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Fair Park is Dallas' largest cultural center, and an historical treasure of national importance. Established in 1880, Fair Park is owned and operated by the City of Dallas and has nearly 300 acres of museums, exhibit facilities, and park areas; alone, it rivals many cities in its diverse selection of meeting venues.
Facilities available for use range from the 71,000-seat Cotton Bowl to the 130-seat Margo Jones Theater. In between these are a coliseum, music hall, two outdoor amphitheaters, and exhibit facilities that can be configured for a variety of uses. Expansive exhibit halls built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration comprise the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the United States.
Fair Park hosts a wide variety of annual public events, including the largest State Fair in the nation, the Heart of Dallas Bowl football game, and the Dallas Summer Musicals.
Millions visit Fair Park's Art Deco-styled complex each year for its remarkable collection of cultural attractions and entertainment venues.
Just two miles east of downtown, 277-acre park is the largest historical landmark in Texas. Since 1886, Fair Park has been the site of the State Fair of Texas, the largest state fair in the United States. Fair Park is home to eight museums, an IMAX Theater, a planetarium, The Dallas Aquarium, The Cotton Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, Music Hall at Fair Park (Broadway shows, ballet, opera), and over one-hundred special events and cultural festivals each year.
|Room Name||Dimensions||Ceiling||Sq. Ft.||Theater||Classroom Size||Banquet Capacity||Reception|
|Creative Arts Building||X||14||17000.00|
|Food & Fiber Pavilion||X||20||25000.00||2000||15000||2000|
|Hall of State||X||500||500||500||1000|
The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department is hiring creative, innovative and customer service friendly individuals for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. The department is hosting a free job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Centennial Building at Fair Park. The public can visit ww... more
Families staying in town for spring break can participate in a variety of free activities at Fair Park beginning Monday, March 9 and through Friday, March 13. Daily activities will feature lawn games, outdoor exercises, a scavenger hunt, children's fitness workouts, adult Zumba and arts and crafts. Classic cartoons will ... more
The delicious main event of the Savor Dallas festival, The Grand Tasting is truly one of the most exciting epicurean events of the year. Dallas-Fort Worth's star chefs and culinary artisans offer tastes of signature cuisine, paired with sips from winemakers, distilleries and breweries. The Grand Tasting features deliciou... more
An exclusive and elegant evening for epicurean connoisseurs, The Reserve Tasting sets the stage for The Grand Tasting. This year's format features the opportunity for enthusiasts to sample from the highest level of wines, collectors' spirits and craft beer producers, along with gourmet fare from the area's premier restau... more
Back by popular foodie demand is North Texas's largest event dedicated to all things food -- and this time, it's even cooler. Taste of Dallas presented by Ford is back this summer -- now June 12-14th -- to satisfy the thousands of hungry tasters who love to stroll Dallas's Fair Park and taste from restaurants all over No... more