If you’re looking for fun things to do in Dallas, then mark us on your event calendar! Dallas PorchFest is a 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 its short life, PorchFest has become a grassroots movement sweeping across the nation in neighborhoods from coast-to-coast. PorchFest is a pleasant personal reminder, to those who experience its simple joy, of Time’s Past – when neighbors would greet one another and interact on/from their porches (one might say porches were the “social media” of the past).
We feel strongly that people, their talents, their diversity, and their benevolence exemplifies what makes our community 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 and support. Any proceeds generated are used to cover the event expenses. All additional funds will be allocated to park programs, neighborhood beautification, and community programming.
If you enjoy listening to great live music in Dallas, this outdoor event should be top on your list! Our first year featured a variety of musical talent, including: The Free Loaders, Houston Marchman, Kathy Mason, Seth Falkner, Mo Robson, La Pompe, Kidd Sisters, and Woodrow Wilson Jazz Band
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.