24 Things To Do in Dallas this October

Fall brings the best out of the city! Lively festivals, new exhibits, musical concerts and experiences galore await you in Dallas.

Posted on Sep 19, 2019 By Melaina Jackson

 Fall brings the best out of the city! Lively festivals, new exhibits, musical concerts and experiences galore awaits you in Dallas.

  1. Don't miss this year's State Fair of Texas! Happening until Oct. 20 in Fair Park, enjoy Texas' biggest fair with fair food, family activities and rides.
  2. Grab your thinking hats for Sweet Tooth Hotel's latest exhibit, Disturbance. Every Friday and Saturday for the month of October, Sweet Tooth Hotel will transform into an interactive adventure of mystery that decides your fate at the end of the night.
  3. Let's get spooky! Head over to Six Flags Over Texas for their annual Fright Fest. For the month of October, enjoy all the thrills and frills of Halloween as the park transforms into a haunted house theme park.
  4. Cheer on the 'Boys as the football season is in full swing. Check their schedule for a home game, and while there grab a Cowboyrita, a popular margarita featured on the Margarita Mile.
  5. They're playing bas-ket-ball! Kick off the basketball season this October at a Dallas Mavericks game. Download the Margarita Mile app and complete a Margarita Mile check in while you are there with the Patron Mavarita.
  6. Looking for ghosts this Halloween season? Look no further – join the Nightly Spirits Dallas ghost tour during the month of October and experience ghost sightings at some of Dallas' creepiest bars.
  7. Tap into your inner child at the Museum of Memories, one of Dallas' newest interactive art installations, during the month of October. Spend an hour experiencing the museum jammed-packed with murals that pay homage to the best parts of being a kid.
  8. Take selfies with Charlie Brown and the gang at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's pumpkin festival, Autumn at the Arboretum. Walk through more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash and experience nostalgic memories with your favorite characters from Charlie Brown. The exhibit is open through Oct. 31.
  9. Dig your fangs into the juicy, bloody story of Dracula at Theater Three Oct. 3-27. Get a glimpse of Transylvanian life through the eyes of Mina, Dracula's mistress, in this original folklore play.
  10. Alien fanatics -- AlienCon is coming to Dallas on Oct. 4-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center! Challenge alien beliefs, attend panel discussions with stars from Ancient Aliens and experts, even receive a celebrity autograph at this extraterrestrial event.
  11. Explore Dallas' annual Turtle Creek Fall Arts Festival on Oct. 5-6. This festival will feature more than 100 painters, photographers, glass blowers and crafters, to name a few, as well as plenty of festival foods with healthy alternatives.
  12. Bring a friend to experience Tacolandia on Oct. 5 at the Dallas Farmer's Market. Sample unlimited tacos from a variety of vendors and if you're attending with a VIP ticket, check out our Margarita Mile booth in the VIP section while you are there!
  13. View the eccentric yet extraordinary Cirque Kerwich, presented by Lone Star Circus, at the Dallas Farmers Market. The circus showings are Oct. 9, 11, 12, and 13, and will showcase the wildest stunts and spectacular acrobatic performances. A special burlesque showing on Oct. 11 is also scheduled for mature crowds only.
  14. Pick your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at Dallas' Original Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 12. Taking place at the Dallas Farmer's Market, you can enjoy seeing more than 25 different Texas pumpkins and gourds with the family.
  15. Nosh on creatively concocted foods at the World Food Championships event. Taking place from Oct. 16-20 at Reunion Tower Lawn, attendees can watch food competitions, food demos and experience this food sports haven like a true champion.
  16. Become a crime scene investigator at the Perot Museum's Social Science: Mystery event on Oct. 18. Scavenger through the entire museum and use your detective skills to crack a murder case. This event is for adults only.
  17. Attend the kid-friendly fall festival DFW Kids Directory on Oct. 19 at the Dallas Farmer's Market. The festival will feature arts and craft activities as well as some fun fall-themed games and performances. Admission is free, but a donation to Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is requested. Check their website for a list of the items!
  18. Explore never-before-seen fossils at Origins: Fossil from the Cradle of Humankind, a new exhibition coming to the Perot Museum starting Oct. 19 and showing through March 2020. Origins will mark the first and likely only time these fossils will be on display in the U.S.
  19. Craving a local experience? Head to Highland Park Village Artisan Market on Oct. 19 and enjoy local vendors, music, and activities.
  20. Indulge in great tastings at Park and Palate on Oct. 26 in Klyde Warren Park. The event will feature more than 30 wine and spirits selections, 40 Dallas chefs, and live entertainment that you and your guest will love.
  21. Attend Dallas' first Dia de los Muertos parade on Oct. 26 at Dallas City Hall. This historic parade and festival will have fun for all ages with arts and crafts, fireworks, delicious food and more!
  22. Bring the kiddos to experience the classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast, presented by the Dallas Children's Theater, now until Oct. 27. This family musical will be an all-time-favorite, with beautiful song selections and the magic of Disney.  
  23. Swing by the first Dallas Festival of the Arts at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff on Oct. 27 and 28. Enjoy acoustic music, art activities, and yummy foods.
  24. Is your favorite artist coming to Dallas this October? Highlights include Wu Tang Clan on Oct. 2 at the Bomb Factory, J. Balvin on Oct. 4 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Chris Brown on Oct. 5 at the American Airlines Center, Lizzo on Oct. 5 at the South Side Ballroom, Billie Eilish on Oct. 8 at the American Airlines Center, Summer Walker on Oct. 28 at the Bomb Factory and more.

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