming Ensemble, SCA
April 24 Wine Dinner with African Men, Fenn Valley Winery
April 25 The Brothers Kalamazov at Salt of the Earth
April 25 Allegan Antique Market Opens,
400 dealers
April 25 Artists’ Reception- Parsons and Van Dam at Button-Petter Gallery
April 27 From Here to Eternity, Red Barn
April 30 Dufflied-Caron Project at Salt of the Earth
April 30-September 30 Chihuly: A New Eden
, Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Nagata Shachu Japanese Drumming Ensemble

April 24 Based in Toronto, this group has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing, heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum. 8pm

May 1 This remarkable visual experience for all ages incorporates life-sized puppets, dance, an adventure story, and high-tech black light and electroluminescent effects. The story tells of Darwin’s experiences as he explores his new world. "Darwin" is like nothing you have ever experienced before!  7pm

Legends of Motown featuring Horizon

May 29 Groove to Motown’s greatest hits, The Temptations, the Spinners, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire. It's the best of Motown. 8pm

Blues and Boogie Piano Celebration featuring Mr. B & Bob Seeley

May 30 One piano + two outstanding performers + loads of boogie and blues = a big time party! If you love roadhouse blues, boogie stomps, and good-time keyboard music, this show is for you!  8pm.



May 1 Saugatuck Douglas Spring Preview
May 1 Spring Cooking Class
, Fenn Valley Winery
May 1 Darwin the Dinosaur, SCA
May 1 & 2 Blue Coast’s 13 Artists Opening Weekend

May 1 Star of Saugatuck River Cruises Begin
May 1-8 Tulip Time Festival in Holland

MAY (con't)


The Mason Street Warehouse season begins June 25th to July 18th with the Broadway musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". This is a hilarious tale of conniving deception. Two con artists, one suave and sophisticated, the other crass and small time, end up working the same territory - the French Riviera.

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off- Broadway by storm! July 21-August 1.

Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and with voices to match! At their 1958 prom we are treated to classics from the 50's and 60's including "Lollipop"; "Dream Lover" and "It's My Party". August 6-22

An Improv theatrical experience; three actors and pianist make up a fully staged musical, complete with songs, lyrics and choreography, ON THE SPOT!  August 25-28.

Mason Street Warehouse 


Eight days featuring the fourth largest flower show, Parades, Dutch Dancers, great entertainment, exhibits, fireworks, and dinner and musical shows!

May 5-8 Downdraft Car Kiln Raising
, Khnemu Studio
May 6 The More the Merrier, Historical Society
May 7 Graham Parson’s at Salt of the Earth
May 7 Jive at Five and Funktion
, Saugatuck Brewing Company
May 8-22 Glass Art Demonstrations
, Meijer Gardens
May 8-June 9 Changing Lanes - New Works, Water Street Gallery
May 8 Jennifer Holliday - The Dreamgirl, The SCA
May 8 Queen Mum’s Parade, Douglas
May 8 The Seth Bernard Band, Salt of the Earth
May 9 Artists’ Reception - Lubbers, Macleod, Maitner
, Button Petter Gallery
May 9 Felt Mansion Tours Begin
May 12 Great Gardens Party
, Meijer Gardens
May 14 Sister Wilene -Honky Tonk, Salt of the Earth
May 15-16 The State Bonsai Show

May 15 “The Judy Show” with Michael Holmes at The Red Barn
May 16 Field Trip-Saugatuck Natural Harbor, Oval Beach

May 18 Reading & Book Signing with photographer David Lubbers "Within Two Miles", SCA
May 20 I Know Where I’m Going, Historical Society
May 21 Nobody’s Darlin, bluegrasss at Salt of the Earth
May 21 Doobie Brothers, Meijer Gardens Concert
May 22 Pit and Smoke Firing, Khnemu Studio
May 22 “An Evening on the Riveria” Mason Street Warehouse at Laketown
May 23 Curtis Eller- Banjoist, Salt of the Earth
May 28 Jo Ann Serrapere, Salt of the Earth

May 28 Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum features ”A Place Called Ox-Bow".
May 28 James Cook Reception” Ox-Bow and the Dunes” Good Goods
May 28-31 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Oval Beach Opens, The Chain Ferry Begins and the Flags are out!
May29-30 The Iris Show, Meijer Gardens
May 29 Legends of Motown at The SCA
May 30 Artists’ Reception - Bohanon, Mitchell at Button Petter Gallery
May 30 Allegan Antiques Market, 400 dealers
May 30 Blues and Boogie Piano featuring Mr. B & Bob Seeley at The SCA
May 31 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES Saugatuck 9am Douglas 10am


June 3 It Could Happen To You, Historical Society

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Domestic Cyclone
April 30 - June 21

Artist Amy Reckley creates a large scale installation with organic materials including plywood, paper, cardboard, and stainless steel. Reckley's Domestic Cyclone fills the gallery with intriguing forms and questions.

June 4 Ox-Bow begins 100th year of Art Classes
June 4-August 22 Ox-Bow Centennial Exhibition
, Grand Rapids art Museum
June 4-5 Dave Barettette, Salt of the Earth
June 8 Fennville First Tuesdays, music


12th Waterfront Film Festival
June 10 - 13
“One of the Top 5 Film Festivals ... right up there with Cannes and Sundance”
The Screen Actor’s Guild

Outdoor screenings, movie premiers galore, The New Media Television Festival, workshops, screenplay competitions, workshops, parties and movers and shakers everywhere!!! You don’t want to miss this annual rite of Spring in Saugatuck.
It’s terrific!
Waterfront Film Festival

June 10-13 Waterfront Film Festival
June 10 Bela Fleck, Sakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 11 Karisa Wilson Folk/Blues, Salt of the Earth
June 11 Greenmarket Opens


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
Under the arches at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

June 12-13 Rooted in Tradition, Kelly Savino Gallery
June 12-July 14 Novel: Paintings That Tell a Story, Water Street Gallery
June 12 Lake Macatawa 2010 Triathlon
June 13 Workshop Series
, Khmenu Studio
June 13 Artists’ Reception - Allen, Chapman, Matteson
, Button-Petter Gallery
June 14 FLAG DAY
June 16 Kenny Loggins
, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 17 The Apartment, Saugatuck Douglas Library
June 17 Buddy Guy, Meijer Gardens Concert

Music Around Town

The SCA, Salt of the Earth, Saugatuck Brewing, Pumpernickel's, The White House Bistro, Wick’s Park Grill, The What Not Inn , and Music in The Park are all making music in the air all over town.

June 18 Hawks & Owls, Salt of the Earth
June 18,19 Into The Woods, DeWitt Theater
June 19 Spring Open Gallery Studio Reception, James Brandess Gallery
June 19 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game, 2pm
June 19 Summer Solstice, SCA Benefit
June 19-20 Relay for Life
June 19 Saugatuck Arts and Crafts Fair


June 23 Music in the Park, Sam & Andy, folk/rock, Saugatuck
June 25-26 I Do! I DO!, Knickerbocker Theater
June 25 Friday Night Open Studios, Ox-Bow
June 26 Fenn Valley Wine Fest, Winery
June 25-26 Annual Sticks Show, Good Goods
June 26 Opening of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mason Street Warehouse
June 26 Fenn Valley Winery Festival, Fennville
June 27 Allegan Antiques Market, Allegan
June 27 Artists’ Reception - Blietz, Jenkins, Olsen at Button-Petter Gallery
June 30 Levon Helm Band, Meijer Gardens Concert
June 30- Music in the Park, Saugatuck
June 30-July 25 Fernwood’s Bountiful Table -handmade dinnerware, Khnemu Studio
June 30 Don Middlebrook, Living Soul, Music in the Park, Saugatuck


July 8-August 13- Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival
July 30 & 31 Venetian Festival Weekend
August 22 Taste of Saugatuck

May 7 Saugatuck Brewing Company

Jive at Five and Funktion will appear together with their repertoire of swing dance tunes, jazz, blues and even some jamming. Dancing will go on till the wee hours.





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Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
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