Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford International Airport is turning 60 you're invited to the birthday party!

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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.

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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
  • AvFlight
  • Aero Med
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • MayDay
  • TechnicAir
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Signature
  • Women in Aviation
  • OtterAir
  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • TSA
  • Universal Forest Products
  • GE Aerospace
  • Cascade Township Fire Department

For food trucks, you'll find:

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.

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