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Dallas Event Planner

Brilliant Events is a corporate event planner and producer serving Dallas, TX.

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While they share a lot of history, culture, and even airports, Dallas and Fort Worth may at first seem to be a single entity, the DFW Metroplex. However, the locals know that Dallas, known as Big D, and Fort Worth’s Cowtown could not be more different, though they both have their merits. Dallas’ focus on culture, the arts, and business are what set it apart.
When the Spanish came to colonize the area we now know as Dallas. In 1819, the land was officially claimed for the Spanish in the Adams-Onîs Treaty. Three years later, Mexico declared independence, and the state future-Dallas was in became Coahuila y Tejas. In 1836, a group of primarily Anglo-American settlers declared their own dependence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas.

The permanent settlement of Dallas was established in 1841 by John Neely Brian, taking advantage of the nearby Trinity River. The United States annexed the Republic of Texas four years later, and Dallas County was formally established in 1846. It took ten years for Dallas to be incorporated as a city. Thanks to nearby railroads, Dallas soon grew to be a city of industry and business, drawing in workers from across the country and beyond.
As the ninth most populous city in the U.S., the third most populous city in Texas–following only Houston and San Antonio, and the eighteenth most populous city in North America, Dallas is home to 1,341,075 people. It houses eight major sports teams across five different sports. In football, Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and XFL Dallas of the Xtreme Football League. In basketball, there are the Dallas Mavericks from the National Basketball Association and the Dallas Wings from the Women’s National Basketball Association. The Texas Rangers are the local baseball team in Major League Baseball, the Dallas Stars are Dallas’ National Hockey League team, FC Dallas is the local Major League Soccer team, and the Dallas Rattlers are part of Major League Lacrosse.
Dallas has a well-known and well-respected hospital district based around UTSW, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Even outside of UT Southwestern, there are good hospitals, leading to a total of 17 hospitals in the area. Some of these are:
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital
  • Doctors Hospital of Dallas
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • UT Southwestern / Clements University Hospital
  • Children's Medical Center Dallas
The Dallas Independent School District is expansive. It has a total of 230 schools and over 20,000 committed employees at the ready to support all 155,000 students enrolled between pre-k and 12th grade. Two of the district’s schools have been named top in the nation.

There are over 135 elementary schools in the district including:
  • C.A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School
  • Rosemont Elementary School
  • Frank Guzick Elementary School
There are approximately 30 middle schools including:
  • J.L. Long Middle School
  • Hector Garcia Middle School
  • Barbara M. Manns Middle School for DAEP
And there are about 30 high schools including:
  • Skyline High School
  • Maya Angelou High School
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
There are more than 41 colleges, universities, and higher education institutions in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. This is more than any other metropolitan area in Texas.

There are 23 private institutions in the Metroplex including:
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • University of Dallas
  • Northwood University
There are 10 public universities in the Dallas area including:
  • University of North Texas
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  There are nine community colleges in the area including:
  • Tarrant County College
  • Collin College
  • Richland College
Some of Dallas’ dominant industry categories are information technology, financial services, telecommunications, and transportation. Within strict city limits, Dallas has 9 Fortune 500 companies, but the Metroplex hosts even more. Within the Metroplex as a whole, there are over 10,000 corporate headquarters. This makes DFW the largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the United States.

The Fortune 500 companies in Dallas are:
  • AT&T
  • Energy Transfer Equity
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Texas Instruments
  • HollyFrontier
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Dean Foods
  • Builders Firstsource
Some of the Fortune 500 companies in the Metroplex at large are:
  • American Airlines Group
  • GameStop
  • Keurig
  • Dr Pepper
A few more notable companies in Dallas are:
  • Chili’s
  • Dave and Buster’s
  • Half Price Books
  • Rolex
Dallas was listed by Forbes as New York’s second highest possibility when considering a home base for the United States’ financial center. In 2015, DFW financial sector job opportunities increased by 4.7% which was more than double the national rate at the time. Not to mention it is simply cheaper to do business in Texas than in New York.
In December of 2018, the number of jobs in the Dallas area grew at a rate of 3.2%, one of the highest rates in the country. The city ranks 6th for best places for white-collar jobs according to Forbes thanks to the growing population and new companies coming in.

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There are too many hotels in the Metroplex to count, but on one travel site alone, there were 757 hotels listed. These can scale the ranks from AirBnBs to condos, Bed and Breakfasts to hotels, motels to resorts.

A few notable favorites are:
  • Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas
  • Hilton Anatole
  • Omni Dallas Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Dallas
  • Aloft Dallas Downtown
Dallas is home to restaurants of all types, scales, foods, and nationalities. Whatever you are in the mood for, you can find something at one of our 12,340+ restaurants:
  • Katy Trail Ice House
  • Ojeda’s Mexican Restaurant
  • El Come Taco
  • Legacy Food Hall
  • Imoto
  • Places like Trinity Grove provide a line up of options along a pedestrian promenade.
The Dallas metroplex is home to the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) airport. This airport is the base for American Airlines, the largest airline in the United States and the second largest airline in the world. The area is also commercially served by Dallas Love Field (DAL) Airport.

The DART, or Dallas Area Rapid Transit, is the transit authority responsible for HOV lanes, buses, and rail systems to assist commuters getting around the city quickly. Having installed the rail system as recently as 1996, it is now considered the seventh-busiest light rail system in the U.S. It has about 72 miles of light rail that connects 55 stations, and 35 miles of commuter rail that connects 10 stations. Furthermore, Amtrak’s Texas Eagle comes through Union Station providing daily trips to Chicago and San Antonio and trips to Los Angeles thrice-weekly.
One of the best-known pieces of media Dallas featured in was the show Dallas. Both the original in 1978 and the reboot in 2012 at least partially took place in Dallas, hence the name keeping up the reputation of oil and cowboys–though cowboys tend to be more in Fort Worth.

Some well-known names have come from Dallas or the Metroplex:
  • Owen Wilson
  • Luke Wilson
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Melinda Gates
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde fame)
Dallas has a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to entertainment. If you like to see the sites, you can visit the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck for the best view of the skyline. For a taste of nature or a little exercise, you can rent kayaks or paddleboards and take a trip down the Trinity River. In the summers, there’s usually a concert or two being played on the banks. You can try out the local foods with food tours like Dallas By Chocolate or Dallas Bite food tours. The Dallas Museum of Art has beautiful exhibits and hosts one-of-a-kind events. And for fun shopping and dining experiences you can hit up Trinity Grove or other fun pedestrian malls.

But if you like music, you’ve definitely come to the right city. With bigger venues like the Dos Equis Pavillion and Reunion Arena Park, moderately sized theaters like House of Blues and Grenada, and intimate venues like the Doors, Trees, and the Kessler. Bands, singers, and groups big and small come through all the time, and music is made here.
Brilliant Events are proud to serve Dallas and the surrounding Metroplex with corporate event planning services.