March 2

Dash for the Beads

Kick off Mardi Gras weekend with a run through the neighborhood. The annual race offers 10k and 5k distances, plus there’s a 1-mile fun run. Celebrate afterward at the beer garden, which will have food and live music. The race begins and ends at Kidd Springs Park and travels through Kessler Park with a challenging hike up Cedar Hill Avenue at the end. 

Where: Kidd Springs Park

More info: dashforthebeads.org

 

March 2

All Out Trinity

This day of events showcasing things to do around the Trinity River includes a gravel bike ride, a 5k race, free yoga and a market.

Where: Continental Bridge Park

More info: allouttrinity.com

 

March 3

Mardi Gras parade

Join your neighbors to catch beads and watch the impressive floats and marching bands. It starts at 4 p.m.

Where: West Davis between Montclair and the Bishop Arts District

More info: gooakcliff.org

 

March 9

Paletas y bicicletas

This fifth-annual event from Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is a bike ride, a park cleanup and a party all in one. The more trash kids pick up from neighborhood parks, the more chances they receive in a raffle for new bikes with helmets. It starts at 1 p.m.

Where: Lake Cliff Park

More info: bikefriendlyoc.org

 

March 23

Mujeres market

Lucha Dallas and Hecho con Amor celebrate women of color during the mujeres market. There will be food, vendors, poetry and artists.

Where: Maroches Bakery

More info: facebook.com/marochesbakery