It’s a Chocolate Party!
Join us in celebrating the greatest chocolate on earth – Circus Style. We’re having all kinds of food, fun, and of course CHOCOLATE to kick off our Dallas Chocolate Festival weekend. A fun night out in the heart of Dallas.
The event features:
- Circus food (burgers, corn dogs, etc.)
- Chocolate popcorn from Crave Popcorn
- Chocolate ice cream from Coco Andre Chocolatier
- Specialty cocktail and wine
- Preview of chocolate vendors from Saturday’s main event.
- Carnival games including a ring toss and virtual reality circus
- Chocolate Cake Walk, featuring cakes from local pastry chefs and bakeries
- Complimentary parking for attendees
Admission includes food and drinks, chances at the carnival games, one chance at the cake walk, and complimentary parking.
What: Dallas Chocolate Festival Kickoff Party
When: Friday, September 8 2017 Doors open at 7:00.
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery (The F.I.G.) 1807 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX
Tickets go on sale August 10th, 2017
More fun at Fairmont Dallas:
Come by the gorgeous bar at Fairmont Dallas (literally across the street!) for the Pre-party happy hour from 5:00 – 7:00 and after-party happy hour from 10:30PM – 11:30PM. They’ll be serving up special chocolate cocktails as well as $5 premium well, wines and draft beers.
Want to stay longer? We can’t blame ya – the Fairmont is one of the prettiest hotels in town! They’re offering a $149 rate for Friday, September 8th. So, go to the party, and stay for the night!
Friday Night Party Highlights
Chocolate Cake Walk!
Just like at parties from your youth. Walk to the music in a circle from numbered spot to numbered spot. When the music stops, so do the contestants. Then, the leader picks a number. The player standing on that number wins a cake. We’ll box it up so you can take it home with you.
Yep, that’s right, you will have the chance to win a chocolate cake! And, not just any chocolate cake, but one made in one of the best bakeries in the city. A chance to play is included in the ticket price.
Chocolate Cake Walk Cakes Provided by: Bisous Bisous Patisserie, Haute Sweets Patisserie, The Fairmont Dallas (chef Ashleigh Wright), Zach Townsend, FT33, Knife, Chocolate Secrets, Great One Cookie Company, Dallas Caramel Company, SRSLY Chocolate, Whole Foods, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Hotel Intercontinental, and more….
We’ll have chances to spin the prize wheel for chocolate, play the Topo Chico ring toss, and test out your Ringmaster and lion taming skills with our virtual reality circus game.
It wouldn’t be a cocktail party in Big D without some delicious bites. We’ll have mini burgers, corndogs and soft pretzels to munch on between all the fun. We’ll also have sweet treats from local vendors. Gourmet Chocolate Popcorn from Crave Popcorn, and Chocolate Ice-cream bowls from Coco Andre Chocolatier.
We’ll be serving wine and chocolate cocktails.
Tasting the world’s best chocolate is the whole idea behind the festival. That’s why we’ll have a sampling of the vendors from Saturday’s main event sampling and selling their treats on Friday night.
Tickets are $50 per person and include admission to the Friday night event only. (Tickets sold separately for the Saturday and Sunday events). Attendees must be 21 or older. ID will be checked at the door.
Tickets include entry into the event, food, bar, one turn at games, one try at the cake walk and complimentary parking
After Party at the Fairmont Dallas
Late Night Happy Hour
Our gracious sponsor, Fairmont Dallas, would hate to see the fun come to an end. That’s why they’re offering a late night happy hour at their lovely bar – literally right across the street from the F.I.G.
Walk on over for signature Chocolate Cocktails, as well s $5 premium well, wines and draft beers from 10:30PM – 11:30PM.
$149 Special Rate Friday Night
Want to stay longer? Fairmont Dallas is offering a special $149 rate for Friday night. So, stick around after the fun and enjoy one of the most beautiful hotels in Dallas.