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. The 2015 Home Festival is sponsored by Comerica Bank and The Advocate. Last year we raised $155,000 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-Newsletter - The 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.
VIP Auction Party Bus - Take 24 of your closest friends to the Auction Party on Friday evening and then home again along with a stop for a late night/early morning breakfast. CLICK HERE TO BID FOR A BUS!
Home Tour - The Home Tour features distinctive Lakewood-area homes. It is the perfect opportunity to see some of the latest architectural and design trends as well as historical homes restored to look more beautiful than when they were built.
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 and a BONUS HOME only available Saturday night. The Candlelight ticket is included in the cost of an auction party ticket, or individual tickets.
VIP Candlelight Bus Tour - Let us do the driving so you can avoid the hassle of parking and sip some wine in style while touring the homes on the Candlelight Home Tour. The Comerica VIP bus tour will drop you off near each home and get you straight to the front of the line.
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!