Christmas lights are starting to appear on houses across the area, and the shelves at local stores have been loaded down with Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and more since before Halloween.
From costume contests to fall festivals, spooky performances to trick-or-treat events, West Michigan is celebrating Halloween all month long. You’ll find family-friendly events, adult-only parties, pumpkin carving, haunted trails and more.
Grand Haven’s Central Park will be a hub of cultural celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is set from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The crowd may have been down from last year, but the art was shining as kids and families created masterpieces during the Family Art Day on Saturday, an ArtWalk event.
This Friday, Grand Haven residents and visitors will pay tribute to the local waterways while recognizing the annual salmon migration with two full days of events.
For the past decade, various forms of artwork ranging from paintings to sculptures and more have decorated venues in and around Grand Haven’s downtown for ArtWalk.
The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg recently announced that two of its community events, the Grand Haven Art Festival and Coast Guard Craft Fair, have been recognized as a part of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best Shows in America ranking.
This week's #TBT gallery looks back at Coast Guard Festivals from 1964, 1965 and 1966. They look a little bit different from today's festivals. Enjoy!
The newest stone slab on Grand Haven’s waterfront will recognize the most senior enlisted position within the U.S. Coast Guard, half a century after its creation.
The seventh annual Coast Guard Festival Senior Day at Mulligan’s Hollow not only provided entertainment to hundreds of senior citizens, but it also showed that the growing senior community is active and thriving.
Heroes and Legends was the theme of the annual Coast Guard Festival Cardboard Boat Race, but some of the heroes found their boats making a break for the launch instead of the seawall finish line Saturday afternoon.
The Coast Guard Festival brings approximately 350,000 people into Grand Haven each year, which means a spike in business for many local restaurants, stores and hotels.
Police are planning targeted traffic enforcement as people heading to the Electric Forest Festival travel through Ottawa County and Grand Haven over the next few days.
SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Heritage Festival Car Show gives local car aficionados the opportunity to show off their prized possessions, many of which have been completely restored by the owners.
SPRING LAKE — “Foam, foam, foam, foam,” several dozen children chanted Friday evening at Mill Point Park, and they got what they wished for – faces full of it.
Friday will be Kids Day at The Feast of the Strawberry Moon. The new event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Harbor Island, under the direction of the West Michigan Historical Alliance, sponsor of the Feast.
FRUITPORT — The Old Fashioned Days festival will be celebrating Fruitport’s 150th anniversary this year with themed floats in the annual parade.
We’re never sure about the weather and wind for the annual May kite festival on Grand Haven’s beach, but we’re happy a new group is starting up a replacement. It was a wonderful 30 years the Negens and MacKite put one on.
Many regulars agreed that they weren’t going to let a little thing like the end of the Great Lakes Kite Festival in 2018 keep them from flying kites at Grand Haven State Park.