20 Things to Do in Dallas This August

Before the school year kicks back into full gear, explore what fun festivals, art tours, and live concerts Dallas has this month!

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 By Melaina Jackson

  1. Travel back in time with Anne Frank at the Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and explore Anne Frank's hiding place in a virtual reality realm. Experience it before it's gone; it closes on Aug. 1.
  2. Bite into summer's favorite fruit at the 2nd Annual Watermelon Festival on Aug. 3 at the Dallas Farmers Market. Don't forget to bring your shopping bag to shop with the best local vendors.
  3. Don't miss the last days of Klyde Warren Park's Summer Movie Series. Grab the kids, bring a blanket and enjoy a movie night in the park. Catch the showings from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
  4. Take a trip into Deep Ellum for the pop-up Deep Ellum Outdoor Market event on Aug. 3. This monthly event spotlights local small businesses, food trucks and artists that gives Dallas its cultural flare.
  5. Lace up the kids running shoes for the Dallas Cowboys Football Youth Camp at The Star. From Aug. 5 to 7, the academy will offer interactive training from former and current Dallas Cowboys players.
  6. Hear the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals from Aug. 7 to 18 at Music Hall at Fair Park.
  7. Tap into your inner creative side at 29Rooms at Gilley's Dallas, a multi-sensory exhibit that touches on art, activism and culture in a whimsical experience from Aug. 9 to 18.
  8. Become a chemist at Social Science: Gastronomy at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and learn how brew up the best cocktail on Aug. 9.
  9. Take your furry friend for a walk at the Dallas Farmers Market Boho Market while shopping with local farmers and vendors on Aug. 10.
  10. Make a pitstop oto taste some of the best tacos and ritas on the Dallas Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour on Aug. 10. This tour includes transportation and food and drink sampling while you enjoy a ride through the city!
  11. Take a family trip to the zoo and experience the Dinos at The Dallas Zoo this August. Experience this prehistoric addition to the zoo and showings of animals from around the world.
  12. Enjoy a free tour of the museum AND a concert at the 'Til Midnight at the Nasher at the Nasher Sculpture Museum on Aug. 16.
  13. Visit a confetti-filled mural studio like Picture Park Instagrammable Photo Studio, now open until Aug. 18. Take the perfect picture with friends and family, check out our blog for more interactive art exhibits.
  14. Cos-play lovers – Attend the annual AnimeFest on Aug. 16 to 19. This year's anime and manga convention will the pirates and will include music, art showings, and contest.
  15. Get ready for some football! Catch the Dallas Cowboys first preseason game at the AT&T Stadium on Aug. 24 against the Houston Texans. While you're there, take a sip of the CowboyRita, a signature margarita on the Margarita Mile.
  16. Kick off the start of Labor Day weekend at the 3rd Riverfront Jazz Festival starting Aug. 30. Enjoy this three-day festival with the cool sounds of jazz, blues, R&B and soul music from award winning musicians like Erykah Badu and Louis Gossett, Jr.
  17. Catch a concert. Check out our blog for a full line up this summer! Highlights include, Lil Wayne on Aug. 2 at Dos Equis Pavilion, Bryan Ferry on Aug. 21 at the Majestic Theatre and Robin Thicke on Aug. 24 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
  18. Relax at The Adolphus rooftop pool while watching a movie at the Summer Cinema Series. Every Wednesday night in August, you can catch a movie like "Jaws" Admission is free to the public.
  19. Take a stroll at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden during their August Dollar Days event all month long. The garden is offering discounted pricing on admission and parking, plus free events that will tickle your taste buds like food tasting and frozen treats.
  20. Grab your walking shoes and a camera to take a tour through Dallas' architecture districts with the Architecture Walking Tours. Explore the history of Dallas in the West End, Main Street, and Arts Districts by touring landmarks and architectural elements of the city every first and third Saturday in August.







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