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Send us your Black Friday photos!

Send us your Black Friday photos!

The holiday season is upon us, but while many of us are enjoying our Thanksgiving days off by sleeping in and relaxing, there are some that brave the cold weather and dark skies among long lines and anxious attitudes in hopes of getting their hands on the best deals of the year.

If you're one of those brave Black Friday shoppers, we would like hear from you. Please send us you photos along with your name, location, and a brief comment about your experience to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Black Friday photo gallery to be published early next week.

Until then, good luck and safe shopping!!

Downtown Grand Haven to host “Friday Frenzy” on Black Friday

Downtown Grand Haven to host “Friday Frenzy” on Black Friday

From: Downtown Grand Haven

On Black Friday, forget big box retailers and overcrowded malls. The unique boutiques of downtown Grand Haven will host “Friday Frenzy,” a sensational small town shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts sold at special discounted prices.

Consider Santo Stefano del Lago. On the day after Thanksgiving–November 25th–the Old World Italian store will be offering 20% off its entire collection of Vietri pottery from 9:00 a.m. ‘until noon. For shoppers with little ones on their lists, Mackinaw Kites & Toys (Mackite) has some specials in store too.

Grand Haven's Annual Sidewalk Sale is underway

Grand Haven's Annual Sidewalk Sale is underway

It’s that time of year again...time for the Annual Sidewalk Sale in downtown Grand Haven. Area businesses have already begun marking down prices in preparation for the two-day savings extravaganza. The event will take place this Friday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. And Saturday, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The first three blocks of Washington Ave. and Harbor Drive to Third Street will be closed to local traffic. Instead of cars, the roads will be filled with tents and tables topped with everything from clothing and accessories to home goods and gourmet dog treats.

According to Dana Kollewehr, executive director, Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority, shoppers swarm the street during this yearly sale in search of special savings on a wide assortment of sundries.

“Your quote here,” said Kollewehr. “Quote...”

Artists transforming Grand Haven City Beach Saturday

The Grand Haven City Beach will become a canvas for artists Saturday, as the sand sculpture contest returns for its 30th year. 

Artists who register at 9 a.m. will have two hours to create their sculptures before judging at noon.  Registration costs $10 to $20.  The categories include families, teams, children, castles, adult and child.  In past years, artists have transformed sand into Asian Carp, gorillas, elephants, vehicles and soccer stadiums.  Visitors are invited to walk the beach and vote for their favorite piece.

The sand sculpture contest coincides with the Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival.  This is the 50th year for the event, which features original handmade artwork, auctions, craft making and other family activities.  The Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival runs from Saturday, June 25 through Sunday June 27. 

Ferrysburg community wide garage sales

The City of Ferrysburg will hosts a community wide garage sale day on Saturday, May 14th. Sales will be held between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

 A map will be available on the city's website the day prior to the sales.

Contact Debbie Wierenga for additional information by calling (616)842-5803 or by email at dwierenga@ferrysburg.org.

Goodwill Industries Week

Goodwill Industries Week

Goodwill Industries is giving back to those who donate May 1-7. As a special thank you for dropping off your donations you will earn a 20% off of coupon good through May 31st!

Do some spring cleaning in your closests and throughout your home. The donations made to Goodwill also help fund their mission to find people jobs.

West Michigan Spa and Wellness Expo on Mar. 26th


Held at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus, Grand Haven, the WM Spa and Wellness Expo features spa products, homeopathy, specialty food items, alternative medicine, weight loss products, bath and kitchenware, fitness, anti-aging products and more. Running from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., admission costs $2.00, kids are free. Many children's activities are scheduled throughout the day, including Dora Live and Dee-Jay the Clown.

For more information and activities schedule, click here.