Summer Season Festivals via DART
Many of our best local events are easily accessible using the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART] System.
Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival: The giant party on March 11 (dallasstpp.com) is a beloved tradition that typically draws more than 100,000 revelers and 100 floats. With little in the way of parking, take DART. The parade travels south along Greenville from Blackwell Street to SMU Boulevard. To get there: DART Red, Blue or Orange line to SMU/Mockingbird Station.
Irving St. Patrick's Run: One of the Irving Marathon's most popular running events takes place on scenic routes through Las Colinas and surrounding areas on March 18 (IrvingMarathon.com). There are distances for all fitness levels. The races begin and end at the Toyota Music Factory. Walkers are welcome at this fun and festive event. Be sure to wear a green outfit. To get there: walkable from Irving Convention Center Station on the Green Line.
Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival: Downtown Fort Worth comes alive with nine blocks of food, music and incredible art from April 20 to 23 (MainStreetArtsFest.org). The event features 200 local and national artists . The full weekend of fun happens between Weatherford and 9th streets. To get there: walkable from Fort Worth Central Station on the Trinity Railway Express.
EarthxExpo: At this free, family-friendly festival from April 21 to 23 (Earthx.com), hundreds of exhibitors gather at Fair Park to celebrate Earth Day and show how green lifestyle choices can lower our cost of living, create a healthier environment and improve our health. There are food trucks, an electric vehicle and alternative fuel showcase, recycling and composting demonstrations, and much more. To get there: Fair Park, accessible by the Green Line Fair Park Station.
Wildflower Arts and Music Festival: The festival from May 19 through 21 (WildflowerFestival.com) is where fun flourishes with a bouquet of musical acts; a profusion of exhibitors and vendors; an art guitar auction; street performers, acrobats and magicians; craft beer and wine gardens; a kids' zone; and much more. To get there: Red Line to Galatyn Park Station. The festival takes place in Galatyn Park Urban Center, as well as inside the Eisemann Center.
Taste Addison: A food lover's paradise, this family-friendly event on June 2 and 3 (TasteAddisonTexas.com) features scores of restaurants tempting festivalgoers with reduced prices, chef demonstrations, wine tastings and more. There is live music, plus various other special performances. To get there: Addison Circle Park, a short walk from Addison Transit Center.
Dallas Pride: The weekend of fun on June 3 and 4 (DallasPride.org), honoring the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday with the Dallas Pride Music Festival, a family-friendly event with musical and dance performances on two stages, plus more than 200 vendors. Following the festival is the Dallas Pride Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday from the Fair Park Coliseum to the Hall of State with floats, costumes and performers. To get there: Fair Park Station on the Green Line.
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