Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

• Ride DART to the Addison Transit Center, then take a short walk this weekend to the most authentic Oktoberfest outside of Munich! Join more than 70,000 fans of polka, German food, and Paulaner Bier, in Addison’s spectacular Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr. for four days of music, schnitzel, folk dancing, sing-alongs, children’s entertainment, and more! Information: www.addisontexas.net.

• Ride the DART Rail Red Line to Parker Road Station, then take the special event shuttle bus to the 2014 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 35th Annual Plano Balloon Festival features five balloon launches at 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19), and 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 20) and Sunday (Sept. 21). Visitors can experience breathtaking views of the illuminated balloons against the dark sky during morning and evening balloon glows. Information: www.planoballoonfest.org.

Find more events like the Dallas Arts District’s annual Fall Block Party or Dallas Salsa Fest on our Rider Insider Online Calendar or in the brochures found on DART light rail vehicles or buses.

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