See what is happening around DFW this weekend.
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
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.
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
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:
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