The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway

The celebration is, as in years past, free and open to the public.

Amway Family Fireworks for 2015 starts mid-afternoon July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on the west side of the Grand River.

The event includes family fun activities, games, food trucks, vendors exhibits, music and entertainment and runs through the fireworks display, which begins about 10:30 p.m. EST.

The music and entertainment runs in the evening, starting at 5:30 p.m. EST. The line-up of performances includes:

  • 5:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. - Holland American Legion Band
  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Upstage Crew Blues Band
  • 8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Tyler Howe Band
  • 9:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m. - Pop Cult

Amway will also be sponsoring a fun family zone from 7-9 p.m featuring:

  • Face painting
  • Water/fake tattoos.

The Amway Family Fireworks event, music and activities are all focused on celebrating family, freedom and community.

“The Amway Family Fireworks is a great way for us to focus on the things that are important to us as a company: family, freedom and community. Amway does stand for the American way after all!” said David Madiol, of Amway community relations. “We are looking forward to providing another great event for our community.”

Townsquare Media Grand Rapids' radio stations and on-air personalities will be at the event, including:

Russ Hines, general manager and vice president of Townsquare Media Grand Rapids looks forward to sharing fun and freedom with others at the Amway Family Fireworks.

“It’s exciting to come together as a community to give families a place to enjoy and celebrate our nation’s independence,” he said.

Aside from Amway, Channel 95.7, 100.5 The River, 98.7 WFGR, 97.9 WGRD, 1410 AM The Touch and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, corporate sponsors include SpartanNashIonia Free Fair, Godwin Plumbing Services, Hardware, Heating & Cooling and Aqua Systems, Kodiak Construction, Bath Fitter, CitySen Lounge, Majoor's Concessions, VHF Concessions, and It's Glow Time. The community partners include the City of Grand Rapids, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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