Summer is coming to an end, and Dallasites are gearing up for some of their
favorite autumn events. Here are a few local events we can’t wait
for this September:
Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K Run
The 9th annual Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K run will take place on Saturday, September
20. The run will circle White Rock Lake, and the post-race celebration
will include live entertainment, food, vendors, adult beverages and plenty
of fun on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn at the Dallas Arboretum. Runners
are eligible to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. All runners will
receive a race shirt and finisher cap.
Registration is open now—it's $55 for the 10K and $60 for the
20K through September 9.
State Fair of Texas
Held at the historic Fair Park in Dallas, the State Fair of Texas is a
24-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competitions. If you’ve
never been to the State Fair, this is one Texas event you don’t
want to miss, with concerts, car shows, livestock, rides on the Midway
and, of course, fried food creations. The State Fair’s gates will
open on September 26 at 10AM. Check out the fair’s
daily schedule to see what’s happening when and help plan your trip to the State Fair.
Ticket prices vary and can be purchased
online or at any Kroger store. Visit
bigtex.com for State Fair details and information.
The Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne
Co-curators Olivier Meslay and William B. Jordan bring together a collection
of works ranging from quick sketches to watercolors by 70 artists including
Degas, Cezanne, van Gogh, Manet and many more. This special exhibit is
drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection as well as several
private collections, and features more than 100 works on paper, many of
which are rarely on display.
Mind’s Eye offers the viewer new insights into working methods and practices of many
favorite 19th and 20th century artists, and provides an intimate view of their approach to artmaking.
This special exhibition runs through October 26 at the DMA. Admission to
the exhibit costs $8, and it is free for DMA Partners. Visit
dallasmuseumofart.org for more information.
Whether you’re planning on attending one of these events or one of
many others happening across the metroplex this month, be sure to take
steps to protect your eyes, especially when outdoors. Take your sunglasses
(with 100% UVA and UVB protection) and wear a wide-brimmed hat to the
State Fair and other outdoor events to protect your eyes from the sun.
Remember: even when it is cloudy, the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can
damage your eyes.