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

This is Why You’ll Love the Saugatuck Christmas Parade

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With the holiday season comes some of the best events in the entire calendar year. The Saugatuck Christmas Parade is no exception! Join in on the fun on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and see all the characters in costume. Per tradition, parade patrons are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from the movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The parade isn’t the only fun Christmas event going on around that time, though. Read on to learn more.

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The Saugatuck Christmas Parade Headlines the Day

Don’t miss the main event! The parade begins at 1 p.m., as it does every year, on Butler Street in downtown Saugatuck. Get into costume and join the ranks! Characters like Cindy Lou Who, famed Mayor Augustus Maywho, the Grinch, and even his dog Max will all be in attendance marching in the parade. Watch as Mayor Augustus Maywho leads the way as parade marshall, and see all the elaborate costumes.

In addition to all the fun costumes, the women-only Peppermint Stick Brigade will be there in full red and gold garb to welcome in the holiday season. Along with them, the men-only Snow Shovel Drill Team performs their famed snow shovel drills to the crowd’s delight. Lastly, the Saugatuck High School Band marches, performing Christmas music to inaugurate the season. Oh, and don’t forget the best-dressed pets!

Other Fun Activities That Day

After the parade, families with children can enjoy Santa’s Workshop in downtown Saugatuck, starting at 11 a.m. It’s the perfect chance for the kiddos to see exactly where their toys come from and meet Santa. Kids crafts, music, tree decorating, and refreshments await you and your little ones! Throughout the afternoon, free carriage rides will leave from Coral Gables Annex and take you on a whimsical winter journey through town. That evening, a holiday tree lighting takes place at the Rose Garden on Butler Street in downtown Saugatuck. Come out and enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies and join in the holiday carols. It’s the perfect way to end a full day of holiday fun.