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Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market Dallas – Fridays in October

5 Oct

You’re about to have another reason to #TGIF! Every Friday in the month of October the Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market will be open for business! What IS that you might ask!? It’s a weekly market located in Downtown Dallas that will have live music, fresh produce, handmade crafts and other cool stuff, all at the fingertips of downtown employees and YOU if you dare to venture downtown on a Friday. Teaming up to sponsor this weekly outdoor October special, if you will, is The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and Downtown Dallas Inc. If you didn’t know already, Pegasus Plaza is located at the corner of Main Street and Akard. To apply be a participating vendor at this market click here. The main purpose of the Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market is giving downtown workers an exciting alternative to the normal lunchtime experience. I personally think they’re trying to push people outside of their cubes, into the fresh “fall” air and expose them to the Central Business District. They’re doing this between the hours of 11am and 3pm, just in time for that 3 o’clock slump. Yeah you know how that goes. We’ll see who’s taking extra long lunch breaks every Friday this month. When it comes time to point the finger, blame Downtown Dallas Inc. and Deep Ellum Outdoor Market for the afternoon distractions.

Pegasus Outdoor Market is sponsored by DEOM & Downtown Dallas Inc

Not only is the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market trying to bring people to the streets of their neighborhood, they’re also making an effort to give exposure to their local artists and businesses. How’s that for cultivating an artistic booming community? Deep Ellum is such a unique community itself that it needs the support of people throughout the Metroplex who also share the desire for an alternative to DFW’s mainstream. Here’s some instruction on how to get your own booth and become a vendor.

The Dates for the Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market are October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. It looks like the Outdoor Market will be back in November & December as well. Check here for future Market Dates.

Now try saying “Pegasus Plaza” 8 times fast! Orrr just head downtown on your lunch break (unless you work in Arlington or Grapevine or something) and enjoy the closest thing we have to our own little “New York City” before you become too tongue tied. I swear, if Dallas doesn’t stop trying to become more downtown busy-city-like…Our New Years Eve celebration is already getting bigger and bigger each year filling the streets of Victory Park. What will they come up with next?! Talking pigeons with New England accents like on Bolt?! Stay tuned….because at this rate, it’s definitely possible.

Stay clicked in for the next market Oct 15th at Indiana Boulevard. Deep Ellum Outdoor Markets will be every 3rd Saturday of the month for the rest of the year!

*Wanna become a DEOM Volunteer?? Click here!

Half Price Books presents Movie in the Parking Lot

12 Aug

On Saturday, August 13th & 27th Half Price Books will have their Free movie showings in the parking lot. They’ve been showing flicks in the parking lot since June and it’s their 3rd annual Movies in the Parking Lot event. Come out to the Half Price Books located at 5803 E. Northwest Highway in Dallas at 8:45pm to see “The Incredibles”. If you can’t make it that weekend join us the 27th for “The Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe”. Feel fee to bring your favorite lawn chair and even some snacks or cold drinks as we close out the month with Movies in the Parking Lot. There’s plenty room for you and the fam in the “outdoor movie theatre”! You may even find a great book to buy before the show! Half Price Books is open every day from 9am to 11pm. The only thing that’ll stop this event is bad weather (rain) and we all know that’s been far from the forecast nowadays. Enjoy a Free movie Saturday nights under the stars with Half Price Books of Dallas. (only one block east of Central Expressway)

Stroll and Sample at the July Wine Walk at Cedar Hill Uptown Village

27 Jul

Uptown Village in Cedar Hill hosts a Free Wine Walk on the last Thursday of each month. If you consider yourself a wine connoisseur then you can appreciate the sips you’ll receive, but if you’re just looking for something to do that gets you a few free treats too then you will also like this event. Usually they require you to RSVP in order to participate but you don’t HAVE to; it’s just encouraged. This month the Wine Walk will take place on July 28th.

Expect live music, special store promotions, food samples, and fun! Pick up your tickets and a bag of goodies with a map laying out all of the participating retailers and restaurants where you can enjoy sales, promotions, samples and wine. It gives you the chance to do a little exercise as well as you circle the Village Green and peek into each store to see what they have to offer. It’s a three hour event happening from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in the evening so you’ll have time to get there after work. Of course you also need to be at least 21 to participate in the Wine Walk. You can e-mail GuestServicesCH@herringgroup.com to make your reservations. Uptown Village is growing more and more each season. They recently added a Black-eyed Peas, taking the spot of the former Petaluma Café. If either of these eateries are open this month, try a taste of Italia Express and Max n’ Cheese. Patrizio’s and Which Wich are also favorites but no guarantee that they’re participating in the event. Get outta the house and into “Sample n’ Sip Stroll”.

Uptown Village is located off of Highway 67 and Pleasant Run.
You can also enter from 1382/Belt Line Road.

DFW’s 2011 Summer Balloon Classic – An Aviation Extravaganza

20 Jul

Need to let out some hot air?? Come to the South side of town this weekend for the 2011 Summer Balloon Classic held between Midlothian and Waxahachie just south of DFW. This Aviation Extravaganza is being held at Midway Regional Airport off Highway 287 July 22nd-24th. The three-day outdoor event features 40 magnificent Hot Air Balloons, an exciting Air Show which includes the only Aerobatic Racing Challenge found in the south! You’ll also catch anything that operates in the air from airplanes, helicopters, military aircraft to skydivers and powered parachutes.

See 40 hot air balloons at SBC 2011

On Saturday evening at sunset the “Lite the Nite” balloon glow will fill the skies with balloons on static displace filling the area with a beautiful glow of color. The event is FREE but parking will cost about $10. DFW’s Summer Balloon Classic also involves plenty of exhibits, food, a kid’s are and live music! This is a great summer activity for the entire family and all you have to worry about paying is parking and possible food or crafts if something catches your eye. The air shows and balloon display is sure to catch your eye. Watch as Texas Balloonists compete for the Texas State Championship right at the 2011 Summer Balloon Classic. It’s not every day you get to witness something as awesome as this. You may even get the opportunity to fly or operate a piece of machine yourself!

Awesome Air Shows & military aircraft

Everything but the balloons start poppin’ off at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon when the event officially opens and the opening ceremonies are at 6:15pm. However, the Balloon Classic opens as early as 6am on Saturday and Sunday! Saturday ends with the amazing “Lite the Nite” balloon glow presented by 103.7 Lite FM. On Saturday the booths, exhibits and Children’s area will be open from 4-8:3opm. If you decide to wait until the last day to come (Sunday) be sure to get there before noon because the event will be closing.


Friday, July 22……4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 23…..6:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday, July 24…… 6:00am – 12noon

Visit the official DFW Summer Balloon Classic site for more information.

Concerts for a Cause | Free Friday Concerts at Fairview

14 Jul

What if I told you there’s yet another spot to catch Free concerts on a weekly basis? Well there is! If you are anywhere near The Village at Fairview on Fridays swing by for a great cause. Their “Concerts for a Cause” is a summer series that will last until August 19th. Partnering with nonprofit organizations, Concerts for a Cause attendees are asked to donate a specific item each week. It’s quite similar to Jam to Give but in a whole different area. Here’s the lineup for the 2011 Concerts for a Cause taking place EVERY Friday evening at The Grand Commons Stage at the Village Fountain from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

(From Now Through August)

July 15
Performing Band/Artist: Brandon Wayne and the Bushcreek Band
Music Genre: Country
Non-Profit: Cancer Support Community North Texas
Donation Item: Snack Foods (Crackers, Granola bars, Cookies, Chips, etc.)

Jazz Saxophonist Joseph Vincelli

July 22
Performing Band/Artist: The Roof Raisers
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Purple Balloon Foundation
Donation Item: New Children’s Toys

July 29
Performing Band/Artist: Joseph Vincelli (saxophonist)
Music Genre: Jazz
NonProfit: Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Donation Item: TBD

August 5
Performing Band/Artist: Top
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Samaritan Inn
Donation Item: Paper Goods

August 12
Performing Band/Artist: Buster Brown
Music Genre: Variety Band
NonProfit: Foundation for Lovejoy School
Donation Item: School Supplies

August 19
Performing Band/Artist: The Wonders
Music Genre: Variety Dance Band
NonProfit: Collin County Humane Society
Donation Item: Puppy food (Nutro Chicken & Rice or Purina Pro Plan)

Free Friday Summer Concerts at The Village at Fairview


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