New Buffalo's Ship and Shore Festival offers arts, crafts, games, live music

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

The 30th edition of New Buffalo's Ship and Shore Festival gets underway Friday night.

Whittaker Street has been shut down to vehicle traffic and opened up to pedestrians in search of arts, crafts, games, and live music.

Kid-friendly events on Saturday and Sunday include ice cream and watermelon eating contests.

You can browse artwork from dozens of local artisans and crafters, or sample locally produced micro-brews at the beer tents.

Wines from nearby Round Barn Winery are perfect complements to the mouthwatering dishes prepared by local restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines from Mexican to Italian to Asian.

The annual lighted boat parade will take place on Saturday after dusk and will be followed by a fireworks show.

A 5K run is also planned for Saturday.

Admission to the festival is $5. For much more information on events and times, visit

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