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Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games

3 Jun

The 25th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held this weekend, June 3-5, at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

Come and enjoy music, Scottish athletic competitions, fireworks, kids’ games and activities, dancing, art, and plenty of Scottish food!  Hours are 5 pm to midnight Friday, 9 am to midnight on Saturday, and 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday.  Click here for more information.

Weekend Calendar Reminder

27 May

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on this weekend – click on the links or check out our calendar for all the details!

Friday, May 27:

CityArts Fair Park Festival

FREE Summer Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion

Saturday, May 28:

CityArts Fair Park Festival

Free Kids’ Crafts at Lakeshore Learning

Kids’ Fishing at Bass Pro Shops

Kidtoon Movies at Studio Movie Grill (Arlington Highlands)

FREE Summer Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion

Sunday, May 29:

CityArts Fair Park Festival

Kidtoon Movies at Studio Movie Grill (Arlington Highlands)

FREE Summer Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion

CityArts Fair Park Festival

24 May

From www.cityartsfestival.com:

Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, 2011
Free & open to the public

Showcasing spectacular cultural, performing, visual and culinary arts, CityArts Festival presented by Big City Crushed Concrete will fill historic Fair Park with three days of art-loving, museum-visiting, chef-cooking, craft-making, film-watching, music-playing, fireworks-flying, water-dancing, full-blown family fun, Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29.

Free and open to the public, the event will boast a worldly array of festivities for families and art aficionados to enjoy Memorial Day weekend against the backdrop of Fair Park, a national landmark featuring the world’s largest collection of art deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture.

New this year – ARTFEST will return to its traditional outdoor setting over Memorial Day weekend, a Friday night flick al fresco debuts as the perfect date night destination and rooftop fireworks will rock the town Saturday night!

Thanks to Atmos Energy, Fair Park’s eight museums will offer free admission during the weekend (hours vary) including the African American Museum, Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, The Women’s Museum, Dallas Historical Society/Hall of State, Texas Museum of Automotive History, Texas Discovery Gardens, Museum of Nature & Science and Museum of the American Railroad.

Other highlights at CityArts Festival will include musical, dance and other performing arts acts on the main stage sponsored by MetroPCS; a children’s area sponsored by Prudential featuring more than 20 prominent arts organizations and nonprofits offering arts and crafts, interactive activities and family-fun entertainment; multi‐disciplinary demos and workshops; and a culinary area complete with demos and samplings by local chefs, plus beer, wine and liquor tastings.

And if that were not enough, you can watch Bellagio-style “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, synchronized to music at the top of every hour from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday; and 12 noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Richardson Cottonwood Art Festival – May 7 & 8

5 May

RICHARDSON, TX — Apr 06, 2011 / (www.myprgenie.com) — At the Cottonwood Art Festival, pint-size Picassos in the crowd have their own special space — ArtStop, a hands-on, interactive children’s area at the May 7-8 festival at Cottonwood Park.

With the help of more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop creates a world of art that features life-size paint brushes and irresistible activities for every child.

Paint on a HUMONGOUS Monster Mural. Let your imagination run wild making your signature Cottonwood Cool Cap. Throw lots of mud onto a pottery wheel with ArtStop’s “Masta Potta.” Design your very own Cottonwood drawstring bag, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece forever.

Other activities include CastAway, Tile Painting, Chalk Board Easels (for young children), Chisel Away (chisel on a large block of plaster) and Magnetic Personalities (make faces and scenes using magnets on large magnetic boards). ArtStop is a unique experience available only at Cottonwood. Who knew art could be so much fun?

For adult art aficionados, the bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival, features works from more than 240 of the nation’s top visual artists. The prestigious show is rated the fifth-best art festival in theUnited States, and is the premier fine arts event in North Texas. It is now in its 43rd year.

The festival will run 9 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, at Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Beltline Road, one block east of Coit Road, in Richardson and is free of charge.

Works on display include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, art glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography by the finest artists in the country. All works are museum-quality.

Cottonwood’s beautiful courtyard/café area borders Cottonwood Lake and is the perfect stop to enjoy food, spirits and live music. The lakeside stage will host a variety of local and regional bands.


Web: www.cottonwoodartfestival.com

6th Annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest

19 Apr

Click here for more details.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Spring Festival and Flowercade

14 Apr

This weekend, April 16 and 17, come out to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden and the Flowercade exhibition.  Enjoy the spring weather in this gorgeous setting!

Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Enjoy the fresh brightness of the Spring color in the Japanese Garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

Flowercade, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

The Garden Club Council of Greater Fort Worth sponsors this dazzling display of flower arrangements and horticultural delights. Come and be a part of this unique annual Fort Worth event.

For more information, visit the Botanic Garden website at www.fwbg.org.

Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington

14 Apr

Bring the kids out to the River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to 2 pm, for an Earth Day celebration with nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and more.  Children can create art projects that are totally recyclable, plant eco-pots, and play endangered species musical chairs.  It’s fun for the whole family!

River Legacy Living Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington.

For more information, visit their website at www.riverlegacy.org.

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