Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 17-23
Baseball, a fairy tale sung opera-style, and two conventions are your best bets this week.
Spring break is in full swing for most area schoolchildren, so the need to find fun stuff to do out of the house is paramount for many parents. I detailed some of the events going on this week in last week's roundup -- click here for those picks. But if those don't do it for you or you're just looking for more things to do, you've come to the right place.
Spring has almost sprung, and you know what that means? Baseball is just around the corner! The Grand Prairie AirHogs are enticing fans interested in individual tickets with their St. Patty O'Party on Thursday at QuikTrip Park. With dunk tanks, bounce houses, and NCAA tournament games on the ballpark's scoreboard, it should be a fun time all around.
Everybody knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but have you ever heard it sung? You'll get two chances on Friday when the Fort Worth Opera performs Little Red's Most Unusual Day at the Rose Marine Theater. Don't worry, the opera will be performed in English and will be appropriate for kids from pre-K to 6th grade.
Finally, both Dallas and Fort Worth are hosting conventions for activities that involve a lot of driving. Dallas Market Hall is the location for the 2011 North Texas Golf Expo, running Friday through Sunday. Duffers of all ages are welcome to peruse the latest equipment or show off their driving or putting skills. Meanwhile, the 2011 Fort Worth Auto Show will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Thursday through Sunday. Your kids may not be able to drive yet, but that shouldn't stop them from admiring all the cool new cars that will be on display.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments!