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ON NOV. 7, PLEASE VOTE FOR DALLAS BOND PROPOSITION C
If you do, Fair Park will receive $50 million for important repairs, improvements
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HELP US PRESERVE FAIR PARK FOR YOUR KIDS, GRANDKIDS
The Dallas Morning News says it best: "Fair Park is the architectural jewel of the city."
If you live in Dallas, your ballot this November 7 will ask under Proposition C if you are 'FOR' or 'AGAINST' $50 million in bonds being set aside to restore this spectacular jewel. Please read why our local newspaper strongly encourages all of us to vote 'FOR' those bond funds.
Help us repair the park's crumbling facades, so future generations can enjoy this historic masterpiece as much as we have.
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ALL 10 BOND PROPOSITIONS DESERVE OUR SUPPORT
Vote 'FOR' Proposition C on November 7   If you vote 'FOR' Proposition C on November 7, you'll help fund critical repairs needed in several buildings across Fair Park. View a map of the Fair Park facilities that will benefit from your vote (scroll map to the left to view Fair Park and the buildings affected - look for the green dots).
Vote 'FOR' Proposition B   Proposition B will fund $262 million toward improving, expanding and creating other key parks and recreation facilities across the city. We hope you will vote 'FOR' Proposition B, as well.
Vote 'FOR' all 10 bond propositions   The 2017 Dallas Bond Program allots funds that will improve the city's streets, parks, storm drains, performing arts facilities and more. We encourage you to vote 'FOR' all 10 bond propositions.
Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island
NEW DALLAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMMIGRANTS WHO ARRIVED THROUGH GALVESTON ISLAND
Galveston Island was the port of entry for hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming to America from 1845 to 1924. The new Dallas Historical Society exhibit, 'Forgotten Gateway' considers the importance of place in the immigrant experience.
The fascinating show traces the history of Galveston Island as it changed from a small harborage for sailing vessels, to a major cosmopolitan steamship and railroad hub, and back to a nearly abandoned immigrant station. November 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018. Hall of State.
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Diwali Mela DFW
FUN, FIREWORKS AND FANTASTIC FOOD FROM ACROSS INDIA – DIWALI MELA
Diwali, the Hindu "festival of lights," is the best known of Hindu festivals and certainly the brightest. This month, Fair Park hosts Diwali Mela DFW, a signature event for the DFW Indian Cultural Society.
Explore booths of artisans who'll be crafting pottery and painting hands with henna. Savor mouth-watering foods from all the regions of India. Watch kids have fun with cultural activities designed specifically for them.
Enjoy dance and musical performances (including award-winning Indian singer Richa Sharma) and marvel at a closing show of fireworks. Saturday, Nov. 4. 4:00 pm. Cotton Bowl Stadium.
DISCOVER DIWALI MELA
COME ENJOY THE PREMIER CRAFT BEERS OF NORTH TEXAS AT INDEX FEST (FORMERLY, THE UNTAPPED FESTIVAL)
Index Fest
If you've attended the Untapped Festival in the past, you'll want to come to Index Fest this month at Fair Park. Why? Because it is the same festival, just rebranded with a new name and a new vibe.
This year's festival shines a spotlight on more than 80 breweries, more than 300 beers and musical acts such as Big Boi, Cherub, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Langhorne Slim and the Law. And, you're encouraged to bring your well-behaved, leashed dogs to the festival! Saturday, Nov. 11. Esplanade Plaza.
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Girls on the Run
COME NOV. 18, GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE A RUN, THROUGH FAIR PARK
It's a 5K race like no other in the area. Girls on the Run — The DFW Metroplex Fall 5K will take girls past the stunning Art Deco architecture of Fair Park. In the process, they'll use vigorous physical activity to develop a positive self-image.
Cheer teams along the course will encourage the runners further, and there will be a post-run celebration abundant with even more fun activities for the participants. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18.
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Holiday Wonder Dallas
WANDER AS YOU WONDER AT FAIR PARK'S NEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY SHOW
The holiday season begins this month at Fair Park. Come stroll through Holiday Wonder Dallas, a new light-filled extravaganza your whole family will enjoy.
More than two million lights will bring to life holiday favorites in giant, eye-catching displays. You will also be able to enjoy such unforgettable holiday memory-makers as the two-story, Santa's Arctic Slide; snowball throwing; holiday music, dance, and a world-class acrobatic show. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Leonhardt Lagoon.
LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED
WILL FAIR PARK HOST A WORLD CUP SOCCER MATCH SOON?
In the coming months, FIFA will announce the host cities for the 2026 World Cup matches. The Dallas area (specifically the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park and AT&T Stadium in Arlington) is on the short list. This month, Daniel Huerta, the City of Dallas' Executive General Manager for Fair Park, relates the importance of this event coming to Fair Park.
Read Daniel's Update
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