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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more in Dallas.
By D Magazine |

Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24

2023 Plano Balloon Festival

When: Events range from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Where: Oak Point Park Special Events Field |2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

What: Look up and enjoy the sights of the Plano Balloon Festival this year. This four day event features nighttime hot air balloon glow viewing, a SkyDiving parachute exhibition, live music, and dance performances. To learn more about the festival, read here. 

Thursday, September 21 to Saturday, September 23

Fort Worth Oktoberfest

When: Times range from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: Trinity Park | 2401 University Dr., Fort Worth

What: Grab your stein and head to Trinity Park for Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest celebrations. The events will include all things German, like traditional polka music, bratwurst, bier barrel rolling competitions, and of course, beer. The events also include a 5K run. To join in, get your tickets here

Friday, September 22 to Saturday, September 23


When: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. showtimes

Where: Moody Performance Hall | 2520 Flora St.

What: After making its debut in 2020, MOMIX’s Alice is back on tour. The performance presents a one-of-a-kind interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The show is launching the new season for TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND. To get your tickets, click here.

Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24

Great American Songbook Selections

When: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 2301 Flora St.

What: Listen to an evening of influential American music conducted by Music Director Fabio Luisi. The show will include popular tunes from Gershwin and the Great American Songbook, with songs from Oklahoma, Porgy and Bess, and more. Secure your tickets for the show here.

Saturday, September 23

Latinidad Festival 2023

When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Strauss Square | 2389 Flora St. 

What: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the free Latinidad Festival this Saturday. The festival includes live music, art exhibits, crafts for kids, Latin cuisine, and a vendor market. To see the entertainment lineup and learn more about the festival, visit the link.

Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, October 29

The Rocky Horror Show

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Kalita Humphreys Theater | 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.

What: See The Rocky Horror Show this weekend to ring in the spooky season. The show will feature interactive components and audience interaction will be welcomed with props and prompts. To see the kitschy, legendary musical, get your tickets here. 

Sunday, September 24

Tango in the Park

When: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Klyde Warren Park | 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.

What: Grab your dancing shoes and dance the night away with Tango in the Park. The event is for dancers of all levels, and includes a beginner, instructor-led class, a performance, and live music. To explore tango dancing, learn more about the event here

Sunday, September 24

Harwood Park Grand Opening Festival

When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Harwood Park | 408 S. Harwood St. 

What: A new 4-acre park is opening in downtown Dallas this Sunday! Head to Harwood Park with the whole family to explore a Mammoth-themed playground, pickleball court, dog parks, fountains, and a stage. The celebrations will include food trucks, pickleball demonstrations, a photo booth, and giveaways. To get your tickets, click here.

Recurring Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, December 31

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum | 300 N Houston St.

What: The curated works of art and journalism delve into the struggle for racial equality and citizenship that spanned 50 years after the Civil War. Featuring portraits, sculptures, and photography, the exhibit also explores Black military service during World War I and the continued struggles for equality that followed. To find out more information, head here.

Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, October 22

If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future: Selections of Contemporary South African Art from the Nando’s Art Collection

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: African American Museum of Dallas | 3536 Grand Ave.

What: Selected from an array of over 62 pieces from 55 artists, “If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future: Selections of Contemporary South African Art from the Nando’s Art Collection” has been extended through October 22. The art included in the exhibit is known to portray some of the strongest portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and abstract works representing Africa as a continent. Learn more about the exhibit.

Through Monday, September 4

Immersive Disney Animation Exhibit

When: Tickets offered from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Artspace | 507 S Harwood St.

What: The Immersive Disney Animation show will give you an inside look at the creation of some of the most famous Walt Disney Animation films of all time. Explore the methods used to create the animations we know and love while immersing yourself in the exhibit with light-up wristbands and motion visuals. To secure your tickets, visit this link.

Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, September 24

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Collection

When: Ticket time slots ranging between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Arlington Museum of Art | 201 West Main St., Arlington

What: The Arlington Museum of Art is displaying an array of costumes, photographs, and more from Taylor Swift’s personal collection. The Eras Tour Collection exhibit includes clothing worn during several albums, including Fearless, Red, Midnights, and more. To get tickets, visit this link.

Thursday, July 6 to Tuesday, August 3

Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer

When: 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. showtimes

Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum | 6911 Lemmon Ave.

What: The Candlelight concert series delivers live music by candlelight. Hosted at the Frontiers of Flight museum, the concert this week highlights the works of Hans Zimmer, who won a pair of Oscars for his Lion King and Dune scores. To see the show, head here.


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