Dallas Right Now: August Events We Love

We realize it is H.O.T. in Texas, but there are so many things to love in North Texas right now.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGet ready for back-to-school with the Texas Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend, August 7 through 9 – Take advantage of the state’s annual tax holiday by paying no state or local sales taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100.

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, through September 7 – Discover the marvels of natural engineering. Feel the pressure of a giraffe’s heart, catch the wind with your own simulated wings, slow down the graceful gate of a sprinting cheetah and more as you make your way through this wild exhibition you won’t soon forget.

Runway Revue Fashion Show, August 8 – Galleria Dallas will present Runway Revue, an all-day high-energy runway show highlighting the top trends for fall. This free event gives everyone the inside track on what to wear and how to wear it, just in time for back-to-school shopping.

DFW Restaurant Week, August 10 through 16 – Dine at more than 130 participating restaurants who provide incredible three-course meals for a set price. For each meal purchased, participating restaurants will make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth to assist families in need. Reservations required.

2015 American Idol Live Tour, August 12 – American Idol Live will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the top five Idols from Season 14, Rayvon, Jax, Nick, Tyanna and Clark. The top five will showcase their individual artistry and talents all set to a live band.

The Official Vampire Diaries Convention, August 14 though 16 – The Vampire Dairies Official Convention returns to Dallas to roll out the blood-red carpet for fans to join the celebration of two of television’s hottest shows, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

70th Anniversary of the “Greatest Generation’s Greatest Day“, the End of World War II, August 15 through 16 – Join the Frontiers of Flight Museum in this celebration commemorating the end of World War II , August 14, 1945 – the day World War II ended and America began laying the foundations to assure a better future for their children and their children’s children.

Slide the City Dallas, August 22 – Slide the City is bringing 1,000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten the streets of Dallas. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water and, of course, the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt.

2015 North Texas Fair and Rodeo, August 21 through August 29 – The North Texas Fair & Rodeo is an annual nine-day fair and rodeo held each August. The North Texas State Fair & Rodeo offers activities for all ages including: live concerts, horse & livestock shows, contests, cook-offs, food, fun, games and more.

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Aim for Accuracy, August 27 – Aim for Advocacy is a fundraising event designed to engage sporting and outdoor enthusiasts in DCAC’s work to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues.

Fashion Industry Gallery presents FIG Finale, August 27 through 29 – FIG Finale is a spectacular sale open to the public where shoppers can find designer deals up to 75% off retail from top stores and brands. FIG Finale features women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

Don’t forget to continue to support our Texas Rangers. Go Rangers!

Stay cool and enjoy the last weeks of your summer!

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