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 26 to 28, 2022!
Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include OneRepublic in concert with NEEDTOBREATHE, Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Wine & Food Festival, 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 26, 2022
Kimbell Dog Day
What: Celebrate National Dog Day with treats and contests at the Kimbell Art Museum with your pups! Dig into some ice cream and shaved ice treats with your pups or have them enter the “Best in Show” parade which will have categories including dog with the best costume, largest dog, and smallest dog. You can even win a prize if your dog is the most look-alike of the museum’s new acquisition, the “Dog Guarding a Basket of Grapes” (1836) by Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.
When: August 26, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free
OneRepublic in concert with NEEDTOBREATHE
What: OneRepublic has been known to have explosive concerts. With each set number, they get their fans dancing and singing along to their music. Get to have that experience this Friday at Dos Equis Pavilion! OneRepublic is bringing their Neverending Summer tour to Dallas and they won’t be alone because they’ll be bringing special guest NEEDTOBREATHE. Catch them live!
When: August 26, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Where: Don Equis Pavilion, 1818 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $24
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, August 27, 2022
Mamma Mia! Musical
What: If you loved watching Meryl Streep and her Amigas along with Amanda Seyfried looking for her real dad in the first Mamma Mia! film, then you’ll surely love the broadway version of it! There’s no Meryl Streep here sadly but the songs and joy of the show are all there. From “Super Trouper” and “Dancing Queen” all the way to “Money, Money, Money” and “Mamma Mia,” there will be plenty of songs that will get you dancing and jamming in your seats. Book your tickets now!
When: August 27, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: $38
DFW Record Show
What: If you’re a music fan right down to your core, the DFW Record Show would be heaven just for you. There will be over 100 tables and thousands of records and music-related items. Of course, there will also be live music, food, and drinks to go along with that. What better way to spend a Saturday evening for music lovers, right? Mark the date!
When: August 27, 2022 | 10:00 am
Where: Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
How much: Free
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Wine & Food Festival
What: Prepare your palette to get the best taste of sophisticated drinks and food. The event will feature craft brews, wines, champagnes, locally distilled spirits, and tastes and small plates from celebrated Dallas chefs and restaurants. We recommend you check their schedule of events first and see which events you’d like to participate in before buying your tickets.
When: August 27, 2022 | 11:00 am onwards
Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Prices vary by event
Dwell with Dignity presents Thrift Studio
What: Dwell with Dignity’s largest annual fundraiser Thrift Studio is a pop-up shop where you’ll see luxuriously-furnished vignettes designed by North Texas’ top designers, showrooms, and retailers. There will also be a curated selection of fine art from well-known artists. But the best part is that they’ll all be sold at dramatic discounts. And 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Dwell with Dignity’s mission to transform the lives of people struggling with homelessness and poverty through design. Mark the date!
When: August 27, 2022 | 10:00 am onwards
Where: Thrift Studio Pop-up, 1127 Conveyor Ln, Dallas, TX 75247
How much: Admission is free | $175-$275 for Preview Party
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show
What: Murder and dinner? That doesn’t seem the likely pair but trust us, at the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, it’s the most fun pairing there is! Get to tackle an interesting crime while eating dinner and remember, the criminal is just in the room. It might even be you! Each admission includes a full dinner, murder mystery entertainment, wait staff gratuity, a prize package for Top Sleuth, and more. So grab a ticket with friends or lovers now!
When: August 27, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas, 1600 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 7520
How much: $63.99
Texas Rangers present Bark at the Park
What: It’s ballgame day for the pups! This Saturday, it’s all about the pups and not just the ballgame. Before the start of the game, you and your pups can watch tons of pups circling the bases in a parade and energizing the crowd with their adorableness. Then, there will be a pet expo where you can enjoy doggie product samples and photo ops. Local shelters will also be featuring their ready-to-adopt pups so who knows? Maybe at the end of the day, you’ll have another angel gracing your home. Mark the date!
When: August 27, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Where: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
How much: $45 – $55
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, August 28, 2022
The Magic of Rob Lake
What: A world-class illusionist, Rob Lake’s mindblowing illusions dazzle the minds of people everywhere he goes. His astonishing original illusions are always presented in a beautiful and awe-inspiring storytelling manner on the grandest of scales. Get ready to get mesmerized!
When: August 28, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $37
Shop Local Sundays
What: One of our favorite Black events this weekend in Dallas is the Shop Local Sundays of Legacy Hall. August is Black Business Month and what better way to celebrate that than celebrating black entrepreneurship? At Shop Local Sundays, 8 black-owned businesses will be featured. This includes Sparkle Company Aromatherapy, CEV Collection, Charmaine Marshall Designs, City Made Apparel, Hair By Akoni, and more!
When: August 28, 2022 | 4:00 pm
Where: Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX 75024
How much: Free
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