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  • The 25th annual Ice Breaker Festival will be February 2-4, 2018!

    The cool streets of South Haven will be blazing during the HOTTEST winter festival around! February 2-4, 2018, sleepy South Haven will fill up with locals and visitors checking out the AMAZING ice sculptures, tasting DELICIOUS chili, enjoying SPECTACULAR food and drink specials featured in the pub slide, CHEERING for your team at the cardboard sled race, and having FUN ice skating, curling, taking a horse-drawn wagon ride, shopping favorite stores and reconnecting with friends! So mark your calendars! Businesses and organizations- there are MANY ways you can be involved in this event! Click here for the sponsorship menu or just give us a call (269) 637-5171.

    Along with our tried-and-true events, we're bringing back the Cardboard Sled Race that was a CRAZY amount of fun last year!! This second annual competition will be held at the Coast Guard Hill on Saturday afternoon, and we'd love to see your crazy cool cardboard creation slide down the hill! Your cardboard sled can advertise your business, pay tribute to your favorite fictional (or real) character, or just be your vision of a COOL design! There's no fee to enter, and anyone can participate- individually or as a team. You'll have a chance to show off your sled before taking it for a ride down the hill TO GLORY! This is a family-friendly event, so sled designs must be appropriate for kids. Compete for prizes in several categories and age groups. Even if you don't compete, come out to watch the fun- this is an event you DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!

    Make plans now to join us for the HOTTEST festival in town!

  • Cardboard Sled Race

    We're so excited for the 2nd annual Cardboard Sled Race! It will be held on Saturday, February 3rd. Registration is between 12pm and 3pm at the Southside Marina, and the race will be held at the Lighthouse Keeper's hill (sometimes called Coast Guard Hill) at the corner of Michigan and St. Joseph St. at 3:30pm. There are 3 divisions: Kids (13 and under), Adults/Families, and Businesses/Organizations. In each category, we will award prizes and trophies for Creative Design, Team Spirit and Farthest Distance! No entry fee, come out and join the fun! Click HERE for the Registration and Rules.

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    Chili Cook-off Sponsors
    Admiral Jack's
    American Legion
    Black River Tavern
    Brix Corner Oven
    Captain Lou's
    Captain Nemo's
    The Depot
    Golden Brown Bakery
    Hawkshead Links
    Historic Hotel Nichols
    Idler Riverboat
    Joe's Bar & Grill
    Julia's at the Pavilion
    Kitchen 527
    Lucky Girl
    McIntosh Apple Orchard and Winery
    Never Miss Café / LifeBridge
    Phoenix Street Cafe
    South Haven Brew Pub
    South Haven Moose
    South Haven Yacht Club
    Subs 'n' More

    Pub Slide Sponsoring Participants
    Admiral Jack's
    American Legion
    Black River Tavern
    Brix Corner Oven
    Captain Lou's
    Channel Wine Bar
    Joe's Bar & Grill
    South Haven Brew Pub
    South Haven Moose
    South Haven Yacht Club

    600# Ice Block Sponsor
    Lawn Boys
    McFadden Motors
    Michigan Theatre
    Old Harbor Inn
    Olive Cart
    South Haven Adventures / Harbor Club & Marina

    300# Ice Block Sponsor
    Apple Insurance
    Black River Books
    Black River Tavern
    Bloomingdale Communications
    Bronson South Haven
    Captain Lou's
    Coastal Clean
    Crescent Moon/Rock 'n' Road
    Decadent Dogs
    The Depot
    Eagle Street Market
    Harbor Toy Co.
    Hardt Insurance
    Johnny's Jewelry
    Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C.
    Lake Michigan College
    Maria's Restaurant
    N&R Department Store
    Oh My Darling's
    Phoenix Street Café
    Riverbend Retreat
    Shoreline Dance
    SoHa Surf Shop
    South Haven Center for the Arts
    South Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau
    South Haven Insurance
    South Haven Steelheaders
    South Haven Yacht Club
    Su Casa
    Vassar Chiropractic
    Walt Sicard Car Company
    Whiteford Wealth Management
    Wolverine Hardware

  • Ice Breaker Sweatshirts!

    We're doing a small run of Ice Breaker pull-over hoodies! Adult sizes only $30 (+$3 for XXL) Free pick-up or $7 shipping and handling. Call the Chamber of Commerce 269.637.5171 to reserve yours! (Payment due at time of order.)

    Ice Breaker Sweatshirt