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DART to Special Events
Sept. 29 Come see members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams at the 2016 Kelloggs Tour of Gymnastics Champions coming to American Airlines Center. The 2016 U.S. Olympians participating in the Tour are: The Final Five – Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman; men's gymnastics – Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and Alex Naddour; rhythmic – Kiana Eide, Monica Rokhman, Jennifer Rokhman, Kristen Shaldybin and Laura Zeng; and trampoline – Nicole Ahsinger and Logan Dooley. 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic balance beam champion Shawn Johnson and 2012 Olympic team champion Jordyn Wieber are also on the cast. Due to athletes' schedules and personal commitments, the cast will vary from stop to stop. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
Sept. 30 The Opening Day Parade is a State Fair tradition that celebrates the first day of the annual event with a beautiful procession through Downtown Dallas. The parade starts at Houston and Main Streets and ends at Main Street and Good-Latimer in Deep Ellum. The parade steps off at 12 noon. Information: www.bigtex.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, Akard Station or West End Station
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Union Station
- Note: Downtown Bus Riders Should Prepare for Detours During Parade on Friday, Sept. 30
Sept. 30-Oct. 23 There's more fried food and more fun at the 2016 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30 through Oct. 23., and DART has more ways for you to "Celebrate Texas Agriculture."
Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26:
Oct. 1 The Greater Dallas Walk to End Alzheimer's is at the Lawn at Reunion, 300 Reunion Blvd E. Come out and enjoy music, fun, food and help end Alzheimer's disease! Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the walks begin at 8:30 a.m. The Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Sign up today because the end of Alzheimer's starts with you. Information: www.alz.org/walk.
Oct. 1 Since the 1980s, Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers have traveled to Dallas during the State Fair to go head-to-head on the grass of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic is filled with great football for four quarters and a stunning battle of the bands during halftime. A ticket to the 2016 Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day, Saturday, October 1, 2016. Information: www.bigtex.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station and MLK, Jr. Station
- More DART and TRE service information: www.DART.org/StateFairClassic
Oct. 1-2 Cottonwood Art Festival features local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk – and a juried art show featuring works from approximately 240 national artists. There will be plenty of food, spirits and children's activities in a scenic setting. Admission is free. The festival happens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday in Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. at Coit Road. Information: cottonwoodartfestival.com.
Oct. 1 Plano International Festival offers an array of ethnic cuisines, multicultural music and dance performances, cultural displays, crafts, games, children's activities, a Fitness and Wellness Fair and more. This cultural extravaganza is free and it takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Plano's Haggard Park, 15th St. and Ave. H. Information: planointernationalfestival.org.
Oct. 4 DART National Night Out hosted by the DART Police at Illinois Station is an annual event of the nationwide Neighborhood Watch program. NNO promotes involvement in local crime and drug prevention activities, strengthens police-community partnerships, and encourages neighborhood camaraderie. Come out and join us from 6 to 8 p.m. and meet your DART Officers, play games and win prizes. Lots of free family fun. The DART Police Headquarters at Illinois Station is at 2111 S. Corinth St.
Fort Worth:Through Dec. 31 Don't miss Hidden Treasures: Celebrating 75 Years at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It's an exhibit unlike any other. Iconic artifacts from a teaching collection which has inspired generations. It's the best of our own history reimagined for this special anniversary exhibition. From period rooms showcasing life from a bygone era to anatomical models to Texas History artifacts and ceremonial masks from around the world, these are the collections that shaped our story. Admisson prices are: Adult $15, Junior (2-12) $11, Senior (65+) $13 and Members Free. Exhibit runs through Dec 31st. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmuseum.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's bus route 2, 7 or 57
Note: TRE operates special weekend service during the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30-Oct. 23. Click here to view TRE weekend schedules.
Denton:Saturdays Apr. Through Nov. Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center.
Walk to the market or board DCTA Connect Route 7, then a short walk to the market
- Note: Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station is 11:53 p.m. Saturdays. No A-train service on Sundays.
There's lots to see and do when you ride DART.
Riding DART is easy! Fares are available from the GoPass mobile ticketing app, at any DART Rail Station from a Ticket Vending Machine or from your bus operator. A $5.00 Local Day Pass is good for round-trip service.
Check out the DART Rider Insider Calendar for more fun choices.
Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.