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What to do in Dallas this February

Roses are red, violets are blue…Dallas is starting to warm up, and here are our top picks just for you!

Visit Dallas Staff
Posted on Jan 29, 2020

Here's to the second month of 2020 and to a new month of new experiences and activities in Dallas!

Visit this museum:
The African American Museum of Dallas
Pay homage to Black History Month with a visit to The African American Museum, located on the grounds of Fair Park in South Dallas. View the notable exhibit, The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, for an educational and memorable exploration of achievements by Black Americans. This is the last full month to view the exhibit in Dallas before it closes on March 1.

Day trip in this neighborhood:
Trinity Groves
This trendy foodie stop is just what you need if you want to try a lot of new foods in one place. Enjoy multiple culinary experiences like V-Eats (Vegan), Saint Rocco's (Italian) or Beto & Son (Mexican) – all within steps of a stunning view of the Downtown skyline! Then walk over to the south end of the district for dessert – Bing Box offers this, or you can have this at Dulcet Café.

Go here for Valentine's Day:
Whether it is a Valentine's or Galentine's date, Dallas will delight.

For couples:
Valentine's Champagne and Chocolate Tour
Indulge in sweet desserts paired with full-bodied champagne with your sweetheart on this luxurious dessert tour.

Picnic at Dallas Arboretum
Pack a picnic lunch and admire the blossoming gardens at the Dallas Arboretum.

Ice Skating at the Galleria
Take a whirl around this ice-skating rink in the Galleria Dallas mall.

For singles:
Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk – Feb. 14
Experience this self-guided sip and shop event in the heart of Deep Ellum. Sample refreshing bubbly alcohol while strolling through Deep Ellum's outdoor market featuring more than 50 vendors!

Take a fitness class
Take a new approach this Valentine day with an invigorating fitness class. Dallas offers several unique experiences including a relaxing yogo session with a skyline view at V12 or opted for a vigorous cycling at Class Studio. Check out our fitness blog for more fitness studios and classes – some including free classes!

Treat Yourself
Pamper yourself with spa day (check out our spa guide here), and take yourself out for a relaxing solo date to The Botanist or Happiest Hour

See these concerts:
Feel like singing and dancing along to your favorite artist? Check out this list of artists coming to Dallas!

Other things happening this month:

Chinese New Year Celebrations 
Galleria Dallas – Now through Feb. 4
Take in the alluring glow from 250 Chinese lanterns here to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the lantern art installation will be completed on Jan. 14 and displayed until Feb. 10. Enjoy a selection of special dance performances including lion dance, kung fu, dragon dance and more on Feb. 2.  

Highland Park Village – Feb. 8
Celebrate the final day of the Chinese New Year's festivities here with unique shopping promotions and live cultural performances.

The Morning After presented by Dallas Observer – Feb. 8
Feast on delicious breakfast picks from local brunch spot, while sampling drinks and enjoying music at the 4th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards brunch event at the Dallas Farmers Market. 

Harlem Globetrotters at American Airlines Center – Feb. 22
Witness the famed Globetrotter stars and their eye-catching tricks and talents on their tour for a fun and interactive experience.

Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade – Feb. 23
Bring your krewe to Oak Cliff for its' annual Mardi Gras parade. Enjoy dazzling parade floats and musical performances by local schools and organizations while gathering doubloons and beads.