September 22nd, 2011 - December 30th, 2013
Comedy Night at Jack's
Location: Holiday Inn - 940 W. Savidge, Spring Lake
Stand up comedy show every Thursday night all year!
Show features an opening act and a headline act every week.
Must be 21 & up. No Cover.
Jack's Restaurant & Bar
April 10th, 2012 - December 31st, 2013
Artisan Cooking School - Cooking Class
Location: Artisan Cooking School - 1322 Washington, Grand Haven
Do you want to eat “real” food? Are you too busy so you make processed or prepackaged meals? Are you concerned about additives, preservatives or hormones? Do you worry about what is in the food you eat? Eating “real” food means fresh fruits, vegetables and meats and minimally processed ingredients. At Artisan, you will learn techniques to help fill your freezer with real food.
Understand how to make quick meals with little clean‐up for those busy weeknights.
Demonstration style classes $50pp – interact with the chefs as you follow along with the recipes in your own class packet.
The recipes are made from scratch in front of you and you enjoy 4‐6 small plates of what you cooked in class. Hands-On Classes are
available for a private class setting only.
Classes start at 6:30 pm and are approximately 2 ½ & 3 hours long. We require a minimum of six (6) people to hold the class.
Advanced reservations are required for each class. Check out Artisan's website for a full schedule of upcoming classes.
Artisan Cooking School
November 1st, 2012 - 2014
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: East Village Wine Shoppe - 723 E Savidge, Spring Lake
Free wine tasting every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Must be 21 & up.
East Village Wine Shoppe
November 13th, 2012 - December 31st, 2013
Bekins Cooking School - Cooking Class
(Mon. Tue. )
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bekins - 735 Washington Ave., Grand Haven
Whatever your level of skill in the kitchen, you’ll always learn something new and exciting at Bekins Cooking School. Our cooking classes range from basic cooking and baking lessons to advanced culinary techniques. Learn to cook exotic international cuisines or some fresh, new menu ideas for family dinners or entertaining.
See website for a complete schedule of upcoming classes, prices, and more. Private classes are also available.
Advance registration required for each class.
Bekins Cooking School
January 24th - December 30th, 2013
Line Dancing at West Michigan Bootscooters
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Elks Bldg. 15 S. Third 2nd Floor Grand Haven, MI
Public Welcome. Adults $6, Students $3. Admission includes Lesson at 7 p.m.and Dancing 7:30-10:30 p.m.
May 1st - October 30th, 2013
Coopersville DDA Farmers Market
8:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Farmers Market Pavilion - N Main St. Parking Lot, Coopersville
Wednesday Farmers Market, May - October located at the North Main Street Parking Lot Pavilion and Friday Farmers Market, May - October located at Veteran's Memorial Park, W. Randall Street
Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (616) 997-5164
May 15th - July 17th, 2013
(Wed. Sat. )
Time: Departure times: 11am & 1pm
Location: Coopersville & Marne Railway, 311 Danforth St., Coopersville, MI
Wedesdays & Saturdays
May through mid-November
11am & 1pm Departure Times
The train of antique passengers cars, which date from the early part of the last century, goes out into the countryside and through family owned farmlands. You will cross over an open deck girder bridge, four creeks and one road bridge before you arrive at the Village of Marne. The 1950's era diesel locomotive then uncouples from the train, runs along a passing siding next to your passenger car, couples onto the west end of the train and pulls the train back to the City of Coopersville.
When in Marne, if weather permits, passengers on Regular Excursions may detrain to watch the run around and west end coupling. Sorry, we cannot detrain on Theme Trains.
This 14 mile excursion, back to a simpler time of transportation, lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. During the trip, the Conductor describes points of interest while train music from the 1800's plays throughout the cars. Wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, hawks and eagles may be seen along the way, as well as farm animals.
Adults - $10.50
Seniors (60+) - $9.50
Kids (2-12) - $8.50
Kids under 2 - Free
The conductor begins boarding procedure 20 minutes prior to departure. Passengers should purchase tickets prior. Ticket station opens at 9:30am on days of departure.
Coopersville & Marne Railway
May 17th - June 28th, 2013
Learn to Line Dance
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center
Line Dancing is back on Friday nights, through June 28! Come dance it up with Audrey Campbell from 7pm - 9pm at the Coopersville Farm Museum. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Family Friendly. $5 per person, $3 for members, half price for kids attending with parents (great for teens!) Watch for more dates coming soon!
May 17th - October 4th, 2013
Village Baker Farmers Market
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Behind the Village Baker - 617 E Savidge St., Spring Lake
Open to the public between 2 - 7pm, this year's farm market will be even better than the last. Come to Village Baker in Spring Lake on Friday afternoons to get your freshest home-grown veggies, hand-crafted soaps, balms, natural pet foods and more!
Here are the vendors you can expect to see so far:
Wise Family Farm - Farm Fresh Eggs & Whole Free Range Chickens (Frozen)
Under the Pines - Fresh Herbs & Hand Made Gifts (Soaps, etc.)
Grimaldi Chocolates - The New Chocolate Shop in Grand Haven!
Fudd N Doug - Delicious Salsa Specialty Mustards
Reimink Family Farm - Organically Grown Fruits & Veggies
Cheryl's Flowers - Potted and Ready to Plant… Make Your Garden Gorgeous!
Farmer Ed - Fresh Local Fruits & Veggies
Rime Time Productions - All Natural Balm, Local, Natural Shampoo and Reflexology
Pet Chef Lakeshore - All Natural Pet Food
If you are interested in being a vendor, please call the bakery (616) 935-7312
or email via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask for Ed or Reaiah.
Ed or Reaiah
May 20th - December 31st, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main Street, Coopersville
Come play BINGO! Held every Monday night at 375 Main Street, downtown Coopersville. Doors open at the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center at 4pm. Early Bird Bingo begins at 6pm. Hard cards $1 each, paper specials (prices vary), and charity gaming tickets available. License #A22270 effective 1/7/13 Call (616) 997-8555 for more info.
Coopersville Farm Museum
May 24th - September 1st, 2013
Location: Waterfront Stadium - 101 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven
The World Famous Grand Haven Musical Fountain
World's Largest Musical Fountain of its Kind
A synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. Each 20-minute show features a different theme. Different shows play daily at sunset from Memorial Day thru Labor Day; Fridays and Saturdays only in May and September. Best viewed from Waterfront Stadium; however the Fountain can be easily experienced 1/4 mile either side on the Grand Haven Boardwalk. Built in 1963, it is the world's largest Musical Fountain of its kind with the only fountain comparable fountain being those at the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, NV.
Grand Haven Musical Fountain 2013 Season Schedule
Musical Fountain - Photo by Ed Post
2013 Schedule of Start Times
10:00 PM on May 17 & 18, and May 24 through June 9
10:10 PM from June 10 through July 15
10:00 PM from July 16 through August 6.
9:50 PM from August 7 through August 17
9:30 PM from August 18 through September 1
8:30 PM on September 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, and 27 & 28
*Tentative 2013 Schedule as of April 22, 2013*
All starting times have been determined by selecting the very best time for viewing based upon darkness behind Dewey Hill.
A variety of titles and themes are presented daily for a 20 minute presentation. Waterfront events may alter the Fountain schedule.
For information regarding the program schedule, please contact the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 616.842.4499.
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Grand Haven Area CVB
June 1st - October 30th, 2013
Grand Haven Farmers Market
(Wed. Sat. )
8:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Under the Green Canopy - Chinook Pier
Wednesdays and Saturdays under the green canopy next to Chinook Pier in downtown Grand Haven. Enjoy garden fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and so much more. Opens at 8:00 am, Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, 616 842-4910.
June 2nd - September 1st, 2013
Sunday Art Market
(1st Sun. )
11 am to 2 pm
Location: Chinook Pier - Grand Haven
The Sunday Art Market is a juried market showcasing established and emerging
artists from West Michigan. You will find an ever-changing display of fine art, pottery, metal works, photography, glass and textile arts, jewelry and more.
June 5th - September 25th, 2013
GVSU Farmers Market
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: GVSU Allendale Campus - Parking Lot H
The GVSU Farmers Market is every Wednesday at the Allendale Campus from 10:00am to 1:30pm. Here you will find fresh produce, baked goods, plants, flowers, and much more!
Kay Hart - Market Manager
June 6th - October 10th, 2013
Spring Lake Farm & Garden Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Harvest Bible Chapel parking lot - 225 E. Exchange St., Spring Lake
Enjoy this open air market featuring seasonal produce, fresh cut flowers, plants, breads, garden items, and more!
June 11th - August 27th, 2013
Tuesdays in the Park
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Grand Haven Central Park
Local musicians playing a variety of music in a beautiful outdoor setting of Downtown Grand Haven. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket. Music runs from 7-8:30pm. Performances held in Central Park on Washington Street.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, NO RAIN VENUE.
Artist performance schedule:
11 - Silverado Band
18 - Dave Hardin Band
25 - Max & Ruth Bloomquist
2 - Steam Powered Blue Grass
9 - Carl Webb Band
16 - R&B
23 - Steel Doing It
30 - Uptown
6 - Cheap Dates
13 - Trace
20 - Sea Cruisers
27 - Don Middlebrook
June 13th - August 22nd, 2013
Thursdays at the Point
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Mill Point Park - Spring Lake
Local musicians playing a variety of music. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket. Music runs from 4-5:30pm. Performances held at Mill Point Park in Downtown Spring Lake.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
Artist performance schedule:
13 - (no band this week) Spring Lake Heritage Festival
20 - Wheelhouse
27 - Spring Lake Jazz Band
4 - Uptown
11 - Steel Doing It
18 - Trace
25 - Don Middlebrook
1 - Niche
8 - Sea Cruisers
15 - Time Out
22 - Brenda Loomis
June 22nd, 2013
Tri-cities Garden Club Annual Garden Walk
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Various Grand Haven Area locations
The Tri-Cities Garden Club sponsors this fabulous garden walk. Self-guided walking tours, names of plants are labeled, refreshments at one of the gardens. Tickets are $8.00 each for adults and 12 and under is free, you can purchase tickets at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, or at each home the day of the tour.
Pat Bazany, President -Tri-Cities Garden Club
June 23rd - August 25th, 2013
Worship On the Waterfront
7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium
Worship On the Waterfront (WOW) is a free outdoor summer worship series held every year on the shores of Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, Michigan. Drawing on gifted worship artists from the community as well as from the regional and national level, WOW is an unique experience that blends the music and passion of worship with the overwhelming beauty of God’s creation. Sponsored by the First Reformed Church of Grand Haven, WOW has been a part of the community summer schedule for over 60 years.
Phone: (616) 842-6600
June 24th, 2013
Location: Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium - 1 S. Harbor Dr.
Enjoy 90+ minutes of musical celebration to honor our country, veterans and servicemen/women currently serving our country and community. Free public event.
June 25th, 2013
Master Arts Street Theater
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave.
Stories, fables, and parables presented by talented actors from West Michigan actors! This fantastic troupe will entertain the whole family!
Phone: 616 842-5560 x222
June 27th, 2013
Author Jack Dempsey, Michigan and the Civil War
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave.
Author Jack Dempsey
Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice
Jack Dempsey is author of the 2011 Michigan Notable Book Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice, published by The History Press. He and his brother Dave co-authored InkTrails: Michigan’s Famous and Forgotten Authors, published by MSU Press in August 2012. In addition to various legal articles, he is a history book reviewer and author of several articles on Michigan history subjects.
Phone: 616 842-5560 x222
June 29th, 2013
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main street, 49404
Stop into the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center the last Saturday of every month for Kid’s Day. Each month there will be different activities, games, and even some critters for the kids to check out. Call the Coopersville at (616) 997-8555, or check us out on the web at www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org