Fall is here in Dallas/Fort Worth, OK so the weather has not really cooled off yet, but the entertainment options remain plentiful. Here are several events for families and friends to enjoy this weekend.
For BBQ lovers and foodies all over DFW, Smoked Dallas BBQ Fest 2017 Is hitting Main St. Garden Park in Downtown Dallas Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival brings the best Texas BBQ with over 15 BBQ joints firing up their pits and serving samples of delicious food. Live music and games will also be featured at the event. General Admission tickets are $50 for adults and teens, $10 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for ages 5 and under.
The Greek Food Festival of Dallas is returning on Friday, Sept. 22 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas. The event will be full of home-cooked traditional Greek cuisine, folk dancing and music, cooking demos, activities for children, and art and imports on sale in the festival marketplace. Tickets are price at $6 for adults and teens; children ages 12 or younger get in free.
In The Tall Grass is showing at the Bishop Arts Theatre through Sunday, Sept. 24. The play tells the story of murdered Dallas transgender woman Shade Schuler and sheds light on the challenges transgender women of color face in America today. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. The play is intended for mature audiences. Check out our exclusive review of the play here.
The musical Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium opens this weekend, Sept. 22 – 24. Families are encouraged to attend and to wear their favorite costumes as the production takes kids on a silly and spooky adventure. With tickets ranging from $15 – $30, the show is taking place at the Dallas Children’s Theater at 5938 Skillman St. in Dallas. For more information and show times, go to dct.org.
The 38th Annual Plano Balloon Festival is set to takeoff from Sept. 22 – 24 at Oak Point Park in Plano. The event begins Friday at 4 p.m. and will continue through the weekend with live music and entertainment, special activities for kids, sky divers, a wide variety of food options, and the main event – the amazing hot air balloons.
In conjunction with the festival, State Farm is partnering with three non-profit organizations in the Metroplex as part of National Good Neighbor Day and inviting volunteers from around DFW to help out at the event with some great community organizations.
- Child Care Group will be creating take-home education kits for families – creating books, filling bags with educational supplies. Volunteers are needed anytime between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.
- Boys & Girls Club of Collin County will be building STEM classroom kits for after-school programs. Volunteers are needed anytime between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
- North Texas Food Bank will be putting together weekend meal kits with non-perishable food for children in DFW that otherwise would not receive meals at home. Volunteers are needed anytime between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 a Pumpkins with Pizzazz class will take place at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. Participants will learn how to decorate full-size pumpkins like experts just in time for autumn. Tickets are currently on sale for $50 with Texas Discovery Gardens members getting in for a discounted price.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is hosting its Wheels & Warbirds fall festival Saturday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event will feature opportunities for attendees to hop in some of the museums vintage aircraft and vehicles. Families are encouraged to attend as the festival will provide loads of games, kids activities, concessions, and much more. Tickets are $12 for adults and teens and $6 for children ages 4 – 12. It will be held at 4572 Clare Chennault, Addison.
The Dallas Comedy House is presenting Improv Comedy: Family Friendly Comedy Show on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at 3025 Main St., Dallas. Bring the family and enjoy some clean and fresh comedy everyone can enjoy. Advanced Tickets are currently available for over 13 year-olds at $8 and $5 for those 13 and younger. General Admission tickets at the door are $10 for over 13 year-olds and $8 for those 13 and younger.
Fun Home – based on the 2006 best-selling book of the same name – hits the Winspear Opera House in Dallas through Sunday, Sept. 24. The play delves into issues of family relationships and sexual awakening in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story. Tickets range from $25 to $158 and can be found along with show times at here.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens Sept. 22 in theaters nationwide. The film follows its successful predecessor Kingsman: The Secret Service in an action-packed, James Bond-like adventure film. The movie is rated R and intended for mature audiences only. Check out our exclusive review for Kingsman: The Golden Circle here.