Austin, Texas – 14th Annual Bat Fest


August 18, 2018 from 4pm to midnight


Congress Ave Bridge, 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704


Admission: $15 cash; children 8 and under are FREE with paid adult


Austin is well-known by chiropterologists (people who study bats) especially at night under the Congress Avenue Bridge where over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge at dusk. To celebrate, Austin throws this annual party and boy has it grown! This year there will be 3 stages featuring live music, over 75 arts/crafts vendors, food/drink vendors, children’s activities, and bat-themed activities and costume contests.

For more information
www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

Welcome to my weekly column #BirthdayFriday featuring Locations around Dallas that are fun to visit and have great Birthday Party options.


Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

817-255-9300

For kids parties, there is 1 package plus several add-ons:



  • Discovery Party:
  • Non-member $370/Member $320-$340 for 20 guests
  • Up to 10 extra guests at $10 each
  • 1.5 hours of private party time in the Innovation Studio plus all-day admission to the museum. Each party includes one education demonstration (kitchen chemistry, party animals, or dino discovery). The birthday child also receive a museum gift and a t-shirt. No outside food allowed.




Other add-ons include Liquid Nitrogen ice cream treats ($50.00) or other food options.


Check out their official website:
www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/birthday-parties


Please note: Always call location to verify current prices/details; price may not include taxes, tips and additional fees

Wimberley, Texas – Second Saturday Gallery Trail


August 11, 2018


Wimberley, TX


Art in the Heart of Texas. 10 different types of art galleries ranging from fine art to glass work to jewelry will open their doors early and stay open late for viewers to enjoy their displays and some music. Demonstrations by artists might be available. Wine and light munchies may also be served.
Map to the Galleries


For more information call 512-722-6032 or go to their website,
gallerytrail.com

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Field House USA

6155 Sports Village Rd, Frisco, TX 75033

972-668-6207

For kids parties, there are several options:



  • Bronze Package Party:
  • $75.00 for 10 kids
  • Additional participant $12.00 each
  • Private party includes 1 hour of party time and a dedicated host, decorated table, paper products.



  • Silver Package Party:
  • $225.00 for 10 kids
  • Additional participant $12.00 each
  • Private party includes 1 hour of court time playing up to 2 activities (basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, soccer, flag football, kickball). 30 minutes of party time and a dedicated host, decorated table, paper products. Food is also included in package (entree, drink and fries).



  • Gold Package Party:
  • $275.00 for 10 kids
  • Additional participant $12.00 each
  • Private party includes 1.5 hours of court time playing up to 3 activities (basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, soccer, flag football, kickball). 30 minutes of party time and a dedicated host, decorated table, paper products. Food is also included in package (entree, drink and fries).




Check out their official website:
frisco.fieldhouseusa.com/birthday-parties


Please note: Always call location to verify current prices/details; price may not include taxes, tips and additional fees

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FC Dallas (Toyota Stadium)

9200 World Cup Way, Suite 202 Frisco, TX 75033

(214) 705-6700

For kids parties, there are several options – prices depend on seat section in stadium:



  • Basic Party:
  • $150.00 up to $500.00 for 10 kids
  • Additional tickets can be purchased
  • Birthday child will receive a signed birthday card, half-time video board recognition. On field experience can be added for $5.00 per person. No outside food allowed.




Check out their official website:
www.fcdallas.com/tickets/groups/birthday-parties


Please note: Always call location to verify current prices/details; price may not include taxes, tips and additional fees

Uvalde, Texas – Hotter ‘N Hell 100-Mile Yard Sale


August 3-5, 2018


Uvalde, TX


If you’re a treasure-collector or junk-collector, you don’t want to miss this massive yard sale stretching from Castroville (on the East) to Brackettville (on the West) passing through Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, D’Hanis, and Hondo along the way.



visituvalde.com

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Express Cheer

10011 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75229

(214) 351-4489

For kids parties, there is 1 option:



  • Basic Party:
  • $250.00 for 15 kids
  • $50.00 for additional 5 kids
  • 60 minutes of structured gym time then 30 minutes of party time. Outside food allowed.




Check out their official website:
www.expresscheer.com/dallas/birthday-parties/


Please note: Always call location to verify current prices/details; price may not include taxes, tips and additional fees

Clute, Texas – Great Texas Mosquito Festival


July 26-28, 2018


Clute Municipal Park, Clute, Texas


Don’t let the name bug you (hehehe). Clute’s annual Mosquito Festival promises lots of family fun including arts/crafts, a carnival with rides and activities for all ages, and live musical entertainment.

For more information call #979-265-8392 or check out their site,
mosquitofestival.com

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Dr Pepper Star Center

4020 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

(972) 758-7528



For kids parties, there are several options:



  • Birthday Bash Party Zone Table:
  • $125.00 for 10 kids
  • Extra guests $5.00 each
  • 60 minutes of party table for cake and presents; public skating admission and skate rental. No outside food allowed.



  • Birthday Bash Private Party Room:
  • $199.00 for 10 kids
  • Extra guests $5.00 each
  • 60 minutes of party room and host/hostess for cake and presents; public skating admission and skate rental. No outside food allowed.



  • Dallas Stars Hockey Celebration Bash**:
  • $210.00 for 10 kids
  • Extra guests $13.00 each
  • Youth Open Hockey admission and skate rental. 1 and 1/2 hour ice, exclusive Open Hockey Zone; 30 minutes in party room; Monitor/instructor for 1 hour. No outside food allowed.



  • Private Ice Bash:
  • $450.00 for 100 kids
  • Extra guests $5.00 each
  • One hour of private ice time for ice skating and/or broomball; includes skate rentals for up to 100 guests; 60 minute party table. No outside food allowed.




Add-ons: Equipment Rental $15 per person, 1-Hour Party Room Rental $50 per hour, Party Host/Hostess $25 per hour, Private Lesson Instructor $50 per ½ hour lesson, Broomball Referee $35 per hour, Pizza $13+ per pizza, Skating Session with Special Character $50 per ½ hour


Check out their official website:
www.nhl.com/stars/starcenters/birthday-parties


Please note: Always call location to verify current prices/details; price may not include taxes, tips and additional fees

Friona, Texas – Cheeseburger Festival


July 21, 2018


Friona City Park, Friona, Texas


Summer. Burgers. Sounds great. Friona actually prides itself on being the Cheeseburger Capital of Texas. This year, Friona is hosting its 13th annual Cheeseburger Festival with teams competing for a grand prize of $1,000. Proceeds from the festival will benefit local organizations. There will be crafts and other vendors, activities/games for children and music.


While you’re in town, check out some historical treasures – the Parmer County Pioneer Heritage Museum and the Santa Fe Depot.

For more information check out:
frionachamber.com

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