Blitz Weekender: July 11-14

Check out Taste of Dallas for the good eats! Photo Courtesy: Travel Salem
Check out Taste of Dallas for the good eats! Photo Courtesy: Travel Salem

By Audra Stamp

In this edition of the Blitz Weekender we have plenty of fun things for you to do to start off that weekend. The DFW area has a lot of entertaining events and shows on Friday, and plenty more for you to enjoy on your laid back weekend, so choose the activities and join in on the fun.

Friday July 12
Taste of Dallas
– We all know Dallas has some wonderful places to stop and quench our thirst and hunger, but Taste of Dallas is back and plenty of hungry eaters are ready to sample the newest and best of Dallas. Friday kicks off the three day event at Fair Park in Dallas where over 200,000 tasters are expected to come out and eat. Many of Dallas’ top chefs and prime restaurants will be out for those to taste their master pieces. There will be lots of food, music and plenty for the kids to do as well. So come hungry and you’ll definitely leave happy.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt – No matter how old you are, you’re never too old for a scavenger hunt. Testing your brain, searching for unknown objects, it sounds great and Dallas offers a great hunt for all you and your friends. Turn Dallas into your game and let’s begin. In a three hour city tour, this scavenger hunt will have you looking around Dallas and you will uncover new gems and priceless information about the city. All that’s needed is a smart phone and a team of 2-5 people and you’re ready to start your fun day of adventure through the fun city of Dallas. And to save 20% use the promo code EventsDallas when you sign up!

Saturday 13
FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake – Coming off of a 0-2 loss against L.A., FC Dallas will try to claim another win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in Frisco. The two teams have only met once before in this season back in March where FC Dallas took the win 2-0. Dallas had seen five straight games without a win before the L.A. game, but with two second-half goals for L.A., Dallas couldn’t seem to keep up, adding yet another loss to the column. Salt Lake will be a though challenge for Dallas though having no losses in June and coming off of a tie last game. Hopefully FC Dallas has its home crowd behind them to upset Real Salt Lake and take home a much needed win.

John Mayer – He’s been around for a while and everyone seems to love him from his song “Waiting on the World to Change” to his new album set to release in August that many will buy. This talented man began playing guitar at age 13, and with his stunning good looks and gorgeous voice, it’s no wonder John Mayer’s made it big. Also hitting the stage is new superstar Phillip Phillips. As if his name wasn’t catchy enough, his songs will have everyone singing along. Playing all sorts of genres from jazz, pop, folk and a little country, these two handsome men are sure to wow you.

Sunday 14
Hotel ZaZa Wedding Tour
– The helpful D Weddings is there for the new bride-to-be and showcasing one of Dallas’ finest venues. They have arranged an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hotel ZaZa in Uptown. This venue is perfect for any part of the wedding, showers, reception or the ceremony, and on this tour you will get to see it all. The tour also includes light snacks and drinks, live music and the women’s favorite part, high-end fashion from Dallas bridal boutiques. Not to mention your attendance will enter you into a raffle giveaway for three different ZaZa prizes including a couple’s spa treatment. So if you’re planning that big day in Dallas, then this is where you’ll want to be Sunday to reserve that date!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Everyone has heard of Shakespeare, and many are familiar with his timeless play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Well Shakespeare has come to the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre in Dallas for a great performance of the play. Bring blankets and chairs and sit on the lawn for a great view of the action. On stage, Demetrius and Hermia and the cast are in the extravagant costumes acting out the love that will spin your head in circles. Sara Romersberger directs the play and the many actors playing their parts. It will be a night full of love and heat break so bring your date or the family to this amazing performance of a true classic.

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