Dallas & Houston Flea
October 20, 2016
Mark your calendars and call your girlfriends—it’s flea market time! What we’re previously known as the Dallas and Houston Fleas are now called Flea Style. These flea markets aren’t like regular flea markets—they’re cool flea markets! Flea Style is all about promoting local artists and supporting small businesses, and these shopping parties are sort of a big deal since they bring in over 500,000 shoppers every year.
Originally, this event only happened twice a year in Dallas, but due to rising popularity, another event has popped up in Houston. Clear your schedules for November 11-12th for Flea Style Dallas and November 19th for Flea Style Houston! We love these fall flea markets because they are the perfect opportunity to do some early holiday shopping. And you’re going to find some great gifts that you can’t find anywhere else!
The vendors for Flea Style are hand-picked and must have all handmade merchandise. You can spend your weekend shopping through the almost 300 vendors or enjoying the live music and delicious food trucks! As if this couldn’t get any better, the price of admission is only $5! Get ready to lose yourself among the aisles and aisles of handmade goodies at Flea Style.
Flea Style Dallas:
Purchase Tickets here
Fair Park (Automobile Building)
3809 Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
Flea Style Houston:
Purchase Tickets here
Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Street
Houston, TX 77007
Things to Do This Summer
June 8, 2016
There’s so much going on this summer! From outdoor fun to evening entertainment at the Eisemann Center, you’ll find the perfect place for family fun in Richardson. Before you come check out these great hotel rates: Book a Room.
If it’s shopping you want, make the most of Richardson’s central location for easy access to metroplex shopping hotspots: NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas and Allen Premium Outlets! Click here to download the most current discount coupons.
If it’s the outdoors you love, take your bike out and enjoy the 40 miles of trails. Or enjoy a nice picnic in the Spring Creek Nature Area after a hike. Playgrounds for children and lakes to feed ducks are not in short supply, so take your family out and enjoy all of the beautiful nature Richardson has to offer.
For a more sophisticated evening out, check out the Eisemann Center. Click here for ticket information.
For those of you who love glam and all things sparkly, Richardson is hosting the 2016 Miss Texas Pageant. Beginning June 24, come out to the Charles W. Eisemann Center and watch the statewide contestants show their talents and beauty.
Richardson’s Family Fourth Celebration is the perfect way to spend our nation’s birthday! Come out to Breckinridge Park to soak up all of the patriotism, live music, and sun. After a day of family activities, sit back, relax, and enjoy an incredible firework show.
For more information and any questions you may have, please visit http://richardsontexas.org.
Stargaze at ATX Television Festival this Weekend
June 6, 2016
A weekend pass to ATX Television Festival is a small price to pay for a little weekend “star” gazing. This June 9 – 12, various locations around Austin will host a wide variety of star-studded panels to include Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing and The News Room, America Ferrera of Ugly Betty, Katey Segal of Sons of Anarchy and so many more—check out the complete list of panelists here. While this weekend’s panelists are a highlight for most, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained throughout the festival as well that include a Tailgate Community Screening of Friday Night Lights, a Dawson’s Creek Writers’ Room Reunion at Paramount Theater and a presentation of the The Evolution and History of The Simpsons at State Theater.
Main Street Fest + Craft Brews in Grapevine this Weekend
May 17, 2016
Plan for an all-out party this weekend in Grapevine, where Main Street Fest will feature a special Craft Brew Tasting Experience to celebrate American Craft Beer Week this week.
The whole family will enjoy Grapevine’s Main Street Fest happening this Friday through Sunday, featuring a Carnival & Midway plus a KidCave with children’s shows and special family-friendly museum exhibits. Adults will appreciate one of the many premium wine areas around the festival featuring Texas Wine—including the Texas Wine Pavilion—plus the separate ticketed Craft Brew Experience on the festival grounds with more than 50 craft beers to taste.
You’ll also be able to shop a lineup of marketplace and artisan vendors within the festival, or stroll through Grapevine’s Historic Main Street before or after the fest for an amazing selection of locally-owned boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and more.
Buy your Main Street Fest tickets online in advance here, and be sure to pick up your ticket to the special Graft Brew Tasting Experience online here if you’re looking for some extra fun this weekend!
Crossroads of Texas Film Festival this Week
May 16, 2016
Come out and celebrate four days of Texas-made films in Waxahachie this week as part of the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. The festivities officially kick off on Wednesday at 11:30am with a luncheon at Chautauqua Auditorium that includes a panel discussion from industry professionals on music in film. There will also be plenty of showings of films like Selena, Two Step and Secondhand Lions with special guest appearances throughout the week, culminating in closing night activities on Saturday May 21 that include food trucks, street dance and an 8pm showing of Grand Champion. Purchase your tickets to the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival online in advance here.
Paddle the Preserve in Beaumont
May 13, 2016
Looking for a fun weekend adventure? This Sunday, experience the natural beauty of Beaumont by joining park rangers on a FREE canoeing excursion down the waters of the Big Thicket National Preserve. Canoes and paddles will be provide, so all you need to bring are some friends and an adventurous spirit! Because trip space is limited, call 409-951-6700 to register for the weekend’s excursion or click here for more information.
Carnival Houston Show and Parade
Carnival Houston celebrates life and diversity in a 4-day parade and festival extravaganza as part of Houston’s annual summer kick-off June 9-12. This year’s Carnival Houston features a Masquerade Bash, Paint Party, Street Parade, Festival, and After Party, where Latin America, the Caribbean, and New Orleans cultures are blended together in a colorful weekend of fun. The event highlights the diverse cultures in Houston and is an exciting explosion of music, cuisine, revelry, costume parade and performances. Houston will welcome over 5, 000 enthusiastic carnival goers and over 900 participants to its parade. During the parade you can watch or participate while dancing to Calypso, Soca, Samba, and Steel Pan music, as well as sample food and drinks from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Purchase your tickets today for an exciting weekend of cultural celebration here, for the Costume Ball, Paint Fest, and the grand Parade and Festival.
Fredericksburg Founder’s Day Celebration
Make your way to Fredericksburg tomorrow, Saturday May14th, for the annual Founder’s Day Celebration! Held every 2nd weekend in May, Fredericksburg honors the month of its founding and the birth month of their founder, John O. Meusebach. Experience the German heritage and culture found in the city’s rich history at the Pioneer Museum noon-3pm, for stories told by descendants of the original 120 German immigrants that helped build Fredericksburg followed by games and activities, a petting zoo, live music, food and drinks, and community fellowship. Admission is FREE, as all are invited to celebrate what makes Fredericksburg so unique!
Tyler Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival
May 12, 2016
Head out to Tyler for this year’s Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival happening May 14, where (yup you guessed it!) you’ll find some the best barbecue and live music in the Lone Star State! With 5 bands and 22 barbecue vendors, Red Dirt Fest will be one for the books. If you’re looking for a weekend of good food, Texas brews, and great live music be sure to purchase tickets online in advance to this year’s festival for $25, and catch The Moonshine Band, William Clark Green, and several other artists at this year’s show.
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Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk
May 11, 2016
Get an early start to the weekend at the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, May 12th from 5-8pm, hosted by Plano Magazine. Downtown Plano will be transformed into a sip and shop event, where visitors can sample featured wines at their favorite shops throughout the arts district while also enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. Purchase your Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk admission online for $10 here and pick up your commemorative glass, sampling locations map, and passport at check-in. Completed passports turned in at the end of the event are eligible to win gift certificate drawings from local shops and restaurants in downtown Plano. Walk-up tickets will be sold for $15 at the entrance, while supplies last.
The Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Head to Maverick Stadium in Arlington this Friday through Sunday for the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games—the #1 rated Scottish festival in North America according to Highlander Magazine. There will be world-class Scottish performers, Scottish country dancing, a scotch whisky tasting and seminar, a scotch ale brewing competition, bagpipes and more men in one area sporting kilts than you could ever imagine. Download the full schedule of events online, and purchase your tickets in advance here.
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