An iconic tribute to the whimsy of water...
During the State Fair of Texas and many other Fair Park special events, the Fair Park Esplanade fountains offer visitors exciting shows set to music. In all, 272 water jets will become a part of the pool, spraying some 100 feet into the air at times. More than 170 white lights line the jets, pool and surrounding buildings, creating special effects to the musical numbers.
Performing to music that ranges from classical to country western, "dancing water" shows last from 15 to 30 minutes long.
The Fair Park Esplanade, a 700-foot-long reflecting pool capped with three fountains, was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial. You'll find the esplanade between Centennial Hall and the Automotive Building, just beyond the park's main entrance off of Parry Avenue.