South Haven is proud to be known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World” because Michigan, and particularly Van Buren County, ranks as the nation’s leading producer of the crop.
The 51st Anniversary Celebration of the National Blueberry Festival will be August 7-10, 2014. This four- day festival will be held in various locations in and out of doors in our Lake Michigan Beachtown community. Many events take place overlooking South Haven’s picturesque harbor, the 110 year old Lighthouse and Lake Michigan.
This is an event to enjoy with the whole family with activities for all ages to experience! Plus, most events are free and open to the public.
Top events are a Kids’ blueberry pie eating contest on Friday, top-tier free evening entertainment throughout the festival, Blueberry pancake breakfasts Saturday and Sunday, Blueberry Festival Parade on Saturday, Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Downtown Sidewalk Sales, Blueberry Festival Cook Off, 5k Run/Walk on Saturday and Rotary club fly-in, Classic Car Show and Pancake breakfast at South Haven Regional Airport.
Be sure to enjoy the weekend full of events from a convenient “home base” at South Haven Sun ‘n Sand Resort!