Duncanville is home to a host of entertainment and cultural attractions that will keep the family busy all year-round.
The Duncanville Community Theatre, located at 106 S. Main Street, brings independent, quality live theatre to Duncanville and all of the Best Southwest area. Founded in 1988, the DCT produces a variety of shows annually; the season runs June 1 to May 31. Visit their web site at www.dctheatre.org to find out what is currently in production. In the fall of 2007 we will be delighted to enjoy superb community theatre in their newly renovated facilities.
In addition, the Summer Concert Series is held each year in the Poe Hobden Amphitheater in Armstrong Park — compliments of the City of Duncanville.
The International Museum of Cultures is a rarity in its category — a museum that captures the imagination of children as well as adults. Dioramas, both life-size and miniature, give a glimpse of far-flung areas from Papua, New Guinea in the South Pacific to Ecuador and Peru. It's an exciting place, and its colorful gift shop contains items from exotic corners of the world.
Small, privately owned galleries feature local artists who work in all types of mediums. There are also bookstores and dance studios to provide residents with their own unique style of art. Cedar Valley College, the University of North Texas-Dallas Campus, Northwood University and Mountain View College each offer a variety of entertainment as well, including theater, music and art exhibits.
The Dr Pepper StarCenter ice complex is 95,000 square feet of family fun, and is the only ice rink in southwest Dallas County. The facility offers two regulation ice rinks for beginning skaters to advanced hockey leagues. Red Bird Skateland offers the Summer Social Skate and roller hockey, and is available for birthday parties. Red Bird Bowling Lanes, which recently expanded to include more lanes, offers league play and is great for birthday parties. It also provides a nursery, and private dining with libations. The Soccer Plaza provides soccer for the entire family.
The city and local civic clubs offer a number of city-wide special events and activities throughout the year.
Of course, every Christmas in Duncanville is kicked off by the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, and in February, the Lions Club holds its annual Las Vegas Night — featuring entertainment, door prizes, auction, food, faux gambling and a chance to hold fellowship with friends. The Duncanville ISD Education Foundation also schedules its Champions Ball in February.
Every spring, the ESA Cancer Awareness 5K run and walk is held. In addition to raising money for cancer research and awareness, the event provides a serene moment to socialize with friends and family, get some exercise and take advantage of Duncanville's many parks.
The Duncanville Lions Club hosts the Fourth of July parade in conjunction with the City's Fourth of July Stars, Stripes and Sports event. This event combines the thrill of extreme sports with the festivities of Independence Day. The celebration — with its great food and activities — culminates in a breathtaking fireworks show.
Fall is the time for the annual Duncanville Rotary Club Fish Fry and the annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Both are time-honored community events with great food.
The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce will host "Aloha from Duncanville" in 2007. This live and silent Civic Auction will include an authentic Polynesian Revue complete with Hawaiian Hula Dancers, a Fire/Knife Dance and Polynesian Cuisine by our own Chef Rodman. In 2008 we'll be returning to "Wunderbar Bavaria."