Archive for the ‘Around Town’ Category

Discounted Tickets to WNBA Dallas Wings

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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The Wings kick off the season at College Park Center with games against Minnesota, Connecticut, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Grab your discounted tickets at Groupon!

Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. vs. Minnesota Lynx
Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. vs. Connecticut Sun
Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. vs. Chicago Sky
Thursday, August 1, at 7 p.m. vs. New York Liberty
Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m. vs. Seattle Storm

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Main Street Fest at Historic Downtown Grapevine This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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Three days of craft brews, family-fun, live entertainment, festival food, shopping and more! Let’s go back in time to 1985 at the 35th Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience – presented by Bank of the West right in the heart of Downtown Grapevine!

Set for May 17, 18, and 19, 2019 this is one festival you won’t want to miss! Sample craft brews from guest breweries located across the United States, including brews from special barrel reserves that you’ll only find at Main Street Fest!

Bring the whole family for many activities including face-painting, carnival and midway, KidZone, 80s arcade games, street entertainers, and more! And your toe will be tapping all festival long as you can enjoy live music at two stages on the festival grounds from headliners Darryl Worley (Friday), Martin Fry / ABC (Saturday) and The Spazmatics (Sunday) plus many more artists.

For more information, including detailed lists of participating breweries, live entertainment schedules, and more, be sure to check out www.MainStFest.com And don’t forget to tag us in your posts – we’re @VisitGrapevine on Instagram and Twitter. Or use our hashtags: #MainStreetFest and #GrapevineTX We’ll see you in Historic Downtown Grapevine in May!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Wine Tasting & Complimentary Tour at Delaney Vineyards & Winery in Grapevine

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get a discounted Wine Tasting & Complimentary Tour at Delaney Vineyards & Winery in Grapevine for up to 6 people!

Jerry Delaney established Delaney Vineyards and Winery in the mid 1990s, and today, his operation sprawls across two thriving properties. Delaney’s main vineyard is located in Lamesa: it unfurls across more than 100 acres of land and produces grapes for cabarnet, sauvignon, merlot, and more. The winery itself, meanwhile, calls Grapevine home, and it boasts 10 acres of its own. Here, visitors can enjoy public tours and tastings throughout the week, as well as special events all year long. Delaney’s “Rhythm and Wine” series, for instance, combines live music and wine into memorable evenings at the vineyard.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Get Restoration For 30th Anniversary

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which features five tablets of Texas granite bearing the names of 3,271 Texans killed in action during the war in Vietnam and 156 missing in action, 54 remains recovered and 102 still missing, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on November 11th.

On May 14th, Fair Park First, Spectra, and The City of Dallas announced a significant restoration of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The project, which will be paid for by the State Fair of Texas Fair Park Improvement Fund, and administrated by Spectra, is scheduled to be completed in time for the opening of the State Fair of Texas in late September.

The announcement coincides with the opening of Dallas Summer Musicals’ two-week engagement of the acclaimed musical Miss Saigon, a love story set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Members of the touring company of Miss Saigon will perform as part of the May 14 announcement event.

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The Vietnam War evokes feelings of patriotism and pain. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays honor to those Texans who served the United States in that hard-fought and heavily debated conflict.

Former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the memorial in 1989. Five tablets of Texas granite bear the names of Texans killed or missing in action, including nine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

A soothing waterfall flows alongside the memorial, which is familiarly known simply as, “The Wall.” Wreaths, bracelets, flowers, flags and other sentimental items are sometimes left next to the tablet bearing the name of a loved one.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission to Hyena’s Comedy Club Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted admission to Hyena’s Comedy Club Dallas though August 1st!

Click here to view the schedule of upcoming performers!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Get Kidz Fit Festival at Centennial Hall at Fair Park Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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The 12th annual Get Kidz Fit Fest “Run, Learn & Play @Fair Park” will include the Oncor Mayor’s Race starting at 10 a.m. on May 11th thanks to a partnership with the BMW Dallas Marathon.

GO HERE TO REGISTER FREE.

This event brings hundreds of organizations, companies and sponsors together to fight childhood obesity and promote health and fitness. The free festival offers 67,000-sq.-ft. of interactive fitness activities, hands-on nutrition lessons, sports and games, obstacle courses and inflatables, on-stage demonstrations, entertainment and prizes.

Every family will also leave with bags of fresh produce from the North Texas Food Bank!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE Movies at The Park~ Mary Poppins Returns Tonight

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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When the sun goes down, the big screen goes up!  Head to the The Shops at Park Lane for FREE movie screenings every Friday at 8:00pm in May!

Arrive early for pre-movie fun and to snag your seat at The Park situated between Starbucks & Zoës Kitchen.  Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, however, please no coolers.

Pick up dinner and movie snacks at any of The Shops at Park Lane’s retailers:

Whole Foods
Zoës Kitchen
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Crisp Salad Company
I Love Juice Bar
Starbucks
Bowl & Barrel
Bar Louie
Which Wich

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

1st Annual Main Street Garden Day FREE Festival Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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Check out the first annual Main Street Garden Day! The Day will include fun-filled, family-oriented entertainment including a ribbon cutting, pet adoptions, a Puppy Kissing Booth presented by The Dallas Morning News, performers from PULSE Dallas and The Office of Cultural Affairs, a fitness class, skyline tours, and much more on Friday, May 10, 2019. Admission is free!

* Ribbon Cutting – noon
* YMCA – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
* Farmer’s Market – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Puppy Kissing Booth presented by The Dallas Morning News 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
* Pet Adoptions throughout the day
* Build Your City! With AD EX 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
* Percussion Things 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
* Photo Booth 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
* Face Painter 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
* Flame Foundation 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
* Pink Toes Nail Bar & Spa 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* Downtown Pawz 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* Coach Jimmy Fitness Class 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* Skyline360 Tour with AD EX 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
* Bandan Koro 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 11th (Donate Non-Perishable Food Items)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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On Saturday, May 11th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will be hosting their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest one-day food drive in the nation and will help feed millions of families in all 50 states! This is a perfect time for you to go through your stockpile and donate as many non-perishable and unexpired food items as possible to support this cause.

The top requested non-perishable food items are cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey), and beans. You can also donate unopened baby food or formula.

Be sure to leave items at your mailbox on May 11th. Your letter carrier will pick up your items and deliver them to local food banks or pantries.

Watters Creek Hosts the Allen Arts Festival This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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The Allen Arts Alliance and Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm invite the community to celebrate local talent and artisans during the annual Allen Arts Festival throughout Mother’s Day weekend, Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12. With free entry and free parking, as well as art activities for kids, the festival is a fun event for the whole family!

This year’s Allen Arts Festival will feature more than 80 juried artisans from around the country, offering all mediums of art, such as clay, glass, jewelry, wood, sculpture, paintings, pottery, and more, to explore throughout the festival.

In addition to children’s activities and musical entertainment during the day, there will be concerts from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3-5 p.m. on Sunday. Featured bands and performers include:

Saturday and Sunday will include kids’ activities and crafts at Blue House Too, as well as a Visual Arts League of Allen exhibit open to the public all weekend.

For the most up-to-date information on events, visit the Watters Creek Facebook page or website at http://www.watterscreek.com or follow the shopping center on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Watters Creek is located at the intersection of US 75 at Bethany Drive in the heart of Allen, Texas. For more information, call 972-747-8000 or visit www.watterscreek.com.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission to SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get discounted admission to SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio!

What You’ll Get:


Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio with All-Day Dining $79.99

  • All-day dine includes one entrée, one side item or dessert, and one regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage (excludes PowerAde products) at participating restaurants each time through the lineup to once per hour and until thirty minutes prior to restaurant’s scheduled closing time; some food and beverage exclusions apply and sharing and take-out is prohibited
  • When can I visit? any day through January 5, 2020
  • See SeaWorld San Antonio park hours
  • Free admission for children under three

Three-Day Flex Ticket to SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio $84.99

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Gaylord Texan’s 16th Annual SummerFest Featuring The Adventures of Peter Pan Starts This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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The ultimate staycation is a short trip away this year as Gaylord Texan celebrates its 16th annual SummerFest featuring The Adventures of Peter Pan. Boasting this all-new magical new theme, the resort will offer those of all ages a variety of family-friendly events and entertainment experiences to enjoy!

Peter Pan-themed activities will include:

  • Pan’s Painting and Treasures where children’s inner artists come to life while painting Peter Pan-themed canvases and decorating custom treasure chests (offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
  • Hook’s Scavenger Hunt where adventurers will follow clues left by the Lost Boys to outsmart Captain Hook and track down his treasure (offered daily)
  • Two Escape Rooms including Escape to Neverland, inviting visitors to step into a one-of-a-kind blacklight experience, and Pirate’s Revenge, where visitors will board Captain Hook’s ship to search for Peter Pan’s shadow (offered daily)
  • Wendy’s Journey to Neverland featuring an interactive adventure with guided activities, exclusive character photo opportunities and a souvenir to take home
  • Dream On: A Video Mapping Show where guests will watch the magical world of Neverland come alive on our Mission Plaza facade (offered Fridays and Saturdays)
  • “Never Grow Up” Art Trail (offered daily)
  • “Second Star to the Right” Selfie Tour (offered daily)

Other summer programs will include Light Up the Night Pajama Dance Party (offered Fridays and Saturdays), Junior Chefs Camp for kids (offered select Saturdays), strolling entertainers, bourbon tastings, happy hours, wine and cheese pairings, and spa specials.

In addition to the adventures inside, hotel guests can make a splash at Paradise Springs, the resort’s 10-acre outdoor waterpark. Adults can grab a cocktail and tube down the relaxing 600-foot long lazy river while kids play in a giant water treehouse, four winding waterslides, and a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon. Pool fun will include live DJ music, hair braiding, airbrush tattoos and more every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Private cabanas are also available for rent, providing extra shade, soft seating, TVs, and refrigerators.

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort takes place May 11th – September 2nd, 2019. For more information on summer room packages or event schedules and pricing, please visit www.GaylordTexan.com/SummerFest.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Crayola Experience’s Nationwide Teacher Annual Pass Program

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Month, Crayola Experience is launching a nationwide Teacher Annual Pass Program! Teachers have been a core part of Crayola’s heritage since 1903 when Alice Binney—a schoolteacher and wife of co-founder Edwin—named the new crayons “Crayola.”

Starting May 1, Crayola Experience is offering teachers a free annual pass good for any of Crayola Experience’s five locations. The pass allows teachers to visit 365 days a year with no blackout dates. As an annual pass holder, teachers also receive 20% off admission tickets for family and friends, 20% off food and beverage purchases, 20% off merchandise, 10% off birthday parties, and special monthly offers. Teachers must show a valid teacher ID to qualify.

Regular admission to Crayola Experience Plano is $22.99 at the door or $19.99 online. Annual Passes are $29.99. Children 2 and under are free. For tickets and info go to CrayolaExperience.com/Plano

About Crayola Experience Plano: Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience, Crayola’s premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction! Dozens of hands-on, creative activities and a full day of fun awaits families in Plano, Texas at The Shops at Willow Bend. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Plan your visit today and get ready to make colorful family memories that will last a lifetime!

Register Now For FREE Microsoft Store’s Summer Camps

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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Microsoft Store’s 2019 summer camps registration is now open! This year, summer camp looks a little different – kids have the chance to cast spells like Harry Potter and build their own magical video game worlds. It’s all in the name of learning, and it’s free at Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store has offered free summer camps dedicated to teaching kids technical skills to pursue their passions since opening its first store in 2009. This year’s new camps such as “Harry Potter Creative Coding Camp” and “Design and Create Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade” not only encourage an interest in STEM and explore abilities future professional gamers, developers and coders need for success, but also provide life skills that translate outside of the classroom.

Registration for Summer Camps opens on April 10, with camps taking place in May through August, and specific dates and times will depend on local store and school schedules. To register, visit your local Microsoft Store in person or online.

  • Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshop, ages 6+
    • “Harry Potter Kano Coding” is the perfect camp for first time or beginner coders. Students ages 6+ get free hands-on access to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, available at Microsoft Store. In this immersive Harry Potter experience, students use their very own wand to build a coding skills foundation by casting spells to make sparks fly and even feeding Fluffy.
  • Harry Potter Creative Coding Camp, ages 8+
    • With “Harry Potter Kano Coding” camp, students ages 8+ not only get free hands-on access to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, available at Microsoft Store, but get an immersive experience using their very own wand to create, explore and learn code in the popular world of Harry Potter by casting fan-favorite spells like Wingardium Leviosa and competing in a Quidditch match.
  • Gaming Summer Camp: Grow Your Passion for Gaming and Learn Positive Life Skills (Ages 8+ and Ages 13+)
    • “Gaming Summer Camp” supports the next generation of gamers by offering ways to explore life skills and practice healthy habits that can be used in gaming and everyday life. Students explore teamwork, effective communication and resilience while strategizing how to put these skills into action during Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments each day of the camp.
  • Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade (ages 8+)
    • “Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade” teaches students the basics of building video games with MakeCode Arcade, while introducing them to computer science fundamentals and video game concepts. The camp culminates in a tournament where students play the video games created by their peers. At the end of the camp, students are encouraged to publish their games to MakeCode Arcade so they can continue the gameplay at home and share it with friends and family!

Discounted Single-Day VIP Admission for One to Taste of Dallas in June

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted Single-Day VIP Admission for One to Taste of Dallas on Saturday June 8 or Sunday June 9!

Taste of Dallas returns this June in new, all-indoor venue at Dallas Market Center-Main Hall debuting a host of new food and beverage attractions, including Taste of the Neighborhoods and Whiskies of the World. In its 33rd year, Taste of Dallas features over 100 chefs, restaurants, and beverage ambassadors. On Saturday and Sunday, Taste of Dallas introduces Taste of the Neighborhoods presented by Visit Dallas. Exhibiting chefs and restaurants will be grouped by geographic areas, giving each neighborhood its own culinary profile. Over 40 great restaurants from neighborhoods around the Metroplex will serve delicious offerings from their menus and specialty pairing cocktails for between 1 to 5 tasting and sampling tickets.

  • What’s included:
    • Entry into Taste of Dallas
    • Souvenir tasting glass
    • Access to Exclusive Acura VIP Lounge with inclusive food/beverage sampling and pairings
    • 45 food/beverage tickets for samplings and tastings.
    • Access to sponsor activations, the Taste Marketplace, an Artist Gallery, and more
  • Dates and times:
    • Saturday, June 8: 12–9 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 9: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: Dallas Market Center – Main Hall (2100 Stemmons Freeway, MS 40, Dallas, TX 75207)
  • Free admission for kids 12 and under with a paying adult.
  • Transportation: free parking available.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!