Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Overhead view of downtown Grand Haven during the Coast Guard Festival. Photo by Ed Post.

Mark your calendar for the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival! This year's event is July 25th - August 2nd, 2014. Enjoy a week of fantastic festival fun, celebration, and tradition as we honor the men and women of the United States Coast Guard!

You don't want to miss Grand Haven's biggest event of the year!

For a complete list of events, schedule, and more visit the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival's website


Entertainment and family fun!


Every day of the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is packed with activities, events, and attractions for all ages. Many activities are free, and you will find plenty of fun and choices from Kids Day to the Street Dance and Cruise-In Car Show, to carnival rides, picnics, parades, and Coast Guard ship tours.

There's so much to do we've listed everything for you on the schedule page. What ever you choose to do this week, we hope you join us on the final night of the festival when we light up the town of Grand Haven and its waterfront with our glorious Fireworks Extravaganza.

Celebrating the men and women of the United States Coast Guard


The United States Coast Guard has a long and prestigious history in Grand Haven and around the world. We are excited to host Coast Guard dignitaries, returning sailors, and retirees. The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival will honor them throughout the week as well as members of the Coast Guard Auxillary who've passed away in the last year. We invite you to learn and discover more on the Walk of Coast Guard History. Brochures are available the lobby at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival headquarters.

Join us in the tradition of the festival


With the festival's history going back 88 years, we hear stories of how generation after generation of families have gathered together to enjoy the Coast Guard Festival. Heartwarming stories are memories preserved, and we invite you to share your stories and photos with us.

Semper Paratus!

See you at this year's Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival!

Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
225 Franklin Avenue · Grand Haven MI, 49417
Visitors Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm