The Dallas Love Field Centennial Planning Committee is excited to host an array of events in honor of its 100 years of service. Events, which will begin in fall 2016, include:
Wed19Oct2016Sun31Dec2017Dallas Love Field Airport - Corridor connecting main entrance to baggage claim
To showcase the rich history of Dallas Love Field, the Love Field Art Program, in coordination with the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force, will install a one-of-a-kind art exhibit beginning in fall 2016 and lasting through fall 2017. Glass displays near the airport’s baggage claim will be dedicated specifically to Centennial-themed artifacts, each covering 25-year periods. The exhibits will include photos, ticket stubs and other memorabilia collected over time, including items submitted by members of the community for the Centennial Celebration.
Displayed in four sections throughout the year, each exhibit will highlight Dallas Love Field’s history. The final quarter will incorporate artwork from local students depicting what Dallas Love Field Airport means to them, and what they believe the future of the airport will look like.
The opening phase of the exhibit includes the installation of two model warplanes hung from the airport’s ceiling. The Curtiss “Jenny” and the P-51 Red Tails replica warplanes will make for a spectacular exhibit commencement along with the first set of artifacts carefully curated by the Love Field Art Program, the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force.
The community is encouraged to participate by submitting artifacts they believe may help tell a portion of the extensive history of this beloved airport. Artifacts can be submitting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat29Oct20168am-11pmDallas Executive Airport
Prepare for takeoff, on foot that is, as Dallas Love Field kicks off its year of centennial celebrations with a 5K run/walk down the runway of their sister airport, Dallas Executive. Love Field invites all running and aviation enthusiast to join in on the fun on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 8 a.m.
The course will take participants down the airport’s runway and through a course filled with World War II themed aircrafts, including a B-29 Superfortress, a P-51C Mustang, P5-1D Mustang, and many more. This race is sure to be one of the most unique of your life, and is open for all ages and levels.
Registration is $40 for adults 18 and over, $30 for military, veterans and first responders, and $20 for youth 17 and under. Registration includes a dry fit style shirt, race entry for the USATF certified 5K, chip timing, entry into the Commemorative Air Force “Wings Over Dallas” WWII Airshow, finisher wings and refreshments.
Day-of registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:00 a.m. To register or learn more about the 5K Run on the Runway and the “Wings over Dallas” airshow, please visit www.runwayrundallas.com.
Mon21Nov2016Wed23Nov201611am-2pmDallas Love Field Aiport - Terminal
Designed to reduce the stress of holiday travel, provide entertainment during layovers, and celebrate the spirit of the season, Dallas Love Field in presented “The Holiday Kick-off.” The 3-day event featured art activities for the kids, performances by local musicians, a visit from Mr. Gobbles, and paper airplane making courtesy of The Frontiers of Flight Museum. Family friendly activities continued through the remainder of the holiday season with more music performances, button-making and a visit from Santa and his elves.
Sat10Dec201610:00 amSouthwest Headquarters
In December, Dallas Love Field tenants and partners spread some holiday cheer to underserved families during the holiday season with the “Wings of Wishes” event. As unique as all other Centennial events, this invite-only occasion included breakfast with Santa complete with holiday decorations, activities and presents. “Wings of Wishes” brought joy to about 100 families and put everyone in the giving spirit.