4th of July Fireworks Show

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Grand Haven will take place on July 4, 2018 and is funded by the City of Grand Haven, Grand Haven Township and many area businesses and organizations. Thanks to all who contribute to one of West Michigan’s largest 4th of July fireworks displays!


To start the evening, the Armed Forces Medley, specifically recognizing those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces, will play at 10:04pm. The main show will follow with a start time of 10:10pm. This year’s show will run approximately 28 minutes and will feature the Grand Haven Musical Fountain along with over 3000 fireworks.


Please remember that the placement of spot marking materials prior to 12:01 a.m. is prohibited. Items that may be used to mark a spot include blankets and sheets, golf tees and caution tape. Signs informing the public of this notice will be posted.


Please remember that no tents, sand bags, plastic tarps, duct tape, rocks, stakes or spray paint are allowed. Plastic tarps suffocate and kill the grass. Rocks and stakes present a tripping hazard. All plastic tarps, duct tape, rocks, or stakes placed in any public park or

You could soon create Musical Fountain shows


You could soon create Musical Fountain shows
City approves contract to produce new choreography software.

Via the Grand Haven Tribune – Alex Doty; July 14th, 2015

From pipes and computers to lights, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain has seen all sorts of improvements in the past few years.

The next improvement city officials will have completed is the installation of new choreography software for the fountain.

City officials recently approved a $19,750 contract with Apex Controls Inc. to develop the new software.

“That software enables anybody in the public to program a show for the fountain, submit it to our website — and, if it meets our criteria, it will be integrated into our song list for the fountain,” Grand Haven Facilities Manager Dan Vivian said. “We currently don’t have any way to do that.”

Vivian noted that there was software designed 10-15 years ago that allowed people to program for the fountain, but it has become obsolete.

“You can’t even download it on your computer anymore because it’s such an old piece of technology,” he said.

In 2013, the city teamed with Grand Valley State University on a project to develop new choreography software. Although a lot of …