Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide

    What: Dallas Art & Tattoo Expo
    When: Fri. June 23rd – Sun. June 25th @ 4:00PM (Fri) and 12:00PM (Sat & Sun)
    Where: Fair Park
    1121 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: At the Dallas Art & Tattoo Expo, visitors can view the best tattoo artists from across the world all in one place, or get tattooed at the event. The events includes jaw-dropping sideshows and the best tattoo event in Texas with local artists and artists traveling from across the U.S. and the world. Meet TV stars from InkMasterBest Ink, and Black Ink Crew shows and check out the 2017 Texas Inked Mag Model search.

    What: 2017 Broadway Series: Something Rotten!
    When: Fri. June 23rd – Sun. June 25th @ 8:00PM & 2:00PM
    Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
    2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Set in 1595, Something Rotten! is an hilarious smash that tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

    What: Concerts in the Garden: The Music of David Bowie
    When: Fri. June 23rd @ 8:15PM
    Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
    3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Why: In a long-awaited tribute to the Star Man himself, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will dazzle with The Music of David Bowie, honoring the legend with a show of his own music and backed by a full rock band. Kick back to some of Bowie’s innovative and unforgettable hits, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” Heroes,” “China Girl,” and more.

    What: Celebrate Freedom Festival 2017
    When: Sat. June 24th @ 12:00PM – 11:00PM
    Where: Southfork Ranch
    3700 Hogge Rd., Parker, TX 75002
    Why: Celebrate Freedom is the largest single day concert event featuring today’s top Christian music artists, including Crowder, Britt Nicole, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Josh Wilson, Zach Williams and Hollyn.

    What: Market Street Allen USA Celebration
    When: Sat. June 24th @ 4:00PM – 10:30PM
    Where: Celebration Park
    601 Angel Pkwy., Allen, TX 75002
    Why: Allen’s annual pre-Fourth festival is a fun day of live entertainment on two stages, a Kids Zone, GuideLive Food Zone, Jurassic Zone with animatronic dinos, military vehicle display, Sports Zone, Tough as a Cowboy Combine Challenge, The Tailgate with DJ and lawn games, VIP Party Zone, KidMania Spray Zone, and a dazzling Fireworks Finale. Main stage music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Jon Christopher Davis, Le Freak (6:30 p.m.), military presentation and National Anthem (8:15 p.m.), Emerald City Band (8:30 p.m.). Fireworks are from 10:05-10:30 p.m. Admission is free but some activities require a ticket purchase.

    What: QueerBomb Dallas 2017
    When: Sat. June 24th @ 5:00PM
    Where: RBC
    2617 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
    Why: QueerBomb Dallas, an alternative Pride group, celebrates Pride Weekend and commemorates the Stonewall riots with a day of festivities that includes a pride rally, a march through Deep Ellum, speakers, music, a dance party and a drag show. This year’s event is dedicated to queer and trans youth.

    What: Future in concert
    When: Sat. June 24th @ 7:00PM
    Where: Starplex Pavilion
    3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Future headlines the Nobody Safe Tour with Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Kodak Black and Zoey Dollaz

    What: Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 10:00AM
    Where: Plano Centre
    2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074
    Why: Mystic Mandala will present the 5th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness. Guests will be able to learn about and sample a huge variety of life-enhancing modalities from highly skilled teachers and practitioners, including: Pranic Healing, Vedic Chanting, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Intuitive Guidance, Herbal Nutrition, Skin Care, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Feng Shui, Astrology, Psychic Readings, Tarot, Tantric Healing, Vastu Shastra, Massage Therapy and so much more. Meet specialists licensed in western medicine whose focus is geared toward holistic living. The event will feature many renowned doctors with specialists in family health, fertility medicine, and ones who offer various other skilled wellness services. There will also be live music, dance troupes and performers, street artists and more.

    What: Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival & Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 11:00AM – 3:00PM
    Where: Chesnut Square Historic Village
    315 S. Chesnut St., McKinney, TX 75069
    Why: Taste freshly made ice creams created by home cooks competing for the People’s Choice Award at Chestnut Square Historic Village’s annual festival. Despite the quaint setting, this competition is anything but vanilla. Previous winners include habañero mango and bacon and waffle.

    What: 5th Anniversary Fiesta Party
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM
    Where: Urban Rio Cantina and Grill
    1000 E. 14th St., Suite 100, Plano, TX 75074
    Why: Join Urban Rio to celebrate the fifth anniversary with a grand fiesta. You’ll enjoy live music from Chet Stevens, photo booth, complimentary food and beverages, and giveaways. In addition to the complimentary fare, you’ll also have the opportunity to support 2 Plano first responders’ organizations — the Plano Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and Plano Fire Rescue Associates — with a raffle. Prizes include floor seats to a Dallas Mavericks game and a “Police Officer for a Day” package, among others. Urban Rio will also donate the sales from the event’s signature drink to the organizations.

    What: The World’s Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition- Qualifier Event
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM
    Where: Billy Bob’s Texas
    2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76106
    Why: The world’s largest honky tonk is hosting a Karaoke Contest with a winner-take-all grand prize of $10,000 for the top singer. The competition is open to residents of Texas over the age of 18, who will be judged on their singing ability, stage presence and audience reaction. Cheer on the singers at the qualifying event June 25. The top 20 singers will advance to the finals on Aug. 13. Traditional karaoke will be available for the general public each night. Cover for the general public is $10 each night.

    What: Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSummer 17 Tour
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 8:00PM
    Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
    909 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: Featuring, S 1 & 2 Winners Miss Mulatto, Mani & Cast Members of Lifetime hit series “The Rap Game”

    What: Concerts in the Garden: Classical Mystery Tour (A Tribute to the Beatles)
    When: Sun. June 25th @ 8:15PM
    Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
         3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Why: Ever wondered what the Beatles would sound like with a symphony orchestra? Wonder no more—Classical Mystery Tour and the FWSO present 30 iconic Beatles tunes with four Beatles look- and sound-alikes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and to celebrate, CMT will perform the full album for your entertainment. With more than a dozen performances at CITG, it’s no wonder the “Fab Four” keep coming back.


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