DART is your ride to tasty eats in North Texas. High on our list is Taste of Oak Cliff, which takes place Saturday, May 4, on 10th Street and South Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff, from noon to 7 p.m. Enjoy food vendors, food trucks, novelty shops, book stores and service-oriented businesses. The event takes place near the Beckley at 10th bus stop and the Dallas Streetcar Bishop Arts stop.
If your appetite for the sweet, savory and delicious leaves you craving more, get your fill at the following North Texas food and beverage festivals:
Big Texas Beer Fest
Experience a variety of exclusive beers at the 8th annual Big Texas Beer Fest March 29-30 at the Automobile Building in Fair Park. As Dallas’ original beer festival, the event also offers live music and food trucks. Ride DART’s Green Line to Fair Park Station and let DART be your designated driver to and from the event. Near the Parry at Exposition bus stop and Fair Park Station.
Dallas Donut Fest
Sample all things fried and frosted at Dallas Donut Fest March 31 at Four Corners Brewing Company in Dallas from 1-7 p.m. The event touts as the first food festival dedicated to donuts in North Texas and brings your favorite donut shop treats from Dallas to Fort Worth to one central location. Near the St. Paul at Ervay bus stop and Cedars Station.
D-Town Food Festival
Sample delectables from local restaurants, eateries, cafe’s and food trucks at the D-Town Food Festival Saturday, April 20, from 2-10 p.m. at Dallas City Hall. The event anticipates more than 60 participating food vendors and offers live music, games and giveaways. Children 8 and under can attend for free, so bring the entire family. Near the Marilla at Akard bus stop and Akard Station.
Taste of Irving
There’s food and fun for all ages at Taste of Irving, which takes place April 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at Cimarron Park Recreation Center in Irving, TX. The event returns for the sixth consecutive year, offers a free kids’ zone and showcases cuisines from more than 20 food vendors. Admission is free, and each restaurant or vendor will sell samples for $5 or less. A shuttle service will pick up and drop off attendees at Barbara Bush Middle School on 515 Cowboys Pkwy. Near the Valley Ranch at Red River bus stop and the MacArthur at Cowboy bus stop.
Plano Brunch Festival
Get a work out and some grub at the Plano Brunch Festival Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, TX. The event starts off with a Race to Brunch 5k, which begins at The District within the shopping district. The Brunch Festival begins at 9 a.m. and features cuisine from a variety of restaurants, as well as cocktails, artisans, boutiques, culinary demonstrations, live music, a photo booth and more. Near the Plano at Chapel Hill bus stop.
Taste Addison features a 3-day food and music extravaganza from May 31-June 2 at Addison Circle Park. The event bursts with local flavor and musical talent from North Texas and beyond, and offers chef demonstrations, wine tastings, face paintings and more. Near Addison Transit Center.
Taste of Dallas
As Dallas’ biggest summertime food and drink festival, Taste of Dallas returns for its 33rd year June 7-9 at Dallas Market Center’s Main Hall. The event features more than 200 chefs, restaurants, sponsors and exhibitors. This Texas-sized tradition is one of the city’s most anticipated events of the year. For 2019, the festival will feature Taste of the Neighborhoods, where Dallas neighborhoods such as Bishop Arts District/Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum, Uptown and Harwood, Park Cities, Greenville Avenue, Downtown, Knox/Henderson and West Village can showcase their own flare. Near the IH 35 at Wycliff bus stop and Market Center Station.
DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements and rail replacement will begin March 30 and last for roughly six months. During that time, DART Rail in downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District Station and West End Station. Separate shuttle routes will be in operation. Thanks for bearing with us as we build a better future for North Texas. DART.org/plus