Category Archives: Michigan City Festivals and Events

Ship and Shore Blues Festival, Michigan City, IN

blues art

For two days national and local artists will head to Michigan City to croon the blues to the audience gathered at the lakefront Guy Foreman Amphitheater for the Ship and Shore Blues Festival. The first singer takes the stage at noon and the last act of the day goes on at 10:00 PM.

Not only is there great blues, but  festival-goers can express their creativity with Wine & Canvas, or Cookies & Canvas for the kids. Local artists provide step-by-step instructions to help participants create a painting while sipping wine or cocktails.

Even those who have never ridden a motorcycle can experience  a Harley Davidson – on a stationary stand under the supervision of a pro. Fire up the engine and switch through the gears for a taste of the Harley experience.

Kids can hang out in the Kids Quest area for arts and crafts, face painting and other activities, or play video games in the climate controlled Game Truck.

Tickets are available online at the festival website or at the gate the day of the festival.

For the music lineup, ticket prices and additional information about the  Ship and Shore Blues Festival, please visit the festival website: http://shipandshorebluesfestival.com

The 2016 Ship and Shore Blues Festival takes place on September 3 and 4.

Soccer in the Sand, Grand Haven, MI & Michigan City, IN

Photo by Victoria Pickering
Photo by Victoria Pickering

Each summer the Soccer in the Sand tournament takes place nationwide on beaches from San Diego, California to Rochester, New York, with stops at popular Lake Michigan beach towns Grand Haven, MI and Michigan City, IN.

Games in Grand Haven and Michigan City take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday. The beach is divided into several soccer fields where teams made up of boys, girls and adults show off their skills to throngs of onlookers. Don’t be surprised if you spot players and spectators alike staking a dip in the cool Lake Michigan water in between matches.

Groups can sign up at the Soccer in the Sand website. There are 4 players and a goalie on the field per side, and event organizers recommend having 7 to 10 players per team. Players play barefoot or in socks, with special “sand soccer socks” available for purchase at the event.

The 2016 Soccer in the Sand tournaments on the lakeshore take place:

on June 24 & 25 in Grand Haven

on July 16 & 17 in Michigan City