Arts & Culture

What to do in Dallas: March 2020 edition

Spring is here and so are plenty of festivities and reasons to visit Dallas.

Diana Trujillo
Posted on Feb 20, 2020

Grab your friends, pack a bag and get to Dallas to enjoy the sunny days ahead.


Visit this museum

Make your way to the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas for their latest exhibit. Beili Liu One And Another features two installations that explore the themes of human connection. The enchanting work of the Texas-based artist will be on display through August 2020.


Explore this neighborhood

If any Dallas neighborhood knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, it's Lower Greenville. The area turns into one giant block party following the morning parade, and everyone heads to the area for an all-day celebration.

On any other day, the quaint neighborhood is the place to go for a robust scene of bars and an ever-increasing number of noteworthy restaurants. Favorites include Truck Yard, an energetic backyard bar, and Gung Ho, a colorful spot for American-Chinese cuisine.


Enjoy Spring Break with these activities

  • Stop by the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms, an annual festival featuring more than 500,000 spring bulbs. This year's theme celebrates music. "Sounds of Spring" is open through April 12.
  • Warmer weather means cold beverages and the Margarita Mile is all about that. Every check in gets you one step closer to margarita-themed swag!
  • Make it a family moment at the Nasher Sculpture Center during its Spring Break. Activities include painting sessions, ballet basics and sketching tutorials. All the activities are free!
  • Need more ideas? Check out more Spring Break events here.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas.
Crowds at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas.

Go here for St. Patrick's Day

  • The Irish festivities takes over Fair Park for the North Texas Irish Festival. Starting March 6, the three-day event features eight performance stages along with horse demonstrations, whiskey tastings and family activities.
  • Sport your favorite green shirt at the Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival on March 14. The annual tradition is very well attended, so early arrival is necessary for a prime viewing sport along the two-mile parade route.
  • Go for a night of Texas country music at The Rustic. On March 17, three-time Grammy nominee (and Rustic co-owner) Pat Green takes the stage to sing all the favorites. It's part of the restaurant's St. Patrick's Day weekend line up – so green attire is requested here as well.


See these concerts

  • Lauren Daigle plays the American Airlines Center on March 5.
  • Also on March 5, Jill Scott is Music Hall at Fair Park.
  • Local favorites Eli Young Band take the stage at House of Blues on March 13.
  • Country duo Dan + Shay bring their Arena Tour to the American Airlines Center on March 21.


Other things happening this month

  • See The House on Mango Street, the classic novel by Sandra Cisneros, come to life on stage at the Latino Cultural Center through March 8.
  • Go on a dinosaur adventure at Dallas Market Center on March 21 and 22. The event features realistic, life-sized dinosaurs, Jurassic jeeps, fossil crafting and plenty of photo ops.
  • The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women's History Month with a concert at Moody Performance Hall on March 22.
  • Check out Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind at the Perot Museum before it closes on March 22.
  • Watch the Mavericks play at the American Airlines Center (they have 5 home games in March!) or see the Stars take the ice during one of these 10 home games this month.
  • Attend the third annual Festival of Joy at Klyde Warren Park on March 28. The festivities being with a parade through the Dallas Arts District before an all-day celebration in the park complete with interactive cultural experiences, food and music.