While football fans are gearing up for the Red River Showdown and Halloween buffs are planning for Friday the 13th, DFW is getting ready for another fall weekend full of art, food and festivals. Make sure these events are on your radar and don’t forget to tag your photos with #DFWWeekend for a chance to be featured on our website or social channels.
Arlington | October 13 – 15
Kick off your weekend with art, live music and craft brews in Downtown Arlington! As you walk down South Street, admire (or purchase) art from over 70 artisan booths selling jewelry, metal art, ceramics and more while listening to tunes from local and regional bands. Thirsty? Find your new favorite drink at their craft beer and wine garden featuring 15 breweries and six Texas wineries. The South Street Art Festival is the longest-running art festival in Downtown Arlington and it’s free!
Fort Worth | October 14
If you’re up for an art-filled weekend, head to the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday for another free art and music festival. Not only will you be able to enjoy free admission to the Kimbell’s permanent collection and special exhibit, Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, but you can also catch live performances outside the museum from bands like Wild Belle and Henry the Archer. Bring the kids along for fun face painting, art making, theatrical demonstrations and more!
Grapevine | October 14
Put on your butterfly wings and flutter down to the Grapevine Botanical Gardens for a celebration of the monarch butterfly—complete with a costume parade and butterfly releases throughout the day. You’ll also be able to see butterfly exhibits, take part in themed crafts, interactive games and a scavenger hunt. For a fun family outing, be sure to stop by this free event!
Plano | October 14
Love learning about different cultures? Head to Haggard Park this weekend to travel the world with food, dance performances, fashion shows and cultural displays from over 100 countries. The annual Plano International Festival is free and even offers fun, hands-on learning activities for the kiddos.
Grand Prairie | October 14 – 15
One of the things Texas is known for is our delicious barbecue! This weekend, taste some of the best BBQ around at Traders Village. Award-winning cooks will be selling their brisket and ribs as well as sharing tips on how to prepare top-notch barbecue. When you’re done chowing down, head to the market and shop or get your heart pumping on one of the family-friendly rides. Admission is free, but be sure to bring some cash: Parking is $4 and an all-day ride pass is $12.99.