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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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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live, Via Twitter, Instagram, on 98.7 WFGR

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 98.7 WFGR.

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Amway Family Fireworks Primer [Sponsored]

The Amway Family Fireworks are today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fifth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics Display with Grand Rapids Crew Illuminates Amway Family Fireworks [Video]

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.

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Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee’s Solos History: 30 Years of Insane Stunts [Video]

Nobody in rock history has done more to expand the concept of what a drum solo can look and sound like than Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. Here's video proof.

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Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee’s Solos History: 30 Years of Insane Stunts [Video]

Nobody in rock history has done more to expand the concept of what a drum solo can look and sound like than Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. Here's video proof.

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Vox Vidorra Brings Its Indie-Soul Fusion to Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

Vox Vidorra, a Grand Rapids group of talented multi-instrumentalists, is performing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

On July 5 at 7 p.m., Vox Vidorra is in concert at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Celebration on the Grand’s July 4th [Video]

It's a weekend-long party in Grand Rapids, and it all starts with the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand on Friday, the Fourth of July!

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Alice Cooper Rocks Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena [Video/Photos]

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper hit the Van Andel Arena last night to kick off Motley's Final Tour in Grand Rapids!

Alice Cooper and his amazing band opened the show with a fantastic set of Cooper hits, one after the other, without any really stopping!

Alice and the gang ripped through the set at a fast pace, never slowing down and never letting up. The sound was great, the band was on fire and Alice brought out several of his famous props and effects for the show!

It's not a Cooper show if he doesn't cut off his head, get in the electric chair, sing in a straight jacket, and let his guitar players rip it up!

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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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The Final Tour: Motley Crue Overcomes Technical Problems in Grand Rapids Opener [Video]

A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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