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Grand Haven Winterfest, January 26 - 29

Grand Haven Winterfest, January 26 - 29

The last weekend of January is a great time for residents, young and old! It’s a fun-filled experience you won’t want to miss!

The Glow-Bowl at Mulligan’s Hollow kick’s-off the Winterfest on Thursday evening, January 26 from 4 – 8pm. Friday, January 27 features an Art Reception from 5 - 8pm, celebrating West Michigan talent & the chance to view the 2015 Winterfest photography participants. Along with the Intergalactic Human Sled Race, taking place at Harborfront Parking Lot with registration at 7pm & the race beginning at 8pm.

Saturday, January 28 is a full day of great fun & entertainment, beginning at 9am with the Dog Pull, Cardboard Sled & Gerbil Races, a Snow Angel Contest to the Bonfire Bash from 3pm-10pm and so much more in between. Sunday, January 29, all ages can take part in the Snowboard and Ski Competition for prizes from 1 - 3pm at Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl.

Call: (616)296-0823 or visit www.winterfestmi.org for more information.

Heritage Jazz Fest

Heritage Jazz Fest

The Grand Haven Community Center Acacia Auditorium comes alive with talented Jazz musicians!

The community will enjoy a jazzy night on Friday, January 13 from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Reggie Page, Deb Wagner and the Grand Haven High School Buccaneer Band will light up the evening with their musical talent.

The Grand Haven Community Center is located at 421 Columbus Avenue. Admission is $25.00.

Call: (850)376-7740 or visit www.visitgrandhaven.com for tickets & more information.

Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade

Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade

The first Saturday of December brings the whole community together for the start of the Christmas Holiday!

Bring the family out to downtown Grand Haven before 6pm for the popular Jingle Bell Parade showcasing lighted floats, music and costumed characters brought to you by non-profit organizations & businesses. Following this excitement, the sound of caroling accompanies the lighting of the community Christmas tree in Central Park.

Don’t miss downtown Grand Haven as it comes alive on Saturday, December 3 from 6-7pm.

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

Wicked Grand Haven Historic Cemetery Tour

Wicked Grand Haven Historic Cemetery Tour

Discover the residents of Grand Haven of years passed, who were wicked and notorious through mysterious murders, crimes & more.

Weather permitting, all ages are invited to take part in this free tour, exploring the exciting stories of years gone by in Grand Haven. Meet at the Grand Haven Township Cemetery entrance gate located at 12604 168th Avenue on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Go to www.loutitlibrary.org for more event information.

Dawn Patrol Breakfast and Fly-In/Drive-In

Dawn Patrol Breakfast and Fly-In/Drive-In

The Grand Haven Aviation Association invite the community to a family favorite this Saturday!

The community can experience a tantalizing breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage & juice/coffee or a hotdog, chips & pop lunch, along with flight demonstrations, music, children’s activities and more. Airplane, Biplane or helicopter rides will be available.

Admission is free, rain or shine to drive in or fly in for this great time at the Grand Haven Memorial Airpark located at 16446 Comstock Street on Saturday, August 13 from 7:00am – 1:00pm.

Call: (616)842-4430 or go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com & click on events for more information.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday

The Grand Haven Masonic Lodge 139 invites the community the last Saturday of July to enjoy this Pancake Breakfast, while benefiting the Boy Scout Troop 246!

Start your family out with a tantalizing Pancake & Sausage Breakfast before heading down to the Coast Guard Festival.

Visit the Grand Haven Masonic Center located at 344 Fulton Street in Holland on Saturday, July 30 between 8:00am and 10:30am.

Cost: $5/adults, $3/children, 12 & under or $15 for parents & their children.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more listed events or E-mail: mike@verduins.com for more information.