--- Julia Child


                                                                                                   --- Julia Child

THERE'S EXCITING FOOD NEWS ALL OVER TOWN: Bowdie's Chop House gets rave reviews! Petter Wine Gallery boasts Winemaker Tastings and Dinners,The Kirby Wine Bar and Restaurant opens May 2nd, and The Southerner (Matt Millar's new restaurant) opens on the River May 5th. Menus taste of Spring at Everyday People, Clearbrook, Salt of the Earth, Marro's, Phil's and Wickwood with morels, ramps, rhubarb, pea shoots, and the tenderest of Spring veggies, herbs and lettuces dazzling.

WINE & BEER TASTINGS are causing a buzz at the new Wyncroft Winery and Coppercraft Distillery, with Saugatuck Brewery, Tabor Hill, Fenn Valley, Wine Sellers Blackstar, Cogdal, McIntosh, and New Holland Brewing.

LIVE MUSIC with The Sounds of Saugatuck is in all of the restaurants in town.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you'll miss half of it."
                                                                                  --- Robin Williams


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

 Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

Grand Funk Railroad with
Matthew Curry - June 3

Indigo Girls - June 17

Michael Franti & Spearhead with Nattali Rize & Notis - June 18

Trombone Shorty &
Orleans Avenue - June 21

Gary Clark Jr. - June 24

The Del McCoury Band
Bela Flack & Abigail Washburn
June 29

Spring Highlights

Splendors of Shiga
Treasures from Japan



May 11-16

May 18-23

May 26-30

"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn."  --- Hal Borland  

Spring Art Gallery Stroll
in Saugatuck and Douglas
May 2 - 4

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

James Brandess
Studios & Gallery
238 Butler St., Saugatuck

98 Center St., Douglas

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

Marcia Perry, Sculptor
Blue Star Hwy., North of Saugatuck

Amazwi Contemporary Art
249 Culver St., Saugatuck

Janice Miles Gallery
421 Water Street, Saugatuck

Good Goods
106 Mason Street, Saugatuck


 DeVos Performance Hall

Opera Grand Rapids Presents "Tosca" - May 1 & 2

May 4


David's Grand Finale featuring Mahler's Synphony #2 "Resurrection" -  May 8 & 9



Symphonic Silhouettes with
Le Ombre - May 15 & 17

A night of Neo Soul featuring Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn & Dwele - May 24

May 27

June 2 - 7

June 8

John Mellencamp - June 9

WATER: A River, A Lake, A Place
Called Saugatuck-Douglas Exhibit Opens May 24 at the History Museum

This exhibition chronicles sometimes dangerous, unpredictable, environmentally reckless, but often favorable, interactions between nature's waterscapes and daily life in Saugatuck-Douglas



Treasured Technique: Japanese Mezzotint Masters - thru May 29

A Wise Perspective: A Celebratory Collection of Works by Saugatuck High School Creatives
Opens June 12


Creativity Revealed - May 12

Real to Reel: Citizen Four - May 14

Gallery Talk: Patrick Rapai - May 21

Real to Reel: Keep on Keepin' On
June 4


Marc Cohn - May 2

Roger McGuinn - May 23

Paula Poundstone - July 17

Mason Street Theater Season Announced
Tickets on Sale NOW!

June 26 - July 12

July 24 - August 19

August 14 - August 30


Saugatuck Brewing Company

Dale Wicks - May 2
Jack Leaver - May 9
Tony Bresnahan - May 16
Brian Fedewa - May 23

Brewery Tours Every Saturday at 2 PM

“Even the hardest of Winters fears the Spring.” --- Lithuanian Proverb

Area Restaurants

The Southerner

Bowdie's Chop House

Clearbrook Grill Room

Hercules Bar & Grill

Salt of the Earth

Everyday Peoples Cafe

The Piper


Phil's Bar & Grille

The Belvedere

The Butler

Ida Red's Cottage

Pumpernickel's Eatery

Petter Wine Gallery
161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas

Wednesday, April 29 from 6 to 8
Wine Art Workshop

Saturday, May 16 from 6 yp 8
Passport to Wine

Virtue Cider proudly presents its latest edition of The Mitten, a winter cider, bourbon barrel-aged many months and finished with a bit of this season’s fresh juice.
Virtue Cider, 2170 62nd St, -  Fennville

“Spring is when you feel like whistling every day.”   --- Doug Larsen

Antiques Abound right on our doorstep:
Amsterdam in Saugatuck
Anderson Antiques in Fennville
Bentley’s Fine Antiques
Blue Star Antique Pavilion
The Olde Farmhouse Antiques
• Olde House Antiques

Allegan County Antiques Fair
April 26, May 31, June 28

"Everything to excess. To enjoy life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
 --- Robert Henlein

98 Water Street, Douglas

Through April 29

May 2 - June3

June 6 - July 1

Summer Concert Series
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21
and September 18
Tours are every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ox-Bow campus Friday night open studios starts June 19

Town Crier Race
Downtown Saugatuck
June 13

 Wickwood Inn Exclusive

Private Wine Tasting at The Petter Wine Gallery
Private Cider Tasting at Virtue Cider


Exciting Spring Food News in Saugatuck
and Douglas

Bowdie's Chop House has opened to Rave Reviews!! Great Aged Rib Eye, Crisp Organic Chicken, Roasted Marrow Bones, Truffle Fries and Blueberry Beignets. Just TERRIFIC food.



The Kirby Wine Bar is opening in early May in Douglas. Here's hoping that it's fantastic!


The Southerner with Chef Matt Millar (formerly of The Journeyman) opens on The River on May 6 serving authentic Southern cooking Matt grew up with and loves. His extraordinary talent shpuld make this regional cooking soar!! It all begins with a Morel Celebratory Dinner featuring guest chefs.


Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan
May 2 - 9

Key Events

Elvis is in the Building
S' Wonderful - A Night with Gershwin
New Odyssey Dinner Show 2015
Volksparade 2015
Fiddle Fire
The Second City Hits Home
Kinderparade 2015
Bob Newhart
Little Shop of Horrors


 Relax at Wickwood's Spa

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

"If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough."
                         --- Mario Andretti

Music at

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - May 3
Nobody's Darlin - May 10
Jay Gavan & Phil Barry - May 17
Madcat Midnight Blues Journey
May 31
Fauxgrass - June 7
Ruth & Max Bloomquist - June 14
Red Tail Ring - June 21
Stella! - June 28

“I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.”
                                           --- Sting

West Michigan Wineries




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.

"Adopt the pace of nature, the secret is patience."
                        --- H.D. Thoreau


Blue Coast Artists
Spring Tour

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


Monday evening joins us for the What Not Band and our Open-Mic Jazz Jam

"Sit quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes and the grasses grow by themselves."
--- John Lennon

May 16 - Girl's Afternoon Out

May 30 - Lunch with the Winemaker

June 27 - Fenn Valley Wine & Food Festival

Button-Petter Gallery
Artists' Champagne Reception & Opening

Saturday, June 27 from 12-5
Scott Jones & Michael Burmeister

In area restaurants
Saturday, April 25

Memorial Day Weekend
May 22- 25

Chain Ferry Starts across the Kalamazoo May 2


Golf Courses in and around Saugatuck
are OPEN!


Farmer's Markets
Holland on Wed & Sat

"Happiness is the setting of the soul into its most appropriate spot." --- Warren Buffet

"Join us and watch Spring unfold along the lakeshore."  --- Julee and Bill


Wickwood Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


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

Plus now you can Book On-line!

We're experiencing heavy bookings on many of the Spring/Summer weekends. We suggest that you do try and visit Saugatuck during the week and make your plans early so that we can see you at Wickwood Inn in the next few months!!! Hope we see you soon, Julee and Bill






Wickwood Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


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

Plus now you can Book On-line!

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Julee and Bill

Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |  
www.wickwoodinn.com   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors