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11 Fun Things To Do Next Weekend

With so many things to do in Dallas, how do you choose what to do? Make the most of this weekend with our editor’s picks. From professional sports to neighborhood festivals and all the events that locals love, there’s always something BIG happening in Dallas. Find everything from the best concerts and nightlife, to museum exhibits and things to do with the kids.

Thursdays on Tap at the Perot

Looking for a fun date-night destination or a unique spot to connect with friends after work? Want to peruse the Perot Museum of Nature and Science sans kids? Do you like live music, breweries and curious-minded adults? Then don't miss Thursdays on Tap happening weekly at the Perot Museum! From 6-9 p.m. each Thursday (rain or shine), the adults-only event gives grown-ups exclusive after-hours access to explore all five levels of the Museum including, for a limited time only, The Science of...... Read More

Watermelon Day

What's green and the outside and sweet on the inside? The Shed! Well, that, and all of our juicy Texas-grown watermelon. Celebrate all things watermelon with us on August 7th with recipes, cooking demonstrations, live music, and activities for your Little Farmers! Our farmers and ranchers work through the seasons to provide us with fresh fruits, veggies, meats, honey, and more. Thank a farmer and join in on the harvest as we finish-off National Farmers Market Week! Thanks a "melon" to our...... Read More

Juneteenth Freedman Town Tour

This Freedmen Town tour will tour and explore several Freedmen towns in Dallas County and suburban areas. This tour experience will explore the significance and importance of local Freedman Towns that were created by force during reconstruction. The participants will be led through a journey of how the landscape and racial divide came to be in Dallas Co. All races and ethnic groups are welcomed and encouraged to attend this exciting experience of Dallas' rich heritage and culture. Please be...... Read More

POP! by SNOWDAY

Make today POP! Tickets VIP (All ages - Skip the line + extra goodies!): $50Adults (Ages 13 to 64): $22 to $32Kids (Ages 4 to 12): $8 to $12Toddlers (Ages 3 & under): Free and do not need a ticketMilitary or Seniors: $20 to $28 About POP! is an indoor immersive experience conceptualized by the creative team at SNOWDAY. Guests navigate their way through an explorable adventure of imaginative photo ops, interactive spaces, and pose for the photo booths...... Read More

Dallas Zoo Summer Camps

Weeklong summer camps feature educational tours, games, creative projects, close-up animal encounters, and more. Campers will be grouped by grade level and led through the Zoo in small groups by Zoo Guides. Three themes to choose from: Beauties & Beasts (Grades K-3), Zoolympics (Grades K-5), and Keeper Camp (Grades 4-5)! Visit https://www.dallaszoo.com/programs-and-events/youth-programs/wild-adventures-camps to register today!... Read More

The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of …

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents the return of the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. As the signature event of Summer at the Arboretum, ZimSculpt runs from May 1 to Aug. 8. ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the...... Read More

Nasher Mixtape

Nasher Mixtape offers a compilation of "tracks," micro-exhibitions focused on the Nasher's permanent collection installed throughout the museum. Nasher Mixtape takes its title from a practice, born in the 1980s, of selecting a sequence of songs from different sources and recording them on a single audio cassette. Writer Nick Hornby compared making a mixtape to writing a letter: "[There's] a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again." A labor of love and a versatile creative activity,...... Read More

Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's …

On April 20, 2021, President George W. Bush will publish a new book entitled Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants, which will bring to the forefront the stories of individuals who exemplify our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through 43 powerful four-color portraits - personally painted by the President himself - and their accompanying stories, Out of Many, One reminds us of the countless ways in which America has been strengthened by those who have come here in...... Read More

NERF Challenge

Housed in the massive Centennial Hall, NERF Challenge offers guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the ultimate heart-pumping, action-packed, competitive sports experience. Whether you are an adrenaline-seeker, competitor, or simply a NERF fan, NERF Challenge offers kids and enthusiasts the opportunity to be among the first to get hands-on with the latest in cutting-edge NERF technology. Kilburn Live and Hasbro have created the ultimate gamified live experience featuring...... Read More

WUNDER SERIES: Rooftop Remix

City views, warm weather, crisp cocktails, and Dallas' best DJ spinning on the rooftop - is there a better way to spend your Friday night? Head to Happiest Hour every Friday night to catch our weekly DJ for Rooftop Remix, part of Wunder Series presented by Harwood District.... Read More

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 Saturday, the trails are open to all ages and the entry to the grounds is included in your ticket price. Audubon Texas is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner.... Read More

Other Events Coming Soon to Dallas

Dallas Startup Week
Sun - Aug 01

Dallas Startup Week

SMU | Collins Executive Education Building

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers
Mon - Aug 02

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

Globe Life Field

MIC Drop - Official Podcast of the Dallas Sports Commission
Mon - Aug 02

MIC Drop - Official Podcast of the Dallas Sports Commission

Daily ongoing

Experience the Margarita Mile
Mon - Aug 02

Experience the Margarita Mile

Daily ongoing

Wild Salsa, El Fenix, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana, Cafe Herrera, Revolver Taco Lounge, Fearings & The Rattlesnake, The Tipsy Alchemist, Nickel and Rye, Beto & Son, Gloria's Latin Cuisine, Matt's Rancho Martinez, The Rustic, Desperados, Jose', Mariano's Hacienda, Jalisco Norte

POP! by SNOWDAY
Mon - Aug 02

POP! by SNOWDAY

Daily through Sep 6

Galleria Dallas

Juneteenth Freedman Town Tour
Mon - Aug 02

Juneteenth Freedman Town Tour

Daily ongoing

Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.