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Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Front Row for the Fireworks Offers

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Celebrate the 4th of July with the help of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Take advantage of food, fun and a front row view of fireworks over the Grand River!
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Ticket Information

Member tickets: $10 adults, $5 children (ages 3-17).  On sale beginning June 1st

General public tickets: $15 adults, $7.50 children (ages 3-17).  On sale beginning June 8th

Free for all children under age 3

/Grand Rapids Press

Front Row for the Fireworks begins at 7 pm on Monday, July 4th at the Museum on the southeast corner of Front and Pearl Streets downtown, and runs through the fireworks finale around 11 pm.  Inside, Museum guests can enjoy pre-dusk carousel rides, planetarium shows and organ concerts.  The Café will serve $5 pulled pork, pizza and hot dog meal specials, drinks and ice cream novelties.  A cash bar will be open as will the Curiosity Shop.  As darkness falls, visitors can stay inside in air-conditioned comfort or head outside to the carousel walkway or the enclosed lawn seating area.  Either option provides an amazing view of the fireworks as they explode over the Grand River. 


Members may purchase tickets ($10/adults and $5/children 3-17) beginning June 1.  Ticket sales open to the general public ($15/ adults and $7.50/children) on June 8.  Children under 3 are free.  Limited guaranteed Museum ramp parking passes are available in conjunction with ticket purchases for $10.  Proceeds from this event support programs of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 


Museum staff are once again working with Bethany Christian Services, Lutheran Social Services, St. John’s Home and D.A. Blodgett Homes to bring kids who might otherwise not be able to come downtown to enjoy the festivities.  Ticket purchasers may sponsor a child with a $10 event/meal ticket donation.  Attendees should note that this Museum event will take place regardless of weather, and there are no refunds or rain dates.


To purchase tickets, call 616.456.3977, stop by the Museum front desk or go to  The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a collector of treasures, a motivator and resource for life-long learning and a community partner in the pursuit of insight and understanding.  For information, call 616.456.3977 or go to


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