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Downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks to be Bigger Than Ever

All of us at 100.5 The River and our Grand Rapids Townsquare Media family are so excited to be a part of this years downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks. This years event, which will actually be on Friday, July 2, marks the sixth year of Amway’s sponsorship of the annual fireworks display, which promises to be bigger than ever before. As always, they will be at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, on the river in front of the Ford Presidential Museum. Of course, they're free and open to the public.

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4th Annual Andy Rent River Golf Outing is July 18

Time to play golf! And there's no better time to play than in the Annual Andy Rent River Golf Outing, July 18, at Watermark Country Club.

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2016 National Tri Championship Event in Grand Rapids

 

The Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington and Nutrilite, has once again made the list to host a National Championship event. The GR Tri is honored to accept the Nationals designation for a third year in a row.

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Looking for a Different Summer Camp Experience? How About Ambulance Camp?

There are lots of innovative summer camp opportunities out there. The traditional camp, the public museum's camp activities, the Humane Society and their camps with animals, and so much more. But, there is another one out there - Ambulance Camp.

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Here are Your Front Row Seat for the Fireworks

Downtown Grand Rapids will be packed with people for the annual Amway Fourth of July Fireworks and entertainment. However, if you come down on Monday, the 4th of July, you will have missed them. The Fireworks and celebration are on Saturday, July 2!

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The Accidentals via YouTube
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The Accidentals to Play Grand Rapids on Tap July 16 at Calder Plaza

The Accidentals are gaining notoriety here in Grand Rapids and across Michigan after releasing their Michigan love-filled song "Michigan and Again". They tour a lot, but we're lucky enough to have them coming to Grand Rapids on July 16 to play at Grand Rapids on Tap!

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Celebrates Beer

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), in partnership with Brewery Vivant, is beginning a series of three Beer Explorers classes inspired by the new exhibit Earth Explorers, and in conjunction with ongoing Science Tuesdays programs. Each class will offer a different scientific approach to the brewing and tasting of beer. What not to like, here?

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Rock the Block Street Festival is fun for Whole Family

Saturday, June 11, is the day, and Grand Rapids’ Madison Square neighborhood is the site for the sixth annual Rock the Block (RTB) Street Festival hosted by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

The community-wide event will have activities for families and children, food stands from local restaurants, a street market, a resource fair and live entertainment from hip hop group, Dead Prez. The duo will perform on LINC’s RTB main stage from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Additional live entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. and run throughout the day including local singing groups, dance and step troupes and fitness exercises.

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Grand Rapids Children Will Have Free or Reduced Cost Meals This Summer

Summer should be a time of fun, exploration and relaxation, for school children in Grand Rapids. But, for many, summer also means they are left without the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Across the country more than 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals once the school year ends, and it could be the case for nearly a thousand in Grand Rapids, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Memorial Day is a Tribute to All Who Have Kept us Free [Video]

It's Memorial Day, 2016. Possibly, just another day for some, but for most of us, a day to remember, honor and salute the men and women of the armed forces who, so bravely, have worked and fought to keep us FREE.

I could go on and pontificate about how we should never forget, but I found a video on You Tube that does it much better.

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47th Annual Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend

It's hard to believe, but Festival is just days away...next weekend!

2016 will be the 47th Festival of the Arts, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the state.

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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 2nd

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 2 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

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