Celebrating the Culinary Arts during Saugatuck Expo

Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville are home to an astounding number of talented chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and culinary professionals. With this bounty of culinary delights prevalent throughout our region, the perfect way to kick-off our month-long celebration of the arts this June during Saugatuck Expo is by showcasing our great restaurants.

To celebrate the town’s rich creative history, the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SDACVB) has curated a new summer experience: Saugatuck Expo – a month-long celebration of arts and culture that have made the Art Coast of Michigan a tourism destination for 150 years. See all the great experiences taking place during Saugatuck Expo, go to www.saugatuck.com/expo

Saugatuck Expo: The Culinary Arts, June 1-9, will showcase all of the delicious ways to experience our region through our foodie-focused events, highlighted by these featured events:

Week 1 Featured Events:

Taste of EatDrinkSDF – June 1, 1-4 p.m. Wick’s Park, Downtown Saugatuck

Taste of EatDrinkSDF is an outdoor food festival with more than 10 area restaurants offering “tastes” of some of their new summer menu items. Taste of EatDrinkSDF will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Wick’s Park in downtown Saugatuck. Entry is free, food tickets are $3, beverage tickets are $5 . The event also will feature live music from the popular band The Mainstays, as well as a blind smell/taste competition to test your senses. Check the gallery below for a sneak peak of some of the dishes that you’ll get at Taste! Watch our Facebook page for more details on when ticket sales kick off.

Restaurant Week – June 2-9 – Varying Locations

To get a true taste of our communities, visit Saugatuck/Douglas during the first week of June, and bring your appetite. Eat out at any of our participating restaurants for community-wide specials that showcase the true talent and creativity of our area’s chefs. Come experience curated, specially-coursed menus with items at $10, $15 and $30 price points. The current list of participating restaurants includes:

Borrowed Time
Coast 236
Lucy’s Sauggy Dollar Bar
Salt of the Earth
Alley’s Diner
The Butler
The Mitten
Crane’s Pie Pantry, Winery & Restaurant
The Barge
Coastal Society
J. Petter Galleries
Wild Dog Cafe
Guardian Brewing Company
Root Cafe
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
Farmhouse Deli
Everyday People Cafe
Saugatuck Brewing Company
The Old Boat House
Wick’s Park Bar & Grill

Where to Stay During Expo

Wanting to visit for a true foodie experience? Don’t forget to book your stay with one of our many lodging partners for Saugatuck Expo. Click here for availability and booking.

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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