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Welcome Back, Big Tex

Even in the absence of the 2020 State Fair of Texas, everyone’s favorite 55-foot-tall cowboy is resuming his post as the official State Fair of Texas ambassador for his 68th year. Our beloved Texas icon, Big Texreturns to his rightful home on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 10 a.m. in Big Tex Circle. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s Big Tex installation is only open to media, not to the general public.

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Fort Worth Opera Unveils Expanded Fall Virtual Season

Fort Worth Opera is excited to announce further details of the reimagined fall virtual season under the company’s new online initiative FWO Green Room. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020,FWO will present the digital debut of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, with a stunning performance of 20th-century choral icon Moses Hogan’s epic work His Light Still Shines.

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DFW Restaurant Week is Here, Preview Weekend Starts Today

Get your appetite ready for North Texas’ largest annual culinary event, supporting local restaurants and charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope at a time when they need it most.  DFW Restaurant Week is returning for it’s 23rd anniversary, with both dine-in and take-out options, plus an adjusted donation structure designed to help diners make a big impact in our community in the midst of COVID-19 recovery.

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Chefs Lend Extra Support for 2020 Restaurant Week

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DFW Restaurant Week 2020 officially kicks off the week of Aug. 31–Sept 6, with most restaurants extending participation for additional weeks, through Sept. 27. Select restaurants will also offer a head start on dining with Preview Weekend, Aug. 28-30. The official list of participating restaurants will be revealed when reservations open on Reservation Day, Aug. 4. Continue reading

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2020 Addison Oktoberfest Canceled

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Recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich, Addison Oktoberfest, scheduled Sept. 17 – 20, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. The health and safety of attendees, vendors, volunteers, staff and the local community was a primary driver in the difficult decision to cancel the event.

“Addison Oktoberfest is a beloved event where tens of thousands of people look forward to gathering each year in dirndls and lederhosen to enjoy each other’s company, raise a bier and say Prost,” said Addison Special Events Director Jasmine Lee. “Due to the close contact caused by the inherently social nature of the festival, it would not be safe to hold such a large gathering this year.” Continue reading

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Taste Addison Announces Musical Line Up

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Since its inception in 1993, Taste Addison has earned a reputation for curating the most exciting collection of musical entertainment and pairing it with a menu of culinary treats that showcases the city’s celebrated restaurant history. When the festival returns May 29-31, 2020, it will again present an array of musical legends sure to please everyone.

On Friday night, Taste Addison celebrates its opening night with a party on the Main Stage. The laid-back sounds of Fin City kick off the festival with Jimmy Buffett favorites like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Then, Emerald City Band revels in danceable Top 40 covers from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and today. Finally, rapper-singer Flo Rida closes out the evening with fun party hits like “Low,” “Right Round” and “Good Feeling.” Continue reading

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