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Amway Family Fireworks 2015
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Watch the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks Show Right Here [Video]

In case you didn't make it out to downtown on Saturday, July 4th, we caught the fireworks show for you! A lot of people continue to shoot off their fireworks, but this show was HUGE!

Turn up your computer really loud, sit back with a beer, and enjoy all the fireworks exploding over the Grand River from Saturday night's show.

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Missed Hanging Out Downtown for the 4th of July – Here’s Some Highlights [Video]

Saturday night downtown was a fun night of celebration for our Independence Day in Grand Rapids! We have lots of bands playing, a bunch of great food and drink, and of course, a HUGE fireworks display off a bridge across the Grand River!

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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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
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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Video of the Semi Truck Full of Fireworks Exploding on I-94 Today

It's been a Snowmageddon-type news day today, with the crazy 150-car-pileup on I-94 between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek today. Sadly, we have had reports of a fatality at the scene, and several injuries.

Keep listening to GRD for updates on this accident, and traffic issues all around the area, as well as keeping up to date here!

But for at least a little fun with the Snowmageddon, we get this video posted of the fireworks truck that apparently began the I-94 accident today.

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Watch Majesty of a Fireworks Factory Exploding [Video]

What happens when a fireworks factory explodes?

Stupid question. It's crazy.

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Fireworks 2014
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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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Courtesy of Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Tonight!

Last night, I am sure you couldn't fall asleep to the booms and bangs of the fireworks all around your area.

Well, the excitement continues tonight at Ah-Nab-Awen park!

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Where Did Fireworks Come From? The Manly Story

Guys like to blow stuff up.  We do, we can't help it.

But where did they come from?  How cool and manly are they?  What makes the different colors?

Check out this fun video that answers all these questions, and more!

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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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