Annual Programs

The BCHA hosts several events that are held annually – some like Kindle Your Christmas Spirit have been around for years while others like our Ice Cream Social are new.  Regardless of how long these programs been around, our visitors look forward to them every year and the BCHA works hard to keep some traditions alive and introduce new ones every year.  Even better?  Our annual programs are great for all ages and no matter if you’re looking for a fun family outing or a unique date night, you’re sure to have an enjoyable time!

Looking for information on our Pioneer Day for students?  Check it out here.

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Michigan Log Cabin Day

2021 Date: Saturday, June 26

Declared a state holiday in 1988, Michigan Log Cabin Day celebrates some of the oldest buildings in the state.  The day is filled with pioneer related activities, exhibits, and more as we celebrate our very own historic log home.

See our schedule of events on the Log Cabin Day page.

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Old Fashioned 4th of July Ice Cream Social

2021 Date: Sunday, July 4

This annual event lets residents and visitors take a step back in time on the grounds of the History Center at Courthouse Square.  Food, business, and craft vendors have their booths scattered across the square, while musicians, politicians, and other performers round out the day.

See our schedule of events on the Ice Cream Social page.

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Berrien County Youth Fair

2021 Dates: August 16 – 22

For over 75 years, the Berrien County Youth Fair has been the biggest event in the county.  Since the 1970s, the BCHA has been a vendor at the youth fair and each year we bring new activities and opportunities to explore a little of our agricultural heritage.  

See our schedule of events and booth sponsors on the BCYF page.

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Kindle Your Christmas Spirit

2020 Date: December 10

This annual event allows residents and guests to spread holiday cheer throughout the downtown area.  The History Center at Courthouse Square is home to numerous activities to celebrate Christmases past!  

See our schedule of events and sponsors on the KYCS page.