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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Sep 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Something smells fishy in Grand Haven this weekend. As well it should: The 15th annual salute to salmon and summer’s end is Friday and Saturday.

(1) Grand Haven Salmon Festival — Friday and Saturday in downtown Grand Haven. The festival kicks off with the Sons of the American Legion Fish Boil, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Marina. Dinner is $12 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Live music until 8:30 p.m. The Big King Fishing Contest is Saturday morning, with the weigh-in at 12:30 p.m. Saturday’s events also include the Kidzone (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); nature-themed art fair at the Brass River plaza (10-6); wine tasting, salmon cookoff and live music (1-5 p.m.); and grape stomp (2-3 p.m.).

(2) St. Mary’s Parish Festival — 12-9 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School, 406 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake. This annual event to benefit the school includes a $10,000 raffle, carnival games, bake sale, car show, bingo, beer tent and live music.

(3) Kitchel-Lundquist Dunes Preserve Fall Hike — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, starting at the park’s Dr. Mary Kitchel outdoor classroom, 20001 Berwyck St., on Grand Haven’s north shore. You will hike through a diverse natural habitat with a trained docent and learn about the plants and wildlife native to this fragile and picturesque ecosystem. The hike is free.

(4) Westernesse Violin and Cello Duo — 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. The library’s free Music by the Fireplace concert series resumes with violinist Josh Parks and cellist Luke Tilma.

(5) Michigan Irish Music Festival —All day, all weekend at Heritage Landing, downtown Muskegon. More than 20 bands will be performing. Admission prices vary; a four-day pass is $50.

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