Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for October 18-20, 2019
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 17, 2019, October 17, 2019

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1. Water Lantern Festival

Experience the magic of light Saturday at Globe Life Park's Mark Holtz Lake. Each Water Lantern Festival ticket includes a lantern and marker, giving you the chance to write a message and watch it float across the water. Tickets start at $30 for adults and $14 for children ages 8-14.

2. Food Truck Friday Lunch Series

Arlington Parks and Recreation's Food Truck Friday series is now serving up lunch. Head Downtown to City Center (between City Hall and the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library) Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The series runs through Nov. 8, 2019 and will feature a new lineup of food trucks each week. 

3. Whataday at Arlington Museum of Art

Celebrate a Texas icon Saturday — Whataburger. The Arlington Museum of Art, in Downtown, is hosting Whataday from 10 a.m. until noon. You can see the world's largest homecoming mum (which was inspired by Whataburger,) enjoy some of the restaurant's all-time favorites and enter to win a $500 scholarship (or donation the charity of your choice.) The event is included with museum admission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. 

4. Sunset Yoga

Start your weekend with a moment of zen. Arlington Yoga Center is partnering with The Sanford House Inn & Spa for a sunset yoga class Friday evening. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to all levels of practice. Just bring a mat and water. Tickets are $15. 

5. Chalk the Walk

O.S. Gray Natural Area (2021 W. Abram) is being transformed into an artist's canvas Saturday. Children, adults and families are competing in a sidewalk chalk contest. This year's theme is "Friends in Nature." Stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see the work and vote for your favorite. 

6. YMCA Fall Fest

Arlington's Central YMCA (2200 S. Davis Street) is celebrating all things autumn Sunday at Fall Fest. The event is free and includes inflatables, face painting, trick or treating, family classes and more. Fall Fest runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

7. Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

If you're looking for some real scares this weekend, head to Six Flags Over Texas. The park is hosting its annual Fright Fest event with some chilling new additions. The park is open all weekend. One-day tickets start at $60.

8. Very Unscary Halloween

It's all the treats and none of the tricks. Medical City Arlington is hosting its 3rd annual Very Unscary Halloween Event Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dress your child up and join in the fun. There will be free food, candy and face painting plus visits from the Arlington Police and Fire Departments. Just head toward the hospital's emergency department at 3301 Matlock Road. 

9. Cowboys Watch Party

The Cowboys are back home to face the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. If you don't have tickets to the game, enjoy it next door on a 100-foot screen. Texas Live! is hosting a watch party starting at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. 

10. Genealogy Lock-In

If you're curious about your family history or want to further expand your family tree, this is your chance to learn. The George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is hosting a full day of genealogy research sessions Friday with eight different speakers. The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. Stop in for a single session or make a day of it. You can find a full itinerary in the link above. 

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