Greek Festival of Texas
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
13555 Hillcrest Road, Dallas
972- 991-1166; www.greekfestivalofdallas.com
Enjoy Greek food, music, dancing and
more at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Church Greek Festival.
Dallas Blooms Autumn
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
A celebration of autumn’s color and the
cultural richness of Dallas. The Dallas
Arboretum hosts many festivals and
concerts throughout the year. Check out
their website for more information.
State Fair of Texas
3921 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas
Walk through the State Fair entrance and
you’ll be greeted by Big Tex, the legendary
statue that is the fair’s mascot. The Fair
features rides, entertainment and plenty of
food. It’s known for its unique fried treats.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride
817- 265-1535; www.srvrideandconcert.org
In October, Texas blues musician Stevie
Ray Vaughan is honored with a parade
and concert. The parade begins at Hooters
in Dallas and travels to Arlington for the
concert. For a small fee participants can
ride their motorcycles in the parade.
Boo at the Dallas Zoo
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E)
Dallas; 214-670-5650; www.dallaszoo.com
Each year, the Dallas Zoo offers a safe
venue for young trick-or-treaters.
Each year Grapevine marks the migration
of the Monarch butterfly to Mexico with a
celebration and parade.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas
This annual event at the Dallas Symphony
features the antics of nerdy Mr. Kirby (Dan
Kamin) who must be convinced of the
magical powers of music. Pre-event activities in the lobby include a piano keyboard
dance floor, costume contest, and many
fun family games.
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and
Western Swing Festival
Fort Worth Stockyards
121 E Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth
This three-day event features a chuck
wagon gathering, some traditional rodeo
events, including the Ranch Rodeo
in which competitors represent their
ranches, cowboy poetry and lots of food
and great music.
Tom Thumb Texas Stampede
Allen; 214-520-8874; www.texasstampede.org
This event held at the Allen Center in
Allen, Texas benefits North Texas children’s charities. In addition to a rodeo
and live music there is golf tournament, a
Christmas market, a beauty pageant, and
tons of other fun activities. The Western
Festival includes kids’ rodeo activities.
Chi Omega Christmas Market
3600 Grand Avenue, Dallas
First held in 1978, this wonderful
Christmas Market at Fair Park in Dallas
has tons of unique gift items. The event
benefits several local charities.
The annual YMCA Turkey Trot held
on Thanksgiving morning in Dallas has
a host of other events besides the race.
The Turkey Trot began in the 1940s, but
became an annual event beginning in 1968.
The Trains at NorthPark
8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
This huge exhibit of toy trains at NorthPark Center in Dallas benefits the Ronald
McDonald House. The trains travel over
1600 feet of track through major cities such
as Dallas, San Francisco and New York.
You can sponsor individual cars which will
be personalized with your name.
Dickens of a Christmas
Be transported back to Christmas’ past with
this delightful Christmas festival in McKinney.
Enjoy horse-drawn carriages, carols, music,
food and plenty of activities for children.
Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade
The Children’s Medical Center Holiday
Parade benefits the Child Life program at
the hospital. Now in its 26th year this event
is a Dallas tradition, looked forward to by
children and adults alike.
The DFW Metroplex annual calendar is filled
with festivals and events. To add an event to
our online events calendar, create an account
at www.destinationdfw.com/My-Account/ and
submit your event for approval.