The 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport takes off on Saturday, March 23, 2019, with the IAH Fest Community Celebration.
Staged at a United hangar at Houston’s largest Airport, the free, family-friendly event will feature live music, free food, and fun activities such as aircraft tours and displays, a rock-climbing wall, a mechanical bull, face painting, games and a special birthday cake honoring 50 years of growth at Bush Airport.
The event begins at 10 a.m. — rain or shine — and runs until 4 p.m. The public is invited and can park free at the ecopark location near the intersection of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Signage at that location will take those attending to a designated free parking area, and shuttles will run to and from the location from 10 a.m. to through the end of the event.
Bush Airport — originally called Houston Intercontinental Airport when it opened in June 1969 — first opened with two terminals, A and B. Both terminal A and B were designed were circular modules with four “flight stations,” and, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Terminal A’s north and south concourses were remodeled into linear concourses. In recent years, the airport added a new Terminal B South Concourse and C North Terminal. The IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program will further enhance the airport’s footprint and capacity.