The State Fair of Texas is back! The event that Texans and those across the United States wait for every year is one of the best celebrations of Texas pride that attracts people from all over the country. Much of what makes the State Fair memorable year round is iconic Big Tex, the outrageous and delicious food you won’t find at just any state fair, and the Texas Star Ferris wheel.

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A recent report from The Bureau of Labor Statistics has listed El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute as #39 in the nation! El Centro College is the ideal location for chefs and other culinary professionals in the metroplex; and with several restaurants catered and nearby to the urban downtown Dallas crowd, it provides and excellent opportunity for hands-on training and employment right outside the door.

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Downtown Dallas, it is officially time for wine!

If you missed last month’s West End Wine Walk, don’t worry because we’re bringing it back!

On Thursday, August 25, the August Wine Walk will begin at 5:30 pm and last until 8 pm. During the event, you will be able to hit the streets of the historic West End District to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and divine happy hour wine pricings from a few of our amazing downtown Dallas restaurants and businesses.

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The Dallas West End just got a whole lot bigger! Earlier this week, two big businesses – one that got their start in the West End the other a thriving business – announced expansions that will bring more space and offices to our thriving downtown Dallas neighborhood.
Dallas Entrepreneurship Center
Dallas Entrepreneurship Center, which actually originated in the historic West End, announced plans to expand their current offices and the opening of a new location in Denton.

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This year, the Historic West End District is happy to welcome the Mary Kay Seminar back to Dallas!
Since 1974, the Mary Kay Seminar has brought thousands of attendees to downtown Dallas, and this year’s event is no different. Happening now through August 6, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Convention Center, the 42nd Annual Mary Kay Seminar is the time that Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants gather from all over to bask in their accomplishments from the year and kick off new goals.

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If you love the Historic West End District now, get ready to fall in love with it again!

Home to The Dallas World Aquarium, the Sixth Floor Museum, and many delicious downtown restaurants like Ellen’s Southern Kitchen and Hoffbrau Steaks, the West End is full of life. According to the Dallas Innovation Alliance, this makes the West End the perfect neighborhood in downtown Dallas to test the city’s newest technology including public Wi-Fi.

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The Fourth of July is not only a 3-day weekend for many, but also the time everyone likes to celebrate with the three F’s – Food, Fun, and Fireworks! Lucky for you, the West End Historic District is chocked full of Independence Day promotions and specials to help you commemorate the day and make memories.

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Dads – our everyday superheroes. Whether they’re teaching us how to ride a bike, picking us up when we fall down, embarrassingly cheering us on at sports games, sitting next to us on our first rollercoaster ride, rushing to our rescue in a time of need, cracking a terribly cheesy joke, or enlightening us with their infinite wisdom, our fathers and father-figures enrich our lives with so much each and every single day.

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“He was a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato
Every year on April 7th, America celebrates one of the greatest alcoholic beverages known to man – beer. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and the third most popular drink overall, following tea and water. Here in the United States, it’s no secret we love our beer. In fact, our country consumes 6.25 billion gallons of beer each year. That’s enough to fill more than 9,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Nestled between famed American tourist attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum and interesting downtown activities, like the Dallas World Aquarium, the Dallas Holocaust Museum is an essential West End location that focuses on education rather than the urge to become a destination spot for those visiting DFW. Remembering the Holocaust and celebrating the lives of those who died in concentration camps, as well as every Holocaust survivor is the main goal of the museum.

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