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.
Sat21Jan20176pm-9pmDr. Pepper StarsCenter (Farmers Branch)
In January 2017, Dallas Love Field invites the public to glide on over to “Love on Ice,” a family-fun ice skating event that will revive Love Field’s reputation as a renowned entertainment complex – a little-known part of Love Field’s history. In the 1940s, Dallas Love Field served as a hub for fun and amusement complete with its own ice skating rink in the airport’s once bustling lobby.
Tue14Feb2017Fri17Feb201711am-2pmDallas Love Field Airport - TerminalDallas Love Field Airport presents passengers with “Random Acts of Love.” In a larger part of Love Field’s Centennial Event, the airport is celebrating Valentine’s week with random acts of love. The week-long event will include art activities, gift cards to the food concessionaires, chocolate candy hearts, popcorn, flowers and music performances. The Love Field mascot, yet-to-be-named, will be making appearances all week long as well.
Wed22Mar2017Sun26Mar2017Wednesday, March 22, 2 pm – 4 pm. Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, March 26, 10 am – 4 pmFrontiers of Flight Museum
NATIONAL WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to TOUR INSIDE AND OUT and FLY on these WWII aircraft:
Boeing B-17G “Flying Fortress” Nine-O-Nine | Consolidated B-24J “Liberator” Witchcraft
North American B-25J “Mitchell” Tondelayo | North American TF-51D “Mustang” Toulouse Nuts
For more information visit Frontiers of Flight Museum
Sat08Apr20171pm-3pmDallas Executive Airport
Dallas Love Field invites the community to a family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival on Saturday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Dallas Executive Airport (5303 Challenger Dr.). The event is free and sure to deliver entertainment for all ages. Festivities will include an Easter Egg drop from a Dallas Police Department helicopter, Easter Egg hunt, Petting Zoo, Train Tides, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, an appearance from the Easter Bunny and more!
Each hunter is encouraged to bring their own basket to collect eggs. Carnival-goers will also experience some high-flying fun with static helicopter and airplane displays provided by the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the Dallas Police Department.
Sat13May20178:00 amFrontiers of Flight MuseumCome and celebrate our 100 Year Anniversary with this once in a lifetime opportunity by competing in Love Field's inaugural "5K on the Runway." We are limiting the race to 3,000 people so register quickly before it's too late! For more information or to register click here.
Sat24Jun201710am-2pmFrontiers of Flight MuseumLearn how Dallas Love Field serves as a transportation hub for 12 million people a year and experience the Frontiers of Flight Museum at the Dallas City of Learning Turn Up! event.
• FREE admission to the Frontiers of Flight Museum
• Touring the new terminal at Dallas Love Field
• Checking out the largest snow removal trucks at the Field Maintenance Building
• Discovering other airport equipment and machines that keep the airport running
• Learning more about the people who keep the airport and runways open
• Checking out an operating Airport Rescue Fire-Fighter Truck (ARFF)
• Experimenting with wind tubes
• Viewing a living history performance of prominent people in aviation history
• Exploring the Frontier Flyer plane and other open cockpits
• Sampling food from the concessionares that serve airport passengers.
During the event, kids and teens will be able to register for Dallas City of Learning and earn a digital badge for activities they participate in.
Sat15Jul20178am-12pmFrontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas Love Field continues its yearlong Centennial Celebration with a little friendly competition! Join us for a Plane Pull at Dallas Love Field on Saturday, July 15 at Frontiers of Flight Museum (6911 Lemmon Ave). Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with training and debriefing following at 7:30 a.m. Coed-Teams of 12 will be challenged to pull a 160,000 lbs Virgin American Airbus A-319 fifty yards across the Love Field airfield.
Registration is $300 per team and includes at t-shirt, the plane pull and a variety of activities including live music and photo booth. Food trucks will also be onsite. The top three teams with the fastest pull times will be awarded a trophy. All proceeds from the event go towards the Dallas Love Field Centennial Aviation Scholarship.
Please note teams must register together at once and are limited to 12 individuals. The team captain (email provided when buying ticket) will be contacted with further instructions.
Up for the challenge? Register here!
Fri18Aug2017Dallas Love Field Airport - TerminalDallas Love Field Centennial Committee presents our first Ice Cream Social. Stop by Baskin Robbins (inside airport security) for a free treat to celebrate Dallas Love Field’s first 100 years! Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9-11 a.m. and 2- 4 p.m. enjoy a cone or cup of ice cream. Hosted by Hudson
Available at Baskin Robbins inside airport security only. Ice Cream Only. Offer Limited to One Cone or One Cup. Maximum 2 scoops per Person. Aug 18 Only.
Sat23Sep201711am-8pmKiest ParkOn September 23rd, the Dallas Love Field Centennial Committee hosted the Tenant & Partners Softball Tournament and Fun Day at Kiest Park in Southern Dallas. With roughly 300 individuals in attendance, it was a great time for all. Our very own Department of Aviation team finished in 3rd place during the softball tournament. Others in attendance were able to enjoy bounce houses, face painting, dominoes & card games, and even a kids zone with jump rope, hula hoops, and hopscotch. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and join us for this great time.
Thu19Oct2017Dallas Love Field Airport - Terminal
Dallas Love Field, named after fallen aviator Lt. Moss Lee Love, was first established on Oct. 19, 1917. It originally served as a base for flight training for the United States Army Air Service before becoming a part of the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas dedicated the airport as its municipal airport in September 1927, during a visit to the city by Charles Lindbergh. Since then, Dallas Love Field has been a continuously growing entity for the City of Dallas. In fact, on Nov. 22, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States aboard Air Force One, the westernmost Presidential swearing- in ceremony. In 2009, the Love Field Modernization Program began the $500 million renovation project to create the experience you see today: a new 20- gate concourse, ticketing hall, and baggage claim.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Dallas Love Field turned 100 and hosted a celebration honoring all of the accomplishments that have occurred over the last 100 years. The momentous event was held in Dallas Love Field’s Love Landing for staff, tenants, partners, and general public to attend. Joining the celebration were Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Pete Sessions, State Representative Helen Giddings, members of the Dallas City Council, and Dallas City Manager, T.C. Broadnax. Individuals in attendance were able to watch the ceremony, explore the 100 year time capsule, partake in photo booths inside the terminal and baggage claim, and enjoy delicious cake and cupcakes. Thank you to our Love Field Centennial Celebration Committee for making this past year memorable and honoring 100 years of “Service First” to our community.
Don’t forget to watch our “Happy Birthday Love Field” video to see who you may recognize. The video may be watched by visiting our Youtube page.
Fri15Dec20178pm-11:59pmFrontiers of Flight Museum
What better way to top off the yearlong celebration than to hold a 1920s-themed gala equipped with endless entertainment. This December, this invite-only event will be the perfect time to kick back, relax and truly celebrate the accomplishments and evolution of Dallas Love Field over the last 100 years.
The gala will take place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, the perfect backdrop to reminisce on the airport’s history and celebrate with all those that continue to drive the evolution.