Rider Insider Online Calendar
DART to Special Events
Oct. 20-21 Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is a free event featuring major bluegrass artists and a chili cookoff. Headliners this year includes Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, the Del McCoury Band and many more. The park itself features shady areas, great old buildings perfect for jamming, log cabins, a gazebo and a general store with a front porch. The annual event is a must-see for bluegrass fans, and it happens at the DARTable Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information: bloominbluegrass.com.
Oct. 20-21 Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style event hosted by the Historic Downtown Plano Association that celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you and your friends dancing in the street. This year's Steinfest will be on Friday, October 20 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will include the finest beer, German-inspired cuisine, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a wiener dog fashion show, keg bowling, a kid’s zone and a VIP beer garden. Information: www.steinfest.org.
Oct. 20-22 Dallas Fan Days™ is an annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity & comic guests, and much more! The pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans at the Irving Convention Center for the three-day event every Fall. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: dallasfandays.com.
Oct. 20-21 The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft. of space on three floors. Only available to the public twice a year during the spring and fall, Continental Gin Building Studios, located at 3309 Elm Street, Dallas in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood, will open its doors Friday, October 20th, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 21st, 2-8 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/continentalginbuilding.
Oct. 20 Chasing Rainbows - Songs of Judy Garland is performed by Karen Luschar at the Dupree Theater in the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. As a seasoned Broadway and international performer, Karen Luschar captures Judy Garland's heartbreaking vulnerability and spunk in an exciting theatrical concert evening. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 401 to MacArthur and Finley
Oct. 20 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. 'til Midnight is free and open to the public and takes place the third Friday of each month from May to October. On Friday, Oct. 20, Bri Bagwell opens for Charley Crockett and the film is Super 8 (2011, PG-13). Presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.234.7000 by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the event. Wolfgang Puck Catering will continue to offer bar services, grab & go snacks, and street tacos the night of the event. Steel City Pops also returns to offer all-natural popsicles in seasonal flavors. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Information: www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722) (Monday-Saturday)
Oct. 20 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! On Friday, Oct. 20, embrace the weird and obscure with a tribute to the cult classics of art, movies, and music. Learn about the art of horror movie special effects makeup, sing along during Late Night Karaoke, and stay late for a quote-along screening of Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information: www.dma.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station
Via D-Link (Route 722) (Monday-Saturday)
- Via M-Line Trolley
Oct. 21 Enjoy the 5th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (except May 6th), April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information: themarketplacedfw.com.
Oct. 21 Pumpkins on the Plaza. Join in for family fun at the Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Drive. There will be costume contests for kids and pets, arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting, entertainment, hay rides, and more! All for free! (Food will be available for purchase.) The event hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Information: dallasparks.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Convention Center Station
- Note: Non-service animals are allowed on DART vehicles when carried in an appropriate, securely latched cage or container.
Oct. 21 Downtown Garland will sparkle with live music, food and fireworks on Saturday, Oct. 21 with Rockin' the Square - A Historic Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. To kick off the festivities, The Mullet Boyz will rock the house with the best classic and current pop, rock, dance and rap—part comedy show, part choreographed numbers, and all awesome. The evening will also feature the official unveiling of Downtown's National Register of Historic Places plaque, recognizing the important contributions of Garland's past as they work toward a bright and vital future. A celebratory display of fireworks will cap-off the plaque unveiling. Continue the celebration with the feel-good country rock of Old Southern Moonshine Revival. Information: www.garlandtx.gov.
Fort Worth:Through Jan. 14 Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! is on exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street. Letting curiosity and inquiry be their guides, children explore familiar buildings and locales from the Curious George™ book series and PBS KIDS® television series in Curious George: Let's Get Curious! The exhibit presents key concepts in science, math and engineering, which are woven and layered throughout the exhibit. Activities invite children to learn like George - through direct experience and problem solving! Information: www.fwmsh.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's bus route 2, 7 or 57
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:55 p.m. on Saturday. TRE operates Sundays during the 2017 State Fair of Texas.
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.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.