By Ray Potts – A&E/Features Editor
The Amway Family Fireworks will be taking place this weekend, celebrating the Fourth of July. Just one minor thing; the event will be taking place on Saturday, July 5…so close enough. The event is free to the public and begins at 10:30 p.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, in front of the Gerald R. Ford Museum at 220 Front Ave SW.
Celebration on the Grand
The free music fest will be happening on Friday, July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Musical acts include The Outer Vibe, Jimmie Stagger Band, Shimmy Pearl, and more. The event begins at 3 p.m. and the last show is at 9:30 p.m. It is free for all ages, for more info please visit www.celebrationonthegrand.org
U.S. Table Tennis – U.S. Open
The largest North American table tennis competition will be held on Friday and Saturday at Devos Place. Featuring over 700 top-rated table tennis players, the competition will have over 100 prizes worth $65,000. Tickets are $10 – $30 and children under 12 are free. The location is 303 Monroe Ave. NW, more info is at www.westmisports.com
American Opera at Pyramid Scheme
Solo indie folk act American Opera will be performing at The Pyramid Scheme on Sunday. Opening acts include The Carboys, Avery Black, and The Dockside Fever. The show is all ages and is located at 68 Commerce St. SW. Tickets are $10 and the music begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.pyramidschemebar.com for more info.
The Lakeshore Art Festival
Downtown Muskegon will host its 2nd annual celebration of arts, crafts, food and music on July 4 and 5. With fun for the whole family including; a children’s lane, street performers, an art cave, a community canvas and more, anyone headed up north should stop and check out this event. The festival has ended for the day, but will start back up again at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Saturday. For more details visit http://www.lakeshoreartfestival.org/
Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-In-Chief contributed to this report.