Dallas Right Now: September Events We Love

State Fair 2011School has started with slightly cooler mornings, Friday night lights and fall weather around the corner! We love this time of year and enjoying all the fun that Dallas offers!

Here are a few of our favorites –

Dallas Chocolate Festival – Educating Dallas about chocolate one bar at a time! Learn more about cooking,  baking, conching, and celebrating all things chocolate from over 40 artisan chocolate experts!  September 9, 10, 11 in Addison.

TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ – we all loved Tinkertoys as a kid, now experience a new educational exhibit that combines the open-ended and inventive play qualities of the timeless TINKERTOY® construction set with GE’s innovative technologies. Through September 10th at the CR Smith Museum in Fort Worth.

9/11 Heroes Run – The 9/11 Heroes run unites communities around the world as we honor veterans of all wars and never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th.  Both a 5k and 1 mile fun run take place at Reverchon Park in Dallas.

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas “Dancing at Lughnasa” – Tony award winning play is a tribute to the valor of the spirit and valor of the past. The story covers the five unmarried Mundy sisters and their preparations for Lughnasa, the celebration of the pagan god of the harvest.

Addison Oktoberfest – An Addison tradition! Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of traditional Bavarian music, folk dancing, sing-alongs, children’s entertainment and of course, genuine German food! September 15-18 in Addison.

GrapeFest 2016 – In its 30th year, this wine experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine features a variety of new wines, new vendors, new bands and more. It’s the largest wine festival in the Southwest! September 15-18 in Grapevine.

Peace Day Dallas – beginning 9/16 through 9/21, the United Nations International Day of Peace, Dallas will host a variety of events using the universals of fine art, music, sports, food, and dance as a mechanism for connectivity as we bring the community together in celebration of Peace Day Dallas 2016. Daily activities listed.

Plano Balloon Festival – Don’t miss a weekend full of skydivers, hot air balloons, concerts, a fun zone and lots of great food! September 23-25 I’m Plano.

Friday Night Lights: High School Football in Dallas – soak up the lights and cheer your favorite high school team to victory in one of Texas’ greatest traditions.  Games, rankings and scores here!

Ending the month none other than our State Fair of Texas – make your way to Fair Park from September 30th – October 23rd to take part in celebrating on the midway, ride the rides, check out the livestock, or enjoy the Big Tex Choice Award Winners delicious fair foods. You cannot miss the State Fair of Texas!

Have a fabulous September in Dallas!

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