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NOTICE: DART Rail will operate weekend service in
downtown Dallas on Saturday, August 31 through the end of the State Fair of Texas. There will be no track improvement work done on these dates.

Rail replacement work resumes in downtown Dallas following the State Fair of Texas.
Rider Insider Featured Event:

Sept. 27-Oct. 20 The State Fair of Texas is here! Big Tex is rested and ready to emcee another 24 days of corny dogs, rides and all those fun things you’ll only get at the Fair. Fried food, festivities and fun await as usual. And this year, you'll find some special new attractions and rides that add to the experience. When you buy your Fair admission through DART's free GoPass® app, you'll save $2 over the price at the gate. Get on DART and get to the fun faster. Big Tex is waiting with a warm, Texas-size "howdy." Fair Park's address is 1121 1st Ave. Information: www.bigtex.com.

Oct. 16-20 The World Food Championships are a culinary competition with 10 categories, divided into opening rounds and finals. There are many other challenges and events, as well, including grilling. The event takes place at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. E. There is an underground pedestrian tunnel from EBJ Union Station to Reunion Tower. Information: worldfoodchampionships.com.

Oct. 19-20 The Wellness Expo features more than 100 mind, body, and spirit vendors, as well as vendors selling nutritional products, jewelry and stones, and more. The event takes place at Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: wellnessexpo.net.

Oct. 19 Pumpkins on the Plaza features a carnival, hay rides, a pumpkin patch and other autumn-y things at Dallas City Hall Plaza. Additionally, there will be face painting, arts & crafts, a costume contest and entertainment. The fun happens from 4-8 p.m.; the plaza is located at 1500 Marilla St. Information: www.dallasparks.org.

Every third Saturday of the month, head to Addison Circle Park for Addison After Dark, an evening of live music, movies, food trucks and more! So grab your friends and family and come make some memories!

  • October 19: Let's Do the Time Warp
  • November 16: Harvest Hootenanny
Event hours are 7-11 p.m. Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX. 75001. Information: www.addisonafterdark.com.

Oct. 25-26 Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District with great beer, German food and polka music. There is also an artists' village of craftsmen, as well as a kids' zone and much more. The event is centered on the 1000 block of 15th St. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

Through Oct. 27 Dinos at the Dallas Zoo is an epic adventure you won't want to miss. ZooNorth becomes a prehistoric jungle with more than two dozen larger-than-life dinosaurs, ranging from the ferocious T. rex to the feathered Citipati. Explore these giants that roamed the earth long ago, and see how Dallas Zoo animals are related to these creatures of the past. It's all included in your general admission. The zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.
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Through Oct. 31 Autumn at the Arboretum features the Pumpkin Village, with more than 90,000 pumpkins and other gourds forming pumpkin houses and other creative displays. This year's theme, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,"" is portrayed by giant topiaries and other spectacular displays. All the Peanuts gang is there, making for great selfie opportunities. Additionally, the festival showcases the breathtaking colors of fall, including 150,000 autumn flowers. There are also daily tastings of seasonal produce, weekly activities such as cooking demonstrations and classes, and much more. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.

90s Rewind is a fun program at Angelika Film Center Dallas that's just what it sounds like. The first Monday of every month through the end of the year, the popular theater winds back the clock to the 1990s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • Nov. 4 Reservoir Dogs
  • Dec. 2: Dazed and Confused
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information: www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

Nov. 9 The Urban Flea is Garland's market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques and handmade items in the city's historic downtown, a neighborhood full of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Live music completes the experience at the Downtown Garland Square, 509 State St. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.

Nov. 9 Fight for Air Climb is one of American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. By climbing the stairs of a skyscraper, you can help raise money for the organization. Climb with friends, family, coworkers or solo. The Dallas event happens at Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave. Imformation: lung.org.

Nov. 14, Dec. 12 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from through December. The sip-and-shop event lets you sample wines throughout the Downtown Plano Arts District while enjoying live music, curated local art exhibitions and special discounts. There are about 20 wine participating shops each month. Wine walks begin at 5 p.m. with check-in at 1013 E. 15th St. Information: www.visitplano.com.

Through Dec. 31 Discotech is part three of Sweet Tooth Hotel's installation series. Created in collaboration with "mixed-reality studio" px.lab, the installation combines electronic music and new media to form interactive experiences. The newly expanded 5,000-square-foot space is at 2316 Victory Park Lane. Information: sweettoothhotel.com.

Sundays Kids in the Cliff is a cool storytelling series for kids in Bishop Arts District. Every Sunday morning at The Wild Detectives, a 30-minute story time session becomes a portal of discovery, with a curated selection of books awaiting kids and parents. Featured titles are read aloud – they are unique, beautiful, moving or witty, and may be grouped by theme. The weekly event begins at 11 a.m., and all ages are welcome. The Wild Detectives is at 314 West Eighth St. Information: thewilddetectives.com.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information: www.fortworth.com.

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at: www.sundancesquare.com.

Denton and Lewisville:


Denton Community Market Saturdays, April through Nov. Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentoncommunitymarket.com.

Oct. 19 Make plans to go to the Best Little Brewfest to kick back, relax and try some brand-new brews before the craziness of the holidays start! With craft beers, artisan vendors, live music, food and drink for the whole family, Best Little Brewfest gives you the opportunity to have fun, and you can #RideDCTA to get home safely! You can join in on the festival from 1:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Ride DCTA's A-train to the Old Town station to safely get to and from the festival. Information: www.lewisvilletxlive.com.

Oct. 26 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Denton Day of the Dead Festival! This FREE event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., so make sure you take DCTA's A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) to get to and from the intersection of East Hickory and Industrial Streets during the day! Information: dentondayofthedeadfestival.com.

Oct. 29 Rock out with the city of Lewisville and have some spooky family fun at the Rocktober Halloween Bash! Ride DCTA's A-train to the Old Town station on Tuesday, Oct. 29 for trick-or-treating, live music, food and drinks and fun activities for the kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Well-behaved pets on leashes are permitted at the event and admission is FREE! Information: visitlewisville.com.

Nov. 1 First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville. Join the Main and Mill Association on Friday, Nov. 1 for First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Main Street and in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, you'll find live music, art, food and drink specials, retail discounts, photo boots, yard games and more! Admission and parking are FREE. To celebrate and mingle with local vendors every first Friday of the month until December 6, ride the A-train to the Old Town station to get there. Information: mainandmillassociation.com.

First Friday Denton First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is the perfect place to experience Denton's unique and beautiful art scene. On Friday, November 1, businesses on the Downtown Denton Square will have a variety of events and activities such as crafts, live music, shopping deals, fun games and more. Ride DCTA's A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) station to get there. Most activities will begin at 6 p.m. and end at either 9 or 10 p.m. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.

Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information: www.ghostsofdenton.com.

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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Special Offers with your DART Pass


Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information: dallaszoo.com.
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Nasher Sculpture Center image Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information: nashersculpturecenter.org



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