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DART to Special Events
Aug. 29-30 Authors, poets and artists will be featured at the 12th Annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival to be held in Fair Park. The free festival promotes literacy and highlights businesses and arts in south Dallas. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Friday with the 2014 Heart and Soul Tour of South Dallas historical sites and landmarks, led by District 7 Dallas City Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis. Call (214) 671-9398 to register for the tour, which will depart from the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave. On Saturday there will be author presentations, writing and art workshops, open mic poetry, book signings, children's activities, storytelling, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and performances featured at the African-American Museum. Information: www.tulisoma.com.
Aug. 29-31 Texas LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. From individual building to family challenges, there is lots to see and do at LEGO KidsFest. There is something for every member of the family. All activities are included in the price of admission. Each of the sessions offers the same interactive activities and play areas. No session is better than another to attend. Texas LEGO KidsFest will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center, Hall F, located at 650 South Griffin St. Information: www.legokidsfest.com/dallas.
- Via DART Rail Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station
- Note: Downtown Garland Bus Riders Should Prepare for Detours During the Garland Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Akard Station, then an approximately 1/2 mile walk on Field Street
Via D-Link (Route 722)
- 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.
- 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.
Sept. 1 Garland Labor Day Exchange Event in Downtown Garland is presented by the Noon Exchange Club of Garland. The fun kicks off with a parade at 9 a.m. Other activities begin at 11 a.m., including a classic car show, chili cook-off, great food, live entertainment, kids' area with face painting, pony rides and petting zoo, vendors, bounce houses and more. The event will be held on and around the downtown square at State and Sixth streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: garlandlabordayevent.com.
Through Sept. 1 The World's Largest Dinosaurs includes specimens of sauropod vertebrae, a giant femur, skin impressions and many other fossil finds. It also offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on discovery, including a hand pump that demonstrates how much pressure would have been needed to circulate blood through a sauropod's long neck to its head, and a simulated fossil dig at the end of the exhibit. Don't miss your chance to make some big discoveries about the biggest land animals ever known at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street. Information: www.perotmuseum.org.
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.
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.
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.