The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 2 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2016 event marks the sixth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

Photo Courtesy of Amway

The celebration is, as in years past, free and open to the public.

Amway Family Fireworks for 2015 starts mid-afternoon July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on the west side of the Grand River.

The event includes family fun activities, games, food trucks, vendors exhibits, music and entertainment and runs through the fireworks display, which begins about 10:30 p.m. EST.

The music and entertainment runs in the evening, starting at 5:30 p.m. EST. The line-up of performances includes:

  • 566 Air National Guard Band of the Midwest
  • Upstage Crew Blues Band
  • DJ Monica Parker
  • Hey Marco!

Amway will also be sponsoring a fun family zone from 7-9 p.m featuring:

  • Face painting.
  • Water/fake tattoos.
  • Balloon characters.

The Amway Family Fireworks event, music and activities are all focused on celebrating family, freedom and community.

“The Amway Family Fireworks is a great way for us to focus on the things that are important to us as a company: family, freedom and community. Amway does stand for the American way after all!” said David Madiol, of Amway community relations. “We are looking forward to providing another great event for our community.”

Townsquare Media Grand Rapids' radio stations and on-air personalities will be at the event, including:

 

Aside from Amway, Channel 95.7, 100.5 The River, 98.7 WFGR, 97.9 WGRD, Magic 94.1 and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, corporate sponsors include The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, DematicIonia Free Fair, The D&W Fresh Market Picnic PopsKodiak Construction, Metro PCS, Majoor's Concessions, VHF Concessions, and Good to Glow. The community partners include the City of Grand Rapids, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and the Downtown Grand Rapids Alliance.