Come out and play on New Years Day

What is Day 1 Dallas?

Returning for the second year in 2017, Day 1 Dallas is a family fair specifically designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. This kid-friendly celebration will feature interactive activities, crafts and games, great food and a spectacular fireworks show. Come out and play on New Year’s Day at historic Fair Park.

Fair Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking Areas: 2, 5 and 6

Ticket Prices: Adults, $10; Children, $5

Ticket includes ALL activities AND the fireworks show.
The only additional cost is for food.

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Fireworks Fun for All Ages

While Day 1 Dallas is geared toward families, our Fireworks Fun Zone is a relaxing place for people of all ages to close out New Year’s Day with friends. 

Beginning at 5 p.m., the Fireworks Fun Zone will feature live performances by local artists and food/drinks from the best local food trucks. The fireworks show will start at 6 p.m., and the ideal place to view it is on the Esplanade (between Centennial Hall and the Automobile Bldg). 

What better way to end the first day of 2017 than with a beer in one hand, a taco in the other, and a spectacular fireworks show overhead? 

Cost: suggested donation of $5.

A Family Fair

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Below is a sample map from our 2016 event. Please check back often for updates on Day 1 Dallas 2017!




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We couldn’t host this wonderful event without the help of many generous volunteers! Check back often for more information about volunteering at Day 1 Dallas 2017.

Become a 2017 Day 1 Dallas Sponsor

Day 1 Dallas will provide your organization with excellent brand visibility targeted to one of the most desired demographic groups: families with young children. Pre-event publicity will include online, print and digital advertising, social media messaging and broadcast media (through our partnership with WFAA Channel 8). On-site promotions will create thousands of impressions and generate goodwill toward your organization.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kyle Conway of The Sponsor Bureau.

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1. Who is hosting Day 1 Dallas?
Day 1 Dallas is presented by Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit organization that gives homeless children a chance to grow and succeed. Proceeds from the event benefit Vogel Alcove and its mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless children.

2. How many people are expected to attend Day 1 Dallas?
We are expecting 20,000 children and adults to attend Day 1 Dallas 2017

3. How will Day 1 Dallas be promoted?
We will promote Day 1 Dallas through a robust paid media campaign that includes online, print and digital advertising, social and broadcast media (through our partnership with WFAA-TV). Audience impressions are expected to exceed 50 million.

4. What are the benefits of a Day 1 Dallas sponsorship?
We offer a variety of sponsorship levels for Day 1 Dallas. See the Sponsors Brochure to sign up.

5. What is the sponsorship deadline, and how do I become a sponsor?
The deadline for sponsorship submissions is August 31. Contact Kyle Conway of The Sponsor Bureau ( to learn more.

6. Where and when will the Day 1 Dallas fireworks take place?
The fireworks will begin at 6 p.m., and the best place to watch them is on the Esplanade (between Centennial Hall and the Automobile Building).

7. Are there any activities for people without children?
Yes! We’re offering a $5, evening-only ticket – the Fireworks Fun Pass – for anyone who wants to close out New Year’s Day with friends in a fun, relaxing setting. Starting at 5 p.m., we will have performances by local musicians and food/drinks from the best food trucks.

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