Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday Events
Slow Down with Fall Camping
As summer begins its slow fade and the pace of life feels as if it's picking up... slow down with some fall camping. Wake up to the morning sun warming the air, drying the dew that kissed the grass during the evening hours. Smell the scent of breakfast wafting in the air, greeting the promise of a new day. Visit one of the numerous orchards or award-winning vineyards in our area, calming your spirit and delighting your senses. Or, go for a hike in the woods or walk along the shores of the fresh water ocean we call Lake Michigan, stretching this moment as if it could last forever. Then relax at the campground, enjoying the cooler temperatures as you sit by the warmth of your campfire, listen to the rustling breeze rushing through the mature trees that have begun to dress themselves in radiant colors.
Work can wait, as you enjoy one more camping night with your family and friends.
Halloween Harvest Weekend #1 (Scarecrow Craft)
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures and our three Harvest Halloween 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: In order to make this a FREE activity, guest are asked to bring their own clothes and a pillow case for the scarecrow, Straw and frame materials will be provided at no cost.) Later in the day, everyone is encouraged to wear fun costumes to participate in "trailer-treating" at night.
Halloween Harvest Weekend #2 (Pumpkin Painting)
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures, and our popular three Halloween Harvest Weekends. During Week #2, guests are encouraged to decorate their camp sites, owners will choose a winner for the best site. Fun for all ages will be had with a pumpkin painting craft time for the whole family. Let the fun continue as you take them home with you to enjoy throughout the fall. (Please note: All supplies are 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 #3 (Annual Chili Cook-Off)
Fall camping brings more memories as we enjoy cooler temperatures. Guests are encouraged to prepare their famous chili recipes for this annual charity event to benefit Care Camps. Participants and hungry campers are invited to enjoy our sixth annual Chili Cook-off competition, where we will announce our grand total of monies raised for the season. Guests are also encouraged to decorate their camp sites, and wear fun costumes to participate in "trailer-treating" at night.
Come enjoy some great fall camping as we conclude the 2023 season.
Opening Weekend Spring Fling
We have missed you! So, come celebrate the end of your cabin fever and allow our team to welcome you as one of the first guests of the 2024 camping season! Owners Mark & Karla Lemoine will personally welcome you with FREE donuts and coffee that will be provided on Saturday morning. All guests will also receive a supply of free kindling at every site, from the sticks and twigs we or you'll find in your fire pit or around your site. No need to forage in the woods, please. Discounted, non-peak season rates will apply.
Cabin Fever Spring Camping
Celebrate the arrival of spring by staying with us in one of our cabins, deluxe cabins, or rustic-chic glamping tents. Create your own event with your family and friends, paying the lowest rates of the season! These "hotel rooms in an outdoor package" are a perfect way to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors without giving up creature comforts. Plus, you'll beat the summer crowds as you relax and explore Michigan's Great southwest.
Care Camps Big Weekend
Camp for a cause and help raise money for KOA's official charity, Care Camps. Celebrating their 40th year of bringing the joy, hope and healing power of the outdoors to children with cancer, Care Camps provides a camping experience at more than 132 specialized oncology camps across North America. When guests stay with us on May 10-11, 2024, the Coloma/St/ Joseph KOA Holiday will donate 50% of their stay to support Care Camps. Additional donations will also be gladly accepted and sent to help these special children and their families. For more information, you can visit www.carecamps.org.
Memorial Day - Start of Summer Celebration
Father's Day Weekend
Christmas in July
Christmas comes to town during the month of July in what is always a joyous weekend. Time with families will be memorable as campers are encouraged to decorate their sites with lights and decorations. A best decorated site contest winner will be selected for a special prize, craft time, activities and even a visit from our own Santa Clause are also expected.
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. The weekend will end with our annual glow stick parade around the campground and a fun dance party.
Local Area Events
Antiques on the Bluff (Sundays) - St. Joseph
Antiques on the Bluff offers something old that is new to you! This popular community event is held along tree lined Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan. This antique show is a premier event for St. Joseph and antiquers around Southwest Michigan!Located in Lake Bluff Park the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month May-October.Rain or shine event.
Farmer's Market (Saturdays) - St. Joseph
The freshness of this event once again returns to delight your senses. Every Saturday (9am-2pm), there is a farmer's market at Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, located between Broad and Pleasant Streets. Enjoy locally grown jams, honey, hearth-bread baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more!
Notre Dame Football Home Game
Tulip Time Festival - Holland, Mi
Celebrate the joy, tradition and beauty that is Tulip Time, and one of the most popular festivals in the United States! Enjoy parades, Dutch dance, shows and events along with literally millions of tulips blooming around the City of Holland, Michigan. Just a 40 minutes drive north of our campground, your can be part of the hustle and bustle during the day, but stay with us to avoid the crowds at night.
2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship - Benton Harbor
The Golf Course at Harbor Shores, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, brings together the world of golfing enthusiasts when they once again host the Senior Professional Golf Championship. With its challenging holes and stunning views of Lake Michigan, golf fans will be able to enjoy seeing some of the greatest names in golf showcase their skills on this Jack Nicklaus-design course. Less than 8 miles from our campground, golf fans will find unparalleled convenience traveling to and from this professional sporting event while staying in the comfort of their own RV or in one of our 20 lodging options. You'll want to book early as this event runs into the Memorial Day weekend.
Independence Day Fireworks
TBD = City of Watervliet @ Hays Park
TBD = City of St. Joseph @ Silver Beach
TBD = City of South Haven @ South Beach
TBD = City of Berrien Springs @ Pickle Festival
Berrien County Youth Fair
The Berrien County Youth Fair is an annual event. Some of the exhibits include baked goods, photography, crafts, woodworking, horticulture and art. Livestock also compete for ribbons and are auctioned at the end of the week. There's even a pavilion dedicated to the miracle of life where visitors can observe pregnant and newborn animals all week. Carnival rides, fair food and entertainment add the traditional part of this family-fun experience!