Summer Festival & BBQ Competition

July 19, 2024 - July 20, 2024


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Downtown Dowagiac just got hotter!  The second annual barbecue competition featuring an amatuer division sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society  will be held during the annual Summer Festival.  This community celebration is a family-friendly event, featuring music and dance, children’s interactive entertainment, games and rides, and food trucks.  Families can browse summer sales at retail specialty shops, and the booths of artisans,  community organizations and commercial vendors.   Southwestern Michigan College's annual Steve's Run will start downtown Friday evening.

2024 Festival Event Schedule will be posted here and on Facebook. 




















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    Dowagiac Home & Garden Tour 2024 tickets available May 8

    Dowagiac, MI - May 8, 2024 - The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of the Dowagiac Home & Garden Tour, scheduled for June 22, 2024. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to explore six of Dowagiac's most historic and picturesque properties, showcasing the architectural variety and historic charm of the region. 

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    Destination Dowagiac Events and Membership Directory available now!

    The 2024 edition of the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce publication, Destination Dowagiac, is now available for free distribution at numerous Cass and Berrien County businesses, the Chamber of Commerce office, as well as at Pure Michigan Welcome Centers across Michigan.

    This guide not only contains the Chamber's Business Member Directory, but also a calendar of local events and festivals.  Highlighting places to stay, play, shop and dine, the directory serves as a guide for both visitors and local residents. 

    Call the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce office for copies to distribute at your business. 


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