Saugatuck, Michigan



"Don't grow up to quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach."

"Lake Michigan feels as expansive as the ocean with waves big enough for surfing.
When you get in the water, you taste it, it's not salty.  Then you remember:
'This is a lake.  I'm in the middle of the country, just a few miles from home!!"
                                                                                                               --- Paul Camp 


Summertime is here. Run up Mt. Baldy. Time to go beachcombing. Sail with the breeze. Fish 'til you drop. Kayak the Kalamazoo. Climb the dunes. Roll down. Body surf. Bike a country road at sunrise. Sip wine on the beach at sunset. Meander the galleries. Shop 'til you drop. Haunt the Farmer's Markets. Get lost on a country road. Pick berries. Mingle with the locals. Read a book in a day. Do absolutely nothing. Join us at Wickwood where we'll provide you with pampering, privacy, and plenty of great food! 
  Wickwood ---   Secret Summertime Recipes ---  


Folias Tango Duo
June 14

Jack Williams
June 21

Nicholas James Thomasma
June 28

Red Tail Ring
July 2

The Red Sea Pedestrians
July 5

The Hired Hands
July 12

Luke Winslow-King
July 19

Jake Armerding
July 26

My Sweet Patootie
August 2

Mary Sue Wilkinson & Roger Brown - August 9

Drew Nelson
August 16

Steppin In It
August 23

Nobody's Darlin'
August 30


Mason Street Warehouse

Summer Season

June 24 - July 17

July 22 - August 7

August 7 - August 28

August 31 - September 4



A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers.
Every Friday until October 7
 8 AM - 2 PM and Every Monday July 11 - August 29  3 PM - 7 PM


Out On The Water

SS Keewatin

Star of Saugatuck

Harbor Duck

Chain Ferry



Charter Fishing



Pump House Museum

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum is one of Michigan's best-known and most-visited small-town museums, annually drawing nearly 10,000 visitors to its exhibits and more than 40,000 visitors to its outdoor garden and harbor-front walkway at historic Mt. Baldhead and just steps from the Saugatuck Chain Ferry.

2011 Museum Exhibit
A Village Patchwork: Everyday Life in Saugatuck and Douglas

Museum is open daily from Noon to 4 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends in Sept. & Oct.



Green Markets Here!

We’re surrounded by farms, farm stands, and several Green Markets that gather their harvest. Shop:
The Summertime Market for everything from Creswick farm raised cuts of meat to local eggs, goat cheese and produce. Open daily.
The SCA Green Market Highlights Farmers with produce and nurseries with flowers and trees. Every Friday morning and plus Mondays in the Summer.
The Holland Farmer’s Market abounds with stands from early Spring until the frost. Arrive early, it’s crowded. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning.


Sailboats in the Saugatuck harbor

Meijer Gardens
Summer Concert Series


 June 16
Matt Giraud

June 19
G. Love &
Special Sauce

June 23
Buddy Guy

June 26
Steve Martin performing with The Steep Canyon Rangers

June 27
Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 30
k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang

July 4
An Evening with Peter Frampton


Reading the buildings is a way of connecting with our past. By taking the Saugatuck Walking Tour, you will 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 Sunday 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.



Brilliant talent in our small village every summer.

Stretch Your Imagination

July 7 & 8
Musical Tales

July 14 & 15
Art of the Harp

July 21 & 22
Aebersold & Neiweem

July 28 & 29
All in the Family

August 4 & 5
Lasting Impressions

August 11 & 12
String Quartet 2


Fruit Picking
strawberries | raspberries blueberries | blackberries
peaches | apples



The Red Barn

Shakespeare's Cymbeline
June 17 & 18

A dark fairy tale, whose plot revolves around Imogen, a princess who marries against her father’s wishes, and disguises herself as a boy to follow her husband when he goes into banishment..

Radio Play:
The Night of October 30, 1938
July 1, 2, 3, 24 & 29

The experience of a lifetime What was it like in 1938 on a quiet and dark Autumn Evening? We were Enjoying "Burns & Allen", "Baby Snooks and Daddy", "The Chase and Sanborn Hour with Bergen and McCarthy". Then switched radio channels when Dorothy Lamour began singing. What were we hearing? Was it a news Bulletin? was it real? Were martians actually invading earth?

July 8, 9 ,10 & 15

This hilarious farce has Bridget staying with her Grandmother for the summer and soon discovering that her sweet Nana has been running a lingerie boutique out of her rent-controlled apartment for years - illegally!

Bernhardt on Broadway:
The New Musical
July 30 & 31

A one-woman musical about Sarah Bernhardt, often referred to as the most famous actress who ever lived.

Shakespeare's HENRY IV PART
August 5 & 6

An epic history play which follows the exploits of Prince Hal, who rebels against his father Henry IV, preferring the company of Sir John Falstaff and London’s criminal element to his duties as heir to the throne..


Treasures are everywhere in the singing sands of Saugatuck. Aqua and cobalt beach glass. Skipping stones. Fish bones. Driftwood. Ancient lures. Fossils. Fool's gold. Medicine bottles. Petoskey pebbles. Arrowheads. Sandstones. Brimstones. Quartz. Seashells. Barnacles. Once found, a memory.




"Art resides in the doing. The process is not magic but that’s what artists crave."
---- Charles Eames

Ox-Bow and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck Announces 2011 Schedule

For over 100 years, Ox-Bow has remained a haven for artists and fellowship and an integral member of the Saugatuck-Douglas community. This year take a class.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

PIE: A Slice of Pure Michigan Exhibit through June 30

Saugatuck Douglas Art Club
Exhibit, June 24- August 8

The Capitol Steps
Sunday, July 3

Janice Ian
Thursday, September 8


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 22 The SeaCruisers
• Jun 29 Don Middlebrook & Living Soul
• Jul 6 Brenda Loomis Band
• Jul 13 Zion Lion
• Jul 20 Bryan Michael Fischer Band
• Jul 27 Creolization
• Aug 3 Funktion
• Aug 10 Life Support
• Aug 17 The Niche
• Aug 24 Los Bandits
• Aug31 Schrock Brothers

 See you there!



A joyous musical about parents and children --- not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! June 17th - August 12th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

A wild ride in mistaken identity, misunderstandings and dysfunctional relationships in this ridiculously hilarious farce spanning just one night. June 24th - July 26th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

Fasten your seat belts, return your tray tables to the upright position and prepare to blast off for rock and roll! July 8th - August 11th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

The oldest daughter in this family of tight-knit Norwegian immigrants in San Francisco at the turn of the century takes us through her memories of their struggles with family conflict, loyalty, crisis and financial problems. July 22nd - August 13th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

You’ve met them - they are your cousins, uncles, brothers or friends and they LOVE ice fishing. In a cold world, on a cold day, on a frozen lake, it is a secret culture that thrives right here amongst us. August 1 - August 10 - Knickerbocker Theatre

When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk - who wouldn't go along? July 22nd - August 12th, Studio Theatre, Holland

The Borrowers follows the Clock family, tiny people that live beneath the floor boards of an old manor on the English countryside. July 13th - August 12th, Studio Theatre, Holland


Wine Tasting Rooms

Round Barn Winery


Fenn Valley Vineyard Events

June 25 Fenn Valley Wine Fest
July 8 Summer Evening Cookout
July 23 Summer Evening Cookout
August 5 Summer Evening Cookout
August 13 Blues In The Vineyard

 Performing Arts In The Vineyard
August 7 Keith Scott - blues
August 14 Folias - guitar & flute tango
August 21 Third Coast Ensemble - string ensemble


Saugatuck Brewing Company

June 16 Anniversary Party - "SBC Six and Three!"
June 18 Music - Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies
June 23 Music - Vincent Hayes
June 25 Music - Matt Hannegraaff and Friends
June 30 Music - Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys
July 2 Junior Valentine w/Hank and the Hawktones



June18 Entourage
June 19 Tony Reynolds
June 25 Christy G
June 26 Eyde Evans Hyde


Golf Courses in and around Saugatuck


When in Douglas, visit ---

Chicago-born Steve Rubinkam’s passionate and colorful art is on display at his new gallery in Douglas. Stop in to view his joyous expressionist works. Fans of Lautrec, Matisse, Dufy, Sargent and Chicagoan William Carr Olendorf are in for a treat.

20 East Center St., Douglas


Lake Michigan Sunset
"We don't stop playing because we are old. We are old because we stop playing"
                                                                                                               --- George Bernard Shaw 

Come  and play in our neighborhood!      --- Julee and Bill


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


Our Innkeepers answer 9am - 9pm
everyday of the year!


The Inn

Silver Palate Cookbook  Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook  The New Basics  Silver Palate 25th Anniversary

Julee and Bill

The Wickwood Inn
510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019