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DFW 'Around Town' Events: September 19-22

Melissa Harrison
September 19, 2019 - 7:24 am
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This weekend in North Texas.

Oktoberfest
Ready for Oktoberfest? This weekend events are kicking off all around to celebrate the spirit of the season. Get a taste of Germany at Addison's four-day Oktoberfest celebration. The Festival includes music, German beer and food, midway games, a carnival and more...Thursday and Sunday admission is free. Friday and Saturday admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, free for those younger.

For more info: http://addisonoktoberfest.com/

 

The annual Stein Hoisting Contest is back again Saturday at 3 Nations Brewing in Farmer’s Branch. In addition to the friendly competition, the party features beer, German food, and commemorative Oktoberfest steins and shirts. The 2012 National Stein Hoist Champ is also going to be in attendance.

For more info: https://3nationsbrewing.com/event/oktoberfest/

 

Oak Highlands Brewery is kicking off Oktoberfest with a pre-party fun run at 11 a.m. Saturday. Activities after the run include stein hoisting, German music and hammerschlagging. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.

For more info: http://www.oakhighlandsbrewery.com/event/oktoberfest/

 

At Cowtown Brewing Company an inaugural kid- and pet-friendly Oktoberfest celebration is set for Saturday as well, and includes a best dressed in dirndl/lederhosen contest and stein holding competition. The fest also features bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels and live music. Tickets are $30.

 

Plano Balloon Festival
Oak Point Park - Nature Preserve
The sky will look a little different this weekend as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off in the 2019 Plano Balloon Festival. The three-day fest is held annually in celebration of Plano’s long history in ballooning. The colorful launch will get underway Friday evening and aviation shows are slated throughout the weekend. The fest also features inflatable rides, food, entertainment and fireworks.

For more info: https://www.planoballoonfest.org/

 

 

Shakespeare in the Park
Dallas - Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre
Shakespeare in the Park kicks off this week in Dallas but this performance has a modern twist. The stage is set in tech-centered Silicon Valley where Macbeth murders King Duncan to secure the throne and tech companies bid for ultimate control. Performances all weekend long at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre in Dallas. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Theater-goers who buy their tickets online will get the chance to find their seats an hour before the show. Online tickets are $10.
For more info: https://www.shakespearedallas.org/

 

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
Dallas - American Airlines Center
On Friday and Saturday Eric Clapton gathers some of the world's most legendary guitar players all on one stage. It happens at The American Airlines Center....and all proceeds benefit The Crossroads - a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for people who are chemically dependent.
For more info: https://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/

 

Nixon's Watergate Game - The Escape Room
Arlington
Looking for some family fun? How about checking out The Escape Room in Arlington? On Saturday, you and your friends, colleagues, neighbors can search for the missing audio from a recording which it's believed can be found in his office. Your mission is to recover the displaced tape containing an invaluable amount of information and recreate the Watergate mystery as only The Escape Room can do.
For more info: https://blueopsmission.com/

 

SMU vs. TCU Iron Skillet Battle
Fort Worth - Amon G. Carter Stadium
And on Saturday....rivals SMU and TCU face off in the Iron Skillet battle. A rivalry that dates back to their first game back in 1915, the two have faced each other every year since except for six. TCU's won the past 7-games against SMU and they'll go for #8 this Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. Kick off is at 2:30pm.
For more info: https://gofrogs.com/index.aspx?path=football

 

Books & Brews Fest featuring Emerald City Band
The Colony - Lava Cantina
Emerald City is back at Lava Cantina this Sunday headlining the Books & Brews Fest benefitting friends of The Colony Public Library. All ticket proceeds benefit The Colony Public Library.
For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/books-and-brews-with-emerald-city-tickets-6...

  

Date Night in the Park
Farmer’s Branch – Historical Park
Friends and sweethearts are welcome Saturday night to enjoy dinner and a movie under the stars during Date Night at the Park. The romantic night also includes live music and local brews. Coolers are allowed in the park, but no outside beer. The event is free for people over 17.

For more info: https://discoverfarmersbranch.com/events/events-festivals/date-night-2/

Have a suggestion or idea of something we should feature in a future Around Town segment? Email them to melissa.harrison@entercom.com.