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Around Town: DFW Memorial Day Weekend Events

Melissa Harrison
May 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
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Here is a look at events happening around North Texas this Memorial Day Weekend.

The National Polka Festival has been a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Ennis for over 50-years. The three-day celebration includes more than a dozen polka bands, a parade, kolache eating contest and polka dance lessons. Festivities kick off on Thursday and downtown activities are free.

For more info: http://nationalpolkafestival.com/schedule.html

The Texas State Championship of Foosball gets underway in Irving. Friday through Monday you can check out top players ranked by International Foosball Promotions compete for a chance to win up to 20-thousand dollars in prize money. For more info: http://www.ifptour.com/tournaments/2019/texas-state.html

The Fur Fun Run and All Ameri-Dog Paw-ty is a place where you'll see that humans aren't the only ones celebrating this weekend. Four-legged friends can enjoy the 5K run/walk and a 1-mile pet stroll along the scenic Katy Trail. Participants and their pets are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue. For more info: https://www.unleashedpaws.com/fur-fun-run 

Memorial Day Program at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery On Monday, May 27, 2019, honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country at the Memorial Day Program at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. The program starts at 11 A-M but seating is limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more info: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ceremony/2019_Memorial_Day.asp

DSO Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks Display 

Finish your weekend off near White Rock Lake as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual Memorial Day concert. It begins at 8:30pm at Flag Pole Hill and includes patriotic music along with a fireworks display. For more info: https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/2019-parks-concerts-flag-pole-hill