Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


No time in recent history has tested our resolve like the previous year’s events: a pandemic, an election year, and a devastating winter storm.

As we commemorate Independence Day, let us celebrate our enthusiasm in liberty and our individual and collective acts of bravery and heroism. We have overcome so much and continue to endure in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

Alexander Hamilton, “The Farmer Refuted” February 23, 1775

Fourth of July Celebrations By County

Collin County

Red, White & BOOM! | McKinney | July 3

Festivities include music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display. 

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

All American 4th & Fireworks | Plano | July 4

The in-person event begins at 6 p.m. at Red Tail Pavillon (formerly Oak Point Amphitheater). Fireworks will also be live streamed on The City of Plano’s YouTube page. 

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dallas County

Kaboom Town! | Addison | July 3

The renowned freedom flyover and fireworks show is back! Tickets are required for entry into Addison Circle Park. 

5 p.m. – Midnight

Fair Park Fourth | Dallas | July 4

The free event offers live performances, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, food trucks, concessions, and spectacular fireworks. Fair Park gates open at 6 a.m.

6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration | Duncanville | July 3

Enjoy a parade in the morning and come back in the evening for a night of great music, delicious food, fun, and fireworks. Wristbands are required for entry into Armstrong Park and can be picked up at the Recreation Center.

Parade | 9 a.m.

Celebration | 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration | Irving | July 4

“Irving Brings Back the Spark”. Free parking and shuttles are available from the Toyota Music Factory to the Levy Event Plaza. Enjoy food vendors, a kids’ fun area, a beer garden, and performances by Alex Aguillar and Downtown Fever followed by fireworks. 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Denton County

Fourth of July Jubilee & Parade | Denton | July 3 & 4

Gather at the Denton Civic Center for activities such as bull riding, rock climbing, food trucks, a petting zoo, Liberty 5k Run & Walk, and more. The Yankee Doodle Parade begins downtown. No fireworks display in 2021 – stay tuned for 2022! 

All Day

Independence Fest | Flower Mound | July 4

This free event, located at Bakersfield Park, will feature concessions, a kids zone, car show, a lot of exhibitors, and a great fireworks show. Live music performed by Le Freak and headliner Josh Abbott Band.

5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Freedom Festival | Lewisville | July 4

A community tradition for over 20 years, this FREE event features bounce houses, carnival games, food trucks, and music. A fantastic fireworks show is the highlight of the evening. Located at Castle Hills Village Shops and Lake Avalon.

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Grayson County

12th Annual Lights on the Lake | Sherman | July 2

Get ready to rock the night away with a FREE Rick Springfield concert at Pecan Grove Park West followed by an incredible fireworks show.

4 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration | Denison | July 4

Blue Eyed Murder will be the featured entertainment. Children can enjoy the splash pad and playground.  Munson Stadium is limited-capacity but will stream on Facebook Live “Denison Live”.

7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Henderson County

Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake Airshow | Gun Barrel City | July 3

A spectacular air show that will amaze you with aerial acrobatics and an up-close and personal experience with fighter jets. The entire performance takes place over Cedar Creek Lake.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Kaufman County

Independence Day Celebration | Forney | July 3

This free event, located at Forney Community Park, will include food trucks, bounce houses, games, and a magnificent fireworks show. 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Navarro County

Freedom Festival | Corsicana | July 4

Come out to I.O.O.F Park for family-fun activities, food trucks, live music by The Pontiax, and fireworks!

6 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Palo Pinto County

PKCC Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show | Graford | July 3

Possum Kingdom Lake in Graford, Texas. Hosted by the Possum Kingdom’s Chamber of Commerce 

Time TBD

Parker County

Boomin’ 4th | Hudson Oaks | July 4

Celebrate freedom at this highly choreographed fireworks show – one of the best low and high aerial displays in North Texas. Prophets & Outlaws headlining.

Time TBD 

Spark in the Park | Weatherford | July 4

Headliners Blue Oyster Cult and opening act Texas Clearwater Revival at the Heritage Park Amphitheater! Fireworks set to launch at 9:30 p.m. 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Rockwall County

Independence Day Parade & Fireworks | Rockwall | July 3

The parade will begin at Utley Middle School and end at Dobbs Elementary School. In the evening, gather at Harry Myers Park East for live music and fireworks.

Parade | 11 a.m.

Celebration | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Somervell County

4th of July at the Lake | Glen Rose | July 4

Pack your coolers (no glass), chairs, and floats and grab a spot at the lake to watch the annual fireworks show presented by the Somervell County Water District. Wheeler Branch Park gates open at 7 p.m. Live music by Brady Hulsey. 

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tarrant County

Independence Day Fireworks & Parade | Arlington | July 3 & 5

The fireworks show is set to begin July 3 at 9:30 p.m. in the skies over Globe Life Field. On July 5, starting at 9 a.m., head downtown for Arlington’s oldest, longest running Independence Day parade. This year’s theme is Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

July 3 | Fireworks | 9:30 p.m.

July 5 | Parade | 9 a.m. 

Fort Worth’s Fourth | Fort Worth | July 4

The largest fireworks show in North Texas is at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of food, live music and fireworks. 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Mansfield Rocks Weekend | Mansfield | July 2 – 4

Mansfield Rocks promises all the excitement of past Rockin’ 4th events with family activities, live music, food, and fireworks. Free shuttles are provided from Mansfield ISD’s Newsom Stadium

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Southlake Stars and Stripes | Southlake | July 3

Join the festivities at Southlake Town Square. Activities include a kids corner, games, live entertainment, delicious eats, and fireworks. 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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Don’t Miss These State Fair Headliners


The Texas State Fair Ferris wheel at night

 

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.

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/7-5/10)


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Live music and various festivals at the top of our list of things to do this weekend in DFW.

 

If your looking for events centered around food and drink, click here.

 

Thursday, May 7:

Ed Sheeran: The singer, who has climbed the charts with his latest album, X, will perform at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie with opener Foy Vance.

 

Music Thursday: This week’s headliner at Klyde Warren Park is Michael Prysock, an Arkansas-native whose one-man-band includes vocals, guitar, and harmonica.

 

Soluna Festival: The inaugural performing arts festival will be held throughout Dallas over the course of 18 days.

 

Friday, May 8:

Gregg Allman: The Allman Brothers Band member will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie performing a show that will be opened by his son’s band, the Devon Allman Band.

 

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games: Enjoy a day inspired by the Scots with dance competitions, games, a bagpipe band, an all-Scottish beed dog show and more at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.

 

Saturday, May 9:

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival: Bands with ties to Texas will be the highlight of the 2015 festival held at Main Street Garden. You’ll also get to see live art demonstrations and feast on food from local vendors.

 

Lana Del Ray and Courtney Love: Experience this unique pairing as they make the second stop on their joint tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion.

 

Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Tour: Looking for a great gift for mom? Tickets to this weekend’s 42nd-annual tour are still available.

 

Sunday, May 10:

Mother’s Day at the Arboretum: Spend a day in the garden celebrating Mom. There will be live music at Woolf Circle, a family photo area, and a local artists at the Dallas Arboretum.

 

Image via Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/16-4/19)


DFW Weekend Round Up (4/16-4/19)

The ACM Awards are taking over the town this weekend. If you’re not a country music fan, there’s plenty of other live music to catch as well as some comedy and fashion events.

 

Looking for things to do that a more food and drink centric? Click here.

 

Thursday, April 16:

Cool Thursdays: This week’s concert headliner at the Dallas Arboretum is Asleep at the Wheel, the country legends who opened for George Strait during his final tour.

 

9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: The final days of the festival are this weekend. Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.

 

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: The husband and wife comedy duo, who you may recognize from Parks & Recreation and Will & Grace, will be at the Majestic Theater.

 

Sleater-Kinney: The indie-rock band has returned to the stage after a long hiatus. They will play at the Granada Theater with opener THEESatisfaction.

 

Friday, April 17:

ACM Party For A Cause: The two-day outdoor music event at Globe Life Park in Arlington will feature multiple stages with ongoing live music by more than 30 different artists. The lineup list will blow away any country music fan.

 

Deep Ellum Big Folkin’ Festival: The Prophet Bar will host a two-day festival featuring North Texas’ finest folk and country artists.

 

Saturday, April 18:

ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert: Riders will start with live performances at Strokers Dallas and Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie before arriving at Maverick Harley Davidson in Carrollton for performances by Dierks Bently, Will Hoge, Montgomery Gentry and more.

 

Denton Redbud Festival: Denton’s Official Arbor Day celebration is in its 22nd year. Head over for tree and plant sales, gardening supplies, live music, food, bounce houses, face painting and more.

 

Design District Market: Stag Provisions will host pop-up marketplace Northern Grade. Swing by for designer items, antiques, live music, food trucks, and other unique finds from 11am to 1pm.

 

Frisco StEATS Gourmet Food Truck and Music Festival: The name says it all. Food and live music will be celebrated from 1 to 7pm. Also enjoy a game truck, a classic car show, a children’s area, and more.

 

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium at the Park: Experience hands-ons fun with the aquarium’s mobile touch tank at Klyde Warren Park from 11am to 3pm.

 

Sunday, April 19:

2015 ACM Awards: The 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at AT&T Stadium with hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. You can bet this will be one of the biggest country music parties of our time.

 

Image via ACMAwards.com

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)


DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

From fashion to film, this weekend is all about the arts. See where to get your fill of local, national, and international creativity in DFW.

 

Thursday, April 9:

7th Annual Dallas Art Fair: This year’s fair, taking place in the Arts District through Sunday, will feature more than 90 national and international art dealers and galleries showcasing everything from works on paper to installations.

 

9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.

 

Main Street Arts Festival: The annual festival in downtown Fort Worth is taking place at Sundance Square through Sunday. Enjoy live music, art, culinary arts, and more.

 

Friday, April 10:

Eli Young Band: The country stars and Denton natives will be at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie to kick off the Lone Star Series.

 

Iolanta: The Dallas Opera performs Tchaikovsky’s fairytale romance at the Winspear through April 18.

 

Ranger’s Opening Series: The first series of the 2015 season goes through Sunday at Globe Life Park.

 

Saturday, April 11:

Atomic Music Festival: The first festival presented by the reopened Bomb Factory is an all-day event featuring Between Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Entheos and more.

 

Forty Five Ten’s 15th Anniversary: In celebration of 15 years, the store is holding a pop-up shop at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fifteen designers have created exclusive products in limited quantities that will be sold at the Art Ball. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.

 

13th Annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historic Home Tour: Tour four homes an support the preservation of history, architecture, aesthetics, and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.

 

Sunday, April 12:

Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes: Tour six unique homes via complimentary shuttles. You’ll also learn about the homes’ art collections, builders, architects, designers etc.

 

Images via Dallas Art Fair Facebook Page

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)


DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)

Live music, live music, live music. From pop sensations to legendary artists, the Metroplex has something for everyone this weekend.

 

If you’re looking for events that are more food and drink centric, click here.

 

Thursday, Mar. 19:

The Beach Boys: The pop band that never stopped making catchy tunes over the years will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

 

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes: Through May 10, the Perot Museum will host an exhibit that asks you to tap into your inner detective. See how Sherlock Holmes used science to solve mysteries- then try it yourself.

 

Stars vs. Penguins: The Dallas Stars take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30pm at American Airlines Center. Get out and cheer them one.

 

TV on the Radio: The band will play two nights in a row at the Granda as well as a set at Good Records on Friday at 6pm.

 

Wings Of Freedom Tour: Take an adventure through historic aviation at the Frontiers of Flight Museum through March 22.

 

Friday, Mar. 20:

The King and I: The classic musical filled with drama, music, dance, and decor will be put on by Dallas Summer Musicals through April 5 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Hozier: The popularity of the Irish singer seems to have no limit recently. Catch him live at House of Blues singing his latest hits.

 

The Jack Kerowax: The local band is on the final stages of their cross-country tour. They’ll remind you why local shows by local acts are so great when they play at Stonedeck Pizza Pub.

 

South By So What?! Music Festival: The 8th-annual live music festival featuring artists who played SXSW in Austin will be held Friday through Sunday at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie.

 

Spring ’till Midnight at the Nasher: From 6pm to Midnight, enjoy an evening of music, movies and moonlight. Live music will be performed by The King Carroll Band and the film will be Twenty Feet From Stardom.

 

Saturday, Mar. 21:

Bill Medley: Medley solidified his place in music history as part of the Righteous Brothers, a group that produced hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody.” See him live at the Granada at 8pm.

 

Wipeout Run: Crash, smash, and splash your way through a 5k course with larger-than-life obstacles and elements inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout!

 

Sunday, Mar. 22:

2nd-Annual Dallas Jazz Age Sunday Social: Don your finest whites and lawn party apparel for an afternoon of live music at Dallas Heritage Village on Hardwood St. There will also be food trucks, Model A Fords, a costume contest and more.

 

Spillover Music Fest: For the 8th year, a variety of bands will come directly from SXSW to various venues in Deep Ellum, like Trees and Off the Record.

 

Stevie Wonder: He’s a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a producer- he is a legend. Wonder will play a show that will no doubt bring the audience to its feet at American Airlines Center.

 

Image via American Airlines Center

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)


DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

Like we said earlier this week, this weekend is all about St. Patrick’s Day. The annual parade, the concert and block party after, and countless celebrations across the Metroplex- it’s all going down on Saturday. If you’re in the mood for something a little calmer, we have plenty of options for you, too.

 

For more food & drink centric events, click here.

 

Thursday, Mar. 12:

2015 Cool Thursdays Series: The Molly Ringwalds, a band dedicated to all things 80’s, will headline this special Spring Break edition of Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum. The series will officially begin April 9.

 

Dallas International Piano Competition: Pianists from 19 different countries around the world will compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to play with the Dallas Chamber Symphony through March 14 at Caruth Auditorium at SMU.

 

Miranda Lambert: The country music star will take the stage at American Airlines Center promoting her latest album, Platinum. Opening acts include Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia.

 

Music ThursdayKlyde Warren Park‘s jazz series is back. This week, grab a spot on the lawn and listen to live music by Spenser Lizst & Sky Window.

 

Friday, Mar. 13:

35 Denton: After a year on hiatus, the music festival returns to Denton. Head over for three days of live music, food and drink.

 

La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera through March 29 at Winspear Opera House.

 

Saturday, Mar. 14:

Cowtown Goes Green: Fort Worth’s largest family-friendly St. Patrick’s day celebration will be held at the Stockyards. Festivities include a parade, a cattle drive, contests, a petting zoo, live music, Irish dance, and more.

 

Dash Down Greenville 5K: Before the parade, at 8 am to be exact, don your green gear and join in the 20th running of the annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville. The race begins at Central Market at Lovers & Greenville.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade is one of Dallas’ biggest events. There will be more than 100,000 spectators watching local vendors, musicians, and others make their way down Greenville Ave. on nearly 100 different floats. It begins at 11 am and runs from Blackwell St. to SMU Blvd.  A concert by the Josh Abbott Band will be held at Energy Square after the parade.

 

Spring Fling at Klyde Warren Park: Head to the park for a celebration of spring that will make you feel like you’re in Coney Island, Venice Beach, Hawaii, South Beach and the Caribbean.

 

Sunday, Mar. 15:

Festival de los Mavs: South Side Ballroom will host the Dallas Mavericks as they do some outreach in the Latino community. You can expect live music, dancing, an exposition game, giveaways and more.

 

Granada Double Feature: The theater will screen two classic movies, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, on Sunday just for you Quentin Tarantino buffs. The cover is just $3.

 

Image via Dallas St Patrick’s Parade Facebook

DFW Weekend Round Up (2/19-2/22)


 DFW Weekend Round Up (2/19-2/22)

This weekend’s events have no clear theme, but that just means there’s something for everyone! Take a look…

 

If you’re looking for things to do that are more food and drink centric, click here.

 

Thursday, Feb. 19:

The Book of Mormon: If you didn’t make last year’s show, now is the time to catch the Tony Award-winning musical created by the people behind South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. This is the final weekend that it will be at Winspear Opera House.

 

The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville: This musical includes two major stars, Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac. On top of that, the show is directed by Tony-winner Susan Stroman. Follow the pair as the take on a post-apocalyptic world at the Eismann Center in Richardson through Sunday.

 

Medea: The Greek tragedy, presented by Dallas Theater Center, will take place in the basement of Kalita Humphrey’s Theater through March 29.

 

Thin Line Festival: The 8th-annual festival in Denton goes all weekend long. Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and (new in 2015) a diverse palette of photographic art.

 

Friday, Feb. 20:

Disney in Concert: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents classic songs from Disney movies that you’ll never forget, old and new. Friday through Sunday, the orchestra will play songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more.

 

Ticketstock 2015: The annual sports talk event hosted by the crew from 1310 The Ticket is back at Irving Convention Center Friday and Saturday. Join them for free admission, autographs, and concerts.

 

Wynonna Judd: The country music singer will be at Arlington Music Hall for stories and song.

 

Saturday, Feb. 21:

Chinese New Year Celebration: The Crow Colleciton of Art celebrates the Year of the Ram with their 16th-annual free Chinese New Year Celebration.Head to the Hardwood District for crafts, fortune telling, a photo booth, family yoga, food trucks and more.

 

Sunday, Feb. 22:

Seryn: The sextet from Denton will be at Dan’s Silverleaf singing new-age folk songs you can’t help but love.

 

Image via The Ticket

D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/18-9/21)


Your Weekend Round Up (9/18-9/21)

This weekend is a big one for the arts! We have everything from the Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk to the Funny or Die Comedy Tour to Shakespeare in the Park. If you’re looking for daytime activities or live music, there are plenty of options for those, too!

 

North Texas Giving Day: Today is North Texas Giving Day! Donate to your favorite local non-profit before midnight to help raise money. All donations over $25 will be matched.

 

Music Thursday and Klyde Warren Park: This week’s event features a JazzMasters Set with the Mark Lettieri Group (Grammy Award Member of Snarky Puppy). Grab a blanket and a friend and enjoy the nice, cooler weather.

 

Shakespeare in the Park: Shakespeare Dallas begins the fall season with Antony and Cleopatra, a great story of love, loyalty and power. The show will play at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater through Sept. 27 and then at Addison Circle Park October 1-12.

 

35th Annual Plano Balloon Festival: The festival in the Balloon Capital of Texas is back from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21. Saturday is the day to be there, with live music, activities for kids, and a balloon glow and fireworks at night.

 

Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Some of comedy’s biggest names, including Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, will perform stand up at Gexa on Friday night.

 

Limp Bizkit: Though the band hit their peak in the early 2000’s, they’re still producing new music. Friday, they’ll be at the South Side Ballroom promoting their new album with Machine Gun Kelly as their opening act.

 

Til Midnight at the Nasher: Friday’s free event features a 7 o’clock live outdoor concert by Goodnight Ned and a screening of The Great Gatsby in the Garden at 9pm.

 

16th annual Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2-8pm, experience all your favorite galleries in Deep Ellum and Expo Park. This event is free and open to the public and provides the perfect break from the Salsa Fest nearby at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. This year’s galleries include 500x Gallery, Barry Whistler Gallery, Beefhaus, CentralTrak, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Kettle Art Gallery, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Mokah Gallery, The Power Station, The Public Trust, Rachel Nash Gallery, and WAAS Gallery.

 

Luke Bryan: Country music sensation, Luke Bryan makes his stop in Dallas on Saturday at Gexa with openers Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, each of whom are stars in their own right.

 

Autumn at the Arboretum: Pumpkins, gourds, squash, and fall flowers will cover the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday in celebration of the beginning of Fall. There will also be a hay bale maze and scavenger hunts. You can enjoy all this fun through November 26.

 

Cowboys at Rams: In week three, the ‘boys will take on the St. Louis Rams in an away game at 12pm CDT on Sunday. Grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.

 

State Fair of Texas: only 8 days left! See how to get the best tickets deals for this year’s Fair before it starts next Friday.

 

If you’re looking for events that are more food-and-drink-centric, click here for this week’s list!

 

Image via Dallas Arboretum

D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/7-8/10)


Weekend Round Up (8/7-8/10)

This weekend is big for live music, tax-free deals, and all forms of art and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a show to catch with friends or a way to spend time with the kids, we’ve got something on the list for you.

 

Tim McGraw: One of the most well-known artists in country music will be joined by up-and-comers Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope at Gexa on Friday, August 8. If you missed Tim when he was here for the March Madness Music Festival, be sure to catch him now.

 

Monte Montgomery: If you like Eric Clapton and/or John Mayer, check out Monte Montgomery at Granada on Friday. He’s an Austin native and is said to be one of the most energetic performers in Texas.

 

Frisco Rough Riders vs. Tulsa Drillers: From Friday to Sunday, the Rough Riders will be taking on the Drillers. Plus, Friday night is Craft Beer Night at Dr. Pepper Stadium. Get friends and family together to cheer on our team.

 

Oak Cliff Cultural Center Block Party: Saturday, August 9 , join in on the celebration of the Center’s fourth anniversary. The event will have live music, face painting, art booths, food, and dancing.

 

Family Yoga: Get the family together for some outdoor activity and zen on Saturday. The Crow Collection will host a class beginning at 10am at Klyde Warren Park.

 

2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: If you don’t make Friday night’s show at Gexa, you can still catch live music there on Saturday. 20 rock and metal bands, including Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, will play on four different stages.

 

Target Second Saturday: The Latin Cultural Center is offering up fun for the whole family Saturday with music by Grammy Award-winning artist Mr. Blue Shoes. Kids can enjoy Latin dance lessons, an early exposure to blues music, and a lesson in history.

 

Metalachi: Do you love metal? Do you love mariachi music? Then Metalachi is the band for you. This one-of-a-kind band will be singing classic hard rock songs while playing traditional mariachi instruments Sunday, August 10 at Trees in Deep Ellum.

 

Dogfight: Addison Theatre Centre is holding the first performance of Dogfight outside of New York through August 16. The story is set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination and follows a newly inducted marine before he’s set to ship off to Vietnam.

 

Ringling Bro’s and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Have you heard the word? The circus is in town! Now through Sunday, August 10 get your seats to see clowns, tigers, a human canon and all the circus classics at American Airlines Center.

 

The Phantom of The Opera: Through August 24, experience one of the most famous Broadway plays at the Winspear Opera House. With a cast and orchestra of 52 people, this is one of the largest shows currently on tour.

 

Tax-Free Weekend: The kiddos will be going back to school before we know it and it’s time to get them ready by taking advantage of tax-free weekend, which lasts from Friday to Sunday. Generally, clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100 are all tax free.

 

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs: Have a kid who loves dinosaurs? Are you a dinosaur-buff yourself? Looking for a great indoor activity? Check all the boxes at the Perot Museum this weekend at this exhibit that displays Earth’s inhabitants as the were 140 million years ago.

 

Summer Dollar Days: The Trinity River Audubon Center is offering $1 admission while summer lasts. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore this thriving part of Dallas and spend a day in the great outdoors.

 

Family-friendly Summer Movie Series: Five theaters around D-FW are featuring special series that are fun for the whole family. Ticket prices range from free to just $2.

 

August Dollar Days: Admission is just $1 at the Dallas Arboretum all month long. It may be hot, but the gardens and water pads help keep temperatures down.

 

Water Parks: Take advantage of the free time your kids have during the summer to visit one of D-FW’s many water parks.