What: Denton North Texas Fair and Rodeo
When: Fri. Aug. 18th – Sun. Aug. 20th @ 6:00PM – MIDNIGHT
Where: North Texas Fairgrounds
2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201
Why: The North Texas Fair and Rodeo brings 9 days of great music, professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, midway rides, carnival food and one-of-a-kind attractions including the Peterbilt Kid Zone, Swifty Swine Swimming & Pig Racing Show, and the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show. Rodeos to enjoy: PRCA rodeo, invitational ranch rodeo, 21 and under rodeo, bull blowout and mutton bustin’.
What: NTX Slam Fest
When: Fri. Aug. 18th – Sat. Aug. 19th @ 6:00PM -10:00PM (Fri) and 12:00PM (Sat)
Where: Action Park Grand Prairie
1002 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: 30+ live musical performances, Skateboarding/BMX/Scooter/Blade Contests, Art Vendors. Performers include the Unlikely Candidates, Sealion, Royal Sons, Bravo Max, Vylit, Dead Mockingbirds and dozens more.
What: Foreigner with Cheap Trick & Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience
When: Fri. Aug. 18th – Sat. Aug. 19th @ 7:00PM
Where: Starplex Pavilion
1818 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Foreigner is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album with a tour featuring performances by Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.
What: Cinewilde presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Amateur Drag Contest
When: Fri. Aug. 18th – Sat. Aug. 19th @ 8:30PM
Where: Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: On August 10th, 1994 “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” set forth on a heartwarming journey carrying two wayward drag-queens and one trans-woman who find more than a blooming onion in the Australian Outback. On August 18th, 2017 we will pay homage to that fabulous bus and her fierce crew! And it wouldn’t be Priscilla at The Texas Theatre without CinéWilde’s Annual “Queen of the Desert” Amateur Drag Contest! Drag queens and kings welcome! Drag of any and all kind welcome! ***Richard Curtin, the Godmother of Drag in Dallas (also known as Edna Jean Robinson in some circles) will be emceeing the contest. And we have prizes from Dallas Theater Center, Common Ground Games, and more!
What: V Market Pop-Up
When: Sat. Aug. 19th @ 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Tyler Street Market
927 W. 10th St., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: Dallas’ favorite all-local farmers market – Good Local Markets and vegan pop-up V Market DFW – come together for a special market at Tyler Street in Oak Cliff. Every Good Local Markets vendor makes or grows what they sell; no distributors. GLM vendors offer produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted goods, all produced within 150 miles of Dallas.
What: Repticon Dallas
When: Sat. Aug. 19th – Sun. Aug. 20th @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Repticon Dallas is a reptile and exotic animal showcase. Vendors are onsite with reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise, as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Repticon is exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone.
What: Riverside Shootout
When: Sat. Aug. 19th @ 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Martin House Brewing Company
220 S. Sylvania Ave., Suite 209, Ft. Worth, TX 76111
Join us for the first ever Riverside Shootout tour. There will be live music, food trucks, and plenty of beer. We will host local home-brew teams who will give out free samples of their delicious and adventurous brews.
What: 30th Annual Highland Village Balloon Festival
When: Sat. Aug. 19th – Sun. Aug. 20th @ 5:00PM -10:00PM
Where: Unity Park
2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village, TX 75077
Why: This family fun event features hot air balloons up close and personal with tethered balloon rides every night and balloon ascension and balloon glow on Friday and Saturday. The Fair is packed with live music, vendors, food trucks, kids’ area – just pure family fun – and it’s free.
What: Major League Lacrosse Championship
When: Sat. Aug. 19th @ 6:00PM
Where: Ford Center at The Star
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Ford Center at The Star will be hosting the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Championship Game, marking the first ever MLL Championship Game in the state of Texas. Also, this year’s MLL Championship Game will mark the second MLL game of any kind in the state of Texas, along with the 2015 MLL All-Star Game at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.