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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!


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.

    Photo from dfw. cbslocal.com

    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!


  • 2013 Hot Chocolate Run 5K/15K Dallas Fair Park

    3 Feb

    Don’t end up like Augustus. Get off your marshmallow, throw on some sneakers and head to Dallas Fair Park for a “world of pure imagination”. This Saturday, February 9th, the Dallas Hot Chocolate Run will unite lovers of chocolate from across the metroplex for a 15K and 5K run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House program. “America’s Sweetest Race” is sweeping the nation and that includes North Texas. While doing your Chocolate Run you may even spot an Oompa Loompa on the course.

    hotcocoaThe 5K is scheduled to start at 7:30am and the 15K will commence at 8:10am. All runners/upbeat walkers are required to stay at a 15 minute mile pace or faster (like 4 miles per hour) for the Hot Chocolate Race, so choose to walk briskly or stay on the sidelines with your cup of hot cocoa.

    The Hot Chocolate Expo will be located inside the Automobile Building and registered runners can pick up their race packets Thursday 2/7 (11a-8p) and Friday 2/8 (11a-8p). Not telling what’s inside the Chocolatey Expo, besides goodie bags and race packets but it’s sure to be a treat! and probably plenty more that our greedy Augustus would love to get his chubby hands on. This is the only location where race packets will be distributed. Parking here is $10.

    Included in your goodie bags are some fancy-looking hoodies that you’ll want to keep forever. If the “chocolate” part of this Dallas event wasn’t enough to get you signed on, the sweater is definitely an added benefit. Get registered here!

    Hot Chocolate Dallas Race Registration

    Will Run for Chocolate

    Will Run for Chocolate

    Love chocolate? If you’re interested in being a Hot Chocolate volunteer click here.

    You don’t have to win a golden ticket to get into these gates. Simply register online for the 2013 Hot Chocolate Run in Dallas and be a part of the milky mad dashes around the Cotton Bowl with other chocolate lovers like yourself on a crisp February morning. Ronald McDonald House will thank you and so will your winter gut!

    2nd Annual Dallas Reggae Festival

    19 Jul

    Saturday, July 23rd, marks the 2nd year of the Dallas Reggae Festival! Who said North Texas didn’t have much Carribbean culture? Well, Dallas is no Houston but I bet if you go by Fair Park this Saturday afternoon you may forget that you’re in a state as opposed to an island. The 2nd Annual Reggae Festival will begin at 4:00pm and end at 11:00pm. The doors open at 3:00pm! It will be held at The Bandshell at Fair Park in Dallas.

    Richie Spice will hit the stage this year

    You can expect live music from Roots Unlimited Band, A-Squad/Anthony Jade, Smurph, Donovan Bulleton, Mark Griffis, Hyron Ferguson, DJ Josh and DJ Cap, Famous Squad Outta Houson, MC Steady Rankin and Sing Kumba. Of course the Reggae music will be accompanied by island cuisine, arts and crafts. You can be sure that two of Dallas’ best island restaurants, Elaine’s Kitchen and Caribbean Grill, will be there selling delicious West Indian food to satisfy you palettes. This event only happens once a year and this is just the 2nd year so make sure not to miss!

    Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and drums but please no coolers, food/drinks, pets, drugs of any kind, large umbrellas or tents. Most importantly bring your positive energy for this grand Reggae festival! Come out and represent your country/island, your heritage and celebrate your love for reggae music. Make it an afternoon of Island fun Saturday July 23rd at The Bandshell.

    Performances by Reggae artist Sanchez

    General Admission – $35
    Students – $25
    Kids under 15 – Free

    Click here to purchase tickets online or visit the official website. They can also be purchased at Jamaica Gates (Arlington), Carribbean Grill, Elaine’s Kitchen, Jamaican Jerk Center and Carribbean Riddims.

    Reggae Festival will take place at The Band Shell in Fair Park

    Event Address:
    1200 S 2nd Street
    Dallas 75210

    If you’re interested in booking a booth for this event or you are an entertainer and would like to be part of the show contact info@dallasreggaefestival.com.

    For more information on the 2nd Annual Dallas Reggae Festival click here.

    Taste of Dallas 2011: The Big D Celebrates 25 Years

    6 Jul

    From July 8th-10th the best North Texas chefs, restaurants, bands and artists will gather at Fair Park for one of Dallas’ largest summer events. Starting last year Taste of Dallas moved their location to Fair Park after 24 years in West End. The new location provides expansion of all the activities that take place at the annual festival adding 150,000 square feet of indoor space so you have a chance to escape the heat when you want. TOD benefits the American Heart Association. Each year some of Dallas’ finest or tastiest restaurants come together for this rapidly growing event.

    No More West End but Much More on the Menu

    The festival is a three-day event so you have a full weekend to choose from when you would like to go. TOD will be going on come rain or shine! You’ll be given the opportunity to taste food from restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and maybe even ones you’ve never heard of! The Culinary Marketplace will be full of all your kitchen needs and unique specialty food products from homemade jellies/jams to olive oils, sauces, and salsas. A list of Dallas’ top chefs will display their skills live each day!

    What’s a food party without some great music! A number of talented local and regional musicians will compliment that tasty cuisine on Gilley’s Music Stage as well as visiting celebrities. Come celebrate the best of Dallas’ music scene with local bands Friday through Sunday. To compliment the food and music will also be some artwork. You’ll find a wide range of artwork from some of Dallas’ well known to new emerging talent.

    While inside the festival you can enjoy tastings each priced at $1 to $3. You’ll have lots to choose from so prepare your palate!

    TOD Hours:

    Friday, 7/8: 4:00pm to 11:00pm

    Saturday, 7/9: 11:00am to 11:00pm

    Sunday, 7/10: 11:00am to 6:00pm

    Parking is available on the fairgrounds for $12. Trams run from parking lots right up to the entrance of Taste of Dallas. DART’s Green Line stops at the front door to Taste of Dallas. No parking required!

    The one-day admission fee for this event is $8.00. You can get tickets at Albertson’s for only $5 and Children under 12 are free.

    For more information on the Taste of Dallas visit the official website.

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