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DeSoto Living! Festival [Sponsored by Access Self Storage]

Date: June 23, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Description
Our Best Southwest Signature Event is Back!

Due to unforeseen weather on Saturday, April 7th, this festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 23rd! We are still taking vendor registrations, so be sure to get your 10x10 space today! We currently have 150 vendors, including food trucks registered for this Signature Event! We are encouraging all businesses to be apart of this event. Food, Non-Food, Non-Profits, small or large businesses are welcome! The vendor fee is only $75 so contact Brittani Washington at 972.224.3565 for more info!
This festival will feature a variety of fun family activities for all ages, such as Pet Adoptions by Tri-City Animal Shelter, a Rock Climbing Wall, an all-day petting zoo, that will host Buffalo Mo from PlainsCapital Bank in the PetZone, along with the DeSoto LIVE Stage that will feature a variety of local artists in the Dallas Area and hosted by 97.9FM and LifeChat Radio as our hosts. The KidZone will feature a Mini Area for Knocker Ball, kids of all ages can sign-up to play 5-minute games throughout the day! There will also be a 30 ft. King Kong Slide, with a giant Gorilla and T-Rex attached to 3 huge slides. Don’t forget to check out the Art Show sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority along with a number of other kid friendly businesses. The Wellness Zone will feature a variety of healthy businesses along with a 60 ft. Obstacle course for kids, FREE Eye Screening done by the DeSoto Lions Club, FREE HIV Testing by the Chris Howell Foundation, it also features the DeSoto ISD Stage with Y99FM as our host introducing local school dance groups, local musicians and the Mayor of DeSoto, the Honorable Curtistene McCowan who will be introducing the Miss City of DeSoto & Miss Outstanding Teen Q&A Session! The DeSoto Safe Zone and DeSoto Drives will include the Food Truck Lane with over 15 food trucks to choose from, a Car Show, Bumper Cars, DeSoto Fire Truck and the DeSoto Police MRAP will also be some fun vehicles to see including DeSoto BMX Display. The MarketPlace Zone & DeSoto Green Zone will feature an array of local & small business located throughout the Best Southwest Area, with services and goods available to meet all your needs. A long with the Oncor Cherry Picker and Republic Services Truck and other energy savings displays. Cupcake Wars, Face Painting, Raffle Drawings are just a few other fun activities for you and your family to enjoy on Saturday, June 23rd at the DeSoto East Middle School.
We are excited to announce that ALL Zone Sponsors including our Presenting Sponsor Access Self Storage [Petzone]! Sponsors such as Methodist Charlton Medical Center [Wellness Zone], DeSoto ISD [KidZone], Atkinson Toyota South Dallas[DeSoto Drives], The Reunion Capital of Texas [DeSoto Safe], Oncor Electric and Republic Services [DeSoto Green], DeSoto Economic Development Corporation [Market Place] and Bank of DeSoto [DeSoto LIVE]. Each Zone will host a number of local businesses and kid friendly activities!
As you know, the First Annual DeSoto Living! Festival on April 1st, 2017 was a resounding success! We were THRILLED at the vendor participation (110 booths sold PLUS 13 out of 15 food trucks sold out!) and the community support. DeSoto Police Department Chief Joe Costa and Officer Williams estimated our crowd at “…easily more than 2,000”. For a new event, these are remarkable numbers! We are encouraging churchesbusinessesand other non-profit or community groups from the Best Southwest Area to participate.
Be sure to get your FREE Tickets on Eventbrite or contact Brittani Washington at the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce at 972.224.3565 for more details. Spaces are going fast, so reserve your space today! Visit desotochamber.org for more information!
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Event Location DeSoto East Middle School (Front Lawn)
601 E. Belt Line Rd. 
DeSoto, TX 75115
Date/Time Information Saturday, June 23rd 2018
10am to 4pm
Contact Information
Brittani Washington, 972.224.3565
Fees/Admission
Free Tickets on Eventbrite!
Vendor fee is $75!
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