Into The Weekend: White Rock Local Market, Chair Art in The Park, Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, And Some Shopping


Happy Mother’s Day weekend friends! Here’s hoping that Sunday is filled with all manner of pampering/relaxing/being told how freakin’ amazing you are. (Heck, here’s hoping Saturday is filled with that action too.) For your planning purposes, I’ve got a few intriguing events to keep you and your crew busy in between all that showering of love and affection. Enjoy!

White Rock Local Market
On Saturday hit the Green Spot bright and early to get first dibs on all the local produce, speciality food items and handmade goods at the newly expanded White Rock Local Market happening from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Or you could sleep in and have the hubs and kiddos go to get provisions for your Mother’s Day breakfast in bed the next day. Just saying.

Chair Art in the Park
If you need an excuse to hit Klyde Warren Park, Chair Art in the Park, a youth art contest and auction created to showcase and celebrate emerging young artists and support Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is also going down on Saturday. The free event features “chair art” designed and executed by area students  in grades 6-12. Grab some food truck grub and check out the creations and then bid on your favorite during the silent auction from 11 a.m.-5:15 p.m, with an awards presentation celebrating the young artists and a live auction from 4-6 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit needed therapies for abused children at DCAC.


Homegrown Music & Arts Festival
Also on Saturday, Homegrown Music & Arts Festival is going down starting at 11 a.m. at Main Street Garden Park. The outdoor music fest with a focus on local and statewide acts is the perfect spot to let the kiddos run around and dance like maniacs to the stylings of The Relatives, The Polyphonic Spree, The O’s, and J. Charles & The Trainrobbers (among other stellar acts). Plus there’ll be plenty of adult and kid-friendly eats and beverages for keeping everyone sated. Tickets are $17 in advance online and $25 at the gate the day of show. Admission is free for kids under 10.

The Shops at Park Lane Shopping Event Benefitting Children’s Medical Center
Last but not least, hit The Shops at Park Lane on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a shopping event benefiting Children’s Medical Center. Enticed, Rock and Roll Tacos, and Ruthie’s Rolling Café will be serving up delicious treats, and musicians from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will provide the entertainment for the day while you shop for a good cause. During the event, a silent auction, a percentage of all proceeds from the food trucks, and a portion of sales from several Park Lane stores will help benefit the hospital’s Music Therapy Program.