Holiday Market Benefits Collin County Charities

Holiday Market Benefits Collin County Charities


Ebby Halliday Realtors is a sponsor of the Junior League of Collin County’s 23rd-Annual ’Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market, which takes place November 8-11 at The Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. The market features the best in unique holiday and home décor, ladies clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items and gourmet food from over 100 carefully selected merchants.


’Neath the Wreath provides critical funding for the Junior League of Collin County, a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


Advance tickets to ’Neath the Wreath are $12 at area Tom Thumb stores. Tickets are $15 online and at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

PSO’s Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families

PSO's Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families


October is here and if you’ve got little ones it’s time to start thinking about Halloween-themed activities. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, which includes the popular Spooky Symphony, perfect for family-friendly Halloween fun.


On October 21 at 3 p.m., you and your children can enjoy notable melodies from “Star Wars,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Harry Potter,” and more. Pre-concert activities for kids, starting at 2:15, include the Instrument Petting Zoo, the conductor’s station, and arts and crafts. Halloween costumes are encouraged!


For tickets, visit

Don’t Miss These State Fair Headliners

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The State Fair of Texas is finally here — one of our state’s most beloved events of the year. While there is notable debate over the best part of the fair, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time. Here’s a list of who you can (and should) see live on the Chevrolet Main Stage this year.


Friday, October 5

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 6

Aaron Watson – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 7

Austin Mahone – 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 12

The Molly Ringwalds – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 13

Ludacris – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 14

Hunter Hayes – 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 19

Bidi Bidi Banda – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 20

Casting Crowns – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 21

Banda Carnaval – 3 p.m.


In addition to the headlining acts performing each weekend of the fair, regional bands and musicians will play during weekdays. View the full concert schedule for more details.

Savvy State Fair Savings

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The countdown to the State Fair of Texas has begun! For those planning a trip (or a few trips!), these money-saving opportunities are available Friday, September 28 to Sunday, October 21.


Advance Tickets

Buying in advance (and printing yourself) will save you a couple of bucks on general admission. You can also purchase tickets through the DART GoPass app, which will save you $2 off every ticket, any day and allows you to access them right from your phone. Lastly, add tickets to your Kroger shopping list: $16.50 for general admission.


Big Tex Insider

Sign up to become a Big Tex Insider and get the latest ticket discounts emailed to you. Insiders also receive first access to pre-sales, information on every show and State Fair attraction, discounted merchandise from the Big Tex store, and a special message from Big Tex on your birthday!



Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product on any Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) during the fair and enter for only $9.



Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for only $9 on Opening Day.


Dr Pepper

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can on any Tuesday (Oct. 2, 9 and 16) and general admission is only $9.


Dr Pepper Half Price After 5 p.m.

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can after 5 p.m. each day and admission is half price.


First Responders Day

All active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency service agencies will receive free admission when they present a valid badge or ID card, plus up to three admission tickets for their family, on October 12.


Group Tickets

For groups of 20 or more, the fair offers tickets as low as $10 per person — a 33% savings overall.



When you’re done eating those tasty nuggets, be sure to grab the coupons from your tray liner or to-go bag. You’ll save $5 off general admission or half the price of a kid’s admission (with purchase of general admission) on any day.


Military Appreciation Day

All active military, retired military and veterans receive free admission on Opening Day when they present valid documentation of military service. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID also receive free admission, as well as accompanying children under the age of 18.


North Texas Food Bank

Bring four cans of food as a donation to the North Texas Food Bank on any Wednesday (Oct. 3, 10 and 17) during the fair and receive $4 admission.


Online Tickets

Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased at a State Fair gate.


Season Passes

Who doesn’t visit the fair multiple times? For around $45, the season pass grants you access every single day and includes one free single day, bring-a-friend ticket. All season passes come with a State Fair reusable bag, one free Midway race game, a 10% off coupon for State Fair gear at official stores on the fairgrounds, and a $5 discount on the 2018 State Fair of Texas Cookbook. Season passes can also be purchased at Kroger for $39.


Senior Days

Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the fair free every Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) of the State Fair.


Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursdays are back, offering special food pricing every Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) during the fair. Save on everything from cotton candy to funnel cakes.


For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit

Oak Lawn Library Hosts ‘Deep Roots’

The Oak Lawn Library will open a unique exhibition featuring East Dallas artist Guinn Powell on September 1, on view until September 27, 2018.


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“Deep Roots” contains 17 original pieces by Powell that delve into the history and culture of his upbringing, which influenced the artist in a profound way. Each work transports the viewer back in time with scenes of everyday rural life.


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“This collection is a conversation between the medium and the subject matter,” Powell says. “The series is an eclectic mix of landscapes, seascapes and other reflections of my heritage growing up in East Texas.”


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MEET THE ARTIST: Powell will be at the exhibition for a reception with visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Oak Lawn Library. The public is invited to attend the event and exhibit for free.


Powell, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, is a Dallas-based artist whose paintings explore subjects from a brave and candid perspective. The artist is thrilled to be showcasing his art within the Dallas community. His work has been featured at the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), The State Fair of Texas and The Lakewood Library, which features works of noteworthy and upcoming artists. Powell’s work has been frequently awarded and recognized, most recently at the 2018 Lakewood Library Annual Exhibition, and he is available for commissioned-art requests.

DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home

DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home


Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO. This September brings five opportunities to enjoy one of the world’s foremost orchestras right in your “backyard.”


The first DSO on the GO performance of the 2018/19 season takes place September 7 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff, where the DSO will perform an all-Bach program, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe. The DSO will repeat this program on September 8 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas and on September 9 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. On September 16, the DSO performs The Sounds of Latin America at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton and on September 23, the DSO performs Mendelssohn’s Italian at the Tom and Verda Shine Performance Hall at Duncanville High School.



General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.


Enjoy the show!

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


We’re proud to once again sponsor Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game and fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.


This year’s game takes place Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Each person who donates $25 receives admission to the game and the after-party.


Over the past nine years, BvB Dallas has raised over $3 million for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas. For more information and to purchase tickets/donate, visit

Fourth of July Fun

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The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth. See them all below:


Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford Independence Day Celebrations: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 30

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 4

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 3 & 4

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Parade: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lewisville Red, White and Lewisville Fireworks and Parade: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin Fourth of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian’s Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s All American Fourth: July 4

Pottsboro’s Lake Texoma Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4

Richardson’s Family Fourth of July: July 4

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City 4th Fest and Fireworks: June 29

Rowlett Fireworks on Main Street: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3-4

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day


Many people equate Memorial Day with backyard barbecues, trips to the lake or lounging around the pool, but if you ask a veteran what this day means, you will get a very different answer. They know the heart-wrenching realities behind this special day.


Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to honor those who lost their lives. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.


On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to contemplate the cost of our freedoms – the freedom to vote, to live where we choose, to travel, to be ourselves, and to speak our mind – and to honor those who have given their all.

DSO on the GO Visits Frisco

DSO on the GO Visits Frisco


For the fourth year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m., the DSO returns to Frisco to perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Ruth Reinhardt. The performance takes place at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, in Frisco.


General admission tickets are $19. For tickets and information, visit or call 214-TIX-4DSO.


Enjoy the show!