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Michigan Pirate Festival - Treasure MapsAugust 3, 2015
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222
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 (http://www.chocolatesbygrimaldi.com/)! 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 InAugust 7, 2015
06:00 PM / 11:00 PM Bicentennial Park, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222
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.