The 20-minute Amway Family Fireworks display scheduled to illuminate the downtown Grand Rapids skies on Saturday night is an event months in the making designed by a family business with fourth-generation roots in such efforts.
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.
This coming Sunday, June 22, it's the second annual Chalk Flood and Street Fair along Monroe Center between Ionia Avenue and Division Avenue. Everyone coming downtown gets to decorate the sidewalk and street along these blocks. 6.25 Paper Studio and Gina’s Boutique, two Downtown businesses, will host the event to support the Downtown neighborhood.
LPGA pros Morgan Pressel and Nicole Castrale might not have quite arrived with a fashion suggestion revealed this morning, but they both embrace the reasons behind the red argyle that's popped up around Grand Rapids since May 9.
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