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30TH AN­NUAL GRAPEFEST > SEPT. 15-18 Wine en­thu­si­asts unite at this an­nual ode to vino in Grapevine. The four-day fest en­com­passes a mul­ti­tude of events, from the Peo­ple's Choice Wine Tast­ing Clas­sic to an an­nual grape-stomp­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Sam­ple va­ri­etals from Texas, Cal­i­for­nia and Aus­tralia, or view the ac­tion with a glass of bub­bly from the shaded Cham­pagne Terrace or the Craft Brew and Beer Pavil­ion. His­toric Down­town Grapevine, www.grapevine­tex­a­s­usa.com/grapefest

PLANO BAL­LOON FES­TI­VAL > SEPT. 23-25 En­joy the awe-in­spir­ing dis­play of 45 col­or­ful hot air bal­loons (launch­ing mul­ti­ple times through­out the week­end) at this 37th an­nual fam­ily event. Get a one-of-a-kind aerial view of North Texas with a teth­ered bal­loon ride, then stay for nightly live mu­sic per­for­mances and Satur­day evening's fire­works show. 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, www.planobal­loon­fest.org

SMOKED DAL­LAS BBQ & MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL > SEPT. 24 Ar­rive hun­gry to Main Street Gar­den Park for sam­ples of brisket, ribs and 'cue from some of the most prom­i­nent pit­mas­ters and chefs in the na­tion, plus a va­ri­ety of craft brews and bev­er­ages to wash it all down. 1902 Main St., www.smoked­dal­las.com

'PATH TO THE PRES­I­DENCY' > ENDS OCT. 9 The Ge­orge W. Bush Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary and Mu­seum presents a spe­cial elec­tion-year ex­hibit ex­plor­ing some of the most fa­mous (or per­haps in­fa­mous) elec­tions of the past through ar­ti­facts, videos and more. Vis­i­tors can forge their own pres­i­den­tial path by de­liv­er­ing a speech via teleprompter or pos­ing for a cam­paign poster. 2943 SMU Blvd., 214.346.1650, www.georgew­bush­li­brary.smu.edu

DAL­LAS COMIC CON FAN DAYS > OCT. 14-16 The big­gest event for pop cul­ture, comics, an­ime, sci-fi and gam­ing fans, Comic Con re­turns to the Metro­plex with Dal­las Fan Days at the Irv­ing Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. High­lights in­clude the Cos­play Red Car­pet, celebrity ap­pear­ances and au­to­graphs, dis­cus­sion pan­els and Star Wars photo ops with the 501st Le­gion. 500 W. Las Coli­nas Blvd., Irv­ing, www.dal­las­comic­con.com

DECKS IN THE PARK > OCT. 27 At this "spook-tac­u­lar" edi­tion of Dal­las' fa­vorite DJ-led dance party, cos­tume-clad lo­cals of all ages bring their best moves to Klyde War­ren Park for a free Hal­loween fête fea­tur­ing mul­ti­ple head­lin­ers, bev­er­age ven­dors, food trucks and more. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., www.decksinthep­ark.com

WINGS OVER DAL­LAS WWII AIR SHOW > OCT. 28-30 This in­au­gu­ral air show pre­sented by the Com­mem­o­ra­tive Air Force pays tribute to the 75th an­niver­sary of Pearl Har­bor with 'TORA! TORA! TORA!,' a reen­act­ment of the his­toric Dec. 7 at­tack fea­tur­ing WWII-era air­craft and py­rotech­nics for an ex­pe­ri­ence that's as en­ter­tain­ing as it is ed­u­ca­tional. 5661 Mariner Drive, www.wingsoverdal­las.org

Plano Bal­loon Fes­ti­val


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