THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: TEXAS LIVE!, TAX-FREE WEEKEND + MORE
Time flies when you’re having fun! There’s only three weekends of summer left (and only two weekends until school starts up again), which means it’s time to squeeze in all the fun you can before your vacay is over! Fortunately, DFW is serving up awesome events all weekend long. While you’re making the most of your #DFWWeekend, don’t forget to tag us in your pics for a chance to be featured on our website or social feeds!
Arlington | August 9 – 12
The wait is finally over! DFW’s newest entertainment hotspot is LIVE! (Get it?) Globe Life Field may not be open to the public until next year, but it’s grand opening weekend for the adjacent venues at Texas Live!, including Arlington Backyard and restaurants from Guy Fieri and former Dallas Cowboy, Troy Aikman. Don’t miss opening weekend festivities such as a $10 Bleachers concert on Friday and Family Fun Day on Sunday!
COST — FREE; some individual events have a small fee.
Grapevine | August 9 – 12
Gamers, grab your computers and head to the Gaylord Texan Resort! Since 1996, QuakCon has grown to be known as one of the most distinguished festivals in gaming and the largest BYOC (bring-your-own-computer) LAN party in the U.S. featuring tournaments, exhibits, workshops and more. Best part? It’s FREE to the public (all you have to do is register) and bonus: You can enjoy a discounted stay at the Gaylord!
COST — FREE; take advantage of Gaylord special nightly rate of $185 for QuakeCon attendees!
Dallas | August 9 – 12
Avengers, assemble…at the American Airlines Center! That’s right, your favorite Marvel crew is stopping through DFW on their trip to save the galaxy, and they’ve banded together with Spiderman, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and other superheroes to defeat Loki and the rest of the Marvel villains. Experience the action in person! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry, they’re heading to Fort Worth next!
COST — $35-65, depending on seat location.
DFW | August 10 – 12
Okay, I know that tax-free weekend happens across the U.S., but hear me out: DFW is the prime location to shop on a weekend like this! We have tons of places to find those great deals including multiple shopping malls and outlet malls. Plus, Dallas’ famous NorthPark Center is extending its hours for tax-free deal-hunters all weekend (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday). Get ready to shop ‘till you drop, y’all!
COST — Whatever you spend shopping!
Dallas | August 11
If you’re a margarita lover like me (best drink ever, right?) you won’t want to miss this festival at Ferris Wheelers! Not only is it at a super cool location with an on-site ferris wheel, it’s a super cool concept for a fest: Sample 15+ Dallas margaritas and vote for the best one. Yes, please! They’ll also have live music, food trucks, street tacos AND a beer garden.
COST — Non-sampling admission: $10; sampling admission: $35; VIP Sampling: $40