Events in Dallas
Martin Luther King Jr Parade
For the last 30 years Dallas has hosted one of the largest events in the country commemorating Dr. King’s life and legacy. The parade, a festive mix of floats and marching bands, goes from MLK Blvd & Lamar to Fair Park.
(late Feb-early April)
It’s one of the first and most stunning signs of spring in Dallas. Nearly a half million spring bulbs, including tulips, daffodils and poppies take over the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden in East Dallas.
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
North Texas Irish Festival
One of the country’s premier celebrations of Irish culture in all its forms, including world-renowned Celtic musicians, competitive Irish dancing and has a wide variety of delectable Irish chocolate, gooey cake and whiskey.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
The colorful parade and all-day festivities are well known in Dallas and visitors can join in on the fun starting with an early-morning 5k run and rocking out at a concert later in the day.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
To experience Dallas at its most bohemian, diverse and relaxed, head down to the live-music stages and eclectic arts booths.
2900 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
Dallas Arts Month
Dallas celebrates local visual and performance artists, highlighting the city’s flourishing arts scene. More than 100 events including festivals, plays, concerts and exhibitions take place over the entire month.
AT&T Byron Nelson
This legendary PGA tour stop is reason enough to venture west of Dallas. The Byron Nelson is known for bringing in the world’s greatest golfers to come in and compete for the cup.
4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038
June - August
The very best cowboys compete in this vaunted rodeo for almost three months in classic events, including bareback, steer wrestling and bull riding. The prize money attracts top talent to this series. Mesquite is 14 miles straight east of Dallas.
1818 Rodeo Dr
Mesquite, TX 75149
DFW Restaurant Week
There’s no better way to experience some of the best restaurants in Dallas than DFW Restaurant Week! For a small price, enjoy a fixed-price, delicious meal and where a certain portion will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
The vibrant, colorful parade and festival, in its third decade, takes place in Oaklawn, one of the most gay-friendly neighborhoods in the country. There’s also numerous parties and Bingo benefiting several organizations in the community.
State Fair of Texas
Come ride one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America and eat the world-famous corn dogs. Meet Big Tex, a huge celebrity that greets you at the gate, and try any of the unique fried food creations. The Fair has been around since 1886 and continues to be the biggest state fair in the nation.
3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
Autumn at the Arboretum
Experience thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash beautifully arranged in one of the most breathtaking gardens in the world at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
AT&T Red River Showdown
Longhorn fans call it Texas-OU Weekend; our friends to the north call it OU-Texas Weekend. Either way, fans and State Fair revelers are in for a sea of orange and maroon for the highly-charged Saturday game.
3750 The Midway
Dallas, TX 75215
Chi Omega Christmas Market
Chi Omega Christmas Market transforms Centennial Hall in Fair Park into a luxury gift marketplace with 180 handpicked merchants from around the world. Shop for jewelry, holiday décor, toys, linens and original art.
Big D Holiday
The city goes all out for its holiday season. Big D Holiday decorates and lights up Dallas during this fun time of events. There are countless activities that visitors and locals of all ages can enjoy such as the Christmas Tree Lighting Event or Ride the Trains at NorthPark.
Dallas Children’s Health Parade
The festive parade, full of larger-than-life floats and spirited marching bands, travels through the streets of Downtown Dallas with more than 400,000 families taking a seat to watch along the route.
BMW Dallas Marathon
Run across the city with people all around the world in the BMW Dallas Marathon. The course goes around many iconic Dallas landmarks like the Eye at the Joule, Granada Theater, and much more. The event raises money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
718 N Buckner Blvd #424
Dallas, TX 75218
Dallas, TX 75201
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