2016 Lakewood Home Festival
November 11 - 13


LECPTA would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, sponsors and attendees for their support and hard work that made this year's Home Festival a success!


DALLAS - July 4, 2016 - Hooray for Hollywood! Lakewood transformed into the Hollywood Hills this weekend. The theme of the auction party that will kick off this year’s 40th Annual Lakewood Home Festival was unveiled on Monday's Lakewood Fourth of July parade with a movie-themed float sponsored by Comerica Bank®. The entourage rolled down the parade route as Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) members danced to iconic movie soundtracks and their children delighted crowds by throwing Red Velvet Rope Twizzlers and Pop Rocks and handing out fans. 


The Lakewood Home Festival began in 1976 when the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA staged a tour showcasing five distinctive and historic neighborhood homes as a fundraiser to purchase playground equipment for kindergarten children. Last year we exceeded fundraising expectations for Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. It has evolved into a series of fantastic events and activities listed below: 


  • Home Festival E-NewsletterThe Home Festival E-Newsletter is sent out once a month, September through November. It is an easy way to get a preview of the homes, purchase Home Festival Tickets, and keep informed about the best Home Festival in East Dallas. Click here to sign-up for the E-Newsletter

  • Children's Art Auction Preview - While our featured Home Tour homeowners prepare for the Home Festival by touching up paint and sprucing up landscapes, students at Lakewood Elementary prepare in another way. Each grade creates a one-of-a-kind piece of art to be auctioned off at the Auction Party.  Each year the art work is displayed at the Children's Art Auction Preview Party at Lakewood Elementary.
  • Auction Party - The Auction Party is 'the' social kick-off party of the Home Tour! Party-goers dress up according to the theme and have a blast dancing, betting on casino games and bidding on auction items - this year's theme is "Lights, Camera, Lakewood", Hollywood at its best!

  • Home Tour - The Home Tour features distinctive Lakewood-area homes. The tour celebrates diverse designs, styles and architectures, lending to the charm and character of this treasured East Dallas neighborhood, which has earned its place in Dallas history.
  • Candlelight Home Tour - The Candlelight Home Tour is an intimate event on Saturday night to view the Home Tour homes. Visitors have the opportunity to mingle with homeowners on Saturday night. 
  • VIP Candlelight Bus Tour - Meet at Comerica Bank (2311 Abrams Road) for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then enjoy the Lakewood Candlelight Home tour in the comfort of our VIP bus! 


Our volunteers and corporate partners make this festival great! The success depends on the dedication and generosity of volunteers. We partner with neighbors, friends, families, and groups who volunteer to staff the homes and the Auction Party. Contribute to your community and sign up today!


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