South Haven/VanBuren CVB Light Up the Lakes

Fireworks that Light up the Lake, any lake really, is the ultimate 4th of July experience. But it’s even more ULTIMATE when it can illuminate the waters—as it does in downtown South Haven—all the way from North Beach to South Beach. Imagine fireworks streaking across the skies—from sea to shining sea! This will be especially spectacular when coordinated with a fantastic soundtrack from COSY radio 103.7 FM. Be sure to also tune in to the 3-hour COSY pre-show broadcast which begins at 7:00 p.m. Light up the Lakes begins at dusk on July 3rd, but if you prefer, you can even watch it live from the comfort of your home on South Haven’s live camera. A parade will follow on the morning of July 4th beginning at the high school and continuing down Phoenix Street, with lots of other holiday activities going on in the area through July 7th.


Boatwerks Restaurant; 4th of July Buffet - 5:00 -8:00 p.m.

It’s almost the 4th of July!  How about starting a new tradition? OF COURSE! It should involve red, white, and blue, a backyard BBQ, open air and sunshine, and soothing water views. Now imagine you can get all of this, plus more, and with no effort AT ALL! Come on out to the Boatwerks Backyard Griller Buffet in the courtyard or open-air ballroom, from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy the water, the views, and the delicious festive dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Every 4th of July buffet needs Saucy Ribs, and Smoked Brisket, BBQ Shrimp & Chicken, Baked beans, Potato Salad, a boat-load of pies, and so much more! Then head on over to Holland’s Kollen Park at dusk and watch the colorful fireworks over Lake Macatawa. Sounds like the perfect day.


River St Joe, Ride River St Joe; July 2nd and every Tuesday at 6;30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to get in on that coveted group bike ride every week. Every Tuesday, at the River Saint Joe Brewery in Buchanan,  you can pick your group based on level, speed, distance, and terrain and then pedal your way—fast or slow -for a one-hour ride through some great roads and scenery. Check out the Ride RSJ Facebook group for details, updates, and weather notices, and bring your bike for the 6:30 sharp departure. But after the ride, the real fun begins. Hang with your new friends at the River Saint Joe Brewery and enjoy food & drinks and more camaraderie, with $1 off beers for participating riders.