4 Family-Friendly Dallas-Area May Events

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-May-2014

DallasSMALLAs summer draws near, the Dallas-area calendar is quickly filling up. Whether you need a night out with your special someone or are looking for some fun for the whole family, here are a few upcoming events you might enjoy.

Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party -- May 3

It’s the first ever Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party, a fresh take on the traditional scavenger hunt where teams will conquer the diverse Deep Ellum neighborhood, Amazing Race-style. Challenges range from pop culture trivia to local history, and teams will decode clues, solve puzzles and follow the breadcrumbs that will lead them around Deep Ellum and straight to the finish line. After the race, Life in Deep Ellum is hosting a block party open to the whole community featuring live music, food trucks, DJs, games, raffles and more.

Enter your team for the race here.

Dallas Cinco de Mayo 2014 Big Parade & Festival — May 3

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a big way at the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival in Oak Cliff. The festival is open from 10am to 4pm, complete with live shows on the main stage, vendors, food, a car show, DJs on every block and a parade on Jefferson Blvd starting at 11am.

Kentucky Derby Day at Lone Star Park — May 3

Put on your favorite Kentucky Derby Hat and head to Lone Star Park to watch the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. The annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest will take place on the Courtyard of Champions, where contestants have a chance to win one of two $500 grand prizes for “The Most Stylish” and “The Most Creative” hats. Moving Colors will perform live on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 4-8pm, and kids will enjoy bounce houses, pony rides and a petting zoo in the Family Fun Park.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure — Through May 25

It’s the regional premier of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" at the Dallas Theater Center. This witty play filled with intrigue, humor and surprise brings to life the ageless appeal of the world’s greatest detective. With his stalwart sidekick Doctor Watson by his side, Holmes pursues a blackmail case that leads him straight into the lair of his arch-adversary, Professor Moriarty. Follow the clues and join the fun with the clever duo on their mysterious adventure, told in true Holmes-Watson fashion.

Get tickets here.

Charlotte’s Web — Through June 1

The Dallas Children’s Theater presents the best-loved children’s story of all time, "Charlotte’s Web." Children ages five and up (and those who are young at heart) will get caught in Charlotte's web to save the "radiant" and "humble pig" Wilbur and make friends with all his loveable barnyard neighbors.

Get tickets here.

If you are headed outside, don’t forget to wear your sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to protect your eyes from the sun. Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can damage your eyes, so be sure you wear sunglasses designed to block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

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