Things to do in Dallas this week | Beauty and the Beast on stage

Things to do in Dallas this week | Beauty and the Beast on stage | Image credit: Gateway Performing Arts

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this week (June 27 – July 3): Beauty and the Beast on stage, Exhibition Tour of the Disney Art from Private Collections, Taste of Bishop Arts Tour, and lots more!

Things To Do in Dallas This Week

Top Pick: Enjoy Prairie Playland in Traders Village – Now Open on Thursdays & Fridays for Summer!

Yo Yo at Prairie Playland, Traders Village in Dallas

Yo Yo at Prairie Playland, Traders Village

Take advantage of the longer days by bringing the whole family to Prairie Playland at Traders Village! The latest amusement park in Dallas is home to an impressive array of rides. Hop on the Village Vortex and find yourself upside down seven stories from the ground or jump aboard the swinging Yo-Yo for some old-school, yet incredibly thrilling fun. Ride all day for only $13.99!

Prairie Playland at Traders Village Grand Prairie is part amusement park, part family entertainment center, and all PLAYLAND!

When: 6 pm to 10 pm Thursday and Friday during summer, 11 am to 8 pm Saturday & Sunday
Where: Traders Village Grand Prairie – 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Cost: $13.99 for all-day ride pass, $5 for parking

Things to do in Dallas this Week – Monday, June 27, 2022

Dallas College Cooks

Dallas college cooks

Image credits: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

What: Are you looking for new seasonal recipes you and your family can enjoy at home? Dallas Colleges’ Chef Chastity Alexander has got just that. Get to learn from the master herself and discover recipes that will have you enjoying the most that each season has to offer.
When: 27 June 2022 | 11 am – 11:30 am
Where: A Tasteful Place, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
How much: Included in garden admission

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Disney Art from Private Collections Exhibition

Disney art from private collections

Image credit: Arlington Museum of Art

What: Disney has a special place in the hearts of many people out there. If you and your kids are one of those people, then this Exhibition Tour of Disney Art from Private Collections will surely delight you! Get to see more than 250 historical pieces of concept drawings, animation sketches, and character studies that highlight the process behind the creation of some of the most beloved Disney characters out there.
When: 28 June 2022 | 10:30 am
Where: Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street, Arlington, TX 76013
How much: Free

Scavenger Hunt Tuesdays

What: Bring your game face with you and pick up a scavenger at the information booth of the Dallas Arboretum. And play as you stroll through the wonderful gardens and enjoy the nature views and beautiful murals the Arboretum has to offer. Once you’ve completed the scavenger hunt, turn in your answers at the Main Information Booth and get a chance to win a kid’s ticket to one of the Fall Cool Thursdays Concerts. Take your chances!
When: 28 June 2022 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
How much: Included in garden admission


Things to do in Dallas this Week – Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wednesday Bubble Picnic

What: Do your kids never get tired of blowing and popping bubbles when they get the chance? If that’s the case, they’ll love Dallas Arboretum’s newest pop-up activity: Wednesday Bubble Picnic! You can set up a picnic and cool off in the shade and enjoy the outdoors while the little ones get to pop bubbles to their heart’s content.
When: 29 June 2022 | 10:30 am – 12 pm
Where: Pecan Grove, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
How much: Included in garden admission

Kota Wellness Pilates in the Park presented by The GEM

Things to do in Dallas this week | Kota Wellness Pilates

Image Credit: Klyde Warren Park

What: Light up your muscles with a low-impact and pilates-inspired workout that will challenge every muscle in your body. And enjoy the burn while listening to a heart-pumping playlist as your instructors cheer you on. By the end of it, you’ll feel stronger and ready to take on anything.
When: 29 June 2022 | 7 pm – 7:45 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Thursday, June 30, 2022

Farmer’s Market at the Sound

What: If you’re looking for something to do this week in Dallas, stop by The Sound’s open-air Farmer’s market. They have a wide variety of delicious foods and fresh produce that are just there for the picking. Many crafters and artisans have something special in store for you as well. And don’t worry about rushing to get there. The market will run until December 15 every Thursday evening.
When: 30 June 2022 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3081 Olympus Blvd, Dallas, TX 75019
How much: Free

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Friday, July 1, 2022

Beauty and the Beast Presented by Gateway Performing Arts

Things to do in Dallas this week | Beauty and the Beast on stage

Image Credit: Gateway Performing Arts

What: Be the guest of the Irving Arts Center and experience the magical story of Beauty and the Beast again but this time on stage. Sing along to songs from the animated film and get to enjoy new songs written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Be sure not to miss it!
When: 01 July 2022 | 7:00 pm
Where: Carpenter Hall, Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75062
How much: $17.50 – $31.50


Things to do in Dallas this Week – Saturday, July 2, 2022

Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration 

Image Credit: Klyde Warren Park

What: Why let Independence day go by without notice when you can celebrate it with live music, amazing fireworks displays, and delicious treats at Klyde Warren Park? The night’s festivities will be kicked off by the 36th Infantry Division Band at 7 pm. Then, they’ll be followed by Rhythm & Boots at 8 pm and later, a full patriotic concert will be held at 8:55 pm. The celebration will then be capped off by a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 pm.

If you get hungry, food trucks will be all around ready to serve delicious treats. You can also bring your own food and drinks as well.

It’s definitely something you can’t miss. So get ready with your picnic blankets!
When: 02 July 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free

Dallas Bites & Sights Tours presents Taste of Bishop Arts Tour

What: When it comes to things to do this week in Dallas, getting a taste of what the Bishop Arts District has to offer should be on top of your list. The neighborhood is full of fascinating galleries, shops, and great eateries that all give a peek into its colorful heritage. Enjoy it all this weekend!
When: 02 July 2022 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Hunky’s, 408 W. Eighth Street, Dallas 75208
How much: $49 for children ages 4-10 and $58 for adults

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Window to the Wild Bird Show

What: Window to the Wild is back by popular demand! Get to know more about unique birds in the wild with bird flight shows and special up-close glove encounters. Every show, there’s a new theme prepared to surprise you. So mark your calendars!
When: 03 July 2022 | 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
How much: Included in admission

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