Kelley Family Days
May 28 – 30 | Dallas Arboretum
Head to the Arboretum for a weekend of face painting, animal and botanical activities, live music and cooking demonstrations from Chastity Alexander of Dallas College. The Roy Meyers Children Adventure Garden will be open to guests. Don’t forget to get a family keepsake photo. Schedule of events.
Carry the Load
May 29 – 30 | Reverchon Park
Honor the country’s fallen soliders at the memorial march. Hosted by Carry The Load, the march is a two-day celebration with musical performances, inspirational speeches from veterans and premiere of Transition: How A Memorial Day Journey Sparked Freedom. More info.
Symphony in the City
May 30, 8:15 p.m. | Flag Pole Hill Park
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the nation’s armed forces with a concert of military classics. The program begins with a musical rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” and ends on “Stars and Stripes Forever March.” The concert is free to the public. Read more.
Movie Marathon at Klyde Warren Park
May 28, 3 – 9 p.m. | Klyde Warren Park
Get your picnic blanket for an afternoon of movies. This edition of Movies in the Park features Raya and the Last Dragon, Twilight, and La La Land. Showtimes.
Memorial Weekend Criteriums
May 29 – 30 | Fair Park
Bring your bicycle for a day of beginner and advanced racing around the Dos Equis Pavilion. The fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. for families to grab a bite to eat or catch a quick concert. The beginners’ race starts at 5 p.m., followed by the professional race at 9 p.m. RSVP.
Boots & BBQ Fest
May 29 | Legacy Hall
Shine your boots for a country celebration at the suburban food hall. The day begins with a Shania Twain tribute concert and proceeds into mechanical bull riding, brewery tours, and plates of smoked BBQ plates. Purchase tickets.
Concerts and Music Festivals
May 28, 29 | Around North Texas
Want to spend the day at a music festival? So What?! Music Fest takes over Choctaw Stadium in Arlington from May 27 through 29 while the Carne Asada Fest brings food, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall to Southside Ballroom on May 29. Find more concerts for the long weekend here.