The Buzz, Aug. 10: Ship & Shore Festival

Published 3:53 pm Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival

Aug. 10-12

Downtown New Buffalo, Mich.

The New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival has something for the whole family this weekend: wine and food tasting, kids’ activities, live music, fireworks and a lighted boat parade. Cost is $5 donation. Visit

U.S. 12 Heritage Route Garage Sale

Aug. 10-12

U.S. Highway 12, Michigan

Are you a picker, collector or hoarder? Maybe you just a love a good bargain? Check out Michigan’s longest garage sale — 212 miles from along U.S. Highway 12 from Detroit to New Buffalo. A garage sale map and shoppers’ stories are available at

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Open House

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-12

Niles, Mich.

Eat and shop in 18th century style; join in historical dancing; participate in musket drills; march with fife and drum corps; interact with more than 100 re-enactors; and see an archaeological dig in progress. Free and open to public. Call (269) 387-3981 or visit for a complete schedule.

East Race white water rafting

Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12

Seitz Park, South Bend, Ind.

Enjoy white water rafting along Niles Avenue in downtown South Bend. Equipment provided; rubber-soled shoes with heel strap required. Must be at least 4 feet 5 inches tall. Kids under age 16 must be accompanied by adult in the raft. Prepare to get wet! Admission $5. Kayaking is $15 per day; must supply own equipment. Call (574) 235-9372 or visit

World Pulse Festival

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11

LeSEA Broadcasting, South Bend, Ind.

Dubbed the “Woodstock of Christian music,” World Pulse hosts performers Mercy Me, Peter Furler of the Newsboys, Need to Breathe, Manic Drive, Britt Nicole and the Rhett Walker Band. Visit for free tickets. Those without tickets are charged $75 at the gate and $20 for ages 9 and under.