THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: FESTIVALS, RODEOS + CONCERTS
Dallas | August 16
The Dior: From Paris to the World exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art is truly breathtaking. When I went a few weeks ago, I felt like I was on the catwalk myself while walking through the many rooms filled with exquisite designs. Late Nights at the DMA also includes happy hour, live music, admission to the permanent collection, films and speakers. It is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss. Combo tickets for DMA Late Night and Dior are selling out fast, so if you’re hoping to see this fashionable exhibit, be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
COST – FREE for DMA members. $10 for the public. $5 with a student ID. $25 for a Dior exhibit combo ticket.
Highland Village | August 16-18
While admiring and riding in hot air balloons is a given at this annual festival, I’m looking forward to even more festival fun with yummy food, live music, a car show, vendors and a kids zone! There is even a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning hosted by a local Boy Scout troop. Head out to Highland Village for a weekend of local fun, and stick around after the sun sets for a Balloon Glow on Friday and Saturday evening!
COST – FREE to attend. Balloon rides are $15 for children under 12 and $25 for those 12 and older.
Denton | August 16-24
The cowboy boots in the back of your closet are calling. This weekend marks the start of Denton’s annual Texan extravaganza, where you’ll find live country music, rodeos, livestock shows and carnival rides. With all this — plus a youth art contest, BBQ cookoff, golf tournament, and more — you (and your boots) are bound to have an amazing time at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo!
COST – Tickets start at $15.
Grapevine | August 17-18
I can’t be the only one who has wanted to hold a bearded dragon. Well, at ReptiCon, we can! In addition to live animal encounters and seminars, the convention also gives attendees the opportunity to buy reptiles and other exotic pets. Just be sure to ask your family (or roommates) before you bring one home, okay?
COST — Tickets start at $5. Children 4 and under are FREE.
Dallas | August 16-19
For a weekend filled with all things pop-culture (anime, manga, games, and more), head over to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel for World Fandom’s AnimeFest 2019. The fest is known as the third longest running anime convention in the US and is expecting over 12,000 attendees this year! You’ll get to meet new people, see some awesome guests and have four fun-filled days of fandom. Time to start planning your cosplay!
COST – Tickets start at $30.
Irving | August 18
The Oxford Comma. It stirs up a lot of debate. I for one, am a fan and Vampire Weekend obviously is, too. That’s just one reason why I’m giddy about them performing at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory this weekend! Don your favorite pastel polo and let’s rock out together to mellow beats that bring us back to high school.
COST — Tickets start at $27.