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Lovable, Livable Addison Texas

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This post is an entry into the Active Rain February 2023 Challenge: "What's Love Got to Do With it?" The challenge is being sponsored by Debe Maxwell and Brian England. and the task involves writing 500 words about what makes your city/town/area so special.

While there is much to love about Addison, Texas, what makes us special are the annual events hosted by the town.

Locally, we're best known for these two special events:

  • The restaurant sampling event held each spring since 1993 in Addison's Circle Park.  Taste Addison (don't call it Taste of Addison!) features food, entertainment, headliners, crafts, wine tastings, and more. Mark your 2023 calendar for June 2-3 for this event.

Taste Addison

  • At the end of September, while the Germans begin the celebration in Munich, we're back in Addison's Circle Park celebrating Oktoberfest with them for the most authentic Oktobefest in the states. Opa! Festivities start with the Mayor tapping the keg and continue throughout the weekend with food, fun, music, beer, and more. September 14-17 this year.


Nationally, we're known for one of the top 5 rated fireworks displays in the country!

  • Kaboom Town - you can see the fireworks from almost everywhere in the town, but the best seats are up close, in Addison Circle Park. The evening starts with an air show with vintage planes from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and doesn't end when the kabooming is over - it can take hours to drive home due to the traffic, so stay in the park and enjoy some live music afterwards. Kaboom Town is always held July 3rd.  If you can't get into the park, there are watch parties at most Addison restaurants. You can also purchase a hotel package which provides special access.

Kaboom Town

There are several lesser know special events in Addison, but now that you're reading this, you are in the know!

  • Addison After Dark - these free, outdoor events have live music and food trucks. There are 3 scheduled for 2023:
    • April 15 - Fiesta Noche
    • August 19 - Pints and Pups
    • October 21 - Harvest Hayday
  • Vitruvian Park Events - these are more free, outdoor events, hosted by UDR (United Dominion Realty Trust, the developer of Vitruvian):
    • Vitruvian Nights Live - live music in the amphitheater and gourmet food trucks at the curb: Thursday nights in the summer
    • Vitruvian Salsa Festival - live bands, salsa lessons and salsa dancing, food trucks at the curb: Saturday nights in August
    • Vitruvian Lights - thousands upon thousands of holiday lights in the trees in the park, after dark during the holiday season.

These special events are only part of what makes Addison special. It's a great place to live, work, and play. If you decide to live here, your options include rental apartments; and condos, townhomes, duplexes, and single family homes. The single family homes range from small zero lot properties, to multi-million dollar estates.  About 80% of Addison residents are apartment dwellers. There are approximately 2,500 homes according to the 2022 Town of Addison Housing FAQ. While the night time population may be small, due to the hotels, restaurants, and businesses, the daytime population is about tenfold. If you'd like to join the ranks of Addison residents, I can help you find your place and YOU can help make Addison special!

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Comments (12)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lorrie- I did not realize all of the different events and attractions that Addison had to offer!!   It's been a while since I've been to the Dallas area!

Feb 05, 2023 05:13 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Lorrie - ActiveRain continues to teach me about towns, cities and all sorts of neighborhoods across the country.  Thank you for continuing to add events in and around Addison Texas to my always growing list.  

Feb 05, 2023 05:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 lots of stuff to do in Addison for everyone!!!

Feb 05, 2023 06:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Who knew there was SO much to do in Addison Texas, Lorrie?! And, I had no idea you had one of the largest fireworks shows in the nation there either. We have Taste OF Charlotte here and always enjoy sampling dishes from popular local restaurants!

Thank you for sharing your exciting city in this month's challenge!

Feb 05, 2023 08:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lorrie, when I was in the US Army many who left it relocated to Texas one was due to the Tax benefits and other looked at the climate as well as the political climate... I guess nothing has changed, Endre

Feb 05, 2023 09:10 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I didn't even know where Addison was until I read this post but it certainly sounds like a wonderful place to call home.  I have family that lives in Arlington, Keller, and Decatur.

Feb 06, 2023 03:44 AM
Brian England

I definitely will

Feb 06, 2023 05:56 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Brian England When you're headed this way to visit your relatives, let me know and we'll plan an AR meetup!

Feb 06, 2023 05:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow there are a lot of choices throughout the year for those who live in, or can visit, Addison Texas! Thank you for the informative post!

Feb 06, 2023 05:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

When thinking of fireworks, one would not give a thought to a town in Texas, yet there it is.

Feb 06, 2023 05:21 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

People come from all over the country to watch Kaboom Town!

Feb 06, 2023 05:52 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Next time I come to North Dallas, I need to swing by now that I am in Granbury. Hope you are doing well.

Feb 06, 2023 05:07 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Dr. Paula McDonald That would be great! I'll try to round up some other AR members for a meetup!

Feb 07, 2023 07:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

That is a lot of happenings for such a small town like Addison.  I am surprised to learn that 80% of residents are apartment dwellers.   

Feb 12, 2023 11:23 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  We don't like that there are so many apartments. There is going to be a special meeting later this week to discuss this and I expect fireworks.

Feb 13, 2023 05:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lorrie:

What a terrific post about Addison TX and so much to do. I enjoyed reading what Addison is known for. You are a great ambassador!


Feb 14, 2023 05:43 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Jeff Dowler, CRS Thanks!

Feb 15, 2023 05:22 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Looks like there is not a shortage of things to do and allot of fireworks in Addison, Texas !🎆

Feb 15, 2023 05:07 PM