Vogel Alcove



Day 1 Dallas 18 Recap

January 29, 2018  |  Published in Uncategorized

On January 1st, 2018, Vogel Alcove once again hosted people from all across the metroplex and beyond for the best party of the year – Day 1 Dallas at Fair Park!

This year’s event, our third, was the best to date. Over the course of the years, we have adjusted and improved upon the event. New this year, we condensed 99% of our activities into the Centennial Building. This made the festive atmosphere even better and helped everyone stay out of the intense cold!

Attendees this year were treated to a completely free event, a change from year’s past. We decided that this change would attract more people and be a great way to say “Thank you” to the community that has supported our organization and mission for the past 30 years.

Before the doors even opened to the event at 3pm, we had attendees arriving and excited to play. Once the doors opened, all of our sponsors were amazed to see more the crowds filling the building and having a great time.

“This was an amazing event, I couldn’t believe that all of the games and rides were free. And the firework show was the best I had ever seen!” – Day 1 Dallas attendee

Although we were experiencing the coldest day in recent history, more than 12,000 attendees attended Day 1 Dallas. At 7 pm, all attendees populated the Court of Honor and the Esplanade to view the firework show. Day 1 Dallas’ firework show is unique in that it is choreographed to popular children’s music and you sit “under” the fireworks as they launch off three surrounding buildings. Once again, the fireworks did not disappoint. The fireworks, powered by Oncor, were the perfect culmination to a day of games, excitement and entertainment. Check out the photos below and the pictures on our facebook page.

“Those fireworks were amazing! Thank you Oncor!” – Day 1 Dallas Attendee

Of course, we would not have had the best event to date without the generosity of our sponsors. Each year, companies and individuals step up to make Day 1 Dallas the best community event. Listed below are this year’s sponsors.

“Thank YOU, … for organizing such a fantastic event! Everyone seemed to enjoy every aspect of the day. Hats off to you.” – Magician Grant Price; Day 1 Dallas performer

Is it too early to mark your calendar for next year’s event? We think not… Stay tuned for more details about the best event for children and families in Dallas.

If your company wants to take part in the event, reach out to learn more about our sponsorship packages. Simply email us and we can send information: Click here to get more info about Day 1 Dallas 2019!

A few of the pictures are hosted below, to view the full album, visit our facebook page here: Day 1 Dallas Facebook

Day 1 Dallas 2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor – WFAA Channel 8


Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District





The Home Depot

National Life Group

Houlihan Lokey

Omni Hotel Dallas

Rogers O’Brein Construction

Resort Vacations Inc.

Oliver Wyman

Ultimate Escape Game Dallas


The State Fair of Texas

Sparkling Ice