Spend Memorial weekend at CityArts Festival at Fair Park and enjoy a complete showcase of cultural, performing and culinary arts all in one place. For three days, the park will be transformed into a bustling arts bonanza. You’ll enjoy movies, handcrafted one of a kind pieces of art, food, music, live performances and even demonstrations from artists and renowned chefs.
She Is Dallas info: CityArts Festival is free and open to the public. The festival will run Friday, May 27, from 6 “ 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. “ 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 29, from noon “ 6 p.m. Activities will take place outdoors along the Lagoon, Cotton Bowl Plaza and the Promenade at Fair Park (1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas 75210). Parking will be available at gates 2 and 6. The City of Dallas charges $10 to park within the gates of Fair Park. Food for thought: Alcohol-consuming guests should ride DART's Green Line Rail to the Fair Park Station. For more information, please call 214-421-9600 or visit the CityArts Festival website. You can also follow CityArts on Facebook.
Other highlights of CityArts Festival will include an outdoor film screening of Breakfast at Tiffany's at 9 p.m. Friday, rooftop fireworks at 10 p.m., ongoing entertainment, kids activities galore, shopping at CityArts Marketplace, plus ARTFEST will return to its traditional outdoor setting over Memorial Day weekend showcasing art by nearly 150 renowned juried artists.
Thanks to Atmos Energy, Fair Park's eight museums will offer free admission on Saturday and Sunday (at select times) including the African American Museum, Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future, Dallas Historical Society/Hall of State, the new Texas Museum of Automotive History, Texas Discovery Gardens, Museum of Nature & Science and Museum of the American Railroad. Check the CityArts Festival museum schedule for the latest schedules. In addition, Dallas Summer Musicals will present 9 to 5: The Musical at 8 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall (tickets required).
Dancing water shows choreographed to music at the Esplanade Fountain will dazzle crowds at the top of every hour! Four songs will be featured including Yellow Rose of Texas and Aaron Copland's Hoedown of the popular Rodeo suite, plus two new songs Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Stars and Stripes. (Dancing water shows will run at the top of the hour from 6 “ 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. “ 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon “ 5 p.m. Sunday.)
Culinary Showcase sponsors include Ben E. Keith Beverage Company, Budweiser, Constellation, Deep Eddy Vodka, Kroger, Republic National Distributing Company, and The PatrÃ³n Spirits Company.