Join in the celebrations!
Every season brings an occasion to celebrate in the Grand Haven area. First up in the spring are the Chilly Blues, Lubbers Cup Regatta, and Great Lakes Kite Festival. Summer pops with a premier lineup, including the Spring Lake Heritage Festival, Sand Sculpture Contest, Grand Haven Art Festival, 4th of July Fireworks, Coopersville Summerfest, and the nationally-renowned Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Fall is honored with September’s Salmon Festival, Grand Haven Artwalk, GVSU Lakers football games at Lubber's Stadium, and the Famous Pumpkin Train in Coopersville. It may be cold outside, but hearts are warm when the Grand Haven community presents its traditional Jingle Bell Parade to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus. Attending Winterfest in January is a long standing tradition, as families enjoy activities such as the cardboard sled race and dog pulls.
Join us in celebrating all that makes our area unique and attractive.
Coopersville Annual Outhouse 500 & Chili Cookoff
Schedule for the festival on Saturday, February 23, 2013:
Delly Belly Bakery will be ready with fresh donuts and hot coffee
Breakfast Buffet & Lunch at 327 Pizza and Pub
Hot Cocoa by Boy Scouts in Rotary Clock/Pocket Park
Decorated Toilet Seat Competition: Pick up a toilet seat at Daniels Family Hair Salon (323 Main Street), decorate it, & return it by Feb. 22 to be judged and have it auctioned off after the races...see Jan for details.
Vintage Snowmobile owners are welcome to show their machines in the parking lot on the corner of Eastmanville & Main by the Rotary Clock. Sled Dogs with Mailman Dan also may be spotted in the Rotary Clock/Pocket Park.
Little Outhouse Races: Participants ages 7—10 may register by noon on Feb. 23 at Daniels Family Hair Salon, 323 Main Street. $1 per participant to enter, teams of up to 4 will push a mini-outhouse, provided by the Coopersville Merchants Group, down Main Street. All participants will receive a ribbon. Races will be held at approximately noon - in conjunction with the Outhouse 500.
10:00 a.m. C-ville Chill 5k Run held on C.A.P.S. campus located at 198 East Street (Nancy Pratt, coordinator)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chili Cook-off at the Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center, 375 Main Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, Live Music, Kids Crafts & Activities inside. Colorful Snow Angels outside, weather permitting. Deadline for Chili Participant entry is Feb. 16 Samples/Votes 2/$1 or 12/$5 – free admission.
11:00 a.m. Outhouse Parade emceed by Mark and Lauri Douglas on Main Street
11:20 a.m. (approximately) Thom Eno will play the National Anthem on his musical saw to kick off the races
11:20 a.m. (approximately) Outhouse 500 Races on Main Street (hosted by the Coopersville Polkton Firemen’s Club and the Coopersville Merchants Group in cooperation with the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce) visit www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org for registration information or call (616) 997-8555
Toilet Seat Auction — immediately following the races by the Fire truck on Main St.
1:00 p.m. Polar Plunge following the races in the Rotary Clock/Pocket Park. $5.00 donation for Coopersville/Polkton Fire to participate. Dressing rooms available at 303 Main Street - bring towels!
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Euchre Tournament at Coopersville VFW Hall 511 68th Avenue North (sign up with partner at 1:00 pm/$5 each). Call 616-837-6992 for details.
Coopersville Chamber of Commerce or Coopersville Farm Museum
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