AnimeFest and GameFest - Dallas, TX - Jul 31 to Jul 31, 2021
Free virtual event on Twitch for 2021. Normally: AnimeFest has offerings for fans of anime, manga, games and other pop culture offerings, including an art show, autographs, charity auction, cosplay, dances, panels and workshops, video contest, library, gaming, and more. GameFest is for those who love board games, tabletop RPGs, video games and more. World Fandom operates AnimeFest and GameFest on the same weekend at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and is supported by memberships whose primary benefit is admission to both events. Annual memberships are sold in the months leading up to the event, with discounts available to those who order early. Youth (8-12) and child (0-7) memberships and adult one-day memberships are also available.
Dallas Carnival - Grand Prairie, TX - Sep 15 to Sep 19, 2021
An offshoot of the annual pre-Lenten celebrations held in many former European colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean with large Catholic populations, the most renowned being the Carnival celebrations in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.
GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Annual event for over 30 years. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.
Plano Balloon Festival - Plano, TX - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2021
Event takes place at Oak Point Park. 45 hot air balloons, sky divers, live music, fireworks, and kids fun zone. Tethered balloon rides available for $15-20 per person. 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1K runs. General admission is $5. Parking is $5-10.
Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX - Sep 24 to Oct 17, 2021
This fair commemorates 130+ years of celebrating all things Texan by honoring agriculture and livestock.
Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
5k run/walk and 10k run, followed by live German polka and beer garden to benefit Fort Worth Police Officers’ Foundation. Location: 701 Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas
Aubrey Peanut Festival, Texas - Aubrey, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Have fun at the horseshoe tournament, parade, chef contest, peanut spitting, and lots more fun. Held at the Festival Grounds on Main Street Aubrey
Lake Highlands Oktoberfest - Dallas, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Annual event brought to you by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Live music, biergarten, food and kids activity area. Be there for the tapping of the keg.
Prospect Pumpkinfest - Prosper, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
The lineup of entertainment includes live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, shopping, food trucks and PUMPKINS galore!
Celina Oktoberfest - Celina, TX - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Amazing eats, shopping, live entertainment, and hourly kid and adult activities.
Lone Star Storytelling Festival - Frisco, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2021
Experience the magic of storytelling. Held at the Frisco Public Library and features a wide selection of authors and book signings.
Texas Rose Festival - Tyler, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
Amazing displays of Tyler Rose blooms, plus art shws, parade, luncheons, and more.
Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park. One of the best bluegrass events of the year.
Waco Cultural Arts Fest - Waco, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
Several events throughout Waco – Artfest, Dancefest, Wordfest, Filmfest, Sciencefest and Musicfest
Old Town Mesquite Pumpkin Fest - Mesquite, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
A decorated pumpkin contest, haunted house, carnival games and children’s activities, plus live jousting and archery show, storytelling, contests and more! Now held at Valley Creek Park.
Whitesboro Peanut Festival - Whitesboro, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Free admission to this family friendly carnival with parade, car show and live entertainment.
St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest - Waxahachie, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
St Joseph Catholic School hosts this one day annual festival thirty minutes south of Dallas. German food and BBQ, biergarten, 40+ vendor booths. Kinderfest with children’s games such as basketball shoot, skeeball, Star Wars laser tag, plinko, fish pond and horserace. Raffle with prizes. Free admission and free parking.
East Texas Yamboree - Gilmer, TX - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2021
Activities at Yamboree Park, Courthouse Square, Gilmer Elementary, and Wesley House. This is one of the longest running events in Texas, with well over 100,000 people attending each year to enjoy rides, Queen’s Coronation pageant, barn dance with live country music, parade, gospel singing, vendors, art & photography shows, food, football, and more.
Kaufman Oktoberfest - Kaufman, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2021
The Kaufman Sports Complex will be filled with arts and crafts, retail, demonstrations, local businesses, antiques, games and amusement, and food vendors. Featured entertainment include live bands, kid zone, and beer tent.
Festival of Pumpkins - Paris, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
Enjoy live music, unique shopping, carnival foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more as you explore the stores, shops, and festivities in downtown Paris.
Greek Festival of Dallas - Dallas, TX - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
Remember the fun in all things Greek at this food festival.
Festival at the Switchyard - Carrollton, TX - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
A free event with family-friendly concerts, beer garden, food, and shopping attended by over 27,000 in recent years – honors the critical role played by the railroad in the community.
Anime Dallas - Grapevine, TX - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
Three days of fun and cosplay including a formal dance, cosplay masquerade, anime screenings, video games, autograph signings, Q&A panels, art show, and more! Held at the Hyatt Regency DFW.
Edgewood Heritage Festival - Edgewood, TX - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2021
Features an artisan village, antique tractors and classic cars, Old West reenacting and blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, bake sale, pinto bean cookoff, carnival food, children’s activities and more!
Gingerbread Stroll - Dallas, TX - Nov 19 to Nov 30, 2021
Stroll and bid on 10 incredible gingerbread houses displayed at Highland Park Village merchants. Raises money for Community Partners of Dallas
Fort Worth Parade of Lights - Fort Worth, TX - Nov 21 to Nov 21, 2021
Steps off at 6pm. It’s an evening filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping to dining out in some of the finest restaurants in Fort Worth, all while enjoying the holiday spirit of the country’s top holiday parade.
Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot - Fort Worth, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
40th annual. Since 1981, new generations of families turn out to experience the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot. When you register for the YMCA Turkey Trot, you’re signing up for more than just a race. You’re helping your neighbors in need during their most difficult times. 100% of the proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot go towards scholarships for families in our community.
The Trot - Dallas, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
8 mile race, 5K, Junior trot – Proceeds support the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Community Health programs for children, adults, and families.
NFL @ at Dallas Cowboys - Arlington, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
2021 – the Cowboys take on the Raiders at 3:30pm
North Pole Express - Grapevine, TX - Nov 26 to Dec 23, 2021
Experience the magic of Christmas on board Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®. Join Mrs. Claus on a 40- to 45-minute holiday adventure as she takes her guests to bring Santa to the Christmas Capital of Texas®. Guests will receive a cookie baked in Mrs. Claus’s North Pole kitchens, a beautiful “We Believe” bell, and a taste of Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk (served in a keepsake Memory Mug). Grapevine is your top Christmas destination. Remember us for your Christmas getaway!
Night of Lights Parade and Christmas in Granbury - Granbury, TX - Nov 26 to Dec 30, 2021
The Christmas season kicks of in Granbury with the Night of Lights Parade and continues with such fun as Santa’s House, a Candlelight tour of the square, musicals, nativities, and more.
Home for the Holidays… A McKinney Christmas - McKinney, TX - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
Visits with Santa, shopping, children’s activities and more