The parade will kick off the celebration Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. on the corner of Lyon and Ottawa NW. The parade will continue to Veterans’ Memorial Park, 101 East Fulton St., where men and women who have served in the U.S. military will be honored.
Would your business, organization, non-profit, church, or family like to be part of the parade this 4th? Please visit http://www.4thofjulygr.com/assets/501329/4th_of_july_parade_application.pdf complete, print and send in the form and we'll be happy to get you on board!
Music & Entertainment at Ah Nab Awen Park
Ah Nab Awen Park - 303 Pearl St NW
6:15pm Donald Kinsey http://donaldkinsey.com/ (blues) -- This guitarist and singer -- frontman for The Kinsey Report as well as the Donald Kinsey Band -- is literally a Chicago blues legend who just happens to live in the Grand Rapids area. He's played with some true music icons, including Bob Marley, and is even currently featured in the new 2012 documentary about the reggae star.
7:00pm Atomic Hoop Troupe http://www.audacioushoops.com/atomichooptroupe.php - glittering group of hooping professionals who incorporate all forms of dance to create dynamic and exciting live performances.
7:22pm Kari Lynch Band http://www.reverbnation.com/karilynchband (country) -- Led by a young, up-and-coming country singer, this Grand Rapids-based group brims with real energy. Lynch and her bandmates have quickly developed into one of West Michigan's leading country acts.
8:30pm Garrett Borns http://garrettborns.com/ (pop) -- Regularly selling out his West Michigan shows already, this 20-year-old singer-songwriter phenom from Grand Haven is slated this summer to play big festivals like Summerfest in Milwaukee and Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. Backed by a supremely talented band, Borns is touring behind his acclaimed debut album, "A Dream Between," recorded at Grand Haven's Redwall North Studios.
9:27pm The Outer Vibe http://www.theoutervibe.com/ (rock) -- There literally is no more professional act in West Michigan than this one: This polished, five-piece outfit puts on a colorful, high-energy show with great diversity in approach. They're the only returning act from last year (they played the Rosa Parks Circle stage). They also plan to make this Fourth of July show the CD-release party for their brand new studio album, "Hoka Hey."
A big thanks to John Sinkevics of Spins on Music for putting our music line-up together!
Fireworks will begin at approximately 10:30 p.m.
All activities are free and open to the public!