Fall festivities are here and spooky fun is near. Treat yourself to some excitement this October with these special events in The Colony.
Feasts and Festivities
Prepare for a month of sumptuous feasts and appreciation for sharing flavors of the new season. Pique your curiosity during the Northern Italian Wine Nights, when exceptional wines are curated with a selection of Old-World foods and flavors at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. With fusion cuisine inspired by India and craft beverages from local brewmasters, the Beer Festival at Windmills unites unique flavors and showcases North Texas breweries. Get your tickets now for a flight of local brews and a commemorative tasting glass.
Calling all pitmasters and BBQ enthusiasts, The General Show Down BBQ Cook-Off has arrived. Join The Colony Firefighters Association as they host family-friendly festivities with a cooking competition and events over two days. Come for the cookout, cornhole tournament, firefighter games, music and more! Fans of football, head over to Lakeview by Peppersmash for a viewing of the Red River Showdown. Celebrate this revered rivalry with a signature craft menu, Instagramable drinks, and a lakeside view that can’t be beat. For man’s best friend, celebrate during Barktoberfest at The Shacks at Austin Ranch. Show off your pup’s creative doggy costumes at this Howl-oween social along with raffles, prizes and delicious food and drink from the restaurants on the open-air patio.
Those wanting more exercise before the holidays can come together for The Colony Half Marathon and Green Dragon 5 Miler. Join the community in raising cancer awareness and supporting a great cause. The course runs along The Shoreline Trail’s gently undulating, crushed granite surface with scenic lake views, perfect for admiring nature’s beauty.
Happy Halloween Happenings
Look no further than Lava Cantina for a frightfully fantastic time with Halloween Movies for the whole family. Enjoy brunch every Saturday and sit down to free films like “Hocus Pocus” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. For more family fun, camp lakeside under the stars during Family Fright Night. Have a spine-chillingly good time with haunted trails, tent trick-or-treating, costume and scream contests, a scary movie screening, hayrides and more. Don’t be a zombie, act fast to save your spot.
No Halloween would be complete without a haunted tale to tell. Test your courage at the Haunted Shadows Lake Trail and wander the one-mile path surrounded by dwellers of the night. From the fading dusk to the darkness of midnight, explorers are welcome to conquer the wilderness from Friday to Sunday all month long. Younger thrill-seekers are welcome to enjoy a PG-rated experience, available upon request at the time of ticket purchase.
A monster bash is happening at the Truck Yard’s Halloween Party! Have a smashing good time battering pumpkins, showing off your best disguise for the costume contests and savoring the crafted concoctions at Beard Science. Howl to your favorite tunes with karaoke at the Limin’ Lounge or host your own private party this Halloween by getting in touch with the Truck Yard team.
New Season, New Places to Explore
Fall means it’s time to upgrade your wardrobe, not only for the cooler weather but for the upcoming sports season. Owned by a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, Live Love Gameday offers chic clothing and adornments for all fans. From football and hockey to hunting and fishing, show off your love with tees, accessories and more.
Mini-golf just got a modern makeover. Immerse yourself in one of Puttery’s four Instagramable courses, designed to bring flair and fun only for adults over 21. Innovative auto-scoring technology makes gameplay a breeze with more time to take dazzling photos and to admire the atmosphere. Enjoy contemporary cocktails and chef-crafted signature dishes during a perfect night out in the lounge or on the outdoor terrace.
Take in 360° views of the scenic North Texas skyline atop the breathtaking 180-foot Grandscape Wheel. Treat yourself and up to seven others to a Texas-sized experience with three revolutions inside one of 42 climate-controlled gondolas. Get your tickets now or upgrade to a V.I.P. experience with premium access to special gondolas with leather Ferrari-style seats, a glass-bottom floor, upgraded stereo and souvenir photo.
- Start the week off with a free game of pool and drink specials all night long. Visit Shakertins from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM for some late-night entertainment.
- Kids eat free on Family Board Game Nite! Simply bring a board game to play at Heritage Pizza and their dinner is on the house from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Test your knowledge with Free Trivia at Dirty Burger Bar. Compete for special prizes from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
- From immersive VR to exhilarating laser tag, visit Andretti Indoor Karting & Games for buy one, get one free attractions every Tuesday. Excludes karting and bowling.
- Ladies, enjoy Women’s Wednesday Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the lake with DFW Surf starting at 6:00 PM.
- The Shacks at Austin Ranch puts a musical spin on a classic game with Music Bingo Nights starting at 7:00 PM.
- Take the family out for lunch and kid-friendly movies at Lava Cantina. Shows begin at 12:00 PM on Saturdays.
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