Best Events in Dallas this Spring
At Fluency Corp, we love providing corporate language training for clients in our home base of Dallas, Texas. But we do more than offer language lessons in Dallas. We also help our clients get to know the city we all call home.
And spring is one of the best times of the year to be in Dallas. If you have just moved from overseas to the Dallas area, the coming weeks will be a great time to get out and explore your new city. The calendar is packed with lots of great spring events in Dallas. So we wanted to share just a few of the highlights.
Here’s What to Do in Dallas, Texas This Spring
North Texas Irish Festival
Drawing more than 60,000 people, this three-day event is one of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S. Without Googling it, we bet that my favorite city of Boston has the number 1 slot!
More information: ntif.org.
40th Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
But that festival isn’t the only event with an Irish flavor in Dallas this spring. The 40th Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Southwest. Expect more than 125,000 people to line the two-mile route. They’ll be there to see more than 90 floats and 1,700 parade participants.
More information: dallasstpatricksparade.com.
Big Texas Beer Fest
Is this entire page alcohol-related? No, not really, but of course there are a lot of festivals in the spring, as we’re all coming out of hibernation (wasn’t it 70 degrees on Christmas Day?). More than 100 breweries are expected to take part in this event celebrating craft beer. Enjoy bands, food trucks and a vintage arcade while you sip.
More information: bigtexasbeerfest.com.
Dallas Donut Fest
If you like donuts, have we got a Dallas event for you. Sample the best donuts from around the Dallas area. Wash it all down with coffee or beer. You can even pick up some donut merch before you go — and maybe win a prize.
More information: dallasdonutfest.com.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Deep Ellum Entertainment District
Do. Not. Miss. It. This year is the 25th anniversary of one of Dallas’ signature events. The festival that started as a one-block street party in 1994 now covers six blocks and adjacent spaces. What can you expect? More than 100 musical acts will perform across five stages. And 200 visual artists will display and sell their work. When you need to replenish your energy, more than 30 Dallas restaurants will be there to keep you supplied with food and beverages.
More information: deepellumartsfestival.com.
Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup
Want to see some future soccer superstars in action? Check out the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, an invitation-only tournament. Alumni include David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito, Raul, Andrea Pirlo and Giovanni dos Santos. This Dallas event draws more than 900 international players each year. In 2019, more than 105,000 spectators turned out during tournament week.
More information: dallascup.com.
Turtle Creek Spring Arts Festival
Reverchon Park Baseball Field
In the heart of one of Dallas’ best-known neighborhoods, you’ll find painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and many other crafters. Live music, a children’s play area and food and drink vendors round out the festival.
More information: turtlecreekartsfestival.com.
Dallas Art Fair
Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District
In the spring, you never have to wait long between big arts events in Dallas. Head downtown to experience modern and contemporary artwork from galleries across the country and around the world.
More information: www.dallasartfair.com.
Dallas International Film Festival
West Village| Uptown, Dallas
The largest film festival in North Texas often features world or Texas premieres. Expect a lineup of more than 100 films from around the world.
More information: dallasiff.org.
AVANCE Latino Street Fest
Klyde Warren Park
2020 marks the fifth anniversary of this Dallas event celebrating the area’s vibrant Latino community. Enjoy food, live music and other performances while helping AVANCE North Texas, a nonprofit organization providing education to at-risk Latino families.
More information: bit.ly/2rmGIN7.
Homegrown Music and Art
Main Street Garden Park
In case you haven’t noticed yet, we Texans are very proud of all the talent here in the Lone Star State. This Dallas event celebrates Texas music, art and culture.
More information: homegrownfest.com.
What is EarthX? The event formerly known as Earth Day Dallas combines an expo, conference and film festival. It’s all about promoting sustainability and raising environmental awareness. Last year, more than 175,000 people attended.
More information: earthx.org.
The Great Create
Nasher Sculpture Center
At this family-friendly Dallas event, you and your kids can enjoy interactive art activities and live entertainment.
More information: www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
The AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament
Trinity Forest Golf Club
This tournament is one of two PGA Tour stops in the Dallas area. It has raised more than $143 million for charity.
More information: www.attbyronnelson.org.
We hope that our quick guide to Dallas events will help you enjoy the vibrant city that Fluency Corp calls home. If you’re moving to the area, we also recommend checking out our guide for international expats in Dallas.
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