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20 Things to Do in June in Dallas

The best things to do to kick off the summer in Dallas.

Grace Baird
Posted on May 24, 2022

June in Dallas means school is out and summer fun is here! Enjoy the start of a new season with countless events to celebrate Pride, Juneteenth and Father's Day, cool outdoor activities to beat the heat, and new restaurants to try. Here are 20 of the best things to do in Dallas in June.


Celebrate Pride Month


Treat Dad this Father's Day 

  • From the RH Rooftop to the Mansion, there are countless places to treat dad to a nice meal in Dallas. Check out some of our favorite restaurants for special occasions here
  • If he's into comics, Sci-Fi or gaming, join him at FAN EXPO Dallas from June 17-19 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. 


Honor Juneteenth with these events in Dallas

  • The North Texas Juneteenth Festival is at Fair Park in the historic Southern Dallas neighborhood. This event includes the Juneteenth Parade, iconic musical performances and Auto Fest, as well as opportunities to support local vendors and businesses. 
  • The Dallas Juneteenth Festival will be held in the heart of the Cedars and will commemorate and celebrate the emancipation of African American slaves with food, music and performances.


Outdoor fun in Dallas

  • Visit the newly opened Carpenter Park near Deep Ellum which is the new home to a basketball court, dog play area, interactive fountain, children's environmental playscape, gardens and walking paths.
  • White Rock Lake offers land and water activities in natural surroundings. Visit early morning or late evening to beat the heat. Hike or bike on the trail, arm yourself with a pair of binoculars and go birdwatching. For more ways to stay cool this summer, check out our guide on how to beat the heat!


Celebrate June's National Days 

  • Celebrate National Sushi Day on June 18 by pairing a glass of rosé with sushi atn Uchi or try some of the best temaki rolls in Dallas at Nori Handroll Bar in Deep Ellum. Dive into Hungry Belly in the Knox/Henderson area for sushi plus noodles and everything else you're craving.