2019 Schedule of Events

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August 30, 2019

Please Welcome Our 2019 Salmon Festival Interns

Hello! My name is Jackie Meeuwenberg and I will be the intern for the 16th annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival! I am so excited to be joining this amazing team to help execute another fun-filled and successful Salmon Festival! I am eager to learn about the world of event planning and management through this amazing…

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May 8, 2019

KidZone = Family Fun

Today, guest blogger Emily Cisneros of Coldwell Banker shares some of her past experiences & future excitement for the Grand Haven Salmon Festival! How long have you been involved in Salmon Festival? Coldwell Banker-Grand Haven has been involved with Salmon festival for 2 years now.   We are the major sponsor for the KidZone. What is…

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September 11, 2018

5 Reasons to Attend the Salmon Festival as Told by Gifs

5 Reasons to Attend the Salmon Festival as Told by Gifs: 1. There’s an event for everyone! From a KidZone to Grape Stomp and everything in between, we have the whole family covered. via tenor  2. The food. Whether it’s the Traditional Salmon Boil or Gourmet Salmon Cook-off, we offer many delicious options that will take…

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August 17, 2018

Call for Artists!

The Grand Haven Salmon Festival is looking to add more local and regional artists to its 2018 Art Fair. The event will take place on September 15 from 10am to 6pm at the Brass River Plaza in Grand Haven. The art fair showcases nature, recycled products, and original artwork such as pottery, oil paintings, glass work, and…

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May 29, 2018

Meet the Voice Behind the Salmon Fest

Presenting the 2018 Grand Haven Salmon Fest Intern: Liv Passe! Liv is a rising senior at Grand Valley State who is majoring in Advertising & Public Relations and minoring in Psychology. She is a member of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team on campus and is also a consultant for Grand Valley’s Speech Lab. Originally from…

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May 22, 2018

5 Reasons to Participate in Rycenga’s Purple Romp Grape Stomp

1. You could be a winner! Whoever stomps the most juice during a two minute period wins! Winner receives special gift bag, $50 D&W Fresh Market gift card, sash and crown!                 2. Stomping grapes is a great workout If you’re skipping the gym to come to the…

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July 5, 2016

Salmon Festival Wins 1st Pure Award

Last month it was announced at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Lansing that the Grand Haven Salmon Festival is the recipient of the 2016 Pure Award. The award was born this year to recognize excellence in the stewardship of Michigan’s natural, cultural, and heritage resources. Our festival was personally recognized at the state…

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May 27, 2016

Composting in Six Easy Steps!

Grand Haven Salmon Festival

  For more information on the Grand Haven Salmon Festival and our sustainability efforts, please visit! Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Instagram! Source: Environmental Protection Agency

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May 29, 2015

Why You Should Eat More Salmon

At the beginning of the summer, I decided, like most people do when bikini season rolls around, that it was time to get healthy. It was pretty easy to start exercising more even though I didn’t want to, but it wasn’t as easy to find healthier foods to eat, especially for a picky eater like…

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July 15, 2014