23 Things to Do in Dallas This August

Summer break is slowly coming to an end, but it's not too late to make the most of it with these exciting events!

Posted on Jul 30, 2018

  1. Enjoy a cocktail and catch a free screening of Bottle Rocket (Aug. 1) or Love Actually (Aug. 8) at Sundown at Granada's Rooftop Movie Nights.
  2. Grab your wand and robe and head to the Perot Museum for Summer Nights: Wizarding Science on Aug. 2. You'll learn about the science behind magic by concocting potions and discover how magic is made in some of your favorite films. All activities are free with general admission.
  3. Treat you and your dog to a night out at Mutts Movie Night on Aug. 2 at Mutts Canine Cantina, which will be screening Beethoven. This event is free for Mutts members and guests watching from the deck. Non-members can watch in the off-leash park for $5.95.
  4. Cheer on your favorite teams all month long by catching the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium & Soccer Center and the Dallas Wings at UTA College Park Center.
  5. Jam out to the sounds of jazz with Dave Koz and Friends on their Summer Horns Tour on Aug. 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
  6. Cool off from the heat by biting into some refreshing melons at the Watermelon Festival at the Dallas Farmers Market on Aug. 4. This family-friendly event will feature a petting zoo, crafts, tastings and live music.
  7. See big-time artists at the American Airlines Center like Panic! At The Disco (Aug. 4), Shakira (Aug. 21) and Journey & Def Leppard (Aug. 29).
  8. Watch a spellbinding production of Love Never Dies before it leaves Dallas Summer Musicals on Aug. 5. To wrap up summer productions with a bang, School of Rock will take the stage Aug. 15-26.
  9. Come together for a night of 60s pop culture at the Dallas Museum of Art on Aug. 9. Second Thursdays with a Twist: Hard Day's Night will feature fun Beatles-inspired activities, a tour of mysterious works, speakers and a DJ playing all your favorite Beatles songs.
  10. Check out Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience on Aug. 9 at the Wyly Theater, a parody condensing all seven Harry Potter books into one show. Young or old, fan or non-fan, this show is sure to have everyone laughing.
  11. Journey back in time at the Perot Museum's Social Science: Prehistoric on Aug. 10. Sip on cocktails while you examine fossils at the new exhibit and meet with real paleontologists. This event is open only to adults 21 and up.
  12. Rock out at the Dos Equis Pavilion with Miranda Lambert (Aug. 11) and Rascal Flatts (Aug. 25), part of the VisitDallas Summer Concert Series.
  13. Experience the traditional music and rich harmonies of South African singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Winspear Opera House on Aug. 16.
  14. Watch your favorite basketball stars return to the court and go head to head during the BIG 3 Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on Aug. 17.
  15. Enjoy a night of laughter with comedian Kathy Griffin at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Aug. 18.
  16. Take the family to Klyde Warren Park on Aug. 18 to interact with Grapevine Aquarium's visiting Sea Turtle Rescue Station. See first-hand how rescuers rehabilitate sea turtles and view several sea artifacts up close.
  17. Get pumped for football season by attending a preseason game at AT&T Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 18 and the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 26.
  18. Move your way over to Moody Performance Hall on Aug. 24 or 25 to see a rich and soulful performance by choreographer Camille A. Brown and her dance crew. Stories are told through dance that is influenced by various styles like modern, hip-hop, African, ballet and tap.
  19. Have a ball seeing the Texas Ballet Theater perform Cinderella with family and friends at the Winspear Opera House on Aug. 24-26.
  20. Head to Annette Strauss Square in the evening for a rock n' roll laser show at the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Aug. 25.
  21. Party like an animal at the Dallas Zoo on Aug. 31 at the Inaugural Dallas Brew at the Zoo. Enjoy a night of beer tastings, food and live music, all while supporting the zoo's mission to save wildlife.
  22. Experience Jurassic Park like never before at the Dallas Symphony's Jurassic Park: Movie in Concert Aug. 31-Sept. 2. The iconic film will be projected in HD and accompanied by a live, full symphony orchestra.
  23. Don't miss out on the 2nd Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival on Aug. 31-Sept. 2. This weekend-long musical event is jam-packed with some of the world's best national and international jazz artists of all sub-genres, including Dallas native Erykah Badu.

If you're still not convinced to make a weekend trip out to Dallas, for a limited time only when you book a three-night stay or longer you'll receive two free CityPASS booklets! CityPASS will get you into four of Dallas' top six attractions like the Dallas Arboretum, the Perot Museum and Reunion Tower GeO-Deck.

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