Friday, celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with performances by Alegre Ballet Folklorico and Cuicani in Xochitl, and fill up on Day of the Day bread with hot chocolate. Be sure to check out the original altars on display in the gallery—each one is made by a local artist.
On Saturday, make plans for the whole family, either at the North Oak Cliff Music Festival or Carrollton’s free Festival at the Switchyard. The local music festival, organized by the Kessler Theater, was a huge success last year. Originally planned for the Winnetka Heights venue, the event grew so large that a move outdoors was the only option. It’ll be held in Lake Cliff Park, and in addition to a line up that includes The Relatives and Bob Schneider, you’ll find kids activities, food trucks, and more. Kids ten and under get in free.
If you drop by downtown Carrollton, you’ll find ’90s hitmakers Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray headlining a full day of fun, where Vallejo, Breckenridge, and Bon Jovi cover band Blaze of Glory will also perform. Entertainment for kids includes bungee trampolines, bounce houses, and ziplines, and there will be concessions and crafts available for purchase.
On Sunday, pop star Selena Gomez takes over the American Airlines Center. You can still get tickets that won’t totally break the bank.