Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Events at a Glance

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival hosts an abundance of family friendly activities. We invite you and your family and friends to join our community tradition of celebrating the U.S, Coast Guard. There's no other festival like ours and we guarantee fun for all ages. For the last 90 years we have had the privilege of hosting visitors and dignitaries from around the world who come here to enjoy our festivities, the natural beauty of our beach town and the hospitality of our community.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Honoring US Coast Guard

We've called back some of our favorites and lined up some new talent. We are sure you will be pleased.


Find schedule and ticket information.


We call it our Fireworks Extravaganza, because every year it gets better and better. You don't want to miss it!


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Honoring Coast Guard

We honor the Coast Guard all year round, and this is the week we invite the public to celebrate and honor with us.  


Find more information.

Downtown Carnival
Grand Parade
Kids Day
2 Parades

Yes! We celebrate the young and not so young for two Saturdays in a row.


Two parades! Read more.

Kids Day

It's not ALL about the kids on Kids Day. Because it's fun and free, parents love it, too.


Read more. 

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Downtown Carnival

If you want unlimited rides, a wristband is your best deal.


Link to prices and schedule.

Senior Day
Crusin Car Show
Free Ship Tours
Senior Day

Two days of crazy pickleball competition, FREE lunch, more FREE activities! 
Need we say more?


Find details here.

Car Show

You will see some real beauties here. Come on down and meet their proud owners who enjoy sharing a story or two.


Go for it!

Ship Tours

If you have kids or are just a kid at heart, you will want to be sure to make time for a tour of one of these magnificent ships.


Ship tours are free. Find the schedule here.

Street Dance
Street Dance
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Cardboard boat race

New to the 2016 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is Cardboard Boat Races! Anyone can join in the fun or just plan to be a spectator! 

Street Dance

It's a dance party and every one let's loose on this a good way. 


It's a blast! Find out more.

Information Kiosk

Our information kiosk is open during all 10 days of the Festival. Find us in the gazebo on the boardwalk, just south of the Waterfront Stadium.