Deep Ellum Arts Festival
The Deep Ellum area of East Dallas © Drumguy8800
The Deep Ellum Entertainment District is the hottest and most happening neighbourhood in downtown Dallas and a fitting setting for the adult-oriented street-party styled annual arts festival, which draws more than 100,000 devotees over the three-day run.
The festival features three outdoor stages with non-stop band performances, numerous diverse visual arts exhibitions from murals to 'art cars', fashion shows, a pet parade and a poetry circus. More than 200 juried decorative and visual artists take part in the festival, and more than 100 new bands and/or singers perform throughout the three days.
Food is not forgotten, with a food village created by some of Deep Ellum's signature restaurants and further food on offer from other restaurants and vendors, ranging from Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Italian and of course barbeque. Wine, craft beers and sodas are also for sale, with cocktails available at some bars and restaurants. Food and drinks are sold by way of coupons, available for sale to festival-goers at the gates. Admittance to the three-day festival is free.
Venue: Deep Ellum Entertainment District on Main Street, between Good Latimer and Hall Streets
Date: 1 - 3 April 2016