With great success the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival ended a few days ago. The festival is a summer tradition for several Michiganders and draws more than 1 million people to west Michigan.
The festival unofficially began in 1924 as a Coast Guard personnel only picnic when the local Coast Guard station held rowing competitions for those service members stationed in Grand Haven.
The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival celebrates the men and women of the United States Coast Guard with fun filled family events.
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers want the public to know there’s a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to those who would disrupt the event at Grand Haven State Park.
“While the majority of guests enjoy the park safely and responsibly, our officers will not tolerate anyone who displays disruptive behavior,” Hagler said. “We will do our best to ensure everyone has a positive experience during the event.”
No amplified music or alcohol – regardless of age – are allowed at Grand Haven State Park. Before entering the park, visitors may have bags and coolers searched, and those who bring alcohol into the park will be ticketed.
During the Coast Guard Fest and year-round, Grand Haven State Park offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy one of Michigan’s most beautiful beaches.