Dallas PorchFest is a 501(c)(3) festival celebrating music, the arts, and food on the front porches and yards of the beautiful homes located in the Peak's Addition neighborhood; It’s a day marked to bring together the greater Dallas community, in support of local musicians, artists, and cuisine, while raising money to improve and beautify the neighborhood (sidewalk repairs, tree plantings, etc.).
The idea for PorchFest was conceived in Ithaca, NY in 2007. In it’s short life, PorchFest has become a grassroots movement sweeping across the nation in neighborhoods from coast-to-coast. It’s a pleasant personal reminder, to those who experience it’s simple joy, of Time’s Past - when neighbors would greet one another and interact on/from their porches (one might say it’s the “social media” of the past).
Our talent, diversity, and benevolence exemplify what makes each of us unique. And there is no greater thread than music, art, and food - shared on the front porches throughout our neighborhood - to bind us all together!
Dallas PorchFest is free to attend. However, we welcome donations. Any proceeds are used to cover event expenses. All additional funds will be allocated to park programs, neighborhood beautification, and community programming.
We anticipate having at least twice as many goups this year with a larger spectrum of musical genres! If you are a musician or represent someone who is, feel free to contact us.
There are few words necessary to describe how scrumptious the food was and the many wonderful restaurants who donated it! Dallas' very own Mariel Street, the owner of Liberty Burger was on hand to serve gourmet sliders. And the savory crepes from Lakewood Buzz Brews were a huge hit!
We could not have made the 2016 Dallas PorchFest Event happen without the help of our benevolent volunteers and magnanimous sponsors.
Our sponsors included Frost Bank, Juliette Fowler Communities, Prime Lending,Davis Real Estate, Lakewood Orthodontics, Grabbagreen, Mast Sturgeon Group - Elizabeth Mast, Ebby Halliday - Christina DiFiore Klement, and Plains Capital Bank.