Summertime fun in the city

Summertime fun in the city

Dallas has a mix of free or low-cost fun public events coming up! Check out our faves below:


When & Where


Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve



7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249

Tuesday – Sunday 6:30 a.m. to last light (Dark)


The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve is a scenic, rich in wildlife, slice of hill country formerly known as the Dallas Nature Center. Free admission
Crow Collection of Asian Art


2010 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Need a break from your work week? The Crow Collection of Asian Art can help with that. Attend their Restorative Yoga sessions or Mindful Meditations before perusing their exhibits that showcase Asian artistic traditions. Free admission
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens


8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Take a stroll through the lush and full gardens at the Arboretum you’re your family for their Family Fun Fridays or cool off with their Frozen Fridays.

$15 per Adult / $12 per Senior / $10 per Child 2-12


Dallas Contemporary



161 Glass St, Dallas, TX 75207

Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The DFW’s only non-collecting contemporary art museum continues to bring regional, national, and international ideas to the North Texas population. Free admission

Dallas Farmers Market



920 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

Sunday – Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


At the Dallas Farmer’s Market, you can attend all sorts of seasonal fun such as yoga with goats, Friday Night Block Parties, Karaoke nights, or even shop the seasonal meat and produce at The Shed.


Dallas Museum of Art


1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201

Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. This summer they’re offering weekly activities geared towards facilitating family fun through art. Free general admission



Dallas Spraygrounds



Locations vary

Open annually from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

Hours range from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


If you’re looking to splash this summer, Dallas Parks and Recreation has you covered with locations all over the city.


Dallas Zoo


650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203

Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Dallas Zoo has brought back their Safari Nights concert series to fill the park with music Saturday nights from April 28 through July 14. Concerts are included with general admission tickets or free for members.

$15 per Adult (ages 12-64)

$12 per Child (ages 3-11)

$12 per Senior (ages 65+)


Fair Park


1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210

Monday – Sunday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Butterflies, bands, and beasties! Fair Park is bringing it all this summer and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Frontiers of Flight Museum



6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.


The Frontiers of Flight Museum is the perfect place to explore the history and progress of aviation. Bring the kids over to experience Moon Day: The Biggest Annual Space Exposition in Texas!

$10 per Adult / $8 per Senior (65+) /

$7 per child


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library



1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Beginning on June 2, the J. Erik Jonsson Library will host an eclectic mix of events every Saturday ranging from brain-tickling Escape Rooms to worm composting to the more historic Juneteenth Celebration. Keep in mind some of the events require registration in advance. Events are free and ope

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