It’s March, which means spring is in the air! Find events from a spelling bee to shows at Verizon Theatre. Fill your spring break with with fun for the whole family.
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March 9 – 11, 2018
The Traders Village Shrimp Fest returns on March 10th and 11th. Combine choices of boiled shrimp, shrimp gumbo, or shrimp etouffee with music from the popular Cajun band “Crawfish” and you have a fun filled weekend. The food will be served starting at 11 a.m. and the music starts each day at noon.
March 16 – 18, 2018
Putnam County Spelling Bee
A group of six youngsters vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing “ding” of the bell, which signals a spelling mistake. Don’t miss this event on March 16 at the Uptown Theater.
14th Annual Blues Festival
Catch the 14th Annual Blues Festival at Verizon Theatre featuring, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Pokey Bear, Latimore, Bobby Rush, Lenny Williams and Tyree Neal on March 17. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Buy tickets online at www.axs.com.
Performances by Outer Circles, Marcelo Berestovoy, Jazz Group and The Brehms will give jazz lovers an afternoon of entertainment at Traders Village on March 17. Admission is free and parking is only $4.
March 23 – 25, 2018
Putnam County Spelling Bee
A group of six youngsters vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing “ding” of the bell, which signals a spelling mistake. Don’t miss this event on March 23-25 at the Uptown Theater.
A fun event for the kiddos! Kids Fest will feature performers from the Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Professor Branius, face painting, carnival rides and so much more on March 24 at Traders Village.
Cheep Thrills – Trained Parrot Show
Don’t miss Cheep Thrills a trained parrot show on March 25 at Traders Village! The show creates a spell-binding aura of intrigue as trained Macaws and Cockatoos perform unusual feats of balance, memory and coordination in an exciting and fast paced 20 minute review. A special blend of animal talent, musical coordination and timing combine to make each performance fun and exciting!
Lynn Creek Park
Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake is a day park with boat ramps, group picnic sites, beaches, volleyball, playground, restrooms, full-service marina, natural surface trails, driving range on Joe Pool Lake. Lynn Creek Marina is a full-service marina, which offers party barge rental, fishing guide services, boat towing service and sunset cruises.
Loyd Park features campsites, cabins and a meeting room plus hiking trail, Walnut Creek Paddling Trail, off-road bicycle trails and equestrian trails, beach, playground, boat docks, softball field and fishing dock.
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Epic Waters is a community-driven indoor waterpark now open in Grand Prairie, showcasing 80,000 square-foot of year-round water fun. This indoor waterpark with a retractable roof will have something for every member of your family. Nine waterslides are featured on the waterpark’s slide tower, and three of these slides are ‘first of their kind’ within the waterpark industry. An outdoor wave pool will be sure to excite, as well as birthday parties, private rentals and events, which will be held year-round
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Five of the most unique and entertaining attractions are in one building. In Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, come face to face with lifelike figures from Hollywood, horrors, the old west, history, childhood fantasy and the life of Christ. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium showcases eye-popping galleries displaying the most beautiful, bizarre and fascinating oddities from around the world. Get lost in the Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze. Test your skills at Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace. Experience their brand new 7D moving theater and play their two new games, Los Banditos and Zombies.
Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
Grand Prairie Premium Outlets features more than 100 stores with savings of 25% to 65%. Stores include Bloomingdale’s Outlet, DKNY, Joe’s Jeans, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour, Coach and more.