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2013 Texas Veggie Fair – October 20

17 Oct

Each year it just gets bigger and better: The Texas Veggie Fair. A fair designed for DFW vegans, vegetarians and those in support of. On Sunday, October 20th, (from 11am to 6pm) North Texans will gather once again at Reverchon Park in Dallas for this remarkable, FREE event promoting the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle! We promise the food will be just as delicious as your regular State Fair of Texas, but just within a more intimate setting than Fair Park. It only provides a sample of what’s available in the “Vegan” North Texas world though and please note that TVF is a one-day event.
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After sinking out teeth into the veggie corny dog and the oh-so-amazing fried cinnamon roll (both pictured below) at last year’s Veggie State Fair of Texas it’s a MUST that we go back! Not to mention, Erykah Badu, is expected to do some DJ-ing at the event. You can catch her Saturday, Oct 19th at the Lamar Street Festival. Then check for @fatbellybella herself on Sunday at the 2013 Texas Veggie State Fair. At one event (the music festival) you’ll see the artist doing her typical song & dance, and at the other event the well endowed Dallas Diva can be caught using her alter ego to DJ in the park!

Two absolute favorites from last year's TVF - www.redhotvegans.com

Two absolute favorites from last year’s TVF – http://www.redhotvegans.com

While fair food is quite a draw, this outdoor festival covers everything vegan/veggie related: vegan products, animal rights, recycling, yoga, product vendors, bio-degradable flatware, chef demos, speakers on plant-based diets, locally-made soaps and more! It’ll be exciting to see live music added to the lineup this year.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!!

The list of vendors and exhibitors continues to grow each year!

TVF 2013 Schedule

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For all other information on the 4th Annual Texas Veggie Fair click here to visit their official website.

Reverchon Park | 3505 Maple Avenue, Dallas 75219

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Burger Fest Dallas 2013 – Deep Ellum

17 Sep

burgerfestSink your teeth into not just one juicy burger, but two! In fact, let’s make it a BurgerFest this Saturday in Deep Ellum! True Texans know how to make or better yet, EAT a big flavorful burger, whether it’s made of beef or beats. (We definitely have some vegetarians and vegans who know how to work in the kitchen and have given beef-only burger bars a run for their money!) Whether you’re after the cow flesh or the farmed alternative they can all be found at the 2013 Burger Festival in Deep Ellum of Dallas. If it comes between two buns with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickles, ..then it’s available. Anything BURGER-related, minus the “King”, is festival friendly on this day.

The 2013 BurgerFest is brought to you by the same genius foodies of the first ever North Texas Taco Festival which took place back in April 2013! (Shout out to Entree Dallas and Taco Trail.) Some of the vendors who will be at BurgerFest in Deep Ellum on Saturday, September 21st include:

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Maple & Motor, Ten Bells Tavern, Rodeo Goat and Whiskey Cake just to name a few. While bite size burgers are the focus of this festival, dessert and ice cream vendors will also be on location along with a beer garden, “VIP lounge” and live music. You can find the “Festival of Burgers” event right along the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market on Main Street in Deep Ellum.

BurgerFest is this Saturday, 9/21 from 11am to 5pm at 2800 Main Street, Dallas!

After you’ve stuffed your face with some burgers, walk it off in the Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk also taking place this Saturday between noon and 8pm. Click here to see the map for Galleries.

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 .

Performing LIVE

Performing LIVE

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

Paint Nite Dallas | 2013 Paint Nites Across DFW

28 Aug

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The coolest new activity to strike the canvasses in DFW only require a brush, a brew and a creative point of view. Become an “arteest” in just one night at one of the many Paint Nite Dallas events hosted across the metroplex. Paint Nite Dallas will unlock the “Picasso” within that you may have never realized you had. If it doesn’t do that, then you still have fun trying and sipping on other kinds of “creative juices”.

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Remember me?

The PBS Legend

The PBS Legend

Whether you have more of a Bob Ross style or a Pappy Drew-It stroke, Paint Nite Dallas is the perfect spot for you and your friends to hang out and try something a little different. Unwind after a long day at the office or surprise your better half with a new Date Night! You’ll both design masterpieces or at least bond for two hours at a desperate attempt. Don’t let the name fool you either! Paint Nite Dallas hosts art sessions all across North Texas from downtown Fort Worth to Lewisville to Addison! You’re bound to find an event near you.

PAINT NITE DALLAS CALENDAR!!

Choose your Paint Night Date night according to:

DATE | LOCATION | ARTIST | PAINTING

Paint Nite Dallas is always open to new local artists who have a flair for teaching aspiring painters and wanna-be’s. Click here if this sounds like you!

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Set aside a couple of hours one night and about $45 to dibble and dabble your brushes into some acrylic paint as you attempt to recreate a popular piece along with a room full of other adventurous Texans in one of your favorite neighborhood bistros. Paint Nite provides all the supplies. Go hard in the paint and make not only Bob Ross proud, but you would’ve done yourself a favor by simply trying on your own and adding your own style in the process. At the end of your DFW Paint Nite, you’ll get to take home the masterpiece you created on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. The awesome thing about Paint Nite Dallas is no experience is required! Catch you at the next PND!

2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion

18 Aug

So you LOVE jazz, but you’re always missing the concerts or hearing about the festivals AFTER the fact? Lucky for you the Labor Day Jazz Explosion in Cedar Hill is still 2 weeks out! On Saturday, August 31st, some of the hottest jazz artists in the country will come together at the Valley Ridge Amphitheatre for an evening of dynamic music and dancing. Headlining the Labor Day Jazz Explosion is: multi-platinum selling guitarist Mark Harper who has recorded with artists like Dav Koz, Gerald Albright, Kirk Franklin, Wayman Tisdale and more. Also featured in the Cedar Hill jazz festival is Forth Worth’s Tatiana Mayfield, Dean James of the Bay area, soulful saxophonist Don Diego and Vandel Andrews from the City of Who Dat fans.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect from popular jazz guitarist Mark Harper’s this Labor Day weekend..

This event is in support of the charity Operation Finally Home, whose mission is to provide American s the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global War on Terror. All active military and veterans can receive $10 admission (half price) by showing their military ID.

Speaking of admission, you can click here for information on tickets to the 2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion!

    VIP Admission (exclusive seating, free buffet & beverages) : $40
    General Admission: $20
    4-Pack General Admission: $70

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Labor Day Jazz Explosion 2013 in Cedar Hill is Saturday, August 31, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Valley Ridge Amphitheater
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Feel free to bring you lawn chairs and picnic blankets as no seating will be provided to this outdoor concert, but leave any alcoholic beverages at home as well as snacks. Food and drinks will be provided on site. Also lawn seating is first-come, first serve so get there early! Sail into the holiday with smooth jazz that’ll relax and invigorate the whole family for a great cause at the 2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion!

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 DFW Summer Boat Expo – July 18-21

14 Jul

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With summertime comes days at the lake, which means afternoons spent on the boat. Whether you spend your hours cruising in Lake Ray Hubbard or Joe Pool Lake your boat soon becomes you and your family’s best friend during the weekends and holidays. Dallas-Fort Worth is known for putting on massive boating shows that are fun for the whole family. This summer go even bigger and wetter by upgrading your boating experience! The DFW Boat Expo returns to Market Hall July 18-21 with 450 boats and watercraft on display. If you are in the market for a yacht or just consider yourself a boat lover, find your way to the largest dry boating event next weekend in North Texas!

Sponsored by Volvo Penta, the 2013 Summer Boat Expo in Dallas welcomes 20 North Texas Boat dealers and almost 100 vendors during this four-day show. A boat lovers paradise takes place under one roof when the 4-day summer expo unites popular dealers such as Marine Max, Phil Dill Boats, Fun and Sun Sports Center, Freedom Powersports, Texas Mastercraft and Water Ski America just to name a few.

You could become the Captain!

You or your “Step Brother” could become the Captain!

Share your passion for a boating lifestyle with the United Boat Dealers of North Texas and other fellow boat admirers like yourself. Explore the many exhibits and vendors from one of the best Texas Boat Shows you’ll attend! Climb up into luxury itself, learn about the newest features and technologies available or get introduced to a new world of watercraft and boating expertise. This could be the place you find your very first vessel. Voyage over to Dallas Market Hall the 3rd weekend of July and see what the DFW Boat Expo has to offer you.

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Tickets for the 2013 DFW Boat Expo July 18-21 are only available at the door.
Adults: $12
Children: $6
Parking: FREE

2013 SCHEDULE
Thursday 7/18 ……………….. 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 7/19 …………………… 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 7/20 ……………….. 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 7/21…………………… 10:00am – 6:00pm

Gotta love em

Gotta love em

Dallas Market Hall | 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75207


Movies Under the Moon 2013 | Shops at Park Lane Dallas

18 Jun

I ain’t even gonna front. I ain’t even gonna lie. Since you walked up in the park. You’ve been gazin’ at the sky…
This could very well be the start of something special….Movies Under the Moon.

So whether you pay attention to the full moon outside or not, you’ll know that a Free outdoor movie will accompany it above the Shops at Park Lane in Dallas off Highway 75. Each Friday night Movies Under the Moon features favorite family-friendly films from the past decades. A 7-Eleven Slurpee-branded food truck will be parked the first Friday night giving away free slurpees and other cool giveaways to promote the release of the Escape from Planet Earth movie.

Gordon Biersche will be selling food, soft drinks and other beverages while popcorn will be for sale for $1/bag.

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This weekly movie series runs throughout the month of June, starting at 8:30pm each Friday. Movies Under the Moon is a BYOC event, meaning you can bring your own chair! Check out this year’s lineup:

    June 7 – Escape from Planet Earth
    June 14 – The Lorax
    June 21 – Madagascar 3
    June 28 – The Blind Side

Get it poppin’ if you like under the moonlight at the Shops at Park Lane and treat yourself to Free weekly movies at this exclusive Dallas summer event! Only a couple weeks left!

Madagascar 3 will be showing June 21

Madagascar 3 will be showing June 21

Shops at Park Lane | Southeast Corner of Park Lane and Central Expressway across from NorthPark Center

*You can find the Movies Under the Moon event happening in The Park across from Bowl & Barrel.*

2013 North Texas Taco Festival

15 Apr

north-texas-taco-festivalEntrée 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!

Dress Appropriately

Dress Appropriately


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 and 5pm. 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!

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2013

31 Mar

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What started out as a one-block street party in 1995 has now grown into one of the largest visual and performing arts Festivals in the southwest region. Despite its huge growth since the nineties the now 3-day art festival continues to offer FREE admission and a range of the finest works by local artists. The 19th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival is on April 5-7. Get a real feel for the Deep Ellum Entertainment district during this weekend street party that features the highlights of what Dallas recognizes as anything considered “Deep Ellum”.

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  • – FREE Admission
  • – 6-city block street party
  • – Over 200 decorative and visual arts
  • – 100s original bands and performance artists
    – 5 stages of live music
    – Pet Parade
    – Food from over 30 local Dallas restaurants

    Peep out original works from every category of ART. Click here for the Artist Directory.

    Between the Texas Ford Stage on Good Latimer and the Artist Underground the music won’t stop at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Soulful songwriters, Blues bands, DFW MC’s, indie bands and rock artists will all pump energy throughout the festival with performances all weekend long. Click here to see the 2013 Music Schedule.

    dscf0105Food is BIG in Texas festival success and Deep Ellum has some tasty treats. You can’t leave this street party without a taste of at least one eatery. Click here for a complete list of the Deep Ellum Texas Restaurants that will be offering concessions at this year’s festival.

    Interested in applying to volunteer, get your pet in the parade, be a sponsor, be a food vendor or even display your works as an artist, then CLICK HERE for online applications!

    ~2013 DEEP ELLUM FESTIVAL HOURS~

    April 5 – Friday
    5:00pm – 11:00pm

    April 6 – Saturday
    11:00am – 11:00pm

    April 7 – Sunday
    11:00am – 8:00pm

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