DFW Weekend Round Up (10/16-10/18)

TONS of activities to get into this weekend – Dallas’ spectacular light show Aurora, Tacolandia, Fall Block Party and more! Get the details below.


Friday, October 16

Tyler-Davis Fall Block Party: Travel to the Bishop Arts District and experience a block party like no other. Local business, such as JOY Macarons, Oil & Cotton, Spinster Records and more, come together to offer incredible events and activities all evening long. 6 p.m.


’til Midnight at the Nasher: The Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission to its monthly event, ’til Midnight, which features live outdoor concerts, social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and access to the the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two and grab & go food items the night of the event. 6 p.m.


Aurora 2015: Visit downtown Dallas as it’s transformed into an open air, urban playground of new media art: light, video, sound, performance, and projection in exciting and unexpected places. FREE. 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. For VIP packages, click here.


Saturday, October 17

Celina Balloon Festival: Colorful balloons will fill the sky at Old Celina Park this weekend! The festival also features carnival rides, games, human hamster balls, dog adoptions, 100-plus vendors, live music and fireworks. 7 a.m. For a detailed list of events, click here.


Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.


Plano International Festival: This free festival in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park celebrates many cultures through art, music, dance performances, an international fashion show, and kids’ activities. Food trucks will also be in attendance. For a full list of events, click here. 11 a.m.


Texas Veggie Fair: Head to Reverchon Park to take part in the sixth annual event celebrating all things veggie. Learn about plant-based lifestyles, sample vegan food, experience a local beer garden, listen to live music, watch chef demonstrations, partake in yoga, and hear live speakers. 11 a.m. FREE.


Klyde Warren Park Celebration: Join Klyde Warren Park as they celebrate their third anniversary with a weekend full of activities, including face painting, crafts, a dive-in movie night, musical performances and more. FREE. 2 p.m.


Tacolandia: Celebrate the Dallas Observer’s inaugural, outdoor taco-sampling event and festival that will feature Dallas’ best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style – complete with live music, beer and cocktails, and awards for best tacos in various categories. 4 p.m. Tickets begin at $30/person.


Sunday, October 18

Swap & Flea: Located in the parking lot next to the popular Gypsy Wagon boutique, this flea market promises genuine, real deal junk. Prepare for crazy deals on clothes, antiques and plenty of vintage items. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Ultimate Cowboys Fan Fest: It’s a bye week for the Dallas Cowboys, so Carnival Cruise Line is turning Klyde Warren Park into a Cowboy fan’s paradise. Enjoy mini-golf, ping pong and a huge football-themed obstacle course. Plus, meet the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and see Trace Adkins perform at the half-time style concert. FREE. 12 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Dallas Aurora (Scogin Mayo) and Nasher Sculpture Center