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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or give our Chevrolet service department a call to schedule an appointment for service.
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 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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
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.
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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
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.
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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevrolet and to learn more about your favorite model.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
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.
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.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Make it a romantic day with a new Chevy and a night out by stopping by Classic Chevy to test drive a new sedan, coupe, SUV or truck.
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.
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/.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevrolet or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.
This year, be sure to catch some of the family attractions you can’t miss that are being held in the Dallas area. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced. And, if you have been thinking about a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive your favorite model – you’ll be able to ride to these December events and to Christmas parties in style.
Miracle on 34th Street
From now until December 20, 2015, visit the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas, 75231 to see this favorite sell-out holiday spectacular. Enjoy the story of Kris Kringle rescuing a single mother and her daughter who gave up on Christmas.
The 12 Days of Christmas
From now through January 3, 2016, take part in Dallas’ newest holiday tradition and enjoy 500,000 lights and costumed characters animals and music that fill 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos all made famous by the famous Christmas carol. The 12 Days of Christmas takes place at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.
Christmas Lights, Chocolate & Sips Tour
Dallas by Chocolate is presenting their Christmas Lights, Chocolate & Sips Tour on December 4, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 5118 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75206. Admission is $39. You’ll enjoy a ride on a private bus that will take you around town to enjoy treats from Dude, ChocoAndre Chocolatier, Kate Weiser Chocolates and Sweet Chocolate. Venues vary by tour. On top of it, you’ll see some of Dallas’ greatest holiday displays. Sip hot chocolate or cider, soft drinks or water. If you want some beverages made for sipping, you’ll have to bring your own. The price includes the bus, beverages, dessert samples and the tour guide. For more information call Jeanine Stevens at (917) 814-5997.
Visit Santa Claus at Galleria Dallas
Through December 24, 2015 visit Santa at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240. Admission price varies by the photo package you request. Santa will hear gift requests and his assistants will take photos on Level 2 near Belk. For more information call (972) 702-7100.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle and to learn more about the standard features available on the model and trim level you choose.