Everything’s bigger in Texas…even the festivals. Every year around this time, the Real Texas Festival comes to town. The city of Mesquite knows how to throw a party-the festival is entering its seventh season and is getting bigger each year! This Friday and Saturday (April 26 & 27) in Mesquite this one a kind festival is in town and will be the perfect end to this week! Face it, you and your family deserve is so come on out and have the time of your life!
This year, the festival is headlined by Texas country legend Pat Green. That’s huge, and so is the entertainment that follows. The name Kevin Fowler ring a bell? Green, Fowler and many others will be rocking the Real Texas Festival on one of three stages: the Main Stage, the Mesquite Arena stage or the Celebration Station Community Stage.
The festival is real family fun and appropriate for all ages! Come out for family fun and a real Texas treat! That’s right, you can bring the whole family out to this one of a kind festival. There’s a performances at the world famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo (Resistol Arena), a Battle of the Bands, A BBQ Contest, a basketball tournament (rescheduled for a future date) and even charity work.
Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for $5 off admission. All food items collected in the Mayor’s Food Drive will go to the Mesquite Social Services and the Sharing Life Community Outreach. Over a span of four years, the food drive has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food in addition to the thousands of dollars also collected in the Mayor’s Food Drive. Don’t forget to make your contribution to this life changing effort!
Still not convinced? Follow this link for a complete list of festival attractions. This weekend, Mesquite is the only place to get your entertainment! There’s even a ticket discount at Luby’s this week. Click here for ticket information. The festivities kick off this Friday and Saturday at 5 pm and end at 11 pm each night, we’ll see you there!
Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.
Tons of DFW food trucks can be found at the Ballpark in Arlington this Friday, April 26th! Support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the largest non-governmental funding source for cancer research as a portion of the proceeds will support their efforts, at the 2013 Food Truckin’ Fest. The two-day festival won’t just feature gourmet food truck foods, but also live music, live pregame and postgame broadcasts with FOX Southwest (Saturday during the Rangers-Twins game) and kids activities.
Participating Food Trucks: First Bite, Doughboy’s Pizza, Bombay Chopstix, Eat Jo Dawgs, Taste of Home, Oink N’ Moo, Yellow Belly, Nammi Truck, The Butcher’s Son and many more!
Day Pass – $10
Two-Day Pass – $12
Kids 12 and Under – $5
Kids Under 32 inches – FREE
Click here to pre-purchase tickets with parking included.
The Ballpark in Arlington Food Truck Fest will kick off Friday at 4:00pm! If you can’t make it on Friday, the festival continues on Saturday, April 27th with bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, local bands and live broadcasts of the Texas Rangers’ away game versus the Twins!
Learn more about the Relay for Life of Arlington here!
Friday, April 26 | 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
The best of the best DFW High school drumlines will compete to win $1,000 and get the chance to perform live at the Dallas Fair Park Fourth this July 4th! Between now and April 26th WFAA is accepting videos from local high schools in a DFW Drum-Off. Next they’ll narrow down the top 10 drum lines. From May 15th through May 26th the public will vote on these video submissions. Our top 3 finalists will perform on-air this July 4th at Fair Park’s Independence Day celebration.
If you feel like you’ve got the best North Texas high school drumline then click here to fill out the form and enter the ULR to your video online. Videos cannot be longer than 2 minutes. Remember, the winning DFW high school Drum line will be announced live during the Dallas Fair Park Fourth show and receive another award of $1,000!
Time to VOTE!!
Entrée Dallas and the Taco Trail present Dallas’ very own North Texas Taco Festival in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market on Saturday, April 20th! Some of the Taco restaurants/vendors you can expect include: Revolver Taco, Rusty Taco, Urban Taco, Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, Chile Pepper Grill, Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar, Taco Party, Lazaranda, El Tizoncito, La Nueva Fresh & Hot, Velvet Taco (Voted Big D Readers’ Choice Finalist for Best Place to Eat After Midnight) and more!
This celebration of Tacos will take place at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
which is right on Main Street in Dallas between Crowdus Street and Malcolm X Blvd
. Come out for the North TX Taco Festival Saturday any time between 11am
. The Outdoor Market will be going on at the same time so you can munch on delicious tacos AND browse the market!
A Chef Cookoff will also be taking place at this year’s North Texas Taco Festival. This is where chefs are removed from their own kitchens and placed out in the open against each other to create the bestest taco in the land. Yes, we’re taking the taco-making back into the streets! If you’d like to be one of the taste-testers of these creations, there will be a raffle held to sample tacos from each of the five chefs. Then qualified judges will determine the final winner. Whether classic, urban, unique or chic, enjoy taco eating and taco feeding at this salsafied taco meeting Sunday, 4/20 at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market!