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2005 Events

Texas Prairies and Lakes Region

Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: March 8, 2005 .

 

 

 

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January

January 8-9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Antiques Show. A shopping extravaganza with more than 50 vendor booths. Offers a variety of items, with an emphasis on country and formal furniture, antique glassware, English and American pottery and porcelains, jewelry, pewter, vintage quilts, eclectic memorabilia, Texana items and collectibles. Admission: $4. Hours: 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2804 Gun and Rod Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For information, call 979-251-9455 or 888-273-6426 or visit www.brenhamtexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 14 thru February 6, 2004 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Worth: 109th Annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show & Rodeo. Established in 1896, this popular event attracts nearly one million people from around the world to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the nation's oldest livestock show and daily performances of the world's original indoor rodeo. Grounds open daily 8am-10pm. Grounds Admission: $8 Adults, $4 Children (6-16). Grounds admission tickets are available upon arrival. Tickets are on sale at the Will Rogers Box Office located at 3401 West Lancaster Ave. Please call 817-877-2400 for ticket information. Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-877-2400 or visit http://www.fwssr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

January 12-15, 2005, - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Rodeo Student Show. A great review of aspiring young artists from Columbus area schools. Location: 1014 Milan Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 22 - March 12, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Thelma Moore. A celebraton of art with an afternoon tea, in honor of the exhibit of new work by Columbus treasure, Thelma Moore. Location: 1014 Milam. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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February

(January 14) thru February 6, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Worth: 109th Annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show & Rodeo. Established in 1896, this popular event attracts nearly one million people from around the world to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the nation's oldest livestock show and daily performances of the world's original indoor rodeo. Grounds open daily 8am-10pm. Grounds Admission: $8 Adults, $4 Children (6-16). Grounds admission tickets are available upon arrival. Tickets on sale at the Will Rogers Box Office located at 3401 West Lancaster Ave. Please call 817-877-2420 for ticket information. Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-877-2400 or visit www.fwssr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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March

Entire month of March - EXHIBIT - Flatonia: Parade of Quilts. Downtown store windows display variety of heirloom or decorative quilts. Some shops have more displays inside shops. Time: all day, 7 days a week. Cost: none. Location: North & South Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, entire month of March.

March 4-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: Annual North Texas Irish Festival. Join us for the largest Celtic Festival in the Southwest. Top entertainers provide non-stop music and dance on multiple stages, music and dance exhibitions, workshops, craft demonstrations, wandering musicians, the Urchin Street children's area, traditional Irish food and drink, cultural displays, a Celtic artist competition, and much, much more. Time: Friday 5:30pm-11:30pm; Saturday 10:30am-11:30pm; Sunday 11:30am-8:30pm. Admission Cost: General Daily $11, 2-day ticket $17, Seniors & Students $2 discount, handicap and children under 12 are free. Location: Inside the Automobile and Centennial buildings and on the Esplanade, Fair Park, Dallas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Phone number for more information: 214-821-4174 or visit www.ntif.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 12, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: 19th Annual Athens YMCA Triathlon. This annual event is considered a Sprint Triathlon, one of the first of the season. This triathlon has been rated as an outstanding for the beginning triathlete and a great warm-up for the experienced competitor. Event consists of a 300m swim (swim pool), 12-mile bike, and 5k run. Event host hotel is the Best Western. Call 1-800-982-3819 to make reservations, and ask for the YMCA Triathlon Rate. Time: 9am. Cost: $40/triathlete; $60/relay. Location: 915 S. Palestine. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-264-9622. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brenham: Flower & Garden Show. Delightful outdoor show featurning plants, garden decor and accessories, gardening demonstrations, arts & crafts, farmer's market, festival food, children's activities, live music around the square, pet parade. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: N/A. Location: Downtown around the square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-836-3339. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, in March.

March 12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

March 18-20, 25-27, and April 1-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Palestine: Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration. Three weekends of fun as spring unfolds the beauty and mystery of the Dogwood tree. Enjoy the arts/crafts booths, BBQ Cookoff, parade, home show, train ride, Chili cook-off, tours through Davey Dogwood park, dinner theater, concerts and more. Time: various events each day at different times. Cost: various costs depending on event, some events are ticketed and some are free. Location: various locations around town. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-659-3484. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last two weekends of March & first weekend in April.

March 19 - May 15, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: White Bread. A wacky exhibition of ceramics by Dallas artists Angela Gallia and Linda Gossett. Location: 1014 Milam. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 31 - April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 20th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. Considered one of the premier storytelling events in the nation and certainly the largest in the Southwest. Top professional storytellers throughout the U.S. will spin tales for all audiences: folktales, stories of cultural heritage (especially the South and West), sports stories, war stories, children's tales - some will warm your heart and others will make you laugh until it hurts. A fun and affordable family outing, not just for kids. Time: Various. Call for information. Cost: Some events are free, others range from $5 to $10. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 387-8336. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

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April

(March 31) thru April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 20th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. Considered one of the premier storytelling events in the nation and certainly the largest in the Southwest. Top professional storytellers throughout the U.S. will spin tales for all audiences: folktales, stories of cultural heritage (especially the South and West), sports stories, war stories, children's tales - some will warm your heart and others will make you laugh until it hurts. A fun and affordable family outing, not just for kids. Time: Various. Call for information. Cost: Some events are free, others range from $5 to $10. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 387-8336. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

April 2-3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Salado: 4th Annual Wildflower Art Show. The Salado Chamber of Commerce will once again play host to artists and craftspeople from across the state. The Art Show includes many different art mediums such as jewelry, clothing, pottery, painting and sculpture and currently has over 40 participating artists and crafts people. Many favorites such as Pegasus Pottery, artist LaJuana Westerfield, Texas Prairie Pottery and Nanny's Best Goat Soap will be returning to this years show. The Chamber is also delighted to welcome several new artists to the show. Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: 601 North Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254/947-5040. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 12th Annual Denton Redbud Day and Romp. Denton is the "Redbud Capital of Texas." To coincide with the blooming of the Redbuds in early March, a celebration is held. Activities include: 5K run, 1K walk, home and garden show, booths, educational programs, lectures, exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day. Time: 9am. Cost: Free. Location: Civic Center Park, 321 E. McKinney Denton, TX 76201. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 940-349-8537. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

April 9 - May 30 (Weekends), 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waxahachie: Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival. One of the largest and most popular Renaissance Festivals in the nation, complete with entertainment, crafts, food, drink, games, and fun! Join the festivities as hundreds of prominent entertainers perform, over 200 Artisans display and demonstrate their craft, and food and beverage vendors offer a delicious variety of over 60 menu items fit for a King. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For ticket information and directions refer to ScarboroughRenFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 15-16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fairfield: 7th Annual Show of Wheels & Cruise. A two-day event with nighttime cruise and a sock hop in the streets of the Historic Fairfield Downtown Shopping district. The fun continues Saturday morning with 200+ of the finest show cars and street rods in Texas competing for a $500 cash prize. Two stages feature live entertainment from across Texas served up along side of great food, fun. Prizes, karaoke, and a whole lot more. All proceeds from this event benefit the local community and Historic Preservation throughout the Fairfield Main Street Program. Location: 222 Mount Fairfield Texas 75840. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-389-8669. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in April.

April 15-16, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Grapevine: New Vintage Wine Trail. Ride the Rails and Explore the Grapevine Wine Trail. Begin this festive weekend with a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Jazz Wine Train on Friday evening. The train rocks to a swinging beat as it departs the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main, at 7pm. Enjoy food and music - as well as Grapevine wine - on the round trip adventure. On Saturday, experience one of the most unique ceremonies in Texas as Father Ken Robinson of St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine blesses the vines and wines at Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd (near Glade Road and Hwy. 121) The ceremony begins at 11am. Enjoy the vineyard before stepping onto the complimentary shuttles that depart at noon taking you to Grapevine's other winery tasting rooms along the Grapevine Wine Trail. Wineries will be pouring their new release wines - and New Vintage participants will be the first to experience the flavors of the season. Time: 11-6. Cost: $39. Location: Grapevine, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ennis: Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival. Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, celebrates more than 52 years of its annual trails, the "Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas." It will feature 40 miles of mapped trails, arts, crafts, food, children's activity area, and historic home tour. Ennis Bluebonnet Trails span from April 1-30, with the festival weekend held April 15-17. Time: 9am-5pm for festival. Cost: free. Location: Downtown Ennis Historic District. Ennis is located 25 minutes south of Downtown Dallas on I-45. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000 For more information, call Toll free 1-888-366-4748. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in April.

April 16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Spring Market Day & Citywide Garage Sales. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household item, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30am & 4:30pm. Cost: Free. Location: North Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third Saturday in April.

April 16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Irving: Annual Rockin' 50's Day. Visitors to the Irving Heritage District will be able to twist, shout and play with hula-hoops during the Rockin' 50's Day festival. Activities will include a classic car show, 1950's era dress-up contest, cake walk, and live entertainment throughout the day. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: 217 S. Main Street, Irving, TX 75060. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-721-3636. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the 3rd Saturday in April.

April 16-17, 2002 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: Dance for the Planet. Promising two days chocked full of dance and featuring more than 1,000 dancers, Dance for the Planet highlights indigenous American dance including clogging, square dance, swing, and tap. Anita Katz (Portland), a business visitor to Dallas, said of last year's festival: "I was surprised to find culture is alive and well in downtown Dallas. The atmosphere was refreshing, full of families and people of diverse backgrounds sharing dance together." Time: Noon - 7pm. Cost: FREE. Location: Annette Strauss Artist Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 214-219-2290. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third weekend in April.

April 21-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Euless: Arbor Daze. The City of Euless is proud to present Arbor Daze. In its sixteenth year Arbor Daze will offer nightly musical entertainment from favorite oldies acts and has various opportunities during the day such as arts and crafts, business exposition, plant sale, tree giveaway, concerts, youth community stages, specialty foods and much more. Arbor Daze has been voted the Best Festival in Northeast Tarrant County for the past two years and was selected as the Best Festival in the Nation. Time: Friday: 10am -midnight; Saturday: 9am-midnight; Sunday: 10am -8pm. Cost: Free during the day; Nightly concerts require a free ticket; Without ticket: $10. Location: Bear Creek Parkway and Fuller Wiser Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call (817) 685-1821, or visit www.ci.euless.tx.us. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, fourth weekend in April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Cleburne: Spring-Fest. Live Entertainment, Over 100 Vendors, Midway, Games, Ducky Derby, and more. Time: Friday 5pm to Sunday 6pm. Cost: none. Location: Downtown Cleburne. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 817-202-9190. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 25th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. A celebration of the arts, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually. Over 1,000 professional and amateur performers on six stages showcase the best in jazz, pop, rhythm & blues and full orchestra music. Community groups also represent a wide variety of dance, choral, storytelling and theatre performances. Juried craftsmen and fine artists demonstrate, exhibit and sell their creations. Children enjoy an Art Tent with numerous art experiences under the leadership of qualified instructors. Time: Varies. Cost: Free. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-565-0931 or visit www.dentonjazzfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last full weekend in April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waco: Viking Fest. Celebration of the Scandinavian Cultural Heritage in Texas. Viking Fest is important for Scandinavian-Texans because it unites our efforts in a common goal, the preservation of our heritage. Our festival, with its arts and crafts, games, dancing and music, heritage displays, demonstrators, and lecturers, seeks to provide a glimpse of our Nordic culture and portray a way of life that the Nordic people brought to America and to Texas. Music, dance, food, games, folkdress, and arts & crafts. Highlights during the festival include a Viking Ship asail on the Brazos River, a Viking encampment, a Midsummer celebration with Maypole and entertainment from around the world on several stages-vendors will sell ethnic foods, arts and crafts. Time: Sat: Festival kick-off parade down Austin Avenue at 9:30 am, gates open 10am-9pm; Sun: 11am-6pm. Cost: $5 Adults; $3 Srs. over 65 & Children 6-12; Under 6 free. Location: Waco Convention Center/Heritage Square, 100 Washington Ave Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (254) 296-1857 or visit www.vikingfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 23, 2004 - FESTIVAL - Wills Point: Annual Bluebird Festival. Take a stroll along the red brick streets and view historic buildings or take a ride down country roads to view bluebird nesting boxes. Wills Point is home to more Eastern Bluebirds than any other place in Texas. Visit the depot museum, quilt show, or miniature train exhibit. Come to Wills Point and enjoy small town fun. Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: Free. Location: 50 miles east of Dallas on Highway 80. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-WP-BLUBIRD. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually 2nd or 3rd weekend in April.

April 24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Plano: 2nd Annual Blackland Prairie Festival. Celebrate the rich heritage of Plano with music, food, early 1900's-era events, dances, home tours and historic re-enactments by costumed performers. Arts and crafts booths will feature period exhibitions including rope making, tin smiths, candle dipping, blacksmith techniques, pottery making, and much more. Time: 11am-6pm. Cost: free. Location: Historic Downtown Plano. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (972) 423-7809 or visit www.blacklandprairiefestival.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 28 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: 33rd Annual Mayfest. A community festival held on the banks of the Trinity River. Enjoy our Fine Art area, Art Market, acclaimed free Children's Area, Sports Adventure Area, jet-ski shows & kite flying. Fabulous Food & Beverage, seven stages of varied entertainment, strolling entertainment and attractions scattered throughout the festival. Our Mayfest Run is held Saturday morning. Handicapped accessible. Time: April 28-29: 3:30-10pm; April 30: 10am-10pm; May 1: 12 noon-7pm. Cost: Adults $7, Senior Citizens (55+) & Children 6-12 $4, Children under 5 free. Location: Trinity Park, located on University Drive, north of I-30. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: 200,000-500,000. For more information, call 817-332-1055 or visit www.mayfest.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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May

Weekends thru May 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waxahachie: Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival. One of the largest and most popular Renaissance Festivals in the nation, complete with entertainment, crafts, food, drink, games, and fun! Join the festivities as hundreds of prominent entertainers perform, over 200 Artisans display and demonstrate their craft, and food and beverage vendors offer a delicious variety of over 60 menu items fit for a King. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For ticket information and directions refer to ScarboroughRenFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 18th Annual Cinco de Mayo. This Mexican cultural festival starts with a parade at 10am. Activities include live music and dance, piñata-making and other arts and crafts for children, and vendors offering a variety of Mexican cuisine, jewelry and novelties. From 8pm-1am, a dance will be held inside the Civic Center. There, winners of the La Reyna de Cinco de Mayo pageant will be announced. Time: 10am-5pm (Dance 8pm-1am). Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 349-8289 or visit www.dentoncinco.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brenham: Ice Cream Festival. Take yourself back in time to an old fashioned ice cream social. Quality Arts & Crafts, ice cream eating contests, Little Mr. & Miss Scoop contest, strolling musicians, festival food, children's activities & lots of Blue Bell ice cream. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: n/a. Location: Downtown Brenham. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-888-BRENHAM. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in May.

May 11-15, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Irving: EDS Byron Nelson Championship PGA Golf Tournament. The best golfers in the world come each year to this PGA tour event. Location: Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas. Region: Texas Prairies & Lakes. For more information, call (214) 742-3896. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 15, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: Herb Festival. More than 30 vendors present gardening supplies, plants and books. Lectures are also offered. Hours are 10am-4pm. Admission $5; under age 12 free. Location: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Region: Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-488-7262. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 16-22, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Worth: Bank Of America Colonial Golf Tournament. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious PGA Tour events. Since 1946 it's been played at Colonial Country club, home of Ben Hogan, one of golf's greatest players. Location: Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Dr. Region: Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-927-4280. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 19-21, 2005 - FAIR - Giddings: Lee County Fair. Three-day event including a parade, 3 nights of CPRA rodeo action, arts and crafts and one of the States most recognized barbecue cook-offs. The Lee County Fair is the newest fair in the state of Texas, featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment business and the state of Texas noodle contest. Location: Hwy 290, 3 miles West of Giddings, toward Austin. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (979) 542-2311. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Columbus: 50th Annual Live Oak Festival. Celebrate a timeless Texas tradition. Featuring Robert Sanders' Steamboat Jazz, the acoustical country of The Weary Boys, and the emotive voice of singer/ songwriter Christy Claxton. Set among gently blooming magnolias, centuries old live oaks, and beautifully restored historic buildings, this springtime event features a mosaic of live music, antiques, surrey rides, magical acts, the lovely Magnolia Belles, a local melodrama, dinner theater, street dances and more. Time: Vary. Cost: Free. Location: 425 Spring Street, Courthouse Square, Downtown Columbus. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Grapevine: Main Street Days. Bring the whole family to this festival celebrating Grapevine's agricultural and railroad heritage. Enjoy arts and crafts, street dances, a stew cook-off, and exciting rides on the midway. Four non-stop stages feature entertainment from classic rock to country bands. Enjoy delicious food and drinks. See the settlers' camp, the Heritage Gunfighters, American Indian drum and dancing and more, all on Main Street in Grapevine. Time: Fri. 6pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cost: $5 adults. Location: Downtown Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Richardson: Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Wildflower! is an award-winning multi-day, multi-stage, eclectic music festival that draws over 50,000 attendees! Festival programming includes two main outdoor performance stages, the Kids/Family Area, strolling entertainers/buskers, interactive displays and exhibits, an artist market, a Singer/Songwriter Contest/Stage, and world and cultural performances inside the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For additional information call (972) 744-4580 or visit www.wildflowerfestival.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second weekend in May.

May 21 - July 16, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Shawn Roberts & Friends. Mixed media exhibit featuring hometown boy, Shawn Roberts, who is now living and working in Austin. Also exquisite blown glass by Jeff Ballard. Location: 400 Milam - Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - FAIR - Denton: Denton Air Fair. The Air Fair is open to the public and features fly-ins, an open house. There will be a number of World War II antique aircraft, aerobatic maneuvers, parachute drop, and experimental and vintage aircraft will be on display. Booths and concessions will be available. Time: 8am-5pm. Cost: Fair is free. Small charge for parking. Location: Denton Municipal Airport. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 484-1603. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third Saturday in May.

May 21, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Nocona: Nocona Fun Day. A fun, all-day event featuring antique car show, motorcycle rally, food booths, arts and crafts, kiddy rides. Fun for the whole family. Time: All Day. Cost: Free. Location: Clay Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-825-3526. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 21-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Columbus: 51st Annual Live Oak Festival and Art Show. Art Show; Melodrama; Craft Booths; Magnolia Belles; Historical Presentations; Dinner Theater; Opry; Food Booths; Street Dance; and Live Music including The Weary Boys, Christy Claxton Duo, Robert Sanders Jazz, Second Hand Rose, Happy Playboys, Johnny Underwood & Benny Okruhlik & the Texas Sound. Time: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday. Cost: Free. Location: 425 Spring Street, Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 27-29, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ennis: 39th Annual National Polka Festival. The festival, celebrating Ennis' Czech Heritage, includes the following activities: a Friday night Pre-Party featuring the King and Queen Dance Contest, 5K race and fun run on Sat., giant parade on Sat., arts/crafts/food booths, children's activity area, 14 live bands, and more. This festival features 4 spacious air-conditioned halls, free parking, free shuttle buses from downtown to all halls. Ennis is located just 25 minutes south of Downtown Dallas on I-45. Don't miss this great family event. Time: Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12:00-4pm for art/crafts/food in downtown; Hall entertainment- Friday 7-11pm, Sat. 11:30am-12:30am; Sunday 1pm-9pm; 8am (Sat.)-Polka Race-5-K Run; parade: Sat @ 10am. Cost: Free for downtown activities; admission fee- one daily admission includes all four auditoriums (meals not included). Location: Downtown Ennis Historic District and at 4 Czech Fraternal Auditoriums. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Toll free 1-888-366-4748. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day Weekend.

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June

June 3-5, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Arlington: 19th Annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Texas Scottish Festival features some of the top Scottish performers in the world. Scheduled events include professional and amateur athletics, workshops, children's games and activities, genealogy and history seminars, dog shows, dance parties, colorful Scottish Clan tents, and every kind of Scottish food and ale imaginable. If it's Scottish, you'll find it here. Location: Maverick Stadium, University of Texas at Arlington. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, go to www.texasscottishfestival.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in June.

June 3-11, 2005 - FAIR - Greenville: Hunt County Fair. Featuring top quality musical events, a midway with breathtaking rides, displays of local crafts, and livestock exhibits and competitions. Cost: $8. Location: Hunt County Fairgrounds on FM 1570 (Jack Finney Blvd). Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-454-1503. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in June.

June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Glen Rose: The Promise. A musical drama in Glen Rose, Texas that fuses the timeless story of Jesus Christ with high-quality, state of the art technology bringing to life the birth, ministry, death resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ in majestic splendor. Performances are held each Friday & Saturday night in an outdoor theatre with seating for 3,000. Time: 8:30pm. Cost: Adult $8-$24, Seniors (Ages 62+) $2 off, Students (Ages 13-18 and College students w/school ID) $3 off, Children (Ages 4-12) $4 off. Location: Texas Amphitheater, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-687-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Weekends through Oct. 25.

June 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: Dog Days of Summer Celebration. Dogs can be dressed up and have a "Glamfur Shot" taken, get their paws read by the Great Barkini and socialize with thousands of other dogs and their people. More than 70 booths with games, crafts, fun festival foods, pet information and animal adoptions are available. A dog parade, a stupid pet tricks contest, a dog singing contest and the official 2005 Spokesdog Pageant round out the day. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 101 S. Locust, Historic Downtown Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-349-8529. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in June.

June 10-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Irving: Annual Irving Heritage Festival. Celebrate Irving's Centennial with the Irving Heritage Festival. Friday, 6pm. to midnight, visit the Whistle Stop Plaza and Clocktower for the Annual Old-Time Fiddlers Contest. Saturday Main Street comes alive with "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" featuring vendors and entertainment as well as displays from the past. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: Free admission. Location: Heritage Park, Irving. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-253-9700. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in June.

June 11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Dublin: Dublin Dr Pepper 114th Birthday Celebration. Dublin officially becomes DR PEPPER, TEXAS on the second Saturday in June each year as Dr Pepper aficionados from around the world come here to celebrate the birthday of the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant in the world - and the only one which has always used pure cane sugar. It's a day of family fun with food, games, tours, entertainment, contests, arts and crafts and all things Dr Pepper. Time: all day. Cost: Free. Location: 221 S. Patrick St. Dublin, Texas 76446. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-445-3466. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in June.

June 11-12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Brenham Antiques Show. More than 50 vendors from across the U.S. offer a variety of items including furniture, antique glassware, English and American pottery, porcelain, jewelry, pewter, quilts and collectibles. Tickets: Adults $4, children 12 and under admitted free. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2804 Gun & Rod Rd. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 888-273-6426 or 979-251-9455. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 11-12 2005 - FESTIVAL - Carrollton: Santa Fe Days. Artisans of New Mexico’s Santo Domingo Pueblo will present Santa Fe Days on the square in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Over 35 artisans will share their heritage and culture while offering handcrafted pottery and jewelry to sell. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit their Veterans Center in New Mexico. Festival also includes numerous Indian tribes and groups. Come share the festivities, buy unique handmade items, sample food and observe dancing and drumming. A fun filled family event! Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street and S. Broadway. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-242-6453. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in June.

June 16 - July 23, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: Shakespeare Festival. Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and your love of Shakespeare for this annual outdoor festival. The summer playbill includes As You Like It and Comedy of Errors. Friday performances begin at 5pm, Saturday at 1pm. There is a one-hour break for dinner. Location: Samuel Grand Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-559-2778. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

June 17-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Greenville: Audie Murphy Days. Honors WWII's most decorated soldier, a native of Hunt County. Cost: Free. Location: Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, 600 I-30 East, Exit 95. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-450-4502. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in June.

June 18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - DeSoto: Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration. The Cities of DeSoto, Lancaster, Duncanville and Cedar Hill will come together to celebrate our diversity and the African-American culture. Parade, entertainment, art & crafts, children's activities, food & fun. Fashion show & tea cake & sweet potato pie contests, concert with recording artists Yarbrough & Peoples. Time: 10am-10pm. Cost: free. Location: 211 E. Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto Town Center on the corner of Hampton & Pleasant Run Roads. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-230-9648. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the Saturday closet to June 19th.

June 29 - July 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Belton: 80th Annual 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo. Since the 1850's folks from all over Central Texas have been coming to Belton to celebrate the 4th of July. This week-long celebration will feature one of Texas's Top Ten Parades, the Festival on Nolan Creek, a carnival, Texas Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, Patriotic Program, Kick-off Bar-B-Q, Cowboy Breakfast with the rodeo being the highlight of the celebration. Time: vary. Cost: vary. Location: 412 E. Central Avenue. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-939-3551. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, week prior to July 4th.

June 21-25, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Elgin: 35th Annual Western Days Festival. Includes nightly rodeo, street dance, live music, food fair, photo contest, golf tournament, arts & crafts booth and parade. Location: Elgin Memorial Park, Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information call Phone: (512)285-4515 or E-mail:elginchamber@hotmail.com. Held annually, fourth weekend in June.

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JULY

Tuesday - Sunday, (June 16) - July 23, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Dallas: Shakespeare Festival. Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and your love of Shakespeare for this annual outdoor festival. Friday performances begin at 5pm, Saturday at 1pm. There is a one-hour break for dinner. Location: Samuel Grand Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-559-2778. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Belton: 81st Annual 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo. Since the 1850's folks from all over Central Texas have been coming to Belton to celebrate the 4th of July. This week-long celebration will feature one of Texas's Top Ten Parades, the Festival on Nolan Creek, a carnival, Texas Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, Patriotic Program, Kick-off Bar-B-Q, Cowboy Breakfast with the rodeo being the highlight of the celebration. Time: vary. Cost: vary. Location: 412 E. Central Avenue. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-939-3551. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, week prior to July 4th.

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Garland: Star Spangled 4th. Let us capture your imagination, wow you with the spectacle, and create memories for a lifetime. Welcome to Garland's award-winning Star Spangled 4th celebration, a five-day extravaganza in historical downtown Garland featuring music, food, crafts, and non-stop entertainment for all ages. Don't miss our spectacular evening parade, exciting midway, arts and crafts, auto show, motorcycle show, and more. Nightly choreographed fireworks and laser and light shows. Fun exhibits and attractions. Cost: Free admission and parking. Location: Historic Downtown Garland. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, www.starspangledfourth.com or call (972) 205-2807 or toll-free (888) 879-0264. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually during 4th of July holiday.

July 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Glen Rose: The Promise. A musical drama in Glen Rose, Texas that fuses the timeless story of Jesus Christ with high-quality, state of the art technology bringing to life the birth, ministry, death resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ in majestic splendor. Performances are held each Friday & Saturday night in an outdoor theatre with seating for 3,000. Time: 8:30pm. Cost: Adult $8-$24, Seniors (Ages 62+) $2 off, Students (Ages 13-18 and College students w/school ID) $3 off, Children (Ages 4-12) $4 off. Location: Texas Amphitheater, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-687-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Weekends through Oct. 25.

July 2, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Arlington: 40th Annual 4th of July Parade. Organized by the Arlington 4th of July Association, this parade has become one of the largest in Texas. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a true, old-fashioned community parade. With over 150 entries that include marching bands to exotic automobiles, military color guards to clowns, and dignitaries to unique presentations, the theme of what Independence Day is all about is evident. Parade entries and volunteer helpers are welcome. Time: 9am, lasting about two hours. Cost: Free. Location: UTA/downtown Arlington. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-275-3706. Visit www.arlington4th.com for additional details. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually during July 4th weekend.

July 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Belton: Festival on Nolan Creek. Come to Belton and celebrate our independence with the annual Festival on Nolan Creek. Join in the games, carnival, pony rides, arts & crafts, Texas Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, food, face painting and great entertainment. Time: Noon - 6pm. Cost: None. Location: Yettie Polk and Confederate Parks in Downtown Belton. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, please contact Julie Preston at 254-939-3551 or email: julie@beltontxchamber.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Saturday nearest July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bedford: City of Bedford 4thFest. Join the City of Bedford for one of North Texas' largest "FREE" July 4th events. Parade starts at noon. Festivities continue throughout the day with a carnival, roving entertainment and live concert, followed by the largest firework show in North Texas at 10pm. Time: July 4th 10am-11pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 2801 Forest Ridge Drive. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (817) 952-2222 ext. 514 or visit www.ci.bedford.tx.us. For lodging information call the Bedford Hotel Association at 1-800-900-1755 for special rates. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on 4th of July.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Grapevine: Fourth of July Celebration. An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration with patriotic fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 1-800-457-6338. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Lewisville: 4th of July Fireworks Show. Fireworks begin at dark, about 9:30pm. Cost: free. Location: Vista Ridge Mall Area- I-35 E at Round Grove Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For More Information, please call 972-219-3550. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waco: 4th on the Brazos. See all of the excitement of the Independence Day celebration. Time: 3pm-10pm. Cost: Free. Location: 100 S. University Parks Dr. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-750-5980. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 8-10, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Dallas: The West End's Taste of Dallas. Dallas' biggest summer blast with continuous live musical entertainment, food and other activities. Location: West End Historic District. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-741-7185. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Weatherford: Annual Parker County Peach Festival. Featuring over 200 vendors, the event will take place in Weatherford's historic downtown, from 9am to 5pm, complete with a children's area, craft vendors, and food of all kinds. There will be free parking from Weatherford College & The First Monday Grounds. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $3 Adult, $1 Child. Location: Historic Downtown. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information call Weatherford Chamber of Commerce: 1-888-594-3801. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in July.

July 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: Gran Fiesta de Fort Worth. A colorful three-evening outdoor celebration of Latin music, art and cuisine. Continuous musical entertainment and performing arts, educational and cultural activities, fashion show, and marketplace. Location: Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-855-1881. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 16, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Paris: Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally. The Tour de Paris will be celebrating its 21st year in 2005, offering pancake breakfast, varying lengths (100K, 70K, 40K and 15K), hamburgers and fresh fruit smoothies at finish line. Great t-shirts, prizes and drawing for free bike for early bird entries. Time: Start at 8 a.m. Cost: $25 registration. Location: Start/Finish Line, 2400 Jefferson Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-PARIS TX. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in July.

July 22-24, 29-31, August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bryan: Harvest Festival. Featured on 5 weekends, activities include a tour of the vineyards, watching grape stomping, lunch and a wine-pairing seminar. Dinner features either a "murder/mystery" theme or dinner with the vintner (alternating weekends). Prices range from individual activities, lunch plus activities, to full day packages including lunch and dinner. Call for reservations: 979-778-9463. Location: Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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(July 22-24, 29-31) August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bryan: Harvest Festival. Featured on 5 weekends, activities include a tour of the vineyards, watching grape stomping, lunch and a wine-pairing seminar. Dinner features either a "murder/mystery" theme or dinner with the vintner (alternating weekends). Prices range from individual activities, lunch plus activities, to full day packages including lunch and dinner. Call for reservations: 979-778-9463. Location: Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Glen Rose: The Promise. A musical drama in Glen Rose, Texas that fuses the timeless story of Jesus Christ with high-quality, state of the art technology bringing to life the birth, ministry, death resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ in majestic splendor. Performances are held each Friday & Saturday night in an outdoor theatre with seating for 3,000. Time: 8:30pm. Cost: Adult $8-$24, Seniors (Ages 62+) $2 off, Students (Ages 13-18 and College students w/school ID) $3 off, Children (Ages 4-12) $4 off. Location: Texas Amphitheater, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-687-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Weekends through Oct. 25.

August 19-27, 2005 - FAIR - Denton: Annual North Texas State Fair. Join us for world championship rodeos, live music, carnival rides and games, petting zoos and bar-b-que cook-offs. Time: Fridays 6pm-1am, Saturdays 1pm-1am, Sunday 1pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday 6pm-12pm. Cost: Small Fee Parking: $3. Location: North Texas Fairgrounds - 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton, TX. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information call 940-387-2632. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

August 27-28, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Dallas: 14th Annual VISIONS: The Women's Expo. This event offers women sensational shopping, information, inspiration, education, and FUN. Special event stages feature national and local celebrities, elaborate fashion shows, noted chefs, the latest in home decor & organization, and high-powered business presentations. Key exhibit areas include: business & career, health & fitness, finance & technology, fashion & beauty, children & family, travel & recreation, home & garden, cooking & entertaining, pets, sensational shopping & more. Sponsored by JC Penney, Minyard Food Stores, The American Heart Association Food Certification Program, WFAA-TV Channel 8 and The Dallas Morning News. Time: Saturday, 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Cost: $8. Location: Dallas Market Hall 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 214 977 7431 or visit www.beloexpo.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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September

September 8-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Grapevine: GrapeFest. Join wine novices and connoisseurs at the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Sample award winning Texas wines at this annual event offering four full days of fun! Visit Grapevine's winery/tasting rooms via complimentary shuttle vans. The international wine area will feature wines from many countries. Listen to live music on stages located throughout historic Main Street. Get "into" the action at the competitive GrapeStomp you and your partner could win the coveted Purple Foot award! Volunteers are needed and welcomed at GrapeFest. Uncork the fun at GrapeFest! Time: Thursday: 11am-10:30pm (free), Friday: 10am-5pm (free), Friday: 6pm-11:30pm, Saturday: 10am-11:30pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm. Admission Cost: General Daily $6, Seniors & Students $3, Daily Admission Family rate $15, Weekend Pass, $10, Souvenir Weekend Pass, $15. Location: Main Street, Downtown Historic Grapevine. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-410-3185 or visit www.tourtexas.com/grapevine/grapefest. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Annual event held the second week in September.

September 10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza. Juried art booths, Attic Treasure Appraisals, classic car show, special Kid Zone, Chalk Art Fest and festival foods make this event fun for the entire family. Find that special object d'art, have a family heirloom appraised, enjoy strolling entertainment or check out the dream machines lining the historic downtown square. For info: www.dentonmainstreet.org. Time: 10am to 5pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 101 S. Locust, Historic Downtown Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-349-8529. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in September.

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December

December 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Dallas: 2005 Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade. The Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade raises funds for Children's Medical Center Dallas. Each year, more than 325,000 attendees in downtown Dallas enjoy parade elements including professionally designed floats, giant inflatable balloons, bands, drill teams and costumed characters. The parade is broadcast to more than 75 million households in more than 280 television markets. The 2003 Parade won the Gold Grand Pinnacle Award, the highest honor of the International Festivals and Events Association. Time: 10am. Cost: Reserved bleacher seats - $15; General Admission - free to the public. Location: Downtown Dallas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: 200,000-500,000. For more information, call 214-456-8360. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in December.

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