Contest! Win Tickets to White Rock Celebration

by Crave Staff

Grab your flip flops and sunscreen and celebrate at the Beach Party of the Century grand finale weekend of the Comerica White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration, Saturday, June 25 (10am-10pm) and Sunday, June 26 (9am-4pm) on the banks of White Rock Lake at the Bath House.

Hosted by For The Love of The Lake with support from the White Rock Lake Foundation and the Friends of the Bath House, the fun-filled weekend includes a sandy beach to kick-back and relax. The ultimate beach bash event features music, concessions, beer and wine, an ice cream social, old-school games, children’s activities, antique car show, boat parade, fireworks and more. 

Saturday festivities kick-off with an antique car show at 10am, followed by an awards presentation and car parade. Inside the Bath House (10am-12pm), the Friends of the Bath House will host a History Symposium featuring various historians and naturalists that include Dr. Steven Butler, Sally Rodriguez, Johnny Williams, and George Boyd. These experts will enlighten patrons about the history and environments of the Lake.

Other exhibits will celebrate the history of the Bath House from its origins to the present.

Game tents sponsored by community organizations from take a step back in time with nostalgic favorites such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Dunking Booth, Cake Walk, Apple Bob, Pie Eating Contest and more. Children’s activities hosted by Promise of Piece Community and sponsored by Walton’s Lawn and Garden Center Gardens promise fun for everyone.

At 7pm, attendees wish White Rock Lake and Centennial Celebration Honorary Chairman Ebby Halliday a happy centennial birthday featuring live music, birthday cake, champagne toast and dancing for everyone with a fireworks display at 9:00pm.

Limited seating dining experiences on Saturday include The Veranda Lounge featuring Brunch prepared by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’ Hare of Good 2 Go Tacos, Lunch hosted by Hollie Dorethy, Afternoon Tea showcasing Lone Star Teas and bites with Clarissa Almarez and Wine Tasting and hors d’ oeuvres with Ben E. Keith.

Chef Brian Luscher of The Grape leads an all-star team of DFW’s finest chefs for Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake, featuring a picnic lunch prepared by Dallas’ top chefs, served from the original Bath House concession stand, along with beer, wine and refreshments from Ben E. Keith, music, and exhibition of old-school photographs and memorabilia from White Rock Lake and the American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter and more.

A VIP Dinner at 7pm includes a 4-course, wine paired dinner from Chefs Marc Cassel, Peavy Road, Garreth Dickey, Park and Keith Cedotal of Malai Kitchen as well as a front row seat for the fireworks. Tickets from $35-$100 are sold separately.

Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake is held in conjunction with The Beach Party of the Century hosted by For the Love of the Lake with support from White Rock Lake Foundation and the Friends of the Bath House. For a full list of events June 25-26 and to purchase tickets go to  or call 214-660-1100.

You can now win tickets to this event by giving us any White Rock memory. If you are new to the area you can probably fool us. This contest is exclusive to craveDFW readers. The tickets will be mailed to your home or office directly from the organizers.

Edit:  Monica is the winner of our randomly selected drawing.  Congrats and enjoy the day!  We will be sending an email to grab your mailing address so we can mail the tickets out today.



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10 responses to “Contest! Win Tickets to White Rock Celebration

  1. White Rock is where I finished my first half marathon. I was sick, somewhat hurt, but I wanted to finish my goal. It was literally the most 13.1 miles of my life, but the feeling at the end – priceless. Since then I’ve run many half-marathons and full marathons, but I’ll never forget the first one.

  2. Rob

    White Rock is where I see ghosts while driving around at night

  3. Bella

    I want to go!

  4. Monica

    Walking miles around White Rock Lake while training for the Komen 3-Day, is burned in my brain. However, the view of sailboats on the lake from the grassy concert area at the Dallas Arboretum is pretty unforgettable too!

  5. Kat

    I grew up close to White Rock Lake and it has always served as a private haven for me. As a teen I’d often sit out at Winfrey Point day dreaming and contemplating what was to come next in my life. It got me through homework, heartaches and disappointments. In adulthood the serenity of the lake with the Dallas skyline in the foreground has aided as counselor and inspiration for me. TeePee Hill has been a host to many lazy Sunday readings, naps, and family picnics. The trail has taught me how to run, bike and ride a motorcycle keeping me safe along the way. Just like me the lake has changed over the years but despite those changes it will always be the one place in Dallas that makes me feel at home.

  6. Ed Patrick

    I remember as a kid we would have family picnics and skate around the park. This sounds fun.

  7. I remember walking my chocolate lab around the lake when we came upon a flock of giant (or so they seemed to me) pelicans. Joe (the lab) did his normal charge-and-make-them-scatter thing… except this time they turned on him. I think we were both worried that there was going to be a feather vs. fur butt-kicking but he escaped (dignity not intact) and survived to chase another day. 🙂

  8. Kelly Matthews

    We used to live right off the lake but havent been there in 20 years.

  9. In high school a group of us got the $25 rental fee for Winfrey Point and had a party for our friends. We had a blast!

  10. StevenF

    Lived a few blocks from w r lake for 24 years and felt lucky to have it so close. First the beauty of the lake-a pallete against the sky is memorable. sunrises and sunsets always breathtaking. So many memories of walks and bike rides with my dogs, wife, kids and friends. Loved the old paddle boats and canoe rental place that used to exist in the 80s by Williamson entrance. Also enjoyed eating the springtime dewberries that hung from the trees near Mockingbird and riding alongside the wildflowers that grow every spring on the other side of lake by Mockingbird.

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