25 things to do in Dallas this March

March brings us Women's History Month, Spring, festivals and a whole lot of fun!

Posted on Feb 28, 2018

1. See the new "First Ladies: Style of Influence" exhibit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, open March 1 to Oct. 1. Learn how the role of First Lady has evolved over time and how first ladies have used their position to advance diplomacy and other social, cultural and political initiatives.

2. Visit Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum, open now through April 8. This floral festival is the largest in the Southwest and features over 500,000 florals from tulips to pansies, making it a great place to visit in the Spring.

3. Dance, play and celebrate at the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park on March 2-4. This family-friendly event includes music, cultural talent, kids rides, workshops, whiskey tastings and more!

4. Gather the kiddos and take them to Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center on March 3. This free program is designed for children in pre-school to elementary school and features art activities, yoga in the garden, story time, an art scavenger hunt and so much more.

5. Go on a family field trip to NorthPark Center for ArtROCKS! on March 3 for an afternoon of creative activities and art projects. Admission is free.

6. Attend the 53rd annual SMU Women's Symposium: Hit Like a Girl on March 7 at the SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center. This forum brings together people of different genders, ages, and multicultural backgrounds to examine and discuss topics of national interest from a lens focusing on women and gender.

7. If you love bikes and brews, you'll love the 6-Pack Trail Bike Cruise on March 10. The cruise showcases the trails along the Trinity River and local craft beer from some of Dallas' best craft breweries. Space is limited so register now to get rollin'.  

8. Celebrate Women's History Month at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library on March 10 with Drinking Lemonade: Feminism, Womanism & Beyoncé. Come for enlightening discussion and slay (I mean stay) for a re-watch party of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" visual album.

9. Head to the Latino Cultural Center to see a performance of "Gog and Magog: Two Clowns Trapped in Hell" every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through March 11. This wordless comedy will have you in stitches and is appropriate for all ages.

10. Enjoy a free African Heritage cooking class at the Juanita J. Craft Center. Learn the rich history and healthy roots of traditional African cuisine, learn basic skills and get hands-on experience preparing home-cooked meals. The six-week series meets Tuesdays, now through March 13. Be sure to call to reserve your spot!

11. Take the kids to the Texas Discovery Gardens during Spring Break (March 12-16) for Safari Week. Enjoy discovery-themed activities and crafts each day! This adventure is included with regular admission.

12. Head to Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on March 14 for Pi Day Math Festival. This festival highlights the ways in which math impacts the world and will feature math related activities presented by exhibitors like the Dallas Zoo, SMU, Dallas Arboretum and more. Emporium Pies will also be serving up some tasty samples. Admission is free with RSVP.

13. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by attending the largest St. Patrick's parade in the southwest on March 17, beginning at Greenville and Blackwell St. The parade also includes a festival celebration with live music, beer and good times.

14. Dress up in your luckiest gear and prepare for the St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville 5K on March 17, beginning at Central Market. There will be food, a live band, beer and cash prizes!

15. Attend the National Geographic Live! Speaker Series with NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Terry Virts at the Perot Museum on March 21. Gain a deeper understanding of our planet's beauty, climate and place in the universe as Virts shares his story of being hundreds of miles from Earth.

16. Treat yourself to the Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival on March 22. Enjoy delicious bits and a variety of wines from dozens of award-winning chefs and wineries and then explore the Dallas Blooms floral displays. 

17. Experience a cultural and relevant performance at "Guinea Fare: Her Story, Her Ipseity" on March 22-24 at Hamon Hall at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Take a journey with four women as they travel to their ancestral homelands through contemporary dance, spoken word, and traditional African music and dance.

18. Visit the South Dallas Cultural Center to see the temporary "Affirmations" exhibit, which features artwork by local women of color about identity, faith and the soul. The gallery exhibit is on display now through March 24.

19. Head to the Music Hall at Fair Park for the "On Your Feet!" musical running through March 11. This story follows Emilio and Gloria Estefan as they leave Cuba and come to America and break barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world.

20. See "The Great Society" at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on March 9 through April 1 and learn about Lyndon B. Johnson's turbulent presidency. This theatrical event is an exhilarating examination of power, morality and change.

21. Bring the kids to see a beautiful production of "Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet," at the Dallas Children's Theater on March 23 through April 8 (recommended for ages six and up). The play illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one's own story, especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.

22. See the Turtle Creek Chorale in "Anthems: Songs that Shaped the Movements" at the Moody Performance Hall on March 23-25. The show highlights music of the past and present that has been used as anthems to promote peace and harmony in often chaotic times.

23. Indulge all your slider desires at Between the Buns at the Dallas Farmers Market on March 24. This outdoor slider-sampling festival that will feature more than 30 of the best sliders Dallas has to offer, from fried chicken to pulled pork, burgers and more!

24. Jam your way through the Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on March 25. Live bands, DJ's and drum lines will line the streets to keep you pumped as you race through downtown, Deep Ellum, over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Bishop Arts District and end at the Lawn at Reunion Tower.

25. It's the 40th year reunion of the "DALLAS" TV show and VisitDallas and Southfork Ranch bring you the ultimate two-day fan experience on March 30-31. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly and tour the Ewing Mansion at Southfork Ranch on March 30 for fan day. Then party with us and the cast to celebrate the reunion at the iconic Longhorn Ballroom on March 31.






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