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Where to Park for the Amway Family Fireworks in Downtown Grand Rapids [Maps]

Coming downtown on July 4th doesn't have to be scary! There are lots of places to park, and here's a helpful guide on where they are, and a map to help you find them!

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olaser/ThinkStock
olaser/ThinkStock
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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Offers Free Bicycle Valet Parking

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Grand Rapids to tour ArtPrize exhibits duration of the competition. That makes finding a place to park a vehicle a little bit difficult at times, even if it's only a bicycle.

But this year ArtPrize has an option for bikes. Valet parking.

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Getty Images/ Mark Coffey
Getty Images/ Mark Coffey
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Changes Coming To Downtown Parking

Free weekend street parking could be coming to an end in downtown Grand Rapids.

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lincolnblues, flickr
lincolnblues, flickr
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Parking At ArtPrize – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

ArtPrize brings a lot of excitement to Grand Rapids!

ArtPrize also brings a lot of cars.

Read our guide to parking at ArtPrize 2013.

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johne777, Flickr
johne777, Flickr
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Parking And Transportation

Visiting ArtPrize is fun, but the crowds and traffic can be a lot to deal with.  Knowing where to go and how to get around town can help maximize the time you spend downtown at ArtPrize.

View our guide to parking and transportation and make the most of ArtPrize 2012.

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(flickr / Heather Aitken)
(flickr / Heather Aitken)
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Grand Rapids Gathers For Candlelight Vigil [AUDIO]

A candlelight vigil is appropriately planned for tonight at Ah-Nab-A-Wen park near the Gerald R. Ford Museum, downtown Grand Rapids.

Last night, 34-year old Rodrick Dantzler single-handedly fatally shot 8 people including himself.  The authorities and three hostages involved in the shooting spree are all unharmed, but two others were shot in the downtown area.  Both victims are expected to make a full recovery.

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Parking prices may even out to draw people downtown!
Feed the meter! (Photo via flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc)
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Grand Rapids Parking Price Drop?

Parking downtown Grand Rapids can be so frustrating AND expensive, depending upon where you find a spot.

Now the city parking commission is being asked to consider lowering the monthly fee of lots north of Fulton in order to draw customers from the south lots that seem to be more full and less expensive.

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(From flickr user and1sun)
(From flickr user and1sun)
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Get Motivated, Get Parking!

Whenever you hear this advice,  “The influx of vehicles in Grand Rapids for this event is greater than the available parking options,” run with it and get here earlier than early!

Mlive.com talked with Pam Ritsema, GR's managing director of the Parking Services Department who is gearing up for the more than 15,000 people that are expected to attend the Get Motivated seminar on Thursday.

What's so special about this event? 

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