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weekly summer happenings Daily GRAND HAVEN: World’s Largest Musical Fountain,

Nightly at Dusk, Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, Waterfront Stadium MUSKEGON: Hackley & Hume Historic Site: Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m., May through October, free tours in September. SAUGSTUCK: A Culinary Walk and A Delicious Drive Tours: Walks (3 hours long), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.; Drives (6 hours long), Tuesday-Saturday, May through December. Fee charged. (www.hungryvillagetours.com )

Weekdays ALLEGAN: Free Summer Movies: Monday through Friday, June 10 through August 23, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. matinees, Regent Theatre

Mondays

SAUGATUCK: Felt Estate & Gardens Tours: May through early October, Sunday through Tuesday  ZEELAND: ZEELMANIA!, July 8 through August 26, Main Street between Elm & Centennial

Tuesdays

Farmers Markets: MUSKEGON: Yuba and Seaway Drive, May 7 through December 16, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  After Thanksgiving, market is open on Saturdays only through December 21.  GRAND RAPIDS:  Tuesday Evening Music Club (every Tuesday in July and August), enjoy West Michigan’s finest performers, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park SAUGATUCK:  Felt Estate & Gardens Tours:  May through early October, Sunday through Tuesday Summer Concert Series: FENNVILLE:  June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, Tuesdays in the Park, Memorial/Paradise Park GRAND HAVEN:  June 11 through August 20, Tuesdays in the Park, Central Park MONTAGUE:  June 25 through August 13, Montague Band Shell ZEELAND:  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Lawrence Park Bowl

Wednesdays

Farmers Markets: ALLENDALE: GVSU Allendale Campus, Parking Lot F, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. GRAND HAVEN:  Next to Chinook Pier, June 5 through October 30, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HOLLAND:  Eighth Street Marketplace, May 15 to December 4, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MONTAGUE:  Water & Church Street, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon SOUTH HAVEN:  546 Phoenix Street, June through September, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ST. JOSEPH:  Lake Bluff Park between Broad & Pleasant Streets, June 26 through August 28, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. MUSKEGON:  Muskegon Flea Market:  Yuba and Seaway Drive, May through October GRAND HAVEN:  June 12 through August 21, 7-9:00 p.m., “Dance on the Waterfront” Big Band Dances, Waterfront Stadium ST. JOSEPH:  Brown Bag Concerts, June 26 through August 28, 12 Noon-1:00 p.m., John E.N. Howard Bandshell SAUGATUCK:  Music in the Park, June 26 through August 28, Wicks Park Gazebo, Downtown

Farmers Markets: ALLEGAN: Water Street & Cutler Street, May through October, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. SPRING LAKE:  Church Street, June 6 through October 10, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MUSKEGON:  Yuba and Seaway Drive, May 9 through December 19, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  After Thanksgiving, market is open on Saturdays only through December 21. HOLLAND:  Street Performers, June 13 through August 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Downtown SOUTH HAVEN:  Riverfront Concert Series, May 23 through August 29, Riverfront Park SPRING LAKE:  “Thursdays at the Point” Concerts, June 14 through August 22, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Mill Point Park MUSKEGON:  Thursdays are FREE, Muskegon Museum of Art, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, every open Thursday

Fridays

Farmers Markets: SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS: Saugatuck-Douglas Community Market:  June-October, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Culver Street Concert Series: HOLLAND:  Summer Concert Series:  June 14 through August 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kollen Park, Holland ST. JOSEPH:  Friday Night Concerts:  June 28 through August 30, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., John E.N. Howard Band Shell MUSKEGON:  Parties in the Park:   June 7 through August 16, Hackley Park SAUGATUCK:  Walking Tours of Historic Downtown:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July, August, and Labor Day Weekend, 2:00 p.m., Information booth across from Saugatuck City Hall  

Saturdays

Farmers Markets FENNVILLE: NEW DAY – SATURDAY!  June 15 through October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. GRAND HAVEN:  Next to Chinook Pier, May 11 through October 26, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HOLLAND:  Eighth Street Marketplace, May 18 to December 7, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MONTAGUE:  Water & Church Street, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon MUSKEGON:  Yuba and Seaway Drive, May 4 through December 21, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. SOUTH HAVEN:  546 Phoenix Street, May 12 through October 20, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ST. JOSEPH:  Lake Bluff Park between Broad & Pleasant Streets, June 1 through October 5, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ALLEGAN:  “Good Times at the Gazebo”:  Saturday nights in July and August, Mahan Gazebo, Downtown MONTAGUE:  Artisan Market:  June through September, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Water Street (across from the Farmers Market) SAUGATUCK:  Guided Talks:  Every Saturday, May 25 through September 14, 10:00 a.m., Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, north end of Oval Beach parking lot.  An introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area. SAUGATUCK:  Walking Tours of Historic Downtown:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July, August, and Labor Day Weekend, 2:00 p.m., Information booth across from Saugatuck City Hall WHITE LAKE AREA:  Nature Walks:  June through October, 1st Saturday of each month

Sundays

Allegan Antique Market: Last Sunday of the Month, ALLEGAN:  Allegan Antique Market:  Last Sunday of the Month, April through September, Allegan County Fairgrounds, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. GRAND HAVEN:  Sunday Art Market:  June 2 through September 8, Chinook Pier, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. GRAND HAVEN:  Worship on the Waterfront:  June 23 through August 25, Waterfront Stadium, 7:30 p.m. SAUGATUCK:  Felt Estate & Gardens Tours:  May through early October, Sunday through Tuesday SAUGATUCK:  Walking Tours of Historic Downtown:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July, August, and Labor Day Weekend, 2:00 p.m., Information booth across from Saugatuck City Hall

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May 26 through Labor Day (weekends only September and October) DUNELANDS: The Battles Between Nature and Man Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum, Saugatuck

Photographs, artifacts, and stories about how the dunes have shaped life in Saugatuck and Douglas.

May 28 through June 30 Developing Surfaces:  Screen Printing on Clay with Israel Davis Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm, Fennville   May 30 through July 13 Wings Nuveen Community Center for the Arts, Montague An artistic look at our fine-feathered friends.

June 1 through August 31 Star of the Lake Exhibit Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, South Haven Now through December 2013 War on the Great Lakes Exhibition Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven

Shoreline Calendar We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

Now through May 26 Laurie Keller, Story Teller: Illustrations for Snory Fellers Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon

Nationally-known illustrator/author and Muskegon native, Laurie Keller, shares her whimsical, wacky, and funny illustrations from her best-selling tales.

Now through June 2 The Floating World:  Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph Fifty ukiyo-e prints from Japan’s Edo Period.

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Now through May 4 On Location:  Lakeshore Watercolors by James Johnson Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck   Now through May 12 Celebrating the Journey:  Settlement to City, Objects Tell the Story Wichers Gallery, Holland Museum, Holland   Now through May 16 Creative Kids Art Academy (Monday-Thursday) South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven Art classes for children ages 5-12.  Fee charged.

Now through May 18 A Place to Nest Nuveen Community Center for the Arts, Montague Explore the themes of new life as represented by nests, burrows, birdhouses, gardens, and trees.

Now through May 19 Hughie Lee-Smith:  Meditations Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon

More than 20 works on display by African American artist, Hughie Lee-Smith, who lived in Detroit in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Now through August 31 Form & Function:  Ethnographic Art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven

This exhibition “combines history, art, and culture,” and shows the “differences between beliefs, religions and ideas – most notably the difference between the material, ‘throw-away’ culture we are used to and that of other countries where scarce resources are carefully and lovingly preserved.” View an array of beautifully-made pieces from wood, textiles, metal, basketry, and ceramics created to perform everyday functions such as storage, cooking, protection from the cold, etc. 

Now through August 31 Ice Age Imperials Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven

This exhibition tells the story of more than 12,000 years ago when mastodons and woolly mammoths roamed Michigan, when six-foot tall beavers swam in the lakes, and packs of fearsome dire wolves and saber tooth cats hunted the musk oxen that grazed in woodlands.

Now through September 1 The Jansma Collection at GRAM:  Five Centuries of Masterpieces Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids The exhibition celebrates the donation of “The Flight into Egypt” by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804).

This exhibition commemorates the War of 1812 and explores Michigan’s involvement.

Now through December 2014 Southwest Michigan in the Civil War The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, St. Joseph

This exhibit explores the life of a local soldier – from recruitment to training camp and arrival on the battlefield for the Civil War.

May to October “Here Comes the Humes” Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Muskegon This exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of the double wedding of Florence and Constance Hume at the family home.

May 3 through June 16 63rd Annual Members’ Show:  Wave South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven   May 7 through January 2014 Growing up Grand Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, Grand Rapids

Follow Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapids, and his graduation from the University of Michigan. A first-of-itskind look at the making of our 38th president.

May 10 through August 25 The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter

Using her innate flair for abstract design, Susana Allen Hunter (1912–2005) created hundreds of colorful improvisational quilts throughout her lifetime. From the 1930s to the 1970s she lived in Wilcox County, Alabama, and created brightly-patterned quilts that reflected her life in that rural community as well as her experiences as an African-American woman.  Hunter turned the “fabric” of everyday life into eye-catching quilts with an abstract, asymmetrical, and often modern feel.

May 23 through August 21  85th Regional Exhibition Opening Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon

This large, juried selection of paintings, glass, sculpture, prints, photography, fiber art, ceramics, and more is by West Michigan artists, comprising the state’s largest established regional exhibition.

May 25 through August 25 Looking East, Facing West:  The World of Zhang Huan Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s sculpture, paintings, and photographs explore the dimensions of the human condition. 

Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday Nights ALIVE Downtown New Buffalo

Special exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of South Haven’s Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge.

June through September Summer Concert Series Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids Eclectic selections of world-renowned musicians headline the 11th annual concert series in the newly renovated 1,900-seat amphitheater.

June through November “Peanuts . . . Naturally” Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon

Get a “Peanuts”-eye view of the universe – “webs of nature,” trees, birds, the elements, gardening, and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade.

June – Ongoing Rowing Them Safely Home:  Lifesaving and Shipwrecks on Lake Michigan Old Schoolhouse Museum, Saugatuck   June 7 – 21 Sculpture & Works on Paper by Caroline Lee Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph

An exhibition of metal sculptures by Caroline Lee.

June 21 through August 4 Formed/Fired:  An Invitational Ceramic Exhibition South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven   July 25 through September 14 Water and Sky Nuveen Community Center for the Arts, Montague Experience the beauty and mystery of these nonterrestrial realms.

July 26 through September 8 Face Value:  The Art of Mimi Peterson Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph

This collection of synthetic and fragmented surplus materials by artist Mimi Peterson addresses issues of ecology, social justice, violence, and the cycles of life.

August 9 through September 22 Wild & Wooly:  The Art of Barb Bare South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven   September 13 through October 20 American Painting Today:  Physical & Visceral Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph

This collection features a diverse array of contemporary paintings.

September 27 through November 10 4th Annual Regional Juried Show South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven  

Listen to free live music every Saturday night throughout the summer on the corner of Whittaker and Merchant Streets from 6-8 p.m.

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Ongoing ExhibitS 201 Michigan Maritime Museum South Haven

The Michigan Maritime Museum is Michigan’s most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation, and education. Its exhibits feature the maritime history of the Great Lakes region and the state of Michigan.  It is one of just a few maritime museums that offer on-water experiences.  Visitors can ride the iconic tall ship, Friends Good Will; the electric-powered river launch, Lindy Lou; and the most recent addition, Bernida, a historic sailboat.  Winner of the 1925 Bayview to Mackinac Race, the more than 90-year-old vessel also won in her class in the 2012 Bayview to Mackinac!  For more information about the museum and to schedule a sailing experience, visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org or call (800) 747-3810.  

May 1

Season Kicks Off Now through December War on the Great Lakes This exhibit highlights the involvement of the Great Lakes region during the War of 1812.  

May 24 Blessing of the Fleet

2013 Friends Good Will Tall Ship Public Sails Begin Season kick-off Fish Fry. Fee charged for Fish Fry.

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Museum in downtown Grand Rapids pays tribute to our nation’s 38th president, Gerald R. Ford. Here you can see a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, the actual tools used in the Watergate burglary, a section of the Berlin Wall, and a tribute to First Lady Betty Ford who helped pave the way for modern First Ladies.  Also located on the museum grounds are the resting places of President and Mrs. Ford.  For more information and hours, visit www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov or call (616) 254-0400. 

May 7 through January 2014

The special exhibition, “Growing up Grand,” follows Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapid, and his graduation from the University of Michigan. This is a firstof-its-kind look at the life of Ford, the only president to hail from Michigan.

Lakeshore Museum Center Muskegon

Lakeshore Museum Center (LMC) is a community treasure, rich with a collection of sites and buildings that preserve historical records and artifacts of the late 19th century Muskegon and the earliest beginnings of the Great Lakes State. Visit the Mercantile, located inside the Lakeshore Museum Center.  Here you will find books and videos about local and Michigan history, LMC souvenirs, children’s educational toys, and jewelry.  Other museum sites include the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  For more information, visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org, or call (231) 722-0278.  The Lakeshore Museum Center is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is always free.  The historic sites are open Wednesday through Sunday, May through October.  Holiday Tours are offered between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

June through November

Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids

Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the GRAM, established in 1910, has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM also has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.  The new Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED Gold certification.  For more information and hours of operation, visit GRAM online at www.artmuseum.org, on Facebook, or call (616) 831-1000.  

Now through September 1

The Jansma Collection at GRAM: Five Centuries of Masterpieces Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids The exhibition celebrates the donation of “The Flight into Egypt” by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727-1804)  

May 10 through August 25

The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter Using her innate flair for abstract design, Susana Allen Hunter (1912–2005) created hundreds of colorful improvisational quilts throughout her lifetime. From the 1930s to the 1970s she lived in Wilcox County, Alabama, and created brightly-patterned quilts that reflected her life in that rural community as well as her experiences as an African-American woman.  Hunter turned the “fabric” of everyday life into eye-catching quilts with an abstract, asymmetrical and often modern feel.

July 12 through August 23

GRAM on the Green Friday Nights at GRAM moves outdoors for live music and a cash bar on the Museum Terrace, sketching, games, and more. Enjoy dance fitness classes before the event, and join ballroom dancing afterward, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Alliance.  For more information, visit www.artmuseumgr.org.

Peanuts . . . Naturally Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through the “Peanuts” comic strip. You’ll get a “Peanuts”-eye view of nature as well as the chance to experience activity stations and watch videos.   

Ongoing Exhibits

Michigan through the Depths of Time This exhibit takes you on a 400-million-year journey beginning under the sea, through the ice age, and to today’s Great Lakes State.   Coming to the Lakes See a life-sized mastodon, sawmill, Great Lakes Schooner, and more.  Participate in hands-on exhibits in the Science Center and Body Works Gallery where you can ride a bicycle, build a meal, and visit computer stations.  The Food Webs Gallery brings the outdoors in with five different habitats and the plants and animals that call them home.    Hackley & Hume Historic Sites and City Barn  Two Queen Anne-style Victorian houses and the massive City Barn were all once owned by lumber barons Charles H. Hackley and Thomas Hume.  These buildings at 484 W. Webster offer a glimpse into the lives of two of Muskegon’s wealthiest citizens.  Admission to the site is $5 ages 13 and older, and visitors 12 and younger are admitted free.   “Here Comes the Humes” This special exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the double wedding of Florence and Constance Hume at the family home, explores wedding traditions in 1913.  On display are the dresses worn by the Hume sisters and their sister-in-law, Anne Abbott, who married Tim Hume in 1913.   Fire Barn Museum Learn about the history of fire fighting in this replica of an 1890s Muskegon Fire Station.  The Fire Barn Museum is located one block from the Hackley & Hume Historic Site at 510 W. Clay.  Admission is free.     Scolnik House of the Depression Era This historic house at 504 Clay depicts life in the depression era. Admission is free.

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Holland Museum features an intriguing permanent collection of luminous Dutch landscapes and decorative arts spanning 400 years, and exhibits from the Netherlands Pavilion of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Other permanent exhibits explore Lake Michigan’s maritime heritage, area agriculture and manufacturing, and an illustrated timeline of area history.  The Cappon and Settlers Houses just a few short blocks from the museum tell the story of Holland’s earliest settlers.  For more information, visit www.hollandmuseum.org or call (616) 796-3329.  

Now through May 12

Celebrating the Journey: Settlement to City, Objects Tell the Story This collection features the people and objects that tell the story of Holland’s nearly 170-year journey from settlement to urban center.   

June 14 through December 30

From Craft to Industry: The Ship and Boat Builders of Holland This special exhibit tells the story of Holland’s watercraft building industry from its earliest beginnings dating back to 1836.  Focusing on the personal stories of the men and women of Holland who built ships and boats, the exhibit delves into the creativity, skills, and tenaciousness they employed during challenging times.

Tri-Cities Museum Tri-Cities Historical Museum is the premier showcase for the history of the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg areas. It is housed in two historic buildings – the former Grand Trunk Railroad Depot built in 1870 (1 N. Harbor Drive) and the Akeley Building constructed in 1871 (200 N. Washington).  The museum’s ongoing exhibits feature artifacts from fur trading and lumbering days, railroad history, transportation, medical, Native American, and the United States Coast Guard.  But the museum’s most eye-popping artifact is the 800,000-pound, 101-foot long, 2,979-horsepower Pere Marquette 1223 steam locomotive, listed on the National Historic Register.  For more information, visit www.tri-citiesmuseum. org, or call (616) 842-0700.  FREE Admission  

Form & Function: Ethnographic Art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven This exhibition “combines history, art, and culture,” and shows the differences between “beliefs, religions and ideas – most notably the difference between the material, ‘throw-away’ culture we are used to and that of other countries where scarce resources are carefully and lovingly preserved.”  View an array of beautifully-made pieces crafted from wood, textiles, metal, basketry, and ceramics used in everyday tasks such as storage, cooking, etc.   

Now through August 31

Ice Age Imperials Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven This exhibition tells the story of more than 12,000 years ago when mastodons and woolly mammoths roamed Michigan, when six-foot tall beavers swam in the lakes, and packs of fearsome dire wolves and saber tooth cats hunted the musk oxen that grazed in woodlands.

APRIL April 19-20 “Women as Muses,” West Michigan Symphony Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon April 19-21 Chilly Blues Festival Snug Harbor, Downtown Grand Haven   April 19-21 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration Lemon Creek Winery Tasting Room, Downtown Grand Haven   April 20 GrooveWalk Downtown Holland

An evening of Michigan roots music.

May 3-4 LAUP Fiesta! 2013 Holland Civic Center, Holland

One of the longest running events of its kind in West Michigan. Enjoy live entertainment, a carnival, exhibits, and food.

May 3-4 Spring Plant Sale Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Niles   May  4 Spring Preview Downtown Douglas & Saugatuck   May 4 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Riverview Park, Holland   May 4 Tulip Time Festival Fireworks Kollen Park, Holland   May 4 Cappon House Opens for Season Holland Museum, Holland   May 4 Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade St. Joseph / Benton Harbor   May 4 Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises – Open for the season Saugatuck   May 4 6th Annual White Lake Blues Fest Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall   May 4-5 Art and Craft Fair Centennial Park, Holland

GrooveWalk is one of the coolest nights in downtown Holland. Just purchase a wristband in advance or at the door to experience a great night of live music.

April 26 Jeremy Hoekstra Lemonjello’s, Holland   April 27 Muskegon Area Earth Fair Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center, Muskegon

See demonstrations and cool technology at this Muskegon Area Earth Week event.

GRAND HAVEN

Now through August 31

May 2-5 “The Music Man” Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon May 3 First Friday Gallery Walk, 6-8 pm C2C Gallery, Grand Haven   May 3 Dragon Wagon Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall

April 27 Coast Guard Clean-up Day Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   April 28 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

April 28 Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland

Motorcyclists gather for a blessing of bikes for a safe riding season.

April 28 – May 4 Blossomtime Festival Communities in Southwest Michigan   April 29 Dutch Dance Event Zeeland  

Visit more than 130 juried exhibitors in beautiful Centennial Park.

May 4, & 6-11 Tulip Time Festival Quilt Show Holland Area Arts Council, Holland   May 4-11 Tulip Time Festival Holland

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May 1 Lakeshore Museum Center Historic Sites open for the 2013 season Muskegon

A celebration of Dutch culture with parades, street scrubbing, Dutch Dancers, concerts, an arts and crafts fair, fireworks, trolley tours, and so much more!

Tour the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, and Scolnik House of the Depression Era.

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Where fun pops up all year long! This year, have more fun. Go where good times pop up like umbrellas on our sandy beaches. Where your favorite music plays in our indoor and outdoor concert venues. We’ll pour you a glass of our award-winning wines or brews. Send you whirling on a carousel. Golfing or kayaking along rivers. Fill your days with rollicking festivals or refreshing solitude. And offer you a welcoming place to sleep along Lake Michigan’s shores … after the sun paints our horizon with crimson gold.

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ndulge your senses from your head down to your toes in beautiful Southwest Michigan. This quiet corner along Lake Michigan’s southern shoreline offers endless stretches of white sand beaches, dramatic windblown dunes, and quaint lakeside resort towns waiting to be explored.  Here you can breathe in the heady perfume of countless springtime blossoms; browse area artists’ creations at countless galleries and lakeside arts and craft fairs; tickle your taste buds at gourmet restaurants, wineries, and farmers markets; and feel the tension fade away as warm sugar-white sand sifts between your toes.  For help planning your southwest Michigan getaway, visit the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council online at www.swmichigan.org or call (269) 925-6301. 

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he Silver Beach Carousel in St. Joseph, Mich., turns the most ordinary day into an extraordinarily happy one for families of all ages and sizes. Inside the Carousel house, 50 magnificent figures and chariots (one is just right for wheelchairs) will merrily whirl you beneath 1,000 twinkling lights. But that’s just a smidgen of the fun. At absolutely no cost you can play board games together, watch the toy train whistle through the miniature village or play with hands-on exhibits in our museum (including the mesmerizing diorama of the former Silver Beach Amusement Park). For just a few coins, ask the Great Zandini to tell your fortune or buy a bag of fresh popcorn, cotton candy or keepsake treats in The Brass Ring Gift Shop (also open 24 hours a day online). Thursdays from September to May offer Family Nights from 4-8:30 p.m. with half off carousel rides (only $1) and special themed activities. Plus, we do the most amazing events throughout the year that bring out the kid in everyone, no matter what your age. Across the street, you can splash in the Whirlpool Compass Fountain on warm days, or play all four seasons on one of Lake Michigan’s best beaches. For year-round fun, visit www.silverbeachcarousel.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/silverbeachcarousel.

September-May

Thursday: Family Fun Nights Silver Beach Carousel-St. Joseph Half price rides (only $1); new themed activity every week; 4-8:30 p.m.

June 23-29

Founders’ Week 4th Annual Celebration Silver Beach Carousel-St. Joseph Indoor and outdoor family activities; most are FREE!

Hang out at our house … all year round “Ringo”

Give your day a dose of fun! It doesn’t cost a dime to hang out for a while at the Silver Beach Carousel house. Play checkers and chess. Stroll our boardwalk — we love surprising you with special entertainers. Buy a token or two and ride the Carousel. Ask the Great Zandini to tell your fortune. Or just rock and rock in our chairs. Come be with us … we’ll fill your heart with memories.

333 Broad St. • St. Joseph, MI • 269-982-8500 For hours & special events visit www.silverbeachcarousel.com/sl. facebook.com/silverbeachcarousel www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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ake a splash this summer at Surfari Joe’s Indoor Water Park & Fairfield Inn & Suites in Watervliet. The highlight of this family-friendly facility is its indoor water park, which features two large waterslides that loop outside the building before splash-down in the indoor heated pool. Also on site are the Pygmy Pond safari-themed play area designed especially for “little squirts,” a Lazy River tubing run, a game room with arcade, and an inviting adults-only hot tub that melts the cares of the day away while your kids play. The WaterHole Bar & Grill, which overlooks the water park, serves a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and beverages. And after a busy day of play enjoy comfortable overnight rooms and suites. There are also meeting and conference rooms available for business travelers. For more information, hours of operation, or to check out weekday specials, visit Surfari Joe’s online at www.surfarijoes.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 463-7946.

orthbridge Shores is a picturesque beachside community that captures the feeling of coastal Cape Cod and Nantucket. A gated community of 13 home sites located on the shores of Lake Michigan, homeowners will enjoy spectacular sunsets, sugar sand beaches and rich natural beauty, along with modern amenities. Located just 2 miles north of downtown Saint Joseph bordering the new 530-acre Harbor Shores Development and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, Northbridge Shores is perfectly situated in the exclusive Harbor North area, and is just 90 miles from Chicago. For more information call Nina Molter, 269-369-1977.

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SURFARI JOE’S INDOOR WATER PARK 269-463-SWIM • 8258 Arnt Blvd, Watervliet MI 49098

Located just minutes from the lake shore! A fresh new look with World Class Service!

WEST MICHIGAN’S FINEST INDOOR WATERPARK

Southwest Michigan’s Newest Marriott!

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Amenities include 96 newly renovated guest rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, high speed WIFI, expanded exercise room, indoor pool, hot tub and lounge. Special packages available include: Waterpark packages, Casino packages and Wine Tasting Packages.

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May 18 Girls Afternoon Out Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar, Fennville

May 5 Antiques on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph May 6-10 Tulip Time Flower Show Holland Area Arts Council, Holland   May 8 Tulip Time Volksparade Downtown Holland   May 9 Tulip Time Kinderparade Downtown Holland   May 10 Farm History Day Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven   May 10-11 “The 3 Broadway Divas,” West Michigan Symphony Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon   May 10-19 Dogwood Fine Arts Festival Dowagiac   May 10-19 UpFrontArt Downtown Dowagiac

May 18 Historic Home Tour, 10 am to 4 pm Grand Haven

Original art works from southwest Michigan and northern Indiana-area artists on display in this juried show. Cast your ballot for your favorite artwork.

May 11 Tulip Time Muziekparade Downtown Holland   May 11 Spring Blooms in the Dunes – Annual Native Wildflower Sale Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon   May 11 Spring into Lakeside Muskegon

Enjoy sales, specials, and kids’ activities in the Lakeside District.

May 11 Girl Scout Day Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven Girl Scouts get in free!

May 11-12 Michigan All-State Bonsai Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   May 11-12 FREE Tours for Moms on Mother’s Day Weekend Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Muskegon   May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Niles   May 17 Ben Bedford in Concert Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall   May 17-18 Spring Sidewalk Sale Days New Buffalo   May 17-19 Lest We Forget SW MI Regional Airport, Benton Harbor Re-enactment with Korean and Vietnam War displays.

May 17-19 Great Lakes Kite Festival Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven   May 17-19 South Haven Steelheaders Open South Haven   May 17-19 & 24-25 Central Park Players presents: “On Golden Pond” Lakeshore Middle School, Grand Haven  

Reservations required.

Fee charged.

May 18 International Museum Day – FREE Admission Holland Museum, Holland   May 18 BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass St. Joseph   May 18 South Haven Bark Peelers Vintage Baseball Game Kid’s Corner Field, South Haven   May 18-19 44th Annual Heritage Hill Home Tour Grand Rapids   May 22 Opening Day, Michigan’s Adventure Muskegon   May 22 Garrison Keillor Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon   May 22-27 Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Pomona Park, Fruitport

This annual event features fireworks, carnival rides, a community picnic, parade, live entertainment, and more.

May 24 St. Joseph Memorial Day Parade Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph   May 24 Season Opening of Chain Ferry Saugatuck   May 24 Blessing of the Fleet & Public Sails Begin Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven

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May 26 Memorial Day Services Baroda May 26 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

1st in a series of free concerts on the beach! Free admission to park and concerts.

May 26 Blessing of the Boats Muskegon Channel, Muskegon   May 26-27 Tribute to the Armed Forces Day Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon

Active and retired military personnel receive free admission with the proper form of ID. Family members receive a discounted rate.

May 27 Douglas Memorial Day Parade Downtown Douglas   May 27 Holland Memorial Day Parade Downtown Holland   May 27 New Buffalo Memorial Day Parade Downtown New Buffalo   May 27 Saugatuck Memorial Day Parade Butler Street, Downtown Saugatuck   May 27 South Haven Memorial Day Parade Downtown South Haven   May 27 Spring Lake Memorial Day Parade Downtown Spring Lake   May 27 Zeeland Memorial Day Parade Zeeland  

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Friends Good Will begins her season of sailing adventures on Lake Michigan.

May 24-25 “On Golden Pond,” Central Park Players Lakeshore Middle School, Grand Haven   May 24-25 8th Annual Memorial Day Rib Fest Grand Haven VFW Post 2326, Grand Haven   May 24-25 Rock the Coast 2013! Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon Christian rock concert.

May 25-26 DiVine Intervention Round Barn Winery, Baroda   May 25-26 Memorial Weekend Art & Wine Fair Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs   May 25-26 Iris Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   May 25-27 Annual Memorial Weekend Sale Apparel from the Past & Shawnee Road Antiques, Baroda   May 25-27 Spring Fest Studio Open House Saugatuck to South Haven

Preview new works and new members of the Blue Coast Artists.

May 26 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

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he all-American town of South Haven displays its colors proudly – from its ruby-red lighthouse and vast stretches of white-sand beaches to countless rows of manicured blueberry bushes. This historic harbor town is perfect for a weekend getaway or family vacation.  Here you can enjoy championship golf on a Scottish-style links course, charter boat fishing on Lake Michigan, antiquing, art galleries and cultural activities, sunning and swimming, as well as a full calendar of special events.  The newest addition to South Haven’s festival line up is the 15th Annual Waterfront Film Festival, June 13-16.  One of the top ten film festivals in the country, this annual celebration of films features movie premieres, workshops, parties, and a chance to mingle with Hollywood’s movers and shakers.  Also on tap is the 50th Annual National Blueberry Festival, August 8-11.  Come celebrate the golden anniversary of this iconic community festival and get your fill of the “little blue dynamos.”  At the end of an action-packed day, enjoy an evening walk on the 1,200-foot-long pier to the South Haven Pier Lighthouse, a great vantage point for viewing spectacular Lake Michigan sunsets.  For more information, visit the South Haven Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.southhaven.org or call (800) 764-2836. 

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et your sights on South Haven for sensational shopping! Downtown streets are lined with historic buildings that house more than 70 boutiques, galleries, and shops.  Here you can browse eclectic collections of resort apparel and handbags, touches for home and garden, gourmet food and kitchenware, books, local artists’ offerings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, designer duds for your family pet, hand-crafted toys, and all kinds of blueberry-inspired products perfect for gift giving.  Just a short walk from downtown step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary in Old Harbor Village.  This quaint riverfront retail area features cobblestone sidewalks and New Englandinspired shops perched on the banks of the scenic Black River.  Enjoy wine tasting, shopping for special gifts and treasures, and then relaxing at inviting waterfront eateries.  2 FLOORS • 100 DEALERS

Antique Mall

Fabulous Stuff...Unbelievable Prices Cottage Decor, Accessories & Other Curiosities

BOOKS • SPORTS

VINTAGE JEWELRY

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321 Center Street • Downtown South Haven

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or that special fashion item you can’t find in other stores, stop by Just My Bag in downtown South Haven. This stylish boutique specializes in high-quality women’s handbags, unique accessories, and superb customer service. Here you will find collections by designers such as Stephanie Dawn bags, OKA b shoes, Alex and Ani bracelets, and eco-friendly bags by Mosey. Owner, Kathy Stscherban, is an enthusiastic supporter of Michigan designers and takes great pride in carrying Michigan native, Jenna Kator’s designer handbag and accessory collection. Named the 2012 Accessories Designer of the Year, Kator’s handbags are classic yet trendy and made with animal-friendly vegetarian leather. Her pieces are named after places that reflect the great beauty, charm, and character of Michigan; styles such as the Bellaire, the Petoskey, and Traverse City. For more information and hours of operation, visit Just My Bag online at www.justmybag.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 767-7181.

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Izak Scout Melie Bianco OKA b Mosey Alex & Ani Just My Bag

265 Center St. South Haven, MI 49090

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or more than 30 years, Johnny’s Lakeshore Jewelry, a traditional full-service, familyowned business has been offering on-site custom-design jewelry services using only the highest quality gemstones, diamonds, gold, silver, and platinum. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or wedding ring or other special occasion jewelry, the staff at Johnny’s would love to help you select that special piece from its fine jewelry collections. Johnny’s Lakeshore Jewelry is also a great place to pick up a special memory of your west Michigan shoreline vacation. Johnny’s carries the Convertible Collection by LeStage, featuring sterling silver and 14K gold bracelets with detailed nautical and waterfront charms. Plus their South Haven Lighthouse Day Dreamer collection will guide you back to the shoreline year after year. As a Master IJO Jeweler, Johnny’s practices strict ethical values concerning “trust, integrity, expertise, and honesty.” For more information and hours, visit www.johnnyslakeshorejewelry.com or call (269) 637-8026.

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ooray for Harborfest! This annual summer shindig pays homage to South Haven’s rich maritime heritage with a host of family-friendly activities.  Eat your fill at pancake June 20-23, 2013 breakfasts, browse the craft fair booths that hug the bank of the Black River Channel, and enjoy free live musical entertainment all weekend long.  Harborfest’s signature event, Dragon Boat Races, pits teams of ten paddlers per vessel in a competition for first-place bragging rights.  Watch as colorful carved canoes race to the finish in this sport that has been around for more than two thousand years.  Competition levels range from “just here for fun” to top racing teams from the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, visit www.southhavenharborfest.com.

Home Goods, Sea Glass, Gifts and More. 402 Eagle Street • South Haven, MI Corner of Eagle and Kalamazoo One block south of Phoenix St.

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West Paws • Loopies

The Ultimate Collection for Your K9 Kids FOOD • TREATS • APPAREL • COLLARS

505 Phoenix St •South Haven, MI 866-4K9-KIDS •www.decadentdogs.com And their owners! Home Decor • Apparel Accessories

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ucked away among the gently rolling hills of southwest Michigan is one of the newest members of Michigan’s wine-making family, 12 Corners Vineyards. This up and coming winery takes its name from the rural hamlet, Twelve Corners, which is curled up at the crossroads of Red Arrow Highway and Benton Center Road, about two miles east of Benton Harbor.  Owned and operated by a group of lifelong Michigan farmers, the 115-acre vineyard grows vinifera and hybrid grapes and produces a variety of estate wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot, Riesling, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The recently opened 12 Corners Vineyards Tasting Room in South Haven (511 Phoenix Street) soon will be joined by another in Benton Harbor (at the intersection of I-94 and I-196/US-31).  It is set to open in June.  At both convenient locations, you can sample the winery’s vintages as well as purchase a bottle or a case for your enjoyment at home with family and friends.  For more information and hours of operation, visit 12 Corners Vineyards on Facebook, online at www.12corners.com, or call (269) 637-1211 (the South Haven tasting room).

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Surperb flavored olive oils, balsamic vinegars and olive products, Carefully selected, finest olive oil and vinegar flavors to enhance your cooking delight your senses and provide countless health benefits. Products originate in Spain, Greece, Italy and California, where the finest olives are grown and the best culinary experts prosper.

269.637.4757 • 424 Phoenix St • South Haven, MI 49090

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favorite among hikers and bicyclists is the 33-mile-long Kal-Haven Trail State Park that meanders through the cool shade of wooded areas, hugs the banks of serene rivers and streams, skirts fragrant orchards, and even passes through an oldtime covered bridge. Look for seasonal wildflowers and local wildlife along this gentle scenic pathway.

76648 11th Ave South Haven, MI 49090 Tel 269.637.8531 Fax 269.637.8532

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elcome Aboard! The Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, dedicated to the preservation of Michigan Great Lakes maritime history and culture, offers engaging museum displays; the Great Lakes Research Library, open by appointment, with nearly 4,000 books, maps, DVDs, nautical charts, periodicals, and more; classes in building your own wooden boat; and exciting on-water experiences! You’ll get a thrill aboard the Friends Good Will, a replica square topsail sloop that fought for both the U.S. and Great Britain during the War of 1812. The ship takes regularly scheduled sails on Lake Michigan from late-May through mid-September, with its crew dressed in full 1812-era regalia. Or you can take a leisurely cruise up and down the Black River aboard the electric river launch, Lindy Lou. The launch is a replica of the recreational vessels once found in South Haven in the early 1900s. The launch cruises daily from mid-May through mid-September. A new onwater experience features the Bernida, a prize-winning 1921 R-Class yacht, famous for winning her class in the inaugural 1925 Bayview to Mackinac race and again in 2012! All of the museum’s on-water experiences require reservations. On exhibit through the end of the year is “War on the Great Lakes.” This exhibition highlights the involvement of the Great Lakes region during the War of 1812, featuring historic documents, paintings, archaeological artifacts, weapons used in the conflict, replicas, and ship models. For more information about the museum, its upcoming events, classes, and lectures, or to schedule a sailing experience, visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org or call (800) 747-3810.

Weddings & Reunions Free Wi-Fi New Jacuzzi, Lakeview Suites with Fireplaces, DVD’s & Mini-Kitchens DirecTV - 6 HBO’s DW from Europe Full Size Pool & Children’s Pool Recreation Building Kitchenettes & 2 Bedroom Suites Dlx Continental Breakfast Hot Tub & Sauna Handicap Suites Conference Room

800.686.1305 • www.lakebluffinnandsuites.com

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e all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but did you know that love grows on bushes in South Haven? That’s right! Love in the form of luscious blueberries. Van Buren County, in Michigan’s southwest corner, is ranked as the nation’s leading producer, earning South Haven the title of “Blueberry Capital of the World.” And every summer, blueberry lovers from points near and far gather together to celebrate these healthful “little blue dynamos.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Annual National Blueberry Festival, August 8-11. Many events take place overlooking South Haven’s picturesque harbor with its century-old lighthouse standing proudly at the Lake Michigan shore. Top events include a kids’ blueberry pie-eating contest, free top-tier live entertainment, blueberry pancake breakfasts, the Blueberry Festival Parade, an arts and crafts fair, sidewalk sales, Blueberry Festival Cook Off, a 5k Run/Walk, and a Classic Car Show. You’re invited to get your fill of “the blues” at this special golden gala. For more information and a daily schedule of activities, visit www.blueberryfestival.com.

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elebrating 25 years in business this year, Nature’s Country Cupboard in downtown South Haven is already planning for the next 25. This family-owned, hometown store has dedicated itself to providing its customers with the highest quality natural foods, products, and vitamins available. And it also carries a unique collection of garden accents, home décor, and seasonal items. For more information about hours of operation and in-store specials and events, visit Nature’s Country Cupboard online at www.mynccstore.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 637-9277.

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ou’ll be pickin’ and grinnin’ and eatin’ at DeGrandchamp Farms. Voted “Best U-Pick in South Haven” by South Haven Tribune Readers’ Choice, visitors come from far and wide to pick fresh blueberries here.  DeGrandchamp’s well-groomed blueberry fields offer easy picking and a wide variety of berries, each reaching its peak at different times of the growing season (July and August).  After picking blueberries, you can tour the farm’s modern packaging and processing plant and browse through the retail market, which carries a selection of preserves, sauces, mustards, spreads, and salsas made from berries grown on the farm.  If you want to try your hand at growing your own blueberries, the farm sells a full line of plants.  Also cultivated at DeGrandchamp’s are cranberries, the tart little burgundy berry that makes a special appearance on Thanksgiving tables all across America.  You can see how cranberries are harvested at DeGrandchamp’s special Cranberry Harvest Day in October.  For more information, hours of operation, and to order online, visit www.degrandchamps.com, or call (888) 483-7431. 

We use fresh fruits from our own orchard, along with local produce from our neighboring farms, for all our products.

Wine Cellars

Fruit Wines and Gold Medal Award -Winning Ice-Style Cider Wines Include: Blueberry, Rasberry, Peach, Cherry, Cranberry, & Apple Cinnamon Draught Hard Cider in Bottles or Refillable Growlers

Fruit Filled Orchards

Fresh Picked Apples, Peaches and Pears Cider, Donuts and Fudge Jams, Jellies, Perserves

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hether dining in or taking out, you will find an appetizing assortment of restaurants and eateries in South Haven that will please your palate as well as your pocketbook. Enjoy charbroiled burgers and locally-brewed beers in a turn-of-thecentury building, homemade Italian dishes prepared in a cozy mom-and-pop-style restaurant, or upscale gourmet cuisine overlooking panoramic golf course views.  Top off an evening out with a nightcap at a waterfront hot spot.

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ou can bank on Clementine’s in downtown South Haven for good food and a great time! Housed in the stately old Citizen’s Bank Building built in 1897, this family-owned restaurant is known for its fresh perch and hand-battered onion rings.  A virtual turn-of-the-20th-century time capsule, Clementine’s features a massive wood bar, original tin ceilings and brickwork, and photographs of the early days in South Haven. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, it extensive menu is sure to have something for everyone.  A second location, Clementine’s Too in St. Joseph, sits on the banks of the St. Joseph River, offering fantastic views of the river and boating activity, an outdoor dining patio, and you can order the same delicious dishes that are on the menu at the South Haven location.  For hours of operation and to check out the menu, visit www.ohmydarling. com.  Clementine’s does not accept reservations.

A Taste of Italy

South Haven’s 1 st Restaurant & Winery OUTDOOR SEATING

Featuring: Palazzolo’s Gelato and Desserts

FOR the last 4 years Voted South Haven’s Best Italian Restaurant

Dine-In • Take out

(269) 637-FOOD (3663)

330 Center Street • South Haven, MI 49009 7 Days A Week • 11 am - Close

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Open 7 Days

SOUTH HAVEN 500 Phoenix St. 269-637-4755 ST. JOSEPH 1235 Broad St. 269-983-0990

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ore than a just golf course, HawksHead in South Haven pairs championship play with relaxing getaway. This 18hole traditional links-style course designed by Arthur Hills is set among West Michigan’s rolling dunes and woodlands less than two miles from the Lake Michigan shoreline. The on-site Inn at Hawkshead overlooks the lush course and is prepared to pamper you. A beautifully restored Old English Tudor Mansion, its nine rooms with private baths are elegantly appointed with old world touches yet offer modern conveniences; and a delicious complimentary continental breakfast is served right to your room. New this year at HawksHead is the Lynn Crist Golf Academy that offers beginner group lessons, junior clinics, league private lesson packages, and more. After a morning or afternoon out on the scenic fairways and manicured greens, a memorable meal awaits you at HawksHead’s full-service fine-dining restaurant. Serving lunch and dinner, the dining room features panoramic views of the golf course and an upscale menu of appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, desserts, and an extensive wine list. You can also grab a burger and a brew at the pub with its laid-back old-time atmosphere. For more information, to reserve tee times or a room, or check out the menu, visit HawksHead on Facebook, online at www.hawksheadlinks. com, or call (269) 639-2121.

or “Hot Eats and Cool Treats” the Dairy Queen in downtown South Haven can’t be beat! Enjoy a DQ burger, hot dog, wrap, or salad and top it off with one of its famous frosty treats, including the original DQ Blizzard.  Dine inside or venture outside atop the wooden deck upstairs that overlooks beautiful downtown South Haven. For more information, call (269) 637-6671 visit www.dairyqueensouthhaven.com

SHORELINE WELLNESS CENTER Fitness, fun, and feeling good! EmErgEncy DEpartmEnt 955 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

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Cardio/Strength Training • Personal Training Group Exercise • Specialty Programs Indoor Track • Basketball Court • Aquatics Family Time Activities • Childcare

Summer Memberships available! Call us today to learn more!

269.639.2949

950 South Bailey Ave., South Haven, MI 49090 269.639.2949 • www.shorelinewellness.org

Own an RV Site in beautiful South Haven Sunny Brook RV Resort SOUTH HAVEN SUNNY BROOK RV RESORT

In South Haven, MI, near Lake Michigan

SunnyBrookRVResort.com 888.499.5253 www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

Our sites are set in a beautiful, private community with 65 acres. Amenities include; heated pool, hot tub, shuffle board courts, 6,000 sq/ft clubhouse that offers a business center, fitness center and much more. Enjoy fishing at Sunny Brook’s private lake or its sandy beach. summer

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BIG APPLE BAGELS 15 S. Waverly Rd. • Holland (616) 394-0470 BOATWERKS RESTAURANT 216 Vanraalte Avenue • Holland (616) 396-0600 butch’s 44 East 8th Street • Holland 616-396-8227 city VU Bistro 61 E. 7th Street • Holland 616-796-2114 CRANE’S IN THE CITY 11 East 8th Street • Holland (616) 796-2489 CRAZY HORSE STEAKHOUSE & SALOON On Lakewood Boulevard • West of US-31, Holland (616) 395-8393 CURRAGH TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB 73 East 8th Street • Downtown Holland (616) 393-6340 DE BOER’S BAKKERIJ & RESTAURANT 360 Douglas Avenue • Holland (616) 396-2253 HOG WILD BBQ 154 West Lakewood Blvd. • Holland (616) 394-9453 MARIO’S PIZZA 850 Butternut Dr. • Holland (616) 399-2570 NEW HOLLAND BREWING COMPANY 66 East 8th Street • Downtown Holland (616) 355-6422 OTTAWA BEACH INN 2155 Ottawa Beach Road • Holland (616)399-9220

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FIREKEEPERS CASINO - NIBI 11177 Michigan Ave. • Battle Creek (877) FKC-8777 FIREKEEPERS CASINO - MIJEM BUFFET 11177 Michigan Ave. • Battle Creek (877) FKC-8777 CLEMENTINE’S 1235 Broad Street • St. Joseph (269) 983-0990 RYE BELLES RESTAURANT & BAR 518 Broad Street • St. Joseph (616) 392-6883 CLEMENTINE’S 500 Phoenix Street • South Haven (269) 637-4755 DAIRY QUEEN 555 Phoenix • South Haven (269) 637-4755 MARIA’S 330 Center Street • South Haven (269) 637-FOOD THE INN AT HAWKSHEAD 523 Hawksnest Drive • South Haven (269) 639-2121 CLEARBROOK GOLF 6494 Clearbrook Drive • Saugatuck (269) 857-2000 RAVINES GOLF CLUB 3520 Palmer • Saugatuck (269) 857-1616 EVERYDAY PEOPLE CAFE 11 Center Street • Downtown Douglas (269) 857-4240 WILD DOG GRILLE 24 Center Street • Douglas (269) 857-2519 CRANE’S PIE PANTRY on M-89 • 1.5 mile west of Fennville (269) 561-2297 ALPEN ROSE RESTAURANT 4 East 8th Street • Downtown Holland (616) 393-2111 BEECHWOOD INN 380 Douglas Avenue • Holland (616) 396-2355 BIG APPLE BAGELS 119 S. Washington • Holland (616) 355-0077

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FRANK’S BURGERS 134 E. Main St. • Zeeland (616) 772-7085 PUBLIC 131 E. Main Street • Zeeland (616) 772-9772 A & L FARMS & RESTAURANT 13930 Lake Michigan Drive, West Olive (616) 842-2523

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MORNING STAR CAFE 711 Washington • Grand Haven (616) 844-1131

RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT 401 N. Seventh • Grand Haven (616) 846-3740

BIG APPLE BAGELS 1970 E. Apple Ave. • Muskegon (231) 773-4777

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KAZUMI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 3710 S. Harvey • Muskegon (231) 798-1718

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Curragh Traditional Irish Pub — Holland

Beechwood Inn — Holland

Public — Zeeland

Salt & Pepper — Holland summer

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House — Grand Rapids April 13 Wheel Run Together 5K & 10K Run Allendale April 13 Town Crier 5K & 10K Runs / Kids’ Fun Run Saugatuck   April 13 Triple Creek Dash 5K Three Rivers   April 20 Katty Shack 5K Run / Walk & 1M Run / Walk  Grand Haven May 4 Tulip Time Run 5K Run / Walk, 8K Run, Kids Fun Run Holland   May 4 2013 Run for the Buds 5K Run / Walk St.   Joseph May 18 WYLD Wild West 5K Ferrysburg   May 18 Run, Walk & Rock for Lory’s Place 5K Walk / Run & Kids’ Fun Run St.   Joseph

May 18-19 Relay for Life Montague May 25 Kickoff to Summer Run Tri-Cities Family YMCA Grand Haven   May 25 Pennies from Heaven 5K Walk / Run  St. Joseph May 31-June 1 Relay for Life Muskegon   June 1 Double Time Triathlon / Duathlon / Aquabike Vicksburg   June 8-9 Relay for Life Fennville   June 13-16 35th Strides for Life 2013 25-50-75-100-mile Runs Holland   June 15 Striders Swan Creek Run 50K and 10K Runs Allegan  

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GUN LAKE CASINO - Sand Hill Cafe 1123 129th Avenue. Wayland, MI (269)792-7777

June 15 Spring Lake Heritage Fest 5K 5K Run / Walk Spring Lake June 22 Mercy Health Seaway Run – Health Expo on June 21 15K and 5K Run / Walk Muskegon   June 23 Bear Lake Triathlon / Duathlon Muskegon   June 25 Zeeland Zoom 5K Run / Walk Zeeland   June 29-30 Third Coast Relay 200M Relay Holland to Traverse City   July 6 Grand Haven Triathlon Kids’ Race Grand Haven   July 6 Lakeshore Miracle Run Holland   July 7 Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon Grand Haven  

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August 10 Kids Get Active Triathlon Portage August 10 Blueberry Festival 5K Run / Walk South Haven   August 10-11 Relay for Life Allegan   August 17 Strides for Health 5K Run / Walk Allegan   August 17 Three Rivers Triathlon / Duathlon Three Rivers   September 1 Michigan Wine Trail Half Marathon Baroda   September 6 Mt. Baldhead 1K Little Feet, Big Feat Kids’ Challenge Douglas   September 7 Mt. Baldhead Challenge 2013 Douglas   September 21 South Beach Triathlon  South Haven September 28 Park2Park ½ Marathon & 5K Holland   September 28 Oktoberfest Marathon / Half Marathon Spring Lake   October 5 Eastown Fall Fest 5K Run / Walk Grand Haven   October 5 Nikki’s Shortcut 5K Run / Walk Three Oaks

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ucked between the folds of southern Lake Michigan’s soaring sand dunes and sparkling blue waters are the sister cities of Saugatuck and the Village of Douglas. Embraced by lush natural beauty, the area has been inspiring artists for more than a century, compelling them to build studios and establish galleries here. The “Art Coast of Michigan,” as the region has become known, celebrates its history and creativity every day of the year with gallery strolls and open houses, jazz concerts, art fairs, heritage walks, culinary tours, and more. A walk on Saugatuck’s boardwalk and village streets takes you past glistening yachts, sleek sailboats, charter-fishing vessels, marinas, shops, restaurants, gazebos, and the hand-cranked Saugatuck Chain Ferry. This quaint piece of Victorian technology will transport you across the Kalamazoo River to one of the most fabulous beaches in the world – the award-winning Oval Beach – in a matter of minutes. And if this seems a little tame, you can climb aboard a dune schooner with its over-sized tires and open-air seating for a thrilling ride over the rolling mountains of sand along the Lake Michigan shoreline. For more information about the Saugatuck/Douglas area, stop in at the new Saugatuck/Douglas Visitor & Convention Bureau Welcome Center at 95 Blue Star Highway (the former You’nique Art Gallery building), visit www.saugatuck.com, or call (269) 857-1701. www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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n alluring assortment of art galleries and studios, boutiques, and specialty shops await you in historic Saugatuck. Stroll downtown’s lively sidewalks where towering old-growth trees offer cooling shade, and fresh lake breezes stir multi-colored flags and tinkle whimsical wind chimes. You’re sure to smile at the fanciful outdoor art and sculptures that adorn entryways, gardens, and street corners. And you’ll delight in the unique treasures local shop owners have selected especially for your gift-giving needs – from antiques, original art, and sweet confections to custom jewelry, skyscraping shoes, and teas from exotic shores.

269-857-1195 ~ Saugatuck@kilwins.com 152 & 121 Butler Street · Saugatuck, MI Summer Hours: Sun-Thur 10a.m.-11p.m. ~ Fri-Sat 10a.m. – 12a.m.

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andcrafted excellence with a personal touch. That’s what you’ll get at Koorey Creations in Saugatuck (and Tupac, AZ). Three generations of the Koorey family, long-time jewelry masters, hand craft unique gold and gemstone jewelry, paying special attention to detail, comfort, and wear-ability. Featuring exquisite gemstones, and specializing in Australian Boulder Opals and Drusy quartz, Koorey Creations offers unique rings for women and men, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and more. They also provide services such as appraisals, repairs, scrapping old gold, and custom designing. For an heirloom-quality piece that dazzles the eye and stirs your soul, stop by Koorey Creations on Hoffman Street. For more information and hours of operation, visit Koorey Creations online at www.kooreycreations.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 857-8050.

gliks.com

Billbong • Hurley • Fox • Silver • TOMS • Sperry • Quiksilver

234 Butler St. • Saugatuck, MI (269) 455-5137

NOW 60% - 70% off!

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 857-1189 Open Weekends November-March www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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Star of Saugatuck

Big wheels keep on turnin’... rollin’ on the river

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s the “Star of Saugatuck II” moves away from the dock, the soothing swoosh of water over twin red paddle wheels and fresh lake breezes will ease you into a vacation state of mind. During the hour-and-a-half-long narrated sightseeing tour, you will learn about local history and landmarks, see boats of all shapes and sizes, as well as quaint cottages and million-dollar homes. On occasion, you may even catch a glimpse of wildlife including bald eagles and blue heron. You can choose from morning, afternoon, and evening sails that cruise up the Kalamazoo River into Kalamazoo Lake, and weather permitting, into Lake Michigan. Onboard concessions offer chips, candy, soft drinks, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The 2013 sailing season kicks off on May 4. For more information, visit www.saugatuckboatcruises.com or call (269) 857-4261.

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et your ticket to ride at Saugatuck Dune Rides, one of West Michigan’s premier attractions. You can feel the excitement build as you climb aboard the bright blue, open-air buggy with over-sized tires. Dune schooners as they’re called, seat up to 18, and are built to sail over rolling mountains of sand and along Cruise the sand dunes between the Lake Michigan shoreline. This thrill ride cruises through Lake and Lake Michigan on one of Michigan’s most beautiful lakeshore destinations and Goshorn a “dune schooner”, operated and takes 35-40 minutes. Several stops along the route give you guided by Saugatuck Dune Rides. the opportunity to take photographs of the stunning scenery, and allow your guide to talk about dune vegetation, wildlife, and local history, including the story of the ‘lost’ town of Singapore. For more information, hours of operation and pricing, visit Saugatuck Dune Rides at www.saugatuckduneride.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 857-2253.

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n the banks of the meandering Kalamazoo River, tucked away among Saugatuck’s towering dunes and deep green forests, is Ox-Bow School of the Arts and Artists’ Residency. For more than 100 years, this renowned school, affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been a dedicated artists’ colony offering a place of reflection and inspiration for artists desiring to totally immerse themselves in their work. During the summer months students of all ages and abilities take up residence on the tranquil campus and study with respected faculty from well-known institutions from around the world. On June 7, Ox-Bow hosts its first in a series of six Open Studio nights. On these nights from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., students, fellows, and artists-in-residence mount an exhibit of their work in a variety of mediums including ceramics, glass, painting and drawing, sculpture, metals, papermaking, and more. You can browse artists’ studios, watch live demonstrations, and participate in an auction of artists’ creations. A free shuttle runs from St. Peter’s Church in Saugatuck to Ox-Bow every 15 minutes. Additional dates for the Friday evening Open Studio events are June 21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16. For more information about Ox-Bow, visit www.ox-bow.org or call (269) 857-5811. The highly-regarded summer art school, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, offers artists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to study and create on the historic campus.

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aura Durham and the MIll Pond Realty staff are known for providing impeccable professional service and personalized attention. Clients can choose from over 50 different properties for rent; including luxurious homes with million dollar views and cozy lakeside cottages. If you are considering buying a home in the area, Mill Pond offers property management options. Enjoy your new home when you want to; then if you’d like, rent it out when it’s convenient. It’s smart, and Mill Pond Realty makes it easy. Visit www.millpondrealty.com for more information and listings. (269)-857-1477.

Experience a European Tradition of Sampling the Freshest Selection of Small Batch & Artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oils And Balsamic Vinegars From All Over The World.

220 Culver St. • Saugatuck, MI 49453 (269) 857-5900 • olivemillsaugatuck.com www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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amed a “Must Play in Michigan” by Golf Digest, the Arnold Palmer-designed Ravines signature course is the premier golf course in the Saugatuck/Douglas area. With 18 scenic holes and great staff, you’ll see why it is a “must play.” Ravines’ Arnie’s Cottage restaurant features a simple menu for golfers or those looking to grab a quick bite. For more information or to book a tee time, visit Ravines Golf Club online at www.ravinesgolfclub. com, on Facebook, or call 888-865-8491.

“This Arnold Palmer Signature course is a must play when you visit West Michigan!” — Golf Digest

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augatuck Michigan has one of the oldest handcranked chain ferries in America. It operates only in the summer and takes visitors across the Kalamazoo River by an operator hand-cranking it along a chain that stretches across the river. Saugatuck has had a ferry crossing on the river since 1838 and it’s the last of its kind on the Great Lakes. Three pullies keep it in line as it is being pulled across the Kalamazoo River. This is an unusual operation to watch. When it is ready to cross the Kalamazoo River, the operator takes a can of compressed air and blows a very loud whistle (airhorn) alerting all boat traffic to stop. The operator turns a crank on the inside and this pulls the ferry along the chain. The ferry goes from downtown Saugatuck across the river and back.

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stablished in 1926, Clearbrook Golf Club’s course just keeps getting better with age. Its most recent accolades come from the editors of Golf Digest’s Places to Play Guide, who gave Clearbrook 4.5 stars out of 5, and rated it “superior” for Pace of Play and Value. This championship layout in the Saugatuck/Douglas area is well-groomed and beautifully landscaped with water and woods on nearly every hole; and recent improvements and upgrades will only make it better. Its Grill Room restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. For more information or to book a tee time, visit Clearbrook online at www.clearbrookgolfclub.com, on Facebook, or call (269) 857-2000.

VOUCHER

Receive a $10 voucher per person to spend in the Golf Shop and Grill Room.

Call (888) 865.8491 www.RavinesGolfClub.com

*No cash value. Must present voucher on the day of play valid only on a pre-booked Rack Rate (non-discounted) round using PROMO CODE: SVG10. Limit 1 use per person per year. Good for up to 4 players. Limited availability. Offer expires 9/15/13.

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Great Lakes Manor & Cottages

“Close to the beach, close to town, but still away from it all . . .”

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nuggled between Kalamazoo Lake and the Lake Michigan shoreline is the graceful Great Lakes Manor & Cottages (formerly Deer Creek Cottages). The first indication you have arrived some place special is the towering century-old oak trees shading the lush green lawn and the lovingly tended flower beds that line the drive. Built in the 1870s, the newly renovated Manor house offers a comforting blend of Victorian charm and 21st century convenience. Five bedrooms, four baths, a fully-equipped modern kitchen for gourmets on the go, and screened-in porch make this vacation retreat a true home-away-from home! Also on the grounds are two one-bedroom cottages and one studio cottage, each fullyequipped with its own private bath, kitchenette, cable television with DVD player, and wooden decks with patio chairs. This informal country retreat lends itself well for romantic getaways as well as large-group gatherings and family reunions. Amenities include a game room, hot tub, laundry facilities, and internet access. For more information about Great Lakes Manor, special packages, and rental rates, visit www.greatlakesmanor.com, or call 888-458-1113.

Buy, Sell, Rent, Dream with Confidence

Whether you’re searching to purchase your dream home, the perfect vacation rental, or require property management, you can rely on the local authority – Mill Pond Realty and Laura Durham, licensed broker since 1982.

747 Water Street, Saugatuck, Michigan 49453 (269) 857-1477 • (888) 528-7238 www.millpondrealty.com • www.saugatuckrealestate.com Building memories along the lakeshore! www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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Welcome to

2013 Douglas Calendar of Events May 4 Spring Preview / Art & All that Jazz   June 8 Art & All That Jazz 27 Douglas Social   July 4            Harbor Fireworks 6 Art & All that Jazz 11 Douglas Social 25 Douglas Social   August 3 Art & All that Jazz 8 Douglas Social 15 Sidewalk Sales 22 Douglas Social   September 7 Mt. Baldhead Challenge (15K) 7 Wine Stroll / Art & All that Jazz 28 Oktoberfest

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istoric Douglas, Saugatuck’s sister city, not only shares its sibling’s warm sense of community and a stunning stretch of Lake Michigan dunes and sunny sandy beach, it also shares her passion for the arts. Over the years, Douglas has distinguished itself throughout the Midwest as an interior designer’s dream destination.  Here you will find the shops, studios, and galleries of nationally-acclaimed designers, architects, and artisans who have been inspired by the natural beauty of the area and made it their home. Douglas’s downtown retail district offers a fine selection of galleries, shops, and boutiques, as well as an eclectic collection of cafés and award-winning gourmet restaurants.  Dine al fresco on umbrella-bedecked porches or in relaxing garden patios; or head inside to experience quiet casual sophistication.  A full calendar of events in Douglas includes monthly gallery strolls, jazz concerts, community socials, and exciting old-time baseball games.  And with the beach just a short walk from the heart of town, you can plan your day to include exploring the village and playing in the surf, sun, and sand!  You may even want to wander down to the water’s edge with your sweetie to watch a spectacular sunset over Lake Michigan.

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October 12-13 Fall Gallery Stroll / Art & All that Jazz 26 Halloween Parade November 23 Holiday Preview   December Every Sat “December in Douglas”

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The Wild Dog Grille in Douglas has a wonderful shaded patio perfect for sipping ice tea, or if you prefer something refreshing with a little more kick! Large, comfortable, tucked back just a bit from the street but still offering a great view for people watching, the patio provides a perfect respite. Casual diners will find a diverse menu with freshly prepared offerings.

Did Somebody say Sambuca? Savory dusted shrimp, garlic, shallot, sundried tomato, sambuca, basil & a touch of cream, in a puff pastry. It’s called Drunken Shrimp Sambuca on the menu at Everyday People Cafe. We call it fantastic. Check out their creative, chef inspired menu (and awards) at www.EverydayPeopleCafe.com.

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ou’ll find the heart of downtown Douglas’s shopping district on Center Street. Many eclectic boutiques, shops, and galleries have found homes here in lovingly preserved historic buildings.  Browse everything from high-end home décor and hard-to-find antiques to trendy clothing and accessories, fine art, and designer-inspired hand-crafted jewelry.  Whether you need a single item to complete a decorative grouping in your living room, a custom-made piece for your vacation home, or a brilliant bauble for yourself, you’re sure to find it here.

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ummer sizzles at Douglas’s Summer Socials. Every other Thursday evening beginning June 27 and running through August 22, the town turns out at Beery Field downtown to socialize with old friends and make new acquaintances.  Enjoy live entertainment, great food, and local beers and wines.  You can also hop aboard an open-air trolley for a free narrated tour of historic Douglas.  And kids love the special playground area just for them! 

The Most Unusual Antiques and Gifts in Southwest Lower Michigan!

“Casual Dining At It’s Finest”

2918 Blue Star Hwy. Douglas, MI 49406 269-857-6100

“If you could only have one meal.” —Alan Soloman, Chicago Tribune

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estled in southwest Michigan’s bountiful fruit belt is the quaint little town of Fennville. While the city is probably best known for its annual fall Goose Festival, it’s the nearby vineyards, orchards, and family farms that have helped mold its bucolic character.  Here you can enjoy an afternoon of vineyard tours and wine tastings at Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar or pick-your-own fruit in season at Crane Orchards U-pick.  Downtown offers award-winning restaurants, The Children’s Museum of Fennville, farmers market, a summer concert series, and an historic bed and breakfast inn.  Nearby Hutchins Lake is great for boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing; or in less than 10 minutes, you can bask on Lake Michigan’s expansive white sand beaches.  The Saugatuck/Douglas area, with its many fine art galleries and eclectic boutiques, is a ten-minute drive; and if you want to experience a little Dutch culture, Holland is just 20 minutes away.

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at, drink, and be merry at Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar in Fennville. This award-winning family-owned and operated 230-acre vineyard and winery complex offers fun and informative wine tasting tours and a host of special events throughout the year. The 2013 event lineup includes: “Girls’ Afternoon Out” on May 18 (reservations required). Watch as Chef Christine Ferris demonstrates how to make sauces, jams, and jellies. On July 5, 20, and August 2, bring your family and friends for a “Picnic in the Vineyards” (reservations required). You bring the grillmaster and the winery provides everything else – wine, food, grill, and live entertainment! And on June 22, Fenn Valley kicks off the beginning of summer with its annual “Fenn Valley Wine Fest & Open House.” Enjoy outdoor wine tasting, ethnic foods, and great music. No reservations necessary. Established in 1973, Fenn Valley’s reds, whites, and rosés continue to bring home scores of gold, silver, and bronze medals from state, national, and international competitions. At the 2012 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition, Fenn Valley received a Best in Class Double Gold for its Vignoles Reserve 2011, and Gold medals for its Capriccio, 2011 Cabaret Rosé, 2011 Edelzwicker, and Premier Cuveé. For more information and to make a reservation for special event, visit www. fennvalley.com, or call (800) 432-6265.

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Mark your Calendar June 22 • 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fenn Valley Wine Festival, Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar

Enjoy an afternoon of fun with tastings in the vineyards, wine demonstrations, live music, ethnic foods, and more. For more information, visit www.fennvalley.com or call (800) 432-6265.

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amed a “Best of 2012 Michigan Lakes Area Destination” by The Destination Guide (an online travel site that touts the “best places to eat, sleep, drink, and have fun,”), Cranes Pie Pantry Restaurant and Bakery in Fennville adds another award to its lengthy list of accolades. Surrounded by lush orchards and farmlands, the familyowned and operated restaurant and bakery serves up mouthwatering made-from-scratch food including soups, sandwiches made with fresh-baked bread, fruit pies (using fruit grown on the family farm!), desserts, fruit preserves, and fresh-pressed cider. And the vast collection of antiques, collectibles, and artifacts on display in the dining room will make you feel like you’re at grandma’s house! New on the pie menu is Meme’s Chicken Pot Pie, available already baked or frozen so you can prepare it at home. You can also take home any of their cakes, strudels, crisps, or homemade pies – including their awardwinning apple pie – fresh baked or frozen. Or you can order online for delivery right to your door! Be sure to visit Crane’s website for monthly discount coupons and to see which fruits are being harvested. For more information, hours of operation, and to view the menu, visit Crane’s online at www.cranespiepantry.com or call (269) 561-2297.

Vineyards & Wine Cellar

Enjoy a true farm to bottle experience. Visit Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar and sample from more than 25 award winning wines. You’ll discover what we mean when we say it’s...

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ust an easy drive into the West Michigan countryside sits the charming town of Allegan. Situated on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, the cozy town’s streets are treelined and welcoming. The restored 1919 Art Deco Regent Theatre shows firstrun movies daily. The afternoon shows are free! Call for 296-673-2737 for showtimes. Fennville: Home to one of the area’s finest wineries: and also a historic orchard, bakery and restaurant, Fennville is a just few minutes from Saugatuck & Douglas. Both Crane’s and Fenn Valley welcome to you discover and enjoy mother nature’s bounty as you traverse the rolling countryside. If you are a quilter, make a beeline to Custom Quilts Unlimited, where you find a wide range of fabrics and supplies.

400 QUALITY DEALERS LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH APRIL 29 Located at the Allegan fairgrounds. MAY 27 Downtown Allegan, Michigan JUNE 24 200 inside exhibitors, 200 outside JULY 29 AUG. 26 Michigan Largest SEPT. 30 $4 adm. & free parking 8AM - 4PM

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elkom to Holland, a charming west Michigan lakeshore city that wears its Dutch heritage with pride! From its towering historic windmill and acres of multi-colored tulip gardens, to its quaint old-world architecture and big city sophistication, “Holland is a Pure Michigan delight!” Delve into Dutch culture at many area museums and attractions, including Windmill Island, home of “DeZwaan,” an authentic 250-year-old windmill.  Its soaring blades reach as high as a 12-story building!  And don’t be surprised if you find yourself stepping along with the talented klompen dancers as they kick, clap, and twirl to Dutch folk tunes in colorful costumes and hand-carved wooden shoes.  Holland’s award-winning downtown is both historic and hip.  Enjoy first-class shopping and dining experiences and a diversity of happenings and activities all summer long –concerts, farmers market, the Street Performer Series, and the kid-approved Splash Pad.  One of Michigan’s most photographed lighthouses, “Big Red,” stands majestically at the entrance to Holland Harbor; and one of the state’s most popular Lake Michigan beaches is in Holland State Park.  For more information visit the Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at its new location in downtown Holland (78 E. 8th Street), visit them online at www.holland.org, or call (800) 506-1299.

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teeped in history and abloom with lots of flowers and charm, Holland’s award-winning downtown is a destination in its own right. Follow the brick sidewalks to trendy boutiques and sleek galleries where you can shop a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind jewelry, antiques, fine art and crafts, upscale and resort apparel, home décor, and more.  For a quick pick-me-up or a night out on the town, downtown Holland features upscale restaurants, contemporary cafés, and popular brew pubs.  Many showcase regional and gourmet cuisine and offer al fresco dining and live entertainment.

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rom blue jeans to black tie, Yeta’s in downtown Holland is where the “chic, modern woman shops.” Specializing in fine fashions for women wearing sizes 12 to 24, Yeta’s car-

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ll’s fair at The Bridge, Holland’s fair trade store. Dedicated to promoting the fair trade of artisans’ goods from developing countries around the globe, the newly remodeled store is a melting pot of cultures and commodities created from sustainable, fair trade materials.  Here you will find eye-catching collections of unique hand-made beaded jewelry, casual clothing, colorful scarves, woven wall hangings, home décor items, coffee and tea, baskets, and so much more.  Your purchase supports fair wages and safe working conditions for the artisans.  Staffed by volunteers, The Bridge is an outreach of Holland’s Western Theological Seminary.  For more information and hours of operation, visit The Bridge on Facebook, or call (616) 392-3977.

ries everything from bathing suits and casual and career wear, to formal wear and accessories. “We cater "Feel comfortable, to the modern confident woman on the

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go,” says Yeta Bakker, boutique owner. “We want her to feel comfortable, confident, and elegant.”  At Yeta’s you will find collections from Lafayette 148 New York, Neon Buddha, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ), Ming Wang, and Comfy USA, as well as a full complement of accessories from jewelry to evening bags. “Our customer service is impeccable.  We pay close attention to fit and style,” added Bakker.  Staff is knowledgeable and friendly and committed to going the extra mile to help you find that perfect piece.  Yeta’s also offers expert alterations, and you can make an appointment to shop for that special occasion ensemble or a new wardrobe.  While Yeta’s caters to sizes 12-24, they will special order smaller sizes in their special occasion lines.  Look for trunk shows held throughout

CELEBRATE the sights, sounds and textures of

the year and a fall fashion show. For more information and hours, call (616) 393-5950, or e-mail yetasfashions@gmail.com.

intriguing creations handcrafted by skilled artisans from

Outstanding Selection of Cards, Gifts & Souvenirs

30 Third World countries. Jewelry • Pottery Basket & Bags Clothing & Nativities

Lighthouse Puzzle

18 W. 8th Street Downtown Holland

616-392-3977

An outreach project of Western Theological Seminary

616-396-6518

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2013 Summer Concert Series in Kollen Park Sponsored by Huntington Bank -

Brought to you by the City of Holland’s Recreation Department and sponsor, Huntington Bank – Starting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  (Acts Subject to Change)   June 14 – Brian VanderArk:  Singer, songwriter, former lead singer for Michigan’s own Verve Pipe.    June 21 – Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys:  American Roots Music including honky tonk, country, blues, and rockabilly in the style of a bygone era.     June 28 – The Susan Harrison Band:  “Multi-colored music for kids of all ages.”  A blend of rootsy folk rock, jazzy pop, and alternative country.    July 5 – No concert due to July 4th holiday.   July 12 – POST530:  High energy classic rock and blues.   July 19 – The Niche’ Band:  Classic songs from the ‘60s to today’s hits.   July 26 – Yellow Brick Road Dueling Pianos:  Sing-a-long to music that spans the decades in this high energy show.   August 2 – Tejano Sound Band:  One of Lansing’s premier Tejano bands.   August 9 – Nobody’s Darlin’:  Old timey music by West Michigan’s all-girl old-time string band.    August 16 – Nowhere Band:  Beatles Celebration band plays classic Beatles tunes.

In downtown Holland on the historic campus of Hope College. • 50 beautifully appointed guest rooms • 10,000 sq ft of meeting & banquet space • Near shopping & fine dining 225 College Avenue 616-395-7200 or 800-903-9142 www.haworthinn.com

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here’s no place like Home & Company for finding unique touches that make a house a home. This cozy shop in downtown Holland carries a wide assortment of gift and home décor items including inspirational wall art, customizable serving pieces, Willow Tree figurines, stylish picture frames, a vast selection of Tervis Tumblers, and everyone’s favorite refrigerator accessory – magnets! For hours of operation or to shop online, visit www.myhomeandcompany.com. You’ll also find My Home & Company on Facebook or you can call (616) 393-0305.

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ooh, baby, if you can’t find it at Tip Toes, it probably doesn’t exist! This baby-chic boutique in downtown Holland carries everything you’ll need to keep your little one looking awesomely accessorized and quintessentially cute! You’ll find all kinds of clever gear including diaper bags, strollers, fashionable upscale clothing for babies and young children, books, educational toys, and so much more. And you can shop in ease while your children play in Tip Toes’ giant turquoise tree house! For more information, hours of operation, or to shop online, visit www.tiptoesonline.com. You’ll also find Tip Toes on Facebook, or you can call (616) 298-2345.

Full Service Salon

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Peachwave Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt “It’s healthy. It’s delicious. It’s fun!” It’s the new Peachwave Self Serve Frozen Yogurt in downtown Holland. This serveyourself yogurt shop features a revolving selection of 16 flavors and more than 50 fruity and fun toppings allowing you to “make your own masterpiece!” “We’ll introduce new flavors every week and will look to our customers to help us make those selections,” said Boyd Feltman, owner. “We also have smoothies using our flavor recipes, or you can make up your own combinations.” Whether you want a little or a lot, because you are serving yourself, you control the portion size, the amount of topping or toppings you put on, and the price. Once you have completed your creation, you have it weighed at the check-out station and pay according to weight. A healthy alternative to fast food, 90 percent of Peachwave yogurt is fat-free. High in protein and calcium, the yogurt is packed with live and active cultures, and also comes in lactose-free and sugar-free flavors. Find out more about Peachwave on Facebook, or online at www.peachwaveyogurt.com.

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epending on which way the wind is blowing, you may get a whiff of the spicy scent of pickles as you stroll the Heinz Waterfront Walkway. This award-winning pathway starts at the Heinz pickle factory on 16th Street just a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants in downtown Holland.  Hugging the southern shoreline of Lake Macatawa, the walkway offers scenic lake views, fishing decks, a boat launching ramp, and benches for resting and enjoying the sights.  The walkway conveniently connects to the multi-use paved paths at Kollen Park, site of many summertime concerts and activities.

Create your own masterpiece. The possibilities are endless! self-serve frozen yogurt 16 delicious flavors that constantly change 50+ fresh fruit and fun toppings Enjoy Our Outdoor Seating

DOWNTOWN HOLLAND • 24 W 8th St 616.392.2282 | M-F 10-8 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-4 Also visit us in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids or on the Web.

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hat do acrobats, Elvis, magicians, musicians, dancers, jugglers, a stilt walker, balloon twisters, and face painters all have in common? They will be performing at downtown Holland’s annual Street Performers Series!  On Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning June 13 and running through August 29, you can watch these talented troubadours as they create a little night magic.  Streets are closed to automobile traffic, shops are open late for browsing, and restaurants and cafés have tables waiting for dining and enjoying the lively show.

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Downtown Holland is just minutes away from the Holland State Park, and gorgeous sunsets.

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CityFlatsHotel

ityFlatsHotel offers you an array of unique experiences under one roof including an eco-conscious overnight stay and a top-floor restaurant and bar that encapsulate the best view in all of Downtown Holland. CityFlatsHotel was the first LEED Gold Certified hotel in the mid-west and is accredited through the United States Green Building Council. The hotel offers an unrivaled overnight stay and is known for its 56 individuallydesigned eco-friendly rooms. The flooring in much of the hotel is made from cork because it is a renewable resource; green practices such as the use of only low-VOC adhesives improve overall air quality. Even your sleeping experience will be unlike any other as every room features locally produced CityDrem mattresses draped in soft bamboo linens. The hotel offers even more than a green overnight stay—it also features an eclectic restaurant, bar and coffee shop. With sweeping views of Downtown Holland, the fifth-floor CityVu Bistro is the premier spot to catch a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner overlooking the city. Walk-ins are welcome at the bistro where you’ll be able to enjoy new menu items each month. The bistro’s dishes are prepared using fresh locallysourced ingredients to create seasonal entrees. CitySen Lounge is located on the main floor and offers an assortment of liquid delights through a collection of Michigan-made beers, award winning wines and liquors. This award-winning wine bar is just one more reason to stop into CityFlatsHotel and experience the elegant yet relaxing atmosphere. You won’t want to forget about CityBrü Coffee either. Open 24 hours a day, CityBrü Coffee is the spot to revive your spirit. All are welcome to enjoy a cup of direct-trade coffee or specialty tea no matter the time—day or night.For more information visit cityflatshotel.com or call 616-796-2100.

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rom the old country to the new world, Holland Museum presents a diverse collection of art and artifacts that tell the story of this vibrant and historic west Michigan community. The museum’s permanent exhibitions include an extensive collection of Dutch fine and decorative arts spanning 400 years, and an historic paper collection highlighting the history of both the Netherlands and Holland, Michigan. In Wichers Gallery, June 14 through December 30, is “From Craft to Industry:  The Ship and Boat Builders of Holland.”  This special exhibit tells the story of Holland’s watercraft building industry from its earliest beginnings dating back to 1836.  Focusing on the personal stories of the men and women of Holland who built ships and boats, the exhibit delves into the creativity, skills, and tenaciousness they employed during challenging times. Be on hand the weekend of September 7-8, as the historic Van Raalte Farm hosts Holland Museum’s 5th Annual Civil War re-enactment extravaganza.  This free event features two days of music, portrayals of historic figures, medical scenarios, period-style vendors, a dinner and night fire, Dutch church service, and of course, battle re-enactments.    The Cappon and Settlers Houses, just a few short blocks from the museum, tell the story of Holland’s earliest settlers. The Cappon House is a beautifully restored Italianate Victorian home once occupied by Holland’s first mayor, Isaac Cappon. In it you will find one of the country’s largest collections of early Grand Rapids furniture.  The Settlers House is a quaint cottage of a working class family furnished with locally used objects from 1845-1880.  For more information about the museum and its special exhibits and events, visit www.hollandmuseum.org or call (616) 796-3329.

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in Holland

ake an international culinary tour without ever leaving Holland! This vibrant cosmopolitan city features a fine selection of restaurants that offer a melting-pot of menus. Here you can dine on oldworld recipes from Europe’s Alpen region, trendy New American cuisine, local farm-to-table fare, hearty Irish-American dishes, barbeque with a smoky southwestern flair, Italian, Mexican, Greek, and of course, the Netherlands! From fine dining with white linens and sparkling crystal to cool city casual and red solo cups, you’ll find a restaurant to fit your mood and your budget. When the summer wind comes blowin’ in there’s no better place to be than dining al fresco on the waterfront, atop a chic city rooftop, or at a neighborly outdoor dining patio. Many dining establishments are now open on Sundays and serve beer, wine, and spirits, too! And if you have special dietary needs, the Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide you with a list of restaurants that offer gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian options.

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t Butch’s in Holland, it’s all about marriage . . . the marriage of wine and food. From appetizers to house-made desserts, Butch’s seasonally changing menu incorporates the freshest locally-grown and produced ingredients to complement the restaurant’s extensive beverage offerings. Recipient of Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence, Butch’s has 700 wine labels from around the globe from which to choose, and more than 200 beers. And if you are a cocktail connoisseur, Butch’s mixologist can concoct your favorite classic cockNewly Remodeled Restaurant tail as well as More Inside Views of Lake Macatawa! the hottest new flavor combinations. Whether in the formal dining room, casual pub, sunny terrace, or private cellar rooms, Butch’s offers settings and innovative cuisine to match your mood and the occasion. As well as providing the highest quality food and drink, Butch’s staff also provides the most personalized service and comprehensive knowledge to present it. Family Extensive Menu featuring Seafood, Fresh Fish, And if you like the atmosphere at Butch’s in Steaks, Sandwiches, Burgers and More! Friendly Holland, you might also like Butch’s Without Casual Outdoor Dining and Bar Borders – vineyard tours in France, Italy, and Dining Banquet Facility | Catering | Outdoor Weddings Spain – with Butch as your host! For more information about upcoming tours, daily menu selections, and hours of operation, visit Butch’s online at www.butchs.net, on Facebook, or call (616) 396-8227. Bon Appétit! 616.396.0600 • 216 VanRaalte Avenue by Kollen Park Holland www.boatwerksrestaurant .com

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New Holland Brewing Co.

66 E. 8th Street, Downtown Holland • NewHollandBrew.com • (616) 355-6422

Sunny summer terrace 700 wines, 200 beers Innovative cuisine Fashionable dining room Grown-up cocktails Lively pub Elegant banquet room Knowledgeable staff Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence — and Butch

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Live entertainment lunch & dinner outside patio OPEN 7 DAYS “Named one of the Great Whisky Bars of the World” by Whisky Magazine

(616) 393-6340 44 East Eighth Street Holland MI 49423 Phone: 616.396.8227 butch@butchs.net e-newsletter | facebook | twitter

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ringing the taste of farm-fresh goodness to downtown Holland is CRANE’S IN THE CITY. This off-spring of Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Bakery in Fennville features the same delicious homemade soups and chili, sandwiches (served on warm homemade buns or bread), salads, and signature homemade pies (made with Michigan-grown fruit!) that are on the menu at Crane’s original location. There are also a few new surprises as well. Stop in for a meal, dessert and a latté, or to pick up a whole pie to take home for the entire family. CRANE’S IN THE CITY is a great spot to celebrate life’s special moments – birthdays, girlfriends’ get-togethers, or maybe even a toddler’s first donut. (Cider and donuts are available year-round!) Enjoy outdoor seating during the warmweather months, or if you are in a hurry, get something to go. For more information, visit www.cranesinthecity.com, look for daily specials on Facebook, or call (616) 796CITY (2489).

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he award-winning traditional Irish pub, The Curragh, serves up a heap ‘o fun along with its hearty Irish and American dishes and the best pint around! Named one of the great whisky bars of the world by Whisky Magazine, The Curragh offers more than four dozen single malts, blends, whiskies, bourbons, and ryes and more than 20 draught beers. Enjoy great food, live music, your favorite sporting events, and Team Trivia throughout the year. The Curragh also has one of the best patios in town for people watching. For more information, hours of operation, or food and drink specials, visit The Curragh online at www.curraghholland.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 393-6340.

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landmark in downtown Holland, the Alpen Rose Restaurant & Café delivers fresh, yet classic European dishes and American favorites in an elegant old-world atmosphere. Enjoy awardwinning service with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Café & Bakery serves fresh-baked pastries, coffee beverages, and deli-style items if you’re looking for a lighter bite. Two outdoor patios are available for enjoying the excitement of a summer evening in the city. For more information, hours of operation, and specials, visit Alpen Rose online at www.alpenroserestaurant.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 393-2111.

Family Owned Cafe with Casual Dining in a Relaxed Atmosphere.

616.396.3061

14 East 7th Street • Holland, MI • 49423

MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:00AM ‘TIL 4:00PM SATURDAY 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM DOWNTOWN HOLLAND 6th St. 7th St.

The Good Earth

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• Fresh Ground Coffees, Espresso Drinks, Smoothies • Old world style bagels made here from our own recipes • Muffins, scones, cookies and pastries - baked daily • Breakfast sandwiches and casseroles • Sandwiches with fresh sliced deli meats and cheeses on Good Earth breads and bagels • Panini’s and wraps - some vegatarian • Hot soups & chilis • Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit www.goodearthcafeofholland.com Convenient location with ample parking

Downtown Holland’s Legendary Favorite

4 East 8th Street • Holland, MI 49423 (616) 393-2111 • alpenroserestaurant.com BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • BAKERY B A N Q U E T S & W E D D I N G • C AT E R I N G

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s if you need an excuse to visit the lakeshore. Theodore’s, located inside The Baker Lofts in Holland, offers new American cuisine fused with Mediterranean, with the soul of a great Mexican chef. Chef Oscar mixes molecular and traditional cooking techniques to provide an all-around unforgettable dining experience. The sleek contemporary dining room is accented by colorful original local art and dining tables fashioned from re-purposed hardwood doors. Just as eclectic as the décor is the restaurant’s seasonally changing menu, which incorporates fresh, locally grown produce and ingredients. Theodore’s has a great wine list and full bar menu featuring specialty martinis. Join your friends on the patio for happy hour to cap off the day! For more information, hours of operation, and to check out daily specials, visit Theodore’s online at www.theodoresholland.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 392-6883.

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or an exceptional dining experience in the Holland area, you will want to pick Piper. Voted the “Most Romantic Restaurant” in West Michigan by readers of The Holland Sentinel, Piper overlooks beautiful Lake Macatawa where you can watch the sun set over the dunes while enjoying a gourmet meal and friendly service in a fine casual setting.  For additional information and hours, visit www.piperrestaurant.com or call (616) 335-5866.

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Casual Dining on Lake Macatawa Hours

Summer: Open 7 Nights at 5:00 p.m. Winter: Open Tue.-Sat. at 5:00 p.m.

616-335-5866

2225 South Shore Drive Macatawa, MI 49434 (5 miles west of Holland)

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Experience . . . Chef Oscar’s ever-evolving eats Included on George Aquino’s “13 West Michigan Restaurants To Visit In 2013”

217 E 24th St., Holland, MI (616) 392.6883 • theodoresholland.com • T-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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Voted BEST PIZZA In Holland*

Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center is a blast for kids of all ages. Take your kids (or your inner child) for a spin at Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center in Holland. Here you can press the pedal to the metal in Craig’s Go-Karts, Kiddie Carts, and Bumper Boats, test your athletic skills in the batting cages and on Mini-Golf Island, or play your favorite arcade game in the large air-conditioned game room. When you’ve worked up an appetite, grab homemade pizza and a refreshing beverage at Craig’s on-site restaurant. For more information about hours, special events, and parties, visit www.craigscruisers.com or call (616) 392-7300.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS One Side Sports Bar & One Side Family Dining

OPEN ALL YEAR!

Pizza • Pasta • Burgers Mexican • Sandwiches Salads • Cocktails Late Night Specials Relaxing Atmosphere 22 Seat Bar • 20 Flat Screen TVs NTN Trivia • NTN Poker Live Bands • Karaoke • Keno

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• Go Karts • Batting Cages • Bumper Boats • Kiddie Karts • Rocky Mountain Mini Golf • Large Air Conditioned Game Room • Slick Track (Silver Lake & Muskegon Locations) • Restaurant (Featuring Homemade Pizza)

open daily from 10 am to 11 pm (Shorter off-season hours)

www.craigscruisers.com

4 AREA LOCATIONS! MUSKEGON US-31 & Pontaluna 231-798-4936 HOLLAND US-31 & Chicago Drive 616-392-7300 Silver Lake Sand Dunes 231-873-2511 Grand Rapids US 131 & 54th Street 616-530-2900 special rates for Groups & Birthday parties

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razy Bounce is an indoor playground of massive inflatable structures that will keep your kids jumping, sliding and smiling all afternoon. Crazy Bounce is great for parties, but you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy Crazy Bounce. They are open year round, and offer special times for toddlers, air-conditioned comfort, an arcade, and supervisors on site. Learn more at www.crazy-bounce.com.

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here is no doubt that you will have a ‘berry’ good time at The Berry Bunch. The blueberries and cranberries featured at the market are grown on Blueberry Heritage Farm, a Certified USDA Organic farm by the Global Organic Alliance.   This third generation blueberry farm is the first grower of cranberries in Ottawa County in 100 years.  Offering a wide variety of products, the Berry Bunch market specializes in fresh, frozen, and dried blueberries and cranberries, as well as other blueberry and cranberry products including jams and preserves, salsas, mustards, and chocolate covered blueberries and raspberries.  In season, the market also carries other fruit varieties from neighboring farmers.  For more information, visit www.berry-bunch.com or call (616) 399-1677.

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f you drive west long enough on Lakewood Boulevard, Holland’s main route through the city’s northside, you’ll eventually come to the end of the road and the sparkling blue waters of Lake Michigan. But along the way, you’ll find some great one-of-a-kind shops that beg to be browsed.  Choose from boutiques that carry glamorous gowns and human-hair wigs and fashion accessories and a store that specializes cottage style home decor, ponds and water features for your backyard. And when your tummy starts to growl you can stop for bagels, brews, and savory casual cuisine that will silence the hungries.  

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West Michigan’s Largest & Finest Selection of High Quality Wigs lacefront • monofilament • handtied

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specializing in: Chemo • Alopecia • Trichotillomania Female Pattern Baldness • Everyday Wig Wearer

M-Th 11-10 • Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun 4-8 850 Butternut Drive • (616) 399-2570 www.mariospizzaholland.com

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iving a healthier lifestyle just got a little easier! Michigan-based Apple Valley Natural Foods brings you the very best in vegetarian, organic, and natural foods and products. This exclusively vegetarian, full-service natural foods store has five Michigan locations (Berrien Springs, the flagship store; Battle Creek; Cadillac; Grand Rapids; and Holland) and one store each in Illinois and Indiana. You’ll find fresh organic produce (select stores only); vegetarian meats; natural vitamins, supplements, and healthcare items; gluten-free and dairy-free products; and organic foods. If you’re not near a store, you can order canned and dry-goods online at www.avnf.com or by phone; Apple Valley ships all over the U.S. For more information, store locations, hours of operation, and to see the monthly specials flyers, visit Apple Valley Natural Foods online at www.avnf.com, or on Facebook. “Apple Valley Natural Foods – Whole Grains and a Whole Lot More!”

Salt & Pepper is a Tasty Casual Grill & Pub featuring a great selection of Michigan

Micro Brews, and an adventurous American pub menu. Owner Mike Karas brought over 18 years of restaurant experience to the table when he opened this new dining establishment located conveniently between Zeeland and downtown Holland. Mike describes Salt & Pepper Savory Grill & Pub as “A comfortable, neighborhood place where our guests can enjoy an array of great dishes and refreshments. Whether it’s an appetizer, a burger, pasta or prime rib, we are dedicated to your enjoyment. This is a laid-back place, where our guests are welcomed as our friends.” Check out their menu at www.saltandpepperpub. com, and visit them on Lakewood Blvd.

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he home decor featured in this delightful shop is a feast for the eyes. Easy to navigate & enjoyable to shop, the store is filled with colorful items for your home, your garden, and yourself. You’ll find a variety of hand crafted items, both large and small--dare we say--something for everyone? Yes! Then, enjoy the convenience of easy shipping too? It’s all right here. Send a postcard home and let them know how much you are enjoying this lovely stretch of Holland!

...words that describe our beautiful store and our handpainted, vintage furniture and unique goods. Purses • Scarves, Jewelry • Tag signs Box Signs • Photo frames • Toys by Melissa & Doug WoodWick Candles that crackle as they burn Throw Blankets & Pillows WindChimes • Garden Fountains & Feeders Collectibles by WillowTree, Dept 56 & Jim Shore

91 Douglas Ave. • Holland, MI (616) 392-7872 www.dykstrapost&home.com

M-F 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-4pm Closed Sundays & Holidays

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westerly direction and eventually you will reach Holland State Park and the Lake Michigan Beach. More than 1.2 million visitors are attracted to this State Park each year. Wide sandy beaches, picnic areas, great parking where you can walk right out on the sand and swim, surf or go fishing make this one of the most popular ports on the Great Lakes.

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ne of Michigan’s most popular state parks, Holland State Park has more than 140 lake-side acres and vast stretches of sandy Lake Michigan beach. A climb up the park’s new boardwalk and stair system, which rises 157 feet above Lake Michigan, offers views of Lake Macatawa, Holland’s iconic lighthouse – “Big Red,” and expansive views of glorious Lake Michigan sunsets.  Park facilities also include two large campgrounds, picnic areas, a playground, hiking and biking trails, a beach house, and a full-service, seasonal concession.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails or call (616) 399-9390.  

oted the “Best of West Michigan” by readers of the Holland Sentinel, Holland’s family-friendly Crazy Horse Steakhouse & Saloon has a devoted following from all over the Midwest. Now in its 18th year, Crazy Horse’s friendly, knowledgeable staff serves up quality steaks, sweet marinated chicken, fall-off-the-bone meaty ribs, fresh and flavorful seafood, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, your favorite bar beverages, and more for lunch and dinner. You’ll find a fun, southwestern décor in the dining room and dozens of dollar bills tacked to the walls. Deeply committed to the community and charitable causes, the donated dollars are rounded up a couple of times during the year and given to a charity. For more information, hours of operation, and a peek at the mouth-watering menu, visit Crazy Horse online at www.crazyhorsesteakhouse.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 395-8393. Reservations are recommended.

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Everything For Your Home, Garden & Gift Giving Needs. CAMPING, BEACH & PICNIC SUPPLIES

Weekdays 8 am - 8 pm • Sat. 8 am - 5 pm • Closed Sundays

(616) 396-2378 • 645 Ottawa Beach Road • Hol­land, MI • www.vwhardware.com

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olorful umbrellas fluttering on fresh lake breezes, gleaming white cottages, sunshine sparkling on wind-ruffled water, sounds of delight from the turquoise pool . . . Make The Beach House at Lake Street your home-away-from-home on your next family vacation or relaxing weekend getaway. Across the street from beautiful Lake Macatawa and within walking distance of expansive white sand beaches on Lake Michigan, this intimate resort offers eight luxuriously appointed cottagestyle townhomes (your choice of one, two, and three bedroom units), a private pool and hot tub, poolside patio grill, a pontoon boat, housekeeping services, and a helpful staff.  Whip up your favorite family recipes in the fully-equipped kitchen or dine out at any of the many restaurants, cafés, and pubs just a short drive away in downtown Holland.  Golf, tennis, swimming, and an exercise facility are also available for your use at nearby Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club.  To learn how you can own a piece of this charming paradise or to make a reservation, visit www.LakeMichiganBeachHouse.com or call (877) 399-6888.

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Eighth Street Holland Farmers Market Eighth Street Holland Farmers Market Located at the Eighth Street Market Place

ust a minute or two from downtown is charming Washington Square, home to Pereddies and The Biscuit. This historic neighborhood shopping district is bustling with an eclectic mix of shops, art, and dining, along with a healthy dose of pampering. Take the little jaunt outside of downtown Holland and you’ll be pleased at what you discover.

Open May 18 through December 7 • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Wednesdays & Saturdays Nearly 70 vendors sell everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, and plants to baked goods, floral arrangements, dairy products, and more.  While at the market you can also enjoy breakfast or lunch at the food court while watching street performers work their magic and play their tunes. 

Eighth Street Farmers Market – Chef Series

Every Saturday, May 18 through September 14 at 10:00 a.m., area chefs and foodies demonstrate how to make delightful dishes using fresh produce, herbs, and other ingredients from the market to create healthy, fast, and delicious meals.

Kids Market Activities are back this summer, too! Each week, June 5 through Au-

gust 28 on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, kids from pre-school through fifth grade can enjoy fun, educational, and free activities at the Farmers Market. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  

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Nelis’ Dutch Village “Experience a bit of Old Holland without leaving the States” at Nelis’ Dutch Village theme park. Authentic Dutch architecture, flowering gardens, canals, windmills, and costumed interpreters demonstrate village life in this re-creation of a Dutch village from more than 100 years ago.  Watch as costumed klompen dancers sway to Dutch folk music, listen to the music of Amsterdam street organs and the 25-bell carillon, sample Dutch food, visit the wooden shoe factory where you can see shoes carved by hand, and browse the village’s specialty shops filled with foods, gifts, and souvenirs imported from Holland.  Kids will enjoy riding the restored antique carousel, sliding down the giant wooden shoe slide, petting and feeding the farm animals, swinging on the Zweefmolen – a giant Dutch swing ride, peddling the new Petal Pumper cars, or taking village goats out for a walk!  Nelis’ Dutch Village opens for the season April 20.  For more information about Nelis’ Dutch Village, visit www.dutchvillage.com,or call (616) 396-1475.

Windmill Island Gardens This beautiful oasis on the outskirts of downtown Holland is reminiscent of the old-world Netherlands. Windmill Island’s centuries-old working Dutch windmill, “De Zwaan,” is the star attraction, towering over 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals, and picnic 2013 Tulip Time areas.  Each May 4-11 spring, more Now in its 84th year, than 150,000 the 2013 Tulip Time Festulips bloom tival celebrates Holland’s throughout the Dutch heritage amidst a gardens, while rainbow of millions of blooming other annual flowers tulips.  The week-long celebration of evand plants provide an explosion of color erything Dutch includes parades, a Town all summer long.  Crier Competition, Dutch dancers, and  Enjoy the performances of spectacular fireworks. costumed Dutch dancers Entertainment headliners this year in wooden shoes, take include Kenny Rogers; Chris Linn, a spin on the antique America’s Magical Funnyman; FiddleFire; Dutch carousel, or stop by New Odyssey; and The Second City.  An the Posthouse Museum, a arts and crafts fair, trolley tours, the Dutch replica of a 14th century wayside inn where Marktplaats, dinner shows, and a carnival you can view a presentation about windmills, round out the schedule of events.  For the Netherlands, and “De Zwaan.”  Windmill Island more information, visit www.tuliptime. is open April 20 through October 5.  For more com, or call (800) 822-2770. information, visit www.windmillisland.org or call (616) 355-1030. 2 0 1 3 www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com  


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Benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

May 31 – June 1 Cruising the Lakeshore Downtown Muskegon

Hundreds of hot rods and classic cars cruise the streets of Muskegon.

May 31 – June 1 Season Finale, West Michigan Symphony Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon   May 31 – June 2 Grand Haven Offshore Challenge Chinook Pier, Grand Haven  

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June – September Summer Concert Series Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids

World-renowned musicians headline the annual Summer Concert Series at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater.

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June 1 Paws 4 A Cause Fundraiser Saugatuck Yacht Club, Saugatuck June 1            Festival of Cars & Kruisin’ for Kylie Downtown South Haven   June 1 Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show Mill Point Park, Spring Lake   June 1-2 2nd West Coast Lighthouse Festival Ludington

Special events and extended hours at participating lighthouses on Michigan’s west coast.

June 2 Antiques on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph   June 6 Taste of White Lake Howmet Playhouse, White Lake   June 6-8 22nd Annual Antique Farm Power Club Show Muskegon County Fairgrounds, Fruitport   June 6-9 Vintage Camper Open House P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon   June 7 First Friday Gallery Walk C2C Gallery, Grand Haven  

June 7 Ox-Bow Open Studios Saugatuck

Students, fellows, and artists exhibit their work.

June 7-8 Viva Las Vegas Weekend Saugatuck

Benefit for the Saugatuck/Douglas fireworks.

June 7-8 Michigan Flywheelers’ Annual Swap Meet & Flea Market South Haven   June 7-9 Festival of the Arts Downtown Grand Rapids

This festival is a community showcase of the arts: visual, performance, culinary, and more. All performances and exhibits are free of charge.

June 7-9 White Lake Guitar Fest Montague   June 8 Art & All That Jazz Downtown Douglas

Stroll through galleries and shops while viewing artist demonstrations, mingling at artist receptions, and listening to live jazz. Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops open.  Dancing in the streets is allowed! 

June 8 Grand River Kayak Race Felix’s Marina, Grand Haven   June 8-9 National Marina Day Muskegon Lake, Muskegon   June 8-9 Free Fishing Weekend Statewide   June 9 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

June 10-16 American Heroes Week Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon

All active and retired military personnel receive discounted admission with proper form of ID. Spouses and children receive discounted rate.

June 11-15 Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon  

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ou’ll find all that and more in this charming west Michigan City. In Zeeland downtown, shops and restaurants are housed in restored beautifully historic buildings. Community pride runs deep here, where you’ll find abundant flowers, tidy streets, and manicured parks where fun-filled family events highlight the season. Mark your calendars for Zeelmania, Zummerfest, and in early fall--Pumpkinfest. For more information, visit www.feelthezeel.com, or call the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce at 616-392-2389.

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or more than 60 years, the family-owned and operated Don’s Flowers & Gifts in downtown Zeeland has been creating beautiful floral expressions for all of life’s special occasions. Whether you need a birthday spray, a bridal bouquet, or blooms that say “get well soon,” Don’s delivers the freshest of flowers while paying the utmost attention to your needs.  Also a Gold Crown Hallmark Shop, Don’s carries a large selection of greetings cards, stationery, wrap, and gift items.  Check out the Vera Bradley handbags, totes, and fashion accessories, and the highly popular jewelry line, DaVinci Beads.  As owner Doug Vos says, “Don’s is more than just a flower shop.” Right next door to Don’s is Mainstreet Beanery, a cozy coffee house great for meeting up with friends and enjoying your favorite coffee beverage (espresso, cappuccino, latté, mocha and more).  The menu also features smoothies, bagels, muffins, and soup for lunch.  For more information, hours of operation, and to find out about in-store special events, visit Don’s Flowers & Gifts on Facebook.  You can also order flowers and gift baskets online at www.donsflowers.com, or by calling (616) 772-3667.

Downtown Zeeland info@ootbgames.com 616-772-5544 M-W 10-6 • Th & F 10-8 • Sat 10-5

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ustrous sterling silver jewelry is the star attraction at On Silver Shores Jewelry and Imports. However, the boutique also offers a captivating collection of items personally selected by owner Eleanor Seavey and her friends during their travels around the globe, as well as pieces by West Michigan artists.  “We’re a hidden treasure tucked away in downtown Zeeland,” says Seavey.  Choose from whimsical wall hangings, pottery, metal art, mirrors, glassware, home décor items, and so much more.  Eleanor takes great care to provide personal service to every customer who walks through the door.  You may enter a stranger, but you will leave a friend.  For more information, visit On Silver Shores Jewelry and Imports on Facebook or call (616) 748-5662.

134 E. Main St. • 616-772-7085 616-748-5662 144 E. Main Zeeland, MI

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 4am - 8pm Monday-Friday • 4am - 5pm Saturday

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ot diggity dog, it’s Zeeland’s 8th Annual Dogarama! Bring your best buddy downtown for a morning of canine contests and four-footed fun.  Compete for prizes in a variety of categories, including best dressed, cutest puppy, and a fan favorite – dog/master look-alike.  Also on tap are a group dog walk, a blessing of the dogs, and a canine agility course.  And not to be left out, there is also a “cat”egory for felines!  A photographer will be on hand to capture your pet’s pictureperfect performance!  For more information, visit www.feelthezeel.com.

ublic, the new full service restaurant in downtown Zeeland has quickly become a favorite of locals and visitors alike with its “handcrafted comfort food” and urban yet homey décor. And you can feel the passion that chef/owner Lucas Grill has for this place in every detail and you can taste it in every bite.  As a youngster, Grill knew he wanted to own a restaurant (one Christmas he asked for an Easy Bake Oven!).  “Sometimes a profession picks you,” he said.  As soon as he graduated from high school, Grill enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, followed by graduation from Michigan State University’s hospitality program where he learned the business-end of being a restaurateur. Over the next several years he worked for a number of five-diamond restaurants around the country, learning from some of the best chefs in the trade.  He was now ready to head out on his own and fulfill a childhood dream.  A trained businessman, Grill saw the need for a restaurant such as Public in the Zeeland area and knew he had found his new home. The restaurant’s name, Public, has no hidden meaning:  “of or concerning the people or community . . .” Chef Grill wanted his restaurant to be a place where people could get the comfort foods they grew up with.  So he set out to create a menu that incorporated such dishes, and then added his own special twists.  

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We pay CASH for your gently used women’s clothing items and accessories

616.772.7279 141 E. Main Ave • Zeeland, MI Womens Sizes 0-3X • Mon-Fri 10-5:30 & Sat 10-4

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ace up your walking shoes and head out for a morning, afternoon, or evening jaunt on Zeeland’s NorthSide Pathway. This lighted, non-motorized, bike and wheelchair accessible trail is convenient 24 hours a day.  Its bridges, boardwalks, and a gazebo offer great vantage points for scenic views of natural waterways, wetlands, and wooded areas.  The mile-and-a-half-long pathway runs from State Street & 96th Avenue to Fairview Avenue.  

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eelmania takes place in downtown Zeeland from July 8 til August 26. Shop for home-grown produce and hand-crafted products and enjoy outdoor healthy activities for your family. Tuesday evenings in July, enjoy the “Sounds of Summer Concert Series” in Zeeland’s Lawrence Park Bowl. Zummerfest, July 12-4, offers a classic car sow and car cruise, chicken barbeque, sizzlin’ sidewalk sales, live music, a craft show, and more.

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“Everything is made from scratch and is fresh,” says Grill. Public’s menu changes seasonally, to make use of local fresh fruits and vegetables.  “We know the farmer down the road where we get our pork chops, and in season, we have a grower who stops by the back door to drop off fresh produce,” he added.  Public also prides itself in offering more than 35 Michigan microbrews, 12 by-the-glass wines, 100 bottles of on-reserve wine, and it even makes its own ginger ale.  Public serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  “We have everything from a burger and beer for $10, to steak and a $200 bottle of wine,” said Grill.  On Monday nights, Burger Night, you can get a freshly-ground handcrafted burger and a domestic beer for $5; and on Wednesday, Wine Down Night, you get 25 percent off all wine by the bottle – including reserve bottles.  Once a month, Chef Grill hosts a special wine and beer dinner.  At these events, you dine family style at the restaurant’s Community Table and have the opportunity to chat with the brew masters and vintners about the beverages selected to accompany the evening meal.  “I feel really blessed.  The community has been so supportive.  I absolutely love what I do, and I love talking to our customers,” Grill added.  For more information and to check out daily specials, visit Public on Facebook, online at www.publiczeeland.com, or call (616) 741-9772.  Public does not take reservations.  

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elcome to Michigan’s bayou country. Clustered at the mouth of the Grand River with its web of waterways, wetlands, marshes, and islands, are the charming resort communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg.  These sister cities share a diverse ecosystem that is perfect for fishing, paddling, motoring, and wildlife watching; as well as a rich maritime history that you can explore at area museums and celebrate at festivals and special events.  Now add white sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, iconic red lighthouses, a 2.5-mile-long waterfront boardwalk, some of the best fishing in the state, more than 100 miles of biking trails, and a magical musical fountain and you have the makings of the perfect family vacation or romantic getaway.

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owntown Grand Haven offers a casual, relaxing shopping experience. Whether you’re looking for original art, hand-crafted jewelry, the New York Time’s bestsellers, upscale fashions, beach wear, or duds for your dog, you will find this and more in downtown gift shops and specialty boutiques.  Just around the corner from the main retail shopping district is Harbourfront Place, a centuryold piano factory that has been converted into upscale condominiums and a fashionable retail complex.  Here you will find eateries, a salon, apparel shops, galleries, and a microbrewery in turnof-the-century surroundings.

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atisfy your sweet tooth at Grand Haven’s own, Chocolates by Grimaldi. This family-owned and operated maker of unique chocolates distinguishes itself in using nothing but the purest of ingredients – no preservatives, no wax, no high-fructose corn syrup – nothing artificial.  Starting with raw chocolate, Grimaldi’s makes all of its candies “on-site, “All you need is love.  in sight,” and they offer free samples every day.  But a little chocolate now The top seller at Grimaldi’s is a confection called Chips ‘n and then doesn’t hurt.” – Chocolate.  This combination of Michigan-made potato chips Charles M. Schulz covered in either creamy milk chocolate or rich dark chocolate is a sensational marriage of sweet and salty and is sure to become one of your favorites, too!  Grimaldi’s makes a variety of chocolates, including handmade caramels and dipped-by-hand chocolate-covered strawberries.  You can pick and choose your favorite candies or select a box of assorted premium chocolates or gift baskets.  If you’d like to see the sweets being made, Grimadi’s also offers tours of their on-site factory.  For more information, hours of operation, or to arrange a tour, visit Grimaldi’s online at www. chocolatesbygrimaldi.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 935-7740. 

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hat a Gem! Jewelry Boutique, a youthful new shop in downtown Grand Haven, carries fun and affordable baubles for the everyday woman. Following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, Carrie Anne Engels (her father owns the store founded by her grandfather, Richard Engels Jewelers, in Grandville) wanted to “create a place where girls can be themselves and express themselves through the jewelry they wear.”  What a Gem! features lines such as Pandora, Elle, and LaFonn, as well as an elegant collection of estate jewelry.  And because this is Michigan, you will find a selection of Petoskey stone jewelry.  If you want to tap into your creative side, look for the boutique’s Erin Gallagher Jewelry collection, which features sterling silver chains and genuine gemstones that you can mix and match to design your own piece.  You won’t break the bank at What a Gem! either.  The jewelry here is affordable with most prices ranging from $10 to $200.  For more information and hours, visit What a Gem! Jewelry Boutique on Facebook, online at www.whatagemjewelry.com, or call (616) 425-5063.

Thousands of beads from contemporary to antique

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elly up to the tasting bar at the new Grand Haven Vinegar & Oil (GHVO) specialty food store, where you can sample dozens of premium flavored olive oils and high-quality balsamic vinegars from around the world – before you buy. You can even create your own flavors! GHVO carries a selection of gourmet salts and seasonings, olive oil-based beauty products, and a little something for your sweet tooth, too! For more information, hours of operation, and special events, visit Grand Haven Vinegar & Oil online at www.gh-vo.com, on Facebook, or call (616) 850-0252. “Come taste the difference quality makes.”

or more than 20 years, Down to Earth in Grand Haven has been the place to shop for trendy, colorful fashions from around the globe. “We are now seeing the second generation coming in – mothers coming back to shop with their daughters,” said owner Sholeh Veiseh.  Carrying a superb selection of dresses, scarves, outerwear, jewelry, purses, and accessories, Down to Earth fashions are sure to garner countless compliments at your next summer soiree.  You’ll also want to browse the shop’s great selection of unique home décor items including hand-painted oils, candles, frames, mirrors, pottery, wall art, and more.   Having recently undergone a complete renovation, Down to Earth sports a new refreshed and relaxed décor.  “We are very pleased with the results,” said Veiseh.  Employing environmentallyfriendly practices, Down to Earth reused, recycled, and repurposed materials during the remodel.  The only thing that didn’t change is staff attention to personalized service.  For more information, visit Down to Earth on Facebook, online at www.downtoearthretail.com, or call (616) 846-7781.

Aberdeen’s Clothing for Children Specialty Children’s Clothing Preemie to Girls size 12 & Boys size 7 Free Gift Wrapping Blankets & Baby Accessories Baby Gift Registry Raingear, Shoes and Much More! 207 Washington Ave. Grand Haven, MI 616.850.8820 tel www.aberdeenschildren.com

Breakfast or Lunch Served All Day 28 Omelets on Menu 616-842-7807 949 Robbins Rd.Grand Haven Open 7 Days: 7am-2pm www.jeannescafe.com

Unique...Just Like You!

One-of-a-Kind Boutique Featuring new & resale merchandise!

232 Jackson • Grand Haven, MI Mon. 12-5 • Tues-Fri 10-6 Sat. 10-5 (616) 842-1201 personal assistance offered

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ights, music, action! And don’t forget your camera to capture the magic of Grand Haven’s Musical Fountain.  Each evening, Memorial Day through Labor Day, the night sky behind Dewey Hill is transformed into a kaleidoscope of color as the jetted fountain springs to life against a backdrop of synchronized songs.  Each 20-minute show begins at dusk featuring a different theme and music that appeals to all generations.  You can watch the splashing spectacle from Waterfront Stadium, as well as see it from ¼-mile on either side of the Grand Haven Boardwalk.  The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is the largest in the world of its kind.  For more information and show times, visit the fountain on Facebook, at www.grandhaven.org, or call (800) 303-4092.

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eave the driving to us! For a light-hearted lift around downtown Grand Haven and a narrated tour of the city, hop aboard the historic Harbor Trolley.  The candy-apple red trolley runs seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Tours start at Chinook Pier, but you can board at other locations as well, including the Boardwalk and Grand Haven State Park, or you can flag it down anywhere on the route.  For more information, visit www.harbortransit.org or call (616) 842-3200.

A Unique Shopping Experience!

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(the Boardwalk’s official name), hugs the southern bank of the Grand River linking Chinook Pier to the east with Grand Haven’s iconic red lighthouses to the west. Along the 2.5-mile-long scenic route are restaurants and cafés, shops and boutiques,

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marinas, and plenty of grassy areas and benches for resting and people and boat watching. A popular route among morning walkers and evening strollers, some sections of the boardwalk are great for catching the nightly summer shows of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain.

If you want to see the BEST of the Grand Haven, "Coast Guard City USA".

Historic Trolley Rides

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Operating from 11am to 10pm 7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor Day For more info - www.harbortransit.org or call 842-3200 (option 2)

Operating Daily Memorial Day thru Labor Day, 11 am to 10 pm Harbor Trolley Tours • Grand Haven, Michigan • (616) 842-3200 www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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rom functional art to woolly mammoths, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven has two exciting exhibitions for you to explore this summer. On display now through August 31 is Form & Function: Ethnographic Art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This exhibition “combines history, art, and culture,” and shows the differences between “beliefs, religions and ideas – most notably the difference between the material, ‘throw-away’ culture we are used to and that of other countries where scarce resources are carefully and lovingly preserved.” View an array of beautifully-made pieces crafted from wood, textiles, metal, basketry, and ceramics used in everyday tasks such as storage, cooking, etc. Through August 31, come and experience the highly-anticipated Ice Age Imperials. This interactive exhibition presents a dramatic and realistic picture of Michigan some 12,000 years ago when mastodons and woolly mammoths roamed the wilds of Michigan, six-foot tall beavers swam in the lakes, and packs of fearsome dire wolves and saber tooth cats hunted the musk oxen that grazed in woodlands. As you wander through full-scale dioramas, you can hear the roar of a saber tooth cat, see the tusks and matted hair from an enormous mammoth, and touch the fossilized teeth from these awesome ancients. Kids especially will enjoy ‘digging’ for artifacts and making cave art. Tri-Cities Historical Museum is the premier showcase for the history of the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg areas. It is housed in two historic buildings – the former Grand Trunk Railroad Depot built in 1870 (1 N. Harbor Drive) and the Akeley Building constructed in 1871 (200 N. Washington). The museum’s ongoing exhibits feature artifacts from fur trading and lumbering days, railroad history, transportation, medical, Native American, and the United States Coast Guard. But the museum’s most eye-popping artifact is the 800,000-pound, 101-foot long, 2,979-horsepower Pere Marquette 1223 steam locomotive, listed on the National Historic Register. For more information, visit the museum online at www.tri-citiesmuseum.org, on Facebook, or call (616) 842-0700. FREE Admission

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atch chocolates being made or try some chocolate covered potato chips at Chocolates by Grimaldi; try JW’s award winning chili or famous bread pudding; savor breakfast or lunch with a Southwestern flair at Morning Star Restaurant. And, no matter what time of day you are hungry for breakfast, it is being served at Rendezvous Restaurant, Grand Haven’s only 24-hour restaurant.

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Haven’s award-winning beaches. Named one of the “Best Secret Beaches on Earth,” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Grand Haven’s “soft-sand beaches . . . trolley cars, a 2.5-mile harbor-front boardwalk, and two 19th century red lighthouses give a sweet, old-time feel to this Lake Michigan town.”  The Grand Haven City Beach and a half dozen other inland lake and Lake Michigan beaches offer plenty of space to spread out on the sand and soak up some sun and splash in the surf!

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rom high-end antiques to one-of-a-kind collectibles, Lake Shore Antiques in West Olive (between Grand Haven and Holland on U.S. 31), offers some of the finest quality heirloom pieces in west Michigan. Customers come from all over the United States to shop here.  More than 70 vendors offer furniture, fine art, jewelry, toys, quilts, coins, primitives, postcards, glassware, pottery, and so much more.   Mark your calendar now for Lake Shore Antiques’ Inside Anniversary Sale, July 27 through August 4.  Most booths will offer 15 to 50 percent off items, with some exceptions.  Be on hand for the annual Flea Market & Bottle Show, July 27, from 8 a.m. to whenever the last customer wanders out!  Lake Shore Antiques is located at 10300 U.S. 31, seven miles south of Grand Haven on the east side of the road.  For more information and hours, call (616) 847-2429.

Lake Shore Antiques Summer Hrs: April 1-Aug. 31 10-6 Mon-Sat. • Sunday 12-5 Winter Hrs Sept. 1st - March 31 10-5 Mon-Sat • Sunday 12-5

Bottle Show & Flea Market: July 27th 8am Anniversary Sale: July 27th to Aug. 4th New Years Sale: Jan. 1st and 2nd, 2013 77 Dealers • 10,000 square feet 7 Miles South of Grand Haven on THE EAST SIDE OF U.S. 31 11 miles north of holland for quality antiques & collectibles

10300 U.S. 31, MI 49460 (616) 847-2429 fax (616) 847-7101

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ake a beeline to Grand Haven’s award-winning beach aboard Harbor Transit’s Beach Express. The Beach Express bus will pick you up at the Taylor Street parking lot (look for the directional signs along Beacon Boulevard and on Jackson Street) along with your chairs, coolers, and beach toys, and deliver you in no time to the warm golden sand of Grand Haven City Beach!  No need to waste time looking for a parking spot during the busy summer season.  Harbor Transit Beach Express service runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturday and Sunday only, every 15 minutes, 12 Noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting).  Cost is just $1 per person, round trip!  For more information, visit www.harbortransit.org or call (616) 842-3200.

Reenders Blueberry Farms

“We’re always ready for the call . . . To fight to save or fight and die, aye, Coast Guard we are for you!”

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ake it your patriotic duty to be in Grand Haven for the 89th Annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, July 26 through August 4. Each summer, “Coast Guard City USA” honors the men and women of the United States Coast Guard at this 10-day-long celebration.  The festival kicks off with the Tri-Cities Family YMCA Coast Guard Run and goes out with a bang at the Fireworks Extravaganza at Waterfront Stadium.  Sandwiched between these events are a car show, parades, pancake breakfast, live entertainment, carnival rides and midway games, softball and golf tournaments, a street dance, craft fair, quilt show, a memorial service, ship tours, and much more.  For more information, visit www.coastguardfest.org.

We carry blueberry EVERYTHING!

U-Pick • Fresh Picked

FRESH PICKED BLUEBERRIES FROM OUR FARM Baked Goods • Jams/Sauces • Smoothies Ice Cream • Fresh Seasonal Fruit

PLAY AREA FOR THE KIDS Open June 1 - Labor Day June 11am-7pm • July/August 10am-8pm

Other Fruits Available In Season

14950 Lake Michigan Dr. • West Olive MI 49460

Gift Shop With Pies & Muffins

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Jams & Jellies Visit Our Antique Farm Museum OPEN EARLY JULY THRU MID-SEPT. MONDAY -SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (u-pick closes at 5pm) CLOSED SUNDAY

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616-842-5238 Located 6 Miles South of Grand Haven & 10 Miles North of Holland On US-31 9981 West Olive Rd. (US-31) • West Olive, MI

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pring Lake, “Where Nature Smiles . . . for Seven Miles,” is Grand Haven’s charming sister village just across the river. It is here that the Grand River, Spring Lake, and Lake Michigan meet, providing an abundance of boating, fishing, sailing, and other outdoor recreation opportunities.   Enjoy great restaurants, shopping, fine-art galleries, a 12-mile-long bike trail encircling Spring Lake, a farmers market, and concerts in the park all summer long.  For more information about the Spring Lake area, visit www.springlakevillage.org.

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here is no need to leave your canine companion at home when vacationing in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake/ Ferrysburg area.  Sensitive to the needs of these special family members, a number of lodging facilities and parks have set aside rooms and play spaces especially for our faithful friends.  From a dog boutique in Grand Haven to Ferrysburg’s new dog park in Coast Guard Park, you could say these towns are really going to the dogs!  For more information about park ordinances and traveling with your family pet, visit  www.visitgrandhaven.com/dog-haven. 

Sundays: June 23 – August 25, 2013 7:30 – 8:45 pm • Phone: 616.842.6600 Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium at Harbor & Washington Ave www.worshiponthewaterfront.org A unique experience blending music & passion of worship with the overwhelming beauty of God’s creation. For over 60 years

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• 104 spacious guest rooms • In-room coffee & direct dial phones • Cable color television & Free HBO • Free Continental Breakfast • Handicap facilities • Exercise Room • Air-conditioned • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • 2 person whirlpool rooms available 1525 Beacon Boulevard featuring king-size bed, DVD player, Grand Haven, MI 49417 microwave & refrigerator

Reenders Blueberry Farms

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hey’ve got the ‘blues’ and so will you after a day of picking blueberries on this family-owned and operated farm. Whether you pick your own or buy them already packaged in the farm store, you’re sure to get a healthful treat – and a blue tongue!  Reenders grows 12 different varieties of blueberries on its 800 acres – all of which are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and more fiber than many fruits and vegetables – not to mention they are sodium and fat free, too.  In the farm store, open from mid-July to mid-September, you will also find fruits such as cherries, peaches, and raspberries from local growers, as well as jams, honey and syrup, pies, muffins, candy, seasonings, spreads, dips, and an assortment of gifts and Michigan souvenirs.  A walk out back leads to yet another building that houses Reenders’ collection of antique farm equipment.  For more information and dates and hours of operation, visit www.reendersblueberryfarms.com or call 1 (616) 842-5238.

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ith the first shout of “fish on!!” it’s all-hands-on-deck aboard one of the area’s dozens of charter fishing boats. Boasting one of the largest charter fishing fleets on Lake Michigan, Grand Haven has many experienced fishing captains available to guide you and your mates to prime fishing spots for trout, Coho salmon, steelhead, and perch.  Just stop by the fish cleaning station on Chinook Pier to check out the catch of the day. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner along the banks of the Grand River. Jack’s provides year-round live entertainment with seasonal deck dining and tiki bar.

(616) 842-4720

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he Hackley & Hume Historic Site (484 W. Webster Avenue) features the restored homes of Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons. Built in the late 1800s, the houses feature stained glass windows, lavish wood carvings, stenciling, and period furnishings. Marking the 100th anniversary of the double wedding of Florence and Constance Hume at the family home, a special exhibit, “Here Comes the Humes,” explores wedding traditions in 1913. You will learn about the evolution of marriage from arranged marriages to marriages of mutual consent, as well as what types of flowers were appropriate, dress designs, rings, garters, and wedding cakes. On display are the dresses worn by the Hume sisters and their sister-in-law, Anne Abbott, who married Tim Hume in 1913.  The site is open 12 Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, May through October.  Holiday tours are also offered between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Admission to the site is $5 ages 13 and older, and visitors 12 and younger are admitted free.

Scolnik House of the Depression Era

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he Scolnik House of the Depression Era (504 W. Clay Avenue) tells the story of two common families living in the area during the depression years. Sharing the house are a fictional Polish Catholic family on the first floor and a fictional Polish Jewish family that lives on the second floor.  The house was built in the late 1880s in classic Queen Anne-inspired Folk Victorian Style.  The home features period furnishings, appliances, flooring, and wallpaper.  Admission is free.

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he Fire Barn Museum is a replica of the Hackley Hose Company No. 2, which was formed in 1875 after the city experienced several devastating fires. Artifacts on display include a 1923 LaFrance Class B Pumper Truck, hose cards, hooks and ladders, alarm and call box systems, uniforms, and photographs of local fires.  The Fire Barn Museum is located one block from the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, and admission is free.  

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njoy a unique shopping experience at the Mercantile, located inside the Lakeshore Museum Center. Here you will find books and videos about local and Michigan history, LMC souvenirs, children’s educational toys, and jewelry.    The Lakeshore Museum Center is open seven days a week year-round.  The three historic sites are open May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, as well as for holiday tours between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  For more information, visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org or call (231) 722-0278.

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or more than 75 years, the Lakeshore Museum Center (LMC) in downtown Muskegon has been bringing the best in natural and cultural history to the area. A new exhibit opening in June and running through November, “Peanuts . . . Naturally,” takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through the “Peanuts” comic strip.  You will get a “Peanuts”-eye view of nature as well as the chance to experience activity stations and watch videos.   Other exhibits at the LMC include “Michigan through the Depths of Time,” which takes you on a 400-million-year journey beginning under the sea, through the ice age, and to today’s Great Lakes State.  In the “Coming to the Lakes” exhibit, you will see a life-sized mastodon, sawmill, Great Lakes Schooner, and more.  Participate in handson exhibits in the Science Center and Body Works Gallery where you can ride a bicycle, build a meal, and visit computer stations.  The Food Webs Gallery brings the outdoors in with five different habitats and the plants and animals that call them home.  The LMC is open weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 12 Noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information, visit LMC online at www.lakeshoremuseum.org, or call (231) 722-0278.

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he 1,200-acre P. J. Hoffmaster State Park, considered one of the most beautiful in Michigan, offers campers three miles of pristine Lake Michigan beach, 247 campsites, picnic areas, and a spectacular dune overlook. And nearly a dozen miles of hiking trails provide a great opportunity to see migrating song birds, butterflies, and other native wildlife and plants.  The park is known throughout the Midwest for its Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.  Here you will find educational exhibits and outstanding interpretive programs about Michigan’s sand dunes, which are among the most unique in the world.  The center conducts a wide variety of nature programs for kids and adults throughout the summer, including Spring Blooms in the Dunes on May 4 and an annual kid favorite, Snake Day, on August 3.  The center is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Sunday when hours are 12 Noon to 5 p.m.  Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, it is recommended you call for hours (231) 798-3573.     For more information about Muskegon State Park or to make a camping reservation, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.  A motor vehicle permit is required for admission to the park. 

pening May 22 for another season of high-spirited summertime fun is Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park north of Muskegon. More than 60 rides and attractions offer a wide variety of activities for your entire family.  For roller coaster lovers, Michigan’s Adventure has seven of them including the world-class Shivering Timbers, a classic wooden coaster more than one mile long and 125 feet tall.  You can also get your thrills on Thunderhawk, Michigan’s first suspended looping roller coaster.  Wee ones will love rides made just for them, including a nostalgic carousel and the Timbertown Railway.   New this year is Lakeside Gliders, a ride that first gained popularity in the 1940s.  This interactive ride allows you to control your own air-borne whirling vehicle for a personalized flying experience.   Take the plunge at WildWater Adventure waterpark, opening for the season on May 25!  Here you can soak up the sun and lots of water in the park’s wave pools, tube slides, and body slides.  And if you’re still not wet enough, the Beach Party area’s spray guns and giant drenching bucket will complete the job!   Food stands, miniature golf, a family play area, gift shops and more round out a whole summer of fun for all ages.  For more information about Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park including hours of operation, special events, or to purchase tickets or a season pass, visit www.miadventure.com or call (231) 766-3377.

Muskegons “ONLY” Pancake House Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Open Every Day! Monday - Wednesday 6 am - 3 pm Thursday -Saturday 6 am - 8 pm Sunday 7 am - 3 pm

231-719-2337

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P.J. Hoffmaster State Park / Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center

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hether you choose to set up camp on Muskegon Lake or Lake Michigan, at Muskegon State Park you’re never more than a few steps from great beaches and hiking trails. The park features more than two miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline and wooded dunes, and more than a mile of scenic shoreline on Muskegon Lake.  Both sections of the park have great beaches for sunning and swimming and campsites close enough to the water that you can fall asleep to the sound of waves washing up on the shore.  Six trails that run throughout the park provide nearly a dozen miles for hiking and exploring the dunes, forests, and lakeshore.  Also within the park is the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, which has one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  It also boasts the only accessible wheeled luge track in North America!  You can test your skills at this track on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer.  Using ice luge sleds that have been outfitted with special wheels, you lie on your back on the sled and let gravity do its thing, flying down the fiberglass track, covering 300 feet in just nine seconds!  For more information about the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and hours of operation, visit www.mssports.org.  A motor vehicle permit is required for admission to the park.  For more information about Muskegon State Park, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.

our design ideas are just what is Yshowpiece. needed to create your next jewelry Take the gems and diamonds

that may have been passed down to you from previous generations or even start with new gems, and let the Northpointe Jewelers’ design staff work with you to create and cast the jewelry showpiece you have always dreamed of. To learn more just stop in at Northpointe Jewelers just northeast of the causeway in North Muskegon or visit them online at www.northpointejewelers.com

An injury or illness doesn’t always mean it’s an emergency. Visit one of our convenient Urgent Care locations. Lakes Village 6401 Prairie Street, Muskegon Near The Lakes Mall 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 231.724.7800

Chinese & American Cuisine Best Sushi Bar, Seafood Lunch Buffet $6.75 Crab Leg Dinner Buffet $9.95 OPEN 7 Days A Week HOURS: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

1679 E. Sherman Blvd. • Muskegon, MI 49444

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Lakeshore Medical Center

231.744.4771 • 200 N. Holton Rd

905 E. Colby Street, Whitehall 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Sat. Closed Sun. 231.728.5910

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he White Lake Area has long been known as a “relaxing vacation destination.” The peaceful White River, which meanders through the twin cities of Montague and Whitehall, offers leisurely afternoons of floating, paddling, and fishing; the scenic 22-mile-long Hart-Montague Trail State Park has its southern trailhead here; and Lake Michigan’s stunning white sand beaches and refreshing surf offer hours of fun in the sun. Perched on the picturesque shores of White Lake, both towns share a rich maritime history and a warm community spirit. All season long they host a variety of family-friendly festivals and special events. Summertime staples include Montague’s farmers and artisan markets; monthly guided nature walks; arts and crafts fairs; and evening concerts at the tree-shaded lakeside band shell. And, if you need a little drama in your life, Whitehall’s historic Howmet Play House, which has been in nearly continuous operation since 1916, offers a variety of theatrical performances and live concerts all summer long. For a look back in time, visit the White River Light Station & Museum in Whitehall. Since 1875, this historic lighthouse has marked the channel entrance from Lake Michigan into White Lake. In the museum you can examine exhibits about Michigan’s rich maritime and lumbering history; outside, you can watch pleasure boats motoring through the channel’s blue-green waters. Another chapter of the communities’ history is depicted on the world’s largest weathervane, which stands proudly at the corner of Dowling and Water Streets. A replica of the famous lumber schooner, Ella Ellenwood, graces its top. For more information about the White Lake Area, visit www.whitelake.org, call (800) 879-9702, or stop in at the Welcome Center housed in the historic C&O Railroad Depot building on the For more information about the Causeway between Montague and Whitehall (124 W. Hanson Street). Friendly staff will help you White Lake Area, call (800) 879-9702 plan your stay. or visit www.whitelake.org

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35th Annual White Lake Area Father’s Day Arts & Crafts Festival

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n the White Lake Area, shopping is double the pleasure! Montague and Whitehall are less than a mile apart and both have small-town downtowns with quaint shopping districts. Enjoy breezy lake views while browsing gift shops, art galleries, and retail stores. You’ll find antiques and local art; casual wear and upscale fashions; jewelry, handbags and souvenirs; and more. Both towns also offer a variety of waterfront restaurants and cozy cafés for a refreshing pick-me-up. August 3, 2013

Wine & Jazz Festival “Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town and all that jazz . . .” at the inaugural White Lake Wine & Jazz Festival, August 3 from 3-7:00 p.m. Listen to live jazz at Whitehall’s Goodrich Park while sampling a variety of wines, appetizers, and desserts. You can also browse artwork that will be on sale and participate in a silent auction . . . “and all that jazz . . .”

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reat dad on his special day to the 35th Annual White Lake Area Father’s Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Whitehall. This juried show held in the popular Goodrich Park at water’s edge features the creations of more than 75 artisans. Inside the colorful booths you’ll find items such as wood furniture, bird houses, garden items, paintings, leather goods, folk art, one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery, and so much more. Dad’s sure to find something he likes – and can use! The festival food court serves up a savory selection of fair-food favorites including brats, burgers and hot dogs, elephant ears, roasted nuts, lemonade, and more. Enjoy live entertainment and watch as kids get their faces painted and magicians make balloon animals for the wee ones.

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fter a full day of family vacation fun in the White Lake Area, check in to Whitehall’s cozy Comfort Inn. Just off US-31, it’s only minutes away from Michigan’s largest amusement park, Lake Michigan’s white sand beaches, golf courses, hiking and biking trails, boat launch sites, and the quaint resort communities of Whitehall and Montague. Enjoy the indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, and free WiFi. Also included is a free hot breakfast. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Comfort Inn online at www.comfortinn.com or call (231) 893-4833.

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or fine, casual water-side dining, stop in at the new Crosswinds on the Lake restaurant in Whitehall. Formerly the Crosswinds Restaurant – for generations, an institution among locals, boaters, and visitors – the new owners have taken care to retain its casual ambiance while creating a new menu. Featuring fresh fish, steaks, signature salads, soups, hand-pattied gourmet burgers, and more, you can dine inside and enjoy great lake views, or sit out on the large wooden deck, great for savoring sensational sunsets over White Lake. Great service and a familyfriendly atmosphere will keep you coming back for more. Gluten-free and vegetarian meals are also available. For more information, hours of operation, to see the specials, or to make a reservation, visit Crosswinds on the Lake at www.crosswindswhitehall.com, on Facebook, or call (231) 894-5658. “Let the breeze bring you here.”

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raped like a necklace of emeralds along the sapphire shore of Lake Michigan you’ll find a number of the nation’s finest public golf courses. Woods, water, wetlands and dunes have been sculpted by world-renowned architects into beautiful, challenging, soul-satisfying courses. Some can truly be called championship courses; others are player-friendly, just right for an easy-going summer getaway. Clearbrook Golf Digest 4 & 1/2 STARS in 2012 with 2 new greens, 2 new elevated fairways, & fun improvements every year.  Beautiful landscapes with water & woods.  6547 yds & 4 sets of tees at neighborhood rates, www.clearbrookgolfclub.com Crestview Friendly neighborhood course with a creek and mature trees. Walk or ride. Neighborhood pricing. Ten pleasant minutes from Holland in the beautiful countryside. evergreen golf course Family friendly, picturesque with acovered bridge, winding creek, and natural settings. Challenging executive 18-hole course, located approximately 9 miles southeast of Grand Haven. www.evergreenexecgolfclub.com Grand Haven golf club Nationally recognized as “One of the Nation’s Top 50 Public Courses” by Golf Digest, these challenging 18 holes are a must play! Located amongst the thick hardwoods, it is hard to believe that Lake Michigan is just yards away. Hawkshead Links 18 hole Scottish style links designed by Arthur Hills. Sculpted through 240 acres of pine and rolling dunes. Challenging and memorable. Ravines Golf Club An Arnold Palmer Signature Championship Course where natural beauty inspires great golf. Challenging, yet fair play; features wide fairways, generous landing areas and four tee positions.

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ess than an hour from the welcoming waters and sugar-sand beaches of Lake Michigan, you’ll find hot fun in a cool city— Grand Rapids, Michigan. Distinctive enough to be named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Places To Raise A Family and delicious enough to be ranked among the Top 10 Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers, Grand Rapids is the perfect escape for a casual daytrip or weekend excursion. Home to one of TIME Magazine’s “Five Festive Events You Won’t Want To Miss in 2013,” ArtPrize (Sept. 18-Oct. 6), and other great celebrations from GRandJazzFest (August 17-18) to Blues on the Mall (Wednesdays from June to August) and Festival of the Arts (June 7-9), Grand Rapids is always buzzing with the art and music scene that makes it so unique. Stirring things up this summer is the opening of the first LEED-certified market in the country, Downtown Market Grand Rapids. Filling over 25,000 sq. ft. of space, this one-of-a-kind urban oasis will blend 24 retail shops, a fresh local produce market, bakery, butchery, brewery, restaurant, school, performance hall, rooftop greenhouse, kids’ learning kitchen, and, if you can imagine it, even more! The new Downtown Market is just the beginning to the Grand Rapids’ food and beer story. Home to more than 20 local craft breweries, the #1 Brew Pub in the U.S. (HopCat), and the 3rd Best Brewery in the World (Founders Brewing Co.), Grand Rapids is fueled by its passionate local chefs and master brewers. From Restaurant Week GR (August 14-24) to the newest winter food & beer promotion, Cool Brews. Hot Eats, held in late February, Grand Rapids is serving up farm-to-fork creations and award-winning craft beer like never before. If you can pry yourself away from the endless list of great places to eat and drink, there’s plenty more in store for you in Grand Rapids. An entire day could be spent exploring all 132 acres of one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the Planet, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, or going out on a limb for a ziplining adventure and visit to John Ball Zoo’s newly expanded bear exhibit. Or, you can always opt for a day of classic family fun at the ballpark with the West Michigan Whitecaps, Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. No trip to Grand Rapids would be complete without a little something to bring back home with you. That’s why you’ll love exploring the unique clothing boutiques that range from modern to vintage, antique dealers that line the East town streets, and the gourmet specialty stores and art shops that give Grand Rapids shopping its creative flair. You’ll also notice a few new popular favorites to explore, including the new Cabela’s location in Grandville and HomeGoods on 28th street. So, while you’re stretching out your beach towel and basking in the sun on the shoreline, grab your copy of The Experience, Grand Rapids’ official visitor guide, or browse the blog and mobile site at expereincegr.com to start dreaming up your own way to experience the hot fun of this cool city.

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ocated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), established in 1910, has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century paintings and sculpture, and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM also has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft. The new Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED Gold certified status. For more information and hours of operation, visit GRAM online at www.artmuseum.org, on Facebook, or call (616) 831-1000.

The exhibition, The Jansma Print Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum: Five Centuries of Masterpieces, celebrates the donation of “The Flight into Egypt” by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804). Acquisition of the set of 18th-century prints by Tiepolo marks a milestone for the Jansma Print Collection by representing Christian art in five consecutive centuries of printmaking. These gifts help make GRAM a destination for print scholars, printmakers, and students. Other artists featured in this exhibition and representing each century are: Albrecht Dürer, 16th century; Rembrandt van Rijn, 17th century; Edouard Manet, 19th century; and Max Pechstein, 20th century.

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The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter May 10 through August 25

Using her innate flair for abstract design, Susana Allen Hunter (1912–2005) created hundreds of colorful improvisational quilts throughout her lifetime. From the 1930s to the 1970s she lived in Wilcox County, Alabama, and created brightly-patterned quilts that reflected her life in that rural community as well as her experiences as an African-American woman. Hunter turned the “fabric” of everyday life into eye-catching quilts with an abstract, asymmetrical and often modern feel.

GRAM on the Green July 12 through August 23

Friday Nights at GRAM moves outdoors for live music and a cash bar on the Museum Terrace, sketching, games, and more. Enjoy dance fitness classes before the event, and join ballroom dancing afterward, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Alliance. For more information, visit www.artmuseumgr.org.

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rtPrize is an open arts competition that takes place each autumn in Grand Rapids. The event is scheduled to take place September 18 through October 6, 2013. More than 1,500 artists display their work throughout downtown--on lawns and open spaces, in hotel lobbies, at museums and restaurants, and various other venues. ArtPrize is a true community event, where everyone is encouraged to experience the art, consider the artists’ message and then vote to determine the winner.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

1,100 ROOMS ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS. ONE EASY CALL. ONE FUN-LOVING CITY. ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES.

With so many guest retreats and luxury suites available, it would be hard to miss out on the endless entertainment. Or the creative culinary delights. Or the countless cultural events. Of course, there is something to be said for just lounging in your room and being pampered. Which of course means that whatever you’re seeking, chances are you’ll find it in our three inviting, enticing hotels and in one of our 1,100 rooms. We promise.

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hile Yogi and Boo Boo dozed this winter, crews at the John Ball Zoo were busy expanding and renovating their home. The grizzly bears’ new habitat now features a soft metal mesh that allows you to better see them through glass viewing windows. You may even have the opportunity to get nose to nose with one of the furry brown beauties! A new waterfall and bathing pool will undoubtedly inspire all kinds of splishing, splashing, and taking a bath(ing)! Also new this year is the training wall where you can watch zookeepers working with the bears. Just up the hill from this exhibit is the new Jandernoa Children’s Tree Top Outpost. Here kids can clamber up a cargo net climb, wander through an arbor tunnel, kick back in the kids’ clubhouse, and get a bird’s-eye view of the grizzlies and their new home. Rope bridges connecting different sections of the Outpost offer plenty of play activity throughout. Spend a family day at the zoo enjoying its recreation areas with picnic tables and grills, concession stands, zip line, a sky trail ropes course, swan boat and camel rides, a Budgy aviary, petting corral, the sting ray lagoon, a Funicular, gift shop, and more! More than 250 species of animals at the zoo represent the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the United States. For more information and hours, visit www.johnballzoosociety.org or call (616) 336-4300.

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rom old-world elegance to sleek sophistication, downtown Grand Rapids offers lodging choices to suit every taste and budget. The Amway Grand Plaza, a full-service luxury hotel in the heart of downtown, offers classically elegant guest rooms in the historic Plantlind Hotel wing and contemporary styling in the skyscraping Glass Tower rooms. Without ever leaving the hotel, you can browse charming boutiques and art galleries, work out in stateof-the-art fitness facilities, get pampered in the spa and salon, and dine at restaurants offering everything from coffee shop fare to award-winning gourmet cuisine. The Amway Grand has several special packages available for your summer getaway, including the “Bed, Beef, and a Bottle Package” starting at $264 plus tax (available Monday through Saturday only), which includes overnight accommodations for two, a $100 food and beverage credit at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House inside the hotel, a complimentary choice of a bottle of house wine, complimentary parking, and a 20 percent discount at Plaza Essentials and the Plaza Men’s Shop. And if you are in town to visit the Ford Presidential Museum, check out the “Gerald R. Ford Museum Tribute Package.” Starting at $184 plus tax, the package includes overnight accommodations (Friday and Saturday evenings only), complimentary parking, two tickets to the Ford Museum, 10 percent off non-sale items in the museum gift shop, and a 20 percent discount to Plaza Essentials and the Plaza Men’s Shop.

The JW Marriott Grand Rapids was named one of the “Top 10 Best Hotels in Michigan” by U.S. News & World Report. “Designed to embrace comfort and proclaim lavishness” . . . (it) not only raises eyebrows, it raises the bar. In luxury. In service. In dining. In everything.” This gleaming 23-story edifice on the east bank of the Grand River offers a luxurious, private retreat in each of its rooms and suites. Add the award-winning chef at the hotel’s six-one-six restaurant and award-winning mixologist at its Mixology Lounge, and you have the makings of an over-the-top getaway. Take advantage of several JW packages including the “Breakfast Package” starting at $214 plus tax (Friday and Saturday nights only), which includes overnight accommodations, complimentary self-parking, and breakfast for two adults and two children. For a luxurious spa getaway, try the “Ultimate Spa Experience Package.” Starting at $519 plus tax, the package includes overnight accommodations in a Concierge-level King room, two Signature spa services, $100 in Jbucks, and complimentary valet or self-parking. For more information about these and other packages or to make a reservation, visit www.ilovethejw. com or call toll free (888) 844-5947. www.shorelinevisitorsguide.com

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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he Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Museum in downtown Grand Rapids pays tribute to our nation’s 38th president, Gerald R. Ford. Here you can see a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, the actual tools used in the Watergate burglary, a section of the Berlin Wall, and a tribute to First Lady Betty Ford who helped pave the way for modern First Ladies. Also located on the museum grounds in the shade of towering pines are the resting places of President and Mrs. Ford. From May 7 through January 2014, the museum is hosting a special exhibition, “Growing up Grand,” which follows Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapid, and his graduation from the University of Michigan. This is a first-of-its-kind look at the life of Ford, the only president to hail from Michigan. For more information and hours, visit www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov or call (616) 254-0400.

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VISIT MICHIGAN’S ONLY PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM

Support for exhibits and events provided by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. geraldrfordfoundation.org

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 303 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 fordlibrarymuseum.gov

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calendar June 15 Annual Reeds Lake Art Festival East Grand Rapids

June 22 Hungry Village Tour on Bikes! Saugatuck

June 15 South Haven Bark Peelers Vintage Baseball Game Kid’s Corner Field, South Haven   June 15-16 Taste of Muskegon Downtown Muskegon

June 22                         Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival  Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   June 22 South Haven Bark Peelers Vintage Baseball Game Kid’s Corner Field, South Haven   June 22 Tri-Cities Garden Club Annual Garden Walk Grand Haven / Spring Lake area

A juried show featuring more than150 fine arts and crafts artists from all over the country.

Annual tradition of great food and great fun. Celebrate the area’s best restaurants, bakeries, and more.

June 15-16 Father’s Day Arts & Crafts Festival Goodrich Park Annex, Whitehall   June 16 29th Annual Father’s Day Festival & Corvette Car Show Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs

June 16 Main Street Car & Motorcycle Show Downtown Muskegon   June 17 Chain Ferry Open Daily Saugatuck

Runs through September 3.

June 20                      Youth Pirate Chaser Sails Begin                        Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   June 20-23            Harborfest 2013 Downtown South Haven   June 20, 27 Street Performer Series Downtown Holland Artists perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and more.

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This community celebration hosts a senior picnic and health fair, sporting events, parade, arts and crafts fair, and plenty of food and music.

June 13-16 15th Annual Waterfront Film Festival South Haven

NEW host city – South Haven. One of the top ten film festivals in the U.S., this annual celebration of films features movie premieres, workshops, parties, and a chance to mingle with Hollywood’s movers and shakers.

June 13, 20, 27 Street Performer Series Downtown Holland

Artists perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and more.

June 14 Holland Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland   June 15 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest Weko Beach, Bridgman   June 15 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Beery Field, Douglas  

June 21 Ox-Bow Open Studios Saugatuck

Students, fellows, and artists exhibit their work.

June 21 Vessel Salute Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven June 21-23 & 25-30 “Xanadu” Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   June 22 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Beery Field, Douglas   June 22 Fenn Valley Wine Fest & Open House Fenn Valley Vineyards, Fennville Vineyard tours, wine tasting, and gourmet foods.

June 22 Annual Sand Sculpture Contest Grand Haven City Beach, Grand Haven   June 22 10th Annual Beach Survival Challenge Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven

Teams compete for great prizes in 4 fun events: Sand Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Tug-o-War, and the Ultimate Beach Survival Obstacle Course.

June 22 AGA Nation’s 5th Annual Skateboard BMX Championships Grand Haven Skate Park, Grand Haven  

We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

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Guided culinary tour.

Tickets can be purchased at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum or at each home the day of the tour.

June 22-23 Spring Rose Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   June 22-23 South Haven Garden Club Flower Show Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, South Haven   June 22 – August 4 Michiana Annual Juried Art Exhibit Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph

Features artists from southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana.

June 23 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

June 23 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven At Waterfron Stadium

Featuring FFH • 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

June 27 Douglas Social & History Trolley Tours Beery Field, Douglas

Enjoy live music, food, and drink with family and friends.

June 27 Street Performer Series Downtown Holland Artists perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and more.   June 28 Zeeland Criterium Zeeland Bicycling sprint race in downtown Zeeland.  The NASCAR of bicycle racing.

July 28-30 Standard Flower Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   June 29 Family Fun Day Downtown Grand Haven   June 29 Taste of Art Tour Saugatuck and Douglas   June 29 SHOUT Cottage Walk South Haven Area

Spend the afternoon touring 5-6 summer cottages and homes in the South Haven area.

June 29-30 Grand Haven Art Festival Downtown Grand Haven   June 29-30 Beach Soccer in the Sand Tournament Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven

Two-day Beach Soccer in the Sand Tournament for all levels – youth through adults.

June 30 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven

Featuring Josh Wilson at Waterfront Stadium 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

June 30 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

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July 4, 11, 18, 25 Street Performer Series (every Thursday in July) Downtown Holland

Artists perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and much more.

July 5 Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Montgomery Gentry Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   July 5 Ox-Bow Open Studio Saugatuck   July 5-6 Lakeshore Art Festival Downtown Muskegon   July 5, 20 & August 2 Summer Evening Cook-out Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar, Fennville You bring the grill master and we supply the wine, food, grill, and live music!  Reservations required.

July 6 Art & All That Jazz Downtown Douglas

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Stroll through galleries and shops while viewing artist demonstrations, mingling at artist receptions, and listening to live jazz. Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops open.  Dancing in the streets is allowed!

June 30 Cappon House Ice Cream Social Holland Museum, Holland June 30 Rotary Pancake Breakfast Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven  

July 6 International Cherry Pit-spitting Championship Tree-Mendous Fruit Farm, Eau Claire   July 6 Waterfront Invitational Art Fair Cook Park, Saugatuck   July 6-7 Red, Whites & Brews Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery, Baroda   July 7 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven At Waterfront Stadium

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July 1-6 Coast West Music Fest Heritage Landing, Muskegon   July 2-7 & 9-14 “Xanadu” Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   July 3 July 3 Jubilee Allegan

July 7 Antiques on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph July 7 55th Annual Summer Art Fair Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven   July 11 Douglas Social & History Trolley Tours Beery Field, Douglas

Enjoy live music, food, and drink with family and friends.

July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck Saugatuck Women’s Club, Saugatuck

Classical and contemporary chamber music performed Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

July 11-13 45th Annual Tri-Cities Garden Club Flower Show Spring Lake District Library, Spring Lake   July 11-13 ZUMMERFEST! & Show and Shine Car Show Downtown Zeeland   July 13 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Beery Field, Douglas   July 13 Daylily Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   July 13 South Haven Garden Club Garden Walk South Haven  

Featuring Phil Stacey 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

Food, fireworks, and music!

July 3 Independence Day Fireworks Legion Field, Baroda   July 3 Fireworks Sail Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven

The tall ship, Friends Good Will, sails out for the evening to watch South Haven’s fireworks.

July 7 Annual Wheels of Grand Haven Car Show Downtown Grand Haven July 7 Outdoor Summer Concert Series – David Byrne & St. Vincent Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids  

July 3            Light Up the Lake Fireworks Downtown South Haven   July 3-4 Tribute to the Armed Forces Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon

Active and retired military personnel receive free admission with the proper form of ID. Family members receive a discounted rate.

July 4 4th of July Parade Ferrysburg   July 4 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Waterfront Stadium, Downtown Grand Haven   July 4 4th of July Fireworks Kollen Park, Holland   July 4 4th of July Fireworks Heritage Landing, Muskegon   July 4 4th of July Celebration/Parade/Fireworks Cook Park, Saugatuck   July 4 July 4th Parade Downtown South Haven   July 4 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Whitehall / Montague  

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July 26 Cruz’in’ Classic Car Show Downtown Montague

Cars cruise at 7 pm from Whitehall to Montague where they are on display in downtown Montague. DJ, food, and fun for all.

July 26-28 Venetian Festival Coghlin Park, Saugatuck   July 26-28                      Solo Canoe Building Class  Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   July 26-28 & 30-31 “Game Show” Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   July 26 – August 4 Coast Guard Festival Grand Haven

The Coast Guard Festival is the premier 10-day, national military festival created to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

July 27 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Beery Field, Douglas   July 27 Village Square Art & Fine Crafts Fair Village Square Park, Saugatuck   July 27 6th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Family Farm Fest Participating farms between Saugatuck and South Haven

July 13-14 Grand Haven Beach Vault City Beach, Grand Haven

The world’s largest Outdoor Pole Vault Event, right on the beach! 300 vaulters compete over two days.

July 13-14 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph   July 13-19 Rainbow Family Week Douglas

Experience farm life including u-pick produce, wagon rides, cider and wine tasting, fruit harvesting demonstrations, and up-close views of farm animals.

July 14 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium

7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

July 14 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

July 21 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium

July 15-20            Van Buren County Youth Fair South Haven   July 18 Rainbow Family Week Parade Douglas   July 18 Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Steve Miller Band Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids   July 18 Hungry Village Tour on Bikes! Saugatuck   July 18-21 Muskegon Bike Time Downtown Muskegon

July 20 Vintage Blues Bash Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs   July 20 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Beery Field, Douglas   July 20 Picnic in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar, Fennville

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

Thousands of motorcycles gather on Western Avenue, renamed “Steel Horse Alley,” during Muskegon’s fastest growing festival. Enjoy beverage and music tents, live bands, motorcycle demonstrations and contests.

July 19 Fernwood Friday Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Niles Enjpy music, food, and wine in the garden with friends.   July 19 Ox-Bow Open Studio Saugatuck   July 19-20 Taste of Grand Rapids John Ball Park, Grand Rapids   July 19-21 Art in the Park Hackley Park, Muskegon

7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

You bring the grill master and we supply the wine, food, grill, and live music! Reservations required.

July 20 39th Annual Holland Hundred Bicycle Tour Holland   July 20 Taste of Art Tour Saugatuck   July 20 Annual Michigan Maritime Museum Fish Boil Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   July 22-26 Ottawa County Fair Flower Show Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland   July 22-27 Ottawa County Fair Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland   July 23-27 Muskegon County Youth Fair 2013 Muskegon County Fairgrounds, Fruitport   July 25 Douglas Social & History Trolley Tours Beery Field, Douglas

Enjoy live music, food, and drink with family and friends.

July 27 Dinghy Poker Run South Haven   July 27 Flea Market & Bottle Show Lake Shore Antiques, West Olive   July 27 – August 4 Inside Anniversary Sale Lake Shore Antiques, West Olive   July 28 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

July 28 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

July 28 Coast Guard Community Picnic Coast Guard Park, Grand Haven July 28 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven At Waterfront Stadium

Featuring Point of Grace • 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

July 29 Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids  

AUGUST

August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck Saugatuck Women’s Club, Saugatuck

Classical and contemporary chamber music performed Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

August 1-4 & 6-11 “Game Show” Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Street Performer Series (every Thursday in August) Downtown Holland

Artists perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and much more.

We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

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SHORELINE CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 93 August 2-4 Chalk the Block Downtown St. Joseph August 2-4 Downtown Sidewalk Sales St. Joseph   August 2 Ox-Bow Open Studio Saugatuck   August 2 Picnic in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar, Fennville

You bring the grill master and we supply the wine, food, grill, and live music! Reservations required.

August 2-3 Coast Guard Festival Craft Fair Central Park, Grand Haven   August 2-4 Glad-Peach Festival Coloma

August 2-11 White Lake Chamber Music Festival 2013 Various Venues, White Lake Area

A mix of visiting professional groups and local talent present classes, recitals, and concerts throughout the White Lake area.

August 3 Art & All That Jazz Downtown Douglas

Stroll through galleries and shops while viewing artist demonstrations, mingling at artist receptions, and listening to live jazz. Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops open.  Dancing in the streets is allowed! 

August 3 Meijer Grand Parade Downtown Grand Haven

Highlight of the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Marching bands, military units, and more.

August 3 Fireworks Extravaganza, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Waterfront Stadium, Grand Haven August 3 Art in the Park Centennial Park, Holland

More than 300 fine artists and artisans from eight states will be on hand to display and sell their creations.

August 3 Snake Day Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Muskegon   August 3 South Haven Bark Peelers Vintage Baseball Game Kid’s Corner Park, South Haven   August 3 White Lake Wine & Jazz Festival Goodrich Park, Whitehall   August 3-4 Art & Music in the Vineyard Round Barn Winery, Baroda August 4 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven At Waterfront Stadium

Featuring Jason Gray • 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

August 4 Performing Arts in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellars, Fennville   August 5-11 7th Annual Michigan Pirate Festival Harbor Island, Grand Haven   August 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesday Evening Music Club Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

A series featuring West Michigan’s finest performers. Bring a picnic, dance, and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

August 7-10 Unity 2013 Christian Music Festival Heritage Landing, Muskegon

Experience the best in Christian music with more than 45 artists on three stages. August 7th concert is free!

August 8 Douglas Social & History Trolley Tours Beery Field, Douglas

Enjoy live music, food, and drink with family and friends.

August 8-10 Northside Family Fest & Art Fair Walker Park, North Muskegon Art fair on Saturday only.

August 8-11 50th Annual National Blueberry Festival Downtown South Haven   August 9-10 Sidewalk Sales Downtown Holland   August 9-11 Multicultural Beach Festival Pere Marquette Beach, Muskegon

This festival celebrates the land, lakes, rich diversity, and culture that exist in Muskegon.

Rear seat passengers 60” or less

August 9-11 Ship ‘n Shore Festival New Buffalo   August 9-11 Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale New Buffalo to Detroit / U.S. 12   August 10 Annual Concours d’Elegance of Southwest Michigan St. Joseph   August 10 Hungry Village Tour on Bikes! Saugatuck   August 10 Wet Paint / Taste of Art Tour Saugatuck   August 10 South Haven Bark Peelers Vintage Baseball Game Kid’s Corner Field, South Haven   August 10-11 Saugatuck Waypoint Big Lake Classic Saugatuck Pro-Am fishing tournament.

August 11 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven At Waterfront Stadium Featuring Chris Hansen & Down Home Horns 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

August 11 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

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SHORELINE CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 93 August 11 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball Game Paw Paw August 11 Performing Arts in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellars, Fennville   August 12-17 Berrien County Youth Fair Berrien County Youth Fair Grounds, Berrien Springs   August 15 Ice Cream Social Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven

Held at the site of the Pere Marquette 1223 Steam Locomotive. Free.

August 15 Saugatuck-Douglas Sidewalk Sales Downtown Saugatuck

Lots of fun, great bargains, giveaways, entertainment, and trolley rides between the two communities.

August 16 Ox-Bow Open Studio Saugatuck   August 16 Downtown Picnic Day Zeeland   August 16-17 Grand Haven Sidewalk Sales Downtown Grand Haven   August 16-18, 20-25 & 27-31 “Closer than Ever” (Midwest premier of this musical) Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   August 17 2nd Annual Bicycle Tour Lakeshore Harvest Country Fennville to South Haven   August 17 Art on the River Front Grand Haven Municipal Marina, Grand Haven

August 18 Performing Arts in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellars, Fennville August 18 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium

7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

August 21-23            Family Boat Building Class Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   August 22 Douglas Social Beery Field, Douglas

Enjoy live music, food, and drink with family and friends.

August 23-25 Lakeshore Jazz Festival Heritage Landing, Muskegon   August 24 Roosevelt Park Day Roosevelt Park, Muskegon   August 24                       Outboard Motor Swap Meet Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven   August 24-25 21st Annual Harvest Party Round Barn Winery, Distillery, and Brewery, Baroda  

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Northern rental management

Juried fine art show featuring regional artists.

August 17 The Salsa Showdown Jalapeno Eating & Salsa Making Contest Farmers Market, Eighth Street Market Place, Downtown Holland   August 17 8th Annual Vanderleek Cup Hospice Regatta Yacht Basin Marina, Holland

A benefit for Hospice of Holland. Activities include sailing regatta, dinghy poker run, corn roast/grilled chicken dinner, auction, dancing, and live music.

August 17 Moosefest Heritage Landing, Muskegon

Country music party on the lakeshore for thousands of fans.

August 17 Ross Park Arts & Crafts Ross Park, Norton Shores This is one of Muskegon’s biggest craft shows of the summer!   August 17 White with a Splash of Rainbow! 5K Run Saugatuck   August 17 Dogarama Zeeland   August 17-18 Michigan Fiber Fest            Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan  

We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

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September 5-8 Antique Engine & Tractor Show Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven September 6-7 34th Annual Celebration on the Grand Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand Rapids Community festival celebrating life in Grand Rapids.

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August 31 – September 1            37th Annual All Crafts Fair Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven   August 31 – September 3 Hartford Old Engine & Tractor Show Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hartford  

August 25 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

August 25 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

SEPTEMBER

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

August 25 Performing Arts in the Vineyards Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellars, Fennville August 25 Worship on the Waterfront Downtown Grand Haven

Featuring Peder Eide at Waterfront Stadium 7:30 - 8:45 • worshiponthewaterfront.org

August 25 26th Annual Taste of Saugatuck Saugatuck

A street festival of fine foods sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas CVB and area restaurants.

August 31 End of Summer Picnic

Lemon Creek Winery Tasting Room, Grand Haven

August 31 Regatta Craft Fair Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph   August 31 – September 1 National Dahlia Show Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids  

September 1 Weko Beach Concert Series Weko Beach, Bridgman

Free concert on the beach and free admission to the park.

September 1 “Closer than Ever” (Midwest premier of this musical) Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck   September 1 Antiques on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph   September 2 Labor Day Third Street Bridge Walk Harbor Island, Grand Haven   September 2 Annual Blue Star Bridge Walk & Pancake Breakfast Saugatuck-Douglas Area   September 2 Last Day of Seasonal Operation – Saugatuck Chain Ferry Saugatuck   September 2 Labor Day Community Walk Hart-Montague Bike Trail, White Lake Area   September 2 Labor Day Truck Parade Zeeland to Holland  

September 6-8            Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival Paw Paw   September 6-14 Allegan County Fair Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan   September 7 Agricultural Expo Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven   September 7 Barodafest 2013 Baroda American Legion, Baroda   September 7 Annual Harvest Festival Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs   September 7 Douglas Wine Stroll / Art & All that Jazz Downtown Douglas

Stroll through galleries and shops while viewing artist demonstrations, mingling at artist receptions, and listening to live jazz. Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops open.  Dancing in the streets is allowed!

September 7 Sportsmen for Youth – Annual Youth Day Muskegon County Fairgrounds, Fruitport

Activities include a trout pond, air rifle demonstrations, virtual fishing, archery range, wild animal displays, and interactive displays.

September 7-8 5th Annual Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster Van Raalte Farm Park, Holland

Historic Van Raalte Farm hosts Holland Museum’s annual reenactment extravaganza. Activities include a quilt exhibit, Civil War collectors’ exhibit, and period music and dancing. 

September 13-15 10th Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival Downtown Grand Haven and Grand Haven Municipal Marina   September 13-15 Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival Downtown Holland   September 13-15 44th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil, and Jewelry Show Holland Civic Center, Holland   September 13-15 Michigan Irish Music Festival 2013 Heritage Landing, Muskegon

This festival features three days of non-stop Irish music and a feis, an Irish dance competition.

September 14 British Car Invasion Round Barn Winery, Brewery & Distillery, Baroda   September 14 North Bank Bike Rally Coast Guard Park, Ferrysburg  

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September 18 – October 5 Art Walk Downtown & Centertown, Grand Haven September 18 – October 6 2013 ArtPrize V Grand Rapids Area   September 20 Live Mannequin Night Downtown Holland

Live mannequins pose throughout downtown Holland.

September 21 Clothesline Art Show Wicks Park, Saugatuck   September 21-22 Autumn Air Fall Festival Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Niles   September 26-29 Four Flags Area Apple Festival Niles   September 27-28 West Michigan Oktoberfest John Ball Zoological Garden Park, Grand Rapids   September 28 Toast the Coast – Weko Beach Brewers Festival Weko Beach, Bridgman   September 28 Oktoberfest Douglas   September 28 Harvest Festival Downtown St. Joseph   September 28 St. Joseph Wine & Food Festival Shadowland Pavilion, St. Joseph   September 28 White Lake Fall Fest North Mears Parking Lot, Whitehall Farmers market, live entertainment, arts and crafts, hayrides, cider mill, and food vendors.

September 29 Allegan Antiques Market Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan

Michigan’s finest antiques show features 400 dealers.

September 29 40th Annual Apple Cider Century Bicycle Tour Three Oaks 25- 50- 75-and 100-mile bicycle tours.

OCTOBER

October 3-5 Pumpkinfest Downtown Zeeland

We suggest that you call ahead to confirm the details before finalizing your plans. Most times the convention and visitors bureau in the area of the event is the best organization to contact (see listings on page 6).

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October 5 Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs October 4-5 The Carve:  Fruit and Vegetable Carving Contest Farmers Market Eighth Street Market Place, Holland

Artists, professional chefs, foodies, and more from across the nation show off their creative talent and imaginative flair during this annual fruit and vegetable carving contest at the farmers market.

October 5 Buster Keaton Society Convention & Film Festival Frauenthal Theatre, Muskegon

Buster Keaton grew up in the Blufton Neighborhood of Muskegon. This annual tribute to Keaton features film and television footage.

October 5 Eastown Fall Fest Grand River Park, Grand Haven   October 5 Pumpkins at Chinook Pier Chinook Pier Farmers Market, Grand Haven   October 5 VanderFest Vander Mill, Spring Lake   October 5-6 24th Annual Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour of Studios

October 13 Chili Cook Off Wicks Park, Saugatuck October 19 GrooveWalk Downtown Holland

GrooveWalk is one of the coolest nights in downtown Holland! Just purchase a wristband in advance or at the door to experience a great night of live music.

October 20 Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises Saugatuck Last trip of the season.

Studios along Blue Star Highway between Saugatuck & South Haven host their annual fall open house.

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Depot to Depot Fall Color Tours Montague / Muskegon

Every Saturday in October, you can travel one of Michigan’s most beautiful scenic drives.

October 6 Antiques on the Bluff Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph   October 12 Art & All that Jazz Downtown Douglas

Stroll through galleries and shops while viewing artist demonstrations, mingling at artist receptions, and listening to live jazz. Restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops open.  Dancing in the streets is allowed!

October 12 Pumpkinfest Downtown Montague

The famous Pumpkin Roll down Dowling Hill begins at 11a.m. Enjoy many pumpkin events, including largest pumpkin, pumpkin painting, seed spitting, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin bowling.

October 12 Fall Funfest Day Coghlin Park, Saugatuck   October 12 Lakeshore Harvest Country 7th Annual Road Rally South Haven

This annual ride through Lakeshore Country carefully navigates back-roads to visit farms and other notable destinations. Registration required.

October 12-13 Goose Festival Fennville   October 12-13 36th Annual Fall Gallery Stroll Weekend Saugatuck / Douglas  

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117

Rapid River 69

Eckerman 123

67

City

Newberry

Seney

Rock 41

untain rway

550

Sault Ste. Marie

123

2 163

Sandusky 53

2 90

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Marquette

41

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“Marco!” “Polo!”

TWO PARKS IN ONE. There’s endless fun waiting for you at Michigan’s Adventure. And with your purchase of a general admission ticket, you get access to WildWater Adventure, too. That’s both parks for one price. It’s everything you’re looking for, and more.

www.miadventure.com

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Summer 2012  

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Windmill Island Gardens

HOLLAND

MICHIGAN

Over 100,000 Spring Tulips Changing to Annuals Guided Tours of America’s only Authentic Dutch Windmill, “De Zwaan” Amsterdam Street Organ 1929 Antique Carousel Wooden Shoe Souvenir Shop Historical Multi-Media Presentation Frisian Horses and Cows with Other Farm Animals Tropical Conservatory Little Netherlands Museum Klompen Dancing (Summer) Authentic Dutch Games Special Events During Tulip Time in May 1 Lincoln Avenue, downtown Holland, Michigan

www.windmillisland.org 6   Summer 2012

Open Daily, mid-April through early October

616.355.1030

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Shoreline Visitors Guide 2013  

Covering West Michigan's Lakeshore Region

Shoreline Visitors Guide 2013  

Covering West Michigan's Lakeshore Region

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