Grand Haven, Michigan: Musical FountainColored light and spritzing water show, 230 feet long with 1,300 nozzles. Since 1963. Recorded voice greets audiences each summer night with "Good evening. I am the Grand Haven Musical Fountain."
- 101 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI
- View from town at the Waterfront Stadium, the fountains are on the west side of the river.
- Summer evenings daily at sunset; F-Sa evenings seasonal. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Musical Fountain
Bring a light jacket or blanket, it gets chilly near the water once the sun goes down. There are stadium bleachers to sit and watch, but some folks brought chairs and found a spot in the grass. Lots of bugs, got chewed up by mosquitoes.[Lisa, 08/29/2016]
Grand Haven Musical Fountain
There is a new sound system and updated musical shows for 2013.[Steve Glaze, 06/27/2013]
The Musical Fountain also recently upgraded to LED lighting. The 20-minute shows include a variety of music themes. Classic shows reprise songs the fountain performed from the 1960s to 2005.
We hadn't been to the fountain in more than 20 years, so we took our teenage daughter - and all enjoyed the 20 minute performance. We were glad that we had gone early to spend the day at the beach; to have traveled 2+ hours just for the 20 minute presentation would have been a let down. I had remembered it being a longer performance.
Sit in the bleachers at the Waterfront Stadium or on the grassy hillside along the river. Nightly performances Memorial Day through Labor Day; Friday and Saturday evenings in September. See website for picture, season schedule, musical selection or to place a request.[Greg & Gail Eckels, 09/18/2009]
William Booth II, the engineer credited with, as the Muskegon Chronicle put it, "making Grand Haven's Musical Fountain a true musical fountain," has passed away at age 87.
The fountain gave its first performance on May 30, 1963, and has been spritizing summer's evenings ever since. Booth's creation is 250 feet long, 100 feet wide, and pumps out 4,000 gallons of water a minute.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/09/2008]
The Musical Fountain appears nightly throughout the summer. [RA: this is a Waltzing Waters-colored light spritz-o-rama, very popular in the early 80's. Another example is in DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg, AL] Downtown Grand Haven, on the shore of Lake Michigan.[Tracy Stevens, 04/27/1997]