There’s so much going on in D-FW this weekend, we had to roll out the Weekend Round Up post a little early this week. From the Final Four games to a six-block arts festival and a bull run to the farmer’s market, there’s something for everyone to get excited for this weekend!
Dining Out in Dallas: Battle of the Chefs is back for another year. Wednesday, April 2, meet over a dozen chefs from Dallas’ finest restaurants and sample their “house” specialities. Also enjoy music, featured wine, spirits, beer, and find out who will win the 2014 Best Chef Award.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival: The annual festival, which celebrates its 20th year this year, is back Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6. 200 top-notch artists will show off their work along six blocks of Main Street while 100 original bands and singer-songwriters perform on four stages. There’s a pet parade on Sunday, there will be copious food and drink, and admission is free!
March Madness Music Fest: From Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, enjoy three days of free live music at the outdoor music festival at Reunion Park in downtown Dallas. The exciting, star-studded lineup includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Killers, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, fun., the Eli Young Band, Pat Green, The Wild Feathers, and Jack Ingram. If you don’t mind crowds and you love live music, you’ve got to check this out.
NCAA Men’s Final Four: If you were lucky enough to get tickets, or if you’d like to catch the big games on a TV around town, Florida takes on UConn April 5 at 5:09 p.m. and Wisconsin takes on Kentucky April 5 at 7:49 p.m.
The Great Bull Run: Ever want to participate in a bull run? Saturday, April 5, at Texas Motorplex you can grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you sprint down a quarter-mile track with up to twenty-four 1,500-pound bulls hot on your heels. You can also join as a spectator or partake in the Tomato Royale food fight.
“It’s in the Sauce” Competition: Chefs Dean Fearing, Dexter Samuel, Kent Rathbun, and Tre Wilcox will each create a one-of-a-kind barbecue dish using Sonny Bryan’s signature barbecue sauce live during the event at South Side on Lamar from 11:30 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 5. This flavorful fundraiser benefits four local non-profit organizations.
Big Texas Beer Fest: Head to the Fair Park Automobile Building for this year’s festival that celebrates great beer, small businesses, and supports local charities. Tickets are $35 for general admission, which begins Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m.
White Rock Local Market: Find the best of local produce, meats and cheese, breads and pastries, pickles, jams, tamales and more at this wonderful farmer’s market. On the 1st and 2nd Saturdays you will also find hand made furniture, toys, clothes, soaps and more, all made by North Texans. For all the fabulous markets in D-FW, click here.