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2015 Festivals and Events in West Michigan

2015 Festivals and Events in West Michigan

All year long, there are activities going on in the West Michigan area to keep everyone happy. Winter offers snowshoe hikes, skiing, ice fishing tournaments, and festivals. Summer is especially busy, with parades, art fairs, farmer’s markets, festivals, and big events, like the Gus Macker tournament, Freedom Festival, and appearances by the Scottville Clown Band.

Here we’ve condensed the annual happenings, so you can see at a glance which time of year you may want to visit our wonderful area. Blue lakes, sandy beaches, and good family fun. Welcome to West Michigan!

CLICK HERE for the lakeshore festival and events guide

 

Information Provided by http://www.lakeshoremenuguide.com/stories/west_michigan_festivals_and_events

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Beach Safety Rip Currents

Beach Safety Rip Currents

According to The National Weather Service, rip currents are “channelized currents of water flowing away from shore at surf beaches.” If you’re ever caught in one, follow these tips to break the grip:

  • Experts advise anyone caught in a current against trying to fight it. Instead, conserve energy.
  • Do not swim directly into shore. Either float or swim parallel to the coast until the flow of water pulling you out to the water disappears

For more on rip currents, as well as summer beach safety, visit NOAA‘s website.

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Information sourced from: http://www.today.com/news/how-escape-rip-current-t22836