July 14, 2017 (2 pm – 6 pm)
Enjoy the afternoon at the COA Lowe Center with the grandkids. Grandparents and children are invited to join in the fun with games, activities, hay rides, and more starting at 2 p.m. Summer fun is then followed by entertainment from Comedian Magician John Dudley starting at 4 pm, Then, wrap up the afternoon with dinner at 5 pm.
Cass County COA, The Lowe Center
60525 Decatur Rd.
Cassopolis, MI 49031 – Directions
Call to make reservations: (269) 445-8110
Dowagiac Annual Summer in the City Festival
July 20, 2017 – July 22, 2017 (10 am – 5 pm)
Dowagiac Summer in the City, opens Thursday evening, July 20, and continues through Saturday. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the community celebration is truly a family-friendly event, featuring The Taste of Dowagiac, a community-wide worship service, vocal, instrumental and dance performances, action sports and Summer on Tap craft brew event.
Parents are sure to appreciate the children’s interactive entertainment and games. Families can browse summer redesign sales of specialty shops, and the booths of craftsmen, artisans and community organizations.
Registration is also open for the AMAZING RACE, returning July 22. See details on the Dowagiac Chamber website.
For more information or to register for commercial booth space call (269) 782.8212, and be sure to check out the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce website for ALL the details of this fun weekend!
32nd Annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow
September 02, 2017 – September 03, 2017 (9 am)
The Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow is a gathering place of Native American people who come to meet, dance sing and renew and strengthen their rich cultural heritage. Located on tribal land in Pokagon Township, more than 100 Native American dancers from throughout the Great Lakes compete for cash prizes as they celebrate the end of the huckleberry harvest.
Under the Harvest Moon Festival
October 14, 2017 (10 am – 4 pm)
Hosted by the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce, this event showcases the Michigan-grown produce, antiques, and handmade artisan merchandise.
Additional details for Under the Harvest Moon Festival.
See the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce website for additional details and commercial booth registration form.
Marcellus Bluegill Frolic
August 24 – 26, 2017
The Marcellus Bluegill Frolic is a festival everyone looks forward to every year. There is a parade, crowning of a Frolic King and Queen, music, and entertainment, and carnival food, games, prizes, and rides. Don’t miss this event!
Bluegill Frolic parade route: the parade will begin at the eastern end of Monroe Street. It will proceed west on Monroe street to the end and turn south on Jones Street. It will continue south one block and turn east on North street and follow it to the end. It will then turn right and end at the old co-op.
Check out the Marcellus Bluegill Frolic Facebook page for reviews.
Discover Winter Nights at Dr. T. K. Lawless Park
January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10 (5 – 9 pm)
Come out for sledding on the lighted tubing hill, 3 miles of lighted cross-country skiing trails, tractor-drawn sleigh rides, refreshments and a bonfire.
Saturday nights, January 13 through February 10. Admission is $2.00 park entry fee, and $1:00 per person for tractor-drawn sleigh rides. As always, availability of certain activities is dependent on the weather.
Dowagiac Ice Time Festival
February 03, 2018 (9 am – 4 pm)
The Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts this winter arts festival. Ice carving artisans compete for cash prizes and create ice sculptures on the sidewalks of downtown Dowagiac. You can also gather around a campfire with wood carvers for S’mores. Judge the chili provided by local restaurateurs vying for Southwest Michigan’s spiciest chili!
Check out the Dowagiac Chamber website for more details on the Ice Time Festival.
Dogwood Fine Arts Festival
May 11, 2018 – May 20, 2018 (9 am – 5 pm)
The 27th annual Dogwood Fine Arts Festival is a community tradition that hosts nationally recognized visual and performing artists.
Look for updated information on the Dogwood Festival website as the date of this event nears.
Oshke-Kno-Kewewen Traditional Pow Wow
May 26, 2018 – May 27, 2018 (9 am)
On Memorial Day Weekend at the Oshke-Kno-Kewewen Traditional Pow Wow, the Potawatomi showcase their culture with dancing, singing, drumming, traditional foods and artwork. The Oshke-Kno-Kewewen Pow Wow takes place on tribal land at Rodgers Lake on Sink Road.
Look for updated information on this event closer to the event date on the Pokagon Pow Wow website.