Water Festivals

Macatawa Water Festival
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Macatawa Water Festival - Saturday, July 15, 2017, Holland

For the second year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. Over 30 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage both young and old to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed.

People will be able to kayak, canoe, and bike around the island while exploring and learning about the great outdoors. Other activities include trout fishing (under 17 yrs old), learning about native and invasive plants, perform water quality experiments, and learn about water filtration and pollutants.

Fun games and crafts for all ages will be available in the Watershed Explorer tent. Young explorers will receive a watershed passport. As they visit and engage in the various activities, they will receive passport stamps. Once their passport is completed, they will turn it in for a prize. New this year, there will be an opportunity to learn how to upcycle and recycle and the activities surrounding upcycling.

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival - July 28 - August 6, 2017, Grand Haven

At the heart of the Coast Guard Festival is the National Memorial Service. This ceremony is held at Escanaba Park. We focus all our attention on the brave members of the United States Coast Guard, in particular those who have "passed over the bar" in the last year. Let us be thankful for their courage and always remember their bravery and commitment to America's freedom. Semper Paratus!

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