Amway 4th of July Family Fireworks 2012 & Parade
WHAT: Amway 4th of July Family Fireworks
DATE: Wednesday, July 4th
WHERE: Downtown Grand Rapids, Ah Nab Awen Park
LINEUP: 5:00 p.m. Parade
6:00 p.m. Ah Nab Awen Park festivities and music begin
10:30 p.m. Fireworks! New for 2012: the fireworks will be launched from two bridges this year instead of one: the Gillette Pedestrian Bridge and the Bridge St Bridge.
DETAILS: Fireworks will illuminate the sky once again this year during 4th of July celebrations at Ah Nab Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids, presented by Amway. A parade will kick off the celebration Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. on the corner of Lyon and Monroe NW. The parade will continue down Monroe Center to Veterans' Memorial Park, 101 East Fulton St., where men and women who have served in the U.S. military will be honored. Live music and children's activities will follow in Ah Nab Awen Park, 303 Pearl St. NW, at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10:30 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.
Additional sponsors for this year's event are currently being sought. Interested businesses should contact Ed Kettle at 616-734-9622. To participate in the parade, contact Ed or visit www.4thOfJulyGR.com. Under events, click on "Parade." Anyone can participate: businesses, churches, non-profit groups, families and individuals.