Join the Fun!
The Chamber coordinates numerous local events for residents and visitors, to continue to build our communities as destinations to visit and great places to live!
Coast Guard Craft Fair
Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2017
The Coast Guard Craft Fair is held in conjunction with the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival and takes place the first weekend in August. Over 170 crafters from around the state and nation set up their handmade products in Central Park, downtown Grand Haven for the two day show.
Don Lubbers Cup Regatta
Friday – Sunday, April 7 – 9, 2017
The Don Lubbers Cup Regatta, named after former Grand Valley State University President and rowing supporter, Arend D. (Don) Lubbers, features hundreds of athlete participants and some of the top rowing teams from all over the Midwest. Since its origin in 1995, the Lubbers Cup Regatta has grown to an event that attracts over 500 student athletes to Spring Lake to kickoff the regatta season.
Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Chamber coordinates Family Fun Day in conjunction with the annual Grand Haven Art Festival, as an area for young artists to participate in free craft activities provided by local businesses.
Grand Haven: Saturdays in May, Wednesdays and Saturdays June thru October
Spring Lake: Thursdays June thru October
The Chamber manages two local markets, Grand Haven Farmer's Market and Spring Lake Farm & Garden Market, to help bring fresh produce from the Farmers to your table. Both open air markets are bursting with fresh produce, cut flowers, plants, honey, breads, cheeses, jams, jellies, baked goods and more!
Grand Haven Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017
The Grand Haven Art Festival transforms Washington Avenue into a high class, outdoor art gallery with artists from West Michigan and the country. Visitors have the opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artist!
Grub & Brew Fest
April 8, 2017
Formally known as the Grand Pizza & Beer Fest, the event has continually evolved. Our focus is to celebrate local – local grub, local brew, local music.
Local Grub—This year, the event invites restaurants and caterers to prepare a “bite” highlighting the year’s key ingredient - Cheese!
Local Brew—We will be featuring local Michigan brewed craft beers and other Michigan beverages.
Local Music—A party isn’t a party without music!
Local Venue—We'll be back at Old Boys' Brew House!
Local Fun—Show support for the Lubbers Cup Regatta (happening this same weekend) and wear your favorite university's colors/apparel!
Jingle Bell Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017
An annual community holiday evening parade in historical downtown Grand Haven presented by The Chamber the first Saturday in December featuring lighted floats and entries including Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Pumpkins at Chinook Pier
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Free pumpkin decorating for children! Happens at the Grand Haven Farmers Market.
Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Summer is the time of year to be at the beach with the sand between your toes, the waves crashing on the shore, SPF 30 at the ready, and an elephant sharing your sunshine – wait that only happens at the Sand Sculpture Contest! Join us at this annual event to enjoy the sun, sand, and shoreline as you sculpt in the sand.
Sunday Art Market
June – September
The Sunday Art Market is a juried market showcasing established and emerging artists from West Michigan.