Wickwood Inn Notebook Calendar
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Take A Breath!!

"It's not how far away you go. It's how far away you get!!."    Deborah Devonshire

Come visit our small villages where there's music filling every Summer evening! Theater, Gallery Strolls, Treasure Hunts, Small Unique Boutiques, Wine Tastings, and indulgences in Nature everywhere - proving that the best things in life are indeed free!!

Give yourself a break at Wickwood --- Our rates are very very special this summer all summer long!!


June 14 FLAG DAY
June 14 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not
June 15-22 Sylvia Randolph: An Art-Filled Life, SCA
June 19-20 STICKS Show, Good Goods Gallery
June 19-July 25 Room Service, Holland Repertory Theatre


Andrew Le, Director
Brilliant talent in our small village every summer.

• July 9 & 10 Any Requests?
• July 16 & 17 Poetry & Music
• July 23 & 24 Summer Nights
• July 30 & 31 The Merling Trio
• August 6 & 7 Paris, Je Tiaime
• August 13 & 14 All That Jazz

July 19   1 - 7 PM

An afternoon of music with a new group every hour featuring Who Hit John?, Full Cord, Nobody’s Darlin’, Ruth Bloomquist Band, Detour, and the much anticipated 30 year reunion of bluegrass legends Cabbage Crik.!! Not to be missed!!!

 July 31 - August 1

A weekend of Jazz of every discipline imaginable with Morris Miller Quartet, Oneta Sanders, Ron English Trio, Musique Noire, Shaheila Nurullok, Gary Tu Trio, Barbara Ware with Cliff Manear Trio, Kris Johnson, Cruz Brothers, Big Band Sounds, Jim Cooper Trio, Flat River Big Band, Documentaries of Jazz greats, Parade and Fireworks. WOW!!

June 19 Dixie Bee-Liners, Saugatuck Brewery Bier Hall
June 20 Saugatuck Arts &Crafts Fair
June 20 Fennville Peace Festival
, Bluegrass, Funk, Blues and Rock in Fennville
June 20 James Brandess Studio Open House

In Your Element

Ride the Chain Ferry
• Watch the waves
Go Fishing
Slide Down a Dune
Search for beachglass
• Ride The Star of Saugatuck
Kayak the Kalamazoo
Body surf on the Big Lake
Hop a sail with Mort or Tom
Ride the Duck to Douglas

June 20 Jill Lareaux, Artist Reception, Peachbelt Studio & Gallery

Peachbelt Studio & Gallery

June 20-21 Rose Show, Meijer Gardens
June 20 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field, Douglas
June 20 Christy G sings at The What Not
June 21 Michael Holmes at The What Not Inn
June 22 Michael Holmes at the West Michigan Jazz Society
June 23 Who Hit John, Bluegrass in Fennville
June 24 Andy & Sam Folk Music, Wick’s Park
June 25 Dean Milu, Saugatuck Brewery Patio
June 26-August 10 The Saugatuck Dunes Exhibit, SCA
June 26-August 13 Suds, The Musical, Knickerbocher Theatre
June 26-30 The Full Monty, Mason Street Warehouse
June 25-27 Not For Women Only, Red Barn
June 27 Fenn Valley Wine Fest & Music, Fenn Valley Winery


There’s always something special going on at Fenn Valley Winery, just 10 minutes from Saugatuck.
• June 27 Fenn Valley Wine Fest - Live music and food; cooking-wine-food pairing, and wine blending demos, and a lot of fun.
• July 10 Summer Evening Cookout & Music
• July 25 Summer Evening Cookout & Concert
• August 1 Blues In the Vineyard. Time to bring a picnic and blanket and listen to music amidst the grapes.
• August 7 Summer Evening Cookout & Concert
• August Sunday’s – The Performing Arts In the Vineyard www.fennvalley.com or call 269.561.2396

June 27 Kennedy’s Kitchen, Saugatuck Brewery Pub
June 27 Jack Tabler sings at The What Not
June 28 Blietz, Jenkins ,Olsen Artists’ Receptions at The Button-Petter Gallery
June 28 Edye Evans Hyde at The What Not



A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers.
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.

Old Picture of Oval Beach

Star of Saugatuck

Day at the Beach

• June 19 Dixie Bee-Liners
• June 20 80’s Dance Party
• June 25 Dean Milu
• June 27 Kennedy’s Kitchen
• July 3 Scotty Pellgrom
• July 9 Formerly Hip
• July 10 Funktion
• July 11 Who Hit John
• July 16 Irish Music Session
• July 18 Full Chord
• July 23 Formerly Hip
• July 25 Maybe August
• July 30 Lew Russ


Small Delights

Rent a Bike
Nap under a tree
Go Berry Picking
Walk to Douglas
Sip a Soda at the Drugstore’s Fountain
Watch the water at The Old Peterson Mill
Follow a Trail
Catch a Dutchers Ball Game
Eat only dishes with tomatoes for a day

Museum 2009 Exhibition

A Century of Leisure at the Lake Michigan Shore

Saugatuck Douglas Museum
Park Street at Mt. Baldhead
A short walk from the Chain Ferry Daily Noon to 4pm Memorial Day thru Labor Day Free admission


July 1-19 The Full Monty, Mason Street Warehouse

Mason Street Warehouse
Summer Season


The season begins June 26th - July 19th with the Broadway hit, “The Full Monty". Based on the film, a group of unemployed steel workers dream up the ultimate money-making gimmick and along the way renew their self-esteem and remember the importance and fun of friendship.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes”, that Broadway classic of pump boys selling high octane in Grand Ole Opry country while dinettes run the Double Cupp diner. It’s an evening of country western song on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils. July 24th - August 9th.

This delightful musical of overachievers angst chroicls the experience of adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. August 14th - 30th.

July 1-8 Summer in the City, Water Street Gallery
July 1 Living Soul, rock, Wicks Park
July 3-5 Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light, Red Barn Playhouse
July 4 Smalltown Parades, Music, Fireworks!!
July 4 Waterfront Invitational Art Fair, Cook Park
July 4 Puppet Theater, Women’s Club
July 4 Scotty Pellegrom at Saugatuck Brewery
July 4 Entourage sings at The What Not Inn
July 5 Entyce sings at The What Not Inn
July 7 The Long, Long Trailer, Red Barn Playhouse Film Studies
July 7 Los Bandits, Park Music, Fennville
July 8 Cheap Dates, classic rock, Wicks Park
July 9 & 10 Any Requests? Chamber Music Festival, Saugatuck Women’s Club

The Best Things in Life are Free

Climb Mt. Baldhead
Watch Sunset at The Beach Play Tennis at The City Courts
Read in Wickwood’s Gardens
Go Gallery Strolling
Watch for the Green Flash
Wine Taste through Town
Go Bird Watching
Walk the Beach
Declare yourself: “King for a Day!”

July 10 Summer Evening Cookout & Music, Fenn Valley
July 10 The Cmplt Wrks of Wm Shkspr - Abrdgd, A Comedy, DeWitt Theatre
July 10 NOW, at The Red Barn Playhouse
July 11 Douglas Dutchers Baseball Game, Beery Field
July 11 Diego
at The What Not Inn
July 12 Cadwallader, Palmer, Wood Artists’ Receptions at The Button-Petter Gallery
July 11 & 12 Esther, The Musical, Red Barn Theatre
July 12 Bonnie Wood Artist Reception, Button Petter Gallery
July 12 Mary Rademacher at The What Not Inn
July 13 Cooper Hay Van Lente, Jazz at the SCA
July 13-15 Found Objects Sculpture, SCA
July 14 Oklahoma, Red Barn Film Studies

The Red Barn

July 14 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
July 14 & 15 GREEN Week! Short Film Fest, SCA
July 16 Pollack for Kids, SCA
July 16 Douglas Social, 5-9 PM
July 16 & 17 Poetry & Music, Saugatuck Chamber Music, Women’s Club
July 16 Digital Camera Class at the SCA
July 17-August 15 Little Women, DeWitt Theatre
July 17-18 The Judy Show, Red Barn Playhouse
July 18 Lakeshore All Star Blues Band, What Not
July 19 Bluegrass Festival, Felt Mansion
July 18-25 Beneath the Surface
, Water Street Gallery
July 19 Michael Holmes Trio, The What Not Inn
July 20 Ralston Bowles, Rock at the SCA
July 21 The Cocoanuts - Marx Brothers at The Red Barn Film Studies
July 21 Truth in Jazz, Big Band in Fennville
July 22 Zion Lion, reggae, Wicks Park
July 23-August 2 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Farce, Red Barn Theatre
July 23 Ox-Bow as Muse Lecture, the SCA
A weekend of fun with live music, Boat Parade, and Fireworks!!

July 23 & 24 Summer Nights, Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, The Women’s Club
July 25 Summer Evening Cookout & Concert, Fenn Valley Winery
July 25 Lakeshore Harvest Country Farm Fest, Visit farms, wine-tasting, etc.
July 25 Village Square Arts & Crafts, Saugatuck
July 25 Harry Lucas & The Low Down Blues Band, The What Not
July 26 Allegan Antique Market, Fairgrounds
July 26 Jones, O’Dell Artists’ Demo, Button-Petter Gallery
July 26 The Judy Show, Dunes Resort
July 26 Christy G at The What Not Inn
July 27 Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger, Jazz at the SCA
July 28 Brigadoon, Film Studies at The Red Barn
July 29 Open Figure Workshop featuring GR Ballet dancers, SCA
July 29 Keith Scott Trio, Chicago Blues, Wicks Park
July 30 Douglas Social, 5-9 PM
July 30 & 31 The Merling Trio, Saugatuck Chamber Music, The Women’s Club
July 31-August 1 Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Festival, All over Town!!

The What Not Inn


In this classic screwball comedy, an unscrupulous Broadway producer struggles to find a backer for his new show. June 19th - July 25th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland


A bubbly 60's musical about romance in a Wash-O-Rama where Cindy, the laundromat attendant, has three guardian angels appear to help her turn her life around and teach her lessons about life and love. June 26th - August 13th, Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland

This show embodies one of comedy's most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. July 10th - August 14th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

Six generations have read the story. This one will sing it! Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is turned into a musical that surrounds the story of the four March sisters. July 17th - August 15th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland


August 1-9 Pump Boys and Dinettes, Mason Street Warehouse
August 1 Blues in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley
August 1 Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Festival, In parks all around town
August 1 Blues in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley
August 1 Jack Tabler at The What Not Inn
August 2 Tim Johnson Trio at The What Not
August 2 Performing Arts in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley Winery

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Summer Music Studio
A music series that is like experiencing a concert in your own living room!! Phenomenal talent in a very intimate setting!! Mondays at 8:00 pm

Cooper Hay Van Lente Group jazz
Monday, July 13
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Ralston Bowles

Monday, July 20
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Typhanie Monique
& Neal Alger

Monday, July 27
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Natalia Zukerman

Natalia Zukerman
with special guest Adrienne

Monday, August 3
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Peter Muley ~ americana
Monday, August 10
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Maia Sharp ~ country/folk
Monday, August 17
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Krista Detor ~ folk/americana
Monday, August 24
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The Coal Men ~ roots/rock
Monday, August 31

August 3 Natalia Zukerman, Folk at the SCA
August 4 Abbott & Costello, Red Barn Theater Film Studies
August 4 Funk/R&B, Funktion in Fennville
August 5 Soul System, Motown, Wicks Park
August 6 & 7 Paris, Je T’aime, Saugatuck Chamber Music, Women’s Club
August 7 Summer Evening Cookout & Concert, Fenn Valley
August 8 Entourage at The What Not Inn
August 9 Performing Arts in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley Winery
August 9 Mary Rademacher at The What Not Inn
August 9 Chapman, Holdaway-Heys Artists’ Reception at Button-Petter Gallery
August 9 The Judy Show, Dunes Resort
August 10 Peter Mulvey. Americana at the SCA

Wicks Park Gazebo
Music in the Park
Under the Gazebo in Wicks Park in Saugatuck every Wednesday in the summer from 7-9 PM

• Jun 24 Andy & Sam
• Jul 1 Don Middlebrook & Living Soul
• Jul 8 The Cheap Dates
• Jul 15 Michael Holmes & Mark Kahny
• Jul 22 Zion Lion
• Jul 29 Keith Scott Trio
• Aug 5 Soul System
• Aug 12 Creolization
• Aug 19 Funkton
• Aug 26 Los Bandits
• Sep 2 Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys

 See you there!

August 10-13 Plein Air Watercolor-Oil Workshop, SCA
August 11 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
August 11 Funny Girl, Red Barn Film Studies
August 11-13 Following Your Heart, Writing Seminar, SCA
August 12 Creolization, cajun music, Wicks Park
August 13 Douglas Social, Beery Field, 5-9 PM
August 13 & 14 All that Jazz, Saugatuck Chamber Music, Women’s Club
August 13-22 The Odd Couple, Female Version, The Red Barn Playhouse
August 14-29 American Spaces, Water Street Gallery
August 14-30 The Spelling Bee, Mason Street Warehouse
August 14-October 5- Sit! The Social Language of Chairs Exhibit, SCA
August 15 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field
August 15 Christy G, The What Not Inn
August 16 Performing Arts in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley Winery
August 16 Michael Holmes Trio, The What Not
August 17 Maia Sharp, Country-Folk at the SCA
August 18 The Blockheads - Laurel & Hardy, Red Barn Films
August 19 Funktion, funk/soul, Wicks Park
August 20 Saugatuck and Douglas Sidewalk Sales, Great deals, everywhere !!
August 20 Taste of Douglas - Good eating!
August 20 Digital Photography Class, SCA
August 22 The Judy Show, The Dunes Resort
August 22 Diego at The What Not Inn
August 23 Michael Holmes Trio, What Not
August 23 Performing Arts in the Vineyard, Fenn Valley Winery
August 24 Krista Detor, Folk-Americana at SCA
August 25 Pajama Game, Red Barn Films
August 26 Los Bandits, tex-mex music, Wicks Park
August 27 Douglas Social, 5-9 PM
August 29 Harry Lucas & The Low Down Blues Band, What Not
August 30 Allegan Antique Market, Fairgrounds
August 30 Taste of Saugatuck
August 30 Entyce, What Not Inn
August 31 The Coal Men, Roots/Rock at SCA


September 1 The Road to Morocco, Red Barn Film Studies
September 2 Delilah & The Lost Boys, honky tonk, Wicks Park
September 4 The Judy Show, Dunes Resort
September 5 Entourage, What Not Inn
September 6 Jack Tabler, What Not Inn
September 8 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
September 10 Douglas Social, 5-9 PM, Fun for all!!
September 12-30 Cast of Characters, Water Street Gallery

September 12 Entyce, What Not Inn
September 13 Mary Rademacher, What Not Inn
September 15-17 Plein Air Watercolor-Oil Workshop, SCA
September 19-20 Heritage Festival, Saugatuck/Douglas
September 19 Diego, What Not Inn
September 20 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field
September 20 Michael Holmes Trio, What Not
September 24  Docent-led field trip to the cutting edge Jeup Furniture Plant in Hudsonville, the SCA

Saugatuck Palette

Reading the buildings is a way of connecting with our past. By taking the Saugatuck Walking Tour, you wil enjoy learning its diverse and rich history, which is unique and yet in many ways a microcosm of the history of small town America.

Walking Tours are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August except for Saturday July 4 because of the parade. Tours start at the Information Booth on the corner of Butler and Culver Streets across from Town Hall at the traffic light.

 "The doors we open and close every day decide the lives we live."    Flora Whittemore

Our door is wide open to welcome you!!     Julee and Bill



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