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Mardi Gras & More Stuff to Do in Dallas This Weekend

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Are you looking for the best things to do in Dallas this weekend? We got you covered! We have a list of amazing things to do and places to go!

From a Mardi Gras Mask-erade, an auto show to the Dallas Blooms, we’ve listed out the best things to do in Dallas this weekend and the days leading up to it.

Let the good times roll! This Fat Tuesday, enjoy live music, classic Cajun dishes — including Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee & Fried Tails — and signature drinks — Barcardi Hurricanes and Swamp Thing. Join us at the Rustic for their annual Mardi Gras celebration!

Show out with your finest Mardi Gras-inspired eye mask and/or most extravagant face masks for a chance to win a Rustic gift card!

Event Details
🗓FEB 16 | 3PM–10PM
📍The Rustic | 3656 Howell St, Dallas, Texas, 75204

Transport yourself to Bourbon Street with classic New Orleans brass music by Bobby Falk Brass Edition. They’ll be scattin’ and jivin’ from 7pm – 9pm in the outdoor Box Garden.

Be on the lookout for the infamous hurricane cocktail! And of course, eat your way through New Orleans with  creole-inspired bites like Shrimp Po Boy from Dock Local,
Mini King Cakes from Leila Bakery and Praline Crêpe from Whisk & Eggs.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 16 | 7PM–9PM
📍Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose AvenuePlano, Texas, 75024

Where are all of the cheese lovers?! Did you always wanted to learn how to make the perfect Instagram-worthy cheese and charcuterie board for you next girls night or holiday event? 

The experts will provide insight into the cheeses, salami, and tasty accompaniments while showing you how to create a spectacular presentation. As you sip on a glass of wine. Best of all, you get to take your masterpiece home with you. 
 

Event Details
🗓 FEB 18 | 6:30PM–8:30PM
📍Central Market Fort Worth | 4651 West Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76107

Calling all auto fans! Cool hot rods and customs return to Dallas with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Autorama presented by Turn Key Speed.

Special guests include Lou Ferrigno from TV’s Incredible Hulk Series (Saturday 2-5/Ferrigno Charges for Autographs) and Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champ and HOF member, Michael Irvin (Sunday 12-2).

Mask up, social distance and enjoy a weekend of customs, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and more!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 19 | 3PM–9PM
🗓 FEB 20 | 10AM–9PM
🗓 FEB 21 | 10PAM–6PM
📍Dallas Market Hall | 2200 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207

📷 Dallas Arboretum
Visit the most incredible flower festival of the year at the Dallas Arboretum! Dallas Blooms is always one of our favorites! 
 
The festival runs February 20 to April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers and special events.
 
Saturday: Concert by Elevation
Sunday: Chef-tastic with Sweet Vegan as they make vegan chocolate chip cookies; Concert by Party Machine
Monday: Mommy and Me Mondays; Dallas College Cooks (Cilantro Chimichurri & Tortillas and Dry Noodle Salad with Pak Choi)
Tuesday: Tiny Tot Tuesdays; floral demonstration by McShan; daily harvest
Wednesday: BOGO Admission Day
Thursday: CC Young Senior Living Thursday; garden scavenger hunt; Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test; daily harvest
Friday: Horticulture Demonstration – Texas Native and Adaptive Plants
 
Buy your tickets now to get get $2 off regular admission. Discounted tickets are available till February 19th.
 

Event Details
🗓 FEB 20-26 | 9AM–5PM
📍Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218

There’s a new famers market around! Kick off your Sunday morning with a trip to the Lakewood  Village Farmers Market! Support local farmers, ranchers, bakers and makers who come from a 150 mile radius of Dallas.

Shop farm fresh produce, grass fed beef, specialty mushrooms, locally roasted coffee, Texas honey… and so much more!

If you’re a dog owner, this is the perfect place to take your furry friend to. 

Masks are required and social distancing must be practiced.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 21 | 9AM–1PM
📍Lakewood Village Farmers Market | 6434 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, Texas, 75214

Before you go

Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there are still plenty of things to do in Dallas that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Dallas check out the app or website.  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Dallas team adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook!
Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa 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 Instagram and Facebook.

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