Halloween in Saugatuck 2019!

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Halloweekend is coming up. You’ve got a plan for your costume, but where will you go to show it off? Whether you’re looking for kid friendly activities or you want to light up the night, you’ll find something fun to do this Halloween in Saugatuck 2019.

Celebrate Halloween in Saugatuck

Glow in the Park

October 25, 2019 | 6-10 p.m. | Coghlin Park, Saugatuck

Get your glow on at this fun, family friendly annual kick off party for Halloween weekend. There will be music, food, drinks and plenty of opportunities to glow. Come in your own glowing gear and then enhance it with UV reactive face painting, black light areas, and a merchandise booth.

Halloween Kids & Pet Parade

October 26, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Wicks Park, Saugatuck

Saugatuck’s Annual Halloween Kids & Pet Parade is always a fun event.  Partake in hot cocoa, cookies, costume contests, and candy at this beloved annual Saugatuck event. Costumed kids, adults, and pets alike are welcome to join in the fun. Line up at 11:30 a.m. for the parade in front of Wicks Park on Water Street. Parade begins at Noon.

Annual “Hallowine” Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

October 26, 2019 | 12-5 p.m. | J. Petter Galleries, Douglas

Come see a Certified Master Ice Carver create ghoulish creatures from pumpkins and gourds, while tasting through Fall-focused wines.  Both the wine and spooky pumpkin creations will be available for purchase.

Pre-Parade Halloween Party and Photoboooth

October 26, 2019 | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Virtue Cider, Fennville

Dress in your Halloween best for the costume contest! This 21+ costume contest will award prizes in four categories: Cutest couple, Scariest, Farmiest, and Best Pet Costume.  It’s always a good time at Virtue Cider!

Douglas Halloween Parade for Adults

October 26, 2019 | 9:30 p.m. | Line up at Beery Field, Douglas

This energetic display of clever costumes kicks off when the darkness sets in. Adults march through the village of Douglas dressed in their Halloween best. Join in on the fun–line up begins at 9:30 p.m. at Beery Field in Douglas.

Halloween Party at The Dunes

October 26, 2019 | Immediately following the parade | The Dunes Resort

Queens, Kings and Stranger Things begins at 9 pm with karaoke at 9:30 pm.  Join the party before and/or immediately following the Downtown Douglas Halloween Parade for a night of gender blending fun and mayhem.  This is a must attend with a costume contest for best Group, Drag and Costume.

Featured Image: Douglas Halloween by Erin K. Wilkinson

Best Time to Visit Saugatuck in 2019

There are many reasons to visit Saugatuck year-round. Most people choose summer for obvious reasons but have you seen Oval Beach in the fall? Or experienced a hygge getaway in the winter? And these parks are beautiful in the spring.

But if you’re planning to vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan and want to know the best time to visit this year– the answer is June.

Why June is the best time to visit

This year Saugatuck is putting on an entire month of special events and activities in June called Saugatuck Expo. Here’s what you can look forward to…

Taste of EatDrink Saugatuck/ Douglas and Fennville

June 1, 2019- This outdoor food festival will showcase more than 10 local restaurants. Enjoy live music, drinks and sample new menu items from your favorite restaurants.

Summer Gallery Stroll

June 8, 2019- See what’s new this year in Saugatuck and Douglas galleries. Each gallery will be offering unique experiences like live music and refreshments during this event.

Sounds of Summer

June 10 – 16, 2019- A week of live music at local bars and restaurants.

In the Heights

June 21 – 23, 2019- From Lin Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash hit Hamilton, comes In The Heights – about a vibrant neighborhood where the coffee from the corner bodega is sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. 

Shakespeare in the Park

June 29- This free mini renaissance-themed festival in Coughlin park will feature food and drink and a performance of Romeo and Juliet by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.

Book June Lodging

We have options for both whole week and weekend stays throughout the month of June. Check out our thoughtfully prepared vacation homes and find the perfect place to stay in Saugatuck in June.

Top 5 Places to Stay in Saugatuck – Memorial Weekend

There are many options to sift through when deciding where to stay in Saugatuck for Memorial weekend. So many in fact that if you don’t already have a go-to vacation rental, bnb or hotel you may have to navigate through multiple websites just to find the right place. If this sounds all too familiar you’re in luck because these are our top 5 properties and the experiences you can have in them over Memorial weekend.

Borrowed Thyme

Sleeps 10, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath

If golfing all weekend sounds like a perfect holiday then consider this your clubhouse. You can walk over to Clearbrook Golf Club for your tee time and grab a great cocktail and meal at The Grill Room. A signature course designed by Arnold Palmer is also close by at The Ravines.

Plenty of space for family or friends in this four bedroom, three bath home.

Tranquil water feature and outdoor fireplace to unwind by.

This family-friendly association of log cabin style homes is the perfect setting for a memorable kick-off to summer.

Kingfisher Cove Cabins

Sleeps 8, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

Walk to the association swimming pool and swimming dock on Goshorn Lake.

Bunk room for the kiddos. (Cabin 16)

Relax in the hot tub once the kids are in bed. (Cabin 27)

Seek solace at this zen-like cottage within walking distance to Lake Michigan.

Wake Robin

Sleep 6, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

A calming interior compliments the quiet cul-du-sac neighborhood.

Read a book, nap in the sun or answer some emails- choose wisely!

Saugatuck Townhome 7

Sleeps 6, 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath

Restaurants and shops will be eager to serve you on this inaugural weekend of summer so why not stay close by? Spend the day browsing shops and sipping drinks alongside your fellow Midwesterners.

Beautiful kitchen and bright second level living space.

Small balcony above downtown Saugatuck.

This low-key cottage comes with an amazing view and your own piece of Lake Michigan beach.

Beach Cottage

Sleeps 8, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

Enjoy a wood fire in the fireplace.
We know you’ll want to spend most of your time in the backyard at the beach.

Want to keep looking? Check out our list of beach properties in Fennville, or walk to beach properties in Saugatuck/ Douglas.

Saugatuck Michigan Cabin Rentals

Kingfisher Cove Cabin Porch

The Kingfisher Cove cabins are popular Michigan cabin rentals for vacationers coming to the Saugatuck area because of their convenient location and enticing mix of amenities. These new construction cabins were built in 2007 and are all superbly maintained making them perfect for your next vacation to Saugatuck.

Location and Beach Access

At just over two miles away from downtown Saugatuck, the location can’t be beat. A paved bike trail picks up in front of the neighborhood taking you right into downtown Saugatuck. The same trail also goes to Lake Michigan– about a 4 mile ride.

Within the neighborhood a boardwalk leads you to spring-fed, no-wake Goshorn lake where you’ll find a swimming dock. If lake access weren’t enough, there is an association swimming pool open from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. All of the cabins provided by Lakeshore Lodging have private hot tubs as well.

Are all the cabins the same?

All Kingfisher Cove cabins are roughly the same size and layout, sleeping a maximum of 8 people with three bedrooms and two bathroom. Some of the differences are subtle but each can offer a different experience based on your needs. This list points out the marquee features of each cabin to help you find the right one.

Kingfisher Cove Cabin 2

Upgraded appliances and furniture. Stylish bathroom fixtures. Closest to Blue Star Highway. Bunk beds.

Kingfisher Cove Cabin 16

Closest to the pool and boardwalk. Bunk beds.

Kingfisher Cove Cabin 27

Wood burning fireplace. Largest patio/ fire pit area. Bunk beds.

Kingfisher Cove Cabin 28

Two king bedrooms and one full bedroom. Picnic table.

Kingfisher Cove Cabin 29

End unit of the cul-du-sac. Log frame patio table. Bunk beds.

Great for Family Reunions

Renting a row of adjacent cabins is a great option to scale up for a large group or gathering. You’ll need to book early to get a grouping but everything is so close that spreading across the neighborhood isn’t a bad option.

Looking for Michigan cabin rentals in fall or winter? Check out our list of cozy cabins.

Best apple orchards in Southwest Michigan

apple orchards in southwest michigan

There is nothing more quintessentially fall than going to an apple orchard, picking your own peck, and warming up with cider and donuts afterward. There’s plenty of great places to do just that in Southwest Michigan. These are the top 5 u-pick apple orchards in Southwest Michigan.

Top 5 apple orchards in Southwest Michigan

Crane Orchards

6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

Crane Orchards really has it all, with a U-Pick apple orchard, corn maze, cow train, and hay rides. After a day jam packed with fall fun like that, you’ll probably be hungry. Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant and Winery is right on site and offers a selection of great meals, a bakery with homemade treats, and house-made hard cider and wine.

Overhiser Orchards

6405 109th Ave. South Haven, MI 49090

This orchard boasts u-pick apples, wagon rides, a historical barn tour, a corn maze, and a variety of farm animals you can see. Take part in the Great Pumpkin Search for a day of hot apple cider, pumpkin picking and fall family fun you won’t soon forget.

Virtue Cider

2170 62nd St., Fennville, MI 49408

Virtue Farms serves craft made hard cider on their scenic farm. Visit Virtue Cider on October 20, 2018 for Apple Fest, an annual festival with tons of fun fall activities. Horse drawn cart rides, a field maze, and a farmers market are just a few of the attractions you can anticipate on that day.

McIntosh Orchards

6431 107th Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090

McIntosh Orchards offers u-pick apples alongside house made hard cider and wine. Check out the cider mill, farm tours, and farm market as well.

Dutch Farm Market

6967 109th Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090

This popular South Haven market has tasty baked goods and ice cream alongside a selection of locally produced goods. You can choose to purchase some already picked fresh apples or pick your own at this spot.