Take in a parade, taste-test brews this weekend

Published 6:20 pm Friday, July 2, 2010

The Fourth of July Parade in St. Joseph will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Here is a rundown of all of the Fourth of July events:
• Baroda: Reds, Whites and Brews Open House at Round Barn Winery on Saturday and Sunday all day long with wine tasting, fresh microbrews, food and live music. Round Barn is located at 10983 Hills Rd. Baroda. More info at (800) 716-WINE or www.roundbarnwinery.com.
• Berrien Springs: Fourth of July Celebration on Sunday with parade at 4 p.m. on Ferry Street and fireworks display at dusk at Berrien Spring Middle School; (269) 473-6921
• Decatur: Fourth of July Fireworks on Sunday at dusk over Lake of the Woods. Parade at noon and boat parade at 7 p.m.
• Hartford: Fireworks display today at Hartford Speedway Park at dusk after the last race. For more information, visit www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net.
• Dowagiac: Sister Lakes Lions Fireworks on Saturday at dusk at the Ground of the Lions Clubhouse. For more info, call (269) 424-5420 or visit www.dowagiacchamber.com.
• New Buffalo: Independence Day Celebration Friday and Saturday at New Buffalo Beach. Friday will feature volleyball competition, beach activities all day and fireworks at dusk. On Saturday the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will play a free concert in the park across from the beach.
For more info, call (269) 982-4030 or www.newbuffalo.org.
• Niles: 25th Annual Fireworks Display on Saturday at dusk at Four Flags Area Apple Festival Grounds. For more info, call (269) 683-3720.
Saugatuck: Fourth of July Celebration on Sunday with parade at 2 p.m., music at 7 p.m. in Cook Park and fireworks display at dusk. More information at (616) 857-4110 or www.saugatuck.com.
• South Haven: Downtown parade on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. with art fair at 10 a.m. Fireworks display July 5 at dusk at South Pier.
• St. Joseph: Moonlighters Big Band Fourth of July Concert on today at 7:30 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Band Shell. More info at (800) 906-3368 or sjtoday.org.
• St. Joseph: Fourth of July Youth Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. on State Street. More info at (269) 906-9968 or sjtoday.org.
• St. Joseph: Fourth of July Celebration on Sunday at Antiques on the Bluff from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with Big Band Concerts at 3:30, 7:30 and 9 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. Call (800) 906-9968 or sjtoday.org.
• St. Joseph: Independence Day Concert on Sunday with concert at 9 p.m. and fireworks display at dusk at Shadowland Pavilion. More info call (269) 982-4030 or visit www.smso.org.
• Watervliet: Independence Day Weekend Celebration today through Sunday with carnival, pancake breakfast, games, car show and fireworks at the airport at dusk Sunday. For full schedule, call (269) 463-6769 or visit www.swmichigan.org.