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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Advanced Screening of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ 3D Tonight at Celebration! Cinema North!

Want to see the NEW "Transformers: Age of Extinction" a day early?

Tonight is your chance at Celebration! Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE in Grand Rapids at Knapps Corner!

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Jackie Gets Ready For ‘Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere in Time)’

This is the week we open "Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere in Time)" at Circle Theatre in Grand Rapids!

We are in the final stages of prepping for the show including getting the monster set we have placed as well as finishing up the different character makeup styles.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble Postponed to Aug. 1

Because of inclement weather and water flooding portions of the North Kent Golf Course near Rockford, the Free Beer & Hot Wings Golf Scramble originally scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed.

The new date: Aug. 1.

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GRD & Metro PCS Hitting the Beach This Summer!

97.9 GRD and Metro PCS are teaming up and hitting the local beaches this summer for the 2014 Beach Hit season!

Check out our full schedule here!

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Check Out New ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ in Dino-Box [Video]

The new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is about to hit theaters next week.

And, in this movie, they are introducing the Dino-Bots! If seeing Optimus Prime on a Dino-Bot wasn't epic already, how about you riding a Dino-Bot during the movie?!

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See How an Event Gets Built and Run in 5 Minutes of Time-Lapse [Video]

Here at GRD and our sister stations, we put on a lot of events. From big to small, from shows to just fun things to do, there's a lot of stuff that goes on.

Here's a fun video for you, so you can see one whole day's work and fun in building an event for you.  

On Friday, we had a party in our parking lot called "Sun of a Beach", and we brought the beach to downtown Grand Rapids, brought in some bands and invited all of you to come party with us.

Watch the whole day's setup, show, and tear down -- all in five minutes.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Fun at Sun of A Beach Festival!

On Friday was the Sun of a Beach Festival, a sweet concert outside in our parking lot. We even brought in the sand and a pontoon boat!

It was the coolest beach party right downtown Grand Rapids!

I had rehearsal for "Sleeping Beauty," so I didn't plan on attending. But things took a dramatic turn, though, and I ended up double-fisting PBRs in a hoodie and running shorts.

Check out some photos from the night!

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Beer is Here! 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference is in Beer City USA

The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

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Metalhead Ned Sets Up Camp at Carnival of Chaos

I have arrived, and it is time to party! More than 80 local bands, Wayne Static, camping and all the booze that one can fit into a car! It is time for Carnival of Chaos!

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A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Chiodos All Coming to The Deltaplex on Sept. 15! [Video]

Get ready! This massive show is coming to The Delta Plex!

A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and Chiodos are ALL coming to The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center on Sept. 15!

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