The Dallas Arboretum’s seasonal fest features chances to capture photos of Cinderella’s carriage and thousands of pumpkins at Pumpkin Village, sample tea and other goodies at Harvest Tea, and treat children to face painting and petting zoos on select days.
At the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff, entry is free so you can come and go as you please. You will find plenty of bluegrass music, a chili cook-off, and an arts-and-crafts marketplace.
The growing Dallas chocolate scene has made the Dallas Chocolate Festival a success. Chocolate makers from around the world have been drawn to the event. Participating vendors include a mix of seasoned experts and innovative up-and-comers from the world of artisan chocolate.
Phone: (214) 428-8700
Screen cutting edge films, videos and documentaries at the annual four-day Dallas VideoFest every Fall at several venues. Open to professional and non-professional filmmakers. The festival specializes in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere.
Phone: (214) 741-6889
Indulge in the finest culinary creations and libations at the yearly Dallas Wine and Food Festival, a 5-day extravaganza held every April. Award-winning wines, rising star chefs and established eateries all offer special dinner and wine pairings.
View live, local artists as they showcase their talents at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival every year in April. The outdoor street party features bands, visual artists, food and drink, as well as a parade.
Fiesta Latinoamericano is a free family cultural celebration. Dallas’ largest Latino cultural festival featuring two stages of music and dance, Children’s Discovery Center, Zona Deportiva a Parade of Nations and more.
Sample award-winning wines at the annual GrapeFest in Grapevine, held every September in the downtown area. Enter the grape stomping contest, or enjoy music, food and plenty of fun at this festival.
Opa! Celebrate everything Greek at the Greek Food Festival of Dallas every September. You'll find fun, food, dancing, shopping and cooking demos throughout the festival grounds. Entertainment includes performances by Greek folk dancers.
Cheer on the championship-caliber athletes and the cowboys who ride them at the Mesquite ProRodeo, every Friday and Saturday night during the summer months. You'll see plenty of bucking bulls, barrel racing and more.
It's everything you've always dreamed of as a kid. The State Fair of Texas features tons of blue-ribbon animals, favorite fair food, games, major entertainment and plenty of family fun. The annual festival takes place over 4 weeks in September and October.
Sample the culinary artistry and diversity of the Big D at the annual Taste of Dallas event, which takes place every July at Fair Park. The festival offers regional cuisine and local wines to sample from sunup until after sundown.