What: The 62nd Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails runs from April 1-30, 2013. The Bluebonnet Trails Festival is April 20-21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. While in town you can visit the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, located at 105 NE Main, Ennis, TX. 972-875-1901
When: The Festival is April 20-21, 2013. The 61st Annual Bluebonnet Trail is April 1-30, 2013.
Directions from Dallas: South on I- 45, Exit 253 or 251-B.
Directions from Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waxahachie: East on US Highway 287, Exit Ennis Business 287.
What: The Dallas International Film Festival is your guide to more than 175 films, events, panel discussions and galas.
When: April 4-14 2013.
Where: Event takes place at various venues and theaters.
Tickets: Starting March 14, individual tickets and passes can be purchased at the Prekindle Main Box Office in Mockingbird station, and online at www.DallasFilm.org.
April 5: Movies in the Park (The Colony)Bring the whole family to enjoy popcorn and a kid-friendly movie as well as fun games and give-aways. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show on a large outdoor inflatable screen. Blankets, chairs and refreshments are welcome. Concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
Date: Friday, April 5 8 p.m.
Where: The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Dr., The Colony, TX 75056.
What: Opening Day features the California Angels vs. your Texas Rangers. Skip work, grab a hotdog and enjoy a day game. If you can't get Opening Day tickets, the Rangers play at home through APril 10th.
When: April 5, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.
Where: The Ballpark at Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011. 817-273-5600
Cost: For ticket information or call 972-RANGERS.
April 7: DishcrawlCelebrate food, family, and community at DishCrawl. Each restaurant in a neighborhood equally adds to the uniqueness and diversity of a community, which is why we are celebrating them all. On Sunday April 7, neighbors will explore their neighborhood by dining at 8 different Uptown restaurants, all within walking distance.
Participating restaurants include 6th Street Bar/Restaurant, Crispy Chicken Sandwich; British Beverage Company (BBC), Cottage Pie; JoJo’s Eating House and Bar, Bouillabaisse; Meso Maya Uptown, Ceviche Salad; Momo’s Pasta, Penne Bolongnese; POP Diner, Famous Chili; Shooters - Dallas, Heidi’s Caesar Chicken Taco; Trailercakes, Mini-Cupcakes.
Tickets are $40.
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What: Six blocks of Main Street in Deep Ellum transform into a super-sized street party with four outdoor stages and non-stop performances by 75 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 120 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, muralist, the renowned Deep Ellum Pet Parade, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts.
When: April 5-7, 2013. Friday, April 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Deep Ellum Entertainment District on Main Street between Good Latimer and Hall Street.
Cost: Admission is free. Food and beverages for purchase.
Giant-sized dog bowls and misting ponds will be provided for your pet to enjoy a dip or sip–and dog owners will have the opportunity to enjoy adult beverage refreshments as well.
I give this event two enthusiastic paws up!
What: Dallas Blooms, a festival of over 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and botanical beauty in a 66-acre garden.
When: March 5 through April 7, 2013
Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. 214-515-6500
If you miss the Easter bunny photographer, then BYOB: bring your own (stuffed) bunny along with your camera. The tulips, daffodils and azaleas are in full bloom and nature makes a colorful backdrop. The beautiful flowers make it easy for any photographer to look like a pro.
Admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $10 (ages 3-12) plus parking.
Remember: Don't pick or trample the tulips. Arboretum rules prohibit standing or walking in garden beds and you can't climb trees or shrubs.
The event brings many of North Texas’ leading and premier culinary talent together to cook their signature recipes with some of the finest locally grown organic ingredients in an open-air setting. The WE Over Me Farm is on what was once a football field for Paul Quinn College.
Chef participants who will be cooking in pop-up kitchens on the former football sidelines include: Randall Copeland, AVA; Graham Dodds, Central 214; Jason Ferraro, Hibiscus; Jeff Harris, Bolsa; Chad Houser, Café Momentum; Orazio LaManna, Legends Hospitality/Dallas Cowboys Stadium; Dan Landsberg, Dragonfly; Jason Maddy, Oak; Janice Provost, Parigi; Anastacia Quiñones, Komali; Jim Severson, Sevy’s; Nathan Tate, Boulevardier; and Mark Wootton, Garden Café.
Organic produce grown at WE Over Me Farm includes spinach, black Spanish radishes, watermelon radishes, arugula, lettuces, herbs and more. The farm has produced over 10,000 pounds of food over the past three years.
Cost: Tickets are $75.