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Annual Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest

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.

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June 5th - August 28th, 2014

Culver's Classic Car Show

Annual Event
(Thu. )
5pm to 8pm
Location: Culver's of Grand Haven - 520 A-Way Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Summer is here and so bring out your show car and come visit us EVERY Thursday in June, July and August for the Summer Culver's Cruise In Car Show! We have owners' specials, People's Choice Trophies to give away (decided by our guests voting), door prizes and more! Mark the dates on YOUR calendar and come for a night of music, food and BEAUTIFUL CARS!

Contact Information:
Jeremy Leski
Phone: 616-842-0070
July 25th - August 3rd, 2014

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Annual Event
Location: Grand Haven - Various Locations

The Coast Guard Festival is a unique, premier 10 day national military festival, whose mission is to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. During the ten days of the festival, there are opportunities for all to attend and participate. From parades, waterfront entertainment, and fireworks, to the National Memorial Service, Street Dance and Kids Day the festival allows for reflection, celebration, and solidifying the historical relationship between the Coast Guard and Grand Haven.

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Contact Information:
Mike Smith
Phone: 616-846-5940
July 28th - August 2nd, 2014

Coast Guard Ship Tours

Annual Event
(Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. )
Location: Escanaba Park - Grand Haven

Tour Schedule:

Monday, 7/28 - Wednesday, 7/30/14
6-8pm

Wednesday, 7/31 - 8/2/14
10AM – 12PM
1PM – 3PM
& 6PM – 8PM

Free Admission

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
July 29th - August 2nd, 2014

Downtown Carnival

Annual Event
(Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. )
Location: Washington Avenue - Downtown Grand Haven

Bring family and friends downtown to enjoy amusement rides, midway games and delicious food. There's something for every one to enjoy!

Purchase tickets as you go, or purchase wristbands for unlimited rides. SAVE even more with merchant's coupons.

Carnival schedule & wristband pricing:

Tuesday, July 29
6:00 – 11:00pm
Wristband $20 ($17 with coupon)

Wednesday, July 30
2:00 – 6:00pm         
Wristband $20  ($17 with coupon)

6:00 to 11:00pm      
Wristband $20

Thursday, July 31
2:00 – 6:00pm         
Wristband $20  ($17 with coupon)

6:00 to 11:00pm      
Wristband $20

Friday, August 1
2:00 – 6:00pm         
Wristband $20  ($17 with coupon)

6:00 to 11:00pm      
Wristband $20

Saturday, August 2
12:00 – 4:00pm        
Wristband $12

4:00pm to 1:00am   
No wristbands

 

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
August 1st - 2nd, 2014

Coast Guard Festival Craft Fair

Annual Event
(Fri. Sat. )
Time: 9am
Location: Grand Haven Central Park

The Coast Guard Craft Fair has been a staple in the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival for over 50 years, bringing crafters from around the country to Grand Haven to showcase their homemade products to attendees who look forward to the Craft Fair year after year.

Contact Information:
Courtney Geurink
Phone: 616-842-4910
August 1st - October 4th, 2014

Quilts and Their Stories

Annual Event
10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main Street, 49404

Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center is pleased to present the 13th Annual exhibit of Quilts and Their Stories during the months of August and September. Over 150 quilts are displayed inside the 12,000 square foot facility located at 375 Main Street in downtown Coopersville. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday during the quilt show, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and for special events and groups with reservations. Visit www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org for a schedule of events.

Contact Information:
Kaitlyn Landon
Phone: 616-997-8555
August 2nd, 2014

Meijer Grand Parade

Annual Event
11:45am to 1:45pm
Location: Downtown Grand Haven

The Meijer Grand Parade is a highpoint of the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. In the 2-hour parade you'll see marching bands, clowns, military units, local sports teams, dignitaries and many other groups.

Nearly 100,000 people attend and line the streets of "Coast Guard City, USA" to show their appreciation for the valuable service that the men and women of the United States Coast Guard provide to all of us each and every day.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
August 2nd, 2014

Coast Guard Festival Fireworks

Annual Event
Time: Dark
Location: Waterfront Stadium - Grand Haven

This spectacular fireworks show has had us “feeling the aaaaah!” for over 74 years and is generously sponsored in part this year by FireKeepers Casino. View from the Waterfront. For more information. Sponsored by FireKeepers Casino.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
August 15th - 16th, 2014

Grand Haven Sidewalk Sales

Annual Event
Location: Downtown Grand Haven

Downtown Grand Haven merchants are holding their famous “Sidewalk” Sales on Washington Avenue! Music, great deals, and lots of fun in Downtown Grand Haven.

Friday 9am - 8pm & Saturday 9am - 5pm. Located on Washington Avenue from Harbor Drive to Third Street.

Contact Information:
Allison Revell
Phone: 616-844-1188
August 16th, 2014

Art on the Riverfront

Annual Event
10 am to 5 pm
Location: Grand Haven City Municipal Marina - Downtown Grand Haven

'Art on the Riverfront', an outdoor, juried art show held along Grand Haven’s beautiful Boardwalk at the municipal marina, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The popular one-day art exhibit showcases the works of accomplished regional artists in a wide variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood and metal. This show is sponsored by the Gallery Uptown of Grand Haven and is free to the public. Show hours are 10am to 5pm.

Contact Information:
Brad Patterson
Phone: 616-844-7306

Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
225 Franklin Avenue · Grand Haven MI, 49417
800-303-4092
Visitors Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
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