Happy Birthday GRR! The Grand Rapids Airport is Celebrating Turning 60 With a Big Party
Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford International Airport is turning 60 you're invited to the birthday party!
This free, family-friendly community event will take place on National Aviation Day, August 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Ford International Airport's 60th Anniversary Community Celebration will held in the airfield for the community to get the unique chance to experience aircraft up close.
The birthday bash includes:
- Staged Aircraft Displays
- Aero Med Landing
- Firetruck Truck and Airport Runway Snow Plow Displays
- Food Trucks
- Live Music
- Outdoor Games
- Face Painting and Airbrush Tattoos
- Free swag and giveaways
GRR's community partners include:
- West Michigan Aviation Academy
- Northern Jet Management
- Ward Aviation
- Aero Med
- Grand Rapids Public Museum
- Delta Air Lines
- Women in Aviation
- Grand Rapids Children's Museum
- Universal Forest Products
- GE Aerospace
- Cascade Township Fire Department
For food trucks, you'll find:
- Bigfoot Burger Co
- Bonhomie's Catering and Food Service
- Bumblebee Ice Cream Truck
- Kona Ice of Lowell
- Pronto Pup Grand Rapids
- Taste Of Toya’s World,LLC
According to GR Kids, guests can park for free at the Economy Lot.
Find out more about Gerald R. Ford Airport's 60th Birthday Celebration here.