Unique North Texas events this weekend: March 17-19

Spotlighting some of the best events in Collin County, Denton County and beyond for this coming weekend.

DFW Golf Show – Arlington

Swing by Esports Stadium Arlington for the DFW Golf Show starting on March 17 and running throughout the weekend. The show features everything needed to get you ready for the links, like clubs, carts, equipment and educational seminars hosted by World Long Drive Champion Kyle Berkshire and 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Champion Brittany Lang. The popular golf podcasters, Country Club Adjacent, will also host a live podcast during the show. Single-day general admission starts at $15 online and $20 day-of-show. Head to https://www.dfwgolfshow.com/ to learn more about the show, including its full stage schedule.

Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show

Find out how to turn your dream home projects into realities at the Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show at the Ford Center at The Star. The free show gives attendees the chance to explore home improvement and outdoor living options while enjoying shopping from local artisans and vendors. There will also be a variety of live demonstrations across two stages and a kid’s zone during the three-day show, starting March 17. Chef Dazore Bradford will host cooking demos on subjects like making great spinach artichoke dip and designing your own charcuterie board through her Cooking the Details stage. The Garden, Wildlife and Organization stage will feature Hayli Schmitz, a professional organizer certified in the popular KonMari Method, teaching attendees about the power of tidying up. The stage will also include gardening and plant seminars, plus a live birds of prey show from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Head to https://showtechnology.com/shows/greater-frisco-home-and-garden-show to learn more about the show, including showtimes and a full seminar schedule.

C-Con – Carrollton

Carrollton’s own fan convention returns with C-Con at the Josey Ranch Lake Library on March 17. Kids, teens and adults alike can enjoy a variety of fan-friendly activities around the library, including a Star Wars scavenger hunt, superhero mask crafting, K-Pop dancing, trivia and a showing of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with snacks. The library will also have two escape rooms set up, based on an intergalactic spy mission and a cat café respectively. C-Con starts at 4:00 p.m. and runs through 8:00 p.m., with attendees given the option to arrive in cosplay to really complete the convention atmosphere. A full list of activities, as well as more information on attending, is available through the city of Carrollton’s website.   

Brick Fest Live – Dallas

Build some fun family memories at Brick Fest Live in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on March 18 and 19. The fest is an opportunity to see all that Lego and toy bricks can do. It features derby races, life-sized sculptures, a glow-in-the-dark building zone, a massive community mural and even a brick pit filled with over 200,000 pieces available for photo opportunities. More than a million bricks will be at the convention in total, including some rare Lego merchandise available to buy, making this one of the area’s premier Lego enthusiast get-togethers. General admission tickets start at around $20 before fees through Universe.com, with children under 2 getting in for free. For more information about the fest, which begins at 9:00 a.m. on March 18 and 10:00 a.m. on March 19, visit https://www.brickfestlive.com/bfl-2022-2023.

The Art Club of McKinney Annual Member Art Show

The Cove, an innovative Arts and Music Guild initiative, will host The Art Club of McKinney’s Annual Member Art Show from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on March 17 and 18. The free-to-attend show will feature 30 to 40 artists from the club submitting their best work from the year for judging. Attendees will be able to walk through the uniquely designed gallery while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Check out this recent Collin-Denton Spotlighter feature to learn more about The Cove and the club’s show.

The Big Bounce America – Grand Prairie

The term bounce house may be a bit of an understatement when it comes to The World’s Biggest Bounce House at The Big Bounce America. The 16,000-square-foot, 32-foot-tall structure might be better known as a veritable bounce mansion, complete with basketball hoops, slides, climbing towers, party games, confetti blasts and more in its springy walls. The Guinness World Record-setting bounce house is just one of four available at The Big Bounce America starting on March 18 and open every Saturday and Sunday through April 2 in Grand Prairie. The other bounce houses include a 900-foot-long obstacle course called The Giant, a sports stadium and a space zone. The Big Bounce America divides general admission tickets, which start at $38 before fees, into 3-hour blocks by age for The World’s Biggest Bounce House, with unlimited access to the three other bounce houses. Bounce over to https://thebigbounceamerica.com/ for more details.


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