A Grand Rapids Symphony patriotic take on a perennial favorite, celebrating President Gerald R. Ford’s Centennial! Thursday, July 11, 2013, 8pm Friday, July 12, 2013, 8pm. The best fireworks show of summer is paired with Sousa Marches, Armed Forces Salute, a musical tribute to President Ford, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and more. Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking, kids activities and pre-concert entertainment. Bring your own picnic and beverages or purchase concessions at Cannonsburg. Alcoholic beverages permitted. Tickets start at $15, less for kids and seniors. $3 more day of show.