There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Dallas today?’, we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend for couples or family events in Dallas on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.
There are a number of fun things to do in Dallas this weekend of August 19 to 21, 2022!
Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include North Texas Fair & Rodeo, ’til Midnight at the Nasher, The Lumineers Brightside Tour, and lots more!
Top Pick – Enjoy 14 rides for just $13.99 at Prairie Playland, Traders Village
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
Top Summer Camp Pick: Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University
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 this Weekend – Friday, August 19, 2022
’til Midnight at the Nasher
What: Just chill out and relax at Nasher this Friday with your friends or family. There will be outdoor concerts, film screenings, and also opportunities to experience art on view. There will also be food and beverages ready for purchase in the venue. All you need to bring perhaps is a blanket and you’re set!
When: August 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free
FREE Improv Jam with Can’t Tell Us Nothing
What: If you’re not a natural social butterfly, this could be your chance to practice a little bit of your social skills while having fun! This improv jam is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to try something new and to meet new people around them. Try it out and have fun!
When: August 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Where: Stomping Ground and Comedy Theatre, 1350 Manufacturing St #109, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: Free
Third Friday Market at the Sound
What: Just chill out and walk around the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater at the Third Friday Market at the Sound. There will be over 30 artisans featuring their creations accompanied by live music under the stars. There will also be plenty of food and drinks from on-site restaurants you can enjoy. Mark your calendars now!
When: August 19, 2022 | 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: The Sound Stage & Amphitheater at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free
North Texas Fair & Rodeo
What: Gear up! The North Texas Fair & Rodeo is here and ready to shake your boots! For nine roaring nights, the fair will feature first-class rodeos, swine pig races, a Wild West stunt show, livestock shows, kid and fun zones, and the latest fun attractions. The event will run until August 27.
When: August 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: North Texas Fair and Rodeo, 2217 N Carroll Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
How much: $5 for kids | $15 for adults
The Lumineers Brightside Tour
What: The Lumineers is headed to Dallas for their Brightside tour, however, they’re bringing more than just their lovely songs and amazing vocals. They’re also bringing along James Bay as a special guest who will be performing with them. Don’t miss out on seeing their spectacular combo live!
When: August 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
How much: Starts at $39
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, August 20, 2022
Mockingbird Station Summer Wave Event
What: Beat the heat with tons of summer-inspired activities that will have you and the kids delighted all day long. From 1 to 7 pm of the event, there will be life-sized yard games, a 27-foot-tall Purple Crush Waterslide, photo opportunities, and tons of snacking or cooling-off opportunities. In the evening, there will be a pop-up movie screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It’s a whole day of fun!
When: August 20, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Mockingbird Station, 5307 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: Free
Dog Days – August
What: Enjoy some bonding time with the kids and your pups at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden this weekend! Let your pups explore and bask in the beauty of nature with you. Hydration will be provided to your pups all throughout various sections of the garden. Also, because of the current summer heat, Dog Days weekend will only be held from 8 am to 1 pm. In addition to that, there will also be a special free movie night showing Disney’s “Cruella” at 8 pm. Pups will be free of charge!
When: August 20, 2022 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Regular admission for humans | $5 per dog
Morning Bird Walk
What: There’s nothing like a good walk out in nature to wake you up in the morning. What more if you witness the animals around you flitting about and starting their day as well? In this walk, you’ll get to explore various habitats at the Audubon Center in search of different bird species. Don’t forget your binoculars, comfy walking shoes, and maybe even a jacket.
When: August 20, 2022 | 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Where: Trinity River Audobon Center, 6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
How much: $10
What: Explore the skies, get to learn more about what’s out there, and get to take your very own pictures of the galaxy with NASA’s own camera. Also, travel through space with the kids with a show in the Noble Planetarium and explore the planets up above.
When: August 20, 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: $12 for children | $14 for seniors | $16 for adults
Addison After Dark: Pints & Pups
What: Nights in Addison has never been better! Up until November, you and the family can enjoy tons of different outdoor events at the park in addition to its live music series. There will also be tons of specialty entertainment, food and dessert trucks, and family-friendly activities. For this Saturday, it’s all about the pups. Bring your dogs along and let them enjoy the pop-up dog park. While they’re playing with the kids, you can also sample various beers from local craft breweries.
When: August 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001, United States
How much: Free
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, August 21, 2022
Freaky: An Inappropriate Comedy Show
What: End the weak in high spirits with a comedy show that will have you laughing on the floor. Hosted by Britney Ledesma, this show will surely tickle your sense of humor and hopefully, it’ll give you enough fuel for Monday. Book tickets now!
When: August 21, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Where: The Plano House of Comedy, 7301 Lone Star Dr Suite A-110, Plano, TX 75024
How much: $15
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