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DART to Special Events
July 12 Rowlett Farmers Market takes place every other Thursday from 4-8 p.m. during the months of May through September. In addition to the market, there will be live music and other fun events. The Rowlett Farmers Market will take place at the Village of Rowlett Downtown, 3901 Main Street. Information: www.villageofrowlettdowntown.com.
July 12 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's new arts district. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. This month's theme is Aloha. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at McCall Plaza. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.
July 12-29 Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will run through July 29. Performances are in the Bank of America Theatre in the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
July 13 Addison's annual Summer Series provides great outdoor entertainment in Beckert Park and Addison Circle Park every Friday night at 7 p.m. in June, July and August for free! Every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. in Addison's Beckert Park or Addison Circle Park, enjoy a variety of great music under a blanket of North Texas stars at Addison Summer Series. This 13-week celebration of Summer features your favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz. Coming up this week is Fin City at Addison Circle Park. Information: www.addisontexas.net.
July 14 The Urban Flea is Garland's Downtown market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques, handmade items and simply pretty things. Live music completes this experience in a Historic district surrounded by "Mom & Pop" shops and restaurants. A percentage of the proceeds from the event go towards Church @ the Square local mission. Information: www.facebook.com/theurbanfleatx.
July 14 The final Dallas Zoo Safari Nights concert presented by Reliant is Friday, July 14 with The O's in performance. Safari Nights is included with admission, so you can see more than 2,000 animals during the day, then enjoy the concert and special after-hours programming at night. Start your evening with special keeper chats and Wonders of the Wild, a 20-minute, interactive animal show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation before the band takes the Sprint Stage at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets, and enjoy a variety of indulgent treats, including food truck fare and cold drafts on tap from the craft beer garden. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Fort Worth:Saturdays through Sept. 1 Trinity Metro's Safari Express bus will run from the downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through Sept. 1.
The Safari Express leaves from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the bus to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Buses run every 30 minutes, the first trip from ITC to Fort Worth Zoo is at 9:15 a.m. and the last trip is 5:45 p.m. The first trip from Fort Worth Zoo to ITC is 9:45 a.m. and the last trip is 6:15 p.m.
TRE passengers may ride the Safari Express round-trip from the ITC at no extra charge with a Local or Regional Multi-Ride Pass. One way fare on the Safari Express is $2 for adults, and $1 for youth (ages 5-19), seniors 65+, persons with disabilities with ID and Medicare card holders. No fare required for children 4 and under with an adult. Fares may be loaded on the Go Pass app, or purchased at the Trinity Metro Customer Kiosk inside the ITC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or when boarding the Safari Express. Bus operators do not make change.
Information: 817-215-8600 or www.fwta.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then Trinity Metro's Safari Express
- Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays.
Denton:July 14 Denton Community Market. The Denton Community Market is back! From handmade art pieces to fresh produce, business owners throughout Denton and North Texas residents will once again be able to come together for FREE every Saturday from Apr. to Nov. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to shop, sell and socialize. With different vendors every week and dozens of opportunities to shop small and buy local, the market always has something new. Ride our A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to all the fun shopping! 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 or 8, 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.
Effective Friday, May 18, DCTA will modify service for its A-train commuter rail to conduct Positive Train Control (PTC) testing to meet the federal mandate required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). DCTA plans to suspend the last two trains on Friday evenings and the first train on Saturday mornings to accommodate the required PTC testing.
PTC testing will start Friday, May 18, 2018, and may continue through September 2018. DCTA encourages riders who typically utilize these specific A-train schedules to make plans to board an alternate train schedule.
Visit www.DCTA.net for more information.
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.