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North Texas goes big on holidays and Easter is no exception. This weekend, there are dozens of events happening around town, but here are a few of the big ones. First, AT&T Stadium in Arlington is hosting a night of holiday fun for the whole family with an Eggstravaganza. The event includes games on the field, a live DJ, raffles and tours of the stadium and Dallas Cowboys locker room. It all starts Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $12.
On Saturday, you'll want to take the kids to the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano for the Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival. This one is big — we're talking four different Easter egg hunts featuring north of 5,000 eggs. Other activities include sheep sheering, wool skirting, weaving, wagon rides and tours of the museum. That event kicks of at 10 a.m. and costs $8, and you'll have to bring your own basket.
Then, on Sunday, there's a free Easter celebration happening at Lee Park in Dallas. People love going to this one because it includes a pooch parade and competition. Dog owners get really into it and dress their pets up in colorful costumes; some even dye their dog's fur. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and a picnic and camp out all day.
Lastly, the Easter bunny will be at Reunion Tower over the weekend to take pictures with kids. The building is also celebrating its 39th anniversary, so anyone with a birthday in April and proper identification to verify that gets 20 percent off admission to the Geo-Deck up top.
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If you're in the mood for some seriously old fashioned fun, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival opened last weekend at the fairgrounds in Waxahachie. There are jousting shows, mermaids, artisans willing to teach you how to make chain mail and much more. GuideLive's Britton Peele even saw a guy playing the Game of Thrones theme song using nothing but water glasses.
If not this weekend, keep it in mind. The festival is open Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day.
For those in need of some "me" time or are craving some fitness, there's a festival on Saturday called Wanderlust 108. Organizers are calling it a "mindful triathlon," because it has three events: a 5K, a 90-minute yoga session, and a 30-minute guided meditation. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs about $50.
It wouldn't be a complete weekend without live music. D-FW is really spoiled this weekend with a performance by country singer Roger Creager at Billy Bob's Fort Worth on Friday, Smiths front man Morrissey at the Majestic Theatre on Saturday, and pop group The 1975 at Allen Event Center on Saturday. The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir kicks it all off at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Thursday night with his Campfire Band.
It's worth noting Morrissey has recently been pulling a Morrissey, canceling a show date in San Antonio and ending one early in Arizona earlier this week, according to My San Antonio.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on 570AM KLIF.