March 2013 Dallas Festivals Recap

Scene from the North Texas Irish Festival 2013.

Scene from the North Texas Irish Festival 2013. Photo Credit:

I love festivals! The distinction between an event, a festival, a fair, and an event is somewhat hard to discern. I guess it is one of those "you know it when you see it," types of things. Unless, the word "festival" is actually in the name, then it's pretty clear. Usually a festival lasts one to ten days, involves food, drink, music, film, and sometimes live artists performing or artisans selling their wares. Here is a list of March 2013 Dallas festivals you hopefully got a chance to attend. Watch for the April list to be released shortly that will have plenty of Dallas events that you can fill your weekends with non-stop entertainment.

March 2013 Dallas Festivals

North Texas Irish Festival (March 1st - NTIF Logo Small Dallas Festivals3rd) - The North Texas Irish Festival always features top Irish musicians and dancers from around the world and a variety of cultural presentations on over a dozen stages at Fair Park, and this year was no different. Along with music and dancing, a handful of food booth vendors served Irish stew and Shepherd’s pie, as well as other traditional Irish dishes. This year there was also plenty of what the Irish are known best including traditional Irish Guinness. Some other attractions were whiskey tastings, blacksmithing demonstrations, archery in a Celtic village, Gaelic football and horse displays that allowed attendees to experience Celtic culture. Even though I missed North Texas Irish festival 2013, I did go a couple of years ago. I enjoyed the food most and seeing several massive Irish Wolfhounds hanging out with their owners. I also got my kicks at the mobile petting zoo holding precious baby pigs. Read more about what happened on the pre-event North Texas Irish Festival 2013.

35 Denton Music Festival March (March 7th - 35 Denton Music Festival Logo Dallas Festivals10th) - 35 Denton (formerly NX35 and 35 Conferette) is an annual four-day music festival in downtown Denton, TX. The festival is programmed each March the week prior to the music portion of SXSW in Austin, TX. In the past, the music festival has featured many nationally and indie-known touring acts, such as The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Local Natives, Portugal. The Man, The Flaming Lips, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Midlake, Sarah Jaffe, Brave Combo, Riverboat Gamblers, James McMurtry, and more. We did not cover 35 Denton Music Festival on originally, because it's not in Dallas. However, I have a soft spot for happenings in the city of my alma mater and its independent-minded inhabitants. This event has certainly gained momentum and acclaim over the last few years and now gets written about pre and post event by all the major alt mags. On their site you can read more on what you might have missed this year, and get updates for next year's 35 Denton Music Festival.

Savor Dallas (March 14th - 17th) - Many of the ongoing contributors to and two our core staff savored the Savor Dallas Wine Food Festival Dallas Festivalsflavor at the 9th annual Savor Dallas 2013. They expanded this year to include four days of festivities and was help Thurs., March 14-Sun. through March 17th. This celebration of wine, food, spirits and the arts spotlighted downtown's newest venue of renown for the Friday night wine stroll, the recently-opened Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The Grand International Grand Tasting was held at the new Irving Convention Center. Savor Dallas is without a doubt, the largest premium wine and food event in Texas. This year over 60 of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers were served events throughout the weekend. Watch for an upcoming podcast on ILiveInDallas with Founders Jim White and Vicki Briley-White. Read more about Savor Dallas 2013.

Texas Pinball Festival (March 15th - Texas Pinball Festival Dallas Festivals17th) Over 300 vintage and new pinball machines, classic arcade games and slot machines were up for sale and set on free play at the Hilton Anatole from March 15th - 17th . Attendees enjoyed a variety of adult and kid pinball tournaments throughout the weekend to test their pinball skills against others for trophies and cash prizes. For enthusiasts and DIYers, there were vendors selling parts, supplies, equipment and memorabilia throughout the weekend. There was also a presentation by a well-known pinball artist on the Saturday of the event, followed by a signing of autographs and answering questions from the audience. Read more about Texas Pinball Festival 2013.

Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 16th) If you haven't attended the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade before, then I don't know what to tell you first. It's an all-day party that starts with the parade. It's a lot like Mardi Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival Logo Dallas FestivalsGras - (fun and possibly alcohol-fueled). This year was no different. Even though I hung up my green top hat with a buckle years ago, I won't deny the good will that comes from the parade, the organizations that gain awareness, and the weekend tourism and economic stimulation that comes from the massive crowds that travel from the tri-state area to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dallas. This year Snoop Dogg played which caused quite a buzz. In the past many local, but nationally-recognized bands played such as the Toadies played in Energy Square. Read more about Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013.

Big Folkin' Festival 2013 - This was the second yearBig Folkin Festival Dallas 2013 for Deep Ellum's Big Folkin' Festival. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but I would like to next year. I heard it was an amazing music festival and saw the list of 25+ bands with the main stage hosting independent and national folk and alt folk bands such as HOLY MOLY, Quaker City Nighthawks, The O's, Parallel Play, William Beckett (formerly of The Academy Is), Loyal Sally, and others. We will be sure to be on location next year in Deep Ellum to give you pre and onsite full coverage of all the folkin' details for 2014. Read more about Read more about Big Folkin' Festival 2013.

9 Responses to “March 2013 Dallas Festivals Recap”

  1. My wife and i ended up being absolutely cheerful Emmanuel could deal with his web research from your ideas he got through the web pages. It is now and again perplexing to just choose to be making a gift of thoughts which often men and women might have been selling. Therefore we keep in mind we have the website owner to appreciate for this. Most of the illustrations you've made, the simple site menu, the relationships your site aid to create - it's many terrific, and it is aiding our son and the family recognize that this subject matter is cool, which is certainly unbelievably fundamental. Thanks for all the pieces!

  2. I not to mention my buddies have already been following the great points from the website and immediately got an awful feeling I had not expressed respect to the blog owner for them. Most of the people are actually for this reason stimulated to study them and have very much been tapping into these things. I appreciate you for turning out to be simply accommodating and then for utilizing these kinds of ideal resources most people are really needing to understand about. Our honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  3. I in addition to my pals appeared to be checking out the great procedures on your web page then unexpectedly got a terrible feeling I had not thanked the website owner for those techniques. These boys had been for that reason passionate to learn all of them and have in fact been having fun with those things. Thank you for getting indeed helpful and for utilizing this form of good things most people are really desperate to understand about. Our honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

  4. My spouse and i were really joyous that Raymond managed to deal with his researching from the ideas he made while using the blog. It's not at all simplistic to just happen to be giving for free procedures that the rest have been selling. So we see we've got the website owner to give thanks to for this. The type of explanations you have made, the simple web site menu, the relationships you will assist to instill - it is all impressive, and it's really aiding our son in addition to us believe that this subject is exciting, which is incredibly important. Many thanks for all the pieces!

  5. I precisely wanted to appreciate you yet again. I do not know the things that I would've created in the absence of those aspects documented by you concerning such area. It absolutely was an absolute horrifying scenario in my position, but understanding the very specialized manner you resolved it took me to jump for contentment. I am grateful for your work and in addition believe you realize what an amazing job that you're getting into teaching others by way of your blog post. I am certain you've never come across any of us.

  6. I precisely wished to thank you very much all over again. I'm not certain the things I would have taken care of without the type of recommendations discussed by you about this field. It seemed to be a very alarming setting in my view, however , being able to see the very professional mode you processed it forced me to leap with delight. Now i am grateful for your advice and even pray you know what an amazing job you happen to be undertaking instructing the others through the use of your blog. I'm certain you haven't come across any of us.

  7. I enjoy you because of all your valuable effort on this blog. Ellie enjoys going through research and it's obvious why. My spouse and i notice all relating to the dynamic means you convey efficient suggestions through your blog and in addition increase contribution from others on the situation plus my princess has been studying a great deal. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You are doing a pretty cool job.

  8. I want to point out my affection for your generosity in support of those individuals that really want help with the niche. Your real dedication to passing the message throughout had become particularly functional and have frequently permitted professionals just like me to achieve their objectives. Your amazing interesting report implies this much to me and substantially more to my mates. Thanks a lot; from all of us.

  9. I together with my guys happened to be checking out the great procedures on your web page while all of the sudden I had an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the web site owner for those techniques. My young men are actually passionate to see them and have in effect in reality been tapping into these things. Thanks for truly being very accommodating as well as for settling on this kind of great ideas most people are really needing to be aware of. My sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  10. My spouse and i have been absolutely joyful that John could finish up his web research via the precious recommendations he had out of the web page. It's not at all simplistic to just be releasing key points which many people could have been selling. Therefore we discover we need the blog owner to thank for this. The most important illustrations you made, the easy blog navigation, the friendships you make it easier to instill - it's everything overwhelming, and it's really letting our son and our family consider that the theme is enjoyable, and that is unbelievably vital. Many thanks for all!

  11. I precisely wished to thank you so much all over again. I do not know the things I would've worked on without these secrets provided by you over such a problem. This was a very alarming problem in my circumstances, but being able to view the very well-written form you solved the issue made me to cry over joy. I am grateful for your help and wish you find out what a powerful job that you are carrying out educating most people using your web page. Probably you haven't met any of us.

  12. I really wanted to send a small note in order to express gratitude to you for some of the remarkable tips you are sharing on this website. My time intensive internet lookup has at the end of the day been honored with reputable strategies to talk about with my friends and classmates. I 'd tell you that we readers are definitely fortunate to dwell in a fantastic site with very many brilliant individuals with beneficial strategies. I feel quite privileged to have seen your entire web page and look forward to some more enjoyable minutes reading here. Thank you once again for a lot of things.

Leave a Reply