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Carnival Blast


By Becky Vargo bvargo@grandhaventribune.com Bumpin’ to the ’50s and ’60s will be part of the new jukebox-themed ride making an appearance at this year’s Coast Guard Festival. “There’s new scenery outside and new LED lighting,” according to Jeff Brady, owner of Play World Amusements of Alma, which has provided all the rides and carnival games for the festival these past ...

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Ship Tours


By Alex Doty adoty@grandhaventribune.com If there’s one thing that stands out at the Coast Guard Festival, it’s the variety of U.S. Coast Guard ships that come to port during the weeklong celebration. This year is no exception, as a slate of Coast Guard cutters are expected to visit Grand Haven. Grand Haven will host the cutters Hollyhock, Bristol Bay and ...

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Festival Impact


By Marie Havenga mhavenga@grandhaventribune.com The annual Coast Guard celebration brings more to town than thrilling rides, great smelling food, parades and dignitaries. By the time the thousands of attendees have exited the sidewalks, they will have pumped more than $9.2 million into the local economy, according to Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Marci Cisneros. Among the ...

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Fireworks Show


By Krystle Wagner kwagner@grandhaventribune.com Bright colors explode in the summer night sky above thousands of residents and visitors gathered in Grand Haven for the Coast Guard Festival’s Fireworks Extravaganza. Preparation for the nearly 30-minute grand finale begins the day after Coast Guard Festival ends, said Roger Jonas, chairman for the festival fireworks. Throughout the year leading up to the finale, ...

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Photos from the Forest!


More images from local photographer Jeff Brinn of the 2014 Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury Michigan. This is a nice variety of photos from throughout the weekend festival. You can see other photos by Jeff here on Discover West Michigan, The Grand Haven Tribune‘s site, and Panacea Press Art & Subculture Magazine. Jeff Brinn has published his work on publications like the REVUE ...

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Images of the first night in the Electric Forest


Here are some photos from the first night at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury Michigan, by Jeff Brinn. Watch for more over the remainder of the weekend. You can see more of Jeff’s here, Panacea Press, and his site Jeff Brinn Photography. You can contact Jeff through his to purchase his fine art photography, or setup a portrait session.   ...

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Hit the Trails


By ALEX DOTY adoty@grandhaventribune.com   While Ottawa County is known for its beaches and water recreation, there are also plenty of opportunities on dry land for adventurers. Options include places for both bikers and hikers.   1. Hofma Preserve Situated three miles south of the city of Grand Haven on Sleeper Street, east of 168th Avenue, or accessed from Ferris ...

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