Saugatuck, Michigan

Indian Summer Is Everyone's Favorite Season!

"Summer, summer, it will always be summer."
                                                           --- Rachel Peder


Warm weather lingers long after Labor Day in Saugatuck and our Summer days go on and on.

That means that days of beaches and cocktails with a view continue for weeks to come. The galleries, restaurants, shops, Tasting Rooms, are all open and less crowded. Many have special events and menus every week. This is the time to experience Saugatuck at its best.

We're very lucky in that we live where the breezes warm over the big Lake Michigan and bring us an extraordinarily long Indian Summer that lasts throughout September and October and often well into November. All around town, we continue to celebrate our very special villages. Join in the fun.

"Wickwood Inn has amazing food." --- Chicago Magazine, June 2019

Indian Summer Specials
A few mid-weekdays available pre-Labor Day.

Weekend availability for September 27-28, October 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26th.

Good mid-week availability when everything in Saugatuck is open and there are few crowds.
You can meander to your heart's content and easily walk the beach
and there's little waiting for a table.

Book Now

Weekday rates begin at $299       Weekend rates begin at $339

Book direct at 269.857.1465 (9 - 9 EST)
or at


"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary!”
                                                                      --- Pablo Picasso

Tomato Recipes from Wickwood's Kitchen

"How much fun is doing laundry? It can wait." --- Bill Murray

Enjoy Yourself On The Water In Saugatuck

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
                                              --- Van Morrison, ‘Into the Mystic’

"The best way to predict the future, is to invent it." --- Nora Ephron



Thru - September 1

An Evening of Stories and Songs with Chris Hillman featuring Herb Pedersen
October 19

Spyro Gyra - November 23


An Iconic Evening with Rita Rae Brown and Wade Rouse
Sept 5

Everyone of us will fail question is how will we respond.
Demystifying The Process Of Innovation - Sept 21


Jaime Marvin - August 19


Works by Rebecca Green, Ginnie Hsu, Hillery Sproatt and Libby Vanderploeg
Storied Drawing brings together four talented young artists and visual story-tellers
Thru Sept 8

Corridor Series
Frail Deeds - Thru Sept 16
Works by
Mandy Cano Villalobos
2019 Artist in Residence

"Surely of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest."
                    --- Freya Stark

2170 62nd Street, Fennville

Friday Night Flights in September
Cider Pairing Classes
Sept 21 - 4th Annual Apple Fest

Ciderfest at Cranes - Sep 6
Live Music - Nate Holley &

Live Music on the Patio
Darcy Wilkin - Sep 14
Megan Dooley - Sep 21
Natchez Trace - Oct 5
Shelagh Brown - Oct 12
Mark Schrock - Oct 19

Monday is our open-mic Jazz Jam evening with the What Not Band

Every Saturday - Dean Allrick
Jazz Pianist/Vocalist

Sunday Nights
August 18 - Entourage
August 25 - Randy Johnson
Sept. 1 - Dean Allrick Trio


 DeVos Performance Hall

Why Don't We - 8 Letters Tour
August 26

Cedric The Entertainer
September 7


Hadelich Plays Beethoven
September 13 and 14

La Santa Cecelia
September 20

Eddie B - Teachers Only Comedy Tour - September 21


Queens Of Soul
September 27 - 29


Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet
October 4 and 5

October 8 - 13



Harry Potter And
The Order Of The Phoenix
October 18 and 19



Tistan & Isolde
October 25 and 26

Roy Orbison + Buddy Holly
October 27


360 Water St., Saugatuck


Button Gallery - Douglas


Local Michigan Wineries



98 Water Street, Douglas
Sept 7 - Art On Center
On The Surface
Oct 12 - Gallery Stroll
Finishing Touch


"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."
               --- Chris Van Allsburg


114 East Main Street
Fennville, MI



Antiques Abound right on our doorstep

• Anderson Antiques in Fennville
• Blue Star Antique Pavilion
• Olde House Antiques
• Allegan Antiques Market
September 29


Chain Ferry is Running
Thru Labor Day


Farmer's Markets
Wednesdays & Saturdays
in Holland
Fridays in Saugatuck

Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk
September 2


A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy
Through August 25

Summer Concerts
at Meijer Gardens

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Aug 23

Other Events
National Dahlia Show - Sept 1
Mandolin Orange with special guest
Bonny Light Horseman - Sept 4
Outdoor Portrait Gallery - Sept 7
Kent Garden Club Flower Show
Sept 7 & 8
Tash Sultana with special guest
Leo James Conroy - Sept 8
Landscape For Life Class - Sept 11
The B-52s 40th Anniversary Tour
with OMD + Berlin -  Sept 11
Fall Mandala Zentangle Class - Sept 14
Gel Plate Printing Class - Sept 14
Japanese Tea Ceremony in the
Teahouse - Sept 14 & Oct 19
Calexico and Iron & Wine with special guest Natalie Prass - Sept 18
Chrysanthemums & More!
Sept 20 - Oct 27
Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb Exhibition - Sept 20 to Mar 2020
Herb & Gourde Fest - Sept 21 & 22
Watercolor Workshop - Sept 24
Wege Environmental Lecture:
Monarchs, Milkweek & Migration
Sept 24
Wet Felt Class - Sept 28
Prepare Your Garden For Winter Class
Oct 1
Fall Bonsai Show - Oct 5
Spring Bulbs for Winter Blahs Class
Oct 8
Beginning Acrylics Class - Oct 12
Bonsai for Beginners Class - Oct 19
Natural Dyes Class - Oct 19
Barns Into Birdhouses Class - Oct 10
Mum Day - Oct 20

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."
      --- Henry David Thoreau


2hr Sailing From The Red Dock
Afternoon Or Sunset Sails

Fun Vintage Boats – Rent By The Hour

Take The Olde Chain Ferry Over The River And Then Walk Through The Woods To Oval Beach!

Oval Beach
Douglas Beach
Pier Cove Park Beach
Laketown Beach
Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Climb The Stairs To The Top
Of The Sand Dunes

Take a Paddleboat Sunset Cruise
on Lake Michigan

Go In And Out Of The Water
In The Big Yellow 'Boat'

Pedal-Power A Boat Around Kalamazoo Lake With Your Friends

One Needs A Place To Park The Boat

Experience Sunset Sails On Lake Michigan

Park Your Boat And Stay In Comfort At Wickwood Inn, Tower Marine & Saugatuck Yacht Services, Shore Harbor Marina, Sergeant Marina and Coral Gables Marina

Both Rent Pontoons For A Day On The Water

A Fun Day Of Fishing The Big Lake

Jet Ski Rentals Plus Paddle Boards And Kayaks

Rent Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Body Boards, Tubes, Bikes, Stand Up Boards, Single Or Double Kayaks & Surf Kayaks

Kayaks & Paddle Board Rentals For The River

Yoga Classes On A Stand Up Board



Aug 23 Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour
Aug 27 Jojo Siwa: D.R.E.A.M. Tour with special guests the Belles
Sep 6 The Avett Brothers
Sep 8 Jonas Brothers
Sep 19 Miranda Lambert
Oct 1 - Shinedown
Oct 4 & 5 - Eric Church Double Down Tour
Oct 8 - The Black Keys 'Let's Rock' Tour
Oct 13 - MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour


Saugatuck Brewing Company

Brewery Tours Every Saturday at 2 PM
Oct 12 - Live Music - Gabrial James



Saugatuck and Douglas Galleries

Dawn Stafford's Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
Corner of M-89 & 63rd St., Fennville

James Brandess
Studios & Gallery
238 Butler St., Saugatuck

Armstrong-De Graaf International Fine Art
403 Water St. on Main, Saugatuck

Amazwi Contemporary Art
249 Culver St., Saugatuck

Janice Miles Gallery
421 Water Street, Saugatuck

Good Goods
106 Mason Street, Saugatuck



2019 Performances
August 15 & 16
The Akropolis Reed Quintet


Wine Roast Aug 17

Music In The Vineyards
Sep 7 - Steve Michaels
Sep 14 - Indigo Moon
Sep 21 - Heavy Pine
Sep 28 - Ted Wasilewski
Oct 5 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp
Oct 12 - Katthouse
The Vine Wine'd Run/Walk
Oct 5



Waypost Brewing Co.
1630 Blue Star Hwy., Fennville


Every Wednesday through August

Private Tasting at The Petter Wine Gallery 161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas
Sept 14 - Second Saturday Gallery Stroll 'Full Bodied'
Oct 12 - Gallery Stroll - 'Spatlese'

Star of Saugatuck Events
Sept 1 - Book Signing with
Corwin Stoppel
Sept 14 -  Wine On The Water
Sept 24 - AARP On Tap

20th Annual Mount Baldhead Challenge
September 7
West Michigan’s Ultimate
Multi-Terrain Runs

Douglas Summer Socials
August 22 - Kathy Ford Band

Lee Ann Womack - Acoustic Cafe Folk - Oct 3
Fred Hersch with special guest Julian Late - Oct 17
Judy Collins - Acoustic Cafe
Folk - Oct 20


Halloween in Saugatuck
and Douglas

l Glow in the Park at Beery Field -
    Oct 25
l Saugatuck Halloween Parade - Oct 26
l Hallowine Pre-Parade Party at 
    Petter Wine Gallery - Oct 26
l Adult Halloween Parade in
    Douglas - Oct 26


October 13 Wicks Park, Saugatuck

October 13


Kruizenga Art Museum
Capturing Light: The Art Of Shin Sawano - Sept 3-13
Deities And Devotion in Mongolian Buddist Art - Sept 3-13

Dewitt Cultural Center
Nai-Ni Chen & The Ahn Trio
Sept 19 & 20

Jack H. Miller Center
Rachel Barton Pine
PLUGGED IN! Violin Concerto
Sept 28 Day
Defying Boundaries Violin Concerto
Sept 28 Evening


Come explore the stories of Saugatuck and Douglas through the history of photography.

Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum is located on Park Street at Mt. Baldhead Park, Saugatuck on the west side of the Kalamazoo River, a short walk from the Chain Ferry.

The Museum is open 1 PM to 4 PM daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day then from 1 PM to 4 PM on weekends through October

Old School House History Center
130 Center St., Douglas

August 20 -Pokagon Band Of Poawatomi
August 27 - Cora Bliss: The Artist, The Teacher.



Bowdie's Chophouse
The Southerner
Everyday People’s Café
Salt of The Earth
The Black Sheep
Hawk’s Head
Saugatuck Brewery
The What Not Inn
The Butler
The BARge
Coast 236
Phil's Bar and Grill
Lucy's Little Kitchen
Ida Red's




Wyncroft Winery
Fenn Valley Winery
Virtue Ciderie
Petter Wine Gallery
Crane's Cider Mill
Tabor Hill Winery
McIntosh Winery
Clogdal Winery
Big Lake Brewery
Coppercraft Distillery
Saugatuck Brewing
New Holland Brewery
Fireside Brewing
Macatawa Ale
Our Brewing Company
Great Legs Winery & Distillery
Brewery 4 Two




 Relax at Wickwood's Spa

Swedish Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Couples Massages
Deep Tissue/
European Facials
Anti-Aging Facia


Studio in Douglas, MI

Michelle Den Hartigh has created an extraordinary Pilates and NeuroKinetic Studio with Pilates Hive. Combining numerous certifications with over 5 years of teaching experience and a studio with the reformer, springboard, reformer/tower combo, Cadillac, ladder barrel and chairs, she tailors every session to the client to expand the human movement and the neurological response using the extraordinary Pilates repertoire to achieve safe and efficient movement. By appointment only. 100 Blue Star Highway, Douglas 616.405.6627

Now just across the street
from Wickwood Inn

Staying Fit in Saugatuck

It’s easy here. We have miles of beaches to walk, trails to cycle, streams and rivers, and one Big Lake, to canoe, kayak, and surf, and paths and woods to walk. We also are lucky to have the Satya Yoga Center which is dedicated to our best selves with yoga, Pilates, meditation, martial arts, dance and even Boot Camp. There are classes, personal training, and workshops for all.


Lakeshore Pilates is committed to upholding the highest standards of Joseph Pilates with Group Reformer & Mat classes and personal training. Lakeshore Pilates takes Pilates seriously training men and women of all ages. Visitors welcome.

Pumphouse Gym

The Pump House Gym is everyone’s favorite for hitting the Cardio Mezzanine with Elliptical Bikes and Treadmills, free weights and Magnum weight and strength training equipment. Classes, day rates, personal training, it’s all here seven days a week. Walk-ins welcome.

Blue Coast Artists
30th Annual Fall Tour of Studios
October 5

Lattner Studio
Lattner Studio

Blue Star Pottery
Blue Star Pottery

Khnemu Studio LLC
Khnemu Studio LLC

Blue Roan Studio
Blue Roan Studio

Lake Effect Pottery
Lake Effect Pottery

Blue Star Studio of Wood and Glass LLC
Blue Star Studio of
 Wood & Glass LLC



800 Lake St., Saugatuck
Native American Art & Jewelry


Lakeshore Harvest Country
Bicycle Tour - September 14

Sep 6 - Funkie Jesse
Sep 13 - The Sweet J Band
Sep 14 - DC-90
Sep 20 - Astro Jackson
Sep 27 - Drew Behringer
Sep 28 - Trixy Tang
Oct 5 - DC-90
Oct 19 - Trixy Tang


22 East Center Street, Douglas
Live Music On The Lawn
Aug 23 & 30 - Dave & Connie D
Aug 17 - Coty Bouchard
Sept 1 - Rebekah Rhys

Live Music
Sep 1 - Vincent Hayes
Sep 7 - Bart Attacks
Sep 14 - First Birthday Party

Jordy Searcy with special guest Lane Ellens - Sept 5
Josh Trevino with special guest Caleb Byers - Sept 7
Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra
Sept 8
The Loose Nukes with special guest Ernie Clark & Teh Magnificent Bastards
Sept 20
Echoes of Pink Floyd - Sept 21
Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Celebration - Sept 27
Alan Turner with special guest Lisa Mary - Oct 4
Trixy Tang, Momz Attic & Jager
Oct 5
Tom Petty Birthday Bash!
Oct 18
Lazer Lloyd - Oct 26

Button Gallery - Douglas
Sept 7 - Art On Center - 'Signal'
Oct 12 - Gallery Stroll - 'Shuffle'

2170 62nd Street, Fennville
Friday Night Flights: Cider Pairing


"We invite you to join us during our favorite season of the year
. . . our lazy Indian Summer!" --- Julee & Bill


The Inn


Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |  
www.wickwoodinn.com   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors