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

Please Welcome Our New 2016 Salmon Festival Intern!

  Hello! My name is Melanie Watson, and I’m so excited to be the intern for the Salmon Festival this year, joining the great team of people who work to plan this event! I just finished my first year of college at Grand Valley State University as a Hospitality and Tourism Management major, with an…

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May 26, 2016

2015 Salmon Festival Schedule of Events!

 The 12th Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival is right around the corner! Here’s the schedule of events for this year’s festival! Tickets can be purchased on the Salmon Festival’s website or at the Grand Haven D&W Fresh Market the week of September 7, 2015. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the schedule.

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July 28, 2015

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

Please Welcome Our 2015 Salmon Festival Intern!

Hello! My name is Eryn Gregory and I am the new Salmon Festival Intern for the 2015 event! I’m so excited to get started on this journey to make the 2015 Salmon Festival the most engaging and entertaining festival for attendees of all ages! I was born and raised in Spring Lake and i’m a 2011 graduate of Spring…

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May 7, 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

KidZone Excitement

Today, guest blogger Kendra Higgins of Holiday Inn of Grand Haven & Spring Lake shares some of her past experiences & future excitement for the Grand Haven Salmon Festival! How long have you been involved in Salmon Festival? I’ve been involved with Salmon Festival for three years and part of the planning committee for the…

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June 24, 2014

Please Welcome Our New Intern

Hi Everyone! My name is Jaime Smith and I am the new Salmon Festival Intern for the 2014 event! I am very excited to be joining this amazing team to help plan the most fun and entertaining Salmon Festival ever! A little about me, I am a recent graduate of Central Michigan University! FIRE UP…

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May 14, 2014

Salmon Fest Wins “Best In State” Award!

Shortly after the conclusion of festival, the Michigan Festivals & Events Association holds its annual conference complete with workshops, networking, and annual awards. Two Grand Haven organizations were officially recognized for their “Best in State” events at the annual MFEA conference held November 7-10, 2014 in Lansing, Michigan. The Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors…

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December 12, 2013