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DART to Special Events
July 24 The Rowlett Farmers Market is back at the Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main Street. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon through August 28th, enjoy a variety of vendors, performances, and other attractions! Information: www.ci.rowlett.tx.us.
July 24 The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market returns with local one-of-a-kind artists, vendors, music and amazing food offerings. The market is held Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. at 100-199 N. Crowdus Street. Information: www.facebook.com/DeepEllumMarket.
July 25 The West End Association Outdoor Market is held every other Sunday starting June 13th through October at the mouth of the West End Square park. The Outdoor Market has retail and arts and crafts together with family fun. The market hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Catch brunch at West End restaurants or hang around the neighborhood for dinner, museums or to enjoy the new neighborhood lights. Information: www.facebook.com/DallasWestEnd.
Aug. 6 Mayor Eric Johnson is excited to host the 25th Annual Mayor's Back to School Fair on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Fair Park. The popular annual event provides Dallas students and families with essential school supplies. Similar to last year's event, this year's Back to School Fair will be much more condensed than in the past. There will be two options to pick up school supplies:
- Drive-Thru Only Fair: Friday, August 6, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Walk-Up Only Fair: Friday, August 6, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Aug. 7 Shop Small Saturday happens on the first Saturday of each month in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Check out the quaint neighborhood's array of boutiques, shops and restaurants from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The town square is the district's center, and it's located at 1100 S. Broadway St. Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
Aug. 13 CityLine and The Boho Market have partnered to bring a new kind of shopping experience to Richardson with the CityLine Night Market by the Boho Market. Support local makers and vendors with more than 25 booths featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music in this socially distanced shopping experience. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge and discover the treasures of The Boho Market. Information: citylinedfw.com.
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming comedy shows include:
|Aug. 13||Andrew Schulz - The Infamous Tour (17+)|
|Aug. 27||Jim Gaffigan|
Aug. 14 Saturdays on the Square presents Movie Night with Onward on August 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. Teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley, embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Aug. 19 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. This event is FREE and open to the public. Let them know you are coming. Just RSVP through the Eventbrite link and they will reserve exclusive event swag for you. On the day of the event, check in with the host business of the month to pick up your wristband, event swag and a map. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
2021 Addison After Dark. Nights under the stars in Addison have never been better. Addison's specialty entertainment series brings a fresh perspective on outdoor fun in Addison Circle Park. Enjoy free events starting at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, April through November. Each month focuses on a different theme, offering a variety of activities, live music, food trucks, and unique experiences. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the theme, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready for an unforgettable night out in Addison.
- Aug. 21 - Pints & Pups
This popular event is back for another round of beer sampling with some of the best North Texas breweries. Bring your favorite four-legged friends or get to know our adoptable animals for a fun night out of tasty treats for both humans and pups, arfs & crafts and so much more!
- Via Addison Transit Center, then a short walk
- Note: Non-service animals are allowed on DART vehicles when carried in an appropriate, securely latched cage or container.
Sept. 3-5 4th Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival. This year's festival will feature an array of renowned music artists from around the world where patrons will experience a gumbo of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, pop and neo-soul music. There will also be a showcase stage for Promising Young Artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area schools and music programs in day-long back-to-back performances. For three days, the 2021 festival attendees will browse and shop at vendor booths, and experience delectable and diverse food. Produced by TBAAL, the Riverfront Jazz Festival promises to be one of Dallas' annual major attractions for patrons, tourists and Dallas citizens. Performances are on three stages at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Theatre Complex/Black Academy of Arts and Letters including the VisitDallas Main Stage in the Convention Center Arena, the Blues and Soul Main Stage in the Naomi Bruton Theatre and the Office of Cultural Affairs Promising Young Artists Stage. Information: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org.
Sept. 4-5 Shen Yun 2021. Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, deeply moving journey. Featuring one of the world's most ancient and richest dance systems - classical Chinese dance - along with dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Three shows are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Sept. 10-12 Deep Ellum Arts Festival is a rockin' good time in a neighborhood famous for its creative spirit. Seven blocks of Main Street will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from four different stages and two additional performance areas, The Artists in Motion Walk, and enticing foods and drinks. The festival happens from 2900-3700 Main St. Information: deepellumartsfestival.com.
Sept. 11 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland. Featured are local vendors that specialize in Farm Fresh Foods, Vintage, Repurposed, Upcycled, and Hand Crafted Goods. Information: facebook.com/TheUrbanMarketTX.
Sept. 17-19 Fan Expo Dallas is the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas. The annual expo has brought some of entertainment's biggest celebrities to Dallas - including Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Hamill, Michael J. Fox, and many more. The event takes place at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. in downtown Dallas. Information: www.fanexpodallas.com.
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming musicals and comedy shows include:
|Sept. 24||Bely y Beto|
|Sept. 28||Friends! The Musical Parody|
|Sept. 30||Teo Gonzalez|
|Oct. 2-3||Fortune Feimster: 2 Sweet 2 Salty Tour|
|Oct. 8||Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour|
|Oct. 23||Jim Jefferies: The Moist Tour|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
Nov. 5-7 Nothing brings out the passion, performance and profound creativity from chefs and award-winning cooks like the World Food Championships. More than 1,500 grand champions will bring their best to Dallas to dazzle, to impress and ultimately - to beat the best in this one epic Food Sport event! The experience is amazingly unique and one that every foodie can find the perfect way to devour. The World Food Championships take place at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. Information: www.worldfoodchampionships.com.
Nov. 27-28 The Boho Market at Klyde Warren Park. Come join in on Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th for The Boho Market at Klyde Warren Park to support some of the best local makers, curators and artisans our communities have to offer. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. Information: www.facebook.com/thebohomarketplace.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station, then about an 8-minute walk
- Via M-Line Trolley
March 3-Dec. 31, 2022 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information: www.bushcenter.org.
- A message from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will close indefinitely at 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, March 13, 2020. Updates will be available on bushcenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then Museum Express (Route 743) or SMU Express (Route 768) to the SMU campus
Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville
Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 10, 15 and 46 to Sundance Square
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton and Lewisville:
Saturdays Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, April through November. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the market.
- Please note: The last A-train departs the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) at 11:40 p.m. on Saturdays.
August 14 Texas Tunes: Marcia Ball. "Fifty years have passed in a flash," says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. See her live at 7 p.m. at the Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Information: www.lewisvillegrand.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Old Town Station, then an approximate mile walk.
- Please note: Last A-train service from the Old Town Station to the Trinity Mills Station departs at 9:29 p.m. on weekdays.
Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information: www.ghostsofdenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then DCTA Connect Route 7.
Special Offers with your DART Pass
Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information: dallaszoo.com.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: For the health and safety of our staff, guests, and animals, we have made significant changes to the ticketing and entry process, as well as our daily operations. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information: nashersculpturecenter.org
- A Message from the Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is now open. Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station