Downtown Dallas is quieter on Saturdays. Not on Oct. 16 — a free Red Bull Racing Show Run will roar across the Harwood District in a four-hour, multi-format event.
The event is timed to rev things up for the Formula One Aramco U.S. Grand Prix in Austin next week. It gives North Texans a chance to see Formula 1 cars up close in a family-friendly “festival” atmosphere.
The Red Bull Racing event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. It all starts with an engines-roaring introduction at PNC Plaza, 3030 Nowitzki Way. At 10:15 a.m., the first Red Bull Racing Car Run will roll along a 640-meter track that winds through the Harwood District. Here’s a map of the event:
An array of attractions will happen from then to 2 p.m. You’ll be able to see performances by Moto stunt rider Aaron Colton; a run of self-built formula cars by the UT Arlington SAE team; and three other runs by Red Bull Racing.
One must-see event will be an exotic car parade at 11 a.m. by Dallas-based ParkUpFront, a social network and event management app platform for the “car community.” If you love, think, and dream about your car, ParkUpFront was launched with you in mind:
Back in 2016, ParkUpFront won CodeLaunch, an annual startup pitch fest hosted by Code Authority. It has since become one of the largest automotive communities and platforms for car enthusiasts. With 50,000+ users, 70,000+ event registrations, and $4.2 billion in vehicles on the app, users can share and create events, upload their vehicles to their “garage,” and like and comment on other users’ rides.
Finale parade caps things off
Saturday’s events cap off with a finale parade from 1:40 to 2 p.m.
The free event is open to the public. Formula One race cars are VERY LOUD, so you might want to consider ear protection, especially for little kids.
A food truck will be available as well as nearby restaurants.
Event organizers encourage people to arrive early to snag choice spots to watch the events.
Social distancing/masks concerns
It’s an outdoor event but it may get a little crowded. To address health concerns, masks will be required for all event participants and staff. Attendees are strongly encouraged by the event’s organizers to wear masks as well.
For the full schedule and more info on the event, go here.
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