It’s the first weekend of October, which means it’s starting to (finally) cool off in DFW! Take a trip into town and soak up the new season with outdoor arts festivals, more Oktoberfest fun and even a festival for Fido. Share your photos with #DFWWeekend for a chance to be featured on our website or social channels!
Southlake | October 6 – 8
If you still haven’t had your fill of German food and fun, I highly suggest heading to the Southlake Town Square this weekend. At Southlake’s 16th annual Oktoberfest, you can enjoy live music, marketplace vendors, German food and bier, and an Oktoberfest Parade (happening at noon on Saturday). Plus, admission and parking are free!
Denton | October 7
Denton’s annual dog festival gives ‘party animal’ a whole new meaning! Both you and your pup will love meeting new furry friends, eating festival foods, watching live entertainment and doggie contests. Dog Days of Denton is free, but you’ll need to keep your friendly dog leashed and bring proof of their current vaccinations with you to the North Texas State Fairgrounds.
Frisco | October 7
This free family-friendly event is back for a second year, bringing with it art vendors, live jazz, piano performances and interactive art! Visit the Texas Sculpture Garden this weekend for activities the kiddos will love (like singing fairytale princesses and puppet-making) and awesome art experiences that you’ll be talking about all weekend.
Dallas | October 7
Put simply, Dallas Porchfest is like a neighborhood block party that’s free and open to the public. Everyone’s invited to come listen to local musicians perform on the front porches of homes in Peak’s Addition, (one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in East Dallas) admire local artwork in Buckner Park (which will be celebrating it’s grand reopening this weekend) and dine at local restaurants. If you’re looking for a taste of Dallas this weekend, you’ll find it here!
Richardson | October 7 – 8
Artists from around the nation will come together at Cottonwood Park for Richardson’s annual free arts festival this weekend. You’ll be able to view (and purchase) artwork from over 200 vendors including ceramics, sculptures, jewelry and metalwork! Take a break from walking around the art booths to enjoy delicious food and great live music. Last year, I walked away from this festival with a new art piece for my home and a new favorite band (The Brehms).