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1st Annual Makers Trail Festival on Weko Beach
Weko Beach
Bridgman, MI
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1st Annual Makers Trail Festival on Weko Beach
Meet our makers on the beach at the 1st Annual Makers Trail Festival at Weko Beach!

Every land has its makers. Crafters of furniture. Forgers of steel. Tillers of the earth. In Southwest Michigan, ours are masters of making wine, beer and spirits. June 9, we are bringing these makers and their amazing craft beverages to Weko Beach -- one of the most spectacular festival beaches on Lake Michigan.

We will pop corks, tap kegs, mix and pour your picks from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., giving you the chance to enjoy a spectacular sunset while you taste something new, then try another and another. Or, stick to drinking your local go-to favorites. Your DD can stay hydrated with lots of refreshing water, juices and sodas.

Dance or chill to your kind of music. We have stacked the lineup with some of the best music makers in the region to pump out danceable beats all festival long at no extra charge - check out this lineup:

Billy Strings (Headliner!)
James Neary and the Bevy Blue
The Andrew Fisher Quartet
The Undertaker Blues Band

Did we say you get in for $10? At this price you can invite every friend and family member to join you. Tickets at the door will be $15, so be sure to lock up the best deal in town by buying your tickets now. With such a low entry fee, we won't be offering designated driver tickets and children under 10 are free.

Free parking. Free shuttles. That's right. No charge. Shuttles will run frequently so you can come and go all festival long. Multiple lots will be available and they will be filled in this order:

Eagle Technologies, 9850 Red Arrow Hwy.
American Electric Power (AEP), 9970 Red Arrow Hwy.
Toth Street Park, 9841 Toth St.
Bridgman Library, 4460 Lake St.
Bridgman City Hall, 9765 Maple Street,
Edgewater Bank, 4509 Lake Street
Bridgman High School, 9965 Gast Rd.

BRING CASH: Once inside our festival, you can purchase drink tickets for $1 per ticket. We will also have many delicious local food choices that are cash only. We also have an ATM machine available on site.

TRANSPORTATION & LODGING:  Our shuttle buses will not only transport you safely and quickly to the festival, we can also pick you up from your favorite participating local hotel and safely return you at the end of the day. Hotels Participating in Transportation

Americas Best Value Inn
Baymont Inn
Candlewood Suites
Comfort Suites Stevensville
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express Benton Harbor
Holiday Inn Express St. Joseph
Inn at Harbor Shores
SpringHill Suites
Staybridge Suites
Super 8

OTHER INFO: Rain or shine cash-only event. No pets. No smoking. No outside coolers and no outside food allowed. Chairs are permitted.

Weko Beach is located off of I-94 at Exit 16 in Southwest Michigan. Drive on Red Arrow Highway to stop light in Bridgman, then east on Lake Street to any of our designated lots (map coming soon!)

For additional information, visit www.makerstrail.org, www.swmichigan.org, or call 269.925.6301. Please "Like" our page and choose 'Interested' or 'Going' on our Facebook event for current news and updates.


Weko Beach (View)
5239 Lake Street (just west of Red Arrow Highway)
Bridgman, MI 49106
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > All Ages
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Blues
Music > Festivals
Music > Funk
Music > Jazz
Music > R&B

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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