Coast Guard Festival 2014

July 25th – August 3rd 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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Coast Guard Festival Blanket Policy

The City of Grand Haven invites the public to place blankets, chairs and other spot marking materials on all public property to reserve space for the parade and fireworks after 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August, 1, 2014. Materials placed before midnight will be removed by City crews. Please remember that...

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2015 Grand Haven Calendar Photographs

The City of Grand Haven is accepting photo submissions for the 2015 City Calendar through September 2, 2014. The theme for 2015 will be “City of Grand Haven Parks.” Each month will feature a photograph of a park within the City of Grand Haven. Although, there will be no “official”...

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LOCAL WEATHER

Today Friday Saturday
It is forecast to be Fog at 11:00 PM EDT on July 31, 2014
Fog
77°/61°
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on August 01, 2014
Partly Cloudy
77°/59°
It is forecast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on August 02, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
77°/54°

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Coast Guard Auxilary Memorial Service

August 1, 2014
11:00 AM / 01:00 PM
Escanaba Park - Grand Haven

The Auxiliary Memorial Service honors those USCG Auxiliary members who served in Michigan and passed away in the last year.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
E-Mail: support@coastguardfest.org
Phone: 616-846-5940
Website: www.coastguardfest.org

Walk of Coast Guard History

August 1, 2014
12:00 PM / 01:00 PM
Grand Haven City Hall

Each year the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival recognizes a point of Coast Guard history and a
more local or regional point to add to the streets of COAST GUARD CITY, U.S.A. in the “Walk of Coast Guard History”.

The Walk of Coast Guard History was started in 2006 when two "Points of Coast Guard History" were designed, prepared, and installed in the walkway at the approach to Grand Haven City Hall. The concept for this new event was quite simple, integrating the long and prestigious history of the United States Coast Guard in Grand Haven and around the world, with the celebration of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

The Points of History are chosen by the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival and submitted for approval to the City of Grand Haven. Once approved, the plaques are prepared (generously sponsored for years by locally owned and operated DAKE Corporation, a JSJ company) in brass, and a 15-inch Coast Guard seal is added over the engraved point.

The City of Grand Haven prepares the setting and installs the newest points on the sidewalks of Coast Guard City, U.S.A.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
E-Mail: support@coastguardfest.org
Phone: 616-846-5940
Website: www.coastguardfest.org

Coast Guard National Memorial Service

August 1, 2014
04:00 PM / 05:00 PM
Escanaba Park - Grand Haven

At the heart of the Coast Guard Festival is the National Memorial Service. This ceremony is held at Escanaba Park. We focus all our attention on the brave members of the United States Coast Guard, in particular those who have "passed over the bar" in the last year. Let us be thankful for their courage and always remember their bravery and commitment to America's freedom. Semper Paratus!
Open to the public.

Contact Information:
Coast Guard Festival
E-Mail: support@coastguardfest.org
Phone: 616-846-5940
Website: www.coastguardfest.org

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