Happenings

Check out The Kirby’s 2018 happenings and events.  So much to do, so little time.  

January-March: 

  • We close for winter break January-March. However, if you are interested in booking a private event or class during that time, we try our best to  accommodate. Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year for a gathering, elopement, or reunion.   Give Mindy a call 312-504-8705.  

April

  • April 5:  Happy Hour Resumes at J. Paul’s on Thursdays from 5pm-8pm with a special $5 food and drink menu. Live music on many Thursdays!
  • April 7:  National Beer Day:  Beer flights all night long.
  • April 18:  The After Tax Day Cocktail Hour …You are either celebrating or crying.  Don’t be alone.  Drown your sorrows in complimentary truffle fries. Cava for the poor and  Champagne for the rich.
  • April 22:  Earth Day at J.Paul’s:  Enjoy our fresh ramps pasta at J. Paul’s.  Ramps are only available for 2 weeks so get them while they last and pair this delicious dish with our savory garden herb cocktails.
  • April 2018:  Kirby Guest Loyalty Room Package:  If you have been a Kirby hotel guest before, book a Deluxe Room during the month of April and receive a second night on the house. A gourmet breakfast is included both days.  We would love to see you again.

 

May

  • May 4 :  Celebrate J. Paul’s 3rd year anniversary with Somms and Sliders #3.  Give your taste buds a treat and enjoy our tasting menu of 6 sliders and 6 wines from 5pm-7pm. Think Spring.
  • May 5:  Kentucky Kirby Derby at J. Paul’s…Mint Juleps, Boozy Kirby Derby Shakes and we’ll even throw in a Cinco de Mayo Margarita. 5pm.  Wear your hats.  It’s a revelry.
  • May 11-13: Mother’s Day Weekend Package: Book a Deluxe Room on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 and receive Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch for 2 on us and chocolates and flowers in your room for mom.  Local photographer, Kym Heiser will be taking photos of your group to give to Mom as a special gift.  Call us for a reservation now.
  • May 5-13:  Tulip Time Festival:  Visit Holland’s Tulip Festival. Stay close to Holland, yet far from the crowds in relaxing Douglas, MI.  Grab a friend and book 2 rooms with us and we will set up your own private Cocktail + Hors D’oeuvres party.  Call Mindy directly to book.
  • May 13:  Mother’s Day Brunch: Make your reservation now for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Local photographer Kym Heiser will be taking complimentary photos of your group for your mom.  Don’t miss the fun. $40 pp includes our buffet brunch and. a Lavender Bellini. 10am-2pm.
  • May 18-20:  The Age of Asparagus Weekend:  Calling all foodies…. Celebrate Michigan’s Asparagus Harvest at The Kirby with asparagus omelettes for breakfast, late afternoon spring tapas and wine tasting class, and guess what’s for dinner? Book with us 2 nights on the weekend of May 18 and all asparagus in the world are on us! Live the Green Life.
  • May 27:  Did you know it’s Burger Day?  Treat a friend.  Buy a burger and get a complimentary one for your buddy from 5pm-7pm.  Grass Fed Beef, Tomato Jam, Garlic Aioli, Pickled Onions, Arugula, Brioche Bun and fries.
  • May 25-27:  Memorial Day Room Package:  Book a Deluxe Room on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 and Monday, Memorial Day is on us! Call Mindy now at 269-857-5472.   Breakfast each morning is included in your stay. A complimentary afternoon wine tasting is also included.

June

  • June  4-10:  Restaurant Week:  Join J. Paul’s @ The Kirby along with several other neighborhood restaurants in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Fennville for Restaurant Week.  Try our $30, 3-course menu and discover Michigan’s homegrown. Brought to you by Eat Drink SDF.
  • June 4:  J Paul’s is open 7 nights.  WooHoo!
  • June 9:  Live Music with Jack Cafretsas. Jack is back, folks! 8:00pm-10pm.
  • June 21:  The Elixir Fixer meets Daring Pairing.  Together, they throw one hell of a Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour.  The spirits of  Grand Traverse Distillery will be featured with the one and only Angie Jackson 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • June 22-July 15: Mamma Mia Pre Theater Special. “Now here we go again!” Book a dinner reservation at The Kirby from 5-7pm and receive a complimentary ABBAsolutley delicious wedding appetizer platter with your meal. Call Mindy for a reservation. Heck, make a weekend out of it. We are just 2.5 hours from Chicago and Detroit. Get your Mamma Mia! tickets here.
  • June 30:  Live Music on the Deck with Woodsong, 7:30-9:30pm
  • June 30:  It’s Social Media Day.  Get connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Instagram and we will be having a contest.  Winner receives a Sommelier Guided Wine and Food Pairing/Tasting for 6. Stay tuned.

July

  • July 5:  Human Rights Campaign Reception with speaker, Lynne Bowman.  This is the first ever meet up in the Saugatuck area.  6:00-8:00pm. Contact HRC to make a reservation. 
  • July 7:  Live Music on the Deck with Travis Atkinson, 7:30-9:30pm
  • July 7:  Celebrate World Chocolate Day: Get a complimentary Chocolate Rum Boozy Dessert Shake with purchase of an entree.  Must be 21 with proper ID.
  • July 13:  It’s French Fry Day.  Complimentary bowl of Truffle Fries with purchase of an entree.
  • July 15-July 31:  Photo Contest with The Commercial Record.  Enter your best summer photo with our local newspaper and wine dinner for 2 at J. Paul’s @ The Kirby. 
  • June 22-July 15: Mamma Mia Pre Theater Special. “Now here we go again!” Book a dinner reservation at The Kirby from 5-7pm and receive a complimentary ABBAsolutley delicious wedding appetizer platter with your meal. Call Mindy for a reservation. Heck, make a weekend out of it. We are just 2.5 hours from Chicago and Detroit. 269-857-5472
  • July 20: Live Music on the Deck with Julianne Howe-Bouwens, 7:30-9:30pm
  • July  27-29:  Saugatuck’s Venetian Festival Weekend: Book a room now for the Venetian Festival…parades, fireworks, boat race, music, and loads of fun. Don’t miss the excitement.
  • July 28:  Live Music on the Deck with Connie + Dave Duet, 7:30-9:30pm

August

  • August 18:  Live Music on the Deck with Julianne Howe-Bouwens, 7:30-9:30pm
  • August 9:  Paula Poundstone  Pre-Show Cocktail Party-then off to the show at the SCA,  5:30-7:30pm
  • August 24:  Live Music on the Deck with Tommy Vendafreddo 7:30-9:30
  • August 25:  Live Music on the Deck with Connie + Dave Duet, 7:30-9:30pm
  • August 31: Live Music on the Deck with Travis Atkinson 7:30-9:30

September

  • September 3:  Labor Day: Lobster of Love at J. Pauls. Come try our lobster rolls with a bottle of SBC Lager of Love.
  • September 4:  Live Music with Bob Batastini 6-8pm.
  • September 6:  Live Music with Dave DeHaan 6-8pm.
  • September 19-October 7: Art PrizeBook a reservation in a Deluxe Room for 3 nights during Grand Rapid’s Art Prize, the largest art competition in the world and enjoy a complimentary and beautiful Art Prize Tasting Dinner for 2 at J. Paul’s restaurant and wine lounge.
  • September 20:  End of Summer Soiree by Arbor Circle:  Strolling Dinner, Live Music by Woodsong, +  Silent Auction.  Come on out and support our community’s most vulnerable children.  $50 pp.  www.arborcircle.org
  • September 26-27 Oktoberfest in September  $5 “Beer and Pretzel Special” and it’s a big giant pretzel!!!!!  Did I hear brats?
  • September 29:  Live Music with Connie + Dave  On The Deck  7:30-9:30pm
  • September 30:  National Cider Day.  Try out one of our special cider bourbon cocktails for only $5.  Pair it up with our fall menu. 5pm-10pm.

October

  • October 1:  Hotel Hump Day  Get over the hump and book a room on October 1-4 and get a complimentary room for your buddies. (Humpday hardly happens  here…say that 3 times.)
  • October 4:  Michigan Wine Tasting Flights and Conversation.  Learn about our local AVAs at J Paul’s from sommelier, Mindy Trafman.  Call to make a reservation. 
  • October 5:  Aware Benefit at the SCA with special guest Michael Holmes/The Judy Show.                                  J. Paul’s @ The Kirby will be providing hors d’oeuvres. Hope to see you there.
  • October 6: Harvest Dinner:  Join J.Paul’s and other restaurant neighbors for the first Eat Drink SDF Outdoor Harvest Dinner to take place at Petter Galleries.  This will be the event of the year.  Taste Michigan. Call for details. 269-857-5472:  eatdrinksdf.com 
  • September 19-October 7: Art PrizeBook a reservation in a Deluxe Room for 3 nights during Grand Rapid’s Art Prize, the largest art competition in the world and enjoy a complimentary and beautiful Art Prize Tasting Dinner for 2 at J. Paul’s restaurant and wine lounge.
  • October 27: Halloween Pre Parade Dinner:  Make your reservation now for our Spooky Halloween PreParade Dinner on Saturday,October 27. $44 pp plus tax, gratuity, and beverage includes a 3-course meal plus one of Kym’s Grave Digger cocktails.  Make your reservation a month in advance.  We sell out quickly. We are minutes away from the parade. Live music with Connie + Dave, 7:30-9:30pm and boy, do we love those 2!

November

  • November 1:Room Rates drop for the season!  Get our best rates. Watch for our Facebook specials in November. We promise surprises!
  • November 22:  Thanksgiving Dinner:  Join us for our popularl Thanksgiving dinner buffet…Turkey and all the trimmings plus a few surprises. 2pm-6pm $40 pp plus tax, gratuity, and beverage. Kids 10 and under are half price.
  • November 24:  AMX Small Business Saturday:  Shop local in Downtown Douglas. Then stop by J. Paul’s for some special Small Business Saturday wine and cheese flights to refuel.  Sommelier Mindy will be on the floor giving some cheese and wine pairing demos.  Don’t miss it. 2pm-5pm

December

  • December 8:  COOL YULE:  Join The Kirby, The Rosemont Inn, and The Sherwood Forest for a spectacular weekend of great food + entertainment.  Appetizers at the Sherwood, Holiday Dinner at The Kirby and desserts at The Rosemont with a cabaret show by Julianne Howe Bouwens, and breakfast in the morning. Give the gift of EXPERIENCE, not stuff !  269.857-5472
  • December 29: NYE Hotel Package:  Celebrate the year in style at The Kirby.  Book Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and receive a $50 dining credit  at J. Paul’s.  You can’t beat that. Get a group of friends together and rent out the hotel. Call Mindy for details.

Schedule your own private wine tasting and class at The Kirby or get a group of friends together and plan a great getaway. Looking for a space for a private afternoon business meeting and luncheon, give us a call        269-857-5472