What’s up, my snitches? Ready for the weekend?

There are a ton of things going on this weekend – you don’t want to be that person that forgot to plan and then you’re sitting at home watching bad Netflix and eating Nutella out of the jar. Not that I’m saying that’s a bad thing, but come on…. you did that last weekend.

Here’s your round-up of what’s going on this weekend

Grapefest is this weekend!
Sept 15 – Sept 18
Discover a world of possibilities at the 30th Annual GrapeFest®, presented by Bank of the West. Find a variety of new wines, new vendors, new bands, and more to discover and celebrate throughout the four-day festival. Along with celebrating the fruit of the vine, this four-day annual festival offers a variety of activities and events to discover such as The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, Champagne Terrace, KidsWorld, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more! More details click here

Get your Lederhosen – it’s Addison Oktoberfest
Sept 15 – Sept 18
For more than 25 years, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich has been held in Addison, Texas. Share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival. As a part of its award-winning tradition, Addison has timed their festival to coincide with the famed Munich Oktoberfest, and Addison Oktoberfest will also feature much of the same music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment. More details click here

Main Street Irving
Sept 16 – Sept 17
Celebrating Irving’s ‘Hometown’ Feel – This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Check out live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, great food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days! Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities. On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show and craft marketplace, offering a wide variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more. ATMs will be available onsite.  More details click here

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Plano Artfest
Sept 17
Artfest is a free community event for families and art lovers of all types. Plano Artfest brings together the best creative talent North Texas has to offer ranging from artisan craftsman to street buskers. The event’s inaugural year will incorporate a week of community art programming that will include gallery exhibitions, theatrical performances, art panel discussions, film screenings, and concerts. All the events of Artfest week will lead up to the one-day festival held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the new McCall Plaza.  The festival day will include an artist village of craftsmen and makers, performances from local arts groups, the favorited Chalk-It-Up experience, kids crafts, a graffiti art exhibit, and the Apprentice Studio, a hands-on learning experience for all ages taught by local professional artists. A full listing of the events and activities happening during Artfest can be found at www.planoartfest.com.

Dallas Pride & Festival 2016 #dallaspride
Sept 18
This year’s 33rd Edition of the Dallas Pride Parade is on Saturday, Sept 18 with the theme “Solidarity Through Pride.” The parade will run from Cedar Springs Road from Wycliff Avenue to Turtle Creek Blvd, then West to Maple Ave. Parade route ends at Reverchon Park (Turtle Creek Blvd. @ Maple Ave.). There are maps and information about the parade here – be sure to read all the information about what you can and cannot bring to the parade.

Community Day at The Frisco Star – the Dallas Cowboys Practice Field
Sept 18
The Star Community Day, presented by Tostitos, is open to the public, free of charge and will showcase the new home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18th. Those familiar with Dallas Cowboys Rally Days at AT&T Stadium can expect a similar feel at The Star Community Day, including: family-friendly activities, Rowdy and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys alumni and more. More details click here

Want to try something new? Head downtown for REIMAGINE CROWDUS
Sept 4 – Sept 17
It’s the last weekend that Crowdus Street in Deep Ellum is transformed into a pedestrian street – check out concerts, performances, holiday festivities and more!

WHERE IS CROWDUS STREET? Crowdus Street is in Deep Ellum between the 2700 and 2800 numbered blocks. Reimagine Crowdus will take place in three sections of the street from Indiana to Elm, Elm to Main, and Main to Commerce.  More details click here

WHERE CAN I PARK? On-the-street metered parking on most streets. (Cash/Credit)
– Paid parking lots: Varies between $5 – $10/day. Closest lot will be the corner of Crowdus Street & Elm Street)

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