Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this week (April 5 – April 11): Cajun Fest at Traders Village, Texas Theater Sunset Drive-In, Cool Thursday Concert Series, Big Bounce America, White Rock Farmers Market, and more!
TOP PICK – BIG MAMOU CAJUN FESTIVAL AT TRADERS VILLAGE
Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village in Grand Prairie returns April 10th and 11th featuring Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music. Enjoy live music starting at 12 noon. Authentic Cajun foods, featuring traditional Louisiana favorites such as: shrimp etouffee, shrimp gumbo, and hundreds of pounds of spicy boiled crawfish. Food served at 11AM.
THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS FORT WORTH THIS WEEK BY DAY OF THE WEEK
What: Enjoy the ballet performance of Madison Hicks’ Still Growing + Katie Puder’s 19th Amendment. The performance brings audiences two modern ballets.
When: Now until the end of June
How Much: $30
What: “Glow Forest,” an art exhibition that is a serene and colorful jungle environment that offers an escape from winter and the state of the world currently.
Where: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
When: Daily at 10 AM
How Much: Free admission
What: The Texas Theatre is presenting a mini-drive-in in their parking lot. You’ll be able to will listen to the movie from the comfort of your car on the radio, and purchase snacks, drinks, and merchandise.
Where: Texas Theater, 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, Texas
When: Tuesday, April 6th at 9:15 PM
How Much: $22
What: Do you love Tacos? Margaritas? Oh, do we have a tour for you. Dallas Bites presents Dallas’ Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour, a taco- and margarita-sampling adventure. Join the tour and enjoy award-winning tacos and a selection of margaritas.
Where: Desperados Mexican Restaurant, 4818 Greenville Ave., Dallas
When: Daily at 12:30 PM
How Much: $70
What: Looking for a deal on food and drinks? Check out the Thirsty Lion from 3 – 6 PM and 9:30 – close every day for Happy Hour!
Where: 350 West Las Colinas Boulevard
When: 3 PM – 6 PM daily
How Much: During Happy Hour, $1 off pints, $4.95 house margaritas, drinks and featured wine, and a $4.95 – $6.95 food menu
What: The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursday Concert Series is returning! Each Thursday, bands will perform on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn overlooking White Rock Lake.
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
When: Every Thursday night until October 28th
How Much: Tickets run from $25 – $35
What: The Kessler will present music and beverages outside on the lawn behind the theater. Food will be available on-site each night.
Where: The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis Street, Dallas
When: Friday and Saturday nights during the spring, beginning at 5:30 PM
How Much: Free
What: Frida Kahlo: Five Works offers a chance to explore a selection of vibrant paintings by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. This installation features four paintings and a drawing on loan from a private collection.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas
When: Friday, April 2nd at 11 AM
How Much: Free
What: The Big Bounce America tour is the largest touring inflatable event, and it’s coming to DFW! This bounce castle includes a basketball court, giant slide, and ball pit.
Where: Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker
When: Saturday, April 10th at 9 AM
How Much: $17 – $35
What: Grab some local produce, meats, and eggs, bread and pastries, pickles, jams, specialty foods, and more at the White Rock Famers Market.
Where: Good Local Markets, 922 W. 9th Street, Dallas
When: Saturday, April 10th
How Much: Free
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
What: All around the world, people are pushing themselves to achieve new and amazing things. Now, for the first time ever, we’re looking into the science behind these mesmerizing accomplishments with our new The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition.
Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas
When: Daily at 10 AM, 11 AM on Sundays
How Much: $19 – $28 for nonmembers, $5 for members
Know of any other things to do in Dallas Fort Worth this week? Share them with us by commenting below.
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