24HourDallas Ignite the Night Festival

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Getting Here, Getting Around

Thanks-Giving Square is located at 1627 Pacific Avenue, between Akard and Ervay Streets in the heart of downtown Dallas.


For those who drive vehicles, there is metered street parking, self-parking garages, and valet parking nearby.

Using the bar at the bottom of this map, you can find Garages or Street parking that are within proximity to Thanks-Giving Square. (Parking rates shown on the map have been pre-set to accommodate Ignite’s six operational hours.)

The Filter button identifies parking locations that:

  • will accommodate various vehicle heights (using the slider)
  • have disabled parking spaces.
  • have electric chargers.
  • accept credit cards.
Within two blocks of the site, three garages provide the best advertised rates:
  • $7 – LAZ Parking – Tower Garage, 1511 Elm St.
  • $5 – LAZ Parking – One Dallas Center, 350 N. St. Paul St.
  • $5 – Platinum Parking – Spurgeon Harris Garage, 1606 Patterson St.
Always confirm rates and methods of payment before you park in a garage.



Two DART Light Rail stations are within steps of Thanks-Giving Square. Both the Akard and St. Paul Stations are served by the Blue, Red, Orange and Green lines.

The wonderful M-Line Trolley is enjoyed by all and comes with a block of Thanks-Giving Square. Free to ride, the trolley also connects to many restaurants, parking options and other sights to see like Klyde Warren Park,  Dallas Arts District, Uptown, and the West Village.

For DART Bus service, Thanks-Giving Square is situated between the West and East Transfer Centers and many DART Bus routes travel adjacent streets, as shown here.

Bicycle parking is provided on the sidewalk along the Pacific Avenue side of Thanks-Giving Square. Look for the large metal rings and signage near the mid-block Pacific Avenue crosswalk. Be sure to secure your bike. Bicycles, scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the garden area.

Rideshare services love to bring guests to Thanks-Giving Square. Schedule your ride with Uber, Lyft or Alto.

Make a Night of It

If you have not explored downtown Dallas on foot at night, the weather forecast for Saturday looks amazing.

Thanks-Giving Square is a serene sanctuary one block north of the Giant Eyeball and three blocks north of AT&T Discovery District. The urban neighborhood park, Pacific Plaza, is one block east

We love the buildings of downtown Dallas at night. In addition to the spectacular Chapel of Thanksgiving located in Thanks-Giving Square, you should be able to spot these nearby structures:

Dine and Drink

There are so many wonderful restaurants and bars nearby and along the M-Line Trolley, the best we can do is recommend Open Table or Resy for the means to locate and make reservations for Saturday evening, March 26.

We would, however, like to ask you to consider giving your business to one of the 24HourDallas members shown here or any of the participants in our Copper Star accreditation program. Thank you!

Event Overview

The 24HourDallas Ignite the Night Festival will be held Saturday, March 26, 4-10 p.m. in Thanks-Giving Square.

Produced by 24HourDallas volunteers, this free multicultural festival at Thanks-Giving Square will feature a unique artisan market, food trucks with delicious offerings, live performances, an original art installation by the Dallas Yarn Bombers, an American Indian blessing and drumming, art-making activities for all ages, and more.

Plus, there are few places in the city of Dallas as serene and beautiful at night as Thanks-Giving Square and its exquisite Philip Johnson-designed Chapel of Thanksgiving.


Art-Making Activities

Demonstrate your own creative power alongside local artists:

Delicious Food Offerings

Special Art Installations

Marvel at the site-specific art of:

Night Market Vendors

Put Your Best Face Forward

Enjoy incredible photo booth options, provided by our sponsor LCI Media.

24HourDallas deeply appreciates our Ignite the Night sponsors

And a huge special thanks to these additional, wonderful sponsors:

Join us the night of March 26

24HourDallas believes we need more arts and cultural experiences that will invigorate and demystify the night … and bring us back into a community.

In response, our volunteers have created the free and cozy 24HourDallas Ignite the Night Festival to take place Saturday evening, March 26, 4-10 p.m.

We like to think of this as a curtain-warmer or, perhaps, an amuse-bouche for  Dallas Arts Month in April.

The event will be held at Thanks-Giving Square in the heart of downtown Dallas.

With performances from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture’s CAP Artists, a night market, and delicious food truck offerings, the Ignite the Night Festival will reflect Dallas’ many cultures in a free nighttime celebration for all ages.

For additional information, please contact our Arts & Culture Committee at culture@wordpress-769324-3081379.cloudwaysapps.com.

Look for these leaders

Event Co-Chair
Rhiannon R. Martin
Arts Administrator
Board of Directors, 24HourDallas

Event Co-Chair
Kristina Kirkenaer-Hart
Director of Cultural Tourism, VisitDallas

Event Co-Chair
Laura Claydon
Vice President, ARF Financial
Executive Committee, 24HourDallas