Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 4-10
Elmo, Irish music, and dogs celebrating Mardi Gras are your best bets this weekend.
The beginning of March seems to have reawakened the activity of event organizers all around Dallas-Fort Worth. Perhaps it's the imminent onset of spring, but the sheer number of events from which to choose this week dwarfed any other week from January or February. This is obviously good news; even if the below events don't strike your fancy, you'll have your pick of multiple other good options.
The Muppets from Sesame Street are always good for an entertaining show, and they'll bring their shtick to the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie starting on Thursday with Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Healthy Heroes. Now the most popular character by far, Elmo and his friends help make Grover super again by teaching him (and us) all about how to get and stay healthy. The show will have eight performances through Sunday.
Music and art will be showcased in two different festivals this weekend. The 2011 North Texas Irish Festival will take place at Fair Park in Dallas Friday through Sunday, and will feature Irish bands, dancers, storytellers, animal demonstrations, food, and more. Meanwhile, Frisco Square will play host to 2011 Arts in the Square on Saturday and Sunday. Artists working in a variety of media will show off their works, and kids will have the opportunity to create their own unique visions.
Finally, in anticipation of Mardi Gras next Tuesday, the 2011 Krewe of Barkus will take over the McKinney Downtown Square on Sunday. Dogs and their owners will dress in their finest according to this year's theme, Happy Tails to You ... Barkus Salutes Texas and Wild, Wild West. Floats featuring children entries will also be part of the parade.