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Family fun: Dogs to have their day Saturday at Cotton Bowl

Dog Bowl Sunday

Thanks to the Friends of Fair Park, for the sixth year, Dallas' historic Cotton Bowl field turns into a Texas-sized dog park this weekend, for all sizes and breeds to run and play unleashed. There will be lots of fun activities to keep dogs busy, including misting tent and doggie dip-and-sip splash pools, canine obedience classes, pampering services and an agility course. For human attendees, there will be animal experts with the latest tips and trends and a pet/owner look-alike contest.

You'll find pet products available for purchase, such as pooch portraits with DFW PhotoButtons ($5), paw-print canine crafts ($5), and giveaways. Affordable vaccines and pet adoptions will be available, as well.

On the schedule: Hustle-N-Heel (1:30 and 2:45 p.m.); Dallas DAWG demos featuring jumps, tunnels, A-frame and more (1 and 3:05 p.m.); look-alike contest (4:20 p.m.); live music by jazz bassist Barri Pearson (1:45-2:45 and 3:20-4:20 p.m.).

1- 5 p.m. Sunday. Cotton Bowl, Fair Park, Dallas. Free admission, concessions (including beer), crafts and vendor items available for purchase . $10 for city of Dallas parking within Fair Park, or ride the DART Rail Green Line (nonservice dogs in crates only) to the Fair Park and MLK Jr. stations. 214-421-9600; www.fairpark.org.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth is hosting a free, family-friendly festival to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but don't look for it on Saturday. This celebration is a day later, and will include live music on the Metro PCS Stage.

1- 6 p.m. Sunday. LaGran Plaza de Fort Worth, I-35 and Seminary Drive, 4200 South Freeway. Free. www.lagranplazamall.com.

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