Lets Play Gaming Expo and More Things to do in Dallas!

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With so much stuff to do in Dallas this month, there’s no time to waste. The kids may be going back to school soon, BUT that doesn’t mean that there is a shortage of awesome events happening. 

Check out what we found for this weekend below!

1. Let’s Play Gaming Expo

Let’s Play Gaming Expo is back for another round on August 9ththrough the 11th, at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas!

Join them for an interactive, family-friendly festival of all things gaming. Whether you enjoy Pac-Man, Fortnite, Settlers of Catan, Dungeons and Dragons, or anything in between, #LPGE2019 is the place to be!

Ticket Prices

Weekend Pass $35 | $45 at the door
Friday Only $20 | $25 at the door
Saturday Only $25 | $30 at the door
Sunday Only $20 | $25 at the door

And as always, children 7 and under get in FREE with a paid adult.

Event Details
🗓 AUG 9–11|FRI 12PM–8PM | SAT 10AM–6PM | SUN 10AM–6PM
📍Irving Convention Center
🎟 Starting at $20
📸 Let’s Play Gaming Expo

Calling all creative minds! ART MANIA FESTIVAL is a one-of-a-kind art and music event featuring performances by local and international artists and musicians! This festival is going to be amazing and we hope to see you there.


-Hip hop artists
-Body Painting
-Live Portraits
-Live Painting
-Beer Garden
-Food Trucks
-Prize/Raffle Drawing

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door!

Event Details
🗓 AUG 9 & 10 | 5PM–1AM
📍Lofty Spaces
🎟 $15 | +21
📸Plano Art Fair meet local Artists

Join all the princesses at Plano Fairytale Ball. This enchanting event is full of memorable moments you won’t want to miss! A ball with Cinderella, learn with Rapunzel, experience sweet treats with Tinkerbell, and design a tiara with The Little Mermaid!

All of there princesses will be delighted to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! This event concentrates on making sure your little one feel like the royalty they are throughout all the activities.

This Experience Encompasses

-Professional princess portraits
-Candy buffet

A ticket to the Fairytale Ball that includes so many magical things – a royal entrance, group games, ocean yoga, princess crafts, stories, and sing-a-longs, princess performances, professional portraits, and much MORE!

VIP guests get a full additional hour with the princesses before the ball starts! This VIP time includes stories, songs, pixie wishes, island dance lessons, and more!

Morning Session 10AM–11:45AM | VIP begins at 9AM
Afternoon Session 1:30PM–3:15PM | VIP begins at 12:30PM
Evening Session 5PM–6:45PM | VIP begins at 4PM

Event Details
🗓 AUG 10 | 9AM–7PM
📍NOAH’S Event Venue (Plano, TX)
🎟 Starting at $25
📸 Pretty Princess Parties

It’s that time of the year again, the North Texas Margarita Festival presented by Don Julio is this Saturday!

Come out and join 2,500 other margarita lovers and vote for THE BEST MARGARITA in North Texas.

After you purchase your sampling ticket, you’ll receive a sampling card and a voting chip to sample 15+ margaritas from North Texas best bars and restaurants.

It’s simple, drop your voting chip in your favorite margarita’s voting jar. The jar with the most chips will be crowned Best Margarita in Fort Worth. A portion of the proceeds benefits Alexia Foundation benefiting CASA of Tarrant County.

This event will have a live DJ+music, 15+ margarita booths, street tacos, frozen drinks, beer garden, food trucks, an adult playground, AND a trip giveaway to MEXICO!!

Event Details
🗓 AUG 10 | 12PM–6PM
📍Lava Cantina The Colony
🎟 $30 | +21

The Boho Market is a pop-up that runs monthly until August during the Dallas Farmers Market.

This is a unique market that will allow you to shop local makers and businesses alongside the farmers and vendors! The best part about all of this is that it’s FREE! So come out and bring your girls, fam, or loved ones and enjoy music while strolling through one of the best farmers markets in the Metroplex!

Fun Fact: From March–December, they feature 9 events per month in addition to the market!

Event Details
🗓 AUG 10 | 10AM–5PM
📍 Dallas Farmers Market
📸 Legacy Hall 

Other Awesome Events in Dallas:

LeakyCon 2019 Dallas

Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Bollywood Night

Grand Opening- Chill Bar & Grill

Dallas Comic Show’s Fantasy Festival

Things We're Excited About

1. Farmers Branch Market

MARKET ALERTFarmers Branch Market is about to take over all your Saturdays through September 28th. From 5:30PM–8:30PM, enjoy live music, activities for the kids, dozens of market vendors, and beer and wine (for purchase)!

2. Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Bust out your best salsa moves, it’s time to head Vitruvian Park for the Vitruvian Salsa Festival!


– LIVE Bands
– DJs
– Salsa Lessons (6:30PM–7PM)
– Food Trucks

Event Dates & Live Bands

AUG 10 Angelucho’s CopaCabana
AUG 17 Tumbaka
AUG 24 Havana NRG

PARKING will be $10, Cash ONLY, accepted at all designated parking locations:
Vitruvian Park – Bella Lane Parking Lot & Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex – 3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX 75001

Destiny King

Destiny King

Destiney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagramand Facebook.