Bright Star at The Firehouse Theatre


Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

The preview night is Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and performances are scheduled for Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $14-28 and The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.


The Frog Pond Water Park at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center will open for three days only as a summer sneak peek during the Memorial Day weekend.  The Lazy River is 500 feet long and inner tubes are provided.  The activity pool features four waters slides for those 36 inches tall and a 350 gallon dump bucket.  The 30 foot water slide tower has two body slides and trough run outs but swimmers must be at least 42 inches tall to ride. 

Daily entry for 2 years and under is free and $5 for residents over the age of 3 years.  Non-swimmers are $3 and non-residents 3 years and older are $8 each.  Season passes are available for $50 each or starting at $130 per family.  Visit for more information about the water park, indoor pool and other special events.

The Bodarks at Farmers Branch Market


Shop the Farmers Branch Market on Saturday, May 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and discover more than 30 vendors with handmade and homemade items. Live entertainment provided by The Bodarks and concessions offered by Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant and Berkshire Farms. Activities for the children include a bounce house, tether ball, ladder golf, corn hole, and a playhouse with mulch, shovels, and wheel barrels.

The Farmers Branch Market is located at 12700 Denton Drive in The Grove at Mustang Crossing. Parking is free and more information available:


Escape and Save at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West with this special offer of 10% off their best available rates when you stay two or more nights. The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is located within 10 minutes of the Galleria Dallas that is home to more than 200 stores and restaurants including an ice rink. Enjoy a relaxing weekend with the Bed & Breakfast Package and they’ll treat you and a guest to the Art of Breakfast buffet in Dover’s Restaurant. 

Discover a list of Hotel Locations in Farmers Branch for your travel this summer.

Fly A Kite at Farmers Branch Historical Park


Bring your own kite to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and enjoy an afternoon soaring in the Park’s meadow. This free family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, May 26 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Participating families receive take home instructions on how to make your own kite. The Farmers Branch Historical Park is located at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane.  Contact 972-406-0184 or for more information.

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