Destination: What’s New in Dallas and Fort Worth

In the spirit of filling time and not killing it, here’s a Lone Star State-driven destination guide with stellar event ideas in mind. The below venues may be just what you’re looking for – or at least a great place to start your investigation.


Looking for something with a social responsibility tie-in? A new venue in Dallas, the Museum of Street Culture, is the first of its kind, has opened downtown in Encore Park (which is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market, as a matter of fact), employing the homeless as docents and currently showcasing 30 years in the life of a Seattle runaway whom photographer Mary Ellen Mark documented over that time. Right now, tours are by appointment only.

Fort Worth

Come hungry if you’re heading to the Food Hall at Crockett Row, which at press time was slated for an imminent Summer 2018 opening. The venue will house 14 local foodie favorites – barbecue to burgers, coffee to the doughnuts you can pair it with and more! Polished concrete floors will base out the facility’s chic industrial vibe while a full bar will base out the pre-dinner happy hour. Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner, too, of course, along with live music come the evening.


It’s anything but plain. The city’s Downtown Arts District may be historic, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new. The recent addition of 10 public art pieces has the neighborhood steeped in all-new color your attendees might want to check out. It can be done anytime, of course, but the area’s monthly Art & Wine Walk sure gives you a great excuse to plan something intoxicating on more than one level!


Strike out (in a good way) at a museum your attendees might never expect: the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame! Fascinating for fans of the sport, and quirky fun for sure for those who bowl occasionally or not at all – c’mon, everyone loves a funky-chic bowling shirt! – this 18,000-square-foot venue can host all kinds of events with day-long room rentals that start under $200. The staff is happy to help planners put together something fun and memorable. ●

Author Amy Drew Thompson is a travel and hospitality writer.
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