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Daredevil Circus Company/Anthony Nowack
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Daredevil Circus Company Performs at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

A homegrown Grand Rapids circus troupe is performing Saturday in a return show for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Daredevil Circus Company brings its Cirque du Soleil-style show to the Amway Family Fireworks at 8 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Re/Max of Grand Rapids’ Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon at Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

But before that colorful display next Saturday, Re/Max of Grand Rapids' Family Fun Zone from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST at Ah-Nab-Awen park.

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Michael Valdez, ThinkStock
Michael Valdez, ThinkStock
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Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and Activities in West Michigan – 2014

Independence Day weekend will bring many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy fireworks in West Michigan in 2014.

Take a look at our list and have a great Independence Day weekend!

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Salvation Army’s Talent & Treasure Sale is Saturday

The Salvation Army is having a fun event tomorrow, Saturday, June 28.

You can show your talents and display your treasures at The Salvation Army’s Women Auxiliary's 'Talent & Treasure' event.  It takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with set up starting at 8:00 am at the Salvation Army of Fulton Heights Corps located at 1215 Fulton, East.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Millie is a Pool Shark at age 101 [Video]

Shooting pool is something that has been a part of my life since I was a little boy.  My grandfather had a pool table and I remember Tuesday night family dinners that would end up in the pool room for a family 'shoot out.' I've played pool since I was old enough to hold a cue stick.

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(Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)
(Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)
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Rockford Group to Bike 300 Miles for Haitian Orphans

This coming Monday, June 23, 26 people will take off on a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride from Rockford, Michigan to Harrod, Ohio.  It's not just a 'fun ride,' it has a serious purpose.  The riders are raising funds and awareness for H.I.S. Home for Children, an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. This is one of three groups that will converge in Harrod, Ohio on June 28.

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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Tuesday Evening Music Club Begins July 1 at Meijer Gardens

It's hard to believe that July is but a couple of weeks away.  And yet, that's an exciting time when the summer's best family entertainment value, the Tuesday Evening Music Club kicks off.  The Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage free to Meijer Gardens members—throughout July and August.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Coming in August

 

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014 will burst on the scene in August again during the peak of the summer harvest in West Michigan. This year Restaurant Week GR will include 12 days of creative local 3-course menus at over 60 restaurants – from Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 – adding an additional day for the event, which since 2010 has been 10 to 11 days.

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(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Chalk Flood and Street Fair is This Sunday, June 22 Downtown

This coming Sunday, June 22, it's the second annual Chalk Flood and Street Fair along Monroe Center between Ionia Avenue and Division Avenue. Everyone coming downtown gets to decorate the sidewalk and street along these blocks. 6.25 Paper Studio and Gina’s Boutique, two Downtown businesses, will host the event to support the Downtown neighborhood.

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
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Midwest League All-Star Classic: Tigers Great Willie Horton Appearing; Whitecaps’ Jonathan Crawford Starting Pitcher

For those of my generation, the 1968 Detroit Tigers will always have a special place in our hearts.

So, it was great to see that the star leftfielder from that team, Willie Horton, will be making an appearance at Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star Classic.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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