Apr 15-20 Harre Union Jazz Fest, call for times, Valparaiso University Harre Union Ballroom, 1509 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso. 219.464.5415. valpo.edu. The Midwest's largest non-competitive jazz event spans six days and features a variety of jazz performers, including John Fedchock on the trombone on Thursday and Friday and Grammy award-winning New York Voices performing on Saturday.
May-Sept Shining Sculptures—Lighting up St. Joseph Downtown St. Joseph. stjosephpublicart.com. This art and fundraising event celebrates the lighthouses of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The public art exhibit will showcase 30 art pieces of St. Joseph's inner and outer lights. The city chose lighthouses for next year's theme after the federal government deeded the lighthouses to the city in October.
May 9 Fashion on the Shore, Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph. 269.983.1191. nwi.com/fots. This annual fashion show features the top student designers from colleges and design schools in the Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan areas. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Wine and hors d'ouevres will be served.
June 7 The Annual Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour, 9am-5pm, throughout Southwest Michigan. heartlandalliance.org. Join Heartland Alliance for a tour of six splendid, professionally designed homes and gardens in Southwest Michigan. This spring tradition benefits the work of Heartland Alliance and its supportive and affordable housing programs that move individuals from harm to hope and into homes. The event will also feature a lunch and an after-party and silent auction.