Fair Park celebrates 80 years
Fair Park is hosting a free event to commemorate the park’s 80-year history as a Dallas icon. The event continues through Saturday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Attractions include live music, fireworks after every evening concert and the famous Midway carnival games. The Ferris wheel and Tower Ride are free for visitors during this special celebration week. Families and children can take part in a vintage carousel and lawn games, plus more modern zip lines and water slides.
The Cavalcade of Stars, Voodoo MacBeth, Act 1 and The Light Crust Doughboys all performed at the 1936 Centennial Exposition and are making a special return for the 80th Anniversary. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will also perform at Fair Park’s Court of Honor for the first time in a decade.
Museums and exhibits in Fair Park will also be open, including the African American Museum, South Dallas Cultural Center and the Hall of State. A showcase of the history of the Park will feature an exhibit from the Dallas Historical Society, Preservation Dallas and the Dallas Center for Architecture; clips from the original 1936 Exposition will also be shown.