Rider Insider Online Calendar
DART to Special Events
Sept. 18-21 Come help Addison celebrate the most authentic Oktoberfest outside of Munich! Join more than 70,000 fans of polka, German food, and Paulaner Bier, in Addison's spectacular Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr. for four days of music, schnitzel, folk dancing, sing-alongs, children's entertainment, and more! Information: www.addisontexas.net.
Sept. 19 Join in the Dallas Arts District's annual Fall Block Party. The Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art will all be open until midnight. Events around the DMA's newest exhibition Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to CÚzanne are planned. 'Til midnight at the Nasher features a concert by Goodnight Ned and a screening of The Great Gatsby (PG-13). Foods trucks will also be on hand to sell food and beverages. Information: thedallasartsdistrict.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station and St. Paul Station
Sept. 19-21 Forty five hot-air balloons will take to the sky for the 2014 Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Sponsored by InTouch Credit Union, the three-day festival attracts more than 95,000 visitors annually to witness the colorful splendor across the Plano sky. The 35th Annual Plano Balloon Festival features five balloon launches at 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19), and 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 20) and Sunday (Sept. 21). Visitors can experience breathtaking views of the illuminated balloons against the dark sky during morning and evening balloon glows. Information: www.planoballoonfest.org.
Sept. 19-20 Hosted by Baba Chuck Davis (BAM), DanceAfrica returns for the ninth year of jubilant celebration. Come dance with the elders, rock to the melodic rhythm of the drums or just sit back and enjoy the majesty of the ceremonial rituals and traditions deeply rooted in African culture. Enjoy the excitement as all five of Dallas Black Dance Theatre's performing companies thrill you. And don't miss the Festival Marketplace Saturday, September 20 - with vendors, performers, food trucks, tours of the Historic Former Moorland YMCA and a Children's Village. This event is free and open to the public. Performances are at the Montgomery Arts Theater - Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, 2501 Flora St. Information: www.dbdt.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Sept. 20 This September, Dallas Salsa Fest is a free event held in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market to bring a celebration of one of Texas' greatest contributions to the food world, Chips and Salsa. It's a take over of Crowdus St. at Elm St. with live music, local beer, the usual fair of diverse vendors, and, of course, lots and lots of salsa from local restaurants and salsa producers. Munch on some chips, buy some local art, enjoy the music, and come out Saturday, September 20th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to vote for your favorite salsa in Dallas! Information: salsafestdallas.com/.
Sept. 20 Come down to Historic Downtown Garland for the Marketplace every 3rd Saturday of the month from April to September. The public is invited to the Downtown Square, corner of 6th and Main Street for growers, produce, vendors and food. This is a great opportunity to support local artisans, craftsman, growers, and merchants. The Marketplace is produced by Eventive Marketing Solutions and benefits the Good Samaritans of Garland. Information: visitgarlandtx.com.
Sept. 20 Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present its 29th annual Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 20 from noon to 8 p.m. at over 35 art spaces all over North Texas, including Arlington, Irving, Denton, and around Dallas. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions - all in one day, all for FREE, all in North Texas. Sadly, you can't walk to all of them, but you can bike to many of them. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings on the DADA site. A good place to start is The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, in Uptown Dallas. Information: dallasartdealers.org.
- Via M-Line Trolley to The MAC
- To join the Bike Swarm at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center:
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Sept. 20 On Saturday, September 20th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., enjoy the 16th Semiannual Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk, featuring over one dozen galleries in Deep Ellum/Exposition Park. The Gallery Walk offers a tantalizing selection of world-class art for every style and budget, FREE and open to the public, and all within one of Dallas' most culturally vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods filled with an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and music venues. Information: facebook.com/deepellum.
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.
|Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m.||Texas A&M|
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to Mockingbird Station, then free shuttle
- Note: Bishop Blvd. will close to all vehicular traffic on Saturday, September 20 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.
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:Sept. 20 North Texas vs. Nicholls State football. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Texas Athletics department (UNT) and the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to provide complimentary transportation services via DCTA special event shuttle services for North Texas home games during the 2014-2015 football season. It's simple to ride the new Mean Green Game Day shuttle. Passengers hop on the A-train, arrive at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC, to the Mean Green Tailgating Village and pedestrian bridge that leads to Apogee Stadium. The buses will also stop at locations along the Downtown Denton Square so passengers can take a break for dining, drinks and shopping before or after the football games. Information: www.meangreengameday.net.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC.
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.