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Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain

Grand Haven Musical Fountain

The community has the chance to experience this synchronized water & light show accompanied with musical varieties.

Visit Grand Haven on Friday, May 20 or Saturday, May 21 evenings for this incredible musical show, starting at 10pm. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs or sit in the stands to see 20 to 30 minutes of Dewey Hill light up with amazing grace.

Call (616)842-4499 or visit www.visitgrandhaven.com, click on events for more information.

Think Spring Vendor & Craft Show on April 30

Think Spring Vendor & Craft Show on April 30

The Grand Haven Community Center will showcase this Spring Craft Show to benefit Love Inc. Tri-Cities.

Make plans to bring your family to shop from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, April 30 at numerous booths at the Community Center located at 421 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven.

It’s a Kids Craft Day, along with the opportunity to browse through a number of booths with gift & repurposed items, unique crafts, art, beauty product, specialty foods, entertainment and much more.

Visit www.grandhaven.org for more calendar listings.

Community Shred Day

Community Shred Day


Kent Record Management is willing to help the community protect their identity by shredding personal documents, as well as protecting & preserving the environment on Saturday, April 23.

The community is invited to bring up to 100 pounds of paper per person for FREE from 11:00am - 12:00pm to the Library located at 125 E. Exchange in Spring Lake, Michigan 49456. The papers will not be shredded at the library but Kent Record Maagement will securely transport them & shred them at their plant for recycling.

Visit www.visitgrandhaven,com for more calendar events in the community.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Winter Blues Snowshoeing

Winter Blues Snowshoeing

To break up these long winter months, the community, ages 12 & up are invited to the Ottawa County Park located at 8115 West Olive Road in West Olive to take part in a free guided snowshoe walk. Get some great exercise and meet fresh faces while enjoying winters wonderland on Monday, February 8 from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Snowshoe rental is available at $5 to be worn with your own boots, unless you have your own snowshoes. A winter hike will substitute the walk if weather conditions are not favorable.

Visit www.visitgrandhaven.com for event details.

Hofma Park to expand following land purchase


GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A popular Ottawa County park will soon become bigger.

The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids sold a 40-acre parcel of land to Grand Haven Township, which will become part of Hofma Park. The park currently sits on 80 acres and features a soccer field, softball field, inline skating rink, and multiple playgrounds. The park also includes wetlands.

The additional land will be used for new sports fields and elevated boardwalks.