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Downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks to be Bigger Than Ever

All of us at 100.5 The River and our Grand Rapids Townsquare Media family are so excited to be a part of this years downtown 4th of July Amway Family Fireworks. This years event, which will actually be on Friday, July 2, marks the sixth year of Amway’s sponsorship of the annual fireworks display, which promises to be bigger than ever before. As always, they will be at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, on the river in front of the Ford Presidential Museum. Of course, they're free and open to the public.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Fifth Third River Bank Run Will be Here Soon and They Need Your Help

We're just hitting April and Spring is trying to settle in. It's hard to believe that the Fifth Third River Bank Run is actually but six weeks away. The good news is, you don't have to be a runner to have fun and be involved with the run.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Here Come the Chickens

The chickens are coming...the chickens are coming!

Yes, the Chickens are back, as Gilda’s LaughFest, announced they’ll attempt to take back the Guinness World Record for ”Largest Rubber Chicken Toss!”

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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Cuba! Are We Friends Now? Is it Really Open for Business?

Havana, Cuba: One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday (July 20, 2015), when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other's capitals. However, is Cuba really open for business?

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Art Wasn’t the Only Exciting Creation During ArtPrize. How About Cocktails [Video]

ArtPrize has come to an end for 2015, and how exciting it was. Thousands of people admiring, adoring, and voting for their favorite piece of art during the world's largest art festival.

But art itself wasn't the only creative exhibit happening in Grand Rapids. The Sundance Grill & Bar was creating some fabulous cocktails for weary ArtPrizers.

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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 4th

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Friday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Say the cottage to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink.

Mostly, though, they’re memories of family because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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