Two inaugural events coming to Three Oaks this summer
THREE OAKS, Mich. -- Two inaugural events are coming in the next week that are expected to drive both local and tourist traffic to Berrien County.
The first, a popular Chicago market setting up in Three Oaks all summer, then a few days later, the first ever Pride Week for all of Harbor Country.
The Randolph Street Market started in Chicago’s West Loop 18 years ago and has become a summer staple.
But, the pandemic has made a now 40-vendor market a challenge in the city.
So now, Randolph Market will move to Three Oaks Road, where there’s more space and a village that’s excited to welcome them.
“I’ve been looking up here for at least four years for a venue and this opportunity presented itself and I decided to go for it,” said Sally Schwartz, the founder of Randolph Street Market.
Starting this Saturday, the market will be in Three Oaks for one weekend each month through September and have a variety of vendors.
“We’ve got rock and roll posters, vinyl, we have fine jewelry, furniture, and then we have some high end fashion designers coming,” said Schwartz.
Once next Tuesday rolls around, you can join in on the first ever Harbor Country Pride.
“We will have everything from a movie night in the park right here in Three Oaks, Chikaming Open Lands has provided nature preserves and trails and they’ll be signage all along the trails with LGBTQIA+ historical facts, we’re promoting local restaurants and each is encouraged to do a special and donate a portion of proceeds to our suggested charities,” said Travis Worden, co-founder of Harbor Country Pride.
Giving people of all ages their moment to celebrate.
“Harbor Country has a large queer population – Union Pier and Three Oaks in particular – we just wanted to create a space where we’re highlighting them specifically so others in the area don’t feel like it’s an unwelcoming place,” said Abby Voss, co-founder of Harbor Country Pride.