Events

INTERVIEW: Breaking Free – Manu Bennett’s Rudis

INTERVIEW: Breaking Free - Manu Bennett's Rudis

Any actor can get in front of a camera and portray a hero or antagonist, but the best stories are those that are able to completely transform characters right before the audience’s eyes. These story lines develop a unique connection during the metamorphosis. Manu Bennett is one of the few actors that have successfully made […]

Local alt-rock band BJ Stricker & The Kings debut second EP at The Rustic Oct. 13

Local alt-rock band BJ Stricker & The Kings debut second EP at The Rustic Oct. 13

The alt-rock jam band BJ Stricker & The Kings reach new heights in their second EP by taking an experimental twist. They took a chance on live-recorded singles with complementary visuals. As they wrap up, the official release is going down this weekend. There will be a live performance from 9:30 to 11 p.m. on […]

Ramen Expo USA Serves Up Business Connections October 14th-15th

Ramen Expo USA Serves Up Business Connections October 14th-15th

Ramen Expo USA is coming to Dallas for a 2-day, business-to-business event, on October 14th and 15th. Ramen Expo USA is ultimately aimed to help build future business opportunities for those who are already established in the United States, and for others who are looking to start with ramen industry companies from Japan. There will be a large variety of ramen vendors in attendance, including Japanese food distributors, retailers, online shopping sites, noodle, machine and table manufacturers, Japanese ramen shops, teas, seasonings, sauces and much more! This event will be open to the public for a limited time during both days, giving those an opportunity to learn about the Japanese ramen industry.

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Celebrating 132 years of tradition in the fall, the State Fair of Texas will return for another season of food, festivities, and family fun. Themed “CELEBRATING TEXAS INNOVATION,” this year’s exposition kicks off on Friday, September 28 in historic Fair Park. Adding to its annual offering of more than 100 free attractions, 70 Midway rides, and endless activities across the fairgrounds, the State Fair is excited to announce several new attractions lined up for the 2018 event.

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest Brings Schnitz and Grins September 29th

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest Brings Schnitz and Grins September 29th

Welcome to the premier Oktoberfest in Dallas. This family friendly event brings thousands of people across Dallas - Fort Worth for the good food, good beer and good times. This year's annual event, to be held September 29th at Flag Pole Hill, will feature some of the best local bands, fun for the kids, and delicious restaurant offerings from brats to ice cream to pizza and brews.

Shellabrate at the Aubrey Peanut Festival October 8th

Shellabrate at the Aubrey Peanut Festival October 8th

Aubrey Peanut Festival dates to 1986, when residents began celebrating the harvest of the local cash crop.  Today it honors the area’s peanut heritage and includes a full slate of activities. Join in the peanut butter sandwich eating contest, the peanut spitting contest, the peanut butter cup relay and much more. Whether you are visiting […]

McKinney Oktoberfest Brings Family-Friendly & German Traditions September 28th-30th

McKinney Oktoberfest Brings Family-Friendly & German Traditions September 28th-30th

A Taste of Germany in Historic Downtown McKinney! 

McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more. The “bier garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney’s Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of our great city.

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience + Fundraiser Shakes it up in Dallas September 22nd

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience + Fundraiser Shakes it up in Dallas September 22nd

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for another round. On September 22, one of the world’s largest charity cocktail events—and Dallas’s most fun annual event—is popping up once more. This time, the festivities will take place at the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum, where some of the best bartenders in DFW and around the world will showcase their talents by creating original bar concepts and themed menus.

Pull Out Your Lederhosen & Suspenders for Addison Oktoberfest September 20th-23rd

Pull Out Your Lederhosen & Suspenders for Addison Oktoberfest September 20th-23rd

An authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest, this event features more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment. Serving special “Oktoberfest” Bier along with incredible German culinary fare, the festival also includes a Marketplace, music, and kid-friendly options like rides, midway games, and more.

Taste of Grand Prairie Showcases Community Businesses September 27th

Taste of Grand Prairie Showcases Community Businesses September 27th

Come experience the best of the Grand Prairie community! Held in September at Trader's Village, the focus of this partnership event with the City of Grand Prairie is to highlight and promote local businesses, both community and chamber wide. The purpose is to educate the community about local companies and the many products and services available to them, as well as to provide exhibitors with an additional marketing tool with which to promote their products and broaden their customer base.