Top 5 things to do this weekend

Not a lot going on this weekend, July 5-7, following the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show on Thursday.
Mark Brooky
Jul 4, 2013


(1) Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon — 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, staged at Tri-Cities Family YMCA. The swim portion is on Lake Michigan, the bike course will take athletes out on scenic Lakeshore Drive and the run will take place on the boardwalk. The transition area, finish line, post race awards, raffle, picnic and  concert for athletes, volunteers and spectators will take place at Mulligan’s Hollow, adjacent to the YMCA. CLICK HERE to read the Tribune story.

(2) Downtown galleries' First Friday — 5:30-8 p.m. at Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave.; and 6-8 p.m. at C2C Gallery, 104 Washington Ave. The opening reception for the "Summer Silliness" exhibit is at Gallery Uptown. The exhibit features the works of Marlan Cotner, Beth Reynders and Bev Hundley, with free refreshments. “Stuff and Nonsense" by Abbey Fitzpatrick opens at C2C Gallery, with free refreshments and live music by acoustical guitarist Stefanie Haapala.

(3) Bagpipes on the Grand River — Noon Saturday. Mike Gunn of the Grand Rapids & District Pipe Band will be playing his Scottish bagpipes aboard a charter boat chugging down the Grand River, starting out at slip 175 in the Grand Isle Marina.

(4) Ottawa County Democratic Party Picnic — 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Kirk Park, 9791 Lakeshore Ave., Grand Haven Township. The political party offers free food and drinks.

(5) Worship on the Waterfront — 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Waterfront Stadium, downtown Grand Haven. Free admission, with a free-will offering. Phil Stacey performs this week.

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The Musical Fountain will be running the new, much brighter, and more vivid LED lighting all weekend. Come check it out!


I saw the LED show at the fountain re-dedication a few weeks back, it was very cool! Thousands of brilliant light combinations and effects. (Young) People who walked out early because of the old fashioned music played at first, missed out a on great show. Reminded me a bit of the Christmas light shows Boven puts on. I agree, check it out. If you think you have "seen the fountain b4", you ain't seen nothing.


I too like the new lighting system. However, they need to program in a delay with the music as the lights are supposed to change on the "beat" of the music but the music has a delay in getting across the water as the lights are a visual and instant. Other than that, Love it!


Yup, we are working on that. The old lights had enough of a warm-up time that it was never really noticeable before. With the LED's, they are instant on, so now the lighting is out of sync with the music. We will hopefully have it fixed soon.


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