January blew by, crisp and chilly, and February is already here! Spring is around the corner. Dallas is full of fun this month, so get out and enjoy our favorite events and let us know what yours are too. Happy Valentine’s Day, too!
DFW Winter Boat Expo – “Life is Better on the Water,” the largest boating event in North Texas, has over 650 all new 2018 boat and watercraft models on display and available for purchase from more than 20 North Texas boat dealers. Nearly 150 different vendors will have booths. The DFW Winter Boat Expo is presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas. Feb 2-4 & 8-11, at Dallas Market Hall.
Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade – Oak Cliff’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade runs west to east down Davis Street and finishes in the Bishop Arts District. Break out your beads and crazy costumes and join the revelry. Parade starts at Windomere and Davis and winds through Bishop Arts, February 11th, 4 p.m.
Cochon555 Dallas – Cochon555, a premium food, wine, and spirit celebration and live-event series, is heading to Dallas for the first time ever. Participating chefs include David Uygur of Lucia, Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast, Josh Sutcliff and Junior Borges of Mirador, and Matt McCallister of FT33. Each guest enjoys an all-inclusive pass for an elaborate 30-course, stand-up, sustainable dinner featuring amazing beverages where they help pick the best bite. February 11th, 4 p.m. at Four Seasons Resort and Club.
Crow Collection Chinese New Year Festival – 2018 is the Year of The Dog, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art is getting ready for one amazing paw-ty for their 19th Annual Chinese New Year Festival. They are shaking things up and bringing the festivities to Klyde Warren Park and NorthPark Center where celebrations will include demonstrations, food, fireworks, and a main stage filled with a list of talented performers, old and new. Don’t forget to bring along your best dog friend for puppy portraits and pampering. In need of a furry companion? Don’t worry, there will be dog rescues out all day in the new Zodiac Zoo. February 17th, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at NorthPark, 2-8 p.m., Klyde Warren Park.
Dallas Black Dance Cultural Awareness Series – Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness series is a time to embrace and celebrate cultures. Dance, poetry and a live Second Line brass band are used to honor the 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Choreographer and Hurricane Katrina survivor Michelle N. Gibson weaves movement and traditions of New Orleans culture into the dance Displaced, Yet Rebirthed. DBDT pays tribute to an iconic leader in His Grace. The dance by Christopher L. Huggins is dedicated to former South African President Nelson Mandela. February 16-18th at the Wyly Theater.
Attitudes & Attire Luncheon – Attitudes & Attire is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency. Their program provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics and build the confidence necessary to develop successful life skills. Their Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring 650 guests where you can see former clients “strut their stuff” on the runway, and hear inspirational testimonies of triumph and survival. February 23rd, 11:30 a.m. at Dallas Trade Mart.
Dancing With the Stars Live: Light Up the Night – TV’s hottest show is going back on tour across America in Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Light Up the Night. Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live. This all-new production showcases ballroom and contemporary dances from ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces. February 23rd, 8 p.m., Music Hall at Fair Park.
American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb – American Lung Association will present Fight For Air Climb, a 53-floor race and 1,040 steps to the top of the Renaissance Tower in Dallas. When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of a skyscraper. February 24th, 8 a.mm, Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St.
Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms – This year the Dallas Arboretum presents the theme “A World of Flowers.” Each week during Dallas Blooms showcases different regions of the world. This annual event is one of the largest floral festivals in the southwest, with over 100 varieties of spring bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 blooms that will dazzle you. February 24th – April 8th, 8525 Garland Road.
Have a fabulous February!