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DART to Special Events
June 14 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.
June 15-16 The annual Rodeo Hoedown at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, is a fun-filled evening on Friday, June 15, the day before the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo with food, Zydeco music, dancing and a host of other activities. The Hoe Down starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $10. On Saturday, June 16, enjoy the 30th Annual Texas Black Invitational Rodeo. The Rodeo is an institution in Dallas, serving as a unique family entertainment outlet and featuring over 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls competing for $25,000 in prize money. This fast-paced sporting event at the State Fair Coliseum, located just east of the Cotton Bowl, is also an educationally enlightening experience that provides many of its almost 8,000 viewers with their first glimpse of the historical contribution that African Americans contributed to the settling of the western United States. The Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for Reserved Seats and $35 for Box Seats. Information: www.aamdallas.org/rodeo.
June 15 June is National Pride Month, and the Dallas Arts District is closing the streets for the annual Summer Block Party with Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center in celebration of arts and culture in the LGBTQ community. This family-friendly event features live concerts, guided tours, local brews, movie screenings and much more inside and outside of the museums. Summer Block Party lasts until midnight. Note: General admission to the Dallas Museum of Art Late Night is $10 public, $5 students and free for DMA members and children 11 and under. Entry to the Block Party, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art is free. Information: www.facebook.com/DallasArtsDistrict.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
- Via M-Line Trolley
June 16 Enjoy 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, April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information: facebook.com/themarketplacedfw.
June 16 The Juneteenth Arts & Music Festival in Downtown Plano is free, and will include games, bounce houses, vendors, and more from 12 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by Lady Wa "Nessa" B Monk, Ron Bultongez, Tyree Byndom, and the Helbing Jazz Initiative. The festival is held at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 1111 H Ave. Information: www.juneteenthcollincounty.com.
June 16 Celebrate Juneteenth with Irving at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson Street. Join the City of Irving and the West Irving Improvement Association for the 2018 celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. This year, the Texas Native Plant Garden, located at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, will serve as a backdrop for an outdoor art exhibit featuring Dallas artist Guinn Powell. The celebration also will feature free concerts, a community picnic sponsored by In-N-Out Burger, outdoor games and children's activities. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the concerts. Information: cityofirving.org.
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.
Lewisville:June 16 Texas Tunes – The Quebe Sisters. When the Quebe Sisters from Burleson, Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. Their performance takes place on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theatre. Tier 1 seats are $30 and Tier 2 seats are $20 with a special day-of rate of $15 for Lewisville residents (based on availability). Ride the A-train to Old Town Station to get to the show. Information: www.mclgrand.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Old Town Station, then a short walk.
- Note: Last A-train service from Old Town Station to Trinity Mills Station departs at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday (Sunday morning).
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.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.