Restaurant Reviews DFW

Weekend Happenings 8/10 – 8/12: Margarita Festival, Water Balloon Wars, and more

NorthPark Auto Show

8/10 – 8/22 all day

NorthPark Center

NorthPark Center will present more than 40 top-of-the-line vehicles for the third NorthPark AutoShow. Premier 2018 and 2019 models from respected brands like Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and more will line NorthPark’s corridors for the three-week event. Shoppers will learn about vehicles from Dallas’ top dealerships while experiencing NorthPark’s best-in-class collection of 230 stores and restaurants.

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Checkered Past Winery presents Wine and Magic

8/10 & 8/11 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on both nights

Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery will host award-winning magician Trigg Watson for Wine and Magic. Signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more will be available for purchase during the intimate show. Watson first fell in love with magic in his native Australia and later honed his craft while living in New Orleans. Watson has called Dallas home ever since attending and graduating from Southern Methodist University. He has since performed on several national television shows and won multiple awards. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Trigg Watson


Dallas Margarita Festival

8/11 at 12:00 p.m.

Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ

Join 2000 of other Margarita lovers and vote for the best margarita in Dallas. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ

Low & Slow North Texas BBQ & Music Festival

8/11 at 3:00 p.m.

Longhorn Ballroom

The inaugural Low & Slow North Texas BBQ & Music Festival will feature barbecue vendors, brewmasters, and bands from across Dallas-Fort Worth. Barbecue vendors include 407 BBQ, Bone Daddy’s, Cousin’s, Lakewood Smokehouse, One 90 Smoked Meats, Panther City BBQ, Smoke Rose, Winner’s BBQ, and a dozen others. Guests will also have the opportunity to sip on a wide array of tasty offerings from eight different local brewers including 3 Nations, 903 Brewing, Bitter Sisters, Hop Fusion Ale Works, Noble Rey, Rabbit Hole Brewing, Texas Ale Project, WoodCreek Brewing, and more. The event will also feature a star-studded lineup of local artists, including Bryce Bangs, Simon Flory Trio, Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, The King Bucks and more. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Longhorn Ballroom


Foundation 45 presents Deep Ellum’s Water Balloon Wars

8/12 at 12:00 p.m.

Deep Ellum District

Foundation 45 will present a water balloon wars for a good cause. Get wet and wild with water slides, music, food, libations, and more in the heart of Deep Ellum. This adults-only event supports the efforts of Deep Ellum Community Association and Foundation 45. These non-profit organizations work to improve our local community through a variety of services. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Foundation 45