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Sesame Street finds its way to Texas for free 50th anniversary celebration

Sesame Street finds its way to Texas for 50th anniversary celebration

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The friends from Sesame Street will stop in Dallas for a special 50th anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will celebrate the iconic program’s 50th anniversary with a visit to Texas this summer. Sesame will make its way to Dallas on July 3-6, culminating in a free family festival and stage show at Main Street Garden on July 6.

During the visit, Sesame Workshop will collaborate with community partners, celebrities, and elected officials to highlight the many ways Sesame Street helps kids in Texas and around the country grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

A production crew will film a new segment for the show’s 50th season, which premieres in November on HBO, and a variety of Sesame Street characters will visit local landmarks and community organizations across the city.

“We are excited to welcome Sesame Street to Dallas this summer,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings in a statement. “Over the past 50 years, Sesame Street has been teaching our young children, putting smiles on their faces, and helping our families grow stronger. On behalf of the city of Dallas, thank you to Sesame Workshop and all the partners involved in bringing this fun, engaging family festival to our city.”

Dallas will be the only Texas stop and one of only 10 cities on Sesame Workshop's nationwide tour. The tour starts in New York City on June 1 and takes place every Saturday in a new city before finishing on August 3 in Los Angeles.

Final details about the festival will be be forthcoming later in the spring, but you can RSVP now for the free event at