Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400

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    State Fair
    of Texas
    Fun rides, good food, football classics, cute animals, fast cars, and more fill Fair Park, Sep. 27 – Oct. 20
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    View one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture, African American Museum of Dallas, Sep. 21, 2019–Mar. 1, 2020
    The Kinsey African American
    Art and History Collection
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    Zac Brown Band
    Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band brings "The Owl" tour to Dos Equis Pavilion, Oct 26

Coming Soon

Fair Park hosts more than 1,200 activities each year. Festivals and fairs. Concerts and theatrical productions. Art exhibits, sporting events, garden activities, and so much more. Here are three events Fair Park is hosting soon that we want to make sure you know about.

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decor

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decor

Join Texas Discovery Gardens for some miniature fall fun as you learn how to use succulents and mini pumpkins to create simple seasonal decorations, Sept. 19 & 21.

Big Tex Barn Dance Social

Big Tex Barn Dance Social

There's nothin' like a little boot scootin' to get you in the mood for the State Fair of Texas. We're in luck. On Sept. 19, the State Fair hosts its inaugural Big Tex Barn Dance Social. All are welcomed!

The Shine Play Festival

The Shine Play Festival

Soul Rep Theatre Company opens its 13th season with a new play festival in memory of the late and celebrated playwright and professor, Dr. Ted Shine, Sep. 26–29 and Oct. 4–6, South Dallas Cultural Center.

About Fair Park

About Fair Park

Site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, Fair Park's cultural, educational and sports facilities host more than seven million visitors annually.

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture and quality entertainment.

Other Annual Events

Other Annual Events

Fair Park is home to events from Fair Park Fourth and Earth Day Texas to the North Texas Irish Festival and Fair Park 5k Urban Dash.

What People Say

  • Charles Phoenix

    American pop culture humorist, historian and author

    "Fair Park is the greatest campus of monumental moderne, streamline moderne, art deco and midcentury modern I've ever seen. Epic massive murals and modernism like no other place in the known universe. Texas, do you know what you have here? Great architecture!"

  • David Bush and Jim Parsons

    Authors, Fair Park Deco

    "Fair Park is one of the finest collections of deco architecture in the country, but it is so much more: the embodiment of Texan swagger, it is a testament to the Texanic task of creating a dazzling spectacle in the darkest days of the Depression."

  • Texas State Historical Association

    The authority on Texas history since 1897

    "Fair Park houses one of the greatest concentrations of early twentieth-century art deco exposition buildings in the United States."

  • American Planning Association

    Great Places in America

    "For more than a century the park, two miles east of downtown Dallas, has been delighting millions of visitors. Attractions on its 277 acres include eight museums, six performance facilities, and a major sports stadium."

  • National Geographic Traveler

    "Fair Park is much more than an assemblage of buildings; it’s a district telling dozens of stories from dozens of cultures."

Our Partners

Our partners enable the Friends of Fair Park to restore the park's historic assets and reach more people. Our partners are as dedicated to preserving and promoting Fair Park as we are.

  • AT&T
  • City of Dallas
  • EarthX
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Oncor
  • Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction
  • State Fair of Texas

We particularly appreciate these major sponsors and
hope you will join them in support of the Friends of Fair Park.