Weekend whirlwind

It’s odd having a holiday in the middle of the week, isn’t it? Yay for picnics, water balloon fights and fireworks. But now we’re back to work and feeling like a deer in headlights. Best to start planning for the weekend and get over this weird holiday hangover.

Featured Fort Worth photo by local photog Joseph Haubert.

                          Queso Festival in Denton

I make no secret of my love for Denton. This weekend, it’s a cheesy love. Mulberry St. Cantina is putting on this year’s Queso Contest. Walk in the door and someone hands you a bag of tortilla chips and you hand them a $5 donation: Proceeds go to the Denton Animal Shelter. Last year, this fun-due event raised a thousand bucks. You get to vote for your favorite, so show your support for the cheesemasters and the pets! So let’s taco ’bout it. Wait, it’s nacho turn. Ok, I’m done.

Queso Qompetitors: II Charlie’s, Caskey’s, Game Changers / Dusty’s, Komodo Loco, Joel Ragland, Lucky Lou’s, Milpa, EastSide / Oak St., El Taco Taxi, Applejack’s, Miller, Mellow Mushroom, Susie’s Snack Shop

When: Sunday, July 8 from 3 to 6 PM

Where: Mulberry St Cantina in Denton | Map


Queso contest in denton

Yoga & Brunch at Pinstripes Fort Worth

Kick off your Sunday morning with an energizing yoga class and stay for our bottomless brunch! The one-hour yoga class is led by a CorePower Yoga instructor. Tickets are just $5 and include a complimentary mimosa (21+) and $5 off our bottomless brunch buffet.

Please bring your own yoga mat and water. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Brunch reservations are strongly encouraged. Please click here to make your reservation for brunch!

When: Sunday, July 8 at 9 AM – 10 AM

Where: Pinstripes | Map

Run For The Blue Dallas 5K and 1 Mile Run / Walk

Run For The Blue Dallas is a free 5K and 1 Mile run / walk to benefit injured police officers and their families. Donations are encouraged but not required. Donations go to the Blue Guardian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides law enforcement officers across the country with financial assistance for personal work-related illnesses, families who are faced with loss of life, loss of income due to serious injury, life-threatening illness or any other catastrophic event.

When: Saturday, July 7 at 8 AM – 11 AM

Where: Trinity Groves | Map

UniverSoul Circus Dallas Ft. Worth

A spectacle of global proportions, the extra special 25th Anniversary edition of everybody’s favorite circus will take you on an unforgettable journey of electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! Bringing you brand new acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China, Ethiopia, and the good ole USA…get ready for a bigger, faster, louder, funkier show like no other with EVEN MORE SOUL!

When: Sunday, July 8 at 10:30 AM – 7 PM

Where: Southwest Center Mall | Map

Where did you spend your July 4th?

Fireworks on the lake

Not everyone can catch the sparkles mid-week. If you’ve missed out, head to Sanger Saturday night and watch fireworks on Lake Ray Roberts. Free, with $5 parking. Donations accepted. 

When: Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 PM

Where: Lake Ray Roberts Marina | Map

Chill & Jam Mini Fest

Thank you for choosing to attend Chill & Jam mini Fest. This event is focused on upcoming artist Janay Adams and her band along with other upcoming artist performing. The music falls into the genres of indie, alternative and folk. There will also be pizza from Serious Pizza a long with drinks. The event also includes BYOB due to drinks being limited.

When: Saturday, July 7 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Where: 4406 Elm St | Map

Dance Your Pounds Off Dallas

When: Saturday, July 7 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Where: Alpha Midway Dance Studio | Map

All Good Things // Year 1 Celebration

We know – we can’t believe it has been one year either! Join us in celebrating on Saturday, July 7th. It will be an all-day affair full of cocktails, giveaways and good vibes. We would love to see you and thank you for supporting us this past year!

When: Saturday, July 7 at 11 AM – 9 PM

Where: All Good Things Paper | Map

Chicken Day at White Rock Farmers Market

Cluck cluck! Join us July 7th at White Rock Farmers Market as our feathered friends from Urban Chicken come out to teach us all about chickens!!!!Win a brand new chicken coop for your own backyard chickens!!!! Raffle tickets will be sold every Saturday at White Rock Farmers Market at the information table.

When: Saturday, July 7 at 8 AM – 12 PM

Where: 9150 Garland Rd | Map

Haunted Hot Spots of Dallas

Tui Snider highlights the paranormal hotspots and haunted lore of the Dallas area for those seeking spooky road trip destinations in North Texas. Tui Snider is a writer, speaker, photographer, and musician specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cemetery symbolism, and haunted lore. Her award-winning books include “Paranormal Texas,” “The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber,” “Unexpected Texas,” and “Understanding Cemetery Symbols.”

When: Saturday, July 7 at 3 PM – 5 PM

Where: Dallas Public Library | Map

Tour de Fort Worth: Alliance

This free bike ride will be supported by Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, MedStar, and the FWPD. We’ll be riding a slightly long 20 mile route north from Alliance. This is a new stop for the Tour but sure to be a tradition in the making. Food trucks will be on site for a quick bite after the ride.

When: Sunday, July 8 at 8 AM – 10 AM

Where: 3350 Amador Dr | Map

Rahr & Sons 5K Red White & Brew Social Run

Because running is too cool for British rule. Happy Birthday America! We know you’re a little running firecracker so come dressed in your star spangled best. We want YOU to run or walk and have a BREW too!SOCIAL RUN REGISTRATION & TICKET PRICING: Purchase tickets online for $20. We are completely cashless and paperless!Social Run Includes:3ish mile organized run/walk (untimed) with water on course and at finish, three (3) free brew samples (must be 21+), pint glass, and hot breakfast!!

When: Saturday, July 7 at 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: Rahr Oktoberfest 5K | Map

Dollar Deal Comics Grand Re-opening

The Grand Re-Opening of The Destination for all of your Comic & Pop Culture Needs.Come and join Dollar Deal Comics at our New Larger Location Still In Ridgmar Mall with More Funko POPs, More dollar comics and More Awesome Cosplay. D&D, Magic, Pokemon and More!!

When: Saturday, July 7 at 12 PM – 3 PM

Where: Ridgmar Mall | Map

Pokecon Fiesta

Free Free Free tickets! Pokémon fans come to your free event in the DFW area on July 7th and 8th at Ridgmar Mall located next to SeaQuest. Enjoy Artist and vendors for two days from 10AM till 5PM. Want to enter our cosplay event? You can win Pokecon awards and some cool Pokeswag on our event stage and later in the day get in on the group photoshoot to let everyone know who is the biggest Pokémon fans in Texas!

When: Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8 at 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Ridgmar Mall | Map

Jeff Crosby at Fred’s Texas Cafe – Fort Worth, TX

JEFF CROSBY’S 4TH FULL LENGTH ALBUM POSTCARDS FROM MAGDALENA OUT NOW!Idaho born Jeff Crosby is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Crosby has won multiple awards for his song-writing including an Eco Arts award in 2013 for his song “We all know the words”. He also had two songs featured on the hit FX series “Sons of Anarchy” in 2014.

When: Saturday, July 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Where: Fred’s Texas Cafe | Map

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