Event Calendar

August 2018

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  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
    In 1937, Ruth Grave Wakefield took her invention of the chocolate chip morsels and her curiosity of how they would taste in a sugar cookie and created this heavenly cookie loved by all ages. There is something so enjoyable about eating one straight out of the oven, closing your eyes and having the warm chocolate goodness melt in your mouth. So thank you Ruth Grave Wakefield! Without your ingenuity, generations would have missed out on the bliss that is known today as the Chocolate chip cookie. In honor of today--go enjoy the delectable treat!
  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    Garland's inaugural Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars.  Sounds of Summer is a free, family friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  Festivities begin at 3:00 pm with a comprehensive assortment of high quality craft and food vendors lining the square and continue throughout the evening with live music and fireworks to end the event.

    Location:  Historic Downtown Garland Square at 520 W. State St.

    Time:  Vendors open at 3 pm, Main Headliner begins at 7 pm and fireworks are at 9:30 pm

    June 2:  Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute

    June 9:  Memphis Soul (Motown Cover)

    June 16:  Bid Bidi Banda (Selena Tribute)

    June 23:  Escape (Journey Tribute)

    June 30:  Mars Hill Band (High-Energy Variety Cover)

    https://www.garlandtx.gov/gov/lq/parks/rec/events/sounds_of_summer.asp

     

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  • National Friendship Day
    Considering the valuable role friends play in our lives, it was deemed fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Since then, the celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event. The noble idea of honoring friendship caught on with people and soon Friendship Day became a hugely popular event. Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in the US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends. Today, Friendship Day is enthusiastically celebrated by several countries across the world. In the spirit of Friendship Day, honor your friends and show them how much they mean to you!
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  • Purple Heart Day
    Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal – a military decoration that is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
  • Sounds of Lewisville Concert

    FREE summertime concert series is held in Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville.  The family friendly concerts take place on Tuesdays in June and July from 7-9:30 pm.

    Location:  148 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX 

    July 3 - Sounds of RW&L with Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

    July 10 - Forever Mac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) with the Fool Hearts (local country/Americana)

    July 17 - Dancing Dream (Abba Tribute) with winner of the Texas Tunes songwriter competition

    July 24 - Memphis Soul Motown with Fingerprints (jazz & soul)

    July 31 - King George (George Strait Tribute) with Local Yoakum (Dwight Yoakum Tribute)

     

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  • National Dollar Day
    We've all heard the expression "the buck stops here," but where did the buck start in the first place? It started on this day in 1786 when Continental Congress established the United States monetary system. Of course back then the dollar could probably buy you a horse and now you're lucky if it gets you a candy bar. National Dollar Day is a day to be happy for every dollar you have in your pocket and every dollar that may come your way.
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  • Addison's Summer Series

    Enjoy FREE outdoor entertainment every Friday Night through August at Addison's Summer Series.  This 13-week celebration of summer features favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz.  Pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of Addison's 180 restaurants.  The first show of each month is held at Addison Circle Park and the remainder are at Beckert Park.

    Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    August 3:  Bidi Bidi Banda

    August 10:  Hip Hop Hooray

    August 17:  IDT Band

    August 24:  Kraig Parker (Elvis tribute)

    August 31:  Kody West

    https://addisontexas.net/index.php?section=tourism_summer-series

     

  • Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend

    August 10 - 12, 2018

    During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.  Follow the link below to the state website with all the details:

    https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/

     

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  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    Garland's inaugural Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars.  Sounds of Summer is a free, family friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  Festivities begin at 3:00 pm with a comprehensive assortment of high quality craft and food vendors lining the square and continue throughout the evening with live music and fireworks to end the event.

    Location:  Historic Downtown Garland Square at 520 W. State St.

    Time:  Vendors open at 3 pm, Main Headliner begins at 7 pm and fireworks are at 9:30 pm

    June 2:  Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute

    June 9:  Memphis Soul (Motown Cover)

    June 16:  Bid Bidi Banda (Selena Tribute)

    June 23:  Escape (Journey Tribute)

    June 30:  Mars Hill Band (High-Energy Variety Cover)

    https://www.garlandtx.gov/gov/lq/parks/rec/events/sounds_of_summer.asp

     

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  • Sounds of Lewisville Concert

    FREE summertime concert series is held in Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville.  The family friendly concerts take place on Tuesdays in June and July from 7-9:30 pm.

    Location:  148 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX 

    July 3 - Sounds of RW&L with Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

    July 10 - Forever Mac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) with the Fool Hearts (local country/Americana)

    July 17 - Dancing Dream (Abba Tribute) with winner of the Texas Tunes songwriter competition

    July 24 - Memphis Soul Motown with Fingerprints (jazz & soul)

    July 31 - King George (George Strait Tribute) with Local Yoakum (Dwight Yoakum Tribute)

     

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  • Addison's Summer Series

    Enjoy FREE outdoor entertainment every Friday Night through August at Addison's Summer Series.  This 13-week celebration of summer features favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz.  Pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of Addison's 180 restaurants.  The first show of each month is held at Addison Circle Park and the remainder are at Beckert Park.

    Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    August 3:  Bidi Bidi Banda

    August 10:  Hip Hop Hooray

    August 17:  IDT Band

    August 24:  Kraig Parker (Elvis tribute)

    August 31:  Kody West

    https://addisontexas.net/index.php?section=tourism_summer-series

     

  • Frisco RoughRiders vs. Northwest Arkansas - Star Wars Night

    Location:  Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, TX    75034

    Date:  Friday, August 17, 2018

    Time:  7:05 pm

    https://www.guidelive.com/things-to-do/304844/frisco-roughriders-vs-northwest-arkansas-star-wars-night-dr-pepper-ballpark

     

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  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    Garland's inaugural Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars.  Sounds of Summer is a free, family friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  Festivities begin at 3:00 pm with a comprehensive assortment of high quality craft and food vendors lining the square and continue throughout the evening with live music and fireworks to end the event.

    Location:  Historic Downtown Garland Square at 520 W. State St.

    Time:  Vendors open at 3 pm, Main Headliner begins at 7 pm and fireworks are at 9:30 pm

    June 2:  Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute

    June 9:  Memphis Soul (Motown Cover)

    June 16:  Bid Bidi Banda (Selena Tribute)

    June 23:  Escape (Journey Tribute)

    June 30:  Mars Hill Band (High-Energy Variety Cover)

    https://www.garlandtx.gov/gov/lq/parks/rec/events/sounds_of_summer.asp

     

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  • National Senior Citizens Day
    National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society. In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said, "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older."
  • Sounds of Lewisville Concert

    FREE summertime concert series is held in Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville.  The family friendly concerts take place on Tuesdays in June and July from 7-9:30 pm.

    Location:  148 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX 

    July 3 - Sounds of RW&L with Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

    July 10 - Forever Mac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) with the Fool Hearts (local country/Americana)

    July 17 - Dancing Dream (Abba Tribute) with winner of the Texas Tunes songwriter competition

    July 24 - Memphis Soul Motown with Fingerprints (jazz & soul)

    July 31 - King George (George Strait Tribute) with Local Yoakum (Dwight Yoakum Tribute)

     

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  • Addison's Summer Series

    Enjoy FREE outdoor entertainment every Friday Night through August at Addison's Summer Series.  This 13-week celebration of summer features favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz.  Pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of Addison's 180 restaurants.  The first show of each month is held at Addison Circle Park and the remainder are at Beckert Park.

    Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    August 3:  Bidi Bidi Banda

    August 10:  Hip Hop Hooray

    August 17:  IDT Band

    August 24:  Kraig Parker (Elvis tribute)

    August 31:  Kody West

    https://addisontexas.net/index.php?section=tourism_summer-series

     

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  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series

    Garland's inaugural Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars.  Sounds of Summer is a free, family friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  Festivities begin at 3:00 pm with a comprehensive assortment of high quality craft and food vendors lining the square and continue throughout the evening with live music and fireworks to end the event.

    Location:  Historic Downtown Garland Square at 520 W. State St.

    Time:  Vendors open at 3 pm, Main Headliner begins at 7 pm and fireworks are at 9:30 pm

    June 2:  Me and My Monkey - Beatles Tribute

    June 9:  Memphis Soul (Motown Cover)

    June 16:  Bid Bidi Banda (Selena Tribute)

    June 23:  Escape (Journey Tribute)

    June 30:  Mars Hill Band (High-Energy Variety Cover)

    https://www.garlandtx.gov/gov/lq/parks/rec/events/sounds_of_summer.asp

     

  • Plano's Movies in the Park - A Wrinkle in Time

    Plano's Movies in the Park series is a family fun night with costumes encouraged, food trucks on site and pre-movie activities.  Admission is FREE!  The movie starts at dusk.

    Location:  Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St., Plano, TX   75074

    Date:  August 25, 2018

    Time:  6:30 pm

     

     

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  • Women's Equality Day
    Women's Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States' Constitution on August 26, 1920. Women's Equality Day is an annual observance that commemorates the anniversary of the first time voting rights were extended to women in the United States.
  • The Full Corn Moon
    This Moon is called the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. This full Moon has also been called the Barley Moon, Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet, Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth, and Moon When the Calves Grow Hair by different Native American tribes. A full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. At this time, as seen by viewers on Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth (the near side) is fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth (the far side), completely unilluminated. As a lunar month is about 29.531, the period between full moons can be either 29 or 30 days.
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  • Sounds of Lewisville Concert

    FREE summertime concert series is held in Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville.  The family friendly concerts take place on Tuesdays in June and July from 7-9:30 pm.

    Location:  148 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX 

    July 3 - Sounds of RW&L with Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

    July 10 - Forever Mac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) with the Fool Hearts (local country/Americana)

    July 17 - Dancing Dream (Abba Tribute) with winner of the Texas Tunes songwriter competition

    July 24 - Memphis Soul Motown with Fingerprints (jazz & soul)

    July 31 - King George (George Strait Tribute) with Local Yoakum (Dwight Yoakum Tribute)

     

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  • Downtown Dallas Movie Series

    Join the Dallas Farmers Market for FREE movies under the stars!  Come early, grab dinner or snacks at the Dallas Farmers Market and bring your lawn chairs and blankets for movie time!

    Location:  Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201

    Time:  7:45 pm - Movie starts at 8:00 pm

    https://dallasfarmersmarket.org/event/downtown-dallas-movie-series/2018-05-05/

    Saturday, May 5th:  Coco PG

    Friday May 11th:  Moana G

    Friday May 18th:  E.T. PG

    Friday May 25th:  The Incredibles PG

  • Addison's Summer Series

    Enjoy FREE outdoor entertainment every Friday Night through August at Addison's Summer Series.  This 13-week celebration of summer features favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz.  Pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of Addison's 180 restaurants.  The first show of each month is held at Addison Circle Park and the remainder are at Beckert Park.

    Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    August 3:  Bidi Bidi Banda

    August 10:  Hip Hop Hooray

    August 17:  IDT Band

    August 24:  Kraig Parker (Elvis tribute)

    August 31:  Kody West

    https://addisontexas.net/index.php?section=tourism_summer-series

     

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