Five years ago on Nov. 1, Sundance Square opened a one-acre plaza following decades of planning and 18 months of construction. Now, the 35-block entertainment and shopping destination is preparing to celebrate with a Five & Funky celebration that is free to the community Nov. 1-2.
“Since opening, our plaza has often been referred to as Fort Worth’s living room,” said Johnny Campbell, Sundance Square president and CEO. “We have hosted countless events including ESPN’s coverage of the Men’s Final Four, pep rallies for TCU, Plaza Palooza and movie nights that have attracted thousands of people. But, just as importantly, we’ve witnessed numerous wedding proposals and impromptu reunions taking place in the plaza. We are honored that people have made Sundance Square Plaza their personal meeting place.”
At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Sundance Square will start the Five & Funky festivities with a pep rally in the plaza to kick off the 2018-19 TCU basketball season. There will be a deejay to keep the energy level high as well as appearances by the TCU basketball teams, cheerleaders, marching band and, of course, Super Frog.
On Nov. 2, the party continues in the Sundance Square Plaza with a 5-shaped donut giveaway by Funkytown Donuts. From noon-2 p.m., Sundance Square will pick random people shopping in Sundance Square to receive $5 Sundance Square gift cards. At 5:30 p.m. renowned comedy troupe Four Day Weekend will take the main stage for a brief show as the team temporarily changes its name to Five Day Weekend in honor of the anniversary. Then Le Freak, billed as “the greatest disco band in the world,” will perform from 6- 9 p.m. on the Plaza Stage.
Parking is always free in Sundance Square after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Before 5 p.m., parking is free with validation from a Sundance Square restaurant or retailer.
Sundance Square Plaza is at 420 Main St.