Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 28 – October 1, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on September 28, 2017, September 28, 2017


Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

Arlington Historical Society's Front Street Festival

Shop for handcrafted items, enjoy live music and experience a bit of Arlington's early history at the 13th annual Front Street Festival at Knapp Heritage Park next weekend. Visitors can also watch historical re-enactments and artisan demonstrations and tour each of the buildings at the downtown park, which contains three of Arlington's oldest structures. The festival is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at 201 W. Front Street, north of City Hall. The entry fee is $3 per person over 12 years of age or $10 for a family of 4. Visit the Knapp Heritage Park Facebook Page for more information.

Tarrant County Asian Chamber of Commerce's Eggroll Festival -Ben Thanh Plaza's Anniversary

The Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggroll Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Ben Thanh Plaza, 1818 E. Pioneer Parkway. The festival will feature live entertainment, an Asian dessert contest, wellness screenings, information about local businesses and more. There will also be festivities throughout the weekend to celebrate Ben Thanh Plaza's one-year anniversary in The American Dream City. The Arlington City Council proclaimed October 1, 2017 as "David Dang Day" here in Arlington. Dang is the owner of Ben Thanh Plaza.

Arlington Parks -Recreation's Food Truck Friday Dinner Series

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for Food Truck Dinners at Stovall Park, 2800 W. Sublett Rd. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday through October 6. Each week we will feature a new lineup of food trucks for you to try out. This Friday night's food truck line up includes Cook-N-Chef, Mardi Gras Canjun Cuisine, Yummy BBQ, Fast Furious Express, Holy Frijole and Steel City. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington's Fall Concert Series

Live music continues this weekend at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington for the 2017 fall concert series in Downtown! This weekend's lineup includes Grady Spencer on Friday, Rob Baird on Saturday and The Eddie Gomez Trio -The UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra on Sunday. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Levitt website or the free mobile app, Levitt Arlington. The Levitt also has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.

Rams vs. Cowboys at AT-T Stadium

The NFL season continues this Sunday, October 1, 2017 with an NFC showdown between the Los Angeles Rams (2-1) and your Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at AT-T Stadium in Arlington. Quarterback Dak Prescott has played well during his second season after an impressive rookie campaign. Prescott led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record last season as the team went on to win an NFC East Division title. Kickoff is at noon and the game will be nationally televised on FOX. For more information on AT-T Stadium and its upcoming events, visit

Athletics vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers close out the regular season this weekend at Globe Life Park in Arlington for a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. The first 10,000 fans at Thursday's game (7:05 p.m. start time) will receive a Papa John's Texas Rangers Throwback Thursday Collector Pin. There will be fireworks after the game on Friday (7:05 p.m. start time). The Rangers will also celebrate Fan Appreciation Day at Globe Life Park on Sunday. Sunday is also $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for fans ages 13 -under. First pitch on Sunday is at 2:05 p.m.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, will turn into the Fright Capital of Texas offering the Scariest Fright Fest Ever with an all-new scare zone, eye-catching and thrilling performance, plus a unique event that is appropriate for the holiday season. This year's Halloween festival runs through Sunday, October 29, 2017. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors have one last weekend to visit Hurricane Harbor. The water park in Arlington's Entertainment District will be open Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1, 2017. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy. Spend the day zooming down the adventure slides, or just kick back in the sun and relax with your friends. Be sure to check the latest forecast using the City's Weatherbug before you head out. Simply click on the icon found on our home page.

Bus Stop at Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington, which is one of the largest community theatres in the country, opened its 45th anniversary season with Bus Stop, an American classic comedy/drama. The show runs through October 22. Other scheduled shows through next August include the musicals, Plaid Tidings and Footloose, as well as A.R. Gurney's romantic comedy Sylvia. The performance schedule for Bus Stop is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday -Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Seniors, Children -Students - $4.00
  • UTA Students - $3.00
  • Children under 3 - Free
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