The Three Oaks Business Association (TOBA) has been promoting local businesses since the 1980′s. In the early days of Three Oaks, farmers would come to town on Friday nights to shop, get a bite to eat and to visit with friends on the street. Today, the evening social life is alive and well, as Three Oaks now enjoys a movie theater as well as a live performance theater, which features some pretty impressive national and regional talent. Galleries, shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants are open year ’round for visitors and locals to enjoy. Every Saturday, April-November, the downtown galleries, shops, theaters and restaurants stay open late for the Experience Three Oaks Town Walk. No wonder Three Oaks is often referred to as the “Cultural Center of Harbor Country”.
Three Oaks features a variety of beautiful parks. Dewey Cannon Park is often the setting for weddings, reunions and events, including the Music in the Park concert series every Saturday evening of summer. Watkins Park is full of activity with little league games, a playground and the Hoadley Nature Path. Carver Park is a wonderful spot for a picnic, while downtown Chamberlain Path is home to beautiful sculpture by several highly-esteemed artists.
Three Oaks small-town charm inspires year ’round. The Flag Day Weekend Celebration in June features the world’s largest Flag Day Parade and a full weekend of softball, Art in the Park, beauty queens, trucks and tractors, live music and more. The area is perfect for bike-riders who are up for a challenge, such as the annual Apple Cider Century Ride, or those seeking leisurely terrain and beautiful tree-lined roads any time of the year. We still proudly identify with our ever-evolving farm community, now including organic farmers and a Saturday Farmers Market during the summer. Winter activities include snow-mobiling, cross-country skiing or dinner and theater!
This culturally-rich little town of Three Oaks is home to the Christmas movie favorite, “Prancer”. And Three Oaks was honored when children’s book author Blue Balliet, chose Three Oaks as the setting for her recent book “The Danger Box.” Come for the experience of culture, along with a slice of Americana and the small town charm of friendly Three Oaks, MI.