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Events Calendar | Shows, Concerts, Annual Festivals, Entertainment, Local Community Events, and What's Happening This Weekend | Dallas, Fort Worth, DFW Metroplex Area, Texas, USA

EVENTS CALENDAR

While we don't list everything in town that you could do, here are some selected recommendations of events that you definitely should consider attending.
NOVEMBER
STARTS
September
19
Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars

DALLAS | 9/19/17 - 3/31/18

The Dallas Stars professional ice hockey team is based in Dallas and makes American Airlines Center its home.
STARTS
October
2
Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS | 10/2/17 - 4/10/18

The Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team are based in Dallas and make American Airlines Center their home.
STARTS
November
6
12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

DALLAS | 11/4/17 - 12/30/17

An elaborate collection of 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters.
STARTS
November
10
Lone Star Christmas and Ice!

Lone Star Christmas and Ice!

GRAPEVINE | 11/10/17 - 1/1/18

Attraction includes two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures housed in a refrigerated tent.
STARTS
November
14
Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

FORT WORTH | 11/14/17 - 11/19/17

The story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act.
STARTS
November
17
Panther Island Ice

Panther Island Ice

FORT WORTH | 11/17/17 - 1/15/18

Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement.
STARTS
November
17
Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park

Arlington | 11/17/17 - 1/7/18

Winter attractions include snow-sledding hill, holiday shows, and hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights.
STARTS
November
17
Ornament Help Create

Ornament Help Create

GRAPEVINE | 11/17/17 - 12/31/17

Select and apply colors to hot molten glass gather in this creative and memorable ornament-making experience.
STARTS
November
18
The Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark

DALLAS | 11/18/17 - 1/7/18

The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas heralds the holidays at the Dallas shopping destination.
OCCURS
November
18
Alabama

Alabama

THACKERVILLE, OK | 11/18/17

WinStar World Casino and Resort welcomes multi-platinum selling band Alabama to the Global Event Center.
STARTS
November
21
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

FORT WORTH | 11/21/17 - 11/22/17

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.
STARTS
November
24
Enchant

Enchant

Arlington | 11/24/17 - 12/31/17

A world of Christmas wonder features the world's largest light maze, live entertainment, VIP experience, and more.
STARTS
November
24
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

DALLAS | 11/24/17 - 12/3/17

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with one of North Texas' most acclaimed productions.
STARTS
November
24
Illumination Celebration

Illumination Celebration

DALLAS | 11/24/17 - 12/24/17

Famed destination hosts Olympic medalists and America's tallest indoor Christmas tree during month-long celebration.
STARTS
November
24
Santa Claus A New Musical

Santa Claus A New Musical

FORT WORTH | 11/24/17 - 12/23/17

When Santa announces that he's retiring after a thousand years, the search is on for someone to fill his boots.
STARTS
November
24
Holiday Tea

Holiday Tea

Dallas | 11/24/17 - 1/5/18

Service includes soup, tea sandwiches, sweet treats, scones with clotted cream and jam, and seasonal teas.
OCCURS
November
28
Light Up Lee Park

Light Up Lee Park

DALLAS | 11/28/17

Kick off the holiday season with holiday tunes as Lee Park comes alive with the twinkling of white lights.
STARTS
November
30
Downtown Wanderland

Downtown Wanderland

Dallas | 11/30/17 - 12/16/17

Stroll along Main Street and Pegasus Plaza to explore holiday shopping, live music, movies, activities, and more.

SEE ALSO: DALLAS ENTERTAINMENT NEWS & TOP STORIES

DECEMBER
OCCURS
Deecmber
2
Christmas in the Stockyards

Christmas in the Stockyards

FORT WORTH | 12/2/17

As a celebration of western heritage, event features a parade, cattle drive, photos with Cowboy Santa, and more.
OCCURS
December
8
Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller

THACKERVILLE, OK | 12/8/17

WinStar World Casino and Resort welcomes magicians Penn & Teller to the Global Event Center.
STARTS
December
8
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

FORT WORTH | 12/8/17 - 12/24/17

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with one of North Texas' most acclaimed productions.
OCCURS
December
8
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

DALLAS | 12/8/17

Lady Gaga will bring the Joanne World Tour to the American Airlines Center on Friday, December 8.
STARTS
December
9
Holiday Lights Parade

Holiday Lights Parade

ARLINGTON | 12/9/17

Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities after the switch is flipped to light the spectacular 50-foot Christmas tree.
OCCURS
December
15
The Nutcracker

The Nutty Nutcracker

FORT WORTH | 12/15/17

Texas Ballet Theater gives a nod to the crazy and zany, this riotous parody will keep you laughing uproariously.
OCCURS
December
21
Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run

DALLAS | 12/21/17

Post-event festivities of this family-friendly 5K race and 1K fun run include food, beverages, and entertainment.
OCCURS
December
22
Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas

Dallas | 12/22/17

Annual event features over 200 tubas playing well-known Christmas songs at the Square in downtown Dallas.
OCCURS
December
23
Armed Forces Bowl

Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH | 12/23/17

Annual game features a bowl-eligible team from the U.S. Naval Academy versus a school from the Big 12 Conference.
OCCURS
December
29
Cotton Bowl Classic

Cotton Bowl Classic

ARLINGTON | 12/29/17

This annual postseason intercollegiate football game is promoted by the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA).
JANUARY
STARTS
January
11
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

DALLAS | 1/11/18 - 3/4/18

For the 18th and final time Theatre Three will delight audiences with the joys of falling in and out of love.
OCCURS
January
14
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

DALLAS | 1/14/18

Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour comes to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on January 14.
OCCURS
January
28
Shakira

Shakira

DALLAS | 1/28/18

American Airlines Center welcomes Shakira and her Eldorado World Tour on Sunday, January 28.
OCCURS
January
29
Soup's On!

Soup's On!

DALLAS | 1/29/18

Event features a dozen of Dallas' finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal.

SEE ALSO: DALLAS ENTERTAINMENT NEWS & TOP STORIES

FEBRUARY
STARTS
February
9
The Ring of Polykrates

The Ring of Polykrates

DALLAS | 2/9/18 - 2/17/18

The Dallas Opera presents the tale of William Arndt who discovers just how quickly the tables can turn.
STARTS
February
14
DFW Auto Show

DFW Auto Show

DALLAS | 2/14/18 - 2/18/18

The DFW Auto Show, presented by the DFW NCDA, offers an impressive lineup of new cars and trucks.
STARTS
February
14
Ticketstock

Ticketstock

Irving | 2/14/18 - 2/15/18

The Ticket presents roundtables, celebrity guests, free autographs, craft beer garden, live music, and more.
STARTS
February
16
Autorama

Autorama

DALLAS | 2/16/18 - 2/18/18

This car show exhibition showcases new and classic automobiles, custom vehicles, concept cars, and more.
STARTS
February
22
Dallas RV SuperSale

Dallas RV SuperSale

DALLAS | 2/22/18 - 2/25/18

Hundreds of RVs will fill more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space making this the largest RV show in Texas.
MARCH
STARTS
March
2
North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival

DALLAS | 3/2/18 - 3/4/18

Festival features top Irish musicians, dancers from around the world, and cultural presentations at Fair Park.
STARTS
March
9
Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

DALLAS | 3/9/18 - 3/17/18

The Dallas Opera presents this opera in which the line of reality finds itself endlessly blurred.
OCCURS
March
10
The Color Run

The Color Run

DALLAS | 3/10/18

The Happiest 5k on the Planet celebrates healthiness and individuality at Fair Park in Dallas.
STARTS
March
15
NCAA Basketball Championship

NCAA Basketball Championship

DALLAS | 3/15/18 - 3/17/18

Share The Experience™ with friends at the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds.
STARTS
March
16
Texas Pinball Festival

Texas Pinball Festival

FRISCO | 3/16/18 - 3/18/18

Hundreds of pinball machines, classic video games, and other game room goodies set up on FREE play.
OCCURS
March
17
Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Dallas St. Patrick's Parade

DALLAS | 3/17/18

The festival hosts 90+ floats, draws over 125,000 people, and is said to offer something for everyone's taste.
STARTS
March
17
Travel & Adventure Show

Travel & Adventure Show

DALLAS | 3/17/18 - 3/18/18

Vacation expo features travel experts, speakers, seminars, booking discounts, and product demonstrations.
OCCURS
March
18
Lorde

Lorde

DALLAS | 3/18/17

In support of her sophomore album, Melodrama, Lorde announces her 2018 North American tour.
OCCURS
March
23
Fashion Stars for a Cause

Fashion Stars for a Cause

DALLAS | 3/23/18

The dinner with fashion show provides an opportunity to assist the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas.
STARTS
March
30
Big Texas Beer Fest

Big Texas Beer Fest

DALLAS | 3/30/18 - 3/31/18

The festival features award-winning beers, local food trucks, and artisan food and beverages from local vendors.
APRIL
STARTS
April
1
Easter in Lee Park

Easter in Lee Park

Dallas | 4/1/18

Festivities include the famed Pooch Parade, live music, Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, and food trucks.
STARTS
April
6
Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

DALLAS | 4/6/18 - 4/8/18

The festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary and announces an expanded location to include Sons of Hermann Hall.
STARTS
April
6
Fan Expo Dallas

Fan Expo Dallas

DALLAS | 4/6/18 - 4/8/18

Considered by many as the flagship comic event in Texas, this is the largest comics, sci-fi, and gaming event in Texas.
STARTS
April
7
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

WAXAHACHIE | 4/7/18 - 5/28/18

Step back in time to the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII with 23 stages of entertainment, jousting, parade, etc.
OCCURS
April
11
Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

Dallas | 4/11/18

Luncheon celebrates historic preservation and generates awareness of the role history and preservation play.
OCCURS
April
12
Mad Hatter's Tea and Luncheon

Mad Hatter's Tea and Luncheon

DALLAS | 4/12/18

Hosted outdoors each spring, this event features a reception, fashion show, luncheon, and wildly over-the-top hats.
STARTS
April
13
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

DALLAS | 4/13/18 - 4/29/18

The Dallas Opera presents the tale of the ultimate womanizer which has been thrilling opera audiences for years.
OCCURS
April
14
PCHPS Historic Home Tour

PCHPS Historic Home Tour

DALLAS | 4/14/18

The annual Historic Home Tour is to showcase architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities.
STARTS
April
19
MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

FORT WORTH | 4/19/18 - 4/22/18

A nationally-recognized fine art and fine craft juried art fair, live concerts, and performance artists.
STARTS
April
20
Antique Alley

Antique Alley Texas

CLEBURNE | 4/20/18 - 4/22/18

Spanning three historic counties, this show features miles of antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, and more.
STARTS
April
20
Concours d'Elegance of Texas

Concours d'Elegance of Texas

Arlington | 4/20/18 - 4/22/18

The prestigious automotive competition celebrates the passion and luxurious lifestyle of vintage automobile enthusiasts.
OCCURS
April
21
Classic and Antique Car Show

Classic and Antique Car Show

DALLAS | 4/21/17

A ticket is not necessary for this free-to-the-public car show featuring classic show vehicles in multiple classes.
MAY
STARTS
May
3
Mayfest

Mayfest

FORT WORTH | 5/3/18 - 5/6/18

Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival showcases live music, festival food, rides, arts, and more.
STARTS
May
4
Dallas International Guitar Festival

Dallas International Guitar Festival

DALLAS | 5/4/18 - 4/6/18

The guitar show seems to have a bit of everything for those who play music as well as those who just love to hear it.
STARTS
May
3
Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival

DALLAS | 5/3/18 - 5/10/18

Promoting and supporting the increasingly accessible art form of contemporary independent films.
STARTS
May
18
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

RICHARDSON | 5/18/18 - 5/20/18

This eclectic festival features headlining entertainment, street performers, exhibits, art guitar auction, and more.
STARTS
May
18
Taste Addison

Taste Addison

ADDISON | 5/18/18 - 5/20/18

The three-day food festival in Addison is a celebration of local restaurants, live music, and fun activities.
STARTS
May
18
Main Street Fest

Main Street Fest

GRAPEVINE | 5/18/18 - 5/20/18

Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine's annual Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience.
STARTS
May
25
Rocklahoma

Rocklahoma

PRYOR, OK | 5/25/18 - 5/27/18

Rocklahoma at Catch the Fever Festival Grounds is America's biggest Memorial Day Weekend party.
JUNE
OCCURS
June
5
Harry Styles

Harry Styles

DALLAS | 6/5/18

American Airlines Center welcomes Harry Styles (from One Direction) on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
STARTS
June
22
Taste of Dallas

Taste of Dallas

DALLAS | 6/22/18 - 6/24/18

Restaurants offer up tastes of their best dishes, and live musical entertainment pours out from stages.
OCCURS
June
30
Celebrate Freedom

Celebrate Freedom

PARKER | 6/30/18

This all-day outdoor concert features Christian music artists, fireworks, exhibitors, and autographs.
JULY
Coming soon!
STARTS
July
27
Great Texas Balloon Race

Great Texas Balloon Race

LONGVIEW | 7/27/18 - 7/28/18

This world-class event attracts the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
AUGUST
Coming soon!
SEPTEMBER
Coming soon!
STARTS
September
21
Plano Balloon Festival

Plano Balloon Festival

Plano | 9/21/18 - 9/23/18

Event features magnificent hot air balloons, live music, a parachute team exhibition, fireworks show, and more.
STARTS
September
28
State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

DALLAS | 9/28/18 - 10/21/18

The State Fair of Texas promotes agriculture, education, and community involvement through family-friendly entertainment.
OCTOBER
Coming soon!
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