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How many holidays can you squeeze into one weekend? Here's your opportunity to find out. 

Cinco de Derby

The Kentucky Derby is happening on Cinco de Mayo this year. Lucky for locals the Dallas Arboretum is throwing one party to celebrate both. At Cinco de Derby, guests can enjoy an open bar, food of the Southern and Tex-Mex variety, and lawn games before the Race for Roses airs at 5:45 p.m. There will also be a DJ and a silent auction, and as you might have guessed, festive attire is encouraged. Tickets cost $67 if you're a member of the Center for BrainHealth TAG group, or $87 if you are not.

If you'd prefer to celebrate just the Kentucky Derby, one of the biggest parties is the Day at the Races event at Oak Lawn Park in Dallas. From 4-7:30 p.m., folks will be out there eating Southern cuisine, drinking mint juleps, and listening to live music in advance of the race. Tickets are pricey, starting at $150 per person. But you're sure to see some of the fanciest Derby hats and outfits in town here.

What to do on 'Star Wars' Day (May the Fourth) in D-FW

And there's one more holiday: May the Fourth, otherwise known as Star Wars Day. One quirky way to celebrate with burlesque. Viva Dallas Burlesque troupe is doing themed performances on Friday and Saturday night. The first night will be a parody of the older Star Wars movies, while the second will parody the newer films. Tickets for each start at $22, so choose which era of movies you like best. Or if you can't choose, you can certainly go both nights.

Fun festivals

Mayfest

Family fun is the name of the game at MayFest in Fort Worth this weekend. Go the Trinity Park along the Trinity River to experience live music and performing arts troupes, as well as outdoorsy activities like paddle boarding and zip lining. The festival runs Thursday through Sunday and costs $5 for kids ages 3-12 and seniors, and $8 for adults. Other attractions such as carnival rides might cost you extra.

Lastly, I'll mention a free festival. DallasFest is a first-year event happening in West End on Saturday. It promises a local lineup of musicians including Jessie Frye and Matt Tedder, as well as a free yoga session, local beer, local art, a kid's zone and more. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs all day.

Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).

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