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DART to Special Events
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- Via DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station and MLK, Jr. Station
- Click here to learn more about DART service to the State Fair of Texas
Thursdays through Oct. 27 Rowlett's Taste of Fall Farmers Market is back for another season. Enjoy a "taste" of fall while you shop the food and craft vendors. From pumpkin spice cupcakes to decorative fall wreaths, the market will have you ready to experience the Autumn season. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, October 27 at The Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main Street. Information: facebook.com/RowlettParksandRec.
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 movies, musicals, dance performances and comedy shows include:
|Oct. 6||Craig Ferguson: The Fancy Rascal Tour|
|Oct. 14||J.B. Smoove|
|Oct. 15||Tom Papa|
|Oct. 16||Trash Taste Live|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
Oct. 7 Enjoy Free Movies on Main every Friday in October. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs every Friday at 7 p.m. during the month of October for a free movie showing at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Come early and grab a bite to eat in the Irving Heritage District.
- Oct. 7: Addams Family 2 (2021) (PG)
- Oct. 14: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13)
- Oct. 21: Cruella (2021) (PG-13)
- Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus (1993) (PG)
- Via Bus Routes 25, 225, 227, 229, 230 and 231 to Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station, then a short walk
- Via TRE to Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station, then a short walk
Oct. 8 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured are local vendors that specialize in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Oct. 8 Saturdays on the Square. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live entertainment by UNT Folxlórico, loteria, crafts, paletas from Paleteria San Marcos, elotes from Small Bites by Locura and more! It all happens in the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Through Oct. 31 The 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is upon us and the Dallas Arboretum is excited to once again share 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from THE pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year's theme 'A Fall Fairy Tale' features the return of Cinderella's Carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors. Other gourd-eous displays reimagine classic tales of Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and One Thousand and One Nights. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 214 to Garland @ Whittier
Through Dec. 31 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.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then SMU Red Express (Route 440) to the SMU campus
Oct. 14-15 The 13th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is Oct. 14-15 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Presented by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Farmers Branch Special Events, the festival features two stages and two days of traditional and progressive Bluegrass along with offerings of Americana and country sounds. In addition to the sounds from the stages, you will also find impromptu jam sessions throughout the festival grounds. Festival hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Information: www.bloominbluegrass.com.
Oct. 14 The CityLine Night Market by The Boho Market returns on the second Friday of each month, April through November from 6 to 10 p.m. Support local makers and vendors with more than 45 booths featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music to enjoy while you shop. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge, and discover the treasures of The Boho Market and CityLine. Information: citylinedfw.com.
Oct. 14-16 Dallas Fan Festival is three days of fun-filled fan culture at Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd. Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming. Three BIG days of events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await. Join tens of thousands of fans who are just like you. Show hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: fanexpohq.com/dallasfanfestival.
Oct. 15 Enjoy the Plano International Festival in Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy food, music, dancing and FUN from around the world. Admission is free. The Wellness Fair and Fit Zone are back in person, too from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater and Saigling House. There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Information: www.planointernationalfestival.org.
Oct. 15-16 Huffhines Harvest Fest is a two-day festival held at Huffhines Park, 1500 Apollo Rd. in Richardson. On Saturday the festival will feature Pawtoberfest, a unique opportunity for attendees and furry friends to enjoy the festival together with pet friendly activities. Shopping is not the only thing the festival has to offer. Live performances from local talent adds to the already festive environment on the Front Porch and Backyard stages, as well as concessionaires offering your favorite treats. New this year, Huffhines will feature a variety of Family activities including pumpkin decorating, corn maze, scarecrow village, petting zoo and much more. The park also provides the perfect fall backdrop for fun photos. Festival hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: huffihinesharvestfest.com.
- Via DART Bus Route 243 to Plano and Larkspur
- Note: Non-service animals are allowed on DART vehicles when carried in an appropriate, securely latched cage or container.
|Oct. 15||Harvest Hootenanny Its fall y’all and time to get your hootenanny on! This shindig boasts singer-songwriters, food trucks, family carnival games, a petting zoo and so much more. Wear your favorite costume and take a spin on the hayride.|
Oct. 20 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 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. Check back for an Eventbrite RSVP link to let us know you are coming and we will reserve an exclusive event bag for you. On the day of the event, check in at the Landmark Museum, 393 N. 6th Street to pick up your wristband, event swag, and a map. Thirsty Thursday attendees that visit all participating businesses will be entered into a raffle for gift cards at the end of the night. Be sure to return to Landmark Museum for the raffle drawing. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Oct. 22 Enjoy the Rest In Plano Fest & Apparition Expedition, a new Halloween-themed festival in Downtown Plano on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. This event will feature live music, circus performers, food, drinks and more - including a little magic. RIP Fest is a free event. Apparition Expedition, the historic haunted tour through downtown Plano, returns this night as well. A limited number of Apparition Expedition tickets are on sale now. Information: www.plano.gov.
Oct. 23 Known for his hilarious impressions, storytelling, and enthusiastic interactions with the audience Max Amini has made over 50 appearances in film and TV ranging from NBC's "Heroes" to Comedy Central. Pulling from his Persian upbringing, Amini blends social trends, cultural references, and side-splitting impressions to keep audiences laughing throughout the show. The Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Oct. 29 The Dallas Día de los Muertos parade and festival is an exciting tradition for the City of Dallas. With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate the living and honor our beloved. This historic parade and festival will begin and end at Dallas City Hall, from 2 to 10 p.m., while the parade is from 7 to 8 p.m. Join in for an evening filled with live music, a beautiful parade, delicious concessions, fun arts & crafts, and so much more! Information: www.facebook.com/ddlmusa.
Oct. 29 Movies in the Park is at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in the 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family.
- Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
The Santa Clause
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then M-Line Trolley from the M-Line stop on Federal @ Harwood
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:
|Oct. 29||Ron White Live|
|Nov. 3-4||Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour|
Nov. 5 The For Oak Cliff Farmers Market happens on the first Saturday of the month at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus at 907 E. Ledbetter Drive. The farmers market aims to improve access to fresh produce and nutritious food for the South Oak Cliff community and to provide economic opportunity for historically underserved local farmers. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: www.focfarmersmarket.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 38 to Ledbetter at Palo Duro (westbound) and Ledbetter at Rand (eastbound)
Nov. 5 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
Nov. 5 With free rides and games, free live children's entertainment, free face painting, and much more, the City of Carrollton's 12th Annual Festival at the Switchyard offers something for every member of the family to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). Free concerts by headliner and double-platinum, Grammy award-winning rock band Soul Asylum, multi-platinum selling bands Hoobastank, Lit, and Marcy Playground will kick off the nighttime entertainment. North Texas favorite Emerald City Band, Hip Hop Hooray, Run to You, and Jade Flores Band will round out the main stage entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Nov. 9-13 The World Food Championships is a five-day cooking competition that brings top chefs and home cooks from all over the globe to battle it out for a Category Champion title and $7,500. In the following months, the ten Category Champs will reconvene for a shot at the World Food Champion title and an additional $100,000. The World Food Championships will take place in Centennial Hall in Fair Park. The 2022 Categories are Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Dessert, Rice/Noodles, Sandwich, Seafood, Soup, Steak and Vegetarian. With a World Food Championships' General Admission Ticket, you'll see a LIVE culinary cook-off just like you see on TV! In addition to the competition, General Admission ticket holders will gain access to unique tasting experiences in the Hall of Taste, BBQ Ranch, live chef demos, and much more. Each day, the events will start at 11 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. except for special experiences occurring until 9 p.m. on certain evenings. Information: worldfoodchampionships.com.
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. Information: dallaszoo.com.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: All guests, including Dallas Zoo Members, are now required to reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
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 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:
Oct. 7-9 Come enjoy the 42nd Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland St. Founded on the belief that all forms of art should be made available to the general public free of charge, the event has grown into one of the largest tourist attractions in North Texas and remains Denton's signature event. Headliners include Dave Holland Trio (featuring Kevin Eubanks & Eric Harland) on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m., The Original Blues Brothers Band (featuring Lou "Blue Lou" Marini, Tom Bones Malone & Eddie Floyd) on Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. and Brave Combo on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Festival hours are Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Satursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information: www.dentonjazzfest.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then walk to Quakertown Park.
- Note: The last southbound A-train departs from the DDTC at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. No DCTA A-train service on Sundays.
Oct. 15 The 10th Annual Best Little Brewfest in Texas is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Hosted by the City of Lewisville and Wayne Ferguson Plaza, this craft event is presented by Cloud 9 Charities who exists to help children and families. The festival is at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 126 W Church St. in Lewisville. Information: www.facebook.com/blbfit.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Old Town Station, then a short walk.
- Please note: Last A-train service from the Old Town Station to the Trinity Mills Station departs at 10:29 p.m. on Saturdays.
Saturdays, April through November 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 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
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.
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
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