Bridging Downtown Dallas

Posted by    |    February 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

You know that beautiful arched bridge that we have been admiring from afar, looming 400 feet above the Trinity River in downtown Dallas? That is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, and you’re invited to the events and activities being held to celebrate its opening this weekend, March 2-4.

The festivities kick off Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and winding down at 11. Enjoy music by Lyle Lovett, the Street Corner Symphony and DJ Lucy Wrubel, who will be spinning bridge music all night. There will also be pedicabs, food vendors, celebrity chefs, and fireworks for the grand finale. Tickets for this event are $200.

On Saturday, the Trinity Commons Foundation invites the community to come out bright and early to start their day with the Trinity River Levee Run. It’s only $30 if you take advantage of preregistration. The run starts on the West Dallas side of the bridge, navigates through the Design District, and loops back. Check-in is at 7 a.m.

Immediately following the Levee Run, is the free street fair on the bridge at noon. Come take advantage of great local musicians and bands, interactive booths, featured artwork, street food vendors, and more fireworks to end the night at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, come out to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Sunrise Blessing & Ribbon Cutting at 6:50 a.m. This event features the Orchestra of New Spain, the Street Corner Symphony, and ribbon-cutting with Girl & Boy Scouts. Hosted by the City of Dallas, The Trinity Trust and the Trinity Commons Foundation. This event is free to the public.

Events will be going on all weekend, so come celebrate the unveiling of downtown Dallas’ newest landmark.

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