Grand Haven Special Events

The City of Grand Haven is committed to helping you host a high quality event that showcases our community. While we’re known for our beautiful waterfront and summertime activities, we have many year-round events to be enjoyed throughout the year by our residents and guests to the area.

Prior to holding an event in the City, we want to learn as much as possible about your plans so we can provide you with the proper guidance regarding necessary City permits, licenses, inspections and process. Generally, the earlier we learn about your event the better prepared we’ll be to assist you, respond to requests and provide you with feedback to make your event run as smoothly as possible. It is our goal to help you provide a safe, sanitary and fun event!

Need a permit for your special event? View the forms section below to see what applications may apply to your event. Want to understand what’s allowed and what’s required? Click on the policies section below to view more information. Does it all just sound confusing? Don’t worry! We’re here to help and you can start by checking out the Special Event Planning and Resource Guide which walks you through the steps to approval.