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Grimes Flying Field Fireworks Festival

Saturday, July 6, 2024 from 11 am until sunset:

The Grimes Flying Lab Museum will be open. The aircraft will fly at dusk ( weather permitting ).

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the airport's first-ever Fireworks Festival at Grimes Field! Saturday, July 6th from 11am until sunset.

Lots of food and craft vendors, plus fun kids' activities to keep the little ones busy!

Bring a lawn chair and await the fireworks following the festival!

Live music by Victorious KayBirds. Free admission to band at 6pm.

Fireworks provided by Rotary Club of Urbana, Ohio.


About Grimes Flying Lab Museum:

Located at Grimes Field in Urbana, the "lab" is a Beech 18 that served the U.S. Air Forces as a C-45 and was modified to a C-45H as a test bed for aircraft nighttime lighting systems. The aircraft was a valuable tool for engineers who worked for Warren G. Grimes - the father of aircraft lighting - before and during World War II to advance developments for safer flight at night. Grimes produced his first airplane lights in his garage in 1933 and by World War II his company had grown to produce lighting for military aviation. Besides memorabilia from Grimes' life and Grimes Manufacturing Co., historical and modern aircraft lighting products are displayed.

Grimes Flying Lab Foundation

Grimes Flying Lab Foundation is a a 501(c)(3) organization.


Grimes Flying Lab is Site #14 on the Aviation Trail


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