May 22nd - 27th, 2013
Fruitport Old Fashioned Days
Location: Pomona Park - Fruitport
One of the longest running festivals in the area!
Fruitport Old Fashioned Days takes place in Pomona Park overlooking Spring Lake. This annual festival hosts a carnival midway, fireworks, 5k/10k run, ice cream social, parade, and the very popular Ox Roast.
May 24th - 25th, 2013
8th Annual Memorial Day Rib Fest
Location: First Street - Downtown Grand Haven
It's the annual "Battle of the Bones" - hosted by the Grand Haven VFW Post 2326
Area BBQ enthusiasts compete to win Judges and People's Choice for the best ribs! Live music, entertainment tent, and of course ribs!
VFW- Veterans of Foreign Wars
May 25th, 2013
Kick-Off to Summer Run
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Location: 1 Y Drive, Grand Haven
The Tri-Cities Family YMCA presents the Klever Innovations Kick Off to Summer Run.
This is a family event with something for everyone and every activity level! Join us for the chip start / finish, US Track & Field Certified 5k that goes along the beautiful Grand Haven beach, the Tot Trot obstacle course (for ages 3-6) or the 1 Mile Family Fun Run.
Bring your kids, strollers, grandma & grandpa to enjoy this quality, family event.
Tri-Cities Family YMCA
Phone: (616) 842-7057
May 27th, 2013
Spring Lake Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Spring Lake
The Spring Lake Memorial Day parade is a time-honored tradition that gives the community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the current, past, and fallen service veterans from the area.
Every year, a parade marshal is selected from the community. Someone who has served the Country is given the honor to represent the armed forces as the parade marshal. The selection of the marshal is done by nomination. Any community member may submit a nomination to Michele Yasenak.
The public and all veterans are invited to join the festivities. The public and all veterans are invited to join the festivities.
The parade route starts at the corner of Buchanan and Exchange Streets, goes east, and then turns south on Lake Avenue. From there it turns east onto River Street, then north onto Fruitport Road, ending at Spring Lake Township Cemetery. A memorial tribute to all veterans is held at the cemetery.
May 27th, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM Departures
Location: Coopersville & Marne Railway, 311 Danforth St., Coopersville, MI
DEPARTS AT 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Station Opens at 9:30 AM
Please Get Tickets at least 20 Minutes Prior to Departure
Come honor your military Veterans from all wars and eras on this Ninth Annual run of our reenactment of the famous Troop Trains of WW2. Veterans from all branches of the services will be given FREE TICKETS!
Veteran's price FREE. All other fares just $8.50, Children under 2 years FREE!
Space is limited to 150 passengers on each run. Veterans are encouraged to wear whatever parts of their uniforms that still fit. Upon the train's return to Coopersville, the passengers will be met by patriotic music provided by our Hometown Brass Band, dignitaries giving speeches of thanks, loved ones and friends waving banners of support!
Military equipment will be on display. Come early for the Memorial Day parade at 09:30!
FREE TO ALL VETERANS
Coopersville & Marne Railway
Phone: (616) 997-7000