5 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in North Texas

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria- July 25, 2015: Mexican men and women from a folklore group for traditional dances kneeling on street in final position during a parade of "International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo", Bulgaria. The festival is a prestigious folklore event which became significant and traditional part of the cultural life of the ancient capital of Bulgaria. A real long – expected holiday for habitants and guests of the city in the hot summer days. Today, Veliko Tarnovo is the center of one of the largest urban areas in Bulgaria.


Cinco de Mayo — widely celebrated in the United States, although it’s a minor holiday in Mexico — honors the Mexican army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War’s Battle of Puebla.


Make your Cinco de Mayo memorable this year with one of these events in North Texas.


Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Presented by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, this family-friendly celebration includes marching bands, dancers, decorated floats and DJs. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with a kickoff ceremony at 9 a.m.


Downtown Dallas Movie Series: Coco

Catch a free screening of the Oscar award-winning animated film, Coco. The Dallas Farmers Market will be showing Pixar’s Coco at 7:45 p.m.


McKinney’s Cultural Music Series

Bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Old Settler’s Park and Recreation Center in McKinney for a free concert. Beginning at 9 a.m., performances include the Mariachi Caporales, Alma Salvaje Argentina and Folkloric Dancing. A dance workshop will also be offered at 8 a.m.


Fiesta Tecaliso: A Cinco de Mayo Celebration Concert

Enjoy a mariachi-classical music mashup from world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos and the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Led by Maestro Hector Guzman, the concert is produced by the United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation in collaboration with the City of Irving and Live Nation.


Mindfulness and Margaritas

Start your Cinco de Mayo with yoga and meditation at the terrace at Mockingbird Station. The class begins at 9 a.m., but stick around for henna, braid bar and Cinco de Mayo specials throughout the Station all afternoon.

SMU Tate Lecture Series Presents Sarah Kay

SMU Tate Lecture Series Presents Sarah Kay


The 34th season of the SMU Tate Lecture Series continues January 26 featuring Sarah Kay.


A spoken-word poet who began performing in New York City at age 14, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, which uses the spoken word to entertain, educate and inspire young students. She is the author of two books of poems, B and No Matter the Wreckage.


Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be in the third year of a four-year sponsorship of the Tate Lecture Series, which brings a broad range of intellectual and entertaining voices to SMU and the D-FW community. A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students. For single-lecture tickets, visit smu.edu/tateseries.


Dallas’ Newest Exercise Trend

Buzz Bike Dallas



Ok, full discretion, this post might not be everyone’s thing, but we think the idea is pretty creative. If you’re a little adventurous, like to be outside, and enjoy a drink or two, you might just love this post. The Buzz Bike, already established in Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth, is a 16-person, pedal-powered, boozy, mobile pub vehicle that’s now roaming the streets of  Dallas. We first heard about it via this D Magazine post.


The concept is pretty simple and sounds great for a beautiful weekend day. You can either charter a private route with the Buzz Bike or join in on the fun with other local bike and booze enthusiasts. There are 10 pedal seats on the exterior and six bench spots on the interior of this crazy new vehicle, with one seat reserved for the bartender. You’re invited to bring your own beer and wine, and there’s a keg tap as well. You can booze and bike your way through Dallas on one of four routes- Uptown, Victory Plaza, the Arts District, and Downtown.


To sum it up in the words of Buzz Bike,”The Buzz Bike provides an eco-friendly way for groups of adults to ride through town, while enjoying the beverage of their choice.” For all the details, click here.



DSO on the GO Comes to UNT

DSO on the Go


This weekend offers another great opportunity to enjoy the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO concert series. Tomorrow night, at 7:00, the world-renowned orchestra performs at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton.


The concert is part of the second season of DSO on the GO sponsored by Ebby Halliday Realtors. The series brings the Dallas Symphony to concert halls and churches across North Texas. Tickets to DSO on the GO concerts are reasonably priced, starting around $19, and are available at DallasSymphony.com or by calling 214-692-0203.


Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s great orchestras performing in your neighborhood. Mark your calendar now for one of these upcoming shows!


2014 Winter-Spring DSO on the GO Schedule


March 9, 7 p.m.

Park Cities Baptist Church, University Park


April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield


April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Cliff Temple Baptist Church, North Oak Cliff 


April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco


May 22, 7:30 p.m.

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake