Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 10-16
Spring Break means no shortage of events from which to pick.
When you're a kid, unless you really love school, you're always looking forward to the next vacation. For most Dallas-Fort Worth students, that time is now as Spring Break starts on Monday. But what is there to do with the kiddos so they don't drive their parents/babysitters up the wall? Never fear, that's why I'm here.
Before Spring Break officially begins, you can check out the 2011 Texas Storytelling Festival, running Thursday through Sunday at the Denton Civic Center. Storytelling is an art form that has seemed to fade away in recent years, so it's nice to see that there are those who still celebrate it. The festival will feature concerts, workshops, and, of course, lots and lots of storytelling.
First up in the Spring Break lineup is the 2011 Funky Finds Spring Fling at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. You never know what kind of interesting stuff you'll discover at this arts & crafts fest, running all day on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, it's a dog-friendly event, so you don't have to leave the pooch at home.
The Dallas Museum of Art kicks off their Spring Break week with WFAA Family First Day on Saturday, during which you can mingle with WFAA anchors, listen to music, and generally get in an artsy state of mind. Oh, and did I mention it's free? The DMA is also offering Spring Break at the DMA (starting on Sunday), which gives patrons half-off admission and parking, and special family activities to keep the young 'uns in check.
If you like free events, then Free Spring Break (a camp where kids can engage in theater, arts & crafts, and dance) at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, Spring Break Art Extravaganza (an opportunity to peruse art and then create your own) at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, or Spring Break Fun the Cowboy Way (a petting zoo, pony rides, and cattle drives, oh my!) at Stockyards Station in Fort Worth are also available to you.
Finally, since kids will already be on a natural high from their time off, why not enhance that with a little flight time? Wings of Freedom 2011 will take place next Monday through Wednesday at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, and then fly down to Dallas and take up residency at the Frontiers of Flight Museum next Wednesday through Monday, March 21. The event includes tours of numerous historical airplanes and even the opportunity to fly in some of them (although that part does come with a significant cost).
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments section below.