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Historical Park 2016 Events & Programs Information


Christmas Tour of Lights
  • November 25 - December 30, 2016
  • Tour begins at the intersection of IH-35 & Valley View Lane
  • 6:30 - 9:30 pm, nightly (Closed on December 3 & 25)
  • Donations accepted
  • More info

Christmas Tour
  • December 10, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • 2:15 PM (tours begin at the flag pole and are approximately 1 hour)
  • You and your guests are invited to experience Christmas in the Old church, School House, Queen Anne Victorian Cottage and the General Store.  The tour will showcase holiday decorations and traditions of the past.

Date Night in the Park
  • April 23, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child. Ages 3-12. Must pre-register by Thursday, April 21.
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft beer & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Star Party
  • May 10, 2016 (Inclement weather date on May 12)
  • Sunset to 9 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park in the Meadow
  • High powered telescopes will be focused on the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Globular Cluster and Open Star Clusters, Double Stars and Planetary Nebulae.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184
  • Flyer

Fishin' Fun

  • May 14, 2016
  • Gussie Field Watterworth Park
  • Children 16 & Under will have the opportunity to hook a catch as the City will place one ton of catfish into Rawhide Creek. Come early, make use of our loan equipment, and get ready for a good time! More activities on-site including bounce houses, catch-and-release pool, and mud pies.
  • For more information call 972.919.8740

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • May 19, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • June 16, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Independence Day Celebration

  • July 3, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Gates open at 6:30 pm, fireworks at approximately 9 pm
  • Our annual Independence Day Celebration returns once again! Join us for an All-American day with kid activities, photo station, and our infamous low-level fireworks show!

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • July 21, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Pick-Ups-N-Panels of North Texas Car-Truck Shootout
  • September 10, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • For more information call 972.406.0184.

Encounters from the Past
  • September 16 & 17, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery
  • Ticket Information TBA
  • Encounter visitors from the past as they share their story of Farmers Branch and the influence they had in forming this city.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184.

Date Night in the Park
  • September 24, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft bee & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off

  • October 14 & 15, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Friday: 4:30 pm - 10 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 10 pm
  • There is tons to do at the award nominated Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival! A KidZone area for the children, Arts & Crafts marketplace, historical structure tours, and of course a chili cook-off (Saturday only).
  • www.bloominbluegrass.com

Celebration of Roses

  • October 15, 2016
  • 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Rose Gardens @ Gussie Field Watterworth Park
  • Celebrate the blooming roses with fun activities, live music, and a hot dog lunch. Golf carts will also be making rounds to and from the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival.

Craft Fair
  • October 15, 2016
  • 9 am - 4 pm
  • Farmers Branch Senior Center
  • Over 100 crafters and artists sell their one-of-a-kind pieces. Concession will also be available on site.
  • For more information call 972.919.8740

Victorian Murder & Mayhem Tours
  • October 27 & 28, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • 5 - 7:30 pm
  • Only ages 16+
  • Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe and real historical events, these tours will highlight some of the more interesting and haunting stories of the Victorian era.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184

Halloween in the Park

  • October 29, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • 5 - 10 pm
  • For more information call 972.247.4607

Veterans Day Celebration
  • November 11, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Senior Center
  • Celebration begins at 10:30 am

Christmas Tour of Lights

  • November 25 - December 30, 2016
  • Tour begins at the intersection of IH-35 & Valley View Lane
  • 6:30 - 9:30 pm, nightly (Closed on December 3 & 25)
  • Donations accepted

Christmas Tree Lighting

  • December 3, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Gates open 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Join us for a special night as we launch the holiday season with our Christmas Tree Lighting event. A fireworks show starts off the night and then all of the other fun activities follow. A KidZone, tubing down the snow hill, complimentary holiday treats, photos with Santa, choir performances and so much more!
Date Night in the Park
  • April 23, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child. Ages 3-12. Must pre-register by Thursday, April 21.
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft beer & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Star Party
  • May 10, 2016 (Inclement weather date on May 12)
  • Sunset to 9 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park in the Meadow
  • High powered telescopes will be focused on the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Globular Cluster and Open Star Clusters, Double Stars and Planetary Nebulae.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184
  • Flyer

Fishin' Fun

  • May 14, 2016
  • Gussie Field Watterworth Park
  • Children 16 & Under will have the opportunity to hook a catch as the City will place one ton of catfish into Rawhide Creek. Come early, make use of our loan equipment, and get ready for a good time! More activities on-site including bounce houses, catch-and-release pool, and mud pies.
  • For more information call 972.919.8740

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • May 19, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • June 16, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Independence Day Celebration

  • July 3, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Gates open at 6:30 pm, fireworks at approximately 9 pm
  • Our annual Independence Day Celebration returns once again! Join us for an All-American day with kid activities, photo station, and our infamous low-level fireworks show!

Tastes & Tunes Series
  • July 21, 2016
  • The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
  • Join us for our summer series featuring live music, local food trucks, and some good outdoor fun.

Pick-Ups-N-Panels of North Texas Car-Truck Shootout
  • September 10, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • For more information call 972.406.0184.

Encounters from the Past
  • September 16 & 17, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery
  • Ticket Information TBA
  • Encounter visitors from the past as they share their story of Farmers Branch and the influence they had in forming this city.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184.

Date Night in the Park
  • September 24, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft bee & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off

  • October 14 & 15, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Friday: 4:30 pm - 10 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 10 pm
  • There is tons to do at the award nominated Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival! A KidZone area for the children, Arts & Crafts marketplace, historical structure tours, and of course a chili cook-off (Saturday only).
  • www.bloominbluegrass.com

Celebration of Roses

  • October 15, 2016
  • 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Rose Gardens @ Gussie Field Watterworth Park
  • Celebrate the blooming roses with fun activities, live music, and a hot dog lunch. Golf carts will also be making rounds to and from the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival.

Craft Fair
  • October 15, 2016
  • 9 am - 4 pm
  • Farmers Branch Senior Center
  • Over 100 crafters and artists sell their one-of-a-kind pieces. Concession will also be available on site.
  • For more information call 972.919.8740

Victorian Murder & Mayhem Tours
  • October 27 & 28, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • 5 - 7:30 pm
  • Only ages 16+
  • Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe and real historical events, these tours will highlight some of the more interesting and haunting stories of the Victorian era.
  • For more information call 972.406.0184

Halloween in the Park

  • October 29, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • 5 - 10 pm
  • For more information call 972.247.4607

Veterans Day Celebration
  • November 11, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Senior Center
  • Celebration begins at 10:30 am

Christmas Tour of Lights

  • November 25 - December 30, 2016
  • Tour begins at the intersection of IH-35 & Valley View Lane
  • 6:30 - 9:30 pm, nightly (Closed on December 3 & 25)
  • Donations accepted

Christmas Tree Lighting

  • December 3, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Gates open 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Join us for a special night as we launch the holiday season with our Christmas Tree Lighting event. A fireworks show starts off the night and then all of the other fun activities follow. A KidZone, tubing down the snow hill, complimentary holiday treats, photos with Santa, choir performances and so much more!
Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.
Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.
Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.
Liberty Fest Presents Stars & Strings featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • May 28, 2016
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Celebrate our nations heroes during the Stars & Strings event. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including historical structure tours, bounce houses for the kids, and a finale fireworks show. Concessions will also be available on-site.
Date Night in the Park
  • September 24, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft bee & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off

  • October 14 & 15, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Friday: 4:30 pm - 10 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 10 pm
  • There is tons to do at the award nominated Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival! A KidZone area for the children, Arts & Crafts marketplace, historical structure tours, and of course a chili cook-off (Saturday only).
  • www.bloominbluegrass.com
Date Night in the Park
  • September 24, 2016
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Childcare available off-site at the Community Recreation Center, $10/Child
  • Event includes live music, a variety of food trucks, craft bee & wine, and features a movie on our outdoor inflatable screen to top the night. 
  • ATM on site for concession purchases

Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off

  • October 14 & 15, 2016
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • Friday: 4:30 pm - 10 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 10 pm
  • There is tons to do at the award nominated Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival! A KidZone area for the children, Arts & Crafts marketplace, historical structure tours, and of course a chili cook-off (Saturday only).
  • www.bloominbluegrass.com