Esplanade Fountain

Catch dancing water shows during Fair Park special events

An iconic tribute to the whimsy of water...


UPDATE MAY 17, 2016: The Esplanade Fountain is down for preventative maintenance. Shows are running intermittently. The City of Dallas anticipates that the Esplanade Fountain will be operational by the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Texas Centennial, June 8-11, 2016.

The Fair Park Esplanade fountain offers visitors exciting shows set to music beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. For special events and the State Fair, these times may vary.


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.

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.









Esplanade Fountain