The cloudy skies should not put a damper on events in Texoma this weekend. The fourth installment of the Texoma Kids Fest will be this weekend, as well as a fundraisers by the Boys and Girls Club of Denison and the Sherman Service League. Also on Saturday will be car races at an area track as well as a festival of joy in the Dallas area. Here are five events to boost a regular weekend to three days of nonstop fun.

1. Kids Fest

The fourth annual Texoma Kids Fest will be held this weekend in downtown Denison. The event is slated to be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the activities, games and entertainment will be free. It will benefit Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center.

2. The “Big” Show

The Boys and Girls Club of Denison will have a game night fundraiser this weekend. “The Big Show” BGC game night will start at 7 p.m. Saturday in the BGC gymnasium. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and games will follow. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. There will be “Plinko,” “Beat the Clock,” “Pick a Door” and more. For more information, call 903-465-9008 or email

3. Speed demons

The 2019 Benny Busby Memorial event at Grayson County Speedway will be this weekend. Opening night for the event will include racing for modified, sports mods, factory, eco mods and economy vehicles. The pits open at 5 p.m. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the racing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and admission for individuals 18 and under and seniors will be $10. The event will be held at 171 Busby Lane in Bells. For more information, call 903-267-9114.

4. What a Wonderful World

The Sherman Service League will host its annual charity ball this weekend. The event themed, “What a Wonderful Life,” will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Denison. There will be a live and silent auction, food and dancing. For more information, call 903-821-7583 or email

5. Festival of Joy

In the Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District, people will be taking part in a festival of joy. The event is part of the Dallas Mayor’s Cultural Month and will include a parade, non-stop classical music and dance performances, cooking demos, yoga and meditation, face painting, exhibits, henna and more. There will be a free vegetarian feast in addition to street foods for sale. The event starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. For more information, visit