Ford Arena

International comedy/ventriloquist sensation Jeff Dunham will perform at Ford Arena on Sunday, April 23, with an afternoon showtime of 3 p.m. The Perfectly Unbalanced Tour will feature his cast of characters, which includes the puppets Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeño on a Stick and others.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator on a stick. Then have some pork kabobs, donut burgers, candy apples, popcorn and a plethora of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 74th annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 30, with the 10-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 9.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. next Thursday, and there is literally something for everyone. Some come for the food. Some come for the games, carnival rides, exhibits, live music and the rodeo.

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The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, return to Ford Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. during their 91st anniversary world tour.

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be 30 feet from the basket, which is 6-foot, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

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The Comedy Get Down Tour features a star-studded lineup whose credentials include numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up specials, a talk show, three radio shows and two books. Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, April 15 for $50.75, $66.75, $90.75 at 10 a.m.

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WWE Live featuring a match with WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and John Cena will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. inside Ford Arena. Tickets are $100, $95, $70, $50, $35, $25 or $15 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office (5115 Interstate 10 S.) or Ticketmaster outlets including H-E-B on Dowlen Road, ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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