Spring Into Spring 2015

Today’s guest blogger is Andy Cawthon who is the Promotions Committee Chair the Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority. Andy highlights what to expect at this year’s event in downtown Grand Haven. 

In the past, the advent of Spring in Downtown Grand Haven was ushered in with a “Girls Getaway Weekend” of dining, fashion, shopping and fun! This year’s event has those options and more!

Spring Into Spring Grand Haven

By collaborating with the Katty Shack 5K Race, participants can now literally “Spring Into Spring” in a race that honors victims of violent crime. Runners and non-runners alike can honor crime victims at a fund-raising dinner Friday night that will include great food courtesy of Two Tony’s, benefit raffles, great music and a fashion show!  The raffles prizes will feature fabulous prizes such as bicycles, “money trees” covered with Lotto tickets and gift certificates from Downtown Grand Haven merchants!Katty Shack Race Grand Haven

Saturday is race day followed by shopping in Downtown Grand Haven. Those runners needing to “hit the showers” can buy a day pass at the Tri-Cities YMCA and thenenjoy their afternoon downtown. Many downtown merchants will be offering special merchandise and “trunk” shows. Local restaurants, microbreweries, wine tasting rooms and clubs will offer a wide variety of exciting food, beverages and entertainment Friday and Saturday.

Make a weekend out of it thanks to area lodging properties who are offering overnight packages and deals.

{Schedule of Events}

Friday, April 24th

Katty Shack Memorial Run Packet Pick-up & Late Registration
• 4:30 – 6:30 PM: St. Patrick’s Family Center, 920 Fulton St.

Dinner & A Show:
• Pasta Dinner 4:30 – 6:30 PM
• St. Patrick’s Family Center, 920 Fulton St. Grand Haven
• Tickets: ages 13+, $9.00, ages 5-12, $6.00, under 5 free
• Music w/ Lew Russ & Co.
• Door prizes & raffles
• DDA raffle ($20 gift certificates from downtown merchants)
• DDA Fashion Show 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 25th

Katty Shack Memorial Run

  • Packet Pick-up & Late Registration
    7:00 – 8:30 AM: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 527 Taylor Ave.
  • Jazzercise w/Jennifer Juhasz
    8:00 – 8:30 AM @ the Katty Shack Race START
  • Pre-race Ceremony
    8:45 AM @ the START
  • 5K Run/Walk
    9:00 AM, START@ corner of Taylor & Wisconsin
  • 1 Mile Run/Walk
    Shortly after the 5K begins.
  • Awards Ceremony & FREE Pancake breakfast
    10:00 AM

Downtown Shopping
All Day!


What better way is there to “Spring Into Spring”? Please come and enjoy any or all of the events! For more information, check out the Spring Into Spring Website.


Andy Cawthon Grand Haven Guest Blogger{Guest Blogger Bio}
Andy Cawthon is the Promotions Committee Chair for the Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority. He has been a Grand Haven resident and passionate promoter since 2000 and a newlywed since 2002.



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