Michigan Services

Welcome to the best place on the web to learn all about Michigan-based Amtrak® trains. Here, you’ll find schedules, background information, great fare deals and more for the Pere Marquette®, Wolverine®, and Blue Water℠ lines.

Pere Marquette®

Take your own adventure on the train and discover all that West Michigan has to offer.

One ticket gets you a pass to the beautiful beaches of Benton Harbor, the world-class dining of Grand Rapids, and the charming historic shops of Holland Michigan. Maybe you’d like to see what small town hospitality is all about in historic Bangor, Michigan? Or maybe the Windy City is more where your heart is. Whatever your interests, the train has got your ticket to adventure.

Runs between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 370 & 371

Blue Water℠

The Blue Water Line travels from Michigan’s east to west coast, stopping at 10 amazing Michigan cities with its last stop in Chicago. Each city is awaiting your arrival with attractions and events; from art fairs, museums, cultural centers and festivals to boat races, shopping, theme parks and golf courses.

Amtrak Blue Water Service will take you there and back in style and comfort.

Runs between Port Huron, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 364-365

Wolverine®

Every day, Amtrak’s Wolverine line has three trains running west from Pontiac to Chicago, and three running east from Chicago to Pontiac.

Ride the Wolverine line for convenience and fun from East Michigan to Chicago, and anywhere in between!

Runs between Pontiac, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 350-355

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Hot Cars and Cool Music Rock and Roll Into ST. Jospeh, MI. Friday July 17. Mike Yore Memorial Car & Music Show Kicks Off Summer Celebration July 17-19.

It will be extra cool to hang out along the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Mich., on July 17 when Honor Credit Union, the Paul & Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust and St. Joseph Today present the Mike Yore Memorial Car & Music Show. This free summer event showcases classic cars along Lake Boulevard and groovy concerts at the John E. N. Howard Bandshell from 4 to 11 p.m.

“Area residents and vacationers are sure to enjoy the classic cars and music lineup at Friday’s event,” said Jill Stone, executive director, St. Joseph Today. “But there’s lots more summer fun planned on Saturday and Sunday, too, including the return of our Lighted Boat Parade July 18 at 10 p.m.”

Stone said on Friday, classic vehicles would roll in throughout the day and line up along Lake Bluff Park for public viewing. Anyone with a car 25 years or older is welcome to participate and may contact Larry Pascoe at 269-757-3149 for information. The car show officially starts at 4 p.m. with DJ “Rockin’ Randy” Poole spinning classic rock and roll tunes along Lake Boulevard.

Event attendees will also enjoy live music overlooking the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan at the John E. N. Howard Bandshell that evening. Guests are encouraged to use the bench seating or bring blankets and lawn chairs for the grassy knoll. Picnics or takeout from downtown restaurants are welcome. “Come ready to dance,” said Stone.

Gates open at 6 p.m. with Bud Light, microbrews from The Livery and Round Barn, wines by Tabor Hill, Round Barn Winery available for purchase. The popular, high-energy dance band, Top Secret Band, performs at 7:15 p.m. and George Bedard & The Kingpins, credited with being among the best rockabilly pickers in the nation, will bring the audience to its feet starting at 9:15 p.m.

Stone said in addition to Honor Credit Union and the Paul and Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust managed by the Neumann Financial Group of Hilliard Lyons, event sponsors include Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Beaudoin Electrical Construction, Tyler Honda and Brookfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Summer Celebration events continue on July 18 with the 2015 Race for YMCA 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run presented by Chemical Bank. Money raised will benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign. The St. Joseph Farmers Market offering locally grown food will be held at Lake Bluff Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will host its SummerFest Music and Microbrews Concert at Silver Beach Shadowland Pavilion from 4-10 p.m. This event held on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan brings together some of the region’s best brews, foods and music. Ticket information and details can be found under the events section at smso.org. The evening culminates after dark with the return of the free, Lighted Boat Parade on the St. Joseph River. The parade will be judged and prizes awarded for this 80’s themed contest. To register a boat for the parade, boaters can contact Pier 1000 Marina at 269-927-4771.

Also that evening, visitors and residents will enjoy the Movies in the Park Series where “Frozen” will play on the big screen at Whirlpool Centennial Park. The movie begins and dusk and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.



On Sunday, July 19 Summer Celebration events include two free Municipal Band Concerts, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., at the bandshell. Stone said when families add in the City’s beaches, a great selection of downtown shops and restaurants, Whirlpool Compass Fountain and downtown Splishin’ and a Splashin’ outdoor art exhibit, everyone will return home feeling great after their mid-summer time together here.
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After a three-year hiatus, a popular event is coming back to St. Joseph, Mich. The Lighted Boat Parade will be held July 18 at 10 p.m. on the St. Joseph River. Jill Stone, executive director of St. Joseph Today, said the floating parade welcomes dinghies to yachts and that it culminates the Lake Michigan resort town’s weekend celebration of summer. Other major events that weekend include July 17 Mike Yore Memorial Car and Music Show, July 18 St. Joseph Race for the YMCA presented by Chemical Bank and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s Music & Microbrews at Shadowland Pavilion on Silver Beach.

“This year’s Lighted Boat Parade theme is the ‘80s,” said Stone. She said boats will be judged and prizes will be awarded to boats and their crews that best capture the culture and events of that decade.
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