Easter Bacon Hunt
This time the dogs are doing the hunting. Pooches will sniff for bacon while their owners hunt for hidden plastic eggs filled with coupons from Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery.
Expect music, vendors, photos with the Easter Bunny, a costume contest and doga class with Namastay Doga. All dogs must remain on leashes. Dogs also cannot be food-aggressive to participate. There will be snacks and Easter baskets for dogs that can’t participate.
- March 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Main Street Garden Park, 1950 Main St., Dallas. $7 for one pup, $10 for two.
Walker Stalker Con
Love the show The Walking Dead? This convention is for you.
Join other zombie lovers to meet cast and crew from the show (including Chad L. Coleman, who played Tyreese), along with other actors and artists from zombie shows, movies and art. Expect lessons on creating a zombie look, panels, celebrity photo ops and more.
- March 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to midnight at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas. $45-$100 general admission. walkerstalkercon.com/dallas.
Everything is bigger in Texas. Celebrate the state’s independence at the free festival Tex Fest.
There will be local craft breweries, live entertainment and photo opportunities with longhorn steers. There also will be live performances by The O’s and Aubrey Lynn England.
- March 5 from 4 to 10:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St., Carrollton. Free.
North Texas Irish Festival
Experience a taste of the Irish. This year’s theme is “Legends and Legacy” and will highlight legendary Celtic music along with emerging local musicians.
Expect bagpipers, Irish dancing, beer and whiskey tastings, Irish draft horse demos, storytelling, Irish food, Scottish clans and a Celtic Village. But this isn’t a traditional fest: Check out the dog-friendly activities, DeLorean cars and chalk artists.
- March 4 from 6 to 11 p.m., March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas. Buy tickets online or at Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores. $5-$30. 214-821-4173.
Yoga on the Bridge
Practice your downward dog under the arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge for Dallas’ largest outdoor yoga practice, part of All Out Trinity’s outdoor and fitness festival. This year, event organizers aim to top 1,000 participants. The hourlong class is open to all levels – first-timers and experts. Adults can register online for a minimum $10 donation per person. Children can participate for free, but must be accompanied by an adult. The donation supports the nonprofit Trinity Commons Foundation.
- March 5 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. under the arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. $10 donation per adult; free for children accompanied by an adult.