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Lakeshore Brew Fest Saturday, October 19th

You can join your friends this Saturday, October 19th from 1PM until 6 PM at beautiful Camp Blodgett, located on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of Grand Haven, and celebrate the Lakeshore Brew Fest!  Sample beers from many of Michigan’s incredible craft brewers.

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Grand Haven Beach Gets National Recognition

More national attention for West Michigan beaches!

This never gets old.

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Aye, Matey, the Pirates are in Grand Haven

Loutit District Library (LDL) and Harbor Island is the port of swashbuckling, piratical fun for the whole family as the 7th Annual Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven, through Sunday, August 11th.

With their theme, "Pirates through the Ages," pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas come from around Michigan and the Mid West to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. New to this year's festival is the Mermaid Queen with a group of her mermaids. This is the first performance for the mermaid group in Michigan.

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Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Full Swing

Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival kicked off this past Friday and you have this full week to celebrate.

Running through this Sunday, August 4th, there are tons of activities in honor of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

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Kids in Spring Lake and Grand Haven Will Make Terrariums

There are exciting programs for children at the Loutit District Library (LDL) in Grand Haven this summer.

This Tuesday, July 16, plants will be a big part of the summer reading program. Plants are blooming is the program led by Youth Librarian Assistant Susan Trittin who will demonstrate how to make a terrarium that grows tiny plants using a two-litter bottle.

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Photo courtesy: Grand Haven Tribune
Photo courtesy: Grand Haven Tribune
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Grand Haven Lighthouses Getting Face Lifts

Our beautiful West Michigan lakeshore is a treat to thousands of visitors each year.  And, the State Parks are full most of the time.

When you're in Grand Haven, walking the channel is always fun and relaxing.  Out you go as boats come in from, or go out to, the BIG lake.  And, when you arrive at nearly the end, you find the iconic Lighthouse.

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Fireworks Will be Everywhere in West Michigan on the 4th of July

Ahhhh, nothing like the colorful, bombs bursting in air before dawns early light.

Fireworks, and all their glory, will be abundant for the 4th, and I don't mean from every street vendor around town.  I mean the big shows in communities throughout West Michigan.

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flickr/ Amber Karnes
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Grand Haven’s Signature Summer Art Festival Returns June 29 – 30

Grand Haven’s signature summer art festival returns to Washington Avenue June 29th and 30th.

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WZZM/Becky Vargo,Grand Haven Tribune
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Homemade Pipe Bomb Explodes

I don't know if you have followed this story from Tuesday or not, but a young Grand Haven boy was seriously injured by a bomb, a "homemade" pipe bomb.  Huh?  Yes, a pipe bomb that he had made.

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The Coast Guard Festival is off and Running

The 88th annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival blasted off for another exciting year this past weekend.  The 10-day celebration is loaded with family friendly activities, events, and attractions, most of which are free.

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51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

We're only a few months away from ArtPrize so look at this as the warm up!  The 51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival is this weekend, June 23rd - 24th.  Washington Avenue will be turned into an outdoor art gallery.  There will be lots of local talent and it will also feature art from 150 of the nation's leading artists.  There will also be a Family Day Of  Fun, June 23rd, 10am-2pm, with arts and crafts activities for the kids.   Admission and parking are free and open to the public both days.

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West Michigan Beach Receives National Recognition

Those of us who call West Michigan home know that we have some amazing and pristine beaches all along the lakeshore, but it looks like one of them is getting some national attention as well.

Yahoo! Travel has named Grand Haven one of the "Best Secret Beaches On Earth". It ranked second after a beach in Mozambique.  Just the other day, Kim wrote about how the beach has already been pretty busy. I get the feeling that this might make it busier.

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