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2009 and 2010 Events in the DFW Metroplex

January 4th, 2010 · 32 Comments

If anything, the 2009 / 2010 social year for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex looks to be even busier than the 2008 season. As I did for 2008, I’ll track the events for 2009 and 2010 month by month, and continue to add new events as I find out about them. I’ll attend and write about […]

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Halloween in the DFW Metroplex

September 7th, 2009 · 23 Comments

As All Hallow’s Eve approaches (that’s Halloween to you and me), the entire metroplex is gearing up for a scarefest. Of course, the big grocery and department stores have been ready since, oh, July.  The local towns and cities haven’t taken it to that extreme yet,  quite, but they’re usually in gear by mid to […]

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Tags: Attractions · Events · Holidays

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing the incredible Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which is located on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake. Now that spring’s mostly here, I figured it was a great time to finally visit. I was right. They’re right in the middle of their Dallas Blooms festival, which lasts […]

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Tags: Attractions · Events

Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

March 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments

In the so-called Mid-City of Arlington, Texas, nigh unto the Ballpark in Arlington where the Texas Rangers play baseball, lies the Metroplex equivalent of the Magical Kingdom: the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park. While there are other Six Flags parks scattered across the USA, this is the original.   It’s so-called because the flags […]

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The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth

February 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

In the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, in a converted warehouse a few yards from the Visitor’s Center, lies the amazing historical repository known as the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Despite the name, it’s not merely a place where individual cowboys (and, yes, cowgirls) are lauded for their achievements; it’s also a storehouse […]

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Tags: Attractions · Museums

Medieval Times, Dallas

November 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

There’s an oddly provocative castle plunked down on the edge of downtown Dallas — right next to one of our main arteries, Interstate Highway 35 — where all and sundry can see it. It’s called Medieval Times, and while the prices inside are straight out of the 21st century, the goings-on are positively, well, medieval. […]

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Tags: Attractions · Theaters

EDS Plano Balloon Festival, Part II

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my last entry, I regaled you all with tales of the delicious Plano Balloon Festival, the 29th iteration of which I attended on Sunday, September 21.  In addition to all the typical festival stuff — you know, free swag, expensive food and drink, pushy newspaper venders, and purveyors or every type of chintz you […]

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EDS Plano Balloon Festival, Part I

September 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last weekend, I caught the tail-end of the EDS Plano Balloon Festival. This is one of cool events that keeps the city of Plano on the map, and it’s one of the highlights of the local social year. I’ve only gone once before — it was back in the 1990s, and though I was alone, […]

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Addison Oktoberfest

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

On September 19, I attended an unusual event: the Addison Oktoberfest, a classic beer festival that’s supposed to be the biggest outside of Munich. While I didn’t think it was all that huge, it was big enough, and we had a good time. Aside from a couple of tastings, though, we didn’t have any beer; […]

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Grapefest 2008, Grapevine: Part II

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

In Part I of this entry, I treated you to my first impressions of Grapevine’s Grapefest, a festival that was new to me, despite having lived in DFW for more than 15 years. Truth is, I don’t get over to Grapevine much, except to go to the Mall — and I’ve only been there a […]

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