Saugatuck, Michigan

May - June Special Rates               May - June Events Calendar


Everything Old Is New Again!

Old Bird House with Faucet
“Dreams can come true again. When everything old is new again.”
                                                       --- Peter Allen

We’ve turned back time at Wickwood. Come visit during May and June and enjoy very special rates from days of yore. Yet, we’re still expanding our Breakfast, Sweets and Evening Wine Buffet because that’s what makes us a bit unique. We like old fashion fun!!!


Turn Back Time - May and June Specials
Our luxurious rooms with very special rates include our luscious Champagne
Brunch, Afternoon Tea with warm cookies, Late Night Sweets and our
Evening Wine Buffet, just fine for lingering.

English Garden

 May 1 - 21, 2009

Mid-week rates begin at $165.00

Weekend rates from $195.00


May 22 - June 30, 2009

Mid-week rates begin at $195.00

Weekends at $245.00

The Christy Suite


To take advantage of these low rates today, call us
at Wickwood Inn directly at 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465,
9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST everyday.

"Let's go backward when forward fails."

Spring Fever

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Rhodos Spring Fever

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Old Books and Flowers

Spring Fever  

Spring Fever

"We'll order now what we ordered then."

      We’ve always been old fashioned at Wickwood. Our lilac topiaries are about to bloom, the herb garden has been planted, the fraise de bois are in bud and the heirloom David Austin roses will bloom in June along with our blue Hydrangeas, foxglove, clematis, and iris.

In the kitchen we’re making batch after batch of Big Pecan Sticky Buns, Mom Miller’s Rhubarb Streusel Cake along with our new, but classic Greek Cheese Torte with Fruit, Nut and Madeira Chutney. Please indulge!


We’ve all changed our tunes. Life is no longer about stashing things; it’s about stashing memories. It’s all about taking time to enjoy those we love and doing just what we want.
“Toss out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails. Let’s go backward when forward fails.”

We'll provide the beach chairs!

"We don't stop playing because we are old. We are old because we stop playing"
--- George Bernard Shaw


May 1-June 15 Sylvia Randolph: An Artfilled Life in Saugatuck
May 1 Woodcock Walk at Dunes State Park, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 2 Jennie DeVoe Band, folk and blues, SCA
May 2 Saugatuck/Douglas Spring Preview
May 2 Blue Coast Artist’s Opening Weekend
May 2-9 Tulip Time, Holland

May 2 Girl’s Afternoon Out,  Cooking Seminars at Fenn Valley Winery
May 2 Star of Saugatuck Cruises season opens

Star of Saugatuck

May 2 Jack Tabler, guitar, The What Not Inn
May 3 Entyce croons at The What Not Inn
May 7 The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer
, Old School House May 9 International Migratory Bird Day, VanRaalte Farm - DeGraaf Nature Center
May 9-June 10 New Artists at The Water Street Gallery
May 9 Harry Lucas & The Lowdown Blues Band at What Not Inn

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes

May 17, Jazz, 6-10 pm, The What Not Inn
May 23 & June 20, Judy Show, 10 pm, Dunes Resort
June 21, Jazz, 7-11 pm, The What Not Inn
ly 15, Standards, 7-9 pm, Music in the Park, Saugatuck sponsored by Wickwood Inn
July 17 & 18, Judy Show, 8 pm, The Red Barn

May 10 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not Inn
May 12 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
May 13 Holland Farmer’s Market Opens
May 16-17 Pit and Smoke Firing Workshop, Khnemu Studio
May 16-17 Bonsai Show, Meijer Gardens
May 16 Southwest Michigan Birdathon, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 16 Southwest Michigan Birdathon, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 16 Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club Plant Sale
May 16 Entourage sings at The What Not Inn
May 17 The Michael Holmes Trio, What Not Inn
May 18 Community Pride Day
May 21 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Old School House
May 22-24 Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series, SCA
May 23 The Wonder Bread Years, Baby-Boomer comedy, SCA
May 23-30 Wildflower Sale, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 23 Lakeshore Allstar Blues Band
May 24 Hot Club of Detroit, swing dancers and gypsy jazz, SCA
May 27 The Fire Within, Khnemu Studio
May 29 Memorial Day Weekend, Parades everywhere
May 30-31 Iris Show, Meijer Gardens
May 30 Jack Tabler at The What Not Inn
May 31 Allegan Antique Market, Allegan Fairgrounds
May 31 Explore Far View Nature Park, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 31 Diego sings at The What Not Inn June


11th Waterfront Film Festival
June 11 - 14
“One of the Top 5 Film Festivals ... right up there with Cannes and Sundance”
The Screen Actor’s Guild

Outdoor screenings, movie premiers galore, The New Media Television Festival, workshops, screenplay competitions, workshops, parties and movers and shakers everywhere!!! You don’t want to miss this annual rite of Spring in Saugatuck.
It’s terrific!



Mason Street Warehouse

MSW Annual Spring Benefit
May 16, Laketown Conference Center

Summer Season

The season begins June 26th - July 19th with the Broadway hit, “The Full Monty". Based on the film, a group of unemployed steel workers dream up the ultimate money-making gimmick and along the way renew their self-esteem and remember the importance and fun of friendship.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes”, that Broadway classic of pump boys selling high octane in Grand Ole Opry country while dinettes run the Double Cupp diner. It’s an evening of country western song on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils. July 24th - August 9th.

This delightful musical of overachievers angst chroicls the experience of adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. August 14th - 30th.

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 269-857-7100


June 6 Entourage sings at The What Not Inn
June 6 Lake Macatawa Triathlon, Holland


"Art resides in the doing. The process is not magic but that’s what artists crave."
---- Charles Eames

Ox-Bow and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck Announces 2009 Schedule

For the past 99 years, Ox-Bow has remained a haven for artists and fellowship and an integral member of the Saugatuck-Douglas community. This year resolve to take a class.

June 7 Ox-Bow Class Season Begins
June 7 Tim Johnson Trio at The What Not Inn
June 1-28 The Fire Within-Exhibit of Dick Lehamn, Khenumu Gallery
June 9 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
June 9 Tuesday in the Park Concerts, Fennville
June 11 Street Performer Series, Downtown HollandJune 11-14 Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck
June 12 Summer Concert Series, Centennial Park, Holland

Saugatuck Greenmarket

June 12 Saugatuck Green Market, every Friday 8-2, SCA
June 13 Summer in The City, Waterstreet Gallery
June 13 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field, Douglas.
June 13 Entyce sings at The What Not Inn
June 14 FLAG DAY
June 14 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not Inn
June 19-20 Sticks Show, Good Goods Gallery
June 20 Saugatuck Arts & Crafts Street Fair
June 20 James Brandess Studio and Gallery Open House
June 20-21 Rose Show
, Meijer Gardens
June 20 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field, Douglas
June 20 Christy G sings at The What Not Inn
June 21 The Michael Holmes Trio
at What Not Inn
June 23 Tuesday in the Park, FennvilleJune 26-30 The Full Monty, Mason Street Warehouse
June 27 Fenn Valley Wine Fest, Fenn Valley Winery
June 27 Jack Tabler sings at The What Not
June 28 Allegan Antique Market, Allegan Fairgrounds, 7:30-4pm
June 28 Edye Evans Hyde sings at What Not Inn

Saugatuck Center for the Arts


May 14, 7 pm, Lights, Camera, Action! Michigan's Starring Role in the Film Industry, Deborah Havens, presenter Michigan is wooing the nation's film industry - is it working? A conversation about making movies in Michigan and which Hollywood stars may be spotted in the region this summer.

Main Stage at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

May 2, 8 pm, Jennie DeVoe Band DeVoe returns to the SCA for another high energy, funky pop-rock performance. Her voice – a delicious mix of scratchy blues and sweet low notes (think Bonnie Raitt fused with Tina Turner) – brings her unique blend of folk-funk-rock music to life.

May 23, The Wonder Bread Years, 8 pm Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with this fresh slice of hilarious baby-boomer Americana! Former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell will have you roaring with witty conversations about our collective youth: sugar-coated cereals, lawn darts, Jiffy Pop popcorn, and those long distance trips to "way back" of the Country Squire station wagon.

May 24, Hot Club of Detroit, 8 pm Experience the sexy, infectious rhythms of “Gypsy Jazz” with this five-time Detroit Music Award winning group and live swing dancers! The swinging sound originated in the night clubs of Paris but now the music pulses in clubs from Tokyo to San Francisco to Madrid.

June 8, Marcia Ball, 8 pm Last spring 4-time Grammy-nominee Marcia Ball brought down the house at the SCA --- now she’s back! Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent, and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.


Sylvia Randolph: Art-Filled Life, Daily 9-5 through June 22 Celebrate the life of artist Sylvia Randolph through selected works from her eight-decade career. The pieces illustrate her remarkable story and the profound influence of the community she called home which, in turn, she deeply touched.

Music in the Park
Wicks Park, Saugatuck
7 - 9 pm Wednesdays
June 24 - Sept. 2

Some featured groups are

Don Middlebrook &
The LivingSoul
on July 1

Zion Lion Raggae Band
on July 22


New restaurants in town ---

449 Water Street

236 Culver Street

2948 Blue Star Highway


The Red Barn
The Red Barn Cabaret Series

May 17, 7 pm, The True Reality Show, Let us introduce you to 4Now. Earlier in 2006, the four of us sat down to discuss our desires to be part of a musical group expressing our faith in this world and in spirit. Each of us is an accomplished and gifted performer / musician, with our own distinctive style; but put the four of us on a stage together, and we’ll blow the roof off the place!

May 31, 7 pm, Side By Side, Audience pleasing favorites from Broadway to Blues by two of West Michigan’s most popular entertainers, Mary Rademacher & Mark Kahny

Gregg Sanborn

June 7, 7 pm, Songs I Sing In The Garden, Garden songs from pop to jazz to Broadway by Gregg Sanborn with Kayle Clement.

June 12 & 13, 8 pm, Boogie Woogie Babies 1940's Review, The original Boogie Woogie Babies show, featuring tight Andrews Sisters harmony, interesting historical trivia and audience participation.

June 14, 7 pm, Welcome To Yesterday, The Nocturne Trio is a three-man “a cappella” vocal group that specializes in singing music from the 1930’s and 40’s.

June 25 & 26, 8 pm and June 27, 2 pm, Not For Women Only, Audiences, including men! – will LOVE this exciting, entertaining musical revue filled with songs from Broadway, off-Broadway, cabaret, jazz, pop & country. The show is a little sassy, a bit naughty & a whole lot of fun.



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.

2009 Museum Exhibit
Summertime: One Hundred Years
of Leisure at the Lake Michigan Shore

Oval Beach Parking Lot - 1959

Museum is open daily from Noon to 4 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends in Sept. & Oct.



In this classic screwball comedy, an unscrupulous Broadway producer struggles to find a backer for his new show. June 19th - July 25th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland


A bubbly 60's musical about romance in a Wash-O-Rama where Cindy, the laundromat attendant, has three guardian angels appear to help her turn her life around and teach her lessons about life and love. June 26th - August 13th, Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland

This show embodies one of comedy's most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. July 10th - August 14th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

Six generations have read the story. This one will sing it! Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is turned into a musical that surrounds the story of the four March sisters. July 17th - August 15th, DeWitt Theatre, Holland

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