Community updates: Friday, July 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announces Summer Meals program sites Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has shared its list of sites for this year’s USDA-funded Summer Meals program happening throughout the city. Through the program, children up...

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Community updates: Friday, July 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NEWS

Coalition of Michigan restaurant and bar owners pledge to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines A growing group of restaurant and bar owners in Michigan are joining together to commit to COVID-19 safety guidelines laid out by public health officials....

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates 25 years of Picnic Pops with fireworks and patriotic music, July 11-12

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

Twenty-five years ago, on the hills of Cannonsburg Ski Area, several thousand gathered for an evening’s entertainment. The ski lift was still. Not a flake of snow covered the ground. In fact, it was a scorching hot summer’s day for the...

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Fourth annual Burton Heights Reunion to celebrate unity

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, July 7, families from all over the Greater Grand Rapids area are invited to Garfield Park to celebrate with the Burton Heights neighborhood. The Fourth annual Burton Heights Reunion will begin at 12 noon in the park and will run to 8 p....

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Fireworks, mariachi music wrap up Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops in two special, one-night only shows

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, since its debut in 1995, has drawn more than half a million people to Cannonsburg Ski Area. The summer series’ latest fans include Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director Marcelo...

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Experience a front row seat for the fireworks at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under NEWS

It’s almost time for the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) annual Independence Day fundraising event, Front Row for the Fireworks, which offers visitors an evening of entertainment, discovery and fun. Front Row for the Fireworks will...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Fireworks

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under

Triumphant classical favorites including Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and the best fireworks show in West Michigan. Come together for a soaring kickoff to the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops 2016! Lawn...

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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

Celebrating independence and community is the main focus of this year’s Fourth of July festivities around the Grand Rapids area. From Grandville to East Grand Rapids, neighborhoods will hold several events to entertain and captivate people of...

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Let's take charge of our Independence day celebration as residents

by (Annie)

Submitted 08-02-2014 under OPINION

Every year we rely on the generosity of the wealthy to put on our Independence day festivities. What if, instead, the city set up a way that the residents of Grand Rapids can have more of a say in the way events happen? An account could be set up...

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Celebrate Independence Day downtown

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

For the first time this year, the city of Grand Rapids will celebrate Independence Day by combining the Amway Family Fireworks with Celebration on the Grand festivities to create one two-day event.  Both events will be held at Ah-Nab-Awen Park...

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