A multitude of cultural and recreational attractions are found within Dowagiac and its neighboring Sister Lakes to quench the thirst of the fine arts enthusiast, the naturalist who enjoys meandering fields of wildflowers, or the family in search of summertime pleasures.

In The Grand Old City you'll find live theatre at its best, museums and art galleries to explore, festivals for every season, instrumental and vocal concerts, plus weekend entertainment that will sweep you onto the dance floor.

Summer Concert Series

In the tradition of the musical fare presented in Dowagiac during the late 1800s by the Round Oak Band, friends and family gather downtown on Thursday evenings for the Dowagiac Summer Concert Series. 


Dowagiac's central business district is the home of Beckwith Theatre Co., which brings to The Grand Old City live theatre at its very best. Evening and matinee performances are held within an historic 1925 Neo-Gothic building.