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March: it's the month that marks the beginning of spring, and we Texans are more than ready to head outside and embrace some sunshine. Check out these upcoming events that are full of good food, flowers, powerful speakers, and more. 

Dallas Bites! Dallas' Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour
(March 3 and March 10)

If you love a good taco paired with a chilled margarita, then you definitely need to stop by this event. A ticket will get you a seat on a tour through the neighborhoods of East Dallas and Oak Cliffs. Along the way, you'll make stops at some of the best taco and margarita joints in the area. Click here to grab your tickets for the tour. 

SMU Women's Symposium: Hit Like a Girl! (March 7) 

At this annual forum, six women will be honored with Profiles in Leadership Award and the Gail Reese Ward Excellence in Mentoring Award. Stop by to hear from keynote speaker Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim-American athlete to ever medal at the Olympics. The symposium will focus on topics like women in sports, gender equality, diversity, and leadership. Register on SMU's website today. 

"A Conversation With Former First Lady Michelle Obama" at AT&T Performing Arts Center
(March 8) 

If you're a fan of Michelle Obama's political and personal achievements, then hopefully you're planning to attend this part of the #hearhere speaker series. The Former First Lady will speak about the challenges of childhood obesity, ways we can help adolescent girls around the world, how American citizens can support veterans, and why we need to inspire young people to seek higher education. Although tickets are currently sold out, you can watch for openings and news on the event as it draws closer. 

National Money Show at the Irving Convention Center
(March 8 - 10) 

More than 350 different dealers will be present in Irving to sell, buy, and appraise old coins and paper money. Bring your children along to this family-friendly event where they can learn about the importance of currency and the history of our money. The event is hosted by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association and is free for children 12 and under (tickets are $8 for adults). 

The 2018 Color Run at Fair Park
(March 10) 

Regardless of whether you're an avid runner or someone who just likes to have fun, this 5K is a blast. The event celebrates happiness, healthiness, and individuality through the inclusion of a race that's literally bursting with color. Even though it's one of the most popular 5K's in the world, there are still tickets available on The Color Run's website, so snag yours now. 

Sunken Garden 
by the Dallas Opera
(March 9, 11, 14, 17) 

Grab your tickets to this immersive, one-of-a-kind production as soon as you can. The show follows a filmmaker who is obsessed with the disappearance of a young girl, and his fascination leads to the discovery of a walled garden that is halfway between life and death. Vivid and unlike anything you've seen before, Sunken Garden promises to wow audiences of all kinds. 

The "First Ladies: Style of Influence" Special Exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
(Opens This Month) 

On March 1, the Bush Center's newest exhibit opened to the public. It examines the history of past first ladies and includes replicas and actual pieces of the women's wardrobes. Make a trip to the center between now and next fall to learn how the role of the first lady has evolved due to cultural, social, and political changes.

St. Patrick's Slay
by Plano's Dark Hour Haunted House
(March 16-17) 

Notorious for its terrifying elements, Dark Hour Haunted House is shaking things up this year by hosting a St. Patrick's Day-themed event. The witches, giants, trolls, faeries, and of course, the Leprechaun are all waiting to meet you at this strange weekend production. Buy group tickets or single tickets online today.  

St. Baldrick's Fundraiser at Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill 

Whether you're interested in shaving your head to support cancer or volunteering to run this wonderful event, there's a place for you at the St. Baldrick's fundraiser. Your help will give to infants, children, teens, and young adults who are battling childhood cancers. Stop by to make a donation and show you care. 

"A World of Flowers" at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
(Now - April 8) 

Once again, the Dallas Arboretum will host its annual explosion of blossoms. You have until the beginning of April to wander through thousands of flowers, Japanese cherry trees, tulips, and more. This year's exhibit showcases cultures and flowers from dozens of different countries, so bring your camera along to capture every moment. 

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour
at AT&T Performing Arts Center
(March 20 - 25) 

St. Patrick's Day might be on March 17, but that doesn't mean you should say goodbye to Irish culture quite yet. This energetic performance of Riverdance is as sensual as it is exciting. People of all ages will be swept away by the dancing and music, as well as the stellar embodiment of Irish traditions. Buy your tickets today. 

Big Texas Beer Fest at Fair Park
(March 30 - 31)

In the mood to check out beers from more than 120 different breweries? Make a pit stop at Fair Park's epic beer festival at the end of this month. You can indulge in delicious foods, more than 500 kinds of beer, entertainment, and vendor wares. Learn more about the event and how to get tickets at www.bigtexasbeerfest.com

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