Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw has been a favorite at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival for over 50 years, a record for a vessel's presence at the annual event. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard Festival
celebration of the U.S. Coast Guard and its ships has been held in
Grand Haven since 1935. Events include nightly waterfront musical
entertainment, ship tours of active Coast Guard cutters, Kids' Day
events, a spectacular carnival, and the crowning of Miss Coast
Guard USA and a festival prince and princess. Starting with a small
community picnic in 1924, it has grown to ten days and nights.
Originally submitted by: Peter Hoekstra, Representative (2nd District).
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