Free Community Dance Event To Honor Troops in Fruitport


DANCING INTO SUNSET, MILITARY NIGHT: Pomona Park, 93 S. Third Ave, Fruitport, MI

Dancing Into Sunset Honors Troops at Military Night with Live Music Featuring The Silverado Band, with A Cappella Patriotic Group Voices of Freedom, and Special Guests, the U.S. Coast Guard and Scout Troop 4023

Free community event, Dancing Into Sunset, headed into its 7th Season on June 8, 2023, moving steadily toward Military Night, its mid-season tribute to the service people of the U.S. Armed Forces, law enforcement, and first responders, which will be held on July 6, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Sponsored by Dietz House Moving Engineers, crowd favorite The Silverado Band, and a cappella singing group Voices of Freedom, will showcase patriotic music at Dancing Into Sunset for this year’s Military Night event. The U.S. Coast Guard plans to bring a boat down to the Fruitport boat launch to join the dance again this year, provided there are no emergencies on the water. Scout Troop 4023 will also help us pay tribute to each Military Branch. Military veterans will be able to join the U.S. Coast Guard and Scout Troop 4023 on stage to stand behind their respective Branch flags after they are marched out during Voices of Freedom’s Branch song medley around 8pm.

Tribute Honors Available for Fans

As part of Military Night’s special honors for our troops, visitors can bring a photo of their loved one to place at the “Wall of Fame.” Those who wish to make a contribution to the night ahead of time can stop by Fruitport Orchard Market and donate non-perishable items to a collection box that Blue Star Moms will send off to the troops. The box will be on site at Pomona Park, Thursday, July 6, where visitors will also have an opportunity to bring non-perishable items and to write a note or short letter to slip into the box to encourage our service people. Special treats will be donated by Fruitport Orchard Market, and flowers will be donated by Spring Lake Floral. Mini American Made Flags will also be passed out.

In addition, this year Harbor Transit’s Laker Loop Trolley is FREE and circles Spring Lake every hour. The Laker Loop Trolley stops at Pomona Park regularly during dances, and connects with the Grand Haven Buccaneer Loop Trolley at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn, going to Pomona Park and back from Grand Haven.

Last summer, hundreds gathered at the Pomona Park Band Shell on the sunny shore of Spring Lake to enjoy The Silverado Band and Voices of Freedom for Military Night. The U.S. Coast Guard and Scout Troop 4023 participated in last year’s honors as well.

Join Dancing Into Sunset for Military Night, July 6, 2023, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, to celebrate our freedom and pay respect for those who fought to preserve it!