Dallas is a vast city that caters to a diverse crowd of residents and tourists alike. While it can rely on its nightlife to keep its inhabitants satisfied, sometimes it takes a little extra oomph and gusto for those occasional events that really help the city stand out. As with many cities, the Big D is home to an array of fun and exciting festivals that only help to accent just how entertaining and inviting the city truly is.
Everybody loves a good music festival, and this is a fact that Dallas is well aware of. Each year Dallas puts together a festival stocked with some of todays hottest musical guests for a concert unlike any other. Wildflower! mixes the best of concerts and festivals into one must-see event. Sing along with amazing artists like Lou Gramm and Dashboard Confessional or prep your singing voice for the festivals singer-songwriter competition. If you’re a novice songwriter looking to improve your skills, partake in a workshop held by Grammy award-winning artists like Beth Nielsen Chapman. Wildflower! is the perfect music festival for lovers of fine tunes across the country.
When people think of festivals, sometimes the first thing they think about is the food. While some festivals offer a small selection of truck-side goodies, there is one festival in Dallas that focus’ solely on the culinary delights from the city’s top chefs and hottest restaurants. Taste of Dallas turns Fair Park into a culinary event with a vast assortment of delicious tastings from restaurants such as Dick’s Last Resort, Texas de Brazil, Enchilada’s, and Marble Slab Creamery. On top of offering treats to try, Taste of Dallas also showcases chef demonstrations from some of the state’s finest chefs. Learn some helpful tips on cooking the perfect steak or creating a delicious meal in under 30 minutes. Of course, street vendors will be about showcasing hand crafted art, with some even creating new pieces right in front of your eyes.
The African American culture in Dallas will erupt Fair Park into a ground for cultural entertainment at the Juneteenth Festival. Experience African American culture at its best with a mix of jazz, gospel, blues, reggae, and R&B music performed and presented by local artists. Learn the history behind African American freedom rights and the role Texas played. A vast assortment of artists will portray cultural art pieces while local dance troops will perform African dance routines for the entertainment and awe of others.
Dallas is a vast city, so the amount of festivals it houses is near countless. From the CityArts Festival, which brings together top culinarians and artists to hold an assortment of workshops in their field, to the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo, which brings that Country Western flare to the Big D, there are plenty of events worth attending. Be sure to space your festival attendance as far apart as possible, though. This is Texas, so the food is going to be abundant and you’ll want your appetite to be as large as possible as to not miss out on any of the succulent delicacies.