Houston Airports Celebrate Rodeo Houston
March 5, 2018

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is Houston’s premier event—drawing in more than 2.6 million people in 2017 — and Houston's airports are taking part in the celebration.

Every year, the Houston Airports Rangers participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade, and for the last three years the airport has featured a float in the parade. Airport staff designed and constructed the 20 ft. float that dazzled parade goers. The design for the float was based on George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) due to the airport’s 50th anniversary coming up next year.

Houston Airports is also bringing the rodeo to passengers traveling through the airports.  The airport system is again working with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to give passengers a first-class peek into one of the world’s largest livestock exhibitions from some of Houston’s most promising young artists. From now through the end of March, Houston Airports will display almost 200 works of art from past winners, pre-K through 12th grade students, of Rodeo Houston’s School Art program showcasing the culture, history and heritage of Texas.

Each year, about 300,000 students from Houston-area schools participate in the contest that awards 15 four-year, $18,000 School Art Scholarships to graduating seniors. To date the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has awarded over $375 million in scholarships.

Employees also got in on the action, dressing up in their best western gear to help get customers excited about Rodeo Houston.

The rodeo runs through March 20. For more information visit www.rodeohouston.com.