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Things To Do Around DFW: March 12-15

John Liddle
March 12, 2020 - 6:49 am

See what is happening around DFW this weekend. 

*Due to the threat of Coronavrus, some of these events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check their website for further information.

 

The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza 

If you like pickles, boy have we got the party for you.

The 9th Annual World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade and Palooza is a family-friendly, two-day event in Mansfield that includes pickle contests and pickle runs. Food options include pickles of course, as well as barbecue, corn dogs, and turkey legs. There will also be live music, corn hole tournaments, a pet parade and the famous Pickle Queens.  The big pickle parade takes place Saturday afternoon. 

Where: Downtown Mansfield

When: March 13th – 14th, 2020

Cost: Admission, parking, most activities are free.  Cash or card for Vendor Market or Food Court.

More info: https://www.pickleparade.org/

 

St. Paddy’s Texas Style in Lewisville

St. Paddy’s Texas Style in Lewisville will include live entertainment (including bands and Irish dance troops), carnival-type activities for kids - including a 40-foot zip line - bounce houses and face painters.  Most activities are free. But Epic Axe Fort Worth will be there as well for those 12 and above to try their hand and throwing an axe. $5 for 5 throws or $10 for 10 throws.  Great food also available for purchase.

Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St, Lewisville

When: March 14th, Noon-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free (select activities have a nominal cost), Parking also free

More info: https://www.cityoflewisville.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/36974/485

 

The Office! A Musical Parody 

The doors of Dunder Mifflin will open at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. You can laugh and sing along with the funny actors that portray Michael, Dwight, Jim and Pam in this musical parody of the hit TV show.

Where: Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street, Dallas

When: March 14th, 2020

Cost: $29.50 - $44.50

More info:  http://majestic.dallasculture.org/

 

Conference USA Basketball Tournament

One of the most unique college basketball tournament setups in the country comes to the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.  For four glorious days, the football practice field at the Ford Center becomes two basketball courts.  24 teams (12 women & 12 men) battle it out for the automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament.  On the men’s side, the University of North Texas Mean Green are the top seed, and a favorite to win the tournament.

Where: Ford Center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco

When: March 11th - March 14th, 2020

Cost: $21 and up

More info:  www.conferenceusa.com/hoopsatthestar

 

Free Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell Art Museum

Celebrate art and community during the Extravaganza.  There is art making for all ages, gallery explorations, theater improve, afternoon yoga, and more!  And reservations are not required.

Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth

When: March 12th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & March 13th, noon-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info:  https://www.kimbellart.org/event/spring-break

 

35th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival

If you love listening to scary stories, tall tales, or personal yarns, head to Denton for the Texas Storytelling Festival.  The Tejas Storytelling Association presents storytelling concerts, music, ghost stories, kids activities, a story slam, a liars contest, workshops, and more. It’s three-and-a-half days of stories to feed your heart, mind, and soul.

Where: Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St, Denton

When: March 12th – March 15th, 2020

Cost:  Full Festival Pass: $95 with TSA Membership / $130 without TSA Membership

            Full Day Pass: $50 with TSA Membership / $75 without TSA Membership

            Parking: Free

            Classes/Meals: May Vary

More info: https://tejasstorytelling.com/festival/

 

Pi Day Math Festival

The fourth annual Pi Day Math Festival showcases the many ways math impacts our world, including art, nature, science, and more.  Enjoy live music by Texins Jazz Band, the Physics of Dance Workshop from Nycole Ray of Dallas Black Dance Company, and interactive math-related activities for all ages.

Where: Sammons Park, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas

When: March 14th, 2020 10 a.m.

Cost: Free, but they ask that you RSVP:

More info: https://www.attpac.org/on-sale/2020/pi-day-math-festival/

 

Funky Finds Spring Fling

The 12th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is billed as the “Sweetest Spring Market Around.”  It’s always family and pet-friendly, with two buildings filled to the brim with more than 200 “makers” and “pickers” selling unique handmade, repurposed, upcycled and vintage finds. ​

Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center - Cattle 1 Bldg. and Exhibits Bldg., 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth

When: March 14th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & March 15th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Parking is $10, Free admission, but plenty of “funky” stuff for sale

More info: https://www.funkyfinds.com/spring-fling.html