The mission of Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority is to enhance a vibrant historic business district through community efforts, plus public and private partnerships.

Grand Haven is one of only eighteen communities in the state of Michigan to be recognized as part of the Michigan Main Street Program. The intention of this program includes revitalizing the downtown, promoting businesses, increasing economic development, and encouraging growth in the community’s business districts.

The Main Street Program uses a Four Point Approach that includes four different committees of volunteers whom undertake aspects related to the Main Street goals. These committees are: Organization, Promotions, Recruitment and Retention, Preservation and Place. All of the committees and the staff at Grand Haven Main Street function under the provision of a governing board of city officials, business owners and appointed members of the local community.

For more information, please contact Diane Sheridan, Executive Director at:   (616) 844-1188 or by email at:

For the tenth consecutive year, Grand Haven Main Street will celebrate winter with the popular Wine About Winter walk-about. This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, and focuses on wines from around the globe.  This unique occasion offers residents and visitors the opportunity to wander the heated-sidewalks, in the midst of winter, and to experience the warmth and vitality of our Grand Haven Main Street!

The festivities kick off with the Artists’ Awards Ceremony at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum beginning at 5:00 pm.  At 5:30 our local storefronts from Beacon Boulevard through Centertown, along Washington Avenue to Harbor Drive will begin this year’s tour of fine wines.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view artwork from some of the state’s best artists, shop in the many charming boutiques operating in the district as they traverse Grand Haven’s heated, snow-free sidewalks, or ride the complimentary shuttle throughout the Main Street district, all while tasting wine and appetizers. “Last pour” will be at 9:00 p.m.

This year’s admission to Wine About Winter is the 10th annual commemorative wine glass which will be on sale for $5.  These wine tasting glasses make a perfect holiday gift and can be purchased in advance at Fortino’s, located at 114 Washington Avenue.  Glasses will also be available to purchase on Wine About Winter Friday, January 18, only at Harbor Front (in the Common Area) located at 41 Washington Avenue, beginning at 3pm.    Tastings are available for $3 each and are available at all participating wine venues.  Proceeds from this fundraising event are used for downtown beautification projects.

Each year Main Street strives to enhance the heart of the Grand Haven community through promotional events, physical improvements and business recruitment and retention activities.  Andy Cawthon, Grand Haven Main Street Promotions Chair states, “These efforts are made so that visitors and residents alike can enjoy our historic downtown and help our West Michigan economy to thrive.”  He continued, “Events like Wine About Winter add to the vibrancy of Grand Haven Main Street and make it a year-round destination.”

The A’Capella Bella’s will be performing inside Harbourfront Place from 6:30 – 7:45


Lemon Creek Winery Tasting Room ~ 327 Beacon Blvd. ~ Artist: Ginnie Gould

Just Goods Gifts & Café ~ 714 Columbus ~ Artist: Lauren Presutti

Studio JSD ~ 219 N. 7th St., Suite 4 ~ Artists: Katerie Prior

Vintage Green Antiques ~  7 N. 7th St. ~ Artist:  Kim Fuller

Overtime Sports ~ 5 N. 7th St. ~ Artist:

 Frame & Mat Shop ~ 728 Washington ~ Artist: Mary Lanka, Sandy Meyer

The Bookman ~ 715 Washington ~ Artists: Carol Berger        

J-Dub’s Market & Wine Shop ~ 705 Washington ~ Artist: Edward Doza

Studio 206 ~ 222 Washington ~ Artist: Bob Peskorse

The Yankee Pedlar ~ 220 Washington ~ Artist: George VanderWeide

Borr’s Shoes & Accessories ~ 214 Washington ~ Artist: Michelle Martin

Jean Marie’s ~ 212 Washington ~ Artist: Richard Johnson

Gallery Uptown ~ 201 Washington ~ Artists:  Liz Lystra, Jen Muvrin

Tri-Cities Historical Museum ~ 200 Washington ~ Artists: Christine Miller, Kris Campau

Patricia’s Chocolate ~ 126 Washington ~ Artist: Ken Whiting

Cook’s Kitchen & Pantry ~ 124 Washington ~ Artist: Andy Frisinger

J Morgan LTD ~ 119 Washington ~ Artist: Barb Carlson

 The Paper Place ~ 118 Washington ~ Artist: Terry Kipling

The Creative Fringe ~ 117 Washington ~ Artist: Ottawa House Clay & Glass

Grand Haven V& O ~ 115 Washington ~ Artist: Tom Saltsman

Fortino’s ~ 114 Washington ~  Artist: Bruce Gordon                                  

Down to Earth ~ 105 Washington ~ Artists: Karen Kolenic

C2C Gallery ~ 104 Washington ~ Artist: Stone Peng 

Kilwins –Grand Haven ~ 101 Washington ~ Artist: Jeanne Van Wieren

 JJ Marche ~ 16 Washington ~ Artist: Donna Levandowski

Calico Cat ~ 10 Washington ~ Artist:  Reini Moser

Harbourfront Place Venues ~ 41 Washington

12 Corners Vineyards ~ Artist:  Lisa Baird

Silverfire Studios ~ Artist: Jen Muvrin

That Hat ~ Artist: Diane Van Noord

Red’s Salon ~ Artist : Ginger Creasy

**Due to last minute changes, artists maybe relocated to another venue, check the artist’s  Facebook page or website for the most up to date information**





The barricades are going up!  The tables and racks are coming out! The bargains and the fun and begin on August 17 & 18 at 9 AM…It’s the Annual Grand Haven Main Street Sidewalk Sales.  On Friday ‘til 8 and Saturday ‘til 5, Grand Haven merchants will be offering huge savings!  Washington from Harbor to Third Street will be filled with tents and tables offering everything from clothing and accessories to home goods and gourmet dog treats. …enjoy great savings on jewelry, clothing, and shoes for the whole family…along with home accents, toys, bikes, games and more!  Shop ‘til you drop then take a break with coffee…or ice cream….or a relaxing lunch or dinner…. It’s Grand Haven Main Street’s Annual Sidewalk Sales…