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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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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 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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New Movies Include ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Amy’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ [Video]

Could this be the weekend that Jurassic World and Inside Out finally get some competition at the box office?

Take a look at all of this week's new releases with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Adopt Verdelle From Crash’s Landing

Visit Verdelle at Crash's Landing and you'll be glad you did. Verdelle is a stunning 5-year-old cat who is ready to be adopted.

Visit today and welcome Verdelle into your family!

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Courtesy of Upstage Crew Blues Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Upstage Crew Blues Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Upstage Crew Blues Band!

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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Tyler Howe Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Tyler Howe!

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5 Things to be Sure to Bring to the Amway Family Fireworks

The Amway Family Fireworks are this Saturday, July 4 at Ah Nab Awen Park!

In preparation for this fun, family event, we've compiled a list of the five essential things that you should bring with you to make sure you fully enjoy the festivities!

"Karl"/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
"Karl"/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Karl Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Karl came calling today.

Karl visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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100.5 The River’s July 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Edwin McCain's I'll Be

Courtesy Amway
Courtesy Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday 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 5 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 Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Another Michigan Earthquake? 3.3 Magnitude Quake Confirmed Near Battle Creek

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded roughly 8 miles north of Union City, near Battle Creek, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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2015 Michigan Governor’s Service Award Winners Include West Michigan People and Businesses

Governor Rick Snyder presented the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards to ten extraordinary volunteers and organizations at Monday night’s annual Governor's Service Awards at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.

Winners were selected from 40 finalists and included West Michigan-area people and businesses.

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