Celebrations Abound For The Opening Of The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Massive celebrations are taking place this weekend, gearing up for the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to vehicle traffic. The huge 3-day celebration kicks off tomorrow with a concert by Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, but there are many celebrations going on around the area as well.

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Design District Diversion and Bridge Opening Weekend Kick-Off
International on Turtle Creek
150 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas
Thursday, 4PM- 7PM

The Dallas Design District blog and Jim Lake Companies are joining forces to kick-off celebrations for the weekend. Come on out for beer, wine, and yummy goodies from the Easy Slider Truck. There will be music by Roberto Verastegui and his jazz trio as well as beautiful artwork from The Art Menu, Cohn Drennan Comtemporary, David Anthony Harman, and more.

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Riverfront/Calatrava Sell-Abration
Riverfront Area Shops
N Riverfront & Oak Lawn Ave
Thursday – Saturday, 10AM

There’s a huge antiques sell going on with 15 stores participating. Come see all the wonderful deals you can get on antiques, furniture, and much more at the Riverfront Area Shops. Just follow the balloons!

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Focus on the Bridge
Haley-Henman Gallery
2335 Hardwick St, Dallas
Thursday – Sunday, 12PM – 7:30PM

The is a gorgeous photography exhibit featuring pictures taken of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The gallery will have photographs on display by David Clanton, Cecelia Feld, Michael Lyon, Bob Johnson, and Alan Robertson.

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Party
On The Bridge
Friday, 7PM – 11PM

It’s a party on the bridge as the opening festivities kick out. There are tons of things to do and see, including Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. The event is already sold out, but you can still catch the fireworks at 10PM from any good vantage point.

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Trinity River Levee Run
At The Bridge
Saturday, 8AM-12PM

Get your run on at the 8th annual MWH Trinity River Levee Run! You can choose to run 10k or 5k along the new USATF certified course. There’s also a 2 mile fun run/walk!

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MHH Bridge Celebration Street Fair
On The Bridge
Saturday, 12PM-9PM

The party continues with more music, vendors, food from food trucks, and lots of fun activities on the bridge. Check out music by rockin’ Dallas natives [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights[/lastfm] at 9PM, and stay for the fireworks at 10PM!

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Sunrise Blessing and Ribbon Cutting
On The Bridge
Sunday, 6:50AM-8:30AM

Catch the sunrise on the bridge with Aztec Dancers! There will be a blessing and a ribbon cutting, before the bridge opens for the last of foot traffic on the bridge. This will be your last chance to walk the bridge without cars, so don’t miss out!

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