This is not a drill people – it’s Oktoberfest! This is “zie fest with zie best”, and it returns to Fort Worth this weekend! Head to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it your own. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with midway rides, dachshund races, German-style competitions, the Young Professionals Oktoberfest Olympics, traditional German vendors, and the Oktoberfest Run and Ride. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Brave Combo, Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, and Das Ist Lustig. Admission is $10.00 each day, or $15.00 for a three-day pass. This event is free for kids 11 and younger with a paying adult.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth
Phone: (817) 698-0700
Get ready for a taste of India on stage in the Dupree Theatre, with Rang De! Color Me India! Explore the many facets of India through a Broadway-style production that will sweep you off your feet – from crossing the road to finding a bargain, from classical music and dance to the latest Bollywood, from roadside vendors to street entertainers, from festival celebrations to spiritual wisdom. To top it all off, relish the mouthwatering fare in the lobby bazaar! Join us for a creative, colorful and interactive experience – as you get immersed, emerge dyed in the color of India! Feel the sights, the sounds, the traditions – the sensations that make up the kaleidoscope of India. Tickets start at $21.00.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017, and Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving
Phone: (972) 252-2787
The Dallas Cowboys hosts a Cowboys Plaza Party before most home games this season at The Star in Frisco’s on Tostitos Championship Plaza. Fans can enjoy a festive game weekend atmosphere featuring a live DJ, contests and giveaways, autographs from Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys alumni and Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers, and inflatables. On home game weekends, the Cowboys Plaza Party presented by AT&T will be held the day before home games. Fans visiting The Star may dine at Cane Rosso, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Cow Tipping Creamery, Neighborhood Services, and Raising Cane’s, which are now all open. This event is free to attend.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Star in Frisco, One Cowboys Way, Frisco
Phone: (972) 497-4800
Is there a phantom lurking somewhere at Dallas Children’s Theater? Get “goosebumps” at DCT’s fourth annual Family Party. DCT is offering an exclusive chance to see “Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium” and then go behind the scenes for party fun. The Goosebumps Play and Party is fashioned after author R.L. Stine’s iconic style of fun and is guaranteed to be an adventure of epically spooky, yet silly, proportions. On Saturday, September 23rd after the 1:30 pm performance, play and party guests will tour the DCT catwalk and take the elevator to the “basement.” They will also be among the first to scour the racks at the theater’s first ever costume shop sale. Thrilling dance lessons (hint, hint), fantastical take-home treats, and magic that’s up close and personal make the party a must-attend event for families who love having a spooktacular time Stine-style. Adult tickets are $90.00 each for Section A or $83.00 for Section B. Children tickets are $88.00 each for Section A or $81.00 for Section B.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St, Dallas
Phone: (214) 740-0051
Say so long to summer at the ultimate pool party for you and your pooch. Paddle alongside your pup in the NRH2Ocean and Endless River! Splash with the kids in Frogstein’s Splashatory and the Tadpole Swimming Hole. Relax with the whole family on the white sands of Beachside Bay. Free goody bags for the first 500 people through the gate. Proceeds benefit the North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center. Dogs must be spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations, including rabies vaccinations. Participants must present a signed waiver form at the gate. Admission is $20.00 per person including up to two dogs. This event is free for kids 2 and younger with a paid adult.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills
Phone: (817) 427-6500