Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Here are events and opportunities for the week of December 7, 2018 – December 17, 2018 that may be of interest to our neighbors in the South Dallas/Fair Park community. Send information for this newsletter to: Ken Smith; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Please verify details w/organizers. RSDC does not sponsor the listed events

Beckles Dancing Company: Modern Dance Class
Friday, December 7, 2018; 6pm; South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh, 75210. Free! Anyone who is 13 years old or older, already having some intermediate dance experience, is encouraged to attend. Call: 214-886-2321. Register:

City Council/District 4 Run-off Election
Early Voting: Ends Dec 7th. Early Sites: Downtown Library; Oak Cliff Courthouse; Kiest Rec Center; Lancaster–Kiest Library. Election: Dec 11th; 7am – 7pm. Candidates: Carolyn King Arnold & Keyaira Saunders

28th Annual KwanzaaFest
Sat & Sun; Dec 8 – 9; 10am – 7pm; Fair Park Automobile Bldg, 75210. Free! This annual fun-family event is co-sponsored by civic, business and community partners. Health screenings, prizes, giveaways, live entertainment, 5K Walk & Run, shopping. Info:

Community-Driven Growth: Community Meetings
Dec 10 - 11; Various locations. Free! JP Morgan Chase has given a grant of $400,000 to support community-driven growth in Southern Dallas. Join residents from The Bottoms (East Oak Cliff); and West Dallas as they discuss equitable development in their respective areas. For venue locations, contact Maggie Parker at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Small Business Transportation Conference
Tues, Dec 11, 2018; 8:30am – 1pm; DCCCD’s Bill Priest Center; 1402 Corinth, 75215. Free! “Connectivity: Highway, Rail & Air” is the workshop theme for small businesses seeking contracts w/DART, TxDOT, Texas Central Railway, and DFW Airport. “Access to Capital”; “Bonding”; “Professional Services”; and “Technical Assistance” will be covered.

“What is Crypto-Currency” Workshop
Tuesday, December 11, 2018; 11:30am – 1pm; Frazier House; 4600 Spring, 75210. Free. Francis Smith-Dean, owner, The Financial Educator, will explain digital currency which is expected to be used globally by 2023; define crypto-currency; blockchain technology; and the difference between tokens and coins. Contact: Ms Anderson: 901-870-8946.

Forest District Community Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018; 6pm – 7:30pm; St Philip’s Community Center; 1600 Pennsylvania, 75215. Free! St Philip’s, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and CitySquare are co-sponsoring this community conversation about the area’s future growth, and community strengths and needs. Share what you think community-led development looks like. Contact: Ms Modole at St Philip’s at: 214-421-5221 x188

St Philip’s Christmas Musical
Friday, December 14, 2018; 6:30pm; St Philip’s Snyder Activity Center; 1600 Pennsylvania, 75215. Free! “The Little Drummer Boy” will be performed by St Philip’s students and children from the community. Contact: Ms. Walker at: 214-421-5221 x140

“Christmas in the Park: S M Wright Foundation
Sat, Dec 15th; 8:30am; Fair Park Automobile Bldg; 75210. Free. Families must pre-register at People’s Baptist Church; 3119 Pine, 75215; 214-741-4990. ID, residency, and income needed to register. At the actual Fair Park event on the 15th, there will be free food, toys, clothing, and fun. Contact: 214-741-4990. Register:

“How Urban League Stole Christmas” Party
Sat, Dec 15th; 1pm – 4pm; MLK, Jr. Rec Center; 2901 Pennsylvania, 75215. Free. The community is invited to The Urban League Young Professionals’ party where South Dallas residents will have an “Angel Tree”, holiday vendors, shopping, and entertainment. Door prizes, raffles and activities for young and old. Contact: Ms Paige: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Elementary, middle school, and college students living in or near Dallas are invited to apply. Prizes include: $500 - $2000 scholarships; laptops; tablets; and paid S.T.E.A.M. camp. Contact: 214-670-8418.

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