The Best Events DFW has to Offer in September

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September means (slightly) cooler weather and school is back in session, but don’t let that stop you from having fun. The metroplex is bustling with entertainment and the following three events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this September

30th Annual GrapeFest – September 15-18

GrapeFest, held along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest’s most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; Palate Pleasers at the Palace; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; five stages offering live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more.

Come see what all the fuss is about!

Plano Balloon Festival – September 23-25

The Plano Balloon Festival is among the largest balloon festivals held in the state of Texas. Come out and enjoy daily balloon demonstrations and even the opportunity to ride in one.

The festival will be at 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway Plano TX.

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Top Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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Summer is winding down and school is on the way, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t ready to stop the fun just yet. The metropolitan area is bustling with nonstop festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and so much more. The following four events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this August.

August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is offering dollar days throughout the month of August. For the entire month, visitors can enjoy all the Dallas Arboretum has to offer for only $1 general admission and $5 for parking. For only an extra $1, visitors can also gain access to the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden. If you’re caught up in the Pokemon Go craze, the arboretum has more than 30 pokestops and 3 gyms over the park’s 66-acres.

QuakeCon

Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, QuakeCon 2016 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party. Hosted at the Hilton Anatole Hotel from August 4-6.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Holocaust Museum

Holocaust survivor, Jack Repp will share his story of survival. If you have never heard a survivor tell their story–your chance is now. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have had a few weeks of rest and are eager to continue to share stories of survival. The event is free Wednesday, August 10, at 12:30pm.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, and a bungee aerial skydiving display provide thrilling entertainment for circus goers. America’s favorite circus will be in town at the American Airlines Center from August 3-14. Daily performances, general admission tickets are $15.

Celebrate August at Classic Chevrolet

Classic Chevrolet is the No. 1 place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to find the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for unbeatable prices. Stop in and see why Chevy has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row.

Best DFW Events in July You Don’t Want to Miss

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Summer is in full swing, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area is ready to celebrate. The metropolitan area is bustling with nonstop festivals, concerts, July 4th fireworks displays, museum exhibits and so much more. The following four events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this July.

Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert

Head over to the Rocker B Ranch in nearby Graford, Texas, for the Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert on July 9 and 10. This must-visit, sixth annual event raises money for the Palo Pinto County fire departments and includes world-renowned musicians, like Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason Boland, Jack Ingram and Wade Bowen.

Bastille Day Celebration

Downtown Dallas’ Arts District is guaranteed to come to life on July 14, for the annual Bastille Day Celebration. This unique and artsy event features champagne, dancing in the street, and exhibits at the three of Dallas’ top art museums. Street musicians, performers, endless shopping, foods and drinks will be on hand for the must-visit event.

Spark! Create with Cocktails

Combine exercising and playing with your favorite cocktails at the Spark! Create with Cocktails event. Attendees can make an attempt at silk-screening, climbing a 6,000-foot climbing wall, a slide sculpture and so much more. Light snacks are provided and it’s just $10 per person to see and play with all of the latest and greatest Spark! toys and activities.

Celebrate Summer at Classic Chevrolet

Classic Chevrolet is the No. 1 place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to find the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for unbeatable summer prices. Stop in and see why Chevy has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row.

Best DFW Events in June You Don’t Want To Miss

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After you pick up a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you’ll be ready to head out to the many June events in the area, including a crawfish boil and a front porch showdown. And, if you’re not ready for a new vehicle, be sure to have your current vehicle serviced in our Chevy service department.

Crawfish Boil in Grand Prairie

Head out to The Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 10127 99 Avenue in Grand Prairie on June 4, 2016 for the Crawfish Boil. This event takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a water and soda garden, gift market, live music, games and arts and crafts. The crawfish are prepared by Dustin Clement’s Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish and are $10 per pound. The price includes potatoes and corn.

3rd Annual Front Porch Showdown

On June 4, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. head over to the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1515 South Harwood in Dallas for the 3rd Annual Front Porch Showdown. Enjoy tours of historic buildings and bluegrass bands. Bring a picnic if you wish. You can also bring your Dobro, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle or upright bass and join in. Tickets are $10. For more information visit bluegrassheritage.org.

Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration

On June 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and through June 11, 2016, visit Fair Park Dallas, 3939 Grand Avenue in Dallas for the Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy this four-day festival with a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert, games on the Midway, jazz musicians, free tower and ferris wheel rides, fireworks, kids’ activities, a wine stroll, a park history exhibit, Speakeasy party and more. Admission is free.

Taste of Dallas

From June 3 through June 5, 2016 visit Fair Park Dallas, 3939 Grand Avenue in Dallas for Taste of Dallas. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. on Friday through 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy art, food, music, shopping, tasting, playing, fun and more. Enjoy restaurants best dishes for $1 to $4. One-day tickets are $14. Kids 11 and under are free as long as an adult is with them.

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Best DFW Events in May You Don’t Want To Miss

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After you pick up a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet, treat yourself and your family to some great concert events happening in Dallas. These include a Jazz event, Paul Simon and The Charlie Daniels Band. You could even make a date out of a concert night by having dinner before the concert.

Jazz at the Muse Shelton & Geno on Piano

On May 7, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., head over to the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre, 1309 Canton Street in Dallas for the Jazz at the Muse Shelton & Geno on Piano event. Admission is $15. Find tickets at ticketmaster.com or vividseats.com.

James Otto in Forth Worth

On May 12, 2016 at 9:00 p.m., head over to the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb Street in Fort Worth to watch James Otto perform. Tickets range from $18 to $140 and are available at ticketnetwork.com.

Mark Chesnutt in Forth Worth

On May 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., watch Mark Chesnutt perform at Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza in Fort Worth. Tickets for this event are available at stubhub.com.

The Charlie Daniels Band

On May 28, 2016, visit Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza in Fort Worth to catch The Charlie Daniels Band. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at vividseats.com, ticketnetwork.com, stubhub.com and ticketsnow.com.

Journey & The Doobie Brothers

On May 20, 2016 head over to the Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Avenue in Dallas to catch Journey and The Doobie Brothers. Tickets range from $36 to $145 and are available at ticketmaster.com and vividseats.com. Dave Mason will also be playing.

Paul Simon

Paul Simon will be performing on May 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street in Dallas. Tickets are available at vividseats.com, stubhub.com and ticketnetwork.com.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about your favorite model. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running on select models.

Best DFW Events in April You Don’t Want to Miss

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If you enjoy music festivals, you’ll have plenty to see in and near Dallas during April. Before you head out for the fun, have your vehicle serviced at our Chevrolet service department or stop by our showroom at Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy to drive to the festivals. Whether you need a new truck, SUV, sedan or coupe, we have the perfect vehicle for you.

Old 97’s County Fair in Dallas

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 1:00 p.m., head over to Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street in Dallas for the Old 97’s County Fair. Performers include Deer Tick and Lucero. Enjoy an afternoon of music and fun, plus all that the county fair has to offer this year including midway games, a Ferris wheel, food trucks, dunk tanks, local artists and vendors, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and more. The Old 97’s County Fair is dog friendly.

Off the Rails Country Music Fest

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m., enjoy the Off the Rails Country Music Fest, Toyota Stadium, 6000 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, 75034. Enjoy music from Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Waterloo Revival, Bri Bagwell, Ashley Moore, Mike & the Moonpies, Midland and DJ Rock.

Sunday’s line up includes Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Casey Donahew Band, Chase Rice, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Native Run, Hayley Orania and DJ Rock.

Texas Showdown Festival: Buckcherry & Sick Puppies in Dallas

Head over to The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street in Dallas on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at noon for the Texas Showdown Festival with Buckcherry & Sick Puppies. Tickets range from $25 to $40.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about your favorite model including standard options and available options. If you are not ready for a new vehicle just yet, be sure to give our Chevrolet service department a call to schedule an appointment for spring maintenance.

Best March Events in DFW You Don’t Want Miss

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet and test drive a new Chevy to take with you to some of these great events in the Dallas area. A new truck would be great to haul a bunch of chocolate home after a chocolate tour or to haul the Easter Egg stash home because you know that your kids will find them all at the Easter Egg Hunt.

March Forth to Chocolate Tour – Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours

On March 5, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., be at 5118 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75206 for the start of the March Forth to Chocolate Tour. Visit several chocolate destinations to indulge in chocolate at several places including Dude, The Mozzarella Company, Chocolate Secrets, Sweet Chocolate and the Village Baking Company. Admission includes food samples, transportation via private but, great beverages and tour guides. For more information call (972) 814-5997 or visit dallasbychocolate.com.

March Family Day

Head to SPARK!, 1409 South Lamar Street, Suite 104, Dallas, Texas, 75215 on March 5, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or March Family Day. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The entire family will enjoy over 6,000 square feet of fun including a slide sculpture, climbing and crawling. For more information call (903) 283-1596. For tickets visit sparkdallas.org.

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Amazing Jakes

Head out to Amazing Jakes, 831 N. Central Expressway, Plano, Texas, 75075 at 8:00 a.m. for the Easter Egg Hunt and breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $6.99. The event ends at 10:00 a.m. Don’t forget your Easter baskets! The hunt starts at about 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required. For more information call (972) 509-5253. For tickets, visit amazingjakesplano.com.

37th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

On March 19, 2016, head over to Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street in Dallas for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the southwest. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at Yale Boulevard/SMU Boulevard and 75 Central Expressway. Enjoy more than 90 parade floats and over 1,700 parade participants.

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Best Restaurants to Take Your Date in DFW

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy, and then pick a great restaurant to take your date to in that new Chevy. Whether you want Tex-Mex, Italian, French or just plain old steak, you have tons of places to choose from.

Bonnell’s

Make reservations at Bonnell’s, a Tex-Mex restaurant that serves creative Texan cuisine including exotic game meats, steaks and seafood, and features a great California wine list. Bonnell’s is located at 4259 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109. For more information visit bonnellstexas.com, and for reservations call (817) 738-5489.

Nonna

If you are in the mood for Italian, make reservations at Nonna, and enjoy Chef Julian Barsotti’s creations including pastas, salumis and pizzas. You’ll be able to choose from a great wine list and enjoy a wood-burning oven. Reservations are a must. Nonna is located at 4115 Lomo Alto Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75219. For more information visit nonnadallas.com. For reservations call 214-521-1800.

Saint-Emilion Restaurant

If you are ready for a trip to France but your job won’t let you go, make reservations at Saint-Emilion Restaurant for some of the best classic French cuisine and wine. Since the restaurant is in an A-frame home, it’s definitely a special treat and reservations are recommended. Saint-Emilion is located at 3617 West Seventh Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. For more information visit saint-emilionrestaurant.com. For reservations call 817-737-2781.

Nick & Sam’s

If steak is your thing, make reservations at Nick & Sam’s to get one of the best steaks in the area. The service matches the quality of the steaks, and you just might see a celebrity dining at the same time as you. Nick & Sam’s is located at 3008 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75201. For more information visit nick-sams.com and for reservations, call 214-871-7444.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevy so you can take your date out to a fancy restaurant for the best food in the Dallas area in style. Choose from Chevy sedans, coupes, trucks and S.U.V.s.

Must-Do Events Around DFW in February

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After you visit Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, head out on the town for some local events. You could even make a romantic day of it by getting your sweetheart a new vehicle for Valentine’s Day and then going on a date to the movies, to a caviar and wine tasting, or go exploring secret underwater worlds.

National Geographic Live! Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice: Exploring the Secret Underwater Worlds

On February 4, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas. Admission is $35. Join David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes as they explore the underwater worlds of Papua New Guinea and Kimbe Bay. You’ll also see what the depths of the ocean look like under the Antarctic ice and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Some of the wildlife you’ll see includes harp seals, whales and wolfish. For more information call (214) 428-5555 or visit perotmuseum.org/events-and-programs/special-events/National-Geographic-Live/index.html#2016-02-david-doubilet-and-jennifer-hayes. For tickets, visit tickets.perotmuseum.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=12629.

Champagne & Caviar

Enjoy music, bubbly and culinary excellence at the Dallas Fish Market, 1501 Main Street in Dallas from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on February 10, 2016. You must RSVP. Food is prepared by Executive Chef Richard Triptow and Annie West of The Sweet Life Chef. Premier champagne tastings are included. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/champagne-caviar-tickets-20136731506.

A John Hughes Production: Pretty in Pink – 30th Anniversary Event

On February 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. or at 7:00 p.m. at the Cinemark 17 and IMAX Theatre, 1819 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas, catch a showing of Pretty in Pink, co-starring Molly Ringwald. Admission is $15 to $18.

You can also catch a double feature with Ricki Derek and Casablanca at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue in Dallas for a romantic tribute to Frank Sinatra and the day of love. Ricki Derek will perform live, and then a screening of Casablanca will be shown. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and admission is $25 to $35.

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Best Events Around DFW in January

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After you pick up your new Chevy at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll be ready to head out to some January events in and around Dallas. Pack up the kids for some events, or pack up yourself and a significant other for other events. You could even leave the kids with the significant other and head out with friends for some events.

Dinosaurs Live!

The Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place in Mckinney, is hosting Dinosaurs Live, a perfect way to keep the kids entertained for a couple hours. Admission ranges from free to $9 and the 46-foot T-Rex is included. Plus the exhibit features eight new animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pick a day when temperatures are above 45 degrees as the museum cannot animate the dinosaurs when it’s too cold. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. though 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. For more information call (972) 562-5566.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

Turn Dallas into a game. Throughout January and through July from sunrise to sunset, enjoy the Amazing Race and a three-hour city tour. You’ll need a smart phone for this activity as this is what will be guiding you. Make your way among the city’s gems to solve clues and complete challenges. Admission is $39.20 for a team of two to five players after promo code VISITDALLAS. Start your game any time during daylight hours at Union Station, 400 South Houston Street in Dallas. For more information call (805) 603-5620. Sign up at UrbanAdventureQuest.com/.

Paint the Town Burgundy

On January 9, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., head uptown to 5118 Greenville Ave to start this winery, chocolate, cheese, pizza and jazz tour. The tour starts at Two Corks and a Bottle with a wine tasting. Chocolate includes Kate Weiser Chocolate, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and CocoAndre Chocolatier. Enjoy jazz at Deep Ellum. Admission is $59 and includes private bus, food samples, tour guide and beverages. For more information call (972) 814-5997. Tickets are available at dallasbitesfoodtours.com/.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevrolet or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.