The Convention Center District is located in southern downtown Dallas, and is marked by the presence of the Dallas Convention Center. The Convention Center District is south of the Government District, north of the Cedars, west of the Farmer’s Market District, and east of the Reunion District.
Elementary – City Park Elementary School
Middle – Billy Earl Dade Middle School
High – James Madison High School
There are a number of kid-friendly parks and playgrounds in the Convention Center District, including Ferris Park, John Carpenter Plaza Park, Lake Cliff Park, Exall Park and Recreation Center, and Reverchon Park.
Most all of the events in the Convention Center District take place at the Dallas Convention Center. A calendar of events is available on the Dallas Convention Center website, and offers an overview of the vast array of events on offer here, including concerts, competitions, conferences, sporting events, game show tryouts, job fairs, expos, and more.
The Convention Center District is home to the city and county government, and includes many regional outposts of federal agencies and courts. Dallas City Hall, Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse, and J. Erik Jonsson Central Library are notable structures, but the district is named for the Dallas Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the country. The convention center boasts the world’s largest singular column-free exhibit hall.
The hallmark of the Convention Center District is the Dallas Convention Center. A perennial example, this is the largest venue of its kind in Texas. The space features over 700,000 square feet of exhibition space, with two ballrooms that can seat up to 2,700 theatre-style and 1,800 for banquets, and an arena with 7,428 upholstered seats and room for additional temporary floor seating. There are an additional 88 meeting rooms, and the convention center boasts impressive acoustics, lighting and decor. Additionally, the convention center complies with green initiatives and employs a recycling program on-site.