East Grand Rapids and Mary Free Bed team up for the 4th

East Grand Rapids Fourth of July parade

GRAND RAPIDS Mich. (WOOD) – For this year’s 4th of July Celebration, East Grand Rapids has teamed up with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in honor of our 125th anniversaries. 125 years calls for nothing other than a super-sized celebration.

This city-wide celebration is an all-day community affair that will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016. They will start with a parade at noon that takes a different route than years prior. It will start at the intersection of Sherman St./Wealthy St. and continue east on  Wealthy St., turning left on Lakeside Dr., ending at Reeds Lake Blvd.

Following the parade is a party in John Collins Park on Reeds Lake. Kids of all ages will enjoy musical entertainment, inflatables, games, air brush tattoos, balloon animals, Knocker Ball demonstration and concessions. East Grand Rapids is even having a water ski show on Reeds Lake. New this year they will also have a Magic/Comedian show by Mark Tripp that will be on the plaza in the park.  

When the sun goes down enjoy a musical performance by Hark Up that plays through the night until the start of the fireworks. At dusk, approximately 10:15 pm, a fantastic fireworks display over the water to complete the day!


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