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.

Some of the festival's highlights include the Cruise-In Car Show, downtown carnival, Grand Parade, Kids Day, and, of course, the firework show on the night of August 4. There will also be live music and performances almost every day on the Lake Trust Credit Union Waterfront Stage. Tickets for each of the shows can be purchased at the Coast Guard Festival Office.

Both the Auxiliary and National Coast Guard Memorial services will be held on August 3, along with the Walk of Coast Guard History Tour.

You can get complete information on the festival at www.coastguardfest.org