The 4th of July Downtown Fireworks this year will actually be on Saturday, July 7th, and you can get a front row seat for you and your family!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) annual Independence Day fundraiser, Front Row for the Fireworks, has an evening of entertainment, discovery and fun for all on the 7th.

In addition to having front row seats underneath the fireworks, the night includes patriotic music playing on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, live sky shows in the Chaffee Planetarium, rides on the 1928 Spillman Carousel, as well as a unique Museum-wide scavenger hunt for the family. Also, event tickets will also include admission to the GRPM’s summer exhibits Be The Astronaut and Zoo In You: Microbes!

At dusk, everyone can head outside to the enclosed lawn seating areas or stay inside the Museum in air-conditioned comfort to have an amazing view of the fireworks as they burst over the Grand River. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for outdoor seating.

During the event, the Museum will offer affordable meal deals for $6.00, featuring a summer menu. Ice cream treats will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $15 for the general public. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, call 616.929.1700 or stop by the Museum’s front desk. Proceeds from this event support exhibits and programs of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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