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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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September 27th - October 26th, 2014

Pumpkin Train

Annual Event
(Sun. Sat. )
Time: Departure times vary
Location: Cooperville & Marne Railway - 311 Danforth St., Coopersville

This is a Fall tradition that is not to be missed! Passengers are entertained during the journey by THE GREAT PUMPKIN, SCARECROW & LITTLE CROW!

Local actress Eva Swietec and her cast of wacky characters love to sing and dance for you. Each paid child's ticket includes a free, locally grown, good-sized Pumpkin that the kids can pick from our Pumpkin Patch at the end of the ride. Children under 2 yrs ride free and also get a small size Pumpkin.

SATURDAYS: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11
Departs at 11 am & 1:30 pm

SATURDAYS: Oct. 18 & 25
Departs at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm

SUNDAYS : Sept. 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, & 26
Departs at 1 pm & 3 pm

Adults $15.50, Seniors (60+) $14.50, Kids (2-12) $13.50

Please Note:
We have over 200 seats available on each train. We always have seats available on the days of departures. But if you would like to by-pass the lines at the windows and get right on board with your tickets on the date and time of your choice, call (616) 997-7000, extension #3. You will be connected to the General Manager's phone. Credit card sales only, please. There will be a 50 cent per ticket processing charge. If you use the mail-in form and enclose a check or money order, there will be a $2.00 processing charge.

Contact Information:
Coopersville & Marne Railway
Phone: 616-997-7000 ext. 4
October 25th, 2014

Spa and Wellness & Kid's Expo Day

Annual Event
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Grand Haven Community Center
Stop in for answers for your Health or Wellness questions. Talk to one of our qualified vendors for some personal health solutions.

BRING YOUR CAMERA! Elsa will be on stage 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. singing Let it Go! Come early to get a seat. Anna and Olaf will be there for pictures too...
$1 Adults, Kid's FREE!!
Contact Information:
Cindy Marinko
Phone: 616-929-2627

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