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The NFL season gets underway this Sunday, September 10, 2017 with an NFC East showdown between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Quarterback Dak Prescott enters his second regular season after an impressive rookie campaign. Prescott led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record last season as the team went on to win an NFC East Division title. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT and the game will be nationally televised on NBC. For more information on AT&T Stadium and its upcoming events, visit ATTStadium.com.
Pup parents, rejoice! The City of Arlington’s second public dog park will officially open this Saturday, September 9. The dedication ceremony will take place from 10 to noon on Saturday. The park is located at 1900 Valleywood Drive off West Pioneer Parkway near Green Oaks Boulevard. The seven-acre park from Arlington Parks and Recreation features drinking water fountains, shaded seating areas with benches that look like doggy bones and four fenced-in areas for off-leash play. The park also includes designated areas for large and small dogs, security lighting and two parking lots with at least 60 spaces.
Live music continues this weekend at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington for the 2017 fall concert series in Downtown! This weekend’s lineup includes The Roosevelts on Friday, Deryl Dodd on Saturday and Alex Cuba on Sunday. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Later in the fall, classic rock band Kansas will headline Levitt Pavilion’s annual benefit concert on Sept. 23. Best known for their two gold single hits, “Carry On My Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” Kansas is celebrating more than 40 years as one of America’s most iconic rock bands. For more information, visit the Levitt website or the free mobile app, Levitt Arlington. The Levitt also has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.
The Texas Rangers are at Globe Life Park in Arlington for a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10, 2017. There will be fireworks after the game on Friday (7:05 p.m. start time). The Rangers will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night at Globe Life Park on Friday. On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Rangers On-Deck Circle Mousepad. That game gets underway at 12:05 p.m. Sunday is $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for fans ages 13 & under. First pitch on Sunday is at 2:05 p.m.
From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor is open on weekends through October 1. The water park in Arlington’s Entertainment District will be open Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, 2017. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy. Spend the day zooming down the adventure slides, or just kick back in the sun and relax with your friends. Be sure to check the latest forecast using the City’s Weatherbug before you head out. Simply click on the icon found on our home page.
Enjoy a full weekend of fun September 9-10 at Six Flags Over Texas with all your friends and family. Enjoy some delicious summer-time favorites hot off the grill along with American-sized thrills on our roller coasters such as BATMAN The Ride, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. The Joker free-fly coaster is also open at Six Flags. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip head-over-heels up to six times along the weightless journey. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.
Join River Legacy Living Science Center this Saturday, September 9 for the W.A.T.E.R. (Water Awareness Through Education & Recreation) Festival to celebrate the wonderful resource of water with a variety of family-friendly activities, crafts, games and demonstrations at this FREE water science fair. Click here for a complete listing of activities and times. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call 817-860-6752. River Legacy Living Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76006.
UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit www.uta.edu/planetarium or call 817-272-1183.Ticket prices:
- Adults — $6.00
- Seniors, Children & Students — $4.00
- UTA Students — $3.00
- Children under 3 — Free