For the past 48 summers, the Lunar Rendezvous Festival has offered the Bay Area many events to commemorate the Lunar Landing and our unique area.
Festival chairmen are putting the final touches on a 5K competition, the area’s premier fashion show, an inspirational and nondenominational worship service and the spectacular coronation ball and they invite the public to take part in any or all events. This year’s festival has the theme, “To the Moon and Back.” Contact the chairman listed for each individual event for more information.
Honeywell 5K Run – The 35th Annual Honeywell 5K Run is Saturday, July 20, starting at 7:30 a.m., at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, in Clear Lake. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in pre-determined age groups. T-shirts and refreshments will be available for all participants. Early registration fee sent by July 13 is $18; after July 13 – $22; race day – $25. Online registration can be found at www.signmeup.com under Lunar Rendezvous Run and packet pick up at On the Run Running Store, 2427 Bay Area Blvd., Thursday, July 18, or Friday, July 19, from noon to 6 p.m., and on race day near race start site before 7 a.m. For more information, contact Event Chairman Jay Lee at [email protected].
Sunset Service – “Moonlight Over the Bay” if the theme for the Lunar Rendezvous Sunset Service Sunday, July 21, at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, in Clear Lake. This inspirational, non-denominational worship service is for the entire family and free to the public. Contact Event Chairman Kathy Arnold at [email protected] for more information.
Fashion Show – The Lunar Rendezvous Fashion Show will have “I Love Lunar” as its theme at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the San Luis Convention Center Ballroom, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. A day of fashion, elegance and fun is what guests will experience during this fashion extravaganza. Tickets for runway seating are $150; premium tickets are $100; and reserved seats are $75. For tickets, contact Reservation Chairman Joni Verdina at [email protected] or call 832-409-5667. For more information, contact Event Chairman Cindy Lewis at [email protected]
Coronation Ball – The festival’s grand finale is the always lovely Lunar Rendezvous Coronation Ball, scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Galveston Convention Center Ballroom at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston. The theme is “Constellation Dreams.” The young adults representing the festival throughout the summer will be presented during this black tie event, along with the Lunar Rendezvous Festival king, queen, queen alternate and captain and the 2014 royalty announced during the evening. A seated dinner, live music and dancing will complete this elegant event. Tickets are $125 per person and will be available via email. Contact Reservation Chairman Brandie Corrao at [email protected] or Event Chairman Georgette Curran at [email protected]
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization benefiting Bay Area Museum, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries and many other non-profit groups and providing college scholarships for high school students. For more information about this year’s festival, contact 2013 Festival General Chairman Terri Dieste at [email protected] or Bay Area Museum, at 281-326-5950. For updates, visit the festival’s website at www.lunarrendezvous.org.