Something exciting is always happening at the Museum. Have fun learning in a class or participate in an event. There is an activity sure to please everyone.  Looking to sail on Friends Good Will or try one of our other "on-water" experiences?  Check out our 2018 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

August 18 -- 5th Annual Boat Walk

August 29 -- Maritime Music Concert Series featuring Rick Fitzgerald

September 15 -- Black River Open Paddle

5th Annual Boat Walk


The 5th Annual Boat Walk will feature a variety of stunning vessels docked here in South Haven harbor. Set up like a home tour, your ticket gets you on all of the 10 to 12 participating vessels for a chance to meet the owners/captains and check out above and below decks. You also get admission to the Museum! This is your chance to go aboard many vessels you've only dreamed about.

Tickets are $15 per person (ages 13 and up).

Saturday August 18th 

12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

Purchase Boat Walk Tickets

Maritime Music Concert Series


The Michigan Maritime Museum is hosting an ongoing monthly summer concert performance series focused on maritime music and interpretation on the Museum grounds!


June 27th -- Buoys of Bay City

July 25th -- Bocca Musica

August 29th -- Rick Fitzgerald

5: 00 - 7:00 pm


Concerts are free with Museum admission: Adults: $8, Seniors $7 & Kids (4+) $5.

Free to Museum members…making these unique, high-quality performances accessible to all!

Rain or shine! If inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Museum gallery.

Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to assure that you will have a comfortable seat.

For more information on the concerts and the artists visit our Maritime Music Concert Series page. 


Black River Open Paddle


Join Michigan Maritime Museum members, students, volunteers, and other paddlers for a beautiful fall paddle on the serene Black River in South Haven. Students of our Boat Building Classes are encouraged to participate with their class projects. Paddlers bring their own boats and leave from the Black River Park public boat launch for a leisurely paddle up the river and back. Paddlers are encouraged to visit the Museum after the event for refreshments. 

Registration: $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and includes Museum admission.

Member Registration: $8 for adult members and $3 for child members. 

Location: Black River Park: E Wells St, South Haven, MI 49090

Registration deadline: Sept. 1st.

Register for Black River Open Paddle or call 269-637-8078 ext. 3


On September 15th (with proof of registration) you get all sorts of great deals on paddle sport rentals at Outpost Sports and SoHa Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals!

After paddling up the river, enjoy discounts on local craft beer at South Haven Brewpub

*Please contact our individual Black River Open Paddle partners for information on their discounts.


Museum Fright Nights


Now in its fourth year, Museum staff and volunteers transform the Museum grounds and buildings into a maze of terrifying thrills and chills that is not for the faint of heart. Will you make it out alive?

This event occurs during South Haven's annual Haven Harvest Festival weekend. Recommended for persons 12 and up. Stay tuned for more information.