10 fun things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend of September 23, 2022 include Pumpkin Nights, $13.99 All Day Ride Pass at Prairie Playland, and more!

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Image credit: Pumpkin Nights

There are always plenty of things for kids to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. So if you’re wondering “What are the fun things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend?” you don’t need to look any further.

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Dallas this weekend of September 23 to 25, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include Pumpkin Nights at Howell FarmsLatin American Walking Parade and FestivalHEB | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival, and lots more!


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

Star Dancer at Prairie Playland Traders Village in Dallas

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 With Kids This Weekend – September 23, 2022

Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms

Things to do in Dallas this week | Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms

Image credit: Pumpkin Nights

What: Pumpkins and lights for fall? Yes, please! At Pumpkin nights, you can venture along a half-mile path where you can discover fantastic lands like the Pirate’s Cove, a Forbidden Land, and so much more made from 5 000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. There will also be entertainment and games at The Village, the festival area of the farm.
When: September 23 – October 30, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Howell Family Farms, 4016 W Division St, Arlington, TX 76012
How much: $26


Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | Ovo by Cirque du Soleil

Image credit: OVO – Cirque du Soleil

What: From crickets bouncing off trampolines to spiders contorting inside their webs, Ovo will charm your inner child and your kids with its extraordinary showmanship and creativity. Comprised of 100 people from 25 different countries, the show features high-level acrobatic acts that seem to defy the limits of the human body. Be charmed by its funny and chaotic yet adorable and wonderful shows!
When: September 23 – 25, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Adults – $54 | Children – $44


HEB | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Plano Balloon Festival

Image credit: Plano Balloon Festival, Inc.

What: The Plano Balloon Fest is here! In this three-day weekend festivity, there will be something for everyone starting with the balloon glow which will feature big bright hot air balloons floating in the air looking like gigantic lanterns for everyone to enjoy. Then, there will also be skydivers, hot air balloons, concerts, fireworks, a huge kid’s fun zone, merchandise vendors, corporate exhibitors, and tons of delicious foods. If you’re into sports, there will also be a half marathon, relay, 5K run/walk, and 1-mile Fun Run. Mark the dates now!
When: September 23 – 25, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074
How much: Free – $10


McKinney Oktoberfest

What: Put on your lederhosen and head onto Historic Downtown McKinney for a full weekend of German-themed fun! Enjoy authentic German food, imported and domestic beer, live music, games, weenie dog races, and more! For the kids, there will be a petting zoo, face painting, Perot Museum Tech Truck, Play Street Museum, arts and crafts activities, panning for crystals, and a carnival featuring amusements geared toward younger riders. You can even learn to “chicken dance!”
When: September 23 – 25, 2022 | 5 – 11 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: Free


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 With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, September 24, 2022

Dallas Heart Walk

Things to do in Dallas this week | Dallas Heart Walk

Image credit: American Heart Association

What: Every 40 seconds in the US, someone experiences a heart attack or stroke. And that is why the Dallas Heart Walk is here. Grab your friends, family, or neighbors and boost your heart health while becoming a part of a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Come earlier and catch many fun activities like the PAWlympics area for our four-legged walkers and a Happy Little Hearts kid zone with inflatables, face painting, and a healthy gardening activity. There will also be high-energy dancers on the main stage before the main ceremony begins. Become a champion for health and well-being and register now!
When: September 24, 2022 | 8:30 am
Where: The Lawn at Reunion Tower, 692 Sports St, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: Free


Latin American Walking Parade and Festival

What: Celebrate the rich and c0lorful Latin culture with the Fort Worth Botanical Garden’s first Latin American Walking Parade and Festival! Enjoy a Latin American walking parade, car & bike displays, and food trucks with delicious Hispanic cuisine. Latin Express Band will also be providing live music at the venue. The parade will start at 5 pm then the Latin Express Band will start playing at 6 pm.
When: September 24, 2022 | 5 pm onwards
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Adults – $15 | Children 6-15 – $6


10th Anniversary Carnival by Lakewood Brewing Company

What: Enjoy some carnival fun with the kids at the Lakewood Brewing Company this Saturday! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, there will be throwback beer releases that the adults can enjoy and carnival eats and games including axe throwing for the rest of the family.
When: September 24, 2022 | 11 am onwards
Where: Lakewood Brewing Company, 2302 Executive Dr, Garland, TX 75041
How much: $10 – $65


Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

What: Calling all Hello Kitty fans out there! The Hello Kitty is continuing its 2022 tour and it’s making a stop in Arlington. You can get exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles, including a Glass Mug with Sprinkle Handle; a Hello Kitty Cafe Coin Bank; a Hello Kitty Cafe Lunchbox; a Hello Kitty Cafe Lavender T-Shirt; a Hello Kitty Cafe Canvas Tote; a Hello Kitty Cafe Rainbow Thermos; Hand-decorated cookie sets; and Enamel Pin Sets and Madeleine Cookie Sets. Catch the truck near the Ice Rink and Round 1 Bowling.
When: September 24 – October 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: The Parks at Arlington, 3811 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015
How much: Starts at $18


Art Market at Granite Park

What: Head on over to Granite Park this weekend and take a lovely stroll while looking through the selections of over 30 local artisans and small businesses. If you get tired and need a little refreshment, you can grab a bite and some drinks from the food vendors in the area. Of course, there will also be live music to accompany your stroll.
When: September 24, 2022 | 11 am
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park, 5880 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024
How much: Free


Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, September 25, 2022

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Junnie B's essential survival guide to school

Image credit: Greater Boston Stage Company

What: Junie B. Jones is back and she’s got some pretty great advice to give to kids out there…eventually. She’s got this brilliant idea to put together a survival guide for all kinds of students but she doesn’t know where to start. It doesn’t help that all her friends have all these great ideas and dance numbers. How is she going to deal with all this? Catch how Junie B. is going to make her survival guide as she learns important lessons about school, patience, and personal growth in this musical extravaganza.
When: September 25, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75231
How much: Starts at $18


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