The Grand Haven Salmon Festival is a weekend festival that is annually held in September in downtown Grand Haven. This year’s festival will take place September 13 & 14, 2019.
The Downtown Grand Haven waterfront will be bubbling with family friendly activities as D&W Fresh Market presents and Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the Grand Haven Salmon Festival —a multi-faceted festival that pays tribute to the area’s bountiful waterways as a natural resource, while coinciding with the region’s annual Salmon migration.
The event was designed to mark the passing of summer, promote the area as a unique fall tourist destination and celebrate the fall harvest season and salmon migration. The festival theme is arts, education, and entertainment and assures the residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to learn about the region’s natural assets, while experiencing the cultural appeal of the area through music, art, entertainment, history and education.
The outdoor-waterfront festival features live jazz music; Michigan wine tasting pavilion (ID required for wine/beer tasting) featuring Michigan’s top wineries and grape stomping; gourmet salmon cook-off contest; Michigan craft tasting pavilion; downtown merchant market; fine art fair and green market on the waterfront; fishing contest with weigh-in/awards ceremony; mouth-watering food and beverage treats at the Fish Boil; hands-on children’s nature-themed arts & crafts activities; and educational, environment-focused exhibits, displays, workshops—and more!
The Salmon Festival was designed to promote the importance of Michigan’s coastal waterways while paying tribute to a unique aspect of West Michigan—the annual salmon migration. Festival attendees will experience hands-on learning, education and exhibits and enjoy a culturally rich weekend experience that includes arts, crafts, live music, wine, food and family fun.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate of each event.
Sons of the American Legion Fish Boil
Friday, September 13, 2019
Grand Haven Municipal Marina
$12 adults/ $5 children
Salmon Cook-Off & Beer/Wine Pavilion
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Grand Haven Municipal Marina
- Traditional Package ($30)– includes entry, commemorative glass, 3 drink tickets, 3 salmon tasting tickets. Must be 21+
- King Salmon Package ($50) – includes entry, commemorative glass, 10 drink tickets, 10 salmon tasting tickets. Must be 21+
- Salmon Only Package ($25) – includes entry and 5 salmon tasting tickets
- Drinks Only Package ($30)– includes entry, commemorative glass, and 5 drink tickets. Must be 21+
- Designated Driver/Entry Only ($10)– package or entry fee required for entry for adults 18+. Kids 17 & under free with paid adult.
For more information about the Grand Haven Salmon Festival, visit the festival’s website.