THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: FESTIVALS CELEBRATING COMMUNITY & CULTURE
Grapevine | September 13 – 16
Sip, sip, hooray! The largest wine festival in the Southwest is bringing vino, live entertainment and carnival rides to Historic Downtown Grapevine for this family-friendly tradition. My mom and I went last year and had a blast sipping on Texas wines and shopping from local boutiques and vendors! My favorite part (other than wine-ing all day)? Having an “I Love Lucy” moment at the GrapeStomp!
COST—FREE all-day Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m., Single-Day admission $8 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and seniors (62+)
Arlington | September 14 – 15
What do you get when you bring together local artists and local breweries? An epic local block-party! This inaugural fest is the official launch event for Downtown Arlington’s Urban Art Movement and will celebrate art and craft beer with over 100 visual artist booths, delicious local food + beer, live music and more. I can’t wait to stroll through Downtown Arlington and admire three blocks of community artists, beer in hand.
3. FIG FINALE
Dallas | September 14 – 15
On the hunt for a new wardrobe? Want to shop ’till you drop? Dallas Fashion Industry Gallery—FIG—is having their annual end-of-summer designer sale! You can shop from tons of name brands like Kendra Scott and Chanel with deals up to 75% off. Make a day of it and visit the Dallas Museum of Art across the street after scoring big at the sale!
COST—One Day pass $5 online, $7 at the door
Grand Prairie | September 14 – 16
Hundreds of Native Americans, representing multiple tribes from across the U.S., are heading to Traders Village this weekend to share their culture! Watch traditional tribal dancers perform in their full regalia of feathers, bells and beadwork, then shop from talented craftsmen and enjoy authentic Native American foods.
COST—FREE, parking $4
5. DALLAS PRIDE
Dallas | September 15 – 16
We’re celebrating Pride all weekend with a music festival and the 35thannual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade! Enjoy live music, entertainment and various vendors during the party at Reverchon Park on Saturday before joining in Sunday’s annual parade down Cedar Springs Road. Families, don’t miss games, face painters and bounce houses at the Family Pride Zone during Saturday’s festival!
COST—Festival $10, Parade FREE. Get 35% off your Lyft ride to/from the parade and festival with special Dallas Pride code PRIDEDFW18
Denton | September 15 – 16
If you hear music calling you this weekend, venture over to Quakertown Park—just a quick walk away from the Denton’s Historic Downtown Square. Here you’ll get to see sensational blues artists like Big Bill Morganfield and Zac Harmon and chow down on delicious festival food! Don’t forget your dancing shoes, because this festival will make you want to boogie.