Dallas Right Now: September Events

9-11 MemorialWe haven’t forgotten although it was 13 years ago. We remember those who died and were injured during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. We are always thinking of their loved ones and friends left behind. We are also grateful to the heroes who came to the rescue of many.

There are numerous 9/11 memorial services and events throughout North Texas to commemorate the lives lost during the tragic events in 2001. Click here to learn about the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, events at SMU and more.


There is much to celebrate as well in North Texas this month:

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 7! Send a card, call the grandparents and thank them for all they do or see if you can spend a little time with them this weekend.

The Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum opened September 2. Through historical photographs, document and films, it explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public—in film, literature and political discourse—to this day.

Historic Downtown Grapevine is home to the 26th Annual GrapeFest and features a variety of new wines, new vendors, new bands and more September 11 – 14.

Help Addison celebrate Oktoberfest September 18 – 21! It is a family event — not just for the beer-drinking public, but that will be happening too.

The Plano Balloon Festival September 19 – 21 is a weekend of skydivers, hot air balloons, concerts, a fun zone and a variety of foods.

The State Fair of Texas opens September 26! Known as the fried food capital of Texas, it is also home to Big Tex, the Texas Star, the neutral location for the annual Red River Rivalry, the largest new car show in the southwest, Livestock Show and more!

The Western Days Festival in Lewisville is September 26 – 27. In addition to country music and local performers on two live stages, there is a Longhorn Parade through Old Town, cooking demonstrations, the World Tamale Eating Championship, arts and crafts and more.

Are you ready for some football? We certainly are, whether it is flag, first-time tackle, middle school, high school, college or the NFL! But don’t forget to support our Texas Rangers too!



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