Communities across Texas have started planning their summer calendar of events, including the ever-popular outdoor movie nights. For community, association and nonprofit event planners, Austin-based Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment and Ultimate Outdoor Movies have made it more financially accessible to organize these events. The two organizations launched a nationwide Outdoor Movie Licensing grant program that helps groups fund the licensing cost associated with organizing and running outdoor movie nights.

To apply, organizations should complete the form found on ultimateoutdoormoviegrant.org or freeoutdoormovielicensing.org. All organizations that apply for grants are eligible for discounts on full-service outdoor screen rentals.

Planners looking for a destination with an array of venue types, all catering to small-scaled meetings, and fun after-hours entertainment need look no further than McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas. Whether historic, nature-based, modern, or situated in a Croatian village, McKinney’s venues are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

 

Engage with peers and leaders in Plano, Texas, during this learning and networking event.

The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus has announced the location of its 2023 Winter Conference. Attendees will gather in Plano, Texas, from January 17-20, 2023. The yearly event gives destination marketing organization staff and leadership the opportunity to learn from expert presenters, meet industry mentors, and find camaraderie in an atmosphere of learning and innovation.

 

Event hosts can choose whether the view rotates or stays put.

The iconic Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas will soon welcome a new restaurant, Crown Block steakhouse. Reunion Tower restaurants have been renown over the years for their slowly rotating view of the city. However, owners and husband-wife business partners Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau have chosen to keep the dining area stationary. The previous restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty, spun 360 degrees, but it closed in 2020 during the pandemic.