Full weekend of activities set in St. Joseph

Sailboats dock at the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum in St. Joseph in 2015 during the annual Tri State Regatta. The race, which dates back to the 1940s, sails from Chicago to St. Joseph, Mich., to Michigan City, Ind., and then back to Chicago.

ST. JOSEPH — Downtown St. Joseph has planned a series of activities for all ages, starting Friday and running through Labor Day. 

The weekend’s activities kick off with a free outdoor concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. by Blue Shoes Jazz, at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell, overlooking the St. Joseph River.