Weekend of September /23-25th 2015/

Festival Season is here and there will be many to choose from this weekend. Here is a list of family-friendly events happening in DFW.

Fort Worth

Forth Worth Oktoberfest!

1. If you missed the Addison Oktoberfest than you will want to take a trip to Ft. Worth and check out the fun at Panther Island Pavilion. Ft. Worth Oktoberfest  fun began on the 22nd and goes through the 24th this Saturday. You will find authentic German food, music , dancing, and a dachshund races. The kids will have a blast and so will the adults. Check out this awesome festival. Tickets start at $10.


1.Greek Food Festival of Dallas

 Take a trip to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas and be immersed in the Greek culture. This is great chance to teach your children to rich history of the Greeks. What a fun way to see traditional dances, food and crafts from the people of Greece. I know I will be going for the Gyro. Take the chance a go for the tour of the church and its Byzantine iconography and more. You will want to  purchase your tickets online and entrance is only $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are FREE. This Friday 23 @4-11pm; Sat @ 11am-11pm & Sun @ 11am -4pm.


2.Green Fest

 Want to know how to live a more green life. This is the event for you and kids. Military Urban Farm , Green Fest will host this free family friendly event teaching the community the value of gardening, renewable energy and fun activities as well. The Green Fest has partnered with F.A.R.M Farming Assisting Returning Military program. Its to help returning soldiers new skills and the slower pace of a non-regimented life. Get on board and lets keep our veterans in mind, Also food trucks will be on site. This Saturday the 24th from 10am-2pm.


1.Plano Balloon Festival 

 Have you ever seen hot air balloons before? Then you need to go to the Plano Balloon Festival . You will see sky divers, huge concession stands, concerts and of course the hot air balloons. You will enjoy all the fun and especially see the many balloons in different colors, ans designs. We love balloon festivals with our kids. The fun starts Fri @ 4pm-10pm ; Sat @6am-10pm & Sun @6am-7pm. Many opportunities catch the fun. Buy your tickets online in advance or at the booth. Tickets $5

Glory House

If you live in Irving or work in Irving then you need to know about Glory House. I finally made it to the Glory House and wanted to see the happening inside. This place is exactly what I was looking for. A yummy spot to have a casual lunch with down home cooking. I was amazed that a place so quaint was in Irving. I shouldn't expect anything less than great from the residents of Irving. Sometimes cities are judged with reputation on how hip they are. What does that really mean? Lets give Irving a chance and see what can become of Downtown Irving.

You will want to be here from 11am- 2pm during the weekday. These are the lunch hours and the menu changes everyday. The time we went was the chicken pesto, a great salad bar with many options and two soups, cream of mushroom and the tomato bisque soup. I had the soup and salad and it was so good. I couldn't believe it, my kids liked the soup and the rolls so much we had seconds.

 The Glory House was very quiet and a little intimate setting. I was embarrassed when Stella was screaming her head off. I felt uncomfortable, but no one was offended I think. I would recommend this for older kids who can sit still or just a lunch date with your girlfriends or husbands. Give it a try and check out what the Glory House is all about. 

Glory House is not only a bistro by day during the weekday but they offer space rental and catering. If you have an event coming up you should check out the event space as well.

Downtwon Dallas Trolley Explorers!

Downtown Dallas Explorers.

1. Take the Downtown Trolley ride to the West Village! You will want to take the trolley at the Kylde Warren Park and catch the train on either side of the park. This will be a great chance for the kiddos to board on a vintage train and see the city in whole different way. My kids really enjoyed the ride.I hope that you get a balloon on your trip because the conductor was handing out balloons to all the kids. It sure was a nice gesture to witness something like that!

2. The West Village Stop in uptown has some great shopping and food spots. We opted to eat at the Taco Diner because of the price and the plantains. I am a Haitian and I need my fried bananas. I love them there and you will too. The food choices are straight forward and the ambience is so Miami chic. All white decor and just a fresh feeling.

- Have Fun