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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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ArtFestival/flickr.com
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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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flickr, Gbozik
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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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yonas1/flicker.com
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Early Grand Haven Beach Crowd Catches Park Officials By Surprise

The Grand Haven State Park reported at least 500 people laying on the beach during the March 18th weekend and it was a bit overwhelming for the beach staff.  Even during the month of April the beaches were busier than usual for this time of year and that presents one big problem.  They only have 3 employees on staff right now, because it's not a typical thing for that many people to be lying on any West Michigan beach in the Spring.

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flickr.com/Sheikh Abdul Aziz
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What About A Grand Prix Along The Lakeshore In West Michigan?

An event producer is looking into the idea of a Grand Prix along the Michigan Lakeshore. I think that just might work!  Detroit did the Grand Prix for a while on Belle Isle, remember?

I remember, because it was kicked off with a Celebrity Grand Prix. I was working in Detroit at WDRQ or Z95.5 at the time.  All the celebrities from the television stations and radio

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Great Lakes Kite Festival

What a beautiful weekend! The River Crew headed out to the Great Lakes Kite Festival, at Grand Haven State Park, May 20-22.

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Andy and Chuck Golf Tour — Grand Haven

Big thanks to Chip Ferlak and the great people at Grand Haven Golf Club. Andy and Chuck Summer Golf Tour stop yesterday at Grand Haven and we had a great time. Andy played well. I am pleased, although I took double on h

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Cardboard Sleds And Winterfest Fun In Grand Haven Over The Weekend! [video]

Families, Kids and even their Dogs packed Grand Haven this weekend for WINTERFEST!  Hey if you live in a state like Michigan and you don't get out to enjoy some of the fun activities; those winter months will really drag on

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