There are so many big events going on around town this weekend. You literally have no excuse for uttering the words “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” There are 7 awesome events & festivals going on this weekend around town, so don’t sit around the house, get out and party!
HP Byron Nelson Championship
Four Seasons Resort & Club, Irving, TX
Friday – Sunday, 10AM-6PM
The Byron Nelson is, hands down, one of the biggest events in town this weekend. Friday is the second round, and Kelley James will be performing live for the Pavilion After Dark concert. Saturday, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights will be rocking the night away after the third round of golf finishes up. Check out the KidsZone, the Social Zone, and hob nob in the Pavilion. Get your tickets and find more information by visiting hpbnc.org.
Dallas Comic Con
Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX.
Saturday 11AM – 7PM & Sunday 11AM – 4PM
Get your geek on with the biggest pop culture event in the Southwest! Dress up as your favorite movie character or super hero and compete in the Cosplay contest. Shake hands with comic book artists and creators. Meet Hollywood celebrities like Stan Lee (creator of Marvel Comic heroes such as Spider Man, Thor, and Captain America), Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Adam West & Burt Ward (Batman & Robin from the 1960’s TV series Batman), Summer Glau (Firefly), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and many more! There will be photo opportunities and autograph signings (you’ll need to purchase tickets for those). Don’t forget to explore the over 200 exhibitors that will be on hand with collectables, artwork, and geek gear that you’ve gotta get your hands on! Adult tickets are $25 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. Kids 5-12 get in for $5, and youngster 5 and under are free. Parking is $5. For more information, visit www.scifiexpo.com.
DFW Dragon Boat Festival
Lake Carolyn & Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving, TX.
Sunday 8:30AM – 6PM
Come get a taste of Asian culture at the Dragon Boat Festival. See dragon boats racing across the waters of Lake Carolyn, watch kites soaring in the sky, and taste foods from all around the world! This fabulous family-friendly event is FREE! For more information, visit dfwdragonboatfestival.com.
Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party
Omni Hotel Dallas
Sunday, 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Tackle hunger by attending the 8th annual Taste of the NFL, benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. Enjoy gourmet food from some of the top chefs in town. Meet current and former Dallas Cowboys players and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Dance to live music from Emerald City. There will be live and silent auctions with more than $75,000 worth of sweet prizes ranging from sports to travel. Your hosts for the evening will be Abacus Executive Chef Kent Rathbun, Former Dallas Cowboy #26 Preston Pearson, Former Dallas Cowboy #95 Chad Hennings, and the event chair Dallas Cowboys Linebacker #94 DeMarcus Ware. Advance tickets are $125/person and $225/couple, and tickets at the door are $150/person. Valet parking is available for $12 for the event (up to 4 hours) or $25 for overnight. For more information, visit ntfb.org.
Main Street Days
Friday – Saturday 10AM – 11:30PM, Sunday 11AM – 6PM
The 28th annual Main Street Days in Grapevine is all about celebrating the best of the best pizza from many of Grapevine’s world class restaurants When Main Street throws a party, it’s always a party you don’t want to miss! From the awesome food to the wine from local vineyards and crafted beers, your pallet will thank you! Check out the Kidzone, the arts & crafts, full carnival, and live music! Admission is FREE on Friday, Saturday & Sunday $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and kids 6 and under are free. Get a weekend pass pin for $15, or a souvenir pass pin for $20. For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com.
Taste of Addison
Addison Circle Park, Addison, TX.
Friday 6PM- 12AM, Saturday 12PM-12AM, Sunday 12PM-5PM
Addison is another North Texas town known for it’s world class restaurants. Come sample tasty tidbits from 60 Addison restaurants and enjoy music and fun for the whole family! This year’s music headliners include Matt Kearney, Wade Bowen, Rhett Butler & Serial Lady Killers, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, and Carolina Liar. Friday admission is $15; Saturday $5 before 5PM and $15 after 5PM; and $5 all day Sunday. Area hotels are offering a great package for Taste of Addison. If you book a hotel room during Taste of Addison, you’ll receive 2 free admission tickets, $10 Tasty Bucks, and restaurant coupons. For more information, visit addisontexas.net.
Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX.
Friday 6PM-12AM, Saturday 11AM-12AM, Sunday 12:30PM-8PM
Not only does this festival rock, but there’s so much to see and do. Check out all the artists from around town selling their crafts. Don’t miss out on the Taste of Texas and all the yummy food that will have your taste buds dancing! This year’s headliners are Joe Walsh, Mark Chesnut, Nelly, The Commodores, Dashboard Confessional, Lou Gramm, A Hard Night’s Day, and many more! Three-day passes for $30. Single day tickets are $20 for adults, $3 for kids 5-12, and children 4 and under get in for free. On Sunday, all kids under 12 will get in free with a paid adult for “Kidz In Free.” For tickets and more information, visit wildflowerfestival.com.