GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The organizers of the annual Celebration on the Grand announced Saturday that after 30 years the event is no more.
The event’s website says it will not be held this year due to the dissolution of the organization.
The annual celebration was held the weekend after Labor Day from 1980 until 2013, and last years’ celebration was on the Fourth of the July.
The statement on their websites reads:
After 30 plus years of celebrating and promoting our wonderful city, Celebration on the Grand announces that it will not be putting on an event this year due to the dissolution of the organization.Although it was a difficult decision to make, we are content in the knowledge that we have made a positive impact on the growth and expansion of the city.
Since the beginning, it has been our mission to celebrate the people and the spirit of Grand Rapids, and we whole-heartedly believe that we have fulfilled that mission. In the past ten years, we have seen our city flourish and Celebration on the Grand is proud to have been a catalyst for that growth. It is time however, to step aside and let other organizations find new ways to keep that momentum going.
We want to thank the people of Grand Rapids, former Board Members, participating companies, and all of our volunteers that have contributed over the years toward making this festival happen. You are what makes Grand Rapids great and we anticipate this next step of growth for our amazing city!