11 things to do in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village in August and September

Highland Village will host the 32nd annual Lions Balloon Festival Aug. 16-18.

Highland Village will host the 32nd annual Lions Balloon Festival Aug. 16-18.



August 9


Enjoy a night of games


The final Summer Backyard Games event of the year is set to be hosted at The Shops at Highland Village. The event will feature a variety of outdoor games such as cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoes, ring toss, oversized Connect Four and checkers. The Highland Village Police Department will offer s’mores throughout the night. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for Communities in Schools North Texas.


6-9 p.m. Free.
The Shops at Highland Village, 1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village.
972-317-7500.
www.theshopsathighlandvillage.com/events/summer-backyard-games







August 9


Spend an evening at an eclectic summer concert


The Shops at Lakeside will host Suzy & the Sissies as part of the Lakeside Music Series. The band performs a variety of musical genres from Americana and country to blues and rock from artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Pretenders and more.


7:30-9:30 p.m.
Free.
The Shops at Lakeside, 2314 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound.
469-533-4100.
www.lakesidedfw.com







August 10-11


Come get your geek on


The Dallas Comic Show Fantasy Festival puts on its second family-friendly event this year. The event features comic book artists such as Ken Lashley, Rick Leonardi and Ben Dunn as well as actors Claudia Wells, Felissa Rose and Clu Gulager.


11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.).
Free-$59.99.
Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville.
dallascomicshow@gmail.com,
www.dallascomicshow.com







August 16 through 18


Attend a Balloon Festival


The 32nd annual Lions Balloon Festival will take off with live music, a car show, 12 food vendors, 100 booths and hot air balloons. The event will include balloon rides and races. The Highland Village Lions Club will do vision screenings Aug. 16-17 for adults and children and will recycle donated eyeglasses.


5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 7 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 7-10 a.m. (Sun.).
Free, but a $5 donation is requested for parking.
Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village.
972-317-5560.
www.lionsballoonfest.com







August 16


Celebrate the school year


Join Lewisville ISD to celebrate the new school year with games, food and music for the eighth annual “Hey! Day.” Family and friends of past, present and future LISD students are welcome. Attendees may donate gently used books to the #FarmersREAD program that provides books for students.


7 p.m.
Free.
Max Goldsmith Stadium, 1098 W. Main St., Lewisville.
972-350-4753.
www.lisd.net/heyday







August 17


Enjoy yoga with pigs


It’s for Charity! Events will host “piggy and bunny yoga” at Sneaky Pete’s. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the class. The event’s proceeds will go to the Here’s Your Reminder Project, an organization dedicated to mental health advocacy.


10 a.m.-noon.
$25-$35.
Sneaky Pete’s, 2 Eagle Point Road, Lewisville. 972-434-2500.
www.facebook.com/events/489560198482368







August 24


Journey to a concert


Highland Village Parks and Recreation hosts Infinite Journey as part of its 2019 Concerts in the Park series. The Journey tribute band started in 2012 and is known for playing the music of Journey note for note without using any vocal or instrumental backing tracks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a warm summer night.

7 p.m.
Free.
Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village.
972-317-7430.
www.highlandvillage.org/534/concerts-in-the-park





August 27


Network with local businesses over lunch


The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly partnership luncheon. The networking luncheon is a way to mingle with business people in the area as well as hear from a featured speaker.


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$25 (preregister), $35 (at the door).
Courtyard by Marriott, 4330 Courtyard Way, Flower Mound.
972-436-9571.
www.lewisvillechamber.org/events/details/monthly-partnership-luncheon-08-27-2019-24997







August 31


Attend a benefit concert


The Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater hosts musical group High Octavez for a benefit concert. The band is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by IT professionals and engineers who wanted to use their love for music to help those who do not have the funds to treat an illness.


6:30 p.m.
$25.
Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville.
972-219-8446.
www.highoctavez.com







August 31-September 1


Celebrate 50th Texas International Pop Festival


Residents can enjoy live music at the 50th Annual Texas International Pop Festival at Lake Park Golf Course. The event has history tying back to 1969, when Lewisville was the location of one of the biggest music events in Texas history just two weeks after Woodstock. The inaugural festival drew more than 100,000 attendees over the three days of concerts by performers such as Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Santana and more. This year's headliners include ZZ Top and  Chicago Transit Authority.

3 p.m.-12 a.m.
Ticket prices vary.
Lake Park Golf Course, 6 Lake Park Rd, Lewisville
www.cityoflewisville.com/about-us/city-departments/community-relations-tourism/special-events-festivals/50th-anniversary-texas-international-pop-festival





September 1


Party on the lake for brain cancer fundraiser


The Jaren’s Angels Foundation will host a Rock the Boat Party-Fundraiser to raise funds to help children fight pineoblastoma, a rare brain cancer. The event will have a live DJ, food, raffles and door prizes. Attendees are asked to wear pastel colors to the event.


7-11 p.m.
$50-$400.
Sam’s Dock Boat Rentals & Party Barges, 1481 E. Hill Park Road, Lewisville.
469-312-8465.
www.eventbrite.com




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