DFW hosts many festivals this spring.
March 1-3, 2013 at Fair Park in Dallas. NTIF 2013 is the 31st anniversary festival. Purchase tickets at DFW Tom Thumb stores and get a discount.
Bluegrass Heritage Festival, South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 U S Hwy 287, 214-918-0010. E-Mail: Info@bluegrassHeritage.org.
What: Dallas Blooms! is the largest floral festival in the Southwest with over 500,000 blooming bulbs and flowering flora.
When: March 2 through April 7, 2013
Where: Dallas Arboretum
35 Denton is a four-day walkable music festival that takes place at a varity of locations in Denton. Two main stages plus performances at locations like Dan's Silverleaf, Mellow Mushroom and more. March 7-10, 2013.
The Dallas Arboretum and Savor Dallas are offering a wonderful evening in the garden on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. with wine, beer and various dining options while strolling through the wondrous tulips, daffodills and other blooming beauties.
Beyond the Box, Bread Winners Bakery Bistro, Bull Asian Fusion Bistro, E Bar Tex Mex, Highland Park Cafeteria, la Madeleine, Restaurant DeGolyer, Summerthyme Culinary, Chef Jerimy Holt The Jelly Queens, Two Sisters Catering.
Alaskan Brewing Company, awineknow.com, Becker Vineyards, Knob Creek, Skinnygirl Wine Collection, Stella Artois, The Dean's List, 5 Hour Energy.
Attendees will receive a crystal tasting glass as a memento. Proceeds will support the Education Department at the Dallas Arboretum.
Tickets are available on the Arboretum's website for $65/Non-members and $59/Arboretum members.
6. March 17: Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade
What: Greenville Avenue's annual St. Patty's Day Parade might have a new name (boo) but it's still something you just need to experience. Food, green beverages at local pubs and restaurants, music and more. The 2012 Greenville Avenue Parade almost didn't take place (financial woes) but thanks to a generous donation by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the parade went on as planned. Thanks to Mark Cuban!
When: March 16, 2013
Where: Greenville Avenue in Dallas
Are you a Pinball Wizard? Play vintage and new arcade games at the Texas Pinball Festival. March 15-17, 2013. Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Hwy. 26 E., Grapevine. Info at 214-471-5777. Adults and teens, $10-$40; children, $5-$30; 5 and under are free.
Art festival fun in Frisco.
Savor the flavor of the 9th annual Savor Dallas, expanding this year to include four days of festivities: Thurs., March 14-Sun., March 17th. This “celebration of wine, food, spirits and the arts”, spotlights an exciting new downtown venue for the Friday night wine stroll. The largest premium wine and food event in Texas features cuisine from over 60 of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers at its events throughout the weekend.
When: March 14-17, 2013
Photo Courtesy Six Flags Over Texas
This two-day music event will take place Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, inside the park’s Music Mill Amphitheatre. This year’s Rock the Flags festival will include performances by Tenth Avenue North, Skillet, Kutless, We As Human and many more. There will also be special guest speakers, including Tom Richter and Mike Svoboda.
Tickets are now on sale at www.rocktheflags.com. All guests must purchase a ticket to attend. For more information on the music line-up, visit www.sixflags.com/overtexas.