The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is a celebration of the men and women who serve in the United States Coast Guard. The Festival Committee, a 21 member volunteer board, hosts the nationally recognized annual event over a ten day period in the last week of July and the first week of August. The 2016 Coast Guard Festival takes place July 29-August 6.
Along with the summer celebration, this committee serves the Coast Guard families in Western Michigan all year long through various outreach programs, including welcome packages, new baby gifts, holiday parties and treats, and other public events. In addition, the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival builds relationships with the United States Coast Guard that fosters Grand Haven. Michigan as Coast Guard City USA.