Join Dallas' biggest street party, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, a melting pot of amazing artwork, tempting tunes and even a party for your pets.
- When? 6th - 8th April 2018
- Where? Deep Ellum entertainment district, Dallas
- Price: Admission is free
If you're only work of art was the portrait of your best mate you attempted to draw back in high school then get ready to feel inspired and amazed by the works of the artists at Deep Ellum Arts Festival.
The event, which began 23 years ago, showcases the talents of local artists and crafters amidst a huge street festival stretching from 2900 to 3400 Main Street, Dallas. Free to attend, the festival also features a huge line-up of amazing music with everything from folk to reggae and ska.
Artists showcase their unique work to attendees, so if you're a fan of unusual pieces and enjoy supporting independent businesses then have your money ready.
Festival food is available, with vendors serving cuisines from around the world including Caribbean, Italian and BBQ favourites. There is also the option of popping into a nearby restaurant with many lining the streets that frame the festival. Try Cold Beer Co. for some tasty hot-dogs or Elbow if you fancy some authentically-Italian pizza. The festival runs on the money it receives from vendors and participating restaurants so eat locally to show your support.
Keep in mind that the food and beverage providers only accept coupons during the festival. Visit the coupon sales booth when you arrive to be armed and ready for when the gator balls at Good Times Cajun Cuisine catch your eye.
Your precious pooch can even join in with the festivities at the Pet Parade. If they're partial to dressing up, find a funky outfit and proudly parade them down the street for a chance of winning 'Best Costume'.
By the end of it you'll want to dust off those paintbrushes, sharpen your pencils and give your mate a new portrait that's worthy of the spot above their fireplace.
- Get there: It's a 7 minute drive to Deep Ellum from downtown Dallas.
- Stay: There are hotels throughout downtown which cater to a variety of budgets.
Visit the Deep Ellum Arts Festival official website for more information.
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