What: F.I.G. Finale: Dallas’ Annual Designer Sale
When: Friday., Aug. 19th & Saturday, Aug. 20th @ 10:00AM
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: FIG Finale is a spectacular sale open to the public where shoppers can find designer deals up to 75% off retail from top stores and brands. FIG Finale features women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. It is a shopper’s paradise, with numerous esteemed retailers offering designer merchandise at unbeatable prices.
What: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus Extreme
When: Friday., Aug. 19th – Sunday., Aug. 21th @ 10:30AM (Fri-Sat) and 3PM Sun
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Why: Ringling Bros. and Barnum’s & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme has come for a two-week run that has stops in Dallas and Fort Worth. High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, and a bungee aerial skydiving display provide thrilling entertainment for circus goers.
What: UniverSoul Circus
When: Friday., Aug. 19th – Sunday., Aug. 21th @ 10:30AM (Fri) and 12PM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Southwest Center Mall
3662 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75237
Why: The 2016 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of- your-seat performances. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus will present a multicultural/multinational cast featuring the Comedy Dog Act from Chile, Aerial Duet from Colombia, Pagoda Bowl Acrobats from China, Airborne Motorcycles from California, Caribbean Dance and Limbo from Trinidad and Tobago, Russian Bar from Cuba, Contortionists from Ethiopia, Magical Tigers and disco dancing Elephants from the United States.
What: 29th Annual Highland Village Balloon Festival
When: Friday, Aug. 19th – Sunday, Aug. 21th @ 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Unity Park
2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village, TX 75077
Why: Now in its 29th year, the Lions Club Highland Village Balloon Festival brings colorful hot air balloons to Unity Park plus plenty more family fun: weiner dog races, kids zone, live bands, food zone, classic car show, 5K run, arts & crafts.
What: North Texas Fair & Rodeo
When: Friday, Aug. 19th – Saturday, Aug. 27th @ 6:00PM
Where: North Texas Fairgrounds
2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201
Why: The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) is known throughout the Southwest as a leader in bringing the hottest country music talent to the North Texas area each August and offers professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway and exciting exhibits. Music Headliners- 8/19: Josh Abbott Band, 8/20: Steve Wariner, 8/26: Randy Rodgers Band, 8/27: Charlie Daniels Band. Rodeos to enjoy include the PRCA rodeo, invitational ranch rodeo, 21 and under rodeo, bull blowout and mutton bustin’. Additional attractions include nationally known western trick roper Loop Rawlins and CoServ will be presenting the Bengal Tiger Encounter
What: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour
When: Friday, Aug. 19th @ 7:00PM
Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa comes to Dallas as part of their The High Road Tour. They will be joined by Kevin Gates, Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies, and DJ Drama.
What: McKinney Classic Film Festival
When: Friday, Aug. 19th – Sunday, Aug. 21st @ 7:30PM (Fri) & 2PM (Sat – Sun)
Where: McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee St., McKiney, TX 75069
Why: This year’s McKinney Classic Film Festival will showcase five of Cary Grant’s films during the three-day festival, which offers entertainment for the whole family with great classic films, guests, activities, and plenty of popcorn too, all in Historic Downtown McKinney. All festival ticket holders will be invited to return after the final screening for the weekend’s closing party with refreshments.
What: Broadway Series: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
When: Friday, Aug. 19th – Sunday, Aug. 28th @ 7:30PM & 2:00PM
Where: Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance … and be done in time for tea
What: Dog-A-Poolooza Unleashed
When: Saturday, Aug. 20th @ 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Holford Pool
2322 Homestead Pl., Garland, TX 75044
Why: Garland Pawsibilities hosts a day of unleashed swimming and wading for pups, dog services including baths and nail trim ($15 fee), rescue group adoptions, pet friendly vendors, raffles and prizes.. Cash Only
What: West 7th Chalk Art Festival
When: Saturday, Aug. 20th @ 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: West 7th
2900 Crockett St., Ft. Worth, TX 76107
Why: Three commissioned street painting artists will spend hours creating colorful visual masterpieces from chalk at the second annual Chalk Art Festival. There will also be an amateur contest open to anyone who would like to create a 4’x4′ chalk art on-site during the event. Kids can create in the children’s chalk art creation area. The fest is free to attend. Food and beverages from 7th St. merchants will be available to purchase. Portion of the proceeds benefits The Art Station, a non-profit organization offering individual and group art therapy, as well as community programs, for both children and adults.
What: Vitruvian Salsa Festival
When: Sat., Aug. 20th & Sat. Aug. 27th @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Vitruvian Park
3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, TX 75001
Why: Turn up the heat on Saturday evenings in August with dance lessons, salsa dancing with D-FW’s best salsa bands and DJs. Food trucks will be on site. All dance levels welcome.
What: Mesquite Championship Rodeo
When: Sat., Aug. 20th & Sat. Aug. 27th @ 7:30PM
Where: Mesquite Arena
1818 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149
Why: Rodeo is the original extreme sport, with cowboys and cowgirls battling it out for thousands of dollars in prize money each week. The traditional rodeo events include the best of championship rodeo: bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback riding, cowgirl barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. In addition to all the excitement of the rodeo competition, there is patriotic pageantry, comedy and kid-friendly activities, such as mutton bustin’ and calf scrambles. Attendees are invited down to the dirt on the rodeo arena before the show to meet the cowboys and cowgirls, enjoy free pony rides, bounce houses, stick horse barrel racing and roping demos.. Live music from Texas country artists and dancing are in the 8 Second Club, and there’s plenty of shopping and dining for the whole family
What: Big Hoss TV Ultimate Drive-In: Inside Out
When: Saturday, Aug. 20th @ 6:30PM
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Cir., Ft. Worth, TX 76177
Why: Enjoy awesome summer movies presented on the world’s largest Hi-Def screen, Big Hoss, in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway. Enter at the south tunnel. Proceeds benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities – Tx Chapter. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, family and friends.
What: Movies in the Park – Captain America
When: Saturday, Aug. 20th @ 8:30PM
Where: Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Enjoy a movie at Klyde Warren Park, the downtown deck park, presented by GuideLive.