Things To Do Around DFW: February 20-23

John Liddle
February 20, 2020 - 7:33 am
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See some of the great things to do around DFW this weekend. 

Texas Mac & Cheese Festival

If you’ve got a special love for that carb-filled, creamy goodness of mac & cheese, then the Texas Mac & Cheese Festival might be your heaven.  It’s billed as Texas’ largest-ever mac & cheese fest, with over 15 mac & cheese food vendors.  Plus they’re having food eating contests, a cheese fry bar, craft beer garden, axe throwing, and more.

Where: Texas LIVE!, 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington

When: February 22nd-23rd, 2020

Cost:     $34.99 and up

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Mardi Gras Texas Style! 2020

It’s the 19th year of Mardi Gras Texas Style music festival. It’s 20 Texas Country Music acts on five stages, including Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Flatland Cavalry, Shane Smith & The Saints, and more.  In addition to the music, it’s a Mardi Gras celebration with all the food, fun, and beads you can stand.

Where: Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Ave, Dallas

When: February 22nd, 2020. Doors open 2pm - Midnight. 

Cost:   $40 and up

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It’s an official MINECRAFT community event, for lovers of the popular game.  Attendees can meet MINECRAFT YouTube celebrities, compete in a MINECRAFT eSports Tournament, participate in a costume contest, solve your way out of the MINECRAFT Escape Room, and more.

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

When: February 22nd-23rd, 2020

Cost: Tickets range from $59.98 to $89.99

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Indigo Girls in Concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The folk-rock group is the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 every decade since the 1980s.  Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will be paired with DSO for a memorable concert experience.  There are three chances to catch Indigo Girls.

Where: Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St, Dallas

When: February 21st at 7:30 P.M., February 22nd at 7:30 P.M. and February 23rd at 2:30 P.M.

Cost: $29 to $144

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Mardi Gras Mad Dash in North Dallas

Celebrate Mardi Gras by running the Santa Fe Trail in a 5K, 10K, or 1 Mile run/walk.  Finishers get a medal and a t-shirt.  There’s a costume contest, gold, purple, and green beads, plus King Cake!  They’ll also be taking donations of warm clothing for Union Gospel Mission.

Where: Dallas Randall Park, 100 Glasgow, Dallas

When: February 22nd at 9 A.M.

Cost: $41 (Kids dash is free)

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Harlem Globetrotters

The legendary, show-stopping basketball team has three shows in North Texas this weekend as part of their Pushing The Limits World Tour.  The Globetrotters always bring high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, incredible dribbling, and family fun.

Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas & Dickies Arena 3434 Trail Drive, Fort Worth

When: February 22nd at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. in Dallas & February 23rd at 2 P.M. in Fort Worth

Cost: $23 and up

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Smokey Robinson at Mesquite Arena

He just turned 80, and the legendary Smokey Robinson is still going strong.  The Motown legend will perform at the 2020 Mesquite ISD Education Foundation Lone Star Legacy Gala & Concert.  Grandstand seats are still available.  There’s a live auction before Smokey’s performance, then the man himself goes on at 8:30 P.M.  All proceeds from the event benefit Mesquite ISD teachers and students.

Where: Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite

When: February 22nd

Cost: $40-$85

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Fort Worth Home & Garden Show

The 40th Annual Fort Worth Home & Garden Show comes to downtown Cow Town this weekend.  Find expert advice, money-saving tips, ideas for your remodeling or landscaping projects, and more. Kids 14 & under are free.  Military, police and first responders are free (with ID).

Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth

When: February 21st – February 23rd

Cost: $8-$10 (Kids 14 and under free)

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Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical

This bold, original musical is a colorful reimagination of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon series.  SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe…until an unexpected hero rises to take center stage.  This show for the entire family celebrates friendship and cooperation, and teaches the power of unity and inclusion.

Where: Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth

When: February 20th – February 23rd

Cost: Starting at $44

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