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Festivals & Parades

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex celebrates festivals and parades year-round.

Fall Fun
There's lots of fall fun in DFW in 2012.

Fair Park Fourth: Ready to Light Up the Dallas Sky
Fair Park Fourth is one of the best places in Dallas to watch fireworks this Independence Day.

Celebrate Mardi Gras 2014 in Dallas-Fort Worth
Here are a few ways you can celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in DFW!

Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is March 15, 2014
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Dallas.

"Autumn at the Arboretum"

Eight Finalists Named for the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards
We love us some fried food at the State Fair of Texas.

January Festivals and Parades

Winter's chill won't keep us from enjoying festivals and parades.

Fried Cuban Roll: The State Fair of Texas "Best Taste of 2013"
Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!

State Fair of Texas Announces Annual Creative Arts Competitions
Many new activities, contests and cook-offs are being planned for the 2014 State Fair of Texas.

Elizabeth Gillies to Kick Off Childrens Holiday Parade Dallas December 1, 2012
The Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas is an annual event featuring marching bands, spectacular floats, giant inflatable balloons and a visit from jolly, old St. Nick himself. The parade is free to the public, attended by thousands and broadcast on TV.

Fall in Dallas means the State Fair of Texas. It's time for corny dogs,...
The State Fair of Texas is an annual fair held at Fair Park in Dallas. It begins near the end of September and continues into the middle of October. The dates for 2010 are September 24 through October 17. An estimated 3 million people attend the fair each year, bringing nearly $350 million to the Dallas economy. The State Fair kicks off each...

Eight Finalists Named for Big Tex Choice Awards
If you love fried foods, you have to go to the State Fair of Texas.

CityArts Festival Returns to Fair Park
CityArts Festival offers activities and entertainment for families and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park during Memorial Day Weekend.

Dallas Blooms! at the Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum.

Gluten-Free Foods at the State Fair of Texas
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some g-f foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth Events Calendar December
There are lots of great things to do each December in Dallas-Fort Worth. Pencil in some fun.

The 2013 State Fair of Texas Concert Lineup
Check out some great concerts at the State Fair of Texas. There's no additional charge for concerts. How cool is that?

Start Your GrapeFest 2013 Celebration at Pre-Festival Special Events
GrapeFest is an amazing festival each year where you can stomp grapes, taste wine, enjoy live music, drink wine and drink wine.

"Autumn at the Arboretum" Brings Spectacular Fall Colors to the Dallas Arboretum

DFW Celebrates Cinco de Mayo 2013
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," is a Hispanic cultural celebration of the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. But for DFW, it's one more reason to celebrate at the area's best Mexican food places.

Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas
The 2012 Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade will go on as scheduled thanks to a generous donation by Mark Cuban.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms!, Autumn at the Arboretum, Concerts and More
The Dallas Arboretum is a 66-acre garden that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture.

Three (Fried) Foods You Must Eat at the 2012 State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some...
The State Fair of Texas offers several discount offers.

The Annual Veteran's Day Parade in Dallas
A Veterans Day Parade takes place each year in downtown Dallas on November 11.

Winter in DFW Offers Many Fun Events
Winter in DFW offers many fun events including parades, rodeos, concerts and more. Celebrate MLK Day, Valentine's Day and Spring Break!

Martin Luther King Activities for the City of Plano
Martin Luther King Day is the third Monday of January and the City of Plano has planned many events honor his life and achievements.

Jordin Sparks to Kick Off Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade in Dallas
The Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas is an annual event featuring marching bands, spectacular floats, giant inflatable balloons and a visit from jolly, old St. Nick himself. The parade is free to the public, attended by thousands and broadcast on TV.

Great Fireworks Displays in DFW: Where to Celebrate the July 4th Holiday
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.

The DFW 2011 Holiday Season
DFW has many great events for the holidays. You won't want to miss out on the Thanksgiving buffets, Black Friday shopping, the Christmas holidays and ringing in the New Year. Use this guide to help you plan your family's activities.

Arts in the Square
Arts in the Square is an annual, juried Fine Arts festival in Frisco, Texas featuring the best national and regional artists who sell their original creations.

October Festivals in Dallas-Fort Worth
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.

The 2011 Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship Victory Parade
June 16, 2011 is the Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship Victory Parade in downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Arboretum: "Autumn at the Arboretum 2011"
Fall is the perfect time to visit the Dallas Arboretum. Don't miss 50,000 pumpkins and more during "Autumn in the Arboretum," which runs through November 23, 2011.

Merry Main Street in Frisco
Merry Main Street is an annual event featuring music, food, shopping, photos with Santa and lots of holiday fun.

March Festivals in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
March Festivals in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex

What to Do in Dallas During April - Dallas Spring Calendar Things to Do in...
What to Do in Dallas During April - Dallas Spring Calendar Things to Do in April 2011 - DFW Events April Spring

June Festivals and Summer Activities
June is a month full of festivals and great summer activities.

The 2012 State Fair of Texas Comes to an End
The 2012 State Fair of Texas has come to an end -- but the good news that 2013's fair is already in the works!

Celebrate July 4th DFW: Fireworks, BBQ, Parades, Recipes, Willie Nelson and More
Here's how to celebrate one of the most-fun holidays of the summer: July 4th, 2011! This is your guide to where to go to watch fireworks, recipes, don't-miss barbecue takeout and more. I'll be adding where to purchase your red, white and blue attire too.

Dallas Arboretum - Dallas Blooms - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden -...
Dallas Arboretum - Dallas Blooms - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden - Spring Events DFW - Easter Dallas - DeGolyer House - Floral Festival Dallas

July Festivals in the DFW Metroplex
There are some fun-filled festivals during July 2011.

DFW Celebrates Cinco de Mayo 2012
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," is a Hispanic cultural celebration of the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.

8th Annual CityArts Festival in Fair Park - Fair Park Events 2011 - Memorial...
8th Annual CityArts Festival in Fair Park - Fair Park Events 2011 - Memorial Day Weekend Events - May Festivals - Dallas Festivals

April Festivals DFW - Dallas Festivals April - Spring Festivals Dallas Fort...
April Festivals DFW - Dallas Festivals April - Spring Festivals Dallas Fort Worth

The cooler weather in September brings a resurgence in the number of...

September is a great time to be outdoors and enjoy DFW's festivals.

March Calendar 2012
Welcome the beginning of Spring in DFW with many exciting and fun activities. Many are kid-friendly so have fun checking them out.

May Festivals DFW - Dallas Fort Worth Festivals - Things to do May 2011...
May Festivals DFW - Dallas Fort Worth Festivals - Things to do May 2011 Metroplex - MayFest - CityArts Festival

DFW Irish Events - St. Patricks Day Celebrations - St Pattys Day Dallas Fort...
DFW Irish Events - St. Patricks Day Celebrations - St Pattys Day Dallas Fort Worth Frisco - March St Patricks Day Events

DFW's February Festivals

Visit DFW's Festivals in February.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

Third Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt at Lake Ray Roberts
The Third Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt at Lake Ray Roberts is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Greenbelt Park on FM 455. It will feature live music and so much more.

Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in DFW

MLK had a dream.

November Festivals

November is a cool time for a festival.

January 2011 Festivals

Festivals are fun regardless of the weather.

Earth Day Events in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex - Earth Day Events for...
Earth Day Events in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex - Earth Day Events for 2011 DFW - Reduce Carbon Footprint DFW

Free Activities in Fort Worth: Art in the Dark
You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun in DFW! Here's the schedule for the Amon Carter’s free Art in the Dark community event set for Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Butterfly Festival Lands in Plano
Plano Butterfly Festival runs May 11-16, 2010 at Collin Creek Mall.

MayFest 2011
MayFest is a four-day festival with live music, food and fun for all ages. MayFest is held in Trinity Park, along the banks of the Trinity River, in the Fort Worth Cultural District . The City of Fort Worth canceled MayFest 2009 as a precaution against the Swine Flu.

Dallas Blooms - Twenty-Five Years of Memories
2009 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. You might have memories of walking among the azaleas with a sweetheart -- maybe you even had your bridal photos taken among the blooming bulbs. Or maybe you remember most clearly your toddler's fascination with the reflecting pool. Share your favorite memories of Dallas Blooms.

Savor Dallas
Savor Dallas is an annual food and wine festival celebrated in Dallas' Arts District and various Victory Park locations. Guests sample food from Dallas' finest restaurants and wines from around the world.

State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas is an annual fair held at Fair Park in Dallas. It begins near the end of September and continues into the middle of October. The dates for 2008 are Sep 26-Oct 19. An estimated 3 million people attend the fair each year, bringing nearly $350 million to the Dallas economy. The State Fair kicks off each year with a parade through downtown Dallas.

Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum in Spring 2007
The 2007 Dallas Blooms celebration at the Dallas Arboretum showcases several hundred thousand flowers. Here are just a few.

Dallas Wine and Food Festival
The Dallas Wine and Food Festival showcases the best culinary expertise the Metroplex has to offer. Chefs from the area's five-star restaurants prepare themed dinners in various cultural locales around the city. A Rising Stars Chef's Contest pits hot new chefs against each other to see who can come up with the most palate-pleasing combinations, the top ten of which are then featured in a dinner.

Fort Worth Opera Festival
The Fort Worth Opera has entertained residents and visitors since 1946. In 2007, the traditional opera season has been changed to a festival format.

Main Street Days in Grapevine
Late in May of each year, Grapevine celebrates Main Street Days. The outdoor festival always has music, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Exhibits and demonstrations highlight the opportunities for outdoor activities available in the Metroplex.

Easter Egg Hunts in Dallas - DFW Easter Egg Hunts - FW Stockyards Easter Egg...
Easter Egg Hunts in Dallas - DFW Easter Egg Hunts - FW Stockyards Easter Egg Hunt - DFW Easter Egg Hunts Parades and Celebrations - 2011 DFW Egg Hunts

A Review of Main Street Days 2007 in Grapevine
Main Street Days 2007 in Grapevine, Texas celebrated the outdoors in the Metroplex area, as well as bringing in local and national talent in the arts and entertainment.

Bastille Day Events
Celebrate Bastille Day with these events.

August Festivals in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
August heats up, and so do the festivals around here.

October Festivals in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
With the cool, but still sunny weather, October is ideal for outdoor festivals.

Savor Dallas Victory Park Celebration
The annual Savor Dallas Victory Park Celebration Friday night was fantastic. Despite the cold, quite a crowd gathered in the AT&T Plaza to sample food from the Victory Park restaurants and taste wines from around the world. Whether it was the good food or the flowing wine, everyone was companionable. Conversation sprang up spontaneously in the lines.

Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade
Since 1979, Greenville area businesses have been sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade. Held on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day at 11am on Greenville Avenue.

Fort Worth South Calls For Entertainers, Musicians for ArtsGoggle 2014
ArtsGoggle is a Fort Worth Festival filled with live music, arts and lots of fun October 11, 2014.

Downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade
Traditionally held on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, this parade followed a route on Ross Avenue through the Dallas Cultural District, and ended in the West End. In 2007, a lack of sponsorship and volunteers to put the parade together dropped off. There will be no Downtown St. Patrick's Day parade in 2007, but check their website for ways you can help make the 2008 parade happen.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
This month-long celebration has been held every year for more than one hundred years. Stock exhibits, competitions, and auctions as well as a daily rodeo and plenty of food will keep you busy.

July 4th Celebrations in DFW
DFW was the host to many great festivals and fireworks displays. How did you celebrate the 3rd, 4th, or 5th of July?

Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade
Since 1988, this annual parade has signaled the start of the holiday season. Traditionally held on the first Saturday of December, the Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade follows a route along Commerce Street in downtown Dallas.

Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.

State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 24 through October 17, 2010

The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010.

August Festivals in DFW
Wow is it hot. But we have some cool festivals and events in DFW!

State Fair of Texas Auto Show
The State Fair of Texas Auto Show is a 300,000 sq. ft. extravaganza and plays an integral role in the annual exposition, which runs through October 17, 2010.

2010 Veterans Day Parade in Dallas
On November 11, 2010 the Veterans Day parade will take place in downtown Dallas.

November 2010 Festivals

The weather's cooling down so enjoy these great festivals.

December 2010 Festivals
There's a chill in the air and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Here are some festivals that you and your family will surely enjoy.

David Archuleta to perform in Holiday Parade
On December 4, 2010 David Archuleta, 19 Recordings/Jive Records recording artist and former American Idol finalist, will take part in a 22-year Dallas tradition, the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, presented by Capital One Bank.

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