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Grand Rapids Michigan July 4th 2010 Celebration

Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks and Celebration will be held at

Ah Nab Awen Park along the Grand River in downtown Grand

Rapids.  The evenings entertainment will start at 6 pm and

conclude with the fireworks display at 10:30 pm.

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Schedule of Free Events:

6:00 pm – Octaglee Vocal Octet sing patriotic selections

6:15-6:45 pm – Spittin’ Image – 8th & 9th grade students  play

contemporary and classic rock

7:00 –7:30 pm – Gabriel James – Alternative style

7:45 – 8:30 pm – Silversmith – Group plays original music from

blues to classic  rock

8:30 – 9:15 pm – Four Finger Five – Band plays a unique mix of rock and blues

9:15 – 9:30 pm – Ralston Bowles – Popular West Michigan entertainer

9:30 – 10:30 pm – Natchez Trace – One of Michigan’s favorite Vocal Bands

10:30 pm – FIREWORKS!!!!

fireworks

GRNOW Fireworks information

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Ada/Cascade Michigan July 4th 2010 Celebrations

Ada MI July 4th Celebration

Friday July 2, 2010 Ada Park – Bike Decorating Day

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$4  kids 4-12 yrs who show up with parent or guardian

[fee includes supplies and helpers]

Copy of fireworks Evanston close up2

Saturday July 3rd, 2010:

Parade Line up 9:30 AM   Parking Lot near McDonalds

4th of July Parade 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Entertainment/Activities 11:00 AM- 6:00  PM  Ada Village Green

“On the Green Activities”

New Classic Car Show  Thornapple River Drive

Fireworks Dusk    7590 E Fulton @ Ada Drive  In the Village

Cascade Library

Cascade Township July 4th Celebration

Saturday July 3rd 2010:

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM          Friends of the Library Book Sale

Cascade Public Library

9:45 – 10 AM                            Bicycle Parade Staging

Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

**Parade Participants must wear a bike helmet

10:30 AM                   Main Parade Cascade Rd SE to 28th St, west

up 28th St to Jacksmith

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM    Street Fair Begins Free Games , Rides for kids

& adults, elephant rides, train rides, animal

petting zoo, Food Booths, Clowns & more…..

Cascade Library Grounds

12:-12:45 PM           Live Music by Flashback Stage at Library Grounds

12:55 – 1:15 PM        Ronald McDonald Stage at Library Grounds

1:15PM-2:00PM      Music by Flashback Stage at Library Grounds

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM   F.H.Y. Cheer Pomms Stage at Library Grounds

2:30 –3:15 PM         Music by Flashback Stage at Library Grounds

3:30 PM                  Closing of the Celebration

Fireworks Dusk    7590 East Fulton @ Ada Drive ( Downtown Ada Village

Green across from Amway)

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of all kinds.

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East Grand Rapids July 4th 2010 Celebration

Sunday  July 4th:

Parade 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Starts at Woodcliff Admin.Bldg,

travels along  Lake Dr, Lakeside and Wealthy, ending at Croswell

Concessions open –  Noon to Late Evening

Activities open at John Collins Park 12:30 – 5 pm

Soft Play, Bungee Run, Dragon Hide n Slide, Clown & Airbrush tattos

1:00 – 1:30 pm  – Performance by Firecracker Cheer Camp

Water Ski Show 1:30-2:30 pm  by Grand City Show Skiers

3:00 – 4:00 pm  – Performance by Zumba

5:00 – 6:30 pm  – Performance by The Ardvark Stew

8:30 – Dusk    Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians

Fireworks – Dusk over Reeds Lake ( approx 10:15 pm)

Evanston fireworks close up3

East Grand Rapids 4th of July Information

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Grand Rapids Michigan Jazz at the Zoo – Monday Nights 2010

Begins Monday June 14, 2010 – John Ball Park Band Shell

From 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the The John Ball Park Band Shell,

The West Michigan Jazz Society will be featuring local bands

and talent Monday nights.  Free admission, although the hat

is passed for donations because the park is requiring liability

insurance for the group to perform and parking attendants.

So, grab a blanket, food, or purchase food at the event, and

enjoy local jazz at its best.

swan boats

The 10th Jazz at the Zoo Summer 2010:

June 14, 2010 –Mary Rademacher w/ the Mark Kahny Quartet

June 21, 2010 – River City Jazz Band w/ Kathy Wagner

June 28, 2010 – Fred Knapp Quartet w/ Ben Jannson

July 5, 2010 –    Western Michigan University Tribute Band w/

Evan & Edye Hyde

July 12, 2010 –  Grupo Aye – Latin Jazz Band

July 19, 2010 –  Arno & Randy Marsh Quartet

July 26, 2010 –  Tom Hagen Quintet

August 2, 2010 – Michelle Covington w/ Scott Bell Quartet

August 9, 2010 – Claudia Schmidt w/ Quartet

August 16, 2010 – Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

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entertainment of all kinds.

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting free Music Concerts

on the Terrace Stage Friday nights this summer.

Starting on June 11th and running until August 27th, 2010 every

Friday night from 7-9 pm.  Access to the Terrace Stage is free,

downtown market kiosks, plus food and beverages will be available.

Outdoor sketching, games for all ages and wonderful West Michigan

summer evenings in an urban setting – with live music!

The line up for Friday Nights at GRAM

Outdoor Summer Music Series – Summer 2010

June 11            La Famiglia – Hip Hop

June 18            DJ Brandon Hill  – Techno

June 25           Groove Merchant   – Urban Beats

July 2              End of Times Orchestra  – Prog  Rock

July 9              Chosen  – R & B featuring Daniel Richardson

and Kathy LeMar

July 16            Pangea   – Steel Drum Band

July 30           Side Pocket  – Fusion

July 30           Big Organ      – Organ Trio featuring Randy Marsh

Aug 6            David Hardin   – Americana

Aug 13          Fainting Generals  – Pop Rock

Aug 20         Bill Sears   – Jazz Saxophone

Aug 27        An Dro     – Celtic

The fun begins at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm.

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Presented by WLAV  FREE Summer Outdoor Blues Concerts

on the Mall in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle.

Some of the best blues bands performing today will be getting

on the stage here in Grand Rapids .

Get yourself over hump day this summer by listening to the

Blues on Wednesdays and enjoying the music “plein aire”

First of 2  70 minute sets starts at 6:30 pm

June 9, 2010 – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

June 16, 2010 – Duke Robillard

June 23, 2010 – Janiva Magness

June 30, 2010 – Vasti Jackson

July 7, 2010 – Jimmy Thackeray

July 14, 2010 – Tommy Castro

July 21, 2009 – Homemade Jamz’

July 28, 2009  – Sonny Moorman

August 4, 2009 – Carl Weathersby

August 11, 2009 – John Lee Hooker, Jr

Food & Merchandise Available

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From 9 AM to 5 PM, East Grand Rapids Michigan will transform its

Lakeside Park into a feast for the art lover.  The annual Reeds Lake

Clothesline Art Festival will be held at John Collins Park in East

Grand Rapids, Saturday, June 19th, 2010.

 

This juried art fair, put on by and for Grand Valley Artists is a

local favorite because of the picturesque lakeside venue and the

wonderful selection of jewelry, photography, glass, pottery,

painting, watercolors, sculpture  and more.

This year the festival is celebrating their 45th anniversary.

 

East Grand Rapids MI Collins Park

 

There is public parking in the ramp near the Regatta Plaza,

which is a short walk from the site and in the middle of the

Wealthy Street merchants and restaurants in Gaslight Village.

 

                        Held rain or shine.

Over 140 artists from all over the country. Some will be old favorites,

others will be new to  West Michigan.  If art tickles your interests, or

you have a blank spot looking for that special piece….come out on

Saturday, June 29th, 2010 to East Grand Rapids Clothesline Art Fair.

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Arts in Ada Michigan Festival ~  May 15th 9 am to 4 pm

Event will be held on Bronson Street from the Covered Bridge

to Ada Drive  Directly in front of historic Ada Town Hall

Hosted by the Ada Arts Council

Music, Dance, and activities are planned all day

Artists will sell their creations, including stained glass, jewelry,

photography, paintings, and pottery.

  • Live entertainment will be provided
  • Food will be available

While you are in Ada, it would be a great time to check out the

boutiques and specialty shops here.  Ada has unique stores with

unusual items and fantastic restaurants.

Art in Ada on Bronson

Art in  Ada festival

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Photos by Bonnie Westbrook

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Movies in the Park are back this summer! East Grand Rapids Parks

and Recreation Dept in cooperation with the Kent District Library

and Macatawa Bank are showing 4 different FREE movies this summer

at John Collins Park on the shores of Reeds Lake. (weather permitting)

John Collins Park sm.

A large 30 foot inflatable screen will be the backdrop on Friday

evenings.  These Free Family Friendly Events are back for the 4th year!

A hotdog or snack is available at The Mac Shack – which are

donating the proceeds to the Waterfront Park Project – Phase One.

The KDL Teen Group will be  selling popcorn and candy to benefit teen

library programs.

The 2010 Movie Schedule is:

Friday July 16 Bedtime Stories starts at 9:20 pm

Friday July 3 – The Princess & The Frog – starts at 9:10 pm

Friday August 13 – Up starts at 8:50 pm

Friday August 27 – Imagine That starts at 8:30 pm

Summer Movie & Concert Hotline 940-4800 ext 300

So grab your blanket and/ or lawn chairs  head out to the park early to

get your place.

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The eighth Annual Tri River Museum Network will open their tour

of small museums in West Michigan on Saturday, Sunday May 1 & 2,

2010 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Admission to all 18 museums is free during the promotional event,

designed to generate interest in the local historical societies and

their offerings. Local museums on the tour include Averill Historical

Museum and restored barn in Ada; Cascade Museum, located in a

town hall built in 1898, Fallasburg Historical Village with a a one

room schoolhouse and Lowell Historical Museum featuring a virtual

tour and Victorian rooms.

Ada hist museum sign

Ada Historical Museum

town hall front

Cascade Township Historical Museum

Lowell HistoricalMuseum & Society

Lowell Historical Museum

Other Highlights along the tour are historical churches, a Masonic Temple,

a Gleaners Hall, restored train depots, restored Victorian Home, military

museum, a dormitory that house girls who worked in silk factories, a

restored storefront, and a historic village encompassing 300 acres.

Each museum has a little different local historical memorabilia and local

records on display. Maps and additional information can obtained at any

of the  museums taking part in the “Spring Into the Past” Tour.

Google Map & List of Tri River Museums

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