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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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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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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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Laurence Griffiths, Getty Imate
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Crowd Watches World Cup at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids [Photos]

The U.S. lost to Belgium 2-1 and were eliminated from the World Cup yesterday, but the crowd gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids still had a good time.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Rescued Dog Becomes Instagram Star [Photos]

Meet Ginny, a Jack Russell terrier that was left on the side of the road that now has a huge following on Instagram with over 306,000 fans. The combination of Ginny's cuteness in the pictures, and the captions written by her human, Chelsea Hope England, they have become celebrities on Instagram.

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Bruno Mars Wows Crowd At Van Andel Arena In Grand Rapids [Photos]

Bruno Mars entertained thousands Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.

Mars took the stage with his backup band/dancers and amazed everyone with what turned out to be a fantastic show! 

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Photo courtesy of Bill Secunda
Photo courtesy of Bill Secunda
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ArtPrize Nail Sculptor Bill Secunda Returns in 2014 with Crucifix [Photos]

Bill Secunda is well-known among fans of ArtPrize. His sculptures draw crowds and votes.

This year is likely to be no different.

Secunda's ArtPrize entry for 2014 is a crucifix made of nails.

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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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See Pictures From Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding Photo Booth

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made sure that no unauthorized photos of their wedding leaked out, as each guest had to check in their cell phone before Saturday's ceremony in Florence, Italy. But they didn't stop their guests from having a little fun at the wedding dinner. The couple installed a black and white photo booth for their guests and several guests took the opportunity to snap a few memories and get goofy. Take a look at some of the Instagram shots that people uploaded to their profiles, including some from Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Big Sean and more.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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Will Smith Helps Woman Announce Pregnancy

There are many creative ways to announce to the world that you have a baby on the way.

One woman's announcement, with a little help from Will Smith, will be hard to top.

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Well-Behaved Child Gets Parents’ Discount at Restaurant

It costs a lot of money to raise a child, but every once in a blue moon a little one may actually save you some cash.

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