Dallas Right Now: September Events We Love

We are deeply saddened by the devastation in Southeast Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. We know that many of you, just like us at Corps Team Dallas, have either been personally affected by Harvey or know someone who has. What has been so inspiring is seeing the help and support pouring into the affected areas from people all over the country, even the world. There is a long road ahead for the recovery efforts and the generosity of others will be needed for many months to come. If you’d like to know of ways you can help, here is an article that lists where and how you can contribute to the Harvey relief efforts.

Roller Coaster State FairIn North Texas, school has started and summer is coming to a close. We love fall and are looking forward to attending these great events! Please share your favorites with us too.

Dallas Chocolate Festival – The eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival will take place September 8-10, 2017 in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). A celebration of everything chocolate, guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 40 locally and nationally recognized vendor participants.

Dallas Heart Walk – This family friendly event educates people and increases community awareness in an environment that’s fun and rewarding. The Walk promotes a healthy lifestyle while raising funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

  • Heart Walk will continue to move forward on September 9, and asks all walkers to bring supplies for those who have been impacted by Harvey – undergarments and socks (all sizes and new), toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers (all sizes), formula, baby bottles, baby clothes and baby blankets, and new Graco Pack ‘N Plays.

Texas Rangers take on the New York Yankees – Support your Rangers as they take on the New York Yankees September 8-10 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Go Rangers!

Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants – This year will mark the fifth time in the last six years that the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys have met in Week 1. Get out and support your Cowboys as they kick off their 2017/18 season! Sunday, September 10th, 7:30 p.m.

The Giving Table – On Monday, September 11th, a day of eternal memorial for our country, our community will come together again. The Giving Table goal is to provide Mercy Chefs with provisions to cook for those at the heart of the many widespread areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey, as well as collecting donations of necessary basic needs for the countless families and animals impacted by Harvey’s destruction through The Cajun Navy and the Houston SPCA. Monday, September 11th, 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Groves.

Addison Oktoberfest – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Addison’s Oktoberfest is the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich. This year, over 70,000 fans will come together September 14-17, 2017 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival.

Birds & Bishop Cider – Trinity River Audubon Center and Bishop Cider are teaming up for a special, cider edition of Birds and Brew on September 15, with light bites from Bolsa Mercado. There will be live birds, artists, owl-prowl night hikes, BIG games, s’mores and more. Tickets can be purchased online and include all food, drink and activities. Event is 21+ only, children will not be admitted.

Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony – Organized by the Noguchi Museum, the exhibition centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony – including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. Sachs has also produced a complete alternative material culture of Tea – from bowls and ladles, scroll paintings and vases, to a motorized tea whisk, a shot clock, and an electronic brazier. During the course of the exhibition, the Nasher will present a series of public demonstrations in which Sachs or a colleague will perform a tea ceremony for a few guests. The walls of the tea house will be removed for the occasion, enabling visitors to watch the ceremony as it unfolds.

Global Energy Race – 38 cities around the world will participate in the 2017 Global Energy Race. Hosted by Bimbo Bakeries USA, the Global Energy Race will feature a 10K run option, certified by USA Track and Field, as well as a 5K family fun run/walk. For each kilometer completed by each participant in Dallas, Bimbo Bakeries USA will donate two slices of bread to the North Texas Food Bank – one loaf of bread per completed 10K. First place male and female winners of the 10K race in each participating city will receive an all-expenses paid trip to run in the 2018 Global Energy Race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sunday, September 24th, starting at Klyde Warren Park.

State Fair of Texas – One of our favorite events of the year, the State Fair of Texas kicks off September 29th for 24 consecutive days of fun! Since its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family friendly environment. As a non-profit organization, the Fair serves as an advocate for the community through its commitment to preserving Fair Park and continuing to build upon its legacy as a National Historic Landmark.

Have a spectacular September and enjoy all that Dallas and North Texas have to offer!

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