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Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Events
Christmas in July
Christmas comes to town in what will be a Merry weekend. The gift of time with families will be memorable as campers are encouraged to decorate their sites with lights and decorations. Owners will award the best site! Craft time, holiday-themed games and Outdoor Family Movie Night are all planned. Be ready to share whether you've been naughty or nice as the Polar Express will deliver a visit from our own jolly Saint Nick!
Princess in the Park
Join us for a fun Princess in the Park weekend where our special guests Belle and Cinderella will grace us with their presence at our campground. Kids will have fun taking pictures and interacting with them and enjoy a craft time on Saturday afternoon. Kids are invited to dress in their favorite costume throughout the weekend as well!
Dog Days of Summer
Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer by bringing your "best friend" camping! During this weekend, we will celebrate our dogs with a special Friday Night Ice Cream Social. For an additional $1 get a "Doggie Dish" for Fido, during our Friday night Ice Cream Social - all proceeds go to support KOA Care Camps. On Saturday night, we will have a Doggie Parade where your pooch can strut their stuff with all their other canine pals. Your pet will be sure to enjoy hanging out with you at your site, running around in our K-9 Park, or going for a walk on our nature trail.
Labor Day Weekend
Celebrate all your hard work and the final weekend before the fall schedule kicks back into session full-swing. Our holiday pancake breakfast starts off your Sunday. During the weekend, kids will enjoy making a craft, barrel train rides and our final Outdoor Family Movie Night of the season. The weekend will end with our annual glow stick parade around the campground and a fun dance party.
VKR Appreciation Weekend
Value Kard Rewards (VKR) members get a FREE night! Allow us to show our appreciation for the loyalty our Value Kard Reward members have shown all year. Stay with us on Friday, September 18, and get Saturday night free! The weekend events include a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning in support of KOA Care Camps, a craft time for everyone young and old, and fresh donuts on Sunday morning. Note: Must have enrolled in VKR prior to arrival.
Halloween Harvest Weekend #1
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Due to popular demand, this year we will hold two Halloween Harvest Weekends. During Week #1, guests are encouraged to decorate their camp sites, owners will choose a winner for the best site. Fun for all ages, a craft time will involve building your own scarecrow that you can enjoy for the weekend and even take home with you to enjoy throughout the fall. (Please note: Straw and all materials will be provided, and a nominal fee will be charged for this craft.) Later in the day, everyone is encouraged to wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade with "trailer-treating" at night.
Halloween Harvest Weekend #2
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Guests are encouraged to prepare their famous chili recipes for this charity event (KOA Care Camps). Participants and hungry campers meet inside our Club House for our forth annual Chili Cook-off competition. Guests are also encouraged to decorate their camp sites, and wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade and "trailer-treating" at night.
In addition to this being our last weekend as we concluded the 2020 season, this weekend also falls on Columbus Day, which is a three-day weekend for many of our guests. Bonus activities will be scheduled on Sunday as well, before we bid all our guests a fond farewell.
Local Area Events
Glad-Peach Festival - Coloma
(UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY THIS ANNUAL EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2020)
This is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, which are both grown locally. The festival provides three days of family fun for all ages. Events include live music on two stages, a classic car show parade. and a beautiful aerial fireworks display.
National Blueberry Festival - South Haven
(UPDATE: ON JUNE 1, 2020, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RENEWED THEIR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING A SAFE, COMMUNITY EVENT) The National Blueberry Festival is held on the second weekend of August each year, and is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals! We're proud of South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents in our area. Van Buren County is the Nation's most prolific producer of highbush blueberries, and Michigan as a whole produces upward of 100 million pounds each year. Growers, packers, u-picks, specialty equipment, agri-tourism, cottage industry and more convene right here in Southwest Michigan, and it's all thanks to the delicious and healthy king of fruits- the almighty blueberry!
Four Flags Area Apple Festival - Niles
Blue Coast Artists - South Haven
An annual west Michigan event, take in the autumn color while touring eight studios in Southwest Michigan's rural landscape between South Haven, Saugatuck and Fennville. Each site will feature original artwork, refreshments, and most artists will offer various demonstrations. Each studio is unique and offers a glimpse of a working artist's creative process.
Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Fair - Berrien Springs
Presented and organized by volunteers from Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Sodus, MI. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for artists and craftsmen to sell a wide variety of handmade items and to maintain our reputation for having the “Best Arts & Crafts Show” in southwest Michigan. The show provides a marketplace for exhibitors and shoppers, a friendly, fun-filled event for attendees, and an opportunity for members of Chapel Hill Church to work together and grow in faith. Profits go to support Local, National and Worldwide missions!