Rider Insider Online Calendar
DART to Special Events
| October 25 – November 30, 2014 (weekends only)
Beginning Saturday, October 25, for six weekends, and concluding Sunday, November 30, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Click here to learn more.
Through Oct. 26 Half price tickets for the Dallas Museum of Art's exhibit "Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne"!
Have you ever wondered how Picasso began his paintings? Or what was inside van Gogh's mind? Travel back in time to enjoy the beauty of European artists, including Egon Schiele, Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas in this DMA organized exhibition. From quick sketches to finished masterpieces, they are all works on paper. Don't miss Mind's Eye. Open until October 26. Information: www.dma.org.
Half price tickets: tickets for the exhibit are $4 when you bring your valid DART ticket or show your GoPass ticket at the visitor services desk at the DMA. Or click here and use the code DART2DMA to buy your DMA tickets online.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Oct. 23-26 Take the family to Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo. This annual event caters to kids with plenty of costumed characters and sweet treats at colorful candy stations, not to mention Animal Adventures shows, a haunted carousel, s'mores roasting, camel rides and other activities. The zoo closes at 4 p.m. and then reopens at 5 p.m. for the special event. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.
Oct. 25 Downtown Plano Feastival 2014 is a high-energy celebration of music, food and art. Events include the Great Pumpkin Race, the Special Olympics of Texas and the Fire Truck Pull. Enjoy all the fun from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Plano. Information: visitdowntownplano.com.
Oct. 25 Trick or Treat on the Square in Downtown Carrollton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family for a jolly and not so scary but cute celebration of Halloween. Candies galore for kids in costume - and the parents too! Information: www.historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
Oct. 25 Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park is a not-so-spooky free event that’s fun for the whole family. Enjoy carnival games, children's activities, and more. Trick-or-treat from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Farmers Branch Historical Park is at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information: farmersbranch.info.
Oct. 25 The 40th Annual Dallas Harambee Festival provides a positive and enriching cultural experience through unity. Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning "let's pull together or Unity". The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. There will be three stages, African clothing and jewelry, and food and beverages will be sold as well as entertainment and activities for participants. Information: www.mlkcelebrationdallas.org.
Oct. 25 The 3nd Annual North Oak Cliff Music Festival will be held at beautiful Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. The event takes place on Saturday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $25.00 to $75.00 and kids under 10 get in free. Eric Nadel, longtime Texas Rangers radio announcer, baseball Hall of Famer and music fan, will be the MC for the daylong event, with a line-up of well-known regular Kessler Theater artists. The performance will take place on the great lawn between the playground and baseball field. The line-up is scheduled to include Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Seryn, Kat Edmonson, Sara Hickman, South Dallas Funk Revue (featuring The Relatives, Bobby Patterson and The Disciples), David Garza Trio, Fox and the Bird, Emily Elbert and Meiko. Information: thekessler.org.
Oct. 25 Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas Urban Center, 200 Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. Attendees can take part in a variety of free activities along the canal, including face painting, henna tattoos and caricatures. Craft vendors will be selling unique jewelry, apparel and décor. Gondola rides, pedal boat rentals and stand-up paddleboard rentals will be available for purchase. Hours of the festival are 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Information: cityofirving.org.
Oct. 25 Celebrate Klyde Warren Park's second anniversary with a day of family fun. Activities include face painting, crafts for kids, a caricature artist, activities from our neighbors, musical performances and more. Enjoy booths from our neighbors and partners including: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Photo Booth from Downtown Dallas, Inc., Latino Cultural Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Texas Ballet Theater and more. The party happens between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. Information: www.klydewarrenpark.org.
Oct. 25 The SMU Mustangs face tough American Athletic Conference and non-conference rivals in six home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus at Mockingbird Land and Central Expressway. On Family Weekend, the Mustangs take on the Memphis Tigers at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25. Information: 214.SMU.GAME OR smumustangs.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Mockingbird Station, then free shuttle
- Note: Bishop Blvd. will close to all vehicular traffic on game days to accommodate football game day activities.
There will be no SMU (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttle service at stops located on Bishop Blvd. on Saturdays when there is a home football game. Instead, the SMU (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttles will pick-up and drop-off riders on Ownby Drive at the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle, located on the west side of the Blanton Building.
Although the SMU and Museum Express shuttles will attempt to operate on their regular schedule some delays and disruptions due to increased traffic volume and congestion related to football game day activities on campus can be expected by riders and they should adjust their schedules accordingly.
Oct. 26 WWE Pay Per View returns to Dallas for the final time in 2014 with WWE Hell in a Cell. Witness the first WWE Pay Per View event to take place in Dallas in over 4 years. Scheduled to appear: John Cena will face Dean Ambrose. The winner faces Seth Rollins later that night in a Hell in a Cell match. Other appearances scheduled include Randy Orton, Triple H & The Authority, United States Champion Sheamus and more. Card is subject to change. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
Fort Worth:Saturdays through Oct. 25 The T's Safari Shuttle bus will run from The T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo Saturdays from May 24 through October 25.
Trolley Boarding Times
The Safari Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the shuttle to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Return trips from the Zoo board every 30 minutes.
ITC Station To Fort Worth Zoo: first trip is 9:30 a.m., last trip is 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Zoo to ITC Station: first trip is 10:00 a.m., last trip is 7:00 p.m.
Shuttles operate every 30 minutes until the last trip of the day.
Fort Worth Zoo visitors arriving from Dallas and the Mid-Cities by the TRE may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE Regional day pass or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.
Information: 817-215-8600 or www.the-t.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's Safari Shuttle
- Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 9:54 p.m. on Saturdays.
Denton:Saturdays through Nov. 29 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 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 11:53 p.m. Saturdays.
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.