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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!!!!

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GRNOW Fireworks information

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Caledonia Michigan July 4th 2010 Celebration

Caledonia’s July 4th 2010 celebration will be held on Saturday,

July 3rd, 2010 at Caledonia Lakeside Park.

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List of Caledonia July 3rd 2010 Events:

8:00 AM – The Kilt Klassic 5K Run

10:30 AM  The Parade

12:00 Noon    Stage Entertainment

Throughout the day there will be games, food, Antique Tractor Pull,

and fun for the whole family.

10:00 pm – Fireworks at dusk

Village of Caledonia Info

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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.

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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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the Greater Grand Rapids MI area, and what it is like to live in

West Michigan. Grand Rapids Michigan is a vibrant, growing metro-

politan area with a diverse business community, great medical

research & services, numerous universities, plus lively arts and

entertainment of all kinds.

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Rockford Michigan is celebrating the 42nd Annual Start of Summer

Celebration June 10- 13th, 2010

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 42nd Annual

Start of Summer Celebration with carnival rides, crafters, food

vendors, entertainment and free children’s activities, Water Ball &,

Bed Race competitions, parade and fireworks.  This event begins

on Thursday night, June 10 with community night.  Contact the

Chamber office for details – 616-866-2000

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Michigan Free Fishing Weekend  June 12- 13, 2010

As summer in Michigan approaches, Michiganders start to

gravitate toward the 11,037 inland lakes, 36,350 miles of rivers

or streams, or the 3288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline available

for recreation in Michigan [ Included are 12,000 miles

of trout waters].  In fact, there is so much water

available, that wherever you are in Michigan, you are never

more than 6 miles away from a body of water.

Grand River 6th st bridge

If you have fond memories of fishing with your Dad or grand-

parents, then why not create your own memories this weekend?

The Michigan Dept of Natural Resources has declared that you can

fish in any Michigan inland or Great Lakes waters for all species of

fish – without a license – this weekend.

Please note that all fishing regulations still apply.

And don’t forget about safety.  You are still required to follow

all watercraft laws.  So, get out the poles, grab some bait,

and get fishing!

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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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East Grand Rapids Michigan has a beautiful park at 650 Lakeside

Drive SE where United Bank is hosting the 2010 Summer Concert

Series.  Relax lakeside for an evening to hear these free

concerts  at beautiful Reeds Lake’s John Collins Park.

Concerts start at 7:00 PM. So bring your lawn chairs, blanket,

& sun glasses for an evening of family fun.

Concerts may be canceled in case of severe weather.

Concert Hotline – 940-4800 ext 300

Reeds Lake Park

2010 Summer Concert Schedule

Tuesday June 15th  7:00 pm – The Effort Alternative Pop

Tuesday June 29th  7:00 pm – The Adams Family

Acoustic, Classic Rock, Classical

Tuesday July 13th  7:00 pm  – Silent Bark – All rock band

Tuesday July 27th  7:00 pm  – Rising Tide w/ Kelsey Rottiers

Folk, Pop, Americana

Tuesday August 10th  7:00 pm  –  How To Band

Tuesday August 24th  7:00 pm – Group Therapy

No barbecues, grilling, open fires or alcohol are allowed in John

Collins Park. All dogs must be on a leash.

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Squirrel at our feeder

Caught me

Posing for his close-up

Sideways Warrior Position is best for eating

What? Like you will miss a few seeds here or there.

Lunch is Over - See ya Soon!

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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