Saugatuck, Michigan


Just when you think Summer is over --- the warm breezes of Lake Michigan waft over our Villages indulging us in an extraordinarily long Indian Summer that lasts all of September and October. It translates to fun on the beach, in our shops and galleries, our wineries, and all around town. Good times just keep going ---

Wickwood         Galleries         Wineries


Sweet & Spicy Peaches
For most of us, peach season is never long enough and thank goodness Crane’s Orchard is still harvesting Red Stars, Red Havens, and Blazing Stars galore. The perfect peach presented simply, on a plate with only a knife, is a welcome sight at the end of a meal all over Italy and France. We love ours in gallettes, pies, crisps, ice cream or grilled, but here’s a new twist to give a little spice to your peach repertoire. Serves 6 peach lovers.

l 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
l Pinch of red pepper flakes
l Zest of 2 limes
l 6 peaches, peeled and sliced

Combine well the sugar, red pepper flakes and lime zest in a small bowl. Sprinkle peaches with the sugar mixture and let macerate for 15 minutes. Serve with vanilla or peach ice cream atop. Nice.


August & September Calendar



Penthouse (1933)
Warner Baxter & Myrna Loy

Living on Velvet (1935) Kay Francis & George Brent

Wife vs, Secretary (1936) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow & Myrna Loy

The Toast of New York (1937) Edward  Arnold, Cary Grant & Francis Farmer

It's a Wonderful World (1939) Claudette Colbert & James Stewart

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre
Deception (1946) Bette Davis & Paul Henreid
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Rex Harrison & Linda Darnell
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson & Alec Guinness

Steppin In It
August 23

Nobody's Darlin'
August 30


Mason Street Warehouse

Summer Season

Through 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 through August 29  3 PM - 7 PM


The Water is OPEN!

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 through 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.


Meijer Gardens
Summer Concert Series

August 21
Jeff Daniels

August 22
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

August 24
Pat Benatar &
Neil Giraldo

August 31
Guster & Jack’s Mannequin



Saturday, September 17

The 2011 Heritage Festival Home Tour celebrates the charming village character of Douglas, Michigan. The buildings opened for this special event are modest in size but ideal for today’s "small is beautiful" design and living sensibilities - and they range in time from the village’s oldest (1851) to stylishly contemporary. Together, they mirror the interesting lives of the people who live in Douglas today.

See the various ways that historic structures have been preserved and re-imagined for contemporary use. You’ll be delighted by the sophistication and appeal of this West Michigan village.


Fruit Picking
strawberries | raspberries blueberries | blackberries
peaches | apples



The Red Barn

August 26 & 27

With a groundbreaking combination of country music and rhythm & blues, Buddy Holly and the Crickets catapulted to national stardom in just three short years with such hits as That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, and It’s So Easy. Don't miss this nostalgic story featuring the songs that take you back to the fabulous 50s!

September 16

After a year’s absence and another sold out summer on the East Coast and Europe, Michael Holmes is delighted to bring his award winning production of The Judy Show back home to Saugatuck's Red Barn Theater for one night only.

September 17

Remember these hits? "Sh-boom" by The Chords. How about "Itty Bitty Pretty One" by the Alley Cats. Everybody's favorite "One Fine Day" by The Chiffons. "Dream a Little Dream" and the Mamas and the Papas in their San Francisco bath tub. You can enjoy these songs and a trip through popular music history with The Adams Family Band in a special one-night performance

Sept. 23-35, 30, Oct. 1

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Hilarious!


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.





Saturday, August 27
Jenna Mammina
Barefoot Indoor Picnic Concert

Tuesdays - Pranayama Yoga
Wednesdays - Ashtanga
     Fundamental Yoga
Thursdays - Hot Power Yoga


Fall Village Events

 l Goddess show back at Ark Gallery Aug 27 through Sept 18
l Labor Day Bridge Walk Sep 5
l Douglas Wine & Art Stroll Sep 10
l Mt. Baldhead Challenge Sep 10
l Clothesline Art Show Sep 17
l Allegan Antique Market Sep 25
l Octoberfest Oct 1
l Annual Blue Coasts Artists Fall Tour Oct 1 & 2
l Fifth Annual Road Rally Oct 8
l Gallery Stroll Oct 8 & 9
l Chili Cook-Off Oct 9
l Fall Funfest Oct 15
l Halloween Celebration & Parade Oct 29

Sailboats in the Saugatuck harbor

Chain ferry


Your Picture, Here: An Exhibition of Faces in Places that Define Saugatuck-Douglas
Through October 3

August 27


August 22 - The Bergamot

August 29 - Lake Folk

Janice Ian
Thursday, September 8

Free Form Knitting
Thursday, September 22



Music in the Park
Under the Gazebo in Wicks Park in Saugatuck every Wednesday in the summer from 7-9 PM


• Aug 24 Los Bandits
• Aug 31 Schrock Brothers

 See you there!


Wine Tasting Rooms

Round Barn Winery


Fenn Valley Vineyard

Performing Arts In The Vineyard

August 21 Third Coast Ensemble - string ensemble


Saugatuck Brewing Company

Aug 20 Music - Why Not Astronaut
Aug 25 Music - Lew Russ
Aug 27 Music - The Trace



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


Sept. 21 - Oct. 9
Only 30 minutes from Saugatuck

Artwork of all kinds fills Grand Rapids for a huge annual celebration of creativity where visitors choose the winner of the $250,000 prize.

Saugatuck-Douglas artists
unite for ArtPrize

Twenty-four Saugatuck-Douglas painters contributing to the 150-square-foot ArtPrize entry called "Re-View: Saugatuck Douglas" that will hang in The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids for the third annual art competition opening in September. The world's largest Art Prize h-m-m!

The 15-by-10-foot re-creation of the iconic work of art school painters along the Kalamazoo River is bringing together creative talents that are sometimes divided by that very river.


Taste of Saugatuck

Sunday, August 28
Noon - 7

"When we dream alone, it's just a dream, but when we dream together,
it's the beginning of a new reality."    --- Brazilian Proverb

Dream along with us ---
                                                              --- Julee and Bill


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


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


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Julee and Bill

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