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Amway Family Fireworks Primer [Sponsored]

The Amway Family Fireworks are today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fifth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Tony Wright
Tony Wright
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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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Photo Courtesy Amway
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Vox Vidorra Brings Its Indie-Soul Fusion to Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

Vox Vidorra, a Grand Rapids group of talented multi-instrumentalists, is performing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

On July 5 at 7 p.m., Vox Vidorra is in concert at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Celebration on the Grand’s July 4th [Video]

It's a weekend-long party in Grand Rapids, and it all starts with the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand on Friday, the Fourth of July!

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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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The Rhythm Aces
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The Rhythm Aces Groovin’ at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Audio]

A rockabilly-, swing- and surf music-playing Grand Rapids group is kicking off the entertainment for the Amway Family Fireworkscelebration on Saturday.

The Rhythm Aces, comprised of former members of The ChupaCobras, performs its eclectic musical styles for the Amway Family Fireworks at 6 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Three’s A Crowd Rocks at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

One of Grand Rapids' top cover bands is playing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Three’s a Crowd performs at the Amway Family Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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