Resistance Run

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Resistance Run – Saturday, September 12, 2015 The Resistance Run is organized and coordinated by the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. This 5-K and 10-K running event is a fundraiser for the department’s School Liaison Program. For over 20 years, Grand Haven Department...

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 Salmon Festival

September 18th – 20th, 2015 The Downtown Grand Haven waterfront will be bubbling with family friendly activities as D&W Fresh Market presents and Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the Grand Haven Salmon Festival —a multi-faceted festival that pays tribute to the area’s bountiful waterways as a natural...


Friday 09/04 20%
Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 75F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 09/05 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 09/06 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.


First Friday Art Hop in Downtown Grand Haven

September 4, 2015
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM

Exhibit: Community Art Hop in Downtown Grand Haven
Live Music: Greg Miller at C2C Gallery
Date: September 4, 2015; 6-8pm. Music starts at 6pm.

First Friday Art Hop in Downtown Grand Haven is growing. Visit downtown and learn about local artists and their artwork. More than nine businesses are providing space for these West Michigan artists to show their work between 6 and 8 pm.

C2C Gallery is hosting Dianne Wolter, a Williamston artist who creates both paintings and three dimensional Papier-mâché sculptural work.

There will be live music at C2C Gallery. The talented Greg Miller, will offer an acoustic blend of jazz, rock, blues and folk.

Gallery Uptown opens their newest exhibit “Local Scenes”, curated by Steve Zawojski.

C2C Gallery is an art gallery with a working ceramic studio located in downtown Grand Haven. Each month, we feature a Midwest artist reception on the First Friday of each month. On these First Fridays, in addition to the featured artist, we host local live music. C2C organizes First Friday Art Hop for the area merchants. Participating businesses: C2C Gallery, Gallery Uptown, Theater Bar, Michigan Rag, Blueberry Haven, Carlyn & Co., Creative Fringe, Tlaquepaque, Spice Merchant, Grand Haven Oil and Vinegar, Dockside Clothing, That Hat, Calico Cat, Stefanos, Old Things, Must Love Dogs, Krissy’s Kandies. For more information see or call 616-935-7337.

Labor Day Community Walk

September 7, 2015
09:00 AM / 12:00 PM

Grand Haven, Mich. – The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation have endorsed the Grand Haven Labor Day Community Walk as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program.

This year’s event will kick off at 9:00am on the north side of the Third Street Bridge. Participants will be invited to walk on the boardwalk to the end of the pier and then end back at Chinook Pier for a raffle and light refreshments afterwards.

The Pure Michigan FITness Series program endorses local, regional and statewide events that are consistent with the Governor’s Council and the Michigan Fitness Foundation mission to promote healthy choices while offering a physical activity event that is open to all participants, regardless of skill level or age. The Grand Haven Labor Day Community Walk leads by example in providing a safe, healthy physical activity event for Michigan residents.

“By endorsing local events, we have the opportunity to highlight the positive impact of incorporating physical activity into your daily life,” says Mike Maisner, Vice President of Active Communities. “Pure Michigan FITness events promote physical activity for individuals and communities while providing a fun way for us all to get moving.”

The City of Grand Haven is one of several Michigan communities holding a Labor Day walk, according to Mayor McCaleb. Officials believe the walk will be a fun way to help its citizens lead healthier, more physically active lives.

Have your event endorsed by Pure Michigan FIT. Any organization hosting a physical activity event can fill out an endorsement application. Some criteria taken into consideration include the safety and well-being of participants, qualifications of event organizers and officials, proper emergency procedures and maximum participation opportunities.

For more information about the Governor’s Council’s endorsement program, please visit

A chocolate factory tour that’s worth taking…

September 7, 2015
10:00 AM / 02:00 PM
Chocolates by Grimaldi 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.