Celebrating the Art of Music During Saugatuck Expo

The third week of Saugatuck Expo, June 10 – 16, celebrates the art of music throughout our communties. Live music is a staple in the Saugatuck area throughout the year, but especially during the summer months as the weather warms and allows for both indoor and outdoor venues. Highlighted by the popular Music in the Park concert series held in the heart of downtown Saugatuck on Wednesdays in Wicks Park, our music scene offers a wide variety of options for fans of every genre.

Week 3 Featured Events:

Sounds of Summer – June 10 – 16, Community-Wide, Varying Locations.

Many of our local bars, restaurants and organizations begin hosting live music for the summer in June. See the current lineup for venues, showtimes and artists for the Sounds of Summer series during Saugatuck Expo from June 10 – 16 below or download the Sounds of Summer Map. Make sure to check our Calendar of Events for live music throughout the year.

 

 

Town Crier 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – June 15, 8 a.m., Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas

Outdoor recreation lovers know that Saugatuck/Douglas is a great place to get active outdoors. For runners, here’s your chance to hit the pavement and see our towns on foot. Although this isn’t a music-centric event, runners will enjoy crossing that finish line to the live music from Kevin McDaniel, just outside the finishing area. Proceeds from this run support the Saugatuck High School Cross Country and Track program. The event schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 14th

  • 3:30 – 7 p.m. – Packet/Bib Pickup (and late registration)
    Saugatuck High School, 401 Elizabeth Street

Saturday, June 15th

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. – Packet/Bib Pickup (and late registration)
    Saugatuck High School, 401 Elizabeth Street
  • 7:50 a.m. – myTEAM Triumph Wheelers
  • 8 a.m. – Half Marathon Race begins
  • 8:15 a.m. – 10k Race Begins
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5k Race Begins
  • 9 a.m. – Kids Race

 

All races start at Saugatuck Public High School and end in Beery Field, Douglas MI. The shuttle bus (The Interurban) will be available to all runners from 9 a.m. – Noon from Beery Field to the High School. Register online and use the code SDACVB to save 10%! Visit here to view the course maps and more information.

Where to Stay During Expo

Wanting to stay the weekend for a true art lovers experience? If you book during June 7-9 with one of our featured lodging partners, you could gain access to an exclusive art event. Ticket quantities are limited. Call the Saugatuck/Douglas Welcome Center at 269-857-1701 for more details.

Saugatuck/Douglas at a Glance

Long known as the Art Coast of Michigan, the Saugatuck/Douglas region has captivated visitors with it’s creative, diverse and naturally beautiful communities. Stunning stretches of acclaimed beaches, the tranquil Kalamazoo river, quaint locally-owned boutiques, galleries and lodging, strollable downtowns and winding wooded trails; Saugatuck/Douglas has been the premier recreation and leisure destination since the early 1900s.

 

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