FREE live music, specialty drinks, delicious snacks, great conversation, family-friendly activities, and SO MUCH MORE! We can’t wait to kick off our 20th season of sunshine at Jump Into Summer on June 17 + 18!
No reservations needed, no tickets, no advanced notice. Come as you are when you can and join the party! Worried about parking downtown? Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too with FREE transportation from the Interurban.
Jump Into Summer: FRIDAY
5:00 – 10:00 pm | Saugatuck Center for the Arts
This FREE kickoff to summer starts with music and is only amplified with delicious treats, good conversation, opportunities to meet professional artists and MORE!
At 7:30 pm, Michigan-native and female-fronted trio, The Accidentals take the stage.
Long before glowing acclaim from NPR and Billboard, packed shows, unforgettable festival appearances, millions of streams, and collaborations with everyone from BTS to Contemporary Youth Orchestra, The Accidentals got their start in a public high school classroom in Traverse City, MI. Fast forward to now, The Accidentals play nationwide tours, countless festivals, host and lead workshops across the country, opened a nonprofit, and now… return to the SCA stage.
Don’t worry about trying to find a parking spot downtown Saugatuck, we’ve got you covered. The Interurban runs for FREE from the Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church on the corner of Old Allegan Road + Blue Star Highway. Every 15 minutes (or so) the bus will circle through, pick up guests and then drop you off right at the Jump Into Summer entrance.
Jump Into Summer: SATURDAY
10:00 am – 11:00 am | Yoga at the SCA
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | All-ages fun at Coghlin Park
Dress to get a little dirty because we’re getting hands on with nature. Join the FREE family activities including decorate your own planting pot (all supplies provided), choose your own seed to bring home (provided by Jonker’s Garden), get hands-on with the dirt, and learn about composting, sustainability and more!
Plus, you know a good party can’t go without a soundtrack. Our friends from Ox-Bow will be cranking out the dance beats for us from their DJ-mobile!
Our friends keep the good times rolling with FREE hands-on activities, animals, and cool experiences! You can catch all of these partners on Saturday:
- Outdoor Discovery Center
- The Printmobile
- Ox-Bow School of Art + Residency
- Allegan County 4-H
- West Michigan Greenhouse
- Kids Food Basket
- Saugatuk-Douglas Boys + Girls Club
- Wishbone Pet Rescue
In addition, you can meet and greet with professional artists and nature lovers! Jason Maracani, one of the artists behind the summer exhibition Spaces for Discovery will be on site, along with our 2022 Artist in Residence, Scotty Jacobs.
Exhibition Opening: Spaces for Discovery
All weekend we’ll be celebrating the opening of our biggest art installation ever, spanning across Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, and Holland. Create Community: Spaces for Discovery officially opens on Friday, June 17 at Jump Into Summer.
In honor of our 20-year anniversary… we’ve broken through boundaries and burst into uncharted creative territory with this massive, interactive installation. Meet one of the masterminds behind the exhibition, Jason Maracani, at Jump into Summer – and then experience it for yourself!
A special thank you to our sponsors who help make all our dreams a reality!
SPACES FOR DISCOVERY SPONSORS
Century 21 Affiliates: Bill Underdown + Terry Kerr
Andy Knight + Beau Gratzer | Jeff Antaya + Peter Rosenfeld | Mary Kay + Mark Baker | Gina + Kevin Bognar | Richard Heriford + Guy Ballard | Ken Altman | Tim Straker + John Cannarsa | Michigan Arts + Culture Council | National Endowment for the Arts