23 Things to Do in Dallas this March

Kick off spring in Dallas with a month full of holiday celebrations, fun festivals, lively entertainment and much more.

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

  1. Discover a world of more than 500,000 colorful spring blossoms at the Dallas Blooms festival (Feb. 23 – April 7) at the Dallas Arboretum.
  2. See famous works of art recreated with LEGO bricks at The Art of the Brick exhibit (Feb. 23 – Aug. 18) at the Perot Museum. The exhibit features more than 100 pieces, including a massive dinosaur skeleton made of more than 80,000 LEGO bricks.
  3. Don your finest mask for the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Masquerade on March 1 at Cliff House. The costumed event includes a sit-down dinner, an open bar, a brass band and a traditional second line.
  4. Get your blood pumping at All Out Trinity on March 2 at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The one-day athletic event includes the 15 Annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest yoga class in Texas held on the bridge, and a 7.5-mile trail ride near the river. Register for activities here.
  5. Enjoy a show at the Winspear Opera House, including Creating Serial: An Evening with Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder (March 19) and Carol Burnett (March 21 and 22).
  6. Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade on March 3. A free block party in Bishop Arts will kick off celebrations at 2 p.m., and the parade will start at 4 p.m. along Davis Street.
  7. Catch a charming production of the film-turned-Broadway musical, Anastasia, until March 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
  8. Attend the North Texas Irish Festival (March 8 – 10) at Fair Park. Irish and Celtic culture will be honored through traditional music, dance, storytelling, food, beer and whisky tastings and more.
  9. Root for your favorite Dallas team in the stands at these upcoming sports events in March. Highlights include the Mavericks taking on the Houston Rockets on March 10 and the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Dallas Stars on March 23.
  10. See the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the Southwest, the Dallas St. Patrick's Parade, on March 16. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Blackwell Street. and runs through Greenville Avenue.
  11. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hosting a special concert for children and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities, My DSO Concert, on March 16 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets are "pay what you can" with a suggested price of $10.
  12. Dine and wine at the 2019 Food and Wine Festival (March 21 – 23) at the Dallas Arboretum. The three-day foodie experience features a Grand Tasting with award-winning chefs on Thursday, with other tastings and cooking demos following throughout the weekend. Tickets can be purchased here.
  13. Join the Dallas Observer for a slider sampling at Between the Buns on March 23 at the Dallas Farmers Market. Try more than 25 of the best sliders in Dallas while listening to live tunes and sipping on some brews and spirits.
  14. Swing into 1920s Dallas at the 6th Annual Jazz Age Sunday Social on March 24 at the Dallas Heritage Village. Enjoy traditional jazz music, dancing, vintage shopping, antique cars and more. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 get in for free.
  15. See big time acts like P!nk (March 24) and Michael Bublé (March 25) perform at the American Airlines Center.
  16. Have a good laugh and many more at the 10th Annual Dallas Comedy Festival (March 26 – 30) in Deep Ellum. The comedy celebration showcases improv, sketch and stand-up by the best up-and-coming local and national talent. Tickets can be purchased here.
  17. See state-of-the-art vehicles at the DFW Auto Show on March 27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. Tickets are $14 for ages 18 and up.
  18. Cheer on the Texas Rangers at opening day of baseball season on March 28 as they face-off against the Chicago Cubs at Globe Life Park.
  19. Embrace the warming temperatures and enjoy the outdoors with the Emerald City band at the kick-off for Cool Thursday Concert Series on March 28 at the Dallas Arboretum. Single tickets and season passes are available for purchase.
  20. Sample beer to your heart's content at the Big Texas Beer Fest (March 29 – 30) at the Automobile Building at Fair Park. The festival features over 100 breweries and more than 500 beers, as well as foods trucks and vendors and an outdoor music stage.
  21. Hear a symphony of jazz and Broadway tunes with vocals by Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. (March 29 – 31) at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
  22. Immerse yourself in Indian culture and tradition at the 2nd Annual Festival of Joy on March 30 at Klyde Warren Park. Festivities include a parade at noon through the Arts District, music, dance, food, meditation and yoga and are all free to the public.
  23. Feast on sugary fried goodness at the first-annual Dallas Donut Festival on March 31 at Four Corners Brewing Co. With your donuts, enjoy coffee or beer and cast your vote for the best donut shop in DFW. Tickets can be purchased here.

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