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

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    On Your
    Feet!
    Dallas Summer Musicals presents the first national tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet!, Feb. 27 – Mar. 11.
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    Meet our future. Feb. 24, 2018
    Beal Bank
    Science Fair
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    North Texas Irish Festival
    Celebrate Celtic music, dance, and cultural traditions in Fair Park, Mar. 2-4, 2018

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.

Spirit of the Centennial Award

Spirit of the Centennial Award

The Spirit of the Centennial Award is presented annually by the Friends of Fair Park to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Fair Park. On Thursday, Apr. 12, we will honor Bob Hilbun, who has served the State Fair of Texas for 50 years.

Fair Park Walking Tour

Fair Park Walking Tour

The Dallas Center for Architecture will conduct a free, one-hour walking tour of Fair Park, noon, Wednesday, Feb. 21. Learn how Fair Park was transformed for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and ongoing efforts to preserve and transform this architectural gem.

Big Texas Beer Fest

Big Texas Beer Fest

The Big Texas Beer Fest is Dallas’ original beer festival. Last year’s festival featured 120 breweries and over 500 beers. Buy tickets now to celebrate with your friends March 30-31 in Fair Park's Automobile Building because this event always sells out in advance.

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.