DFW Weekend Round Up – Halloween 2015


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From trick-or-treating to pumpkin patches, fall is in the air and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This Halloween weekend, Dallas has no shortage of hair-raising fun to get into.

 

Thursday, October 29

Pumpkinville: Located in McKinney’s Tucker Hill community, this event features food trucks and concession stands, hay mazes, pumpkin decorating and more fall activities to enjoy. FREE. 10 a.m. Every day – October 31.

 

​​Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a taste of fine wines. Chef de cuisine Sarah Snow will create a three-course bistro menu to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.

 

Decks in the Park Halloween Bash: Bring your costumes to the last Decks in the Park of the season! With ghoulish beats and tasty treats, this event promises an unforgettable and spooky evening. FREE. 6 p.m.

 

Craft Beer Tasting: Join the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden for pre-concert tasting with Martin House Brewing Company. Tasting includes four samples of hand-crafted brews, a brewery tasting glass and a full beer to enjoy at the end of the tasting. Light bites will also be provided. Admission to Emerald City (Dallas’ Favorite Variety Band) concert included. $50/adult; $45/member. 6:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, October 30

Scare on the Square: The shops in downtown McKinney and McKinney Main Street invite you to come out and enjoy the sights of hundreds of ghosts and goblins, young and old, in the historic downtown area. Enjoy interactive activities, costume contests and a ghost hunt! FREE. 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 31

Spooky Pooch Festival: Visit Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas for a canine-centric Halloween festival. There will be a contest for best dog costume, a kids zone, vendors, food and drink, plus more! $13/person. For tickets, click here.

 

Trick or Treat the Square: Rain or shine, Frisco Square will host their fifth annual halloween event featuring face paintings, a petting zoo, wagon rides, and a costume contest. FREE. 1 p.m.

 

Treat Street: Head over to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards for costume contests, pumpkin decorating, games, hayrides, and trick-or-treating at Stockyards Station shops. FREE. 6 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 1

Music on the Southwest Porch: Grab a seat on the Southwest Porch at Klyde Warren Park and enjoy the soulful country tunes of Grace Tyler and Haley Rynn. FREE. 2 p.m.

 

Light the Night Walk: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will host a fundraising campaign, consisting of community participants who walk with an illuminated lantern to bring awareness and raise funds for treatments and cures. The North cities and Dallas walk have joined forces and will be held at Trinity Groves in West Dallas. To register, click here. 5 p.m.

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


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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

DFW Weekend Round Up (10/8-10/11)


 

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From fashion to tractor rides and fundraisers to watch parties, see where to get your fill of fun in D-FW below.

 

Thursday, October 8

Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK: Travel to the Bishop Arts District for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, featuring a fashion show, parties, bra-decorating contest and more! Local restaurants will offer discounts, prizes and specials for anyone who purchases a ticket. Proceeds benefit Methodist Hospital’s breast cancer early detection and mammogram program for women. $25/person. 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, October 9

Fifty Years of Fashion: Dallas’ biggest fashion and shopping event of the year kicks off with back-to-back runway shows, luxury events, cosmetic shows and special retailer promotions. 3:30 p.m. For fashion show tickets, click here.

 

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs as well as seat walls fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. This Friday, catch the jazzy tunes of Robert LaCroix. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 10

Brunch & Bazaar: Travel to Fort Worth’s Riverside Arts District to experience live music, local food, handmade products, and art at the Race Street Market. FREE. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

FarmFest: The Heritage Farmstead Museum presents the third annual fall family event celebrating agriculture heritage. Experience a “county fair” type atmosphere including blacksmith demonstrations, historical tours, animal activities, tractor rides, live entertainment, food, and more! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Texas-OU Watch Party at Granada Theater: Don’t have tickets to the big game? Watch the Red River Rivalry on the Granada big screen! Tickets include a seat and fajita plate. 11 a.m. $20/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, October 11

Truck Yard Chili Cook-Off: Visit the Truck Yard in Dallas’ Lower Greenville area (across from Trader Joe’s) for their inaugural chili cook-off. Guests can taste samples from some of Dallas’ most talented chefs, including Nathan Tate from Rapscallion, Jon Stevens of Stock & Barrel and many more! All proceeds will benefit Angie’s Friends, a local non-profit animal organization that’s dedicated to helping neglected and abused dogs. $25/person (available at door). 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DFW Weekend Round Up (9/24-9/27)


AAATexasMosaicThe State Fair of Texas is finally here! When you’re done indulging in fried food, be sure to take in everything else DFW has to offer this weekend, including the Arboretum’s pumpkin patch and Klyde Warren Park’s hottest culinary event. Get the details below.

 

Thursday, September 24

Autumn at the Arboretum: The highlight of the Dallas Arboretum fall festival is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, which is created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team. This year, to continue with the ongoing Texas theme, the display will be recreated into an Old Texas Town in the Pecan Grove – on display now through November 21. Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest: Visit Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic, three-day, German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets begin at $3. For a schedule of events, click here.

 

Friday, September 25

State Fair of Texas: Aside from concerts, rides and unique shows, this year’s fair promises fried food goodness. Food items this year include red velvet fried Oreos, chicken fried lobster and coca ritas. Fair grounds open at 10 a.m. For tickets, general info and daily schedule, click here.

 

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs, as well as seat walls, fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. FREE. 6:30 p.m. For the music schedule, click here.

 

Park & Palate: For two days, Klyde Warren Park will be the host of the hottest culinary event in the city. Park & Palate, the park’s inaugural celebration of wine and food, will showcase the region’s most popular chefs as well as wineries, breweries, and spirits from around the world, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.

 

Saturday, September 26

Dog Days of Denton: Travel to Denton’s North Texas State Fairgrounds and celebrate Texas’ original festival for pooches and their people. Enjoy a canine couture fashion show, live entertainment, demos and performances by canines and their trainers, plus much more. FREE. 9 a.m.

 

Yoga in the Garden: Start your weekend off on the right foot, with free yoga in the gardens of the Harwood District (located between Saint Ann and Mercat Bistro). Join instructor Colby Ranae Hanks, and bring your own mat and water. 9 a.m.

 

Sunday, September 27

Eclipse Watch Party: North Texans are invited to gather at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for the first supermoon eclipse in more than 30 years. The Noble Planetarium and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society will host a watch party from the Museum’s Member Parking lot, providing telescopes and a telescopic live stream of the event. 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

 

Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

DFW Weekend Round Up (9/3-9/7)


ThinkstockPhotos-139986434From festivals to fireworks and rodeos to yoga, see where to get your fill of fun this Labor Day weekend:

 

Thursday, September 3

Night Market: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of September, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host a Night Market, where farmers and wholesale produce is exchanged, allowing guests the opportunity to shop for a larger volume of produce. 8 p.m.

 

Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.

 

Friday, September 4

WestFest: This Labor Day weekend tradition features Czech culture, polka music, dancing, kolaches, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides and games. Also enjoy activities for kids, helicopter rides and the Kolache 5K Challenge. 5:30 p.m. For ticket and venue information, click here.

 

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Treat your tastebuds and experience mouthwatering BBQ from the best BBQ cooks around the nation in this epic, three-day cook-off battle at the Bedford City Hall Complex. Also enjoy a full lineup of music, featuring Tab Benoit, Delbert McClinton and more! 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs, as well as seat walls, fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. FREE. 6:30 p.m. For the music schedule, click here.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 5

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.

 

DFW Free Day of Yoga: Although the official DFW Free Day of Yoga is on Monday, September 7, the Trinity River Audubon Center (Saturday – 10 a.m.) and Fort Worth Water Gardens (Sunday – 11 a.m.) are kicking it off early this weekend! On Monday, however, participating studios will offer free classes to give guests the opportunity to try yoga for the first time, experience a new style or try a new studio.

 

Labor Day Rodeo: The City of Lewisville and the Lewisville Saddle Club host the 51st Annual Labor Day Rodeo, complete with Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, cows, calves and sheep. $10/person. 8 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, September 6

Blues & Jazz Festival: Bring your lawn chairs and join the African American Museum of Dallas for an evening of blues and jazz, featuring some of the most renowned artists in the DFW region. 5 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Monday, September 7

Garland Labor Day Parade: The 70th annual parade includes entertainment, a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., food and merchandise vendors, and a kids area with a bounce house, all in Historic Downtown Garland. 9 a.m. For parade route, click here.

 

GardenFest: This annual festival brings together the best of local food, drink, artistry, and entertainment at one of Lakewood’s neighborhood hot spots – Garden Cafe. Live music, artisan workshops and vendors will also be in attendance. $10/person. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

DFW Weekend Round Up (8/27-8/30)


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State Fair foods, dancing and plenty of music highlight this edition of Weekend Round Up! Get the details below.

 

Thursday, August 27

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of August, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

North Texas Fair & Rodeo: Denton’s annual nine-day fair continues into its final weekend, featuring horse and livestock shows, carnival rides, concert stages, a chili cook-off, pageant, parade and more! Headliners for the live music include the Charlie Daniels Band and Josh Abbott Band. 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, August 28

Swing in the Park: Ever wanted to learn how to swing dance? Here’s your chance! Studio 22 will host a series of swing dance classes on the Muse Family Performance Pavilion at Klyde Warren Park, where you’ll learn the steps to keep you swift on your feet. FREE. 6 p.m.

 

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs, as well as seat walls, fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. FREE. 6:30 p.m. For the music schedule, click here.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 29

Design District Market: Visit Community Beer Company in the Design District and stroll vendors featuring local artists, photographers, fashion and jewelry designers, vintage shops and more. Guests can also enjoy food trucks and live music from The Fox and the Bird, and Dripping Wet . FREE – 2 p.m.

 

Dale Chihuly Exhibit: The Talley Dunn Gallery will host an exhibition of new work by Dale Chihuly, including a dazzling display of aqua, cobalt and periwinkle blue tones. FREE – 5 p.m.

 

Reunion Lawn Party: Have fun at a free lawn party near the base of Reunion Tower with food trucks, lawn games, and a beer garden featuring craft beers from local breweries. Enjoy live music from Chap Bernet and the Bird Dogs, taking the stage around 7 p.m. FREE. 6:30-10:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 30

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Big Tex Choice Awards: Be one of the first people to taste the food made by the finalists at the 11th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards food competition! All proceeds benefit the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program. $100/person. 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas.

DFW Weekend Round Up (8/20-8/23)


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D-FW has so much to offer this weekend! Get artsy ’til midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center, then help NorthPark blow out its birthday candles. Get the details for those events and more below:

 

Thursday, August 20

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of August, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, August 21

Coleman Family Adventure Fest: This three-day fest takes place at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas and features rock climbing, archery, BMX, rocket building, skateboard lessons and more. Aside from the hands-on activities, celebrity guests will also be in attendance. 11 a.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival: Happening all around the state of Texas, Gilley’s Dallas will host the festival that celebrates Texas food, Texas music and Texas beer. The music lineup includes the Old 97’s, The Black Angels,Grupo Fantasma and more! Enjoy food from Gilley’s, Easy Slider, El Come Taco and What’s da Scoop. FREE — attendance is first come, first serve. 1 p.m.

 

North Texas Fair & Rodeo: Denton’s annual nine-day fair features horse and livestock shows, carnival rides, concert stages, a chili cook-off, pageant, parade and more! Headliners for the live music include the Randy Rogers Band, Charlie Daniels Band and Josh Abbott Band. 1 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

’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. – midnight.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 22

Hatch Chile Festival: Celebrate Grand Prairie’s festive, family atmosphere with the 5th annual Hatch Chile Festival at Farmers Market. The festival will feature both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound, live music and much more. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Slide the City: This might be your last chance at celebrating summer! Slide down a 1,000 ft. slip and slide, and enjoy music, dancing and food. Bring water guns, buckets and floaties to squirt, spray and splash all day. 9 a.m. For registration and location, click here.

 

Fifty Years of Excellence: Join NorthPark Center as it celebrates 5o incredible years with a one-day celebration of shopping, fashion, art, music and throw-back surprises. 10 am.

 

Brew HaHa: The 2nd annual event, benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter, features a fitness workout incorporating martial arts moves and the daily physical challenges of a brew master. The one-hour workout is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of cash or gift cards for groceries, fast food or everyday items. $20/person — includes t-shirt and entry into the OHB Saturday Tap Room, which will offer a live band, food trucks and bar games. 12:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 23

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center

DFW Weekend Round Up (8/13-8/16)


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Chalk, fireworks, tubing and a balloon festival top this weekend’s events in DFW. Get the details below:

 

 

Thursday, August 13

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of August, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, August 14

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Highland Village Balloon Festival: The 28th annual festival will feature tons of family fun the entire weekend! Aside from the hot air balloons, musical performances, food, arts and crafts, vision screenings and other festival fun are also on the agenda. 5-10 p.m. For a detailed schedule of events, click here.

 

Saturday, August 15

Dog-A-Poolooza Unleashed: Hosted by Garland Pawsibilities, the 10th annual festival of dog fun will feature a number of on-site services at Holford Pool, including dog washing, nail trimming, low-cost vaccinations and microchipping. Ever wonder what your furry friend is thinking? There’s a pet psychic for that. Guests will also have the chance to visit with rescue groups and pet supply vendors. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

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.

 

Chalk Art Festival: View elaborate chalk art designs by talented professional street painting artists on West 7th in Fort Worth. These works will be judged, with an award ceremony set to take place later in the evening. Be sure to check out the children’s coloring area and live music, too! 12-8 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 16

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

August Happenings

August Dollar Days: Presented by Time Warner Cable, the Dallas Arboretum offers $1 general admission and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests for the month of August. There will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items, including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more. Purchase tickets at gate only.

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: It’s that time of year! The highly anticipated circus is back with its Legends production, featuring highflying action and focus on mythical creatures. For tickets and times, click here.

DFW Weekend Round Up (8/6-8/9)


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DFW is offering tons of fun this weekend! Be sure to cheer on your blondes and brunettes at Dallas’ annual BvB powderpuff game, then indulge in brews, grooves and more! Get the details below:

 

Thursday, August 6

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, August 7

San Jacinto Plaza Music Series: Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings in Downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, San Jacinto Plaza. Café style tables and chairs as well as seat walls fill the space. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, food and beverages. This Friday, catch the soulful blues tunes of the Paul Harrington Band.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This FREE 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 8

Brunch & Bazaar: Travel to Fort Worth’s Riverside Arts District to experience live music, local food, handmade products, and art at the Race Street Market. FREE. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Local Brews, Local Grooves: Deemed one of the ultimate festivals to attend, Dallas’ House of Blues will be hosting its annual craft beer and music festival, featuring local Texas breweries, bands and tasty food. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

BvB Powderpuff Game: Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game benefiting the Baylor AT&T Memory Center and the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas. The 8th-annual game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. Each $25 donation gets you into the game and after-party, featuring Empire 6. For more information and to donate, visit www.bvbdallas.org.

 

Sunday, August 9

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

August Happenings

August Dollar Days: Presented by Time Warner Cable, the Dallas Arboretum offers $1 general admission and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests for the month of August. There will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items, including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more. Purchase tickets at gate only

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: It’s that time of year! The highly anticipated circus is back with its Legends production, featuring highflying action and focus on mythical creatures. For tickets and times, click here.

DFW Weekend Round Up (7/30 – 8/2)


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The return of the circus may be the highlight of the weekend, but if you have time to squeeze in more fun, there’s no shortage of events. See all the food, outdoor adventures and overall good times you can indulge in:

 

Thursday, July 30

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: It’s that time of year! The highly anticipated circus is back with its Legends production, featuring highflying action and focus on mythical creatures. For tickets and times, click here.

 

Friday, July 31

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 1

August Dollar Days: Presented by Time Warner Cable, the Dallas Arboretum offers $1 general admission and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests for the month of August. There will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items, including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more. 9 a.m. Purchase tickets at gate only.

 

 

Let’s Play: Inspired by YouTube’s “Let’s Play” videos, the Let’s Play Gaming Expo celebrates everything that is gaming, featuring 70+ arcade cabinets, a Smash Bros. Tournament, Tetris World Championship and 80+ vendor and indie developer tables. Taking place at the the Plano Centre, this event runs all weekend. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For ticket pricing and purchasing, 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.

 

Dallas Flash Mob: Visit Klyde Warren Park to watch — or join in — a Dallas Flash Mob surprise event! Once the music starts, dancers will get the party going at 3 p.m.

 

Sausage Fest: Held at Main Street Garden in downtown, this year’s summer sausage fest comes equipped with sausage games, bull riding, squirrels and a dunk tank! Indulge in unique sausage plates and pair them with your favorite mixed drinks or cold brews. $15/person. 4-10 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 2

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Strikes for Strays: Throw some strikes and have some fun at the bowling alley while helping out North Texas animals. Held at Plano Super Bowl, this family-friendly event features door prizes, raffle items, goody bags, a silent auction and prizes for top scorers and the gutter-ball king and queen. Also enjoy treats from local bakeries! $20/person. 12:30 – 4 p.m. To register, email laprescueevents@gmail.com.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusFeld Entertainment.