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Why you should be in Dallas on April 7

Spring is a great time to visit Dallas because of the endless opportunities for a good time. But if your trip falls on the weekend of April 7, you're in luck! The city is bustling with festivals, shows and everything in between.

Posted on Apr 3, 2018


April 4 – 8

Take the family on a magical adventure to Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream at the American Airlines Center. Your children will love seeing their favorite Disney characters like Moana, Elsa and Rapunzel come to life. Dress up as your favorite princess and make this a wonderful experience the family will never forget.

April 6 – 8

Put on your favorite fan-tastic costume and get ready for Fan Expo Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. It's the largest comics, sci-fi, anime and gaming convention in Texas with three days of history-making events, fan attractions and a host of famous celebrities and artists.

April 7

Experience India's cultural and spiritual heritage at Klyde Warren Park for the Festival of Joy. The festival is one of India's ancient traditions that celebrates family and friends. Enjoy live music, traditional food, dance performances and games and activities with the ones you love.


April 7

Head to South Dallas for a Taste of Oak Cliff for the ultimate foodie experience. This free festival features more than 60 of the finest local vendors, restaurants, breweries and food trucks. A 10-piece band will perform in the evening to entertain as you eat your heart out. While you're in the neighborhood, you can also check out the Dallas Zoo or catch a classic film at the Texas Theatre to get the full South Dallas experience.

April 7

In the mood for seafood? Get your tickets for the 4th Annual Echelon Crawfish Boil at the Foundry in Uptown. Enjoy a full crawfish spread, live music, a photobooth and more. It's guaranteed to be more food than you can handle so bring a friend or two.

April 7

It's National Beer Day! If you're a beer lover, explore Dallas' craft beer scene with this itinerary or discover the best brew in town with this guide. Cheers!


April 6 – 8

Kick off Arts Month in Dallas at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Deep Ellum is already a hotspot for art and entertainment, but this free three-day festival brings more than 200 decorative and visual artists and 100 original bands and performers for the biggest block party of the year. Stroll the streets of this eclectic district to admire a variety of art from paintings and jewelry to sculptures and wood crafts. You can also grab a bite from one of the many food vendors.

April 6 – 8

See the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at the Moody Performance Hall as they present "Rising Excellence." This performance showcases new choreographers and DBDT dancers who tell powerful stories exploring a variety of global issues and cultural topics.

April 7

Get lit(erature) at the Dallas Lit Hop at the Deep Ellum Art Co. If you are a fan of performance literature, this free multi-media event features musical performances, spoken word and an experiential theater. Bring a date and make it a romantic night of literary entertainment.

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