10 Things to Do in Dallas This April
Enjoy springtime in the city, spectacular art and fun events all month long.
Whether it's celebrating Dallas Arts Month, watching wrestling smackdowns, or sipping on rooftop cocktails, there's something for everyone to do enjoy in Dallas this April!
1. Celebrate Dallas Arts Month
- Attend the Dallas Art Fair, April 21-23, and engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries.
- Learn more about many incredible Dallas creatives in our YouTube series, Dallas Art Inspires.
- Visit one of Dallas' many incredible art museums! Take in incredible works at the Dallas Museum of Art, thought-provoking sculptures at the Nasher Sculpture Center, and centuries-old artifacts at the Crow Museum of Asian Art. Looking for more ideas? Check out the itinerary on How to Spend 24 Hours in the Dallas Arts District.
- If you're in the mood for performing arts, check out options like "Into the Woods" at Wyly Theatre or "Tootsie" at Broadway Dallas.
2. Dine al fresco
April means it's officially patio weather! From swanky rooftop lounges to charming family-owned rooftop terraces, here is just a sample of the best rooftop dining options in Dallas.
3. Explore Dallas with CityPass
Save on some of Dallas' best attractions with CityPASS! CityPASS gets you in the door at four must-see stops like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Reunion Tower GeO-Deck along with the options of visiting two more attractions such as the Dallas Zoo, George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Prices start at $36 for children and and $54 for adults.
4. Easter brunch
Enjoy a few of our favorite easter brunch options either by dine in or to take home such as TJ's Seafood and Cindi's NY Delicatessen for Passover, Al Biernats' brunch for unbelievable egg dishes and a full brunch menu, a creative Mexican inspired Sunday's-only brunch at Beto & Son and triple glazed ham and cocktails at Perry's Steakhouse and Grill's Easter brunch.
5. Take a solo staycation
There is no need to hurry inside to escape the cold or hide from the summer sun during this time of year, making it a perfect season for some solo rest and relaxation! Check out some of the best ways to spend a solo spring break in Dallas.
6. Catch a Game
Spring is the season of sports! With too many games to count (outside of football, of course), all sports fans can see as many games as they'd like. Your choices include hockey games with the Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, volleyball's Athlete's Unlimited Championship, FC Dallas, Dallas Jackals and the Dallas Mavs. Stay Downtown for a central location to take in all the action. Looking for where to go before a game at the AAC? Check out our pre-game guide here.
7. Check out Spring Markets and Festivals
- Open seven days a week with an abundance of eateries, shopping experiences and events and a fantastic view of the Dallas skyline, the Dallas Farmers Market is your new go-to for a good time. Check out our guide on what you can expect to do, eat and enjoy during your next visit.
- Community Market at The Sound is a family-friendly open-air market every Friday evening in April and May, featuring food and produce vendors as well as artisans and crafters.
8. Run through West Dallas
Challenge your fitness level as you get a different view of the city by running the Skyline Half Marathon on April 22, 10k and 5k. Runners will be challenged with courses that take them over bridges and through West Dallas neighborhoods. Celebrate at the finish line with beer, a DJ and a fun after party in the Trinity Groves area.
9. See Dallas in bloom
Just minutes from Downtown Dallas on the shore of White Rock Lake you can find the Southwest's largest outdoor floral festival! Soak in the sun, sights, sounds and scents of spring at the Dallas Arboretum's spring feature: The Great Contributors.
10. Drink like a Texas
The Rodeo Bar is one of the newest bars to hit Downtown Dallas in the basement of The Adolphus hotel. Pose with the red neon sign and lounge on lush leather as you snack on a classic corn dog or a rodeo burger and sip on a Real Cold Cocktail made of whiskey and frozen Dr. Pepper.