Dallas October 2023

Dallas October 2023 Events

Dallas October 2023 Events

Dayglow Plays at the House of Blues in Dallas

Average temperature low and high: 58°- 79°
Whether it's watching the Dallas Stars play hockey at the American Airlines Arena or catching a show at the House of Blues by an up-and-coming musician like Dayglow, Dallas always has something going on. In such a diverse city, food is something that brings the whole DFW metroplex together. A prime example of this is Royal China, a restaurant whose enduring popularity has lasted since the 1970s.

October Event Calendar

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

An iconic event in Texas' culture, the State Fair of Texas returns for 2022. With a complete auto show, the State Fair Classic college football game, live music by artists from all over the state and national acts, and uniquely Texas food offerings, the State Fair of Texas is as big as the state it celebrates. Say howdy to Big Tex.

The ZestFest - Hot Sauce and Music Festival

The ZestFest - Hot Sauce and Music Festival

Hot sauce lovers and music lovers of Texas unite at this unique, fun festival. One of the largest culinary events in the country, this three-day festival features live music performances, cooking exhibitions from famous chefs, and lots of food and spicy products for purchase. Performances from musicians and celebrity hot sauce makers, including Eddie Deen and Jon Bonnell, will be held on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6:00 pm until midnight. There will also be a wing-eating contest hosted by Wingstop, a fiery food challenge, a jalapeño eating contest, and a pig roast. Stay tuned for ticket sales.

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Southlake, Texas's Oktoberfest festival this year. This weekened event typically hosts over 100,000 guests who enjoy a completely free entrance and parking. At the event, patrons can stroll around to visit various arts and crafts booths, and there is no shortage of incredible food and beverage options. There are German food and beer areas, a family fun zone, and three stages in which live performance take place. Previous years featured performances from various local bands, dance teams, and martial arts performers. Additionally, guests enjoy an annual dog race and costume contest. Upon entry, guests will have to purchase tickets in order to obtain food or drink, and an adult wristband must be obtained for access to alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $1 each, and food items range from six to twelve tickets while beer ranges from eight to twenty tickets. Free parking for the event is available close-by at the Town Square parking garages, in addition to a free shuttle bus service from the White's Chapel Methodist Church. Stay tuned for more information regarding live performances and vendors. 

Haunted W Dallas Halloween Party

Haunted W Dallas Halloween Party

W Dallas Rooftop is hosting a Halloween Costume Ball. Head 33 floors up to Altitude for dancing, hours of prepaid bar service, and tunes. With a ticket, you’ll gain access to the party, as well as Halloween party favors. You can enjoy breathtaking views and cocktails at this 21 and over event. Find tickets and more information available online at: DallasNightlife.com

Battle of the Bites: Food and Arts Festival

Battle of the Bites: Food and Arts Festival

Join in as restaurants from around the village compete to be chosen "best appetizer on the block". Enjoy live music, Spicy Shrimp Rolls, and Orange Blossom Cocktails. Or how about Chile Relleno with Irish Lemonade? You not only get access to battle bites during this event but also to the beer garden. And don't forget to check out the local art makers, who will be there to sell everything from paintings to artisan soaps.

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Ramblin' Roads Music Festival

Ramblin\' Roads Music Festival

You can purchase a one-day pass, but you might want to go ahead and get the three days because you won't want to miss a minute of this event. With over 50 shows and events, you'll definitely find something you like. Music ranges from blues to Latin, country, and rock. Join the town of Arlington, a town known for hometown pride for a music fest that will evoke that "American road trip" feeling. Pick up your tickets here.

Dark Hour Haunted House

Dark Hour Haunted House

Beware-13 witches have cast a terrifying spell on these horrifying homes. Featuring two houses in one location, see if you dare enter the asylum where Annabel was driven mad by possessions and black magic. And don't trust what may look abandoned, there are still the echoes of tormented beings that once were there. You can get your tickets here (if you dare).

Dallas Events in October

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Things to do in Dallas

Things to Do in Dallas in October

See the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center

Watch the Dallas Stars face-off with conference rivals at the American Airlines Center. Arrive early or stay after the game for the food and bars at the adjacent Victory Park park or explore the award-winning restaurants and happening nightlife in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood.

Royal China Restaurant

Royal China Restaurant
Since 1974, Royal China has remained a staple among Dallas' best restaurants. Offering a mix of authentic Chinese dishes, twists on favorites, and made from scratch, hand-pulled noodled, Royal China abides by its motto: Created in China, Made in Dallas.