things to do in DFW this week

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this week (June 14 – 20): The Market Happy Hours, Make & Take Asian Dumplings, Pearl Street Eats, Thursdays on Tap at The Perot Museum, Jurassic World Exhibition, Father’s Day Excursions on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Forgotten Space: A Grateful Dead Tribute in Downtown Plano and more!

Things To Do This Week in Dallas Fort Worth



The Market Happy Hours

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What: There’s always something fun to do at the Dallas Farmers Market. Come by for live music, chef demos and other special events at the Shed.
Where: 920 S Harwood, Dallas TX 75201
When: Monday, June 7th |  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
How Much: Happy hour specials at Nammi, Rex’s Seafood & Market, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Taqueria La Ventana and more!


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Fun in the Sun: Under the Sea Story Time

What: Enjoy a fun under the sea themed story time and sing along led by The Colony Public Library. Stop by and hear some of your favorite fish tales and don’t forget to pick up a take home craft and goodie bag after the event.
Where: 5752 Grandscape Blvd. The Colony, TX 75056
When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 |  11:30 am
How Much: Free

Make & Take: Asian Dumplings @ Central Market

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What: Sample a variety of dumplings as instructors offer tips on steaming, frying and boiling the bite-sized morsels. The fillings and wrappers will be ready and waiting. With guidance from instructors, your nimble fingers will fill and fold and create several dipping sauces. For ages 16 and up (children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult).
Where: Central Market Dallas Lovers Lane, 5750 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 |  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
How Much: $65

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Pearl Street Eats

What: Eat like a local in the heart of Downtown as you enjoy live music and skyline views. Shop your favorite Market merchants as you taste the best of Dallas. Discover up and coming Dallas chefs every third Wednesday from 6–10PM as they bring their newest flavors to our local foodies. With a rotating selection of street foods, desserts, and drinks there is always a new favorite to find.
Where: 920 S Harwood, Dallas,TX 75201
When: Wednesday, June 16th |  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
How Much: Free

Blue October @ Legacy Hall

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What: Experience a live acoustic performance by Blue October in Legacy Hall’s outdoor Box Garden! Before the show, grab a craft cocktail and dinner from nearly 20 eateries. For an even more elevated experience, reserve a VIP Lounge [21+] and enjoy dedicated cocktail service, soft seating, and the best view of the stage.
Where: 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano, TX75024
When: Wednesday, June 16th |  6:30 pm – 9:45 pm
How Much: $30+

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Thursdays on Tap at The Perot Museum

What: Every Thursday from 6-10pm to experience the Museum after-hours with a 21+ crowd and enjoy live music, drinks and food trucks from local businesses. Plus, get full access to all exhibit halls—including, for a limited time only, The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition. This program is for ages 21+. Now through June 30, receive two free tickets to Thursdays on Tap* when you buy or renew a membership!
Where: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
When: Thursday, June 17th |  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
How Much:  Member $15 • Non-Member $25

Jazz on the Plaza in Grapevine

Pic courtesy: City of Grapevine

What: The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts jazz musicians on Thursday nights. Various styles of jazz music are performed. This Thursday, June 17th, Bobby Falk Quartet will be featured. Support Grapevine restaurants by picking up a takeout order for an alfresco dining experience with provided tables and chairs.
Where: 815 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
When: Thursday, June 17th |  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How Much: Free

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Music in the Park – Shakespeare Dallas

What: Performing for the series are Brianne Sargent & Friends String Trio, Bobby Sparks, Cure for Paranoia, and The Grays. Across two evenings, guests will enjoy the sounds of jazz, soul, hip-hop, neoclassical, and more on the Amphitheater lawn. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic, including beer or wine for those 21 and up, and bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Where: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas, TX 75223
When: Friday, June 18, 2021 |  7:15 pm onwards
How Much: $8+

Jurassic World Exhibition

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What: Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before at Jurassic World: The Exhibition! The Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life… right before your eyes.
Where:5732 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony, TX 75056
When: June 17 – September 5, 2021
How Much: Youth $19.50 | Adults $29.50

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Father’s Day Weekend @ The Dallas Arboretum

Pic courtesy – Dallas Arboretum Website

What: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites all dads, soon-to-be dads and grandfathers for a fun-filled weekend of classic cars, live music and ZimSculpt, a Zimbabwean, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. The Classic Chassis Car Club returns with more than 20 cars on display in the garden for all guests to admire. Bonus: All dads get a free iced tea at the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace Dining Terrace, courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.
Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021
How Much: Included with admission

Father’s Day Excursions @ The Grapevine Vintage Railroad

What: Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! The railroad is serviced by four vintage locomotives, including “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive, the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, “Vinny,” a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive and two 1958 FL9 diesel locomotives. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. While enjoying the leisurely excursion, experience the all new Great Train Heist! Keep an eye out for those greedy outlaws onboard. Join in on the fun, and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
Where: 705 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
When: Saturdays and Sundays in the summer
How Much: $18+

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Forgotten Space – Grateful Dead Tribute in Downtown Plano

Pic courtesy: City of Plano Facebook

What: Come to Historic Downtown Plano for a day full of food, shopping, dining, and do something special for dad! Get Dad an experience you can share together. This is a very limited show with only 250 tickets available. A cash bar and food will be available for purchase from the Fillmore Pub. Tickets will sell out so act fast!
Where: 998 E 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
When: Sunday, June 20, 2021 |  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How Much: $25+

Lakewood Village Farmers Market

What: Good Local Markets is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support local farmers and ranchers, incubate small businesses, increase food access, and cultivate healthy communities. At this weekly farmer’s market, you can find local meats, eggs, bread, and pastries, along with items from local artisans like clothes and soaps.
Where: Bake and Play Cafe, 6434 E. Mockingbird Lane, #105-107, Dallas
When: Sundays at 9 AM
How Much: Free

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