Dallas Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Dallas

Travellers to Texas are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original Dallas TV series with legendary cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) March 30-31.

Exclusive events in Dallas and at Southfork Ranch will be held where fans can experience up-close-and-personal memories as the cast reminisces about their careers and their time on the iconic show.

VisitDallas and Southfork Ranch have partnered to produce a weekend of events to commemorate one of the most popular TV shows in American pop culture history – with events March 30 and March 31. Visitors can start the weekend Friday with Southfork tours and a meet-and-greet with the legendary cast members, and close out Saturday with a bang partying at the historic Longhorn Ballroom.

  • Southfork Fan Day: 4-8 p.m., March 30, Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, Texas.

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly; tour the Ewing Mansion; and relive exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, featuring an array of memorabilia from the show. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, the Dallas family tree and Jock’s Lincoln Continental.

  • Dallas Fan Party, 6-10 p.m., March 31, Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth Street Road, Dallas.

Party like a Ewing at this 40th anniversary reunion celebration at the iconic Longhorn Ballroom, the filming location for many of the series’ original bar scenes. The event features live entertainment by country favourite Neal McCoy, food and drink, and interviews with the cast moderated by Jody Dean from Dallas’ KLUV radio. VisitDallas will unveil a new “Welcome to Dallas” sign at the Longhorn Ballroom.

Tickets are US$125 per person and include admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets are on sale now at