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Free Women’s Final Four events are a slam-dunk for fans

No game ticket needed for Tourney Town, a concert, a special exhibit and more.

Besides the excitement of the semifinal and championship games taking place March 31-April 2 in Dallas, the NCAA Women’s Final Four weekend offers plenty of entertaining family fun. Fan festivals, a concert and other activities are free, and you don’t need a game ticket to attend. Event venues are all in or near downtown Dallas and are accessible by ride-share, DART rail or bus service, and a free shuttle operated by Buick. A map of event venues and transportation options can be found at

Open Practice

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NCAA Women's Final Four: Open Practice

See all the Women’s Final Four teams on the court at the week’s only open practice. In addition to the practice, there will be fan activities and promotions during the day. Doors open at 10 a.m.

March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas.

Party on the Plaza

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NCAA Women's Final Four: Party on the Plaza

Pregame outdoor celebrations will take place at Victory Plaza in front of American Airlines Center with music, games, Final Four swag, and vendors selling food, drinks and souvenir merchandise. The teams vying for the national title will walk the red carpet on April 1 (Division III teams at 9 and 9:15 a.m., Division II at 12:30 and 12:45 p.m.) and April 2 (Division I teams at 12:30 and 12:45 p.m.).

March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 31 from 2 to 6 p.m., April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in front of American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas.

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Tourney Town


NCAA Women's Final Four: Tourney Town

Get in the spirit of the Women’s Final Four at a four-day fan fest. Highlights include celebrity appearances, games, giveaways, displays, Final Four merchandise and plenty of photo ops. There will also be five sessions of Beyond the Baseline, which will feature guest speakers, panel discussions and talks designed to empower women in sports and business. Session topics include diversity, advocacy, Title IX’s legacy and more. Each session will be followed by time for networking.

March 30 from 3 to 8 p.m., March 31-April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas.

Women’s Final Four Bounce


NCAA Women's Final Four: Women's Final Four Bounce

Fans ages 18 and under are invited to dribble a basketball as they parade from Dallas City Hall Plaza to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the site of Tourney Town. Parents or chaperones are encouraged to walk the parade route with their bouncers. The first 2,000 Bounce participants will receive a free basketball and T-shirt. Online preregistration is recommended, and spots are limited. Check-in is at City Hall Plaza from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

April 1, with in-person registration starting at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m. at Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas.

Super Saturday Concert

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NCAA Women's Final Four: Super Saturday Concert

Visit the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas for a free outdoor concert. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at district restaurants and bars. Gates open at 6 p.m., the music starts at 7 p.m., and the headliner, Saweetie, takes the stage at 8:20 p.m.

April 1 at 6 p.m. at the AT&T Discovery District, 308 S. Akard St., Dallas.

‘Title IX 50th Anniversary Showcase’


Title IX 50th Anniversary Showcse

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a collection of more than 800 Getty Images photos of women athletes competing in NCAA championships is on display at AT&T headquarters’ Whitacre Tower Lobby. In addition to the photos, visitors can see a large collection of women’s basketball memorabilia including trophies, uniforms and Olympic Games items.

Continues through April 30 at the AT&T Discovery District, 308 S. Akard St., Dallas.