The National Blueberry Festival

South Haven, Michigan
August 12-15, 2021
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Tentative Activities for 2021:

Farm Day

Pie Eating Contest

Kids Activities


We're still working on how

music will be incorporated into

the festival this year.



We're excited to bring some

of our signature events back, including limited registration 5k Run & Blueberry Festival Craft Fair.


Tentative Events

Please understand that our schedule may change in the coming weeks and months, as we carefully plan events and maintain flexibility in regards to changing safety guidance.

We take our responsibility of maintaining the highest standards for the health and safety of our volunteers, guests, and community very seriously. We are working hard to bring back favorite events, but if our plans must be changed or canceled for safety, we will not hesitate to do so.

Event Highlights

Farm Day


August 12

Farm day is an opportunity to take the family out to some of our partner U-Pick Blueberry Farms for a fun, immersive experience. Social distancing is built right into this event! Details pending.

Youth Ambassador Program and Pageant


August 12

Local youth, ages 6-12 are invited to act as year 'round ambassadors for South Haven and the National Blueberry Festival. Limited registration. Applications open June 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

Blueberry Festival Parade


August 13

We're planning a stationary parade! Visitors will walk along Water Street and view the “floats,” which will remain stationary. The Purple Pride Marching Band will perform and those watching will be spread out in a designated viewing area.

Pie Eating Contest


August 14

As a signature event of the National Blueberry Festival, we are exploring ways to bring back the pie eating contest this year.

5k Race


August 14

We are bringing back a LIMITED REGISTRATION in-person 5k Race, along with a virtual race option. Click here for details and to register.


All weekend

As an important part of the National Blueberry Festival, music will be returning this year. We're working on how to do this safely while bringing back the tradition of free live music you can enjoy outdoors!