Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Jun 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Spring Lake’s big annual festival is this week, with the fireworks show at Mill Point Park late Saturday night.

(1) Spring Lake Heritage Festival — continues through Saturday night. Friday’s events include a car show at the Harvest Bible Chapel parking lot from 5-8 p.m., a cornhole tournament at Mill Point Park (registration is 5-6 p.m. and throwing begins at 6 p.m.), and the Wet-N-Wild Foam Party at the park from 5-10:30 p.m. On Saturday, the 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. from Central Park, followed by a craft fair at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), a Civil War cemetery walk and presentation beginning at 2:30 p.m., and the Party at the Point (Mill Point Park, 5-10:30 p.m.). The festival finale is the fireworks show at the park at 10:15 p.m.

(2) Grand Haven Elks Lodge Flag Day Ceremony — 6 p.m. Friday at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium. Eight historic flags will be presented at the short ceremony. The Acapella Bellas, an all-women barbershop quartet, will perform on the stage. If you have old flags, bring them to the ceremony. Those flags will be passed along to the local American Legion post, which will host a flag retirement event at 7 p.m. Friday.

(3) Deep Greens & Blues concert — 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday at Camp Blodgett, 6 miles south of Grand Haven at 10451 Lakeshore Ave. The band will be playing on the deck of the Loeks Retreat Center for the camp’s 2019 Acoustic Sunset Concert Series. Admission and parking are free (suggested donation is $10 for adults). You are invited to come early and bring a picnic supper, your favorite beverage, family and friends, as gates open at 6 p.m.

(4) Muskegon Heights Festival — through Saturday night at Rowan Park. This community celebration features games, arts and crafts, concerts and food vendors. Friday’s lineup features hip-hop artist Twista. A city parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. R&B/funk band Switch (featuring Raydio) will play Saturday night.

(5) Movies on Deck: “Big” — 10 p.m. Friday at the USS LST 393 Museum, 560 Mart St., Muskegon. The 13th annual film series features great movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings atop the restored landing ship. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather-appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event.


Book Signing: Kyle Brooky — 1-3 p.m. Saturday at The Bookman, 715 Washington Ave., Grand Haven. The Grand Haven Township man is author of “Abandoned Michigan” and “Abandoned Detroit.”

Wildlife Encounter: Kids! Serpents of the Sand: Hognose Snake — 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Hemlock Crossing, 8115 W. Olive Road, West Olive.

Taste of Muskegon — Friday night and all day Saturday at Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon. It will feature 34 food vendors and craft brews. Tickets for tasting will be on sale at the park.

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