From: Friday, May 27th, 2022
To: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Memorial Day Weekend 2022
Celebrate the start of Summer at the Memorial Day Weekend celebrations in Saugatuck with a host of events, pool parties and more!
Get ready to join hundreds of gay visitors from around the USA to celebrate the start of Summer with epic pool parties, drag shows and theme nights featuring the hottest DJs and the best performers.
Most events are held at The Dunes, one of the country’s Largest LGBTQ Resort and Entertainment venues.
Memorial Day Weekend, Saugatuck Schedule
- Friday – DJ Keller, SEASON DEBUT: Perfect 10 Men
- Saturday – Pool Officially Opens – DJ Keller 12-5, DJ Eddie Martinez 9p, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
- Sunday – Tea 4-7p DJ Keller, 7p-Close DJ Eddie Martinez
- Monday – Tea DJ Keller 4-10p
About The Dunes
The Dunes is the area’s primary hub for the hottest LGBTQ entertainment, with themed parties, a live DJ, karaoke, and drag queen bingo. Between The Club, The Main Bar, The Show Bar, The Deck and pool, there is always something happening all summer long at The Dunes.
Gay Saugatuck and Douglas
- With more than 140 gay-owned businesses ranging from B&Bs to art galleries to pie shops, charming little Saugatuck and neighboring Douglas have been dubbed the Fire Island of the Midwest.
- The charming lakeside villages have a welcoming vibe that dates back almost a century, when the Art Institute of Chicago ushered in a bohemian air by establishing its summer school of painting on the Ox-Bow Lagoon. Today, vacationers make the two-hour trek from Chicago to spend a weekend in this charming gay enclave.
- The twin towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, beachtowns on Lake Michigan southwest of Grand Rapids, have a surprising number of gay-owned/ gay-friendly establishments. In addition to the well-known Dunes Resort gay nightlife destination, there are several gay-owned former motels, now styled as 1950s retro-chic boutique inns and resorts along the Blue Star Highway.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
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Recommended Apartments in Saugatuck
Chateau d’Vine is located in Douglas and is ready to welcome up to 24 guests. This charming and historical home, built in the 1870’s by shipbuilder James Tisdale, is newly renovated and is the perfect getaway location for a large group of family and friends and includes 3 guest cottages & the main house
Lazy Daze provides air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. Featuring a DVD player, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. A TV with cable channels is provided.
Rise n Shine
The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. With a fenced-in backyard and all of the necessary amenities the perfect vacation destination for you and your pooch.
The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Settle into this quaint and cozy cottage located one mile from downtown Saugatuck. Surrounded by greenery and woods on two sides,
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Recommended Hotels in Saugatuck
Hampton Inn Holland
3 Star – Central Location
Every room comes with a coffee maker. A work desk is included in every guestroom. Other amenities in each room include cable TV. On-site at the hotel are a basketball court and a fitness room. Anand a tennis table, a video arcade and a pool table.
The Belvedere Inn
Treat your Self Cozy
Accommodations with a bar, a garden and a terrace. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, free WiFi. The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. At The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom.
3 Star – Great Amenities
Providing free WiFi throughout the property, Home2 Suites By Hilton Holland is located in Holland, within 1.6 mi of Nelis’ Dutch Village. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center and a 24-hour front desk. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel.
Blue Star Motel
Blue Star Motel has been completed renovated and is the most comfortable, peaceful little place for a getaway. The owners are super friendly and the new beds and pillows are super soft and comfortable. WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge