Live Music at the State Fair of Texas

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Photo by Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

See more than 30 live music and entertainment events at this year’s State Fair

The State Fair of Texas presents 24 days of FREE concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage and throughout the fairgrounds, featuring a total of 77 acts as part of the live music lineup. From country to Tejano, rock to hip-hop, this year’s Chevrolet Main Stage lineup has something for everyone. And ALL included with the price of admission to the State Fair.

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Travel Back in Time at Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is a full day of interactive 6th Century Style fun for everyone, 1 that will run every Saturday & Sunday plus Memorial Day Monday, April 10 through May 31, 2021. You and your family   will enjoy jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, a 50+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the hundreds of Scarborough shoppes and be amazed by authentic artisan demonstrations. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

This year’s opening weekend  theme is  “Travel Back in Time”. The weekend will celebrate Steampunk and all other time travelers and feature the all-new Scarborough Mask Contest each day. Feel free to show off their time traveling costumes throughout the weekend and they also can compete in the Mask Contest each day with their most creative or unusual facemask for the chance to win a great Scarborough prize pack. Contestants must register for the contest by 1:30 each day.

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The Science of Guinness World Records Exhibit at the Perot Museum

The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition
Perot Museum
March 6 – September 6, 2021

Discover the marvels of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when the Science of Guinness World Recordsexhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its U.S. debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

A Family-Friendly Experience

You and your family will learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits – from the largest Pac-Man videogame to reaction competitions, speed drumming, and a dance-a-thon – will challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. 

From the smallest stop-motion film (hint: it’s measured in nanometers) to the most drumbeats in one minute (2,400 beats or 40 beats per second!) to the longest mustache ever (14 feet) and the most consecutive pinky pull-ups (36), exhibition goers can discover some of the most astonishing record titles with opportunities to challenge themselves and others in pursuit of their own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS glory.

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Something Grim(m) is happening at the Dallas Theater Center

Something Grimm
March 18 – April 4, 2021

A creative journey inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales takes place around the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. This unique outdoor tale opens on March 18! 

This production will include comic strips, pop-up storybooks, as well as pre-recorded video and audio elements. It culminates in a unique moment at the end requiring each audience member to make a moral choice based on the impact of the fairytale they have just witnessed. Something Grim(m) was created specifically for this cast and this location. The varied storytelling components and guiding narrative make for a truly distinctive experience.

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