Coast Guard Festival 2017

July 28th – August 6th 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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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Meet Up and Eat Up

June 26, 2017
12:00 PM / 01:00 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

Monday 26, and Wednesdays, June 21 and 28
Central Park
Join us in Central Park (Central High School if it rains) for a free lunch for kids preschool-18. Combine it with your weekly stop at the library!

Meet Up and Eat Up

June 28, 2017
12:00 PM / 01:00 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

Central Park
Join us in Central Park (Central High School if it rains) for a free lunch for kids preschool-18. Combine it with your weekly stop at the library!

Coast Guard Festival

July 28, 2017
All Day



Coast Guard Festival Official Website


Festival Mission


We are committed to honoring men and women of the United States Coast Guard by hosting a nationally recognized festival that honors and respects these men and women who serve. Hosting a festival that provides family friendly activities. Focusing year round on the men and women of the United States Coast Guard serving in the West Michigan area. Building relationships with Coast Guard leadership that fosters the theme of Grand Haven – “Coast Guard City, USA.” Celebrating the history of the United States Coast Guard.

Festival History


The festival unofficially began in 1924 as a Coast Guard personnel only picnic when the local Coast Guard station held rowing competitions for those service members stationed in Grand Haven. Today the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has become a premier event with attendance of over 350,000 people including the nations highest ranking Coast Guard dignitaries from Washington, D.C.

The focus of the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is the National Coast Guard Memorial Service honoring those who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country while fulfilling their motto “SEMPER PARATUS” (“Always Ready”). Each year since the first picnic in 1924 and the first festival in 1937, we have celebrated our heroes, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard with fun filled family events at the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Grand Haven is honored by its designation as “Coast Guard City, USA” by an Act of Congress and signed by the President of the United States on November 13, 1998.

Successfully honoring the men and women of the United States Coast Guard at this annual event would not be possible without the cooperation of the United States Coast Guard, the local municipalities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg, hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and our generous corporate sponsors.


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