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Food Truckin’ Fest 2013 – Oct 25 & 26

23 Oct

The DFW Food Truckin’ Fest is back this fall with more “meals on wheels”! The Rangers may not have won, but their fans still can by stopping by the Ballpark for gourmet cuisine offered by your favorite local food trucks from across DFW. If you’re a food truckin’ foodie then stop by the Ballpark in Arlington this Friday and Saturday – October 25-26! It’s the FALL EDITION of the 2013 Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington, TX. In addition to food truck action, visitors can also enjoy live music and activities for the kids! Tickets can be purchased online too!

Fall Food Truckin' Oct 25-26

Fall Food Truckin’ Oct 25-26

Among the trucks you’ll be looking for here are just a few names to drop: Doughboy’s, Gandolfo’s, Nammi, Holy Frijoles, Jack’s Chow Hound, Taste of Cuba, Spin Station, Food Station, Tutta’s Pizza, What’s Cook-n Chef

Check out the complete list of participating food trucks:

FOOD TRUCKIN’ FEST TRUCK LIST

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Admission

    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, 10/26 with bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters and local bands! Would you like to add your DFW Food truck as part of the lineup? Click here for an application!

TIMES
Friday, October 26 | 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, October 27 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM

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Mavstoberfest 2013

24 Sep

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The 2011 NBA Champs are back! They’ve been training, gearing up for the 2013-14 season, and now it’s time for you to join them in ringing in the new year! On Friday, October 4th, come to the American Airlines Center in Dallas for Mavstoberfest – one of the few “Octoberfests” actually in October. There’s plenty for a MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life) to do at 2013 Mavstoberfest! Select your seats, attend an autograph session, enjoy games on the court and watch a live scrimmage!

Admission is FREE and Parking is FREE!

Mavstoberfest is presented by ESPN Dallas 103.3 and ESPN DePortes!

The first half of the day is devoted to Select-A-Seat event which begins at 9:00am.

Select your seats for the 2013-14 season

Select your seats for the 2013-14 season

Mavstoberfest 2013 Schedule

    9:00AM – Doors Open for Select-A-Seat. Choose your seats for the 2013-14 season!*
    Plans available on all levels. Full, Half and Mini plans available.
    4:00PM – Doors Open – Special appearance by the one and only FLULA! DJ Whiz will help him out with Mavs Music!
    4:30PM – Doors Open for Platinum Level for Autograph Pass Winners! Must have a pass for entry! Listen to ESPN Dallas 103.3 to win!
    5:00PM – Autograph Session Begins on Platinum Level
    6:00PM – Autograph Session Ends
    6:00PM – Chris Arnold Welcomes Crowd With Flula. Arrive early our Dr Pepper Hoop Troop will be looking for True MFFL’s to play some fun games on court!
    6:15PM – Your Mav’s hit the court!
    6:30PM – Scrimmage Begins

Click here for more info on Mavstoberfest at the AAC on Friday, Oct 4th!

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Click here to view the 2013-14 Dallas Mavericks season.

2013 Celina Balloon Festival – Sept 13-15

8 Sep
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There’s only one direction to look when attending this year’s Celina Balloon Festival – UP. Besides just balloons, the 8th Annual Celina Balloon Festival is a fun family event packed with lots of activities like bumper boats, zip lines, helicopter rides and more. Special guests, the Emerald City Band will provide live upbeat music – including some of your favorite pop songs. Some of the most colorful balloons will fill the sky, floating across Celina at 5pm Friday, 7am and 5pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday – pending weather conditions.

The top featured balloons can be seen here. For those of you looking forward to the Balloon Glow, a number of balloons will light up the night at sunset on both Friday and Saturday night .

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TICKETS: A single ticket to the Celina Balloon Festival 2013 is just $5.00 and can be purchased here. Check out the family packs also!

To enjoy a Balloon Tether ride you only have to pay $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Balloon flights are $200 per passenger and occur in the morning and afternoon. You must arrive no later than 6:30am on Saturday/Sunday and 4:30pm on Friday/Saturday. Click here for more info on Balloon Rides.

On Saturday, the Faith and Family entertainers will hit the stage featuring the Celina High School Choir, hundreds of choir singers from across Collin County and the Relevant Life band! Sunrise service, sponsored by Lifeway Church, will take place on Sunday morning in the Balloon Fields.
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Here are a few other family activities at Celina Balloon Festival 2013:

  • Inflatable insanity
  • Carnival
  • Zip line
  • Classic car show
  • Ponies and pals petting zoo
  • Coconut Climb
  • Helicopter rides
  • Adoption Alley
  • Hamster Balls
  • Bumper Boats
  • Kite Expo from DAKO
  • Home Depot Kids Pavilion
  • Baseball Tournament

Parking is available at $5 (cash only) at the Old Celina Park

2013 SCHEDULE

Friday 9/13…………..5pm – 10pm
Saturday 9/14…………7am – 11pm
Sunday 9/15………….7am – 5pm

Click here if you’d like volunteer information for the 8th Annual Celina Balloon Festival.

Old Celina Park | 12670 FM 428, Celina TX 75009

Kidd Kraddick Public Memorial | Tribute to Kidd – Aug 15

12 Aug

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This Thursday afternoon at 5:30pm join 106.1 KISS FM and The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to celebrate the life of Kidd Kraddick! A public memorial service will be held at the AT&T Plaza of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Not only will many of Kidd Kraddick’s family and close friends be in attendance, but a live performance by Ben Folds (Kidd’s favorite musician) will also take place. Other artists are expected to perform and a live stream will be available of the service online. He left such a major impact on the DFW community as well as the nation, that KISS FM would like to have a FREE program open to all Kidd’s fans and loved ones who would like to pay respects and honor the legacy with KISS FM of this amazing man. Again, the Tribute to Kidd will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday, 8/15 at AT&T Plaza!

Visit 106.1 KISS FM’s website for the
live stream of the Kidd Kraddick Tribute!

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UniverSOUL Circus Dallas 2013

28 Jul

There’s a major party coming to Dallas this August and if you like to have fun, this party was designed JUST for you! It’s happening under the Big Top next door to Southwest Center Mall located off Highway 67. This year the UniverSOUL Circus has an all new show lined up for the 2013 tour, and the all-star lineup of talent is ready to crank up the heat even more when they arrive to DFW August 7th!

This isn’t your typical circus where you sit far away and spectate the entire time. The UniverSOUL Circus forces you to get involved with energizing music, chants, laughs, exercises and a fully interactive program in a more intimate (but spacious enough) circus tent. You won’t get stomped on by an elephant or anything, but you may find yourself doing the “Wobble” with a chimpanzee!

Chinese aerialists, tigers, pretzel twisting contortionists, crazy cool clowns, talented dancers (both young and old) and much more are expected! Rated as one of the Top 3 circuses in America, the 2013 UniverSOUL Circus brings to Dallas a plethora of circus arts and theatre with familiar pop songs, Latin Beats and Hip Hop tracks as an added bonus to get the crowd hype.

All may appear quiet and normal as you pass the yellow and red big top off Hwy 67, but if you pull over and actually take a look inside, you’ll step foot into a completely different world of culture, tamed yet entertaining wildlife, dazzling lights, heart-pumping rhythm and beats, sensational acrobats and eye-popping tricks mixed with a sample of various cultures given by an incredible, diverse cast of performers. Make your Back-To-School treat a good one for the entire family and close out the summer with a sizzling show that all ages can enjoy! It’s the most interactive circus around!

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DALLAS DATES: AUGUST 7 – 11

TICKETS: Prices range from $16 to $32 and can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Kids under the age of 1 get in FREE.

DALLAS SHOWTIMES:
Wed. Aug 7: 7:30pm
Thur. Aug 8: 10:30am | 7:30pm
Fri. Aug 9: 10:30am | 7:30pm
Sat. Aug 10: 12:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:30PM
Sun. Aug 11: 1:00pm | 3:30pm | 6:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!

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Southwest Center Mall | 3662 West Camp Wisdom Road | Dallas 75237

17th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair | City of Dallas

23 Jul

Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart present the 2013 Mayor’s Back to School Fair in Dallas Fair Park’s Automobile and Centennial Buildings. On August 1st the City of Dallas, Dallas area schools, public-health departments, non-profits, DFW corporations and hundreds of volunteers will collaborate to get kids in Dallas off to strong school year! The 17th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair at Fair Park supports economically disadvantaged children with so many of their school necessities. The Dallas Mayor Back to School Bash FREE and open to the public!

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DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 1st – 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Students Eligible for FREE school supplies:

  • How To Avoid long lines for school supplies at the fair: PRE-REGISTER!! Click here to pre-register by mail, or click here to get pre-registered at one of the pre-registration events.

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    Photo from dfw. cbslocal.com


    Click here to be a Volunteer

    Click here to be an Exhibitor

    An estimated 40,000 attendees are expected at the 2013 Mayors Back to School Fair in Dallas!


    GET REGISTERED FOR THIS FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL DFW EVENT TAKING PLACE AUGUST 1ST!!

  • Mavs Entertainment Camp 2013 – July 27

    23 Jul

    It’s the first ever Mavs Entertainment Camp happening on July 27th 2013 at the AAC! Guys and gals between ages mavk12 and 18 are invited to attend DJ, Mascot and Drum camps so they can practice their skills with the official Dallas Mavericks Entertainment Groups. If you’re a season ticket holder the cost is $85, but if you are not, it’s $100. This cost includes an official Mavs Entertainment Camp t-shirt, lunch, camp photograph, goodie bag and a voucher for 2 tickets to the Mavs Pre-Season game!!

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH CAMP BEING OFFERED!!

    During the one –day kids camp future entertainers get to select their focus and become more acquainted with the art of their choosing. Those looking to practice or learn more about drumming should bring their own drum equipment to camp. Mascot campers should bring a mascot costume, and although DJ equipment will be provided junior disc jockeys should bring their own headphones.

    CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM!!

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    2013 Festival de Los Mavs – March 23

    19 Mar

    The 5th Annual State Farm Festival De Los Mavs is coming up Saturday, March 23rd, bringing a complete day of FREE entertainment and celebration of Latino culture. Join the Dallas Mavericks and other loco Mavs fans at AT&T Plaza for dancing, live music, performances, autographs, Mavs Maniacs, pictures with players and more! Even Kat De Luna will give a live performance at 2:00pm, and catch OJ Mayo between 2 & 3pm signing autographs at the Coors Light tent. That doesn’t mean you have to wait til the afternoon to show up though. Festival de Los Mavs starts at 10AM so bring the entire family for a fiesta good time. The event will be hosted by Mavs announcer Victor Villalba who will keep the energy going throughout the day.

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    Features of Festival de Los Mavs

      • Free giveaways

      • Appearances by Mavs Legends & players

      • Autographs

      • 10AM Zumba class

      • Mavs ManiAACs

      Dallas Mavericks dancers

      • Springfree Trampoline

      • Local bands, DJ’s a artists

      • Interactive Family areas and inflatable games

      • LIVE Concert by Latin Pop sensation Kat de Luna (2pm) & ZERI (12pm)

    With FREE admission, there’s no reason not to go to Festival de Los Mavs, especially if you’re interested in honoring Latino heritage. Being a MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life) just makes the deal even sweeter! This DFW event is great for ALL ages. Just be sure to win a pass in order to get a VIP autograph session!

    Save the date for 23 de Marzo 2013! Ay yi yi…

    Rangers Fan Fest January 2013

    1 Jan

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    Photo by sportsworldreport.com

    Rangers Fans are some of the craziest most dedicated in North Texas! That may just be every Dallas sport but Ranger fans are unique. With that being said, another Rangers Fan Fest is in the making for die hard fans and Texas supporters at the start of the year. The event is all set for January 11th & 12th at the Arlington Convention Center. This weekend is JUST FOR YOU (if you Love the Texas Rangers). Here Ranger fans can enjoy autograph sessions, batting cages, interactive activities, Q&A sessions, an indoor waffle ballpark, spring training, team history displays and more! Rangers Fans go hard or go home!

    ragners_awards232Dr. Pepper presents the Special Awards Show Friday, January 11th between 8:00pm and 10:00pm. This ceremony will kick off our 2013 Ranger Fan Fest by honoring 2012 Rangers Major and Minor League award winners on Friday night.

    Fan Fest 2013 Admission
    Adults: 1 Day Pass $25 | 2 Day Pass $40
    Kids (13 and Under): 1 Day Pass $15 | 2 Day Pass $25

    CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!!

    Schedule
    Friday, January 11
    4:00pm – 10:30pm

    Saturday, January 12
    9:00am – 7:00pm

    Photo by Jeff Lautenberger www.jeffphoto.com

    Photo by Jeff Lautenberger http://www.jeffphoto.com

    Arlington Convention Center | 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington 76011

    The First Annual DFW Trucks for Tots | DFW Food Trucks Christmas Benefit in Deep Ellum

    1 Dec

    On December 8th, 25 DFW Food Trucks will gather together in Deep Ellum for the first ever DFW Trucks for Tots Benefit Event. This massive toy drive for Dallas Fort Worth’s Toys for Tots will take place at the corner of Gaston Avenue and Elm Street in Deep Ellum between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Toy donations will be received on site by 20 U.S. Marines as live music plays in the background and kids enjoy bounce houses. Also more than 50 vendors will be at Trucks for Tots offering holiday shopping and crafts!tosy4tots

    Trucks for Tots donators and attendees will enjoy live performances by the Lincoln High School Tiger Marching Band, whose students will actively be collecting new unwrapped toys for kids in need along with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy.

    During the months of October, November and December the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program carries out their mission to collect new toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate throughout the community. You can help be a part of doing something grand for a child during the holidays!

    Photo from Pegasus News (pegasus.com)

    Photo from Pegasus News (pegasus.com)

    Choose from any of the confirmed DFW food trucks parked at the 2012 Trucks For Tots event: Easy Slider, Gepetto’s Pizza, Three Lions, The Gastro Bomber, Rock & Roll Tacos, Ssahm BBQ, Rockstar Bakeshop and many more. DFW Trucks For Tots in Deep Ellum is also brought to you by the DFW Food Truck Group, Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, DART and other local sponsors. Remember, you can take the DART and get off at the Deep Ellum station right across the street from the Trucks for Tots location! See you Saturday, 12/8! You bring the toys and we’ll bring the food trucks!



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    Location: 2505 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

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