The shortest month of the year brings plenty of ways to discover Dallas. From Black History Month, Valentine's Day and a few special days in between, there's much to celebrate this month! Check out a few events, restaurants, landmarks and attractions you must experience in Dallas this February.
Visit these landmarks and attractions
Take a visit to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore in South Dallas. More than a bookstore, this art gallery and resource center specializes in books on the history, health and forward movement of Black people. They also offer educational programming, wellness classes and community conversations.
Freedman's Memorial Cemetery was a burial ground for Dallas' early African American population in 1861 and one of the largest Freedman Cemeteries in the country. You can visit the memorial located at North Central Expressway (Highway 75) and Lemmon Avenue.
The African American Museum in Fair Park is devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural, and historical materials. The current exhibition, Sepia: Past. Pride. Power, an exhibition of African American politicians, community leaders and entertainers from the Sepia Magazine Collection.
Dine at these restaurants
Invasions in Old East Dallas is a Black-owned fast, gourmet restaurant that offers fresh and delicious food at affordable prices. With a focus on fresh, local ingredients, a stop at Invasion is a must. Their Cardi B (spicy fried chicken sandwich), Berry Good Burger and Ying Yang bowl are unforgettable choices. Don't forget to grab a W.A.C - Hot cocoa chocolate chip cookie stuffed with infused chocolate marshmallow - on your way out!
Terra | Eataly in NorthPark Center is the perfect place to "wow" a special someone in an intimate, Italian setting. Located on Eataly's third-floor, the smell of the wood-burning grill and fresh baked bread welcomes you to begin an indulgent evening. Treat yourself and a guest to enjoy their sharable experience of Per La Tavola (meaning "for the table" in Italian) which features a chef's selection of antipasti and your choice of mains that will come with a seasonal sides. Finish off the unforgettable meal with a show stopping and customizable tableside gelato!
Off the Bone Barbeque in the Cedars District is a Black-owned barbecue spot that won't disappoint. Their famous pecan smoked baby back ribs, as well as off-the-bone tacos, con queso mac and cheese and peach cobbler are just a few highlights.
Check out this hotel
The Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Deep Ellum, originally built in 1916 by African American architect William Sidney Pittman, reopened its doors in 2020 and is a welcomed addition. The neighborhood hotel offers creative artwork throughout its floors, an outdoor deck for live music and a wonderful restaurant serving seasonal American fare.
Other things happening this month
Live music and concerts galore - Throughout the month
Rock out or sing along to your favorite bands from yesterday and today like Motion City Soundtrack or Kacey Musgraves in Dallas this February! The best of live music is back all year. Check out 22 concerts coming to Dallas in 2022 for more information on upcoming concerts.
Dallas Farmers Market Wine Tasting – Feb. 12
Taste ten of Texas' best wineries, listen to local live musicians and enjoy all the goods and treasures of the Dallas Farmers Market on Feb. 12 from 1-4 pm in The Market. Click here for additional event information.
Dallas Blooms – opening Feb. 19
The largest annual floral festival in the Southwest will open on Feb. 19, with the theme "Birds in Paradise" at the Dallas Arboretum. Each week, the garden will showcase an explosion of color with thousands of azaleas, tulips and Japanese cherry trees along with food, music, flowers and special events.