An increased police and fire presence has always been part of the big events during the Coast Guard Festival and that won’t change, according to Jeff Hawke, director of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

What does change is the location of the carnival rides, with all of the rides being moved off Washington Avenue. The larger rides will still be located in the Harbourfront Place parking lot. The smaller rides will be at the Chinook Pier parking lot.

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