Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide


What: Dallas Art & Tattoo Expo
When: Fri. June 23rd – Sun. June 25th @ 4:00PM (Fri) and 12:00PM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Fair Park
1121 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: At the Dallas Art & Tattoo Expo, visitors can view the best tattoo artists from across the world all in one place, or get tattooed at the event. The events includes jaw-dropping sideshows and the best tattoo event in Texas with local artists and artists traveling from across the U.S. and the world. Meet TV stars from InkMasterBest Ink, and Black Ink Crew shows and check out the 2017 Texas Inked Mag Model search.

What: 2017 Broadway Series: Something Rotten!
When: Fri. June 23rd – Sun. June 25th @ 8:00PM & 2:00PM
Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Set in 1595, Something Rotten! is an hilarious smash that tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

What: Concerts in the Garden: The Music of David Bowie
When: Fri. June 23rd @ 8:15PM
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Why: In a long-awaited tribute to the Star Man himself, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will dazzle with The Music of David Bowie, honoring the legend with a show of his own music and backed by a full rock band. Kick back to some of Bowie’s innovative and unforgettable hits, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” Heroes,” “China Girl,” and more.

What: Celebrate Freedom Festival 2017
When: Sat. June 24th @ 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Rd., Parker, TX 75002
Why: Celebrate Freedom is the largest single day concert event featuring today’s top Christian music artists, including Crowder, Britt Nicole, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Josh Wilson, Zach Williams and Hollyn.

What: Market Street Allen USA Celebration
When: Sat. June 24th @ 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Where: Celebration Park
601 Angel Pkwy., Allen, TX 75002
Why: Allen’s annual pre-Fourth festival is a fun day of live entertainment on two stages, a Kids Zone, GuideLive Food Zone, Jurassic Zone with animatronic dinos, military vehicle display, Sports Zone, Tough as a Cowboy Combine Challenge, The Tailgate with DJ and lawn games, VIP Party Zone, KidMania Spray Zone, and a dazzling Fireworks Finale. Main stage music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Jon Christopher Davis, Le Freak (6:30 p.m.), military presentation and National Anthem (8:15 p.m.), Emerald City Band (8:30 p.m.). Fireworks are from 10:05-10:30 p.m. Admission is free but some activities require a ticket purchase.

What: QueerBomb Dallas 2017
When: Sat. June 24th @ 5:00PM
Where: RBC
2617 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
Why: QueerBomb Dallas, an alternative Pride group, celebrates Pride Weekend and commemorates the Stonewall riots with a day of festivities that includes a pride rally, a march through Deep Ellum, speakers, music, a dance party and a drag show. This year’s event is dedicated to queer and trans youth.

What: Future in concert
When: Sat. June 24th @ 7:00PM
Where: Starplex Pavilion
3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Future headlines the Nobody Safe Tour with Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Kodak Black and Zoey Dollaz

What: Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness
When: Sun. June 25th @ 10:00AM
Where: Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074
Why: Mystic Mandala will present the 5th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness. Guests will be able to learn about and sample a huge variety of life-enhancing modalities from highly skilled teachers and practitioners, including: Pranic Healing, Vedic Chanting, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Intuitive Guidance, Herbal Nutrition, Skin Care, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Feng Shui, Astrology, Psychic Readings, Tarot, Tantric Healing, Vastu Shastra, Massage Therapy and so much more. Meet specialists licensed in western medicine whose focus is geared toward holistic living. The event will feature many renowned doctors with specialists in family health, fertility medicine, and ones who offer various other skilled wellness services. There will also be live music, dance troupes and performers, street artists and more.

What: Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival & Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off
When: Sun. June 25th @ 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Chesnut Square Historic Village
315 S. Chesnut St., McKinney, TX 75069
Why: Taste freshly made ice creams created by home cooks competing for the People’s Choice Award at Chestnut Square Historic Village’s annual festival. Despite the quaint setting, this competition is anything but vanilla. Previous winners include habañero mango and bacon and waffle.

What: 5th Anniversary Fiesta Party
When: Sun. June 25th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Urban Rio Cantina and Grill
1000 E. 14th St., Suite 100, Plano, TX 75074
Why: Join Urban Rio to celebrate the fifth anniversary with a grand fiesta. You’ll enjoy live music from Chet Stevens, photo booth, complimentary food and beverages, and giveaways. In addition to the complimentary fare, you’ll also have the opportunity to support 2 Plano first responders’ organizations — the Plano Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and Plano Fire Rescue Associates — with a raffle. Prizes include floor seats to a Dallas Mavericks game and a “Police Officer for a Day” package, among others. Urban Rio will also donate the sales from the event’s signature drink to the organizations.

What: The World’s Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition- Qualifier Event
When: Sun. June 25th @ 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Why: The world’s largest honky tonk is hosting a Karaoke Contest with a winner-take-all grand prize of $10,000 for the top singer. The competition is open to residents of Texas over the age of 18, who will be judged on their singing ability, stage presence and audience reaction. Cheer on the singers at the qualifying event June 25. The top 20 singers will advance to the finals on Aug. 13. Traditional karaoke will be available for the general public each night. Cover for the general public is $10 each night.

What: Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSummer 17 Tour
When: Sun. June 25th @ 8:00PM
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Featuring, S 1 & 2 Winners Miss Mulatto, Mani & Cast Members of Lifetime hit series “The Rap Game”

What: Concerts in the Garden: Classical Mystery Tour (A Tribute to the Beatles)
When: Sun. June 25th @ 8:15PM
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
     3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Why: Ever wondered what the Beatles would sound like with a symphony orchestra? Wonder no more—Classical Mystery Tour and the FWSO present 30 iconic Beatles tunes with four Beatles look- and sound-alikes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and to celebrate, CMT will perform the full album for your entertainment. With more than a dozen performances at CITG, it’s no wonder the “Fab Four” keep coming back.


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