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Amway Family Fireworks – the Big Fireworks Show! [Photos]

Another Amway Family Fireworks is in the books! What a great night of music, food, family, fun, and fireworks!

If you missed the fireworks show, or if you want to relive the show, we got some photos of it to share with you! 

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Grand Rapids Fireworks Laws

'Tis the season for me to get irritated by the people in my neighborhood who have been shooting off fireworks and scaring my dog for the past two weeks.

The upside is, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are days that it is actually LEGAL to shoot off fireworks within the city limits. Not sure what your rights are when it comes to fireworks? Well, we found the info for you. 

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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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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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Michael Valdez, ThinkStock
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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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Great Firework Shows All Across The USA!

Of course we have a great firework show in Downtown Grand Rapids. The Amway Family Fireworks Show kicks off tonight at 10:30 on the Grand River. And other communities have great shows too. Including the Whitecaps at Fifth Third Ballpark both on the Fourth AND Friday night as well.

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Ready For Fireworks? Here’s The BIG List!

From our close friends at WZZM TV13, the official list of all the fireworks shows and celebrations for the 4th of July in Michigan! Shameless plug: WFGR sponsors the FREE 4th of July Fireworks at Gun Lake Casino, starting at 10:30! See Cluck the chicken and other surprises between 6 and 8!

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Is it Illegal to Shoot Fireworks While Drinking?

 

First off, with this heatwave, things are REALLY Dry.  Be smart, and I mean real smart. Keep an eye as best you can on fireworks. We don't need to burn down a city this weekend or over the 4th.

With all the new fireworks out there and legal this year in Michigan, cities trying to figure out what they can do to protect the public - including GR.

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Like Fireworks? Help Out The 40th Annual Cutlerville Days!

If no one steps up, the 40th annual Cutlerville Days fireworks show scheduled for Saturday night will be cancelled. The need for sponsors to raise the 13-ish thousand dollars to put on a good fireworks show have fallen through. This will be the first time in the 40 year history of the festival with no fireworks.

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Family’s Fireworks Fear In Ada [VIDEO]

Who hasn't gone to a fireworks show on the 4th of July and seen a stray spark or flare and wonder "Man I hope someone isn't too close to that!" For the Atwell family of Wayland they WERE too close...too close for comfort!

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