We hope you’re rested, Oak Cliff. This weekend in the ‘hood is like St. Paddy’s in Chicago. It’s like New Year’s Eve in Times Square. It’s like SXSW in Austin. It’s like … it’s like … Mardi Gras in Oak Cliff. It is huge for our little neighborhood. The parade last year drew an estimated 10,000 people. It’s a real fun time.
Here’s the scoop on the big Fat Tuesday weekend.
Dash for the Beads starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kidd Springs Park. We hear the new route is very hilly, so if you’re a serious runner, please take that as a challenge and register for $35. Proceeds go to Fido Oak Cliff, and there is beer from Rahr Brewery at the end.
The beer garden opens in Bishop Arts at 1 p.m. Beer costs $5, and food, including crawfish, muffalettas, jambalaya and gumbo, will be available for purchase for around $5-$10.