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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Quinceañera Fashion Show

About This Event

Main Garden

Guests attending the show will have a chance to enter to win door prizes including delicious pastries, a pair of Cool Thursday Concert Tickets, Cowboys tickets with suite access, and the grand prize a Quince Package to a lucky soon-to-be Quinceañera, which will include hair, makeup, photography, and a dress.

Free with Paid Garden Admission

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features its second annual Quinceañera Fashion Show on September 14, and those 15 and 16-year-old young ladies interested in participating can apply online now through September 3 at

At 10 am selected participants walk the stage in Rosine Hall, in their own beautiful and colorful quinceañera dresses and share with the guests their favorite traditions and plans of the future.  Afterward, they parade down the paseo allowing even more guests to see their stunning colorful dresses. This event is free for all paid garden guests.

Adriana Lopez, host of Telemundo’s daily show, Acceso Total, is the emcee for the fashion show. During the event, there will be door prizes, including a grand package consisting of hair, makeup, photography and a quinceañera dress for a soon-to-be Quinceañera.

Quinceañera Fashion Show Programming

Live Performances
Ballet Folklorico Ben-Hits and the Latin Boys Cadets

Throughout the Entry Plaza from 11am to 3pm.
Empanada Cookhouse
Topo Chico
Hive Coffee Co.,
Cuates Kitchen
Enrique D’Altamirano Fashion Designer
ABC Party HQ
and more.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant Free Cooking Demonstration
A Tasteful Place from Noon to 1pm.

Quinceañera Fashion Show Participation

Those interested in applying to be a vendor can visit

Participants must be 15 or 16 years old, and they must be accompanied by a legal guardian. There is no fee to enter, and the deadline to sign up and to send the completed form is September 3. Visit for more information and application to apply. Each participant receives two additional general garden admission tickets for family to attend the event as well. Those selected to participate in the fashion show will be required to attend a dress rehearsal on September 7 at noon.

An advisory committee selects those young ladies based on their essay and completed applications. Led by Dallas Arboretum Board Member Amanda Lake, the committee, which has also been planning this year’s celebration, includes Ben Leal, Lourdes Spinola, Minerva Rodriguez, Suzette Hinds, John Cuellar, Victor Ornelas, Lesley Lake, Bella Molina, and Jorge Baldor.

Media sponsor for this event is NBC 5/Telemundo 39. Additional sponsors include AMROCK and Town Square Title.