Update at 5:45 p.m., March 1, 2019: Market at The Star X Flea Style, which was scheduled for March 2 at The Star in Frisco, has been postponed because of weather concerns. A new date has not been announced.
All Out Trinity
If you've ever felt a rush-hour desire to leave your car behind, you can play out that fantasy — in a safe and legal way — during this all-day celebration of active lifestyles on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, temporarily closed to traffic. Race across it during the 15th annual Trinity River Levee Run, reach for its arch and cables during a yoga session or speed past it during the Dallas Gravel Ride, a grueling 7.5-mile off-road bike ride along the river. In addition to those paid events, free family fun includes salsa lessons, a children's bike rodeo, and a block party and marketplace with food trucks, artists and small business vendors, taking place on the nearby Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.
March 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Singleton Boulevard and Gulden Lane, Dallas, and the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, 109 Continental Ave., Dallas. Free admission, $50-$95 for running events, $25 for yoga, $40-$50 for cycling events. allouttrinity.com.
What's more Texan than mechanical bull rides, Americana bands and craft beer brewed right in the Lone Star State? Taking a selfie with a living, snorting longhorn. Enjoy all of the above and more at this fourth annual Texas Independence Day celebration in Carrollton. Boot scoot to country music party band Big City Outlaws, Southern rockers Ashmore and alt-country headliner the Powell Brothers, and even learn how to line dance with free lessons between 3 and 5 p.m. Take cash for festival food and adult beverages from more than a dozen popular purveyors of hops and barley such as 3 Nations Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Tupps Brewery and Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. in the event beer garden. Fun for the whole family includes dressing up in chaps and ten-gallon hats for photos, playing on a Western-themed midway and watching cowboy comedy shows between musical performances.
March 2 from 3 to 9 p.m. in downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St., Carrollton. Free. Food and drink vendor prices vary. www.cityofcarrollton.com/texfest.
Latino Bridal and Quince Girl Expo
A quinceañera is not just about the dress, but let's start there. Young women on the cusp of their 15th birthdays can browse big, blingy, beautiful designs as they plan for their important -- and fun -- rite of passage, a milestone across many Hispanic cultures. Serving a variety of budgets, vendors will exhibit and sell gowns, tuxedos and tiaras, as well as provide information about venues, limos, caterers, bands and more. See fresh fashions during a runway show featuring bridal, quince, first communion and flower girl dresses, plus get tutorials during mini makeovers by makeup artists, hairstylists and other beauty professionals.
March 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Automobile Building at Fair Park, 1001 First Ave., Dallas. $8, free for children under 10. quincegirlexpos.com.
RFD-TV'S American: Finals
Dark horses emerged from clouds of dust during preliminary rounds of the American, a professional rodeo without entry limitations where anyone, including amateurs, can qualify regardless of age or gender. Top competitors will take on talent from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and Brazil in events such as team roping, barrel racing and bull riding for a share of a $2.35 million purse at what has been called the "world's richest weekend in Western sports." Dozens of National Finals Rodeo qualifiers and PRCA world champions will rope, ride, dash and wrestle steers during death-defying action. In addition, check out a free family Fan Zone, which features games and music on March 2-3, and don't miss a cowboy church service at 11 a.m. on March 3 (rodeo ticket required).
March 2 at 6:30 p.m., March 3 at 2 p.m. at AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington. $10-$500. Fan Zone admission is free. americanrodeo.com.
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art
While not quite an antique itself — that term is usually reserved for items over 100 years old — this 56th annual exhibition of items with "quality, character, value and spunk" is touted as the "the original antique and art show in the American West." Featuring a range of styles and prices, including pieces for new collectors and those on a budget, items include jewelry, knickknacks, home decor and other goods from more than 150 vendors. Tickets are good for all three days, and a happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. March 1 features cash bars, prizes and music.
March 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. $8 for three-day general admission, free for ages 15 and younger. $10 parking. Buy three tickets and get reimbursed for parking fees. fortworthshow.com.
DFW Golf Show
If you're looking to introduce a favorite pastime to the next generation, here's a golfing expo that will appeal to the whole family. Throughout the weekend, serious recreational players can improve their games with free seminars, a testing and fitting center, and a wellness zone. Shoot the breeze at the 19th Hole sports bar and demand polite rounds of quiet applause during putting, driving and KP contests. Try clubs before you buy and score above-par deals from more than 100 vendors. March 2 is Kids and Family Day, featuring similar activities specifically for young guns.
March 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. $14 for general admission, $13 for senior citizens 60 and older, free for children 12 and under. dfwgolfshow.com.
Dallas Home and Garden Show
You don't have to be a garden guru or a renaissance renovator to get the most out of this 40th annual home improvement show. On-site experts and contractors will share advice with novice DIY-ers and ambitious artisans alike. With warmer weather on its way, now is the time to think about adding a water feature, backyard deck or luxurious flooring upgrade. Find tools, materials and tips, and help support others' home projects through a charity plant sale benefiting Habitat for Humanity.
March 1 from 2 to 6 p.m., March 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. $10 for general admission, $8 for military members and senior citizens (discount available at door only), free for ages 14 and younger. Free parking. texashomeandgarden.com.
Market at The Star X Flea Style (CANCELED)
[The March 2 market has been postponed because of weather concerns. A new date has not been announced.] Dallas-based retailer with a brick-and-mortar show in Deep Ellum, Flea Style "celebrates — and elevates — handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind-goods," so you can expect its outdoor pop-up markets to contain elements of whimsy and quirky chic. This iteration at Frisco's new entertainment district features more than 80 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, home decor and lifestyle goods. Admission and parking are free. For lunch, find food specials and discounts at The Star's 35-plus nearby restaurants and shops.
March 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Star in Frisco, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco. Free. fleastyle.com.
Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Instill an appreciation for fine art at an inexpensive exhibition of one of Dallas' finest cultural spaces. This monthly meet-up includes free all-day admission as well as family-specific programming from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include hands-on projects and sketching led by guest artists and music by DJ Sudie. Take cash for lunch at the museum cafe.
March 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas. Free. nashersculpturecenter.org.
Fort Worth Bridal Show
Say yes to the dress and everything else needed to plan a wedding at this expo with dozens of dressmakers, florists, caterers, bakers, photographers, DJs, travel agents, event planners and other party professionals. In addition to business booths, there'll be a bridal fashion show, door prizes and giveaways.
March 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $10, $5 for ages 3-14, free for children 2 and under, $18 for garage parking. bridalshowsinc.com.
Plano Symphony Orchestra: 'Movie Royalty' Family Concert
Whether your heart resides under the reign of Simba, Princess Leia or Chief Tui, this pop symphony concert featuring hits from movies about kings, queens and royal courts will make for a regal outing in downtown Plano for families with children ages 3-12. Hear orchestral renditions of songs from The Lion King, Star Wars, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and more during a performance that will also feature actors from North Texas Performing Arts and dancers from the Ballet Ensemble of Texas and the Acting Studio. Stoke young passions before the show through hands-on programming such as an instrument petting zoo, arts and craft,s and experiments on the physics of music.
March 3 at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Courtyard Theater of Plano, 1509 H Ave., Plano. $8-$14. planosymphony.org.