Located just two miles east of Downtown Dallas, Fair Park is a National Historic Landmark that boasts one of the nation's largest collections of 1930s art and Art Deco architecture. The park opened in 1886 with what was called the Dallas State Fair. Several structures, including the Centennial Building and Cotton Bowl Stadium, made their debut on the grounds between 1900 and 1930.
Today, Fair Park stands as the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site in the United States. Between the art deco and architecture, the history, and the events, Fair Park reflects an all-in-one, unique destination to visit. Its cultural, historical, and entertainment venues play host to millions of visitors from around the world. Fair Park hosts a wide variety of annual events, including the State Fair of Texas, the Red River Showdown, and festivals like the North Texas Irish Festival and EarthX.
Facilities available for use range from the 91,000-seat Cotton Bowl to the 75-seat Margo Jones Theater. In addition to these, there is a coliseum, multiple theaters, two outdoor amphitheaters, and exhibition halls that can be configured for various uses.
Fair Park is managed by Fair Park First and Spectra Venue Management.