Don’t Miss: Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
May 14, 2015
Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival keeps winning awards for a reason: it’s really, really good. Happening this Friday through Sunday at Galatyn Park in Richardson, there’s truly a little bit of something for everything. Music lovers can dance their way between six different stages featuring up-and-comers and big names like Minus The Bear, Blue October and Pat Benetar. In between shows, head to the MarketPlace to shop works of art, eclectic gifts and handmade finds, or refuel at the Taste of Texas Food Garden for festival favorites and regional cuisine. Feel free to bring the kids along too—they can craft, color and climb at the Kidz Korner outfitted with a rock wall, craft centers and kid-friendly live entertainment.
Snag a weekend pass at any Metroplex Tom Thumb grocery store, or online here, for just $30 bucks. Single day passes are $20, and Sunday’s pass is half-price at $10. Browse these festival discounts for even more ways to save on passes this weekend.
The Dallas Art Fair is this Weekend
April 8, 2015
This weekend, the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue is all about the Dallas Art Fair. With events scheduled tomorrow through Sunday, you’ll have an opportunity to browse works from over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries. Purchase day passes for just $25/person, or go all-in for the weekend at $50/person and snag your event tickets online in advance here.
Austin Fashion Week Starts this Friday
Shop our Austin Best Stores so you can look your best during Austin’s Fashion Week happening this Friday through April 18. Gawk at trunk shows, mini runway events and designer showcases at AFW Soirees held April 11 – 15 from retailers like Milk + Honey, San Marcos Premium Outlets and Sugarcoat Nails. Meet fashion stars from Project Runway and browse over thirty stunning jewelry and accessories lines at STARS Presented by Bernina on April 17 or stick around for the FINALE on Saturday featuring Austin’s favorite designers followed by an After Party at The Madison. Check out the full schedule of events online here, and purchase your tickets online in advance here!
Happening Now: Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms
April 6, 2015
In Texas, spring showers mean fields and fields of wildflowers, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better view of them than at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg. Be sure to bring your camera as you stroll through butterfly gardens and walking trails at the country’s largest working wildflower farm. Wildseed Farms is open 9:30am – 6pm daily, and admission is free.
Big Bloom Plant Sale and Garden Festival
April 3, 2015
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you should still check out the Big Bloom Plant Sale and Garden Festival happening at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi this Saturday. First of all, it will only cost you $1 dollar to stroll through beautiful orchids, plumeria and other tropical plants for some Instagram-worthy shots. Amateur gardeners will swoon over the vendors offering everything wholesale-priced roses, Easter lilies and other garden merch, while the kids will surely be entertained by the H-E-B Kids Fun Zone complete with Easter Bunny visits, Lady Bug releases a larger outdoor Iguana House and so much more!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Starts Saturday
April 2, 2015
If you’re craving a good old-fashioned—read: 16th century—turkey leg this Saturday through May 25, swing by the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. In its 35th year, the festival is a whirlwind of entertainment, with everything from live music and demonstrations—like 16th century metal working—to a variety of pubs, taverns and kitchens stocked with wine, ale and signature faire food items. Purchase tickets online here, or buy discount tickets at DFW-area Kroger stores for $22 for adults, $9 for children.
Frisco Arts in the Square this Weekend
March 26, 2015
Spring has sprung in Frisco, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for Arts in the Square! The 6th annual juried outdoor arts festival will take over Frisco Square March 28 – 29 with booth after booth of breath-taking artwork by 120+ top local and regional artists. Best of all, everything on display is for sale, so you can take home an original piece to deck out your space.
Save the Date: Grapevine’s Blessing of the Vines
March 25, 2015
Be it for tradition or superstition, Grapevine’s annual Blessing of the Vines is an event you don’t want to miss. Now in its 23rd year, head to Delaney Vineyards on April 11 from 10 – 11am and reenact the 400-year old European custom of literally blessing the vines to ensure robust vines and savory grapes each year. Admission is free for this event, or you can purchase a ticket to the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail happening throughout Grapevine from 10am – 5pm that same day. Visit each of Grapevine’s wineries and sample the new vintage releases, and be sure to read all about Grapevine’s wineries before you go in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours brochure here.
This Weekend: Beaumont’s South Texas State Fair
March 24, 2015
Texas is so big, it needs more than one state fair to keep its residents entertained. That, and we just like to have a good time. The South Texas State Fair happens each spring in Beaumont, and it packs just as much fun and entertainment into its 11-day run as the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. Enjoy delicious fair food, carnival rides and games, a rodeo and even an exotic petting zoo March 26 – April 5 brought to you by the historic Young Men’s Business League of Texas. Avoid a wait at the gate, and purchase your tickets online in advance here.
Now Blooming: Tyler Azalea Trails
March 20, 2015
It’s officially the first day of spring which means Tyler’s famous Azalea and Spring Flower Trail is in full bloom. Take in eight miles of residential gardens and historic home sites all blooming with beautiful spring flowers like azaleas, daffodils, roses and so much more. Download the official Azalea Trail Brochure for a handy trail map, a list of spring events and the best places to see the blooms!
Happy Birthday to General Granbury
March 19, 2015
Celebrate the general for whom Granbury was named, Hiram B. Granbury, at General Granbury’s Birthday & Cook Off Celebration happening this Saturday and Sunday. Vendors and live music kick it off in Granbury Square at 9am, followed by a parade around the square at 11am, and even more fun like free birthday cake (sweet!), a BBQ cook-off, an OutHouse Race, bull riding and mutton busting on the city beach. Check out the full schedule of events here!
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