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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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Fun With the Public Museum’s Digital Scavenger Hunt

Now, you can become a Museum Explorer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) through a special digital scavenger hunt experience. Visitors can utilize the free Goosechase application to compete in special missions throughout the GRPM, earning points to win prizes. How cool is that?

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Best Activities for Kids at Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

The 47th annual Festival of the Arts is this weekend in Grand Rapids! Festival begins at noon on Friday and runs until 6PM on Sunday.

There is a lot for kids at Festival, but little legs can get tired quickly. Not to mention stroller-pushing arms. It's best to plan ahead.

Take look at our guide for kids and enjoy Festival 2016!

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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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Free Youth Golf Clinics at Meijer LPGA Classic

The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is offering young golfers free, two-hour clinics along with other activities throughout tournament week June 14-19.

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Mom, Where is my Fork? [Video]

This video is so sweet. Little kids are sweet anyway, but this little toddler is great. All he  wants to do is eat his bowl of mac and cheese. But he can't find his fork. He looks everywhere, but it's gone missing. Can someone please give him a "hand?"

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Free Admission to Grand Rapids Public Museum Offered to Active Duty Military and Families

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

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Inner-City Youth Baseball Get Renovated Field, Now Needs Equipment

Inner-City Youth Baseball took a big step forward yesterday with the ribbon cutting and celebration of the newly renovated Ted Rasberry Field, 1010 Sheldon Avenue, SE, here in Grand Rapids.

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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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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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Donations to Kids’ Food Basket Matched Through Monday

Double your impact in the fight against childhood hunger in West Michigan by donating now to Kids' Food Basket.

Donations to Kids' Food Basket will be matched through Monday, May 23.

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