MARCH 16-18: Time to go GREEN!
This weekend is of course overflowing with green beer, and every corner pub will be offering a drink special for a few shamrocks. But it’s also time for dill pickle PALOOZAS, cosplay, the boho market, a pinball face-off and a boat show in Fort Worth. Because nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a new boat ramp. And, AND! Fun Fact: Hot Springs, Arkansas boasts the SHORTEST St. Paddy’s Day parade at just 98 feet. Now that’s news you can use.
The Texas Pinball Festival is the largest pinball show in the country and the biggest auction in history. Over 400 vintage and new pinball machines are on site to be played for free throughout the three-day event. The festival offers tournaments for attendees to battle it out and also includes vendors selling parts and supplies, presentations by pinball artists and designers and an auction with over 100 pinball machines going to the highest bidders.
When: Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18 | Mar 16 at 5 PM to Mar 18 at 2:30 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco | Map
The Fort Worth Boat Expo returns to Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall – Will Rogers Memorial Complex. The Expo will have hundreds of all new 2018 boat and watercraft models on display including the most elite bands of luxury pontoons, jet boats and personal watercraft in the region.
When: Thursday, March 15 | 3 PM – 8 PM Friday, March 16 | 3 PM – 8 PM Saturday, March 17 | 10 AM – 8 PM Sunday, March 18 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall – Will Rogers Memorial Complex | Map
It’s a St. Patty’s Day celebration! Deck yourself out in green and come celebrate with Harvest House. The lineup:$3 Tullamore Dew$4 Baby Guinness shots$4 Jameson $5 Jameson Irish Mule on tap$5 “Shamrock” Fresh juice shots
When: Saturday, March 17 | 12 PM – 2 AM
Where: Harvest House | Map
What I would like more than any(most)thing, is for there to be an incredible foodie/plantie/shoppie experience like DFM in the mid-cities, WHERE I AM. I despise the trek via 183/35/30/parking so I rarely go. Someone make this happen.
The Boho Market at Dallas Farmers Market is a unique event where you can shop makers and small businesses alongside Dallas Farmers Market farmers and vendors.
When: Weekend, March 17-18 | 10 AM- 5 PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market | Map
Do you know I’ve been singing the praises of this foodie tour for three years now and I have yet to take one. Let me know in the comments if you think you’d like to join in on a FunCityFam Dallas by BBQ (or chocolate or margaritas or pizza or tacos) tour. They are anywhere from $45 to $75 per person and last 3 to 4 hours.
This one seems really great as you get to try a lot of different Dallas BBQ joints in one trip. Their website has the details.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Noble Rey Brewing Company | Map
Once a year in one select city, the NATIONAL BARBECUE & GRILLING ASSOCIATION (NBBQA) presents a public BBQ and grilling educational experience: the one-day 2018 NBBQA National BBQ & Grilling Academy will take place at the River Ranch Stockyards in Fort Worth on Saturday, March 17th, from 9am – 4pm.
We’re Not IRISH, But…..GREEN LOOKS GOOD ON ME – The DAY PARTY
Huge, shamrock themed party, complete with limited edition St. Pat’s t-shirts & glassware, delicious small batch Irish-style brews, & live tunes all day long!
When: Saturday, March 17 | 2 PM – 5 PM
Where: Community Beer Company | Map
This picture makes me want donuts. I could stand to gain some weight, take some edge off these HARD ABS I have.
Channel your inner Homer Simpson! Featuring handcrafted donuts paired with 4 brews from North Texas Craft Breweries.
– Key Lime w/ Martin House Brewing Company Salty Lady Gose
– Irish Multivitamin (Chocolate, Stout, Bailey’s, Jameson) w/ Rabbit Hole Brewing Rapture Fusion Brown Ale
– Candied Habanero Bacon w/ Grapevine Craft Brewery Sir Williams Brown Ale
– Irish Cream Glazed w/ Manhattan Project Beer Company Black Matter Coffee Stout
Supplies are still rather limited so there will only be 100 orders, per seating time.
When: Sunday, March 18 | 11 AM – 5 PM Where: LUCK at Trinity Groves | Map
I’m going to this. Tickets are cheap and it says free food.
Graffiti/Street Art Contest & Art Walk at Box Office Warehouse Suites, a new business park made of 100+ recycled shipping containers. Find out which artist will be this year’s $1500 winner and see all five artists’ work at the “Art on a Can” contest celebration!
When: Saturday, March 17 | 11 AM – 5 PM Where: North Fort Worth | Map
Come party St. Paddy’s Day-style! Music starts at 2PM, two stages, and music to keep the party going all night long!
INSIDE STAGE:2:00 | Electrik Ants4:00 | 57 Sauce6:00 | Ahhfuggyeahs8:00 | Friday’s Foolery10:00 | Dezi 511:40 | 88 Killa
ROOFTOP:2:00 | Bum Lucky4:00 | Leroy Shakespeare6:00 | Idoljob
When: Saturday, March 17
Where: Granada Theater | Map
It’s the puckery celebration we all need: pet and baby parades, a 5K, beer keg races, live music, pickle eating contest by Kendra’s Kreations, food vendors, crafts, I mean… IT’S KIND OF A BIG DILL.
(Featured image courtesy of Pickled Mansfield Society.)
When: Friday & Saturday
Where: Mansfield | Map
Learn about the Victorian tradition of silhouette portraiture and create your own portrait to take home.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 1 PM to 3 PM
Where: SETTLEMENT TO CITY MUSEUMS | Map
Ever watched one of these in action? Urban Fêtes‘ Silent Parties are the city’s main attraction for party-goers out on the town! Saturday, March 17 | 6 PM – 12 AM CDT at Ponchaveli Studios Sport your green attire and don a pair of headphones while rocking out to 3 Live DJs. Get your tickets now, this event will sell out! http://www.silentpartydfw.eventbrite.com/
COSPLAY, COSPLAY, COSPLAY! Part of the four-day All-Con 2018 at the Renaissance in Dallas, the ALL-CON Cosplay Contest is back, this time on Saturday night!
When: Saturday, March 17 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Where: InterContinental Dallas | Map
Exercise, animals & positive people are all recommended to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. The perfect cure for a chaotic week. Enjoy a yoga class while the friendly (and oh so cute!) pygmy goats run around, under, and over you! Plus, stick around for goat playtime, drinks, and delicious BBQ.
THEY HAD ME AT GOAT PLAYTIME. GOATS HAVE NO BOUNDARIES.
When: Sunday, March 18 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ | Map
Watercolor can be a fast, expressive, and immediate medium which lends itself to rendering the human figure. This three hour workshop introduces concepts and ideas which will enable participants to utilize watercolor in a gestural manner and to consider the figure expressively. It will begin with a lecture and demonstration, highlighting material interests and offering visual examples. From there we will move through several exercises designed to broaden participant’s visual understanding of the human figure. Everyone will complete several paintings over the course of the workshop.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 12 PM – 3 PM
Where: Continental Gin Building | Map
It’s time for the 24th annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville, joining the sea of green to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a race down Greenville before the Dallas parade. Beer, food, a live band, cash prizes, and more fun than ever before. Besides loading up on free beer, you’ll be helping make a significant contribution to the North Texas Food Bank, the beneficiary of the event.
OH, GOD. MORE FUN THAN EVER BEFORE I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THE FUN I’M HAVING RIGHT NOW.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 8 AM – 10 AM
Where: Central Market | Map
Have you ever had a dream so vivid that it must have been real? Who can say it isn’t? The line of reality finds itself endlessly blurred in Sunken Garden. A film maker’s obsession with the disappearance of a young girl leads to the discovery of a walled garden, which is the barrier between life and death. But does this place actually exist or is it all simply a stunning piece of imagination? Sunken Garden integrates video and 3D technology, immersing the audience into an inescapable world of crime and mystery, making this a true, one-of-a-kind production like you’ve never experienced before.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: The Dallas Opera | Map
This is the 39th year for the Official Dallas SPD parade. Except for parking and crowds and wearing green makes my skin look bad, these are fun.
When: Saturday, March 17 | 11 AM – 3PM
Where: Greenville Ave | Map
Join the Denton County Historical Commission and the Denton County Office of History and Culture for Archaeology Day at 1015 Hill Street in Denton, the site of the Woods House, on Saturday March 17th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. Excavate the site where the former Quakertown house once stood. Any items collected during the event will become part of the Office of History & Culture’s Permanent Collection. Free.
This Holi, Radha Krishna Temple presents every joyous color of life. We have planned a colorfully lush and culturally rich event:- Color Play: Usher in spring with natural and skin-safe colors- DJ & Dance: Dance to the festive music and exuberant dholak beats- Rich Cultural Program: Enjoy the cultural extravaganza that showcases the centuries-old, rich cultural heritage of India- Keynote Address by Swami Mukundananda ji: Dab your heart in the most important color – the color of devotion – with the profound keynote message of Swamiji- Desi Bazaar, Food, & Games: Indulge in a shopping spree or in a wide variety of mouthwatering, traditional cuisines native to India
When: Saturday, March 17 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Where: South Dallas/Fair Park | Map