New Year's Eve in the Haven

Bring in 2020 in the heart of downtown South Haven. We are clearing the streets, so you can mingle in the square and stay up late enjoying music, dancing, ice skating, special features from local restaurants, party favors and a special midnight ball drop!


Schedule of Events

Youth Celebration, South Haven Center for the Arts, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, The South Haven Center for the Arts has some family fun planned for those with young ones who want to celebrate the New Year! Crafts, music, refreshments and an "early midnight" ball drop at 8:00 PM. $15 per family, $10 for member families. Please call (269) 637-1041 or email to RSVP - this popular event filled up quickly last year, so call ahead to reserve your spot!


Ice Skating Downtown, Pavilion Rink, 7:00 Start out the evening with free ice skating! Bring your own skates and enjoy the ice rink for a free family fun night (no charge for the first 250 skaters). If you don’t have your own skates, some will be available for rent.


Party in the Streets of South Haven Downtown: Beginning at 8:00 PM, We’re closing off Phoenix and Center Streets to take over downtown South Haven and ring in the New Year with a disc jockey and music filling the streets, dancing, laser lights and fun!  Local downtown businesses and organizations come together along with the ice skating, an amazing bonfire, and more! Join in on the music and party!


Downtown South Haven Restaurants, South Haven will be filled with fantastic lighting, music and dancing in the streets - live DJs right up until midnight! Come into downtown restaurants for music and fun as you wait to ring in the New Year! Complementary party favors plus appetizers and drink specials from 9:30 - 11:30 pm.

          Participating restaurants include:

Sophie's Steakhouse, Black River Tavern, Clementine's, Kitchen 527, Harbor Light Brewery

Phoenix Street Cafe, Taste, South Haven Brewpub, Tello.


Downtown South Haven, 9:30 - 11:30 PM, We've lined up some very special street performers downtown to entertain and delight!  


Turn in Sesquicentennial Photo Scavenger Hunt Answer Sheets, 10 PM - 11 PM

Turn in your sheets at the DJ Booth!


Sesquicentennial Photo Scavenger Hunt Winner Announcement, 11:45 PM

Contest photos and winner awarded the grand prize!


Beach Ball Drop at Midnight Downtown, What’s a New Year’s Eve Celebration on the lake without beachballs! Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of beach balls will be dropped into the city streets at midnight! They were snatched up in a hurry last year – make sure you get your New Year’s Eve souvenir beachball!

Event Date: 12/31/2019
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: 269-637-5252 /
Family Friendly Free