31 Things To Do in Dallas This June

From big-name concerts to foodie festivals and block parties, heat up your summer with these events happening this month.

Posted on May 23, 2019 By Devon Yarbrough

  1. Get your game on at Dreamhack, which starts May 31 and runs through June 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas. The event is the ultimate gaming conference and features cosplay competitions, musical acts, esports tournaments and even a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team prize. 
  2. Step back in time at Dallas Black Dance Theatre's: The Big Dance on June 1 at the Wyly Theater. From 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., experience a night inspired by the Harlem Renaissance with live bands, jazz and contemporary music, a three-course meal and swing dancing.
  3. Come to Fair Park for Dallas Pride on June 1 and 2. The two-day party celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Dallas and features delicious foods and exciting performances, as well as the iconic Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on June 2.
  4. Listen to local and tribute bands at the Safari Nights Concert Series at the Dallas Zoo the entire month of June. This family-friendly event is every Saturday and includes an interactive animal show, special keeper chats and tasty treats.
  5. Grab a blanket and friends for a free movie at Klyde Warren Park's Summer Movie Series. Showing everything from blockbusters and animated favorites to musicals, the series offers an enjoyable time for all ages and starts June 1.
  6. Enjoy the melodic sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at their 2019 Park Concert Series, held at various parks around the city. Their next concert is on June 4 at Fretz Park and features special guest, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin.
  7. Watch more than 40 films at the Oak Cliff Film Festival on June 6-9. The film festival highlights some of the best filmmakers locally and nationally and covers a multitude of genres.
  8. Experience a whole new world with the musical, "Aladdin," as part of Dallas Summer Musicals. The show runs from June 6-23 at the Music Hall at Fair Park and is a spectacular and high-energy performance.
  9. Ever wanted to be a judge for a food competition? Head to Best Bites in Trinity Groves, where nine chefs from Trinity Groves will compete head to head to create the best new snack. The festival is on June 6 from 6-9 p.m., so come early and hungry to vote for your favorite dish.
  10. Eat to your heart's content at the Taste of Dallas on June 7-9 at Dallas Market Hall. Featuring more than 100 chefs, restaurants and activations, this foodie festival brings together the very best flavors in the city.
  11. If you're a soccer fan, don't miss the MEX Tour Fan Fest on June 7 at City Hall Plaza. The festival includes musical acts, special guest appearances by the Mexico National Soccer Team, FIFA gaming and interactive games galore.
  12. Watch basketball-legend, Dirk Nowitzki try his hand at a new sport at the 2019 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on June 7 at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. In addition to Dirk, there will be other Dallas stars playing for a fun and entertaining day of baseball.
  13. Rock out to your favorite bands and artists this summer at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Fair Park. Some featured acts this month include Jimmy Buffet on June 8, Florida Georgia Line on June 14 and Thomas Rhett on June 28.
  14. Catch all the action at the Mexico National Team vs. Ecuador game on June 9 at AT&T Stadium. This is the second year of the Mexico National Team's U.S. Tour and will be a fun and energizing event for all ages.
  15. Venture to the Dallas Arts District and see the "The Play that Goes Wrong" at the Winspear Opera House. Running from June 11-16, the play is a comedy involving a mystery with Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.
  16. To go or not to go? (You should definitely go.) Shakespeare in the Park is back, starting June 12 at Samuell Grand Park. This year, Shakespeare Dallas will perform "Shakespeare in Love," every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday; and "As You Like It," every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  17. Watch as some of the best cowboys and cowgirls compete at the 31st annual the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo on June 15 at Fair Park Coliseum. From bull riding to steer wrestling, this staple event includes all the standard rodeo competitions for exciting entertainment. 
  18. Make your way to Arlington (just west of Dallas) and sing along with Sir Paul McCartney at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 14.
  19. Learn more about Asian culture at the Asian Festival on June 15 at the Sound Lawn in Coppell. This family-friendly event includes cultural performances, arts and crafts and authentic Asian eats.
  20. Celebrate Father's Day at the Dallas Arboretum on June 15 and 16. With plenty of activities,   enjoy the garden, craft beer, live music performances and a special display of more than 20 classic cars from the Classic Chassis Car Club Dallas.
  21. Come hungry to the Birthright BBQ Fest on June 16. Held at Dallas Heritage Village, indulge in barbeque classics like brisket, ribs, sausages and more, from some of the best barbeque joints and chefs in Texas.
  22. Explore the stunning "Dior: From Paris to the World" exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit features a vast collection of haute couture fashion, photographs, original sketches and traces the history of the iconic fashion house.
  23. Celebrate Juneteenth, which honors and celebrates the freedom of slaves in Texas, at the Juneteenth Celebration on June 19. Held at the MLK Jr. Community Center, this community-focused festival features live music, food and an abundance of outdoor activities. Or venture to the Erik Johnson Public Library on June 22 for the Juneteenth Jubilee, which features music and a special guest lecture by Dr. Deborah Plant.
  24. Attend Dallas Southern Pride's Juneteenth Unity Weekend on June 14-16 at the Sheraton Dallas Market Center. The weekend event highlights African American culture and features a weekend filled with live music and performances, as well as the popular Unity Ball and BBQ.
  25. See Hugh Jackman on June 19 at the American Airlines Center. The entertainer will perform songs from Broadway and his hit movies, including Les Misérables and The Greatest Showman.
  26. Don't miss the one-night only performance with Dallasite Erykah Badu and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on June 21 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Badu will sing her hit songs, as well as songs from the movie Dreamgirls.
  27. Party with the very best at the Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party on June 21. From 6 p.m. to midnight, watch pride-themed performances and drag shows, view art from local artists and enjoy live music and more!
  28. Kick off the official start to summer on June 22 at the Reunion Lawn Party. With the dazzling Dallas skyline as your backdrop, hear live music, play lawn games and see some of Dallas' most notable athletes. 
  29. Don't miss Jennifer Lopez in concert this month. The "On the Floor" singer is hitting the stage at the American Airlines Center on June 24.
  30. Enjoy contests, games and other exciting family activities at Klyde Warren Park's Independence Day Celebration on June 29. In addition to games, listen to the U.S. Army's 36th Infantry Division Band while watching a dazzling pyrotechnic display on the lawn.
  31. Interact with art at Sweet Tooth Hotel's new exhibit, "Discotech." Featuring captivating music, digital art and visual installations, this exhibit is a full-on sensory experience.

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