Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide

    What: Ft. Worth Oktoberfest
    When: Thurs. Sept. 21st – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 5:00PM (Th & Fri) and 11:00AM (Sat)
    Where: Panther Island Pavilion
    395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Why: Oktoberfest returns for an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it our own. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial “Tapping of the Kegs” and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, the YP Oktoberfest Olympics, traditional German vendors, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. New for 2017: Oktoberfest Midway.

    What: Seussical the Musical
    When: Thurs. Sept. 21st – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 7:30PM & 2:30PM
    Where: The Firehouse Theatre
    2355 Valley View Ln., Farmers Branch, TX 75234
    Why: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Through ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in Horton. Friendship, loyalty, family and community ultimately emerge triumphant.

    What: Uptown Movie in the Park Series
    When: Thurs. Sept. 21st – Thurs. Sept. 28th @ 8:00PM
    Where: Griggs Park
    2200 Hugo St., Dallas, TX 75204
    Why: Join Uptown Dallas, Inc. every Thursday night in September for movies at Griggs Park. Movie nights will feature: 9/21 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2  9/28 – Beauty and the Beast (2017 live version)  Showtime at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket; the popcorn is provided.

    What: Frame 4 Frame Festival
    When: Thurs. Sept. 21st – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 9PM (Thurs), 6:30PM (Fri), 1PM (Sat) and 4PM (Sun)
    Where: Studio Movie Grill- Lincoln Square
    452 Lincoln Square, Arlington, TX 76011
    Why: The Frame4Frame Film Festival celebrates the independent film industry by bringing some of the finest films from around the world to Arlington. The festival also spotlights the work of talented local filmmakers and the passionate stories they tell through the unique medium of film. Frame4Frame will screen a diverse collection of films from both studios and independent filmmakers, highlight local and national artists, as well as feature national musical artists and emerging artists. There will be networking events for film enthusiasts, musicians and artists. Live music and art exhibits will be featured at venues around UT Arlington/Arlington.

    What: Greek Food Festival of Dallas
    When: Fri. Sept. 21st – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 12:00PM (Fri & Sun) and 10:00AM (Sat)
    Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
    13555 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
    Why: Get immersed in Greek culture and fun at the 61st edition of the Greek Food Festival of Dallas. Sample delicious food handmade by Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s own cooks, from recipes passed down through the generations – gyros, lamb sliders, spanakopita, baklava and so much more. Visit the Taverna for Greek wine and beer. Stop in the Kaffenio under the tent for coffee and pastries. There will be traditional folk dancing and music, a food shop, cooking demos, backgammon tent, children’s activities, and a marketplace with art.

    What: 10th Annual Downtown McKinney Oktoberfest
    When: Fri. Sept. 22nd – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 4:00PM (Fri) and 10:00AM (Sat & Sun)
    Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
    111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069
    Why: Step into your lederhosen and refresh your schuhplattler dance moves for McKinney’s 10-year Oktoberfest celebration in Downtown McKinney. This three-day event is a family favorite, offering authentic German food and drinks, entertainment, children’s activities and fun. Patrons will feel like they are right in the middle of Munich and enjoy authentic German fare like bier, brats, strudel, pretzels and live music.

    What: Plano Balloon Festival
    When: Fri. Sept. 22nd – Sun. Sept. 24th @ 4:00PM (Fri) and 6:00AM (Sat & Sun)
    Where: Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve
    5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, TX 75086
    Why: See colorful hot air balloons take to the sky. Festival. It’s a three-day fest with music, food, fireworks, kids activities, vendors, and incredible hot-air balloons.

    What: StyleCon Dallas
    When: Sat. Sept. 23rd @ 9:00AM
    Where: Fashion Industry Gallery
    1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: StyleCon brings together a community of fashion and beauty lovers for a daylong festival to celebrate women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship and foster networks and build connections, as well as offer the latest products, fashion trends, and complimentary beauty services. Visitors can meet their favorite social media stars – hundreds of content creators, including Instagram and YouTube personalities, bloggers, and more will attend. Visitors can also get their hair, makeup, and nails done for free, and sample treats at the StyleSnack Bar all day long. The highly experiential event will up anyone’s beauty and fashion game with a range of experiences designed to entertain, educate and entice, plus everyone receives a StyleTote full of products from our StyleBrands.

    What: Flea Style Summit
    When: Sat. Sept. 23rd @ 9:00AM
    Where: Tower Club Dallas
    1601 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Flea Style Summit is a one-day conference that aims to inspire and empower attendees to take their brands and life goals to the next level through informative panels and mentorship sessions while also enjoying meals, cocktails and some serious fun such as an artisan candy bar, live hand-lettering, book signing, shopping, free swag and more. Panelists include Glitter Guide founder Taylor Sterling, One Kings Lane creative director Jon Tutolo, and Magnolia lead photo stylist Hilary Rose Walker.

    What: Smoked Dallas featuring Charley Crockett/Vandoliers/Dan Fearing’s Lost Coyote
    When: Sat. Sept. 23rd @ 3:00PM – 7:00PM
    Where: Main Street Garden
    1902 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Barbecue and music fest features an all-star lineup of Texas’ best pit masters, chefs and music. Enjoy tasty meats by 15 top BBQ joints and cooks; sides by Cafe Momentum; fun games; and music by headliner Charley Crockett, the Vandoliers and Chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote band.

    What: Luke Bryan: Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour
    When: Sat. Sept. 23rd @ 7:00PM
    Where: Starplex Pavilion
    3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: Barbecue and music fest features an all-star lineup of Texas’ best pit masters, chefs and music. Enjoy tasty meats by 15 top BBQ joints and cooks; sides by Cafe Momentum; fun games; and music by headliner Charley Crockett, the Vandoliers and Chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote band.

    What: Movies in the Park: Trolls
    When: Sat. Sept. 23rd @ 8:30PM
    Where: Klyde Warren Park
    2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Klyde Warren Park presents Movies in the Park featuring Trolls. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue their friends. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. Beer, wine and concessions are available for purchase at Relish. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages.

    What: Sweat Showcase
    When: Sun. 24th @ 9:30AM
    Where: Westin Galleria
    13340 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: The Westin Galleria Dallas will present its inaugural Sweat Showcase, featuring Simone De La Rue of Body by Simone. The day-long event will highlight the best of fitness and wellness in Dallas and beyond.. Guests will also enjoy a panel discussion on today’s hottest trends and noteworthy topics in fashion, beautify, fitness and more from De La Rue and other top names in the health and wellness community. Westin’s Sweat Showcase will also boast a fashion show and vendor fair, providing guests the opportunity to experience the latest styles and consumer products first-hand. The day ends with a heart-pumping workout class led by celebrity trainer and founder of the Body by Simone method, Simone De La Rue. Hailed for sculpting the bodies of Hollywood’s most high-profile stars



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