Rider Insider: Find outdoor fun this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

• Ride the DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Convention Center Station Friday and Saturday for Mecum Auctions. This auction brings over 1,000 vehicles to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin St. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader in live auctions of collector cars, classic cars, corvettes, hot rods, street rods and muscle cars. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 27 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. A one day ticket is $25 per person and children 12 years and younger are free. Information:www.mecum.com.

• Ride the DART Rail Red Line to Parker Road Station, then ride the Balloon Festival’s shuttle bus for the 2015 Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Sponsored by InTouch Credit Union, the three-day festival attracts more than 95,000 visitors annually to witness the colorful splendor across the Plano sky. The 36th Annual Plano Balloon Festival features five balloon launches at 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18), and 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 19) and Sunday (Sept. 20). Visitors can experience breathtaking views of the illuminated balloons against the dark sky during evening balloon glows. Information: www.planoballoonfest.org.

Find more events like the “The Great Texas Food Truck Rally” or Oktoberfest on our Rider Insider Online Calendar or in the brochures found on DART light rail vehicles or buses.

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