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Need some ideas on how to start your family weekend in Dallas? Start with our list of kids events! From exhibits in the Dallas Arts District to a science-filled afternoon at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science or a safari adventure at the Dallas Zoo, your getaway to Dallas will be filled with new adventures. Don't miss a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market, where a new children's playground just broke ground. And if you need some ideas on how to spend the weekend, check out our family itinerary for suggestions on where to head for lunch and all the fun things you can do with the kids!

Autumn at the Arboretum 2021
Wed - Sep 22

Autumn at the Arboretum 2021

Autumn at the Arboretum, the Southwest's favorite fall festival, runs September 18 through October 31, 2021. Though the festival ends on Halloween, the Pumpkin Village remains open through...

Daily through Oct 31

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Passage
Thu - Sep 23

Passage

Downtown Dallas, Inc. is excited to bring an interactive, free and open to the public art piece called Passage to Main Street Garden! Passage is an immersive, minimalist, contemplative, and...

Daily through Nov 3

Main Street Garden

State Fair of Texas
Fri - Sep 24

State Fair of Texas

As a celebration of Texas heritage, the State Fair aims to embody all aspects of Lone Star culture. Although much has changed since its humble beginnings as a local fair and exposition, the State...

Daily between Sep 24 and Oct 17

Fair Park

Enchant Christmas
Fri - Nov 26

Enchant Christmas

Dallas/Fort Worth, prepare to be captivated by the holiday season as Enchant, the whimsical and heartfelt Christmas light maze and village, announced their return to the city from November 26 -...

Daily between Nov 26 and Jan 2

Fair Park

AVANCE Latino Street Fest 2022
Sun - Apr 24

AVANCE Latino Street Fest 2022

Celebrate the vibrant Latino culture of North Texas! The AVANCE Latino Street Fest is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate (or learn about) the Latino culture. The day...

Klyde Warren Park

Free Acting Class in February!
Thu - Sep 23

Free Acting Class in February!

Offering a free kids acting class for TV/FILM to one child and a friend! Thursdays @5-6:30 pm at Sherrill Actors Studio. For more information: www.sherrillactorsstudio.com

Every Thu ongoing

Sherrill Actors Studio

Daily State Fair Activities at Texas Discovery Gardens
Fri - Sep 24

Daily State Fair Activities at Texas Discovery Gardens

DAILY ACTIVITIES ~ Come join us at TDG during the State Fair of Texas, September 24th-October 17th. We will be having events EVERYDAY! Starting at 10:15am with a Monarch Tagging on our Circular...

Every Fri between Sep 24 and Oct 17

Texas Discovery Gardens

Baby Basics Storytime
Wed - Sep 29

Baby Basics Storytime

For babies and their caregivers, learn simple rhymes, songs and books to stimulate infants. Suggested ages: 0-18 months This program is available online only. Registration is required. Details on...

Every 2 Weeks on Wed through Dec 31

Zoom Conference Online Program

Audubon Center Second Saturday Guided Hike
Sat - Oct 02

Audubon Center Second Saturday Guided Hike

Hit the trails for a guided hike at Trinity River Audubon Center! Join us for a guided tour led by one of our Educators. Learn about our surrounding habitat while you enjoy a hike. Every second...

The Second Sat of every Month through Mar 5

Trinity River Audubon Center

Silly Magic - Tricks and Giggles
Sat - Oct 09

Silly Magic - Tricks and Giggles

Silly Magic is a 90 minute show featuring magic and all things silly from clowning to silent vaudeville. Confetti Eddie and company explore the comical side of magic. Silly Magic is an all ages...

Every 3 Weeks on Sat ongoing

Confetti Eddie's Magic Parlor

Dallas Red Zone Games
Sat - Nov 27

Dallas Red Zone Games

Red Zone Games allows youth football teams and cheer squads the chance to play and cheer in NFL Stadiums. Football teams play on an NFL field against teams from other parts of the region and Cheer...

AT&T Stadium

The Elf on the Shelf
Sat - Dec 11

The Elf on the Shelf

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is the thrilling spectacle of...

Winspear Opera House

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash
Sat - Dec 18

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash

Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us in the 3rd Annual 'Jingle All The 5K, 10K'. Our 2019 event sold out, and...

Trinity Groves

35TH MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS
Thu - Dec 30

35TH MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS

Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual...

Winspear Opera House

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon
Sat - Jan 01

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon

This month, Sweet as Sugar will be doing a reading of Harold and the Purple Crayon. A select number of the first few attendees will receive a board book version of Harold and the Purple crayon, as...

The First Sat of every 4 Months ongoing

Sweet as Sugar Children's Boutique

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!
Sat - Jan 15

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

Following the wildly successful "Watch Out for Snakes! Tour" in 2017, the "30th Anniversary Tour" in 2018, and "The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" in 2019, Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE is...

Winspear Opera House

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