Each year, hundreds of volunteers bring their talents to the table to create a festival that fosters community spirit and raises substantial funds of help our Bay Area Houston community thrive and grow.
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival began in 1965 as a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization formed to preserve the rich history and many accomplishments in the space sciences made in the Bay Area. The first festival, which took place over two weekends in June of 1966 and included more than two dozen events, was a salute to the space program’s historic 1965 rendezvous of Gemini VI and Gemini VII in space.
Since its inception, Lunar Rendezvous has hosted fun and entertaining festivals each year that have been enjoyable for the entire family. So it is with great pride that we all join together this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary, the “Golden Jubilee.”
The annual Festival Kickoff Party gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Admiral Ballroom of the Nassau Bay Hilton Hotel on NASA Parkway to introduce its royal court and festival king and announce plans for its 50th annual festival. The public is invited.
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is dedicated to providing community based support, including scholarships for higher education, youth development and educational programs, funding for the arts and historical preservation in the Bay Area Houston/NASA area.
As earlier announced, the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Advisory Board selected Jana Jacobs Miller as chairman of the 2015 festival — its 50th anniversary celebration. As she prepared for the upcoming festival, she invited the community to join her “in celebrating the 50th anniversary of what has become so much a part of our lives.”
Visit www.lunarrendezvous.org for more information, a calendar of events, and sponsorship opportunities.