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 2017/2018 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

June 27 -- Maritime Music Concert Series featuring Buoys of Bay City

July 14 -- Fish Boil Fundraiser 

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. 


16th Annual Fish Boil


Enjoy a delicious Great Lakes Fish Boil dinner at the Michigan Maritime Museum. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Museum where local organizations and businesses come together to donate everything for the food to tablecloths. 100% of the proceeds help the Museum!

This event offers delicious food, great company, and an unmatched view of the river. The menu includes fish boil, coleslaw, roll, punch, and Sherman's Lindy Lou ice cream. On the Museum campus there will be live music, games, a cash bar, raffle, and on-water experiences. Don't miss out on this summer event with a great view of the harbor!


Tickets available at the door at 5 pm.

For more information call the Museum at 269-637-8078.


Saturday July 14th

5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm (or until fish runs out)

Adults: $10  Children: $5 (5 & under)


Kid's STEM Camp


Looking for something fun and educational this summer for your child? Sign them up for the Michigan Maritime Museum Kids STEM Summer Camp. The STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM Camp is open to 3rd-5th graders. The half-day camp, held on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus, will feature a maritime themed program through engaging STEM activities and lessons. The camp includes activities aboard our tall ship Friends Good Will, campus tours, and a cruise on the late 19th century replica river launch Lindy Lou.

There are only 12 spots available. Registration opens March 1st. The deadline to register is July 1st. To register or for more information, please contact Ashley Deming at or call 269-637-8078 ext.3.

July 23rd -- July 27th 

Half-day camp: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

2018 STEM Registration Form

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 is $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and includes Museum admission. Registration is $8/$3 for members. 

Registration opens June 15th. 

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

More information to come!