Lakewood Home Festival
This year's 2014 Lakewood Home Festival is November 14th - 16th.
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. This year's Home Festival is sponsored by Comerica Bank, The Advocate, and Tom Thumb. Last year we raised $150,000 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 eNewsletter
The Home Festival eNewsletter 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 eNewsletter.
Piggy Bank Challenge
The Comerica Piggy Bank Challenge is a friendly competition between each Lakewood Elementary classroom. They participate to collect the most change for their classroom’s piggy bank. A fabulous prize will be awarded to the class that collects the most money during the challenge.
Auction Party Presented by Dave Perry-Miller & Associated
The David Perry-Miller Auction Party is 'the' social kick-off of the Home Tour! This year’s Pearls and Prohibition Speakeasy Auction Party will open its doors on Friday November 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Belo Mansion in the downtown Dallas Arts District, 2101 Ross Ave. The auction party sells out every year, so guests are encouraged to buy their tickets early. Doors will close at midnight.
Home Tour Presented by Briggs Freeman
The Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 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.
Holiday Market and Café Presented by Ebby HallidayThe Lakewood Festival Ebby Halliday Holiday Market and Café, held at Lakewood Elementary, transforms the school into a festive holiday bazaar guaranteed to delight any shopper—and just in time for holiday shopping season. I have heard rumors that Santa will be making an appearance to take holiday photos.
Our volunteers are what makes 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, the Market and Café, and the Auction Party. We will open up volunteer registration in September.