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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 12th - 26th, 2014

The Great Train Robbery

Annual Event
(Sat. )
Time: Departures at 11am & 1:30pm
Location: Cooperville & Marne Railway - 311 Danforth St., Coopersville

Six Shows Only! Only 150 Seats per Show!
Saturdays, July 12, 19, & 26
Departures at 11am & 1:30 pm

Howdy Pardner, this here E-vent is put on by 'pert-near 80 Volunteers from the Posse and the Railroad! (Could be 100 or more, if you count the horses!). They all signed up to give ya'll such a Hoot that ya'll 'l swear that the train n' you are back in 1858, the same year that this here Railroad's track was laid.

It's a sure-fire way to spend a Summer Saturday! 

Ya'll will experience the thrill of the Wild Old West, when some feller (goes by the name of Jesse James) n' his large gang of six-gun-tottin', root-beer-swillin, masked desperados on Horseback cause some commotion. Them boys are "loco" and jist itchin' fer a fight! But don't fret none! 
There's an armed guard of Brave Sheriff's Deputies on board!

Ya'll might jist want to cover your ears when we git to the Badlands of Marne, Michigan 'cause we hear tell of a shoot out! Dance Hall Girls will Swoon! The Earp Brothers 'n Doc Holliday are on board to per-teck the honored guests, and all the "Little Ladys" and Gents. Well, Shucks they'll even perteck you!

But the bad guys have a 'nother plan. They're jist a-hankerin' to stop the train 'n git yer valuables! Jist in case they gets on board, ya'll 'l be given Railroad Dollars fer yer pocketbooks and Floozie Jewelery to fool them Varmits!

FULL FARE $15.50 SENIOR FARE $14.50
KIDS (2-12) $13.50
Due to some loud noises, parents jist might want to use caution with the little buckaroos under 2 years of age. Buckaroos under 2 years ride fer free.

COWBOY & COWGIRL HATS AVAILABLE IN THE TENT FER JIST $5.00

Contact Information:
Coopersville & Marne Railway
Phone: 616-997-7000 ext. 4
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 26th, 2014

Coast Guard Festival Kids Parade

Annual Event
Time: 10:30am
Location: Downtown Grand Haven

What a great way to celebrate summer! You are invited to honor the history and people of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come celebrate, and make this year’s Coast Guard Festival Kids Parade a memorable experience for participant and observer alike! We thank D&W Fresh Market for their continuous support of the Kids Parade.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
July 27th, 2014

Coast Guard Community Picnic

Annual Event
1pm to 4pm
Location: Coast Guard Park - 18161 North Shore Road, Ferrysburg

Come honor our Coast Guard families and have some fun! Food, music, antique cars, games for the kids, and more!

Contact Information:
Craig Bessinger
Phone: 616-842-5803
July 27th, 2014

Cruise In Car Show

Annual Event
7:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Washington Avenue - Downtown Grand Haven

Coast Guard City, USA is the greatest venue for a car show! Bring your Antique, Classic, Vintage, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Tin Lizzy, Motor Cycle, or any favorite vehicle to Grand Haven's most outstanding car show. Awards, chosen by Coast Guard Personnel, Festival Committee, and Trophy sponsors, will be awarded at 1:30pm. The DJ will play your favorite music, and there will be lots of places to grab a bite to eat.

Call the Coast Guard Festival office at (616) 846-5940 to obtain a registration form or download the application. Deadline for registration is July 14, 2014.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940
July 28th, 2014

Coast Guard Ships Arrival

Annual Event
Time: 1pm
Location: Grand Haven Waterfront

Help us welcome our Coast Guard ships as they sail into the port of Grand Haven. Sponsored by Comerica Bank.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
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, 2014

Street Dance

Annual Event
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Washington Avenue - Downtown Grand Haven

Dance in the street as the band plays songs from many decades. Washington St. between 3rd & 4th Streets – FREE. Sponsored by Michigan Commerce Bank, Spectrum Health Medical Group and the Grand Haven Tribune.

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

Grand City Skiers

Annual Event
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Waterfront Stadium - Grand Haven

A water thrill show with extraordinary stunts by talented skiers aged 5 to 65. For more information.

Waterfront Stadium - Admission $5. Sponsored by Sandi Gentry.

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

Coast Guard Festival Kids Day

Annual Event
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Mulligan's Hollow - 1 Y Drive, Grand Haven

Enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, and events for kids!  Get your photo taken on the Red Carpet and then look for it on our Facebook page. Come play in the Meijer Virtual Playground, or at Allstate's Safe Kids booth.  Attractions are FREE! Food at nominal prices. Mulligan’s Hollow (behind the YMCA)

Sponsored by Meijer, Allstate Insurance, Fifth Third Bank, Country Fresh Dairy, The Home Depot, Community Shores Bank, and Michigan Gas Utilities.

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
July 30th, 2014

Senior Day

Annual Event
8:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Mulligan's Hollow - 1 Y Drive, Grand Haven

ALL EVENTS FREE and AT MULLIGAN'S HOLLOW!

8:00AM -  Pickleball Tournament, players 50 years and older.  To register go to www.noccoa.org or call (616) 842-9210. For more information.

10AM – Living Well Expo.  

10AM – Line Dancing/Zumba Instruction and Fun!

11AM – Entertainment

NOON – Boxed lunch provided by our Senior Day sponsors.

12:45PM – 2PM  - Bingo with Prizes.

SPONSORED BY: NORTH OTTAWA COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEM, MACATAWA BANK, COMPREHENSIVE EAR & HEARING, SHORELINE VISION, GENERATION CARE, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, GRAND HAVEN BONE & JOINT,  PARMENTER O’TOOLE ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND FOUR POINTES.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
Phone: 616-846-5940

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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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