Weekend whirlwind

What a whirl, what a whirl.

Despite the crazy weather over the last few days, it’s balancing out to be a stellar Texas springtime. There’s a culinary event at the Dallas Arboretum—a feast for the senses, no doubt. A Cajun festival, art shows, gardens, a food truck festival in Frisco, and, as a fan of barbershop and a cappella, I’m particularly excited about the Vocal Majority show. No excuses to hang back—the weekend in DFWd beckons. I present to you our top choices for this weekend’s fun stuff:

Vocal Majority Spring Show

There’s “no business, like show business!” Vocal Majority’s Spring 2018 Show features some of the most romantic, endearing, uplifting, and exciting songs to ever grace the silver screen or to light up the marquee of old Broadway. Bring your family and friends to revel in the best moments from some of the world’s greatest composers and to share in all types of razzle dazzle!!

Time’s running out, but you have a few more days to use our exclusive code to get your awesome seats for HALF OFF. Use promo code FUN at the link where it says “Have a Promo Code?” 

When: Sat/Sun April 14-April 15 

Where:  Eisemann Center in Richardson | Map

Wanderlust 108 Dallas 2018

Wanderlust 108 brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation in your local park. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by enjoying bonus activities, perusing the Kula Market of local artisans, and stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe for a healthy snack or lunch. From dancing with DJs on the main stage to trying something new like hooping and acroyoga, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Teachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event.

When: Saturday, April 14 | 6:30 AM – 2 PM

Where: The Lawn at Reunion Park | Map

Bits and Bites Culinary Experience

Photo by Gernelle Nelson Photography

This year, El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute will celebrate 10 years of hosting Bits & Bites, an annual event for food lovers from across the metroplex who want to experience innovative, chef-curated bites and wine pairings.  Bits & Bites 2018 will offer more than 30 top chefs and will be hosted at the Arboretum‘s beautiful new food and sustainability-focused event space, A Tasteful Place, Sunday, April 15 from 5-8 p.m. $65 per person.

When: Sunday, April 15 from 5-8 p.m.

Where: Dallas Arboretum | Map

Saturday Cereal Social at the Bearded Monk in #Denton! Yes, you heard it right: different cereals, milks, cartoons of your youth, live music and more. FREE event. 12-3p so you don’t have to get up TOO early this Saturday.  #DFW https://www.facebook.com/events/227843371108067/

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Arts in Bloom 2018

Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street in conjunction with the McKinney, Texas – Unique by Nature, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features 150 juried artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center. A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

When: Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15 | 11 AM – 10 PM

Where: Historic Downtown McKinney | Map

Turtle Creek Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2018

The festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more. Free to attend, the festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

When: Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Reverchon Park | Map

Big Mamou Cajun Festival

A pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for…The Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village in Grand Prairie. Get ready to party hearty, creole-style, as the Annual Cajun Festival cooks up big fun.

When: Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15 | 12PM – 6 PM

Where: Traders Village | Map

ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring


ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring, designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville, invites attendees to experience a day of creativity, education, hands-on art activities and displays in Old Town Lewisville. Most activities and demos are all day, but a few have fewer hours.

When: Saturday, April 14 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza | Map

Dallas Pizza Fest 2018

No ones needs a reason to eat Pizza, but this may be the perfect occasion.- Dallas Pizza Parlors and Trucks. – Kids Bounce Land- Live Music & Shows- Beer & Wine Garden- Celebrity Chef- Pizza Eating Contest- Vote for Dallas Pizza Taste Award!This yummy event is open to All Ages.

When: Sunday, April 15 | 12 PM – 9 PM

Where: Deep Ellum Art Company | Map

7th Annual Gourmet Food Truck and Music Festival

The Longest Running Food Truck Event in North Texas! Family friendly, children’s area, beer and wine sales, 15+ trucks, 50+ vendors and 4 bands including Emerald City, Iron Horse Express, Cast Iron Soul and Wooden Nickel.

When: Saturday, April 14 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Where: Historic Downtown Frisco | Map

EcoCoppell Earthfest

Learn about sustainable living and shop sustainably at the same time! ecoCoppell Earthfest is an interactive community event, a celebration of Coppell’s commitment to the environment and an entertaining and educational experience!

When: Saturday, April 14 | 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: Coppell Farmer’s Market | Map

Don’t forget to check links before you head out in case of bad weather and to check locales. If you want to know more about fun things to do in the midcities: Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller and North Richland Hills, check out our list over at MidCitiesStuff.com.

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