Coast Guard Festival 2015

July 24th – August 2nd 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...

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2016 City Calendar Photograph Submissions

The City is accepting photographs for the 2016 City Calendar! The theme for this year is special events, so get out there and enjoy the many community events we have in Grand Haven and then submit your best photos for consideration! The deadline for submission is September 1, 2015. The...

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Grand Haven Wins Best Tasting Water Award

Presented to City of Grand Haven at the Water Filtration Plant June 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Grand Haven, Michigan The Michigan Section AWWA Conference & Recognition Council Chairman Mr. Dave Stinson will be presenting the City of Grand Haven with the Kalamazoo Regional (West Michigan) “Best Tasting Water Award”...

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Beach Hazard Statement

3:16 PM EDT on August 01, 2015
8:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 08/01 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 08/02 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Windy with scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 82F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 08/03 10%
Mostly sunny skies. High 76F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.


Michigan Pirate Festival - Treasure Maps

August 3, 2015
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222

Monday, August 3 thru Friday, August 7

Young pirates are invited to pick up their treasure map that leads to adventures around the downtown area.
Pick up maps during normal business hours.

A chocolate factory tour that’s worth taking…

August 3, 2015
10:00 AM / 02:00 PM
219 N 7th Street Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.935.7740

Head out to Grand Haven and tour Chocolates by Grimaldi (! During this fun, factory tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process from pod to bean to delicious chocolate! Visitors will also be able to taste fresh samples right off the line, visit our production area, and get a close-up view of our vintage 1950’s enrober that’s just like the one that was used on I Love Lucy! Tours cost $3.00 per person and can be scheduled on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special times and large groups of 10 or more may also be accommodated. Call 616-935-7740 to schedule your tour.

Michigan Pirate Festival - Pirates Sail In

August 7, 2015
06:00 PM / 11:00 PM
Bicentennial Park, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

Bicentennial Park
Pirates sail in and drop anchor in downtown Grand Haven for a time of pillagin’ and plunderin’-lot’s of booty for the young mates.
New this year is the “friendly abduction” of a city dignitary during the sail-in on Friday, August 7. The pirates will hold their victim for ransom. The pirates invite the public to help bailout their captive that evening during a public meet and greet at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven. The band McSpillin will provide piratical music with beverages available to purchase by The Eagles. The event hours will be 7pm-11pm
There is a $5 cover charge with a silent auction of donated items from local businesses throughout the evening with the funds going to ransom their captive. The pirates will donate the proceeds to the Waterfront Stadium Project.