September is a great time to be outdoors and enjoy DFW's festivals.
What: Convention and Association for fans of Anime, Music, Manga, and Japanese Pop Culture. Japanese Guests, Voice Actors, Cosplay, Manga/Comic Artists, Dealer Room, 24hr Video Theaters, J-Pop, Gaming, Arcade, Art Show & Auction, Panel Discussions, Autograph Sessions, Film/Video Premiers, and much more.
When: Labor Day Weekend. August 31 to September 3, 2012
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower
What: Bedford Blues & BBQ Fest includes great blues from Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Texas Cotton Kings, Keb Mo and more. Part of the fun is naming your BBQ team.
When: September 1-2, 2012.
Where: Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76021
The AAAE is a free festival featuring a classic, custom, and hot rod car and motorcycle show on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square located at 110 W. Hickory Street. Check out the dream machines lining the square, find that one-of-a-kind piece of art, have family heirlooms appraised and attend informative workshops on tips and tools for collecting and antiquing, enjoy kids games, and live entertainment. Denton Historical Park.
What: It's the 26th anniversary of Grapefest! People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, Carnival and Midway, Arts & Crafts Booths, Mini Train, Texas Wine Tribute, KidZone, Food booths and more. I attended Grapefest in 2011 and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed visiting with winemakers and tasting the fruits of their labor. My daughter enjoyed the festival food and carnival rides. The weather was perfect! You must be 21 to consume alcohol but it's totally a family event.
When: September 13-16, 2012.
Where: Historic Grapevine
Parking: Shuttles available.
Dallas Arts District, 2121 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
When: September 20-23, 2012
Where: Addison Circle Park
What: Polka fans unite at this German food and Spaten Bier Fest for four days of music, folk dancing, sing-alongs, children’s entertainment and more.
Admission and Hours:
- Thursday, September 20: Free Admission. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday, September 21: $10 Admission (over age 4) 6 p.m. to midnight
- Saturday, September 22: $5 Noon to 5 p.m. / $10 5 p.m. to midnight (over age 4)
- Sunday, September 23: $5 noon to 5 p.m.
- Discount Admission: DFW area Albertson's are selling $5 anytime tickets
When: September 21-23, 2012.
September 16. Gates open at 4 p.m. Balloon launch at 6 p.m. Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Street Dance at 8:45 p.m.
September 17. Gates open at 6 a.m. Balloon launch at 7 a.m. Balloon launch 6 p.m. Glow 8 p.m. Music at 8:30, fireworks at 9 p.m. and music again at 9:30 p.m.
September 18. Gates open at 6 a.m. Balloon launch at 7 a.m. Balloon launch at 6 p.m. Festival closes 7 p.m.
Where: Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074
What: Balloons, food, music, dancing and fun for everyone.
- Continuous entertainment
- Free "Kid's Korner" Make-and-Take Art Activities
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Toddler Zone
- Inflatable Rides
- Face Painting
- Sand Art
- Plano Symphony Orchestra Instrument Area
When: September 28-30, 2012
Where: Holy Trinity Green Orthodox Church
What: Opa! And get it to the Greek! It's time for the 2012 Greek Food Festival of Dallas -- a rich and wonderful 56-year tradition. It's a Greek party with our amazing food, dancing, music, shopping and more.
When: September 28 through October 21, 2012
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
What: Rides, free concerts, livestock shows, college football, automobile shows and fried food. Who could ask for more?
VIP and Reserved Table Seating tickets available. General Admission tickets $5 will be available at the gate day of show. Children under 12 free.
When: September 28-29, 2012