things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this weekend (June 18 – 20): Jurassic World Exhibition, Father’s Day Excursions on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Juneteenth at Fair Park, Forgotten Space: A Grateful Dead Tribute in Downtown Plano, Free Admission for Dad at Bahama Beach Dallas and more!

Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas Fort Worth



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

Jurassic World

Pic courtesy: Jurassic World Website

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

Jazz on the Green at The Kimbell Art Museum

What:  Enjoy a glass of wine, a local beer, or a sparkling beverage while listening to the music of the French gypsy jazz band La Pompe. The evening will also feature discount prices for Kimbell members on drinks, plus education activities for kids and special appearances by the Salsa Limón taco truck and Melt Ice Cream Happy Cart.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
When: June 18, 2021  |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
How Much: Free

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Juneteenth at Fair Park

What:  The inaugural Juneteenth Celebration, March and Festival will take place on Saturday, June 19, hosted by the Elite News and the Blair Foundation. The march will begin at 10:00 AM at William Blair Jr. Park with a three-and-a-half-mile march and end at Fair Park, with a festival featuring a Negro League Baseball exhibit, a health & wellness expo, music performances, and other various activities.
Where: Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75210
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 |  11:00 am
How Much: Free

Father’s Day Weekend @ The Dallas Arboretum

Father's Day 2021 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+

Kids Cooking Class – Learn to Grill at Maggiano’s Little Italy

What: In this fun class, the kids will be grilling with Chef to make their own burgers and hotdogs! Children ages 6-13 are welcome. The children’s price of $20.00 includes the Chef-led cooking class, a breakfast buffet. Each little Chef will receive an Apron and Chef Hat to personalize. Adults will receive complementary beverages, but can enjoy the buffet with the purchase of a $10.00 ticket.
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy |  205 North Park Center, Dallas, TX 75225
When: Saturday, June 19 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
How Much: $10 – $20


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

Free Admission for Dad at Bahama Beach Dallas

Pic courtesy: Bahama Beach Website

What: What’s a better way to beat the heat than celebrate Father’s Day at Bahama Beach, Dallas’ favorite water park! The park is offering complimentary admission for Dad with a paid child admission.
Where:Bahama Beach Water Park |  1895 Campfire Circle, Dallas, TX 7523
When: Sunday, June 20, 2021
How Much: Free admission for Dad | Children: $9 – $15

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