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

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    Holiday Wonder
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    Magical Chinese lantern displays return for the season in Fair Park, Nov. 21, 2017-Jan 7, 2018
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    Dallas Summer Musicals presents The Color Purple, Jan. 23-Feb. 4, 2018
    The Color
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    Heart of Dallas Bowl
    West Virginia takes on Utah as the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl honors first responders, Dec. 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.

Winter Critters Winter Camp

Winter Critters Winter Camp

Take a break from the frigid temperatures outside and come into Texas Discovery Garden's Earth Explorers Camp to learn about ways that animals in Texas avoid the ice and snow, Dec. 27-29.

Day 1 Dallas

Day 1 Dallas

Day 1 Dallas is a free event designed to bring together children and families on New Year’s Day. Hosted by Vogel Alcove on Jan. 1, Day 1 Dallas features outdoor entertainment, food vendors and a variety of children’s activities.

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest's dinosaur exhibit features more than 80 ultra-realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, Jan. 12-21. Visitors can interact with the creatures, learn about them ... and even ride a few!

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

  • 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
  • Earth Day Texas
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Oncor
  • Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction
  • State Fair of Texas
  • WFAA-TV

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