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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Celebrating at Celebration on the Grand

Celebration on the Grand's shift to summer came with a almost fall-like weather on Friday afternoon.

However, it wasn't autumn.

It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.

The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.

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100.5 The River’s July 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Check out the 40 songs in The River‘s rotation for the month of November.

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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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Frustrated Dads Parody Disney’s Frozen [Video]

If your kids or grandkids are of the "frozen age," as in Disney's Frozen, you may have reached the point of enough is enough.  Enough of the songs, enough of the movie, you are driving me crazy!!

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Rock Stars With Cats

Who doesn't love cats?

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Singing to Your dog is Sweet [Video]

Every open-mic performer in the country would love an audience like this dog.

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Casey Kasem, Radio Legend and Voice of Shaggy, Dies at 82

Casey Kasem, the radio legend who hosted the weekly 'American Top 40' program in its various incarnations from 1970-2004, has died.

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Standale Summer Concert Series Returns for Second Year

Last year, the Standale Summer Concert Series brought hundreds to Walker Community Park for free live music and kids activities.

The concert series is returning this summer and the lineup has been announced.

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Four Lovely Musicians ‘Hit it Out of the Park’ in Concert [Video]

 

I love to find amazing videos, and this one is AMAZING.

Four musicians, ladies from Germany, walk out on stage for a concert, then proceed to blow the roof off. 

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Cher Returns to Van Andel Arena on Oct. 20 for Concert with Pat Benatar! [Video]

Well, here is a big announcement! Coming back to Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena will be Cher!

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