Unique North Texas events this weekend: January 14-15

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

McKinney Bridal Show

Walk down the aisle and head to the McKinney Performing Arts Center, the past home of the Collin County Courthouse, for this expansive bridal event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 14, the show will feature 45 different exhibitors across two stories who will all be prepared to help you get ready for the big day. Representatives from 10 different local venues will be in attendance as well as nine different area catering and dessert companies among other exhibitors. The attending businesses are also promising more than $1,000 in giveaways and discounts at the show. Visit the Bridal Show’s page on the McKinney city website for more information.

Cocoa Crawl: Downtown Denton

Head out to Denton Square and the surrounding area for this annual chocolatey event. More than two dozen local businesses will be offering hot cocoa tastings in their stores from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 14. During the event, the participating stores will be taking food donations for local childhood hunger relief nonprofit LovePacs Denton. For a list of participating businesses, head to Denton Square’s Facebook event page.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Running from January 13 through February 4, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo returns with its wide variety of equestrian, bull riding and entertainment events. This weekend, the show opens with the Best of the West Ranch rodeo competition between teams of authentic ranch cowboys from around the South on January 13 and 14. Classic rock group Tesla, the ones who sing “Modern Day Cowboy”, not the ones related to the guy who owns Twitter, take the stage to kick off the show’s Auditorium Concert Series on Saturday too. On January 15, the Best of Mexico Celebration headlines the day with trick riders, mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers among other attractions. Visit https://www.fwssr.com/ for more information including details on how to purchase tickets for each of these events as well as the show’s full calendar.

Denton Silent Book Club: The Revival

While it may be rude to interrupt silent reading time, Kava Culture in Denton likely wants you to spread the word loud and proud about the revival of the silent book club at their coffee and herbal tea space. The club, which Kava Culture plans to run on the third Sunday of each month, relaunches on January 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each meeting starts with a half hour discussion period where readers of magazines, books, periodicals and more can converse about their material for the day and order drinks. Afterwards, the club settles in for a quiet reading hour before another optional discussion and drinks hour. Check out Kava Culture’s Facebook event page for additional information.

Roland Parrish Battle of the Bands – Arlington

10 top high school marching bands are set to showcase their talents at Globe Life Field this weekend. The event features bands hailing everywhere from the local DFW area to Houston and even Memphis, Tennessee. The Battle of the Bands will also include representatives from more than 50 area colleges and universities who will be on hand to give more information about their schools prior to the start of the event. Tickets are $15 a piece with more information available at https://www.parrishbattleofthebands.com/.


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