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OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS!

On November 23, 1963, then Kent County Airport opened operations at its current location. Fifty years and many changes later, we are still flying high; so much so, we are celebrating for an entire year!

As our main event to celebrate this milestone, we are hosting an Open House on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This celebration will include:

  • Sky diving exhibition by Central Michigan Skydivers
  • Static displays of aircraft and airport equipment
  • Activities for the kids including a bounce house, plus face painting and balloon twists by Giggles & Chuckles
  • Food Tent offering 50₵ hot dogs, chips, and other foods
  • Great give-aways and family fun
  • The featured event of the day will be the

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    All celebration activities will take place at the Air Cargo and Trade Center located on the east side of the airfield. This area is accessed from Thornapple River Drive. If you are using a smart phone or GPS navigational device, use 6450 Air Cargo Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 as your destination. See the map and directions below or click here for a printable version of these driving directions.

     

    From I-96:  Take exit #44 for 36th Street.  Turn LEFT onto 36th Street.  Continue on Thornapple River Drive.  Turn RIGHT onto Air Cargo Drive.  There will be volunteers to direct you to the parking area.

    From M-6:  Take exit #15 for M-37/Broadmoor Avenue.  Turn RIGHT onto 36th Street.  Continue on Thornapple River Drive.  Turn RIGHT onto Air Cargo Drive.  There will be volunteers to direct you to the parking area.

    From 28th Street/M-11:  Take 28th Street to Patterson Avenue. Turn SOUTH onto Patterson Avenue.  Turn LEFT onto 36th Street.  Continue on Thornapple River Drive.  Turn RIGHT onto Air Cargo Drive.  There will be volunteers to direct you to the parking area.

    From M-37:  Take M-37 to 36th Street.  Turn EAST onto 36th Street.  Continue on Thornapple River Drive.  Turn RIGHT onto Air Cargo Drive.  There will be volunteers to direct you to the parking area.

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