The Grand Rapids Fireworks, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will light up the Grand Rapids skies on Saturday, July 6 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day. The 2019 event marks the first year of Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort sponsorship of the annual fireworks display, which promises to be an amazing experience for families across West Michigan.
The July 6th spectacular, which is once again free and open to the public will kick off at 6:00 p.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The fun includes bands, family activities, games, food vendors, vendor exhibits and continues through the start of the fireworks display, which will begin at 10:30 p.m.
Riverbank Events and Media, home of the Amway River Bank Run is coordinating the live entertainment. There are three performances, each lasting approximately 55 minutes including:
Damien “DJ Composition” Allen – DJ Composition is one of Michigan’s most electrifying Dj’s and one of its best entertainers. Massive amounts of people vibe, rock, roll, dance, chill, groove, and party to this man’s undeniable skills on the one’s and two’s.
Sundry – Sundry is a music group passionate about uniting a diverse world through the struggles and commonalities of human life. Influences include: Ben Rector, Coldplay Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, Audrey Assad, Mumford & Sons and Needtobreathe.
Super Pretendo – With Super Pretendo, you will enjoy top notch musicians, and incredible vocals with a WIDE variety of FUN music that you wouldn’t normally hear a band do.
In addition to live entertainment from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., children (and children at heart!) can enjoy the Meijer Family Zone, which will include yard games with DGRI and a special Princess meet and greet from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
This year’s event, much like the previous events that Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has been a part of, will focus on celebrating family, freedom and community.
“The Grand Rapids Fireworks is a great way for us to focus on the things that are important to us as an organization in addition to showing our commitment to Grand Rapids and all of West Michigan. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is one of Michigan’s premier entertainment venues with gaming, concerts and a waterpark. We hope everyone plans to make the short drive and visit us soon!” says Raul Venegas, Executive Director of Marketing, Entertainment and Sales for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. “We are looking forward to providing another great event for the West Michigan community, and we’re excited to present a firework display with an amazing finish.”
“The City of Grand Rapids has supported the annual fireworks event for many years,” City Manager Mark Washington said. “Community events such as this add to our city’s vibrancy. We are proud to help make this a great community celebration that is free, accessible and fun for all.”
Russ Hines, CEO for Riverbank Events and Media, looks forward to sharing fun, freedom and friendship with others at the Grand Rapids Fireworks. “It’s exciting to bring all of West Michigan to downtown Grand Rapids as a community to give families a place to enjoy and celebrate our Nation’s independence,” he said.
Aside from Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Riverbank Events and Media, this year’s sponsors and partners include the City of Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Meijer, Snap Fitness, Metro by T-Mobile, LiveSpace, Kodiak Construction, The Salvation Army, and the Amway River Bank Run.