St. Joe Today Archives

The Coast Social Network with St. Joseph Today – Thursday, December 1, 2022

St. Joe Today has lots of “Merry and Bright” fun to share this weekend with Light Up the Bluff, Window Wonderland, the Reindog Parade, Santa’s House, the Holiday Artisan Fair, and more on the calendar in today’s podcast, and waiting for you at!
  • On Friday, December 2 immediately following Light up the Bluff, Window Wonderland invites attendees to stroll downtown to get into the holiday spirits as they take in the holiday window decorating contest. Downtown storefronts will participate from 7:00p-8:30p. Vote for your favorite window at! Voting will be open starting at 7:00p on Friday, December 2 until 11:59p on Sunday, December 4. 
  • The Fanny Mae Memorial Reindog Parade returns to downtown St. Joseph at 3:00p! This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! Day of registration is available from 12:00p-2:45p at the Welcome Center (301 State Street). Sponsored by Maytag, Ed Todd and FuzzyButz.
  • ‘Tis the season for Christmas Miniature Train Rides at Eden Springs Park! Enjoy rides from 4:00p-8:00p December 3,4, 10, 11, 17, 18. Tickets are $4 (cash only), ages 3 and under ride free.
  • St. Joe Today hosts the first annual Holiday Artisan Fair from 12:00p-4:00p on Sunday, December 4! This event will be held indoors at Union + Social and host a variety of local artisans. $5/person.
  • Santa’s House is moved from the North Pole each year to the corner of State & Pleasant Streets in downtown St. Joe! Santa will be available for wish list conversations and holiday photo ops weekends in December. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture this magical visit! Sponsored by The Herald-Palladium. Visit for a complete schedule. 
  • Sneak peek at some of our upcoming events: Santa Series (December 3-23), Chili Tour (January 27), St. Joe Winter Beer Fest (January 28) – Tickets on sale December 1, Ice Fest (February 3-5)
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The Coast Social Network with St. Joseph Today – Thursday, October 27, 2022

Daniele from St. Joseph Today joins Zack to cover all of the spooky fun this weekend in today’s podcast. Check out more for adults and the entire family in the events section at and Happy Halloween!
  • St. Joe Today hosts Pumpkins on Parade! Now through October 31, visit participating locations throughout SWMI and vote for your favorite pumpkin online at This year we have just over 40 participating locations and we can’t wait for you to see their 2022 displays!
  • Catch the latest Twin City Players production, The Psychic, a murder mystery of sorts! Performances run Friday-Sunday, October 21 through November 6. Visit for more information and tickets!
  • Businesses throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest are hosting Halloween parties this Saturday, October 29! Head to Tabor Hill WineryJourneyman DistilleryThe Inn at Harbor ShoresChill Hill WineryWatermark Brewing and Round Barn Estate for some spooktacular celebrations.
  • Something wicked is coming at Sarett Nature Center! On October 29, families are invited to Sarett’s Spooky Halloween from 4:00p-9:00p. Attendees will enjoy a stroll through the trails, spooky crafts, game stations, a haunted hayride (gets spookier after dark!), photo station and more. Tickets are $5/person and book fast, so reserve your spot today!
  • Join us for these enchanted October events! Where’s the Witch – find the witch in this downtown St. Joe Scavenger Hunt (Oct. 1-31) and Halloween Trick-Or-Treat (Oct. 31). 
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The Coast Social Network with St. Joseph Today – Thursday, September 15, 2022

Daniele from St. Joe Today has lots of details on the last Friday night bandshell concert of the year, St. Joe Today Fall Fest Saturday, and more in today’s podcast and certainly even more details anytime at!
  • Don’t miss the last Friday Night Concert of the 2022 season this Friday, September 16 from 7:00p-8:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell! Featuring performances by The GhostLight Theatre. This free, one-hour concert will include selections from “Little Women” and “Violet”, plus a preview song from “Once”, which premieres in 2023.
  • St. Joe Today is hosting the annual Fall Fest in downtown St. Joseph this Saturday, September 17 from 9:00a-3:00p in Lake Bluff Park and Monte’s Lot, sponsored by RE/MAX by the Lake and Holt Bosse! Fall Fest activities include the RE/MAX by the Lake Big Balloon Walk-Through (9:00a-11:00a), Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Pumpkin Raffle (9:00a-2:00p), Interactive Booths from RE/MAX by the Lake, YMCA of Greater MichianaOutCenter of SWMIFirst Congregational ChurchMOMS Club of St. Joseph, Interact Club, Brown and Luczak Family Dentistry, Trinity Lutheran and Fusion Center for Dance (10:00a-3:00p), Balloon Twisters (10:00a-3:00p), Critter Barn (11:00a-3:00p), Storytime with Poppy and Diana from Forever Books (11:30a and 12:30p), Storytime with St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library (12:30p).
  • Berrien County Recycling invites Berrien County residents to a Community Recycling Event at Silver Beach County Park this Saturday, September 17 from 9:00a-1:00p. Accepted items include household chemicals, electronics and foam/polystyrene.  
  • Local breweries throughout Southwest Michigan are celebrating Oktoberfest! This Saturday, September 17 Watermark Brewing kicks their festivities off at 11:00a, with a $15 admission those 21+ will receive a 16oz glass beer stein ($5 for those under 21) and a day filled with live music. Also on Saturday, Sister Lakes Brewing will be offering German-style food specials, Polk Island Oktoberfest Beer Release and live polka music by Virgil Baker from 2:00p-6:00p. All weekend long, try the new Fall drink menu at St. Joe Community Taproom, including Oktoberfests, Stouts and Ciders!
  • The YMCA of Greater Michiana is partnering with The Livery to host Yoga on Tap this Sunday, September 18 from 12:30p-1:30p! Cost $25/person, for one hour of yoga followed and one tasty craft beverage (or non-alcoholic beverage).
  • Celebrate all things Southwest Michigan during the last Love Local Weekend, September 16-18! Visit for a full list of participants. Eat, Shop, Stay, Play throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest!
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