Goodbye Winter: 5 Fun-Filled Spring Events for the Family

It’s finally time to say goodbye to cold temperatures, snow days and ice storms, and say hello to springtime in Texas! With the warmer weather upon us, we’re ready to get outside and enjoy it—and we bet you are, too. Here are some family-friendly events in spring 2015:

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1.  Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans

Running Feb. 28 through April 12, Dallas Blooms is considered the largest floral festival in the southwest. Held at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the gorgeous displays feature more than 500,000 blooming bulbs. Buy tickets at www.dallasarboretum.org.

2. Big D BBQ Battle

Ready for barbecue season? The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host the Big D BBQ Battle on Friday, April 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. With grill masters from several North Texas companies cooking their own recipes (Oncor included), it’s sure to be a great day of fun competition and delicious food. Purchase tickets at http://ndcc.org/chamber-events/bbq/.

3.  April in Edom

Looking for fun in East Texas? Try April in Edom on April 18-20. This two-day street fair will feature vendors selling art, with activities for all ages (and pets) abound. No tickets needed, so bring your family and your pets and travel about 80 miles east of Dallas for this small-town homegrown gathering.

4.  Easter Egg Eggstravaganza

With 80,000 eggs hidden across the Toyota Soccer Center fields, Frisco’s Easter Eggstravaganza on March 21 offers an egg-hunting experience like no other. Kid ages 12 and under can hunt for eggs and enjoy other activities such as bounce houses, face painting and Easter bunny photos. It’s a free event, and the egg hunt starts at 2 p.m. sharp, so don’t miss it!

5. Texas. Festival.

As a Mesquite staple, the Real. Texas. Festival. combines a car show, barbecue, music and rodeo for a true-to-its-roots Texas experience. This year’s event takes place April 25-26 at the Mesquite Rodeo Center. Get your pre-sale tickets at realtexasfestival.com.

 Tell us your favorite events to visit this spring.

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