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Get ready to fill up your month with loads of free and cheap things to do with your family this March! We’ve got family-friendly events around Dallas like places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, see the stars and learn about ladybugs. Scroll through for the best events around DFW for kids and families this month!

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Star Party

Come check out stars, planets and more through the telescopes at this free event. Mar. 3. Event details

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North Texas Irish Festival

Tens of thousands of people will come from across Texas and other parts of the country to visit one of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., a family-friendly event that features live music, dancing, storytelling, chef demonstrations and more on 13 stages throughout Fair Park. Mar. 6-8. Event details

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with us at the Farmstead! We will read the classic story “The Cat in the Hat,” and have all sorts of Seussical fun! Mar. 6. Event details

Silly Snakes

Join us for First Friday at the Historical Park. Enjoy monthly themed crafts, coloring, activities, and a snack. Mar. 6. Event details

First Fridays at Nash Farm

Each month, this program presents a different theme that highlights the heritage skills that you could use to enrich your life today. Registration is required and space is limited. Mar. 6. Event details

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Nature Story Time

These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Event details

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Mar. 7-8. Event details

Come Fly a Kite

Bring your own kite from home to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and enjoy an afternoon soaring in the Park’s meadow. Take-home instructions on how to make your own kite will be provided. Mar. 8. Event details

Half-Priced Tuesdays at the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze

Spanning 5,400 square feet, this labyrinth of wooden pathways is always a challenge. Prep for your mission by viewing the maze from a large second-story observation deck. This is also a great place to watch or cheer on your friends and family. Tuesdays. Event details

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Pi Day Math Festival

The festival will showcase the many ways in which math impacts our world – in art, nature, science and more. Mar. 14. Event details

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Dallas St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

Make your way to the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest. Mar. 14. Event details

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Fun STEM Fridays at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Head to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center for some amazing drop-in STEM activities from 10 a.m.-noon, included with the price of admission. Fridays. Event details

Festival De La Familia

It’s a free one-day event for the Hispanic American Community. This event will feature entertainment for families of all ages. Mar. 15. Event details

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Open Studio at the DMA

The studio is open and waiting for you! Whether you love to paint and draw or sculpt and glue, there's a project for you​. Projects will change each month, offering new materials and techniques for playing and creating. First Saturday. Event details

Big Mamou Cajun Festival

Returning for another weekend with a pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for The Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village in Grand Prairie. Mar. 21-22. Event details

North Dallas Toy Show

Enjoy perusing more than 90 vendor tables of vintage toys and collectibles, including Hot Wheels, Transformers, Matchbox cars, DC and Marvel comic books, trading cards, Star Wars action figures and more. Touted as the largest toy show in Dallas, the event takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Event details

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Festival of Joy

A celebration of reuniting hearts and a magical family event for all. Join in and celebrate one of India's ancient festivals. Mar. 28. Event details

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Deep Ellum Art Co: Family Fun Day

Join us every Sunday for a free family event during the day with free arts and crafts workshops live music and an artist market. Event details

Elm Fork Ladybug Release

Learn the importance of insects, animals, and even how weather affects our environment. There will be plenty of activities for everyone including crafts and games. Mar. 28. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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