Top 10 things to do in Dallas Fort Worth this weekend of September 30, 2022 include State Fair of Texas, Frights ‘n Lights, $13.99 all-day ride pass at Prairie Playland, & More!

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | State Fair of Texas

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Image credit: State Fair of Texas

There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Dallas today?’, we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend for couples or family events in Dallas on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.

There are a number of fun things to do in Dallas this weekend of September 30 to October 2, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include State Fair of TexasFrights ‘n LightsCottonwood Art Festival, and lots more!


Top Pick – Enjoy 14 rides for just $13.99 at Prairie Playland, Traders Village

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Children Theatre Activities at Klyde Warren Park

The family-friendly amusement Star Dancer combines a carousel with a gondola wheel. The carousel starts to rotate as it ascends the 80-foot tower, and it keeps rotating as it ascends the tower until it reaches the top. Passengers receive a clear, panoramic view of the market and the metroplex when at the top.

Get more details on Star Dancer and all the other rides at Prairie Playland

Where: Prairie Playland at Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
When: Summer Hours – Thursday, Friday (6 pm to 10 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm)
How Much: All day pass allows you to ride any of the 14 rides for just $13.99


Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend – Friday, September 30, 2022

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert

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What: After more than 50 years on the road while building an unparalleled career that has helped redefine the cultural and musical landscape of his time, Elton John is embarking on his final tour called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” It will take you through an emotional, highly visual, and incredible journey of a music legend like no one has seen before. See Elton John for the last time in all his glory on stage! Grab your tickets now!
When: September 30, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
How much: Starts at $125


Dark Hour Haunted House

What: Just because it’s still a little early doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Halloween as soon as possible, especially with all the haunted houses like the Dark Hour Haunted House around. Featuring not just one but two haunted houses at one location, Dark Hour will be bringing to life your most terrifying nightmares. This year, they’ve expanded their previous offerings as well. Now, you can expect more terrifying scenes, creatures, horrors, and nightmares that are sure to thrill all who enter the Coven.
When: September 30 – October 31, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074
How much: $27 – $90


TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Gibney Company

What: Dive into the beautiful world of dance with the Gibney Company, a powerhouse in the New York dance scene. They’ll be making their Texas debut this Friday at the Moody Performance Hall where you can enjoy exciting, diverse, and stellar choreographies from world-famous choreographers. Reserve your seats now!
When: September 30 – October 1, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Starts at $56


Top Summer Camp Pick: Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University

Things to do in Dallas | Elite University Summer Camp Horseback Riding

Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the families of Richmond and Garland in Dallas, Texas. Elite University Summer Camps provides innovative summer camp programming with STEM Camps, Athletic Camps, Outdoor Camps, and Culinary and Mixed Media Arts. At Elite U there is something for everyone! Book your kids’ spot for Elite University Summer Camp in Dallas.

Also, check out our comprehensive list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in Dallas.


Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, October 1, 2022

State Fair of Texas

Things to do this weekend in Dallas | State Fair of Texas

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What: The State Fair of Texas is here! Get ready to experience all its awesomeness all over again from its butter sculptures to the nightly fireworks and to the swamp of delectable fried food! You can also try new concoctions, take a trip to the Top ‘o Texas Tower, or try new concoctions. Big-name musicians like Trace Adkins, Ashanti, Lucinda Williams, Jason Boland & The Stragglers will also be gracing the fair in its duration. There’s just no shortage of things to do in this 24-day four-weekend extravaganza! So get ready to have all the fun in the world!
When: October 1 – 23, 2022 | 10 am onwards
Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $15


Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Arts Festival

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What: Get ready to be stunned by some of the most beautiful visual artwork in Richardson. Featuring the work chosen from over 1400 artists, the exhibit will be displaying museum-quality artworks for people to enjoy. Chosen artists will be competing in 14 categories including 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. A local band will also be providing musical accompaniment as you browse.
When: October 1 – 2, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Cottonwood Park, 1301 W Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
How much: Free


Frisco Oktoberfest

What: At Frisco’s Oktoberfest, you’ll surely find something to enjoy this weekend. You can cheer on the stein hoisting competitors, participate in fun Oktoberfest games, browse local vendors, dance with bands, and enjoy delicious German beer, wine, and cuisine. There will also be a Wiener Dog race, Bier stein hoisting contests, brat eating contests, keg rolling, and stein relays so watch out for it all!
When: October 1, 2022 | 11 am
Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: $20 – $55


The Gazillion Bubble Show

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | The Gazillion Bubble Show

Image credit: The Gazillion Bubble Show

What: No matte what age you are, the Gazillion Bubble show will truly delight you and your inner child! This fantastic show will sweep you in a tide of bubbles and give you an unbubblievable experience. There will be mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. You might even find yourself inside one of the bubbles!
When: October 1 – 2, 2022 | 1 pm & 7 pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $36


Junk Yard Haunted House

What: Junkyards can easily be creepy without trying but the Junk Yard Haunted House is the real deal. As the story goes, the previous owner Damian Langford made his millions off his junk yard from stealing from other trash haulers and recyclers in the Oak Cliff area. Unfortunately for him, karma caught up and he was later discovered hanging from his Achilles tendon from a tree on his property. This Halloween season, the junk yard is opening up to guests and will be featuring live actors, special effects, and nature’s monsters. This year, it will be featuring two themes: Michael Myers and Alien Crash. Get ready to be spooked!
When: October 1 – 29, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Junk Yard Haunted House, 2309 Langford St, Dallas, TX 75208
How much: Pay what you can


Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, October 2, 2022

Frights ‘n Lights

Frights n' Lights

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What: Experience a combination of pumpkin patches and Halloween houses at Frights ‘n Lights this weekend! Explore an adventure trail lit up with thousands of shining jack-o-lanterns carved with the shape of superheroes, princesses, and cartoon characters, plus legends of fantasy, music, and sports. In addition to that, there will also be plenty of games, Halloween-themed rides, food and drink, and other things to enjoy. This 2022, new activities include Click or Treat, an Instagrammable photo area, and axe throwing. Kids can also put on their costumes and go on the largest Trick-Or-Treat Trail in the state of Texas.
When: October 2 – 31, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Starts at $22


Fall Classic Car & Truck Show at Castle Hills Village Shops

What: Car enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Castle Hills Village Shops will be holding their annual Fall Classic Car and Truck Show featuring the finest hot rods, classic cars and trucks, several with the latest technology, from Time Machine Car Shows. If you have some hot wheels of your own to show off, you only need to pay a $10 entry fee and you’ll be eligible to win awards and prizes in various categories like Castle Hills Pick, Best of Show Car and Best of Show Truck.
When: October 2, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza, 2540 King Arthur Blvd #206, Lewisville, TX 75056
How much: Free


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