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A Drone Filmed a Fireworks Show and it’s Amazing [Video]

A drone flew into a fireworks show, filmed the entire time, and gives a view unlike any you've ever seen before.

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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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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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Enjoy Your Independence Day with These Fireworks Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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Use Fireworks and Campfires Safely Over Independence Day Weekend

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in an average year there are more fires reported on the 4th of July than on any other day.

Fireworks account for 40% of those fires.

Remember to use caution around fireworks and campfires over the holiday weekend.

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Fireworks Season Means Enjoying Community Displays, Celebrating Safely [Video/Infographic]

It's the season for fireworks, which are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.

July 4 marks the 238th anniversary this year of the United States' independence from England through the Declaration of Independence. It means celebrating our nation's founding through community events, with professionally-done aerial fireworks displays such as the Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

If consumer fireworks are used at home or elsewhere, enjoy them safely to protect lives and property while embracing Independence Day.

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Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and Activities in West Michigan – 2014

Independence Day weekend will bring many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy fireworks in West Michigan in 2014.

Take a look at our list and have a great Independence Day weekend!

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Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Full Swing

Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival kicked off this past Friday and you have this full week to celebrate.

Running through this Sunday, August 4th, there are tons of activities in honor of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

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Shooting Fireworks Tonight at Your Place? Watch Out For Your Dog (video)

There are going to be a ton of fireworks shot off tonight, and I don't mean the big shows.  I mean the home stuff.  You can buy them on every street corner, and with the new, relaxed, Michigan law, you buy the GOOD stuff.

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4th of July Celebrations in West Michigan

I have a big THANKS to give out to the West Michigan Tourist Association.  They really do an amazingt job promoting West Michigan, and keeping all of us up-to-date on all the fun things happening throughout the seasons.

One of the big celebrations is the 4th of July, and here is an update of fireworks and cool places and things to do.

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The Coast Guard Festival is off and Running

The 88th annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival blasted off for another exciting year this past weekend.  The 10-day celebration is loaded with family friendly activities, events, and attractions, most of which are free.

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What Age Should Kids Start Going To Loud Fireworks Displays? – Poll Of The Day

Time to celebrate the Fourth of July!  There's the big fireworks in Grand Rapids, plus many options in other West Michigan communities.

The fireworks are a lot of fun, but they can sometimes be a little too loud and scary for young ears.

What is a good age for kids to start going to loud fireworks displays?

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