2022 Special Events Preview

Fri 2/11/22
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Special Events Director Jasmine Lee gave the City Council a sneak preview of the 2022 Special Events at the February 8 Council meeting. As the start of the 2022 event season nears, staff is preparing for a full slate of festivals and events that will combine the best of the 2021 adaptations, while bringing back other elements that have not been seen since 2019.
Addison After Dark returns in April and will run through November. These free events take place in Addison Circle Park on the third Saturday of each month and feature different themes each month. The themes have changed slightly this year and all the details can be found at www.AddisonAfterDark.com.
Taste Addison will take place June 3 - 4 in Addison Circle Park with a new VIP experience that may be one of the hottest tickets in Town. It includes indoor/outdoor seating, food and beverage sampling, unlimited snacks, and private restrooms. VIP and general admission tickets will go on sale in early March in conjunction with the official headliners' announcement. In addition to two stages of entertainment, there will be several featured areas including the Wine Garden, the Family Fun Lawn, the Marketplace, and - new this year - the Grove which will offer spirits sampling and a full-service bar. Get all the details at www.TasteAddisonTexas.com.
Everyone's favorite fireworks show, Kaboom Town!, returns on July 3. Admission to the watch party in Addison Circle Park will be free, but tickets will be required. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail with a code to allow them to secure tickets before the general public ticket release. The Addison Airport Airshow will return with specialty flights and parachute jumpers. Learn more at www.AddisonKaboomTown.com.
Finally, this year marks Addison's 35th Oktoberfest celebration. The open-air tent layout will return, along with the Paulaner Biergarten, Kleinhalle, Kinderzelt, and Marketplatz. Guests can enjoy polka, chicken dancing, and games on three stages around the festival site. Get all the specifics at www.AddisonOktoberfest.com.