Are there cool events in Arlington? Well yeah! Everyone knows we have a cram-packed calendar with year-round offerings for all ages and budgets. Hunting for a hip night out for cocktails and a concert with your gal pals? Check. Leisurely day of food trucks and arts festival browsing? Check. Holiday lights and carols with the kiddos? Of course! Soccer game with the fellas? No problem! Whether you’re into art, music, sports or family fun, Arlington is your DFW events hub. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from Arlington in 2018. Mark your calendars!
PBR IRON COWBOY February 24 Bull riding and rodeo fans will be treated to the world’s best Western sports stars when the PBR Iron Cowboy returns to AT&T Stadium.
RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN February 25 The rodeo with the biggest purse is back in Arlington bringing professionals up against amateurs on some of the toughest sports on dirt. Who will win the $2 million payout?
MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM MATCH March 27 The Mexico National Team’s journey to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia continues with a U.S. Tour visit to AT&T Stadium.
TEXAS RANGERS HOME OPENER March 29 See the MLB Texas Rangers fire up the summer at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE OF TEXAS April 20-22 Over 100 rare and collectable cars cross the auction block as auctioneers from across the globe bet on these sweet rides. A weekend full of elegance and cars (and elegant cars), this event is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
2018 NFL DRAFT April 26-28 The Dallas Cowboys host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium, which is the first time it has ever been hosted at an NFL Stadium.
CUT! COSTUME AND CINEMA May 17-August 12 Exhibit of more than 40 Hollywood costumes from period films.
DALLAS WINGS HOME OPENER May 20 See the Metroplex’s WNBA franchise tip off the 2018 season at UT Arlington’s College Park Center.
ART ON THE GREENE May 11-13 Tents showcasing the artistic talent of some 100 artists will dot Richard Greene Linear Park. Bring a chair and enjoy live music with sweeping vistas of the Entertainment District.
THE EAGLES CONCERT WORLD TOUR June 23 Take it easy with one of America’s most influential and commercially successful rock bands.
SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET AT ARLINGTON June 14-16 Visit the world-renowned IFAA, voted the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today, at the UT Arlington campus.
LIGHT UP ARLINGTON July 4 Enjoy games, tasty food, rides and music leading up to an awe-inspiring Fourth of July fireworks show. Last year, more than 60,000 people joined us celebrating our nation’s birthday.