Our Favorite Festivals Around Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

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Dallas-Fort Worth. This Texas metropolis continues to grow in all areas, today a vibrant and bustling metropolis of nearly eight million. With this growth, the Dallas-Fort Worth area continues to offer more and more activities each autumn, which can prove challenging to those compiling a travel itinerary. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed it down to our picks. Whether you are only visiting, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for something to do around home, read on for some of our favorite autumn events here around Dallas-Fort Worth.

State Fair of Texas

Dallas is famously home to the State Fair of Texas, one Texas’ largest attractions, taking place through most of October. Just as the famous motto goes, ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ – this also applies to their fairs! Every year, millions come to the expansive Dallas Fair Park under the gaze of Big Tex to enjoy live music, shows, games, food, rides and countless unique experiences unique to the State Fair of Texas. Multiple stages feature Tejano music, Country, Norton, Soul and Rock with acts beloved among Texans and listeners from around the nation. 

Multiple major bowl games also provide a memorable College Football experience for those wanting to experience a Texas-style sporting spectacle, while others can also witness a genuine rodeo! Several museums are also on location, providing a look into Texas’ arts and history, for those wanting to learn about Texas, while the Midway provides thrills and rides for the daring and the not-so-daring. Whether enjoying the eccentric state fair food, watching a uniquely Texas event, listening to live music or do it all in a vibrant setting, bring the whole party to the State Fair of Texas!


Riverfront Jazz Festival

The Riverfront Jazz Festival is an enchanting celebration of Dallas’ musical heritage, through Jazz but also other genres including R&B, Soul, Blues and Neo-Soul. Some of the famous faces that have appeared at the Riverfront Jazz Festival over the years include Terence Blanchard, Dwele, Grace Kelly, Julio Iglesias Jr., Shaun Martin, and last but not least, Dallas native Erykah Badu! Enjoy live music and performances all weekend long here at the Riverfront Jazz Festival.


Dallas Pride

Dallas Pride is Dallas’ celebration of love, inclusion and recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community. Live music, dance performances, fashion, panels and comedy stand-up are just some of the events among LGBT icons in an entertaining and vibrant weekend. Groups of all ages and interests are included, and visitors of any background are more than welcome to attend Dallas Pride. Aside from the performances on-stage, visitors can also shop crafts, support LGBT-owned businesses and initiatives as well as learn about other Dallas community events. Whether celebrating or supporting the LGBT community or just as a visitor who wants to have fun in the festivities and get connected to many other parties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dallas Pride is a great option for visitors and locals alike.

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