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 October 14 to October 16, 2022!
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
Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend – Friday, October 14, 2022
What: Based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, “The Miracle Worker” portrays Keller’s relationship with her governess Annie Sullivan. Born with an illness that rendered Keller deaf, blind, and consequently mute, Keller was pitied and badly spoiled by her parents which led to her growing into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child in control of the household. In hopes of calming their child, the Kellers hire Sullivan as her governess and teacher. After fierce battles with Keller, Sullivan convinces the girl’s parents to give her two weeks alone with the child where she manages to teach Keller discipline and language through sheer persistence and consistency.
When: October 14, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $19 – $22
What: The night markets at CityLine very second Fridays are back! The market hand-picks each vendor each month to make sure that their products are high-quality and ethically sourced. Enjoy browsing through local, vintage, handcrafted, and fair-trade products available and find yourself something to love.
When: October 14, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: CityLine Park, 3451 Routh Creek Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75082
How much: Free
What: Gear up for a major movie fest this Friday at the 16th Dallas International Film Festival! Dallas Film will be screening more than 80 films at the event. Highlights include the film “Armageddon Time,” an Oscar hopeful directed by James Gray and starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, and Jeremy Strong; “Call Jane,” a timely film starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver about a married woman with an unwanted pregnancy who lives at a time in America when she cannot get a legal abortion; and “Hargrove,” a documentary executive produced by Erykah Badu about Jazz trumpet legend Roy Hargrove.
When: October 14 – 20, 2022 | 5 pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars, 1005 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Starts at $25
What: The 1955 comedy-drama “Trouble in Mind” was planned for Broadway, however, it was canceled because the author didn’t want to tone down its message. In 2021, it was presented onstage as it should have been and it was a huge success. Now, Dallas gets to experience this theatrical hit. The play follows an experienced Black actress as she goes through the rehearsals of a major Broadway production in Alice Childress’s funny, moving, and ultimately shattering look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theater.
When: October 14 – 30, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204
How much: $15 – $60
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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, October 15, 2022
What: Get ready to enjoy the best food, wine, and music McKinney has to offer at its 6th Wine and Music Festival. The event will feature 30 wineries, 15 restaurants, and four bands. Wine-tasting tickets give 20 one-ounce tastings to use at any of the wineries while a food pass gives you access to taste the different cuisines from 15 of the best local restaurants. The VIP pass includes 20 wine tasting tickets, a food pass to enjoy tastings at the 15 restaurants, access to the Trinity Falls VIP tent with a VIP bar with exclusive wines and beer, appetizers, seating, VIP photo-booth, and other activations.
When: October 15, 2022 | 12 pm
Where: Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: $35 – $80
What: Enjoy plenty of renaissance fun this weekend with the entire family at the Realm Renaissance! The event will feature jugglers and magicians, shopping from local artisans, and a fortune teller. Fair food will include turkey legs and craft beer. And there will also be plenty of food for purchase from El Patio Mex-Tex and The London Baker. Last but not least, there will be plenty of crafts and face-painting fun for the kids.
When: October 15, 2022 | 1 pm
Where: The Realm Castle Hills, 4400 TX-121, Lewisville, TX 75056
How much: Free
What: Spark!’s signature fundraiser event is an adult-only evening designed to dazzle and amaze, all to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children. Here, you’ll experience an evening showered with wonder and creativity. This includes strolling entertainment, carnival games, treats, libations, a silent auction and more.
When: October 15, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: SPARK!, 1409 Botham Jean Blvd #004, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $200
What: Formerly known as Huffhines Art Trails, this two-day show has become one of the best arts and crafts show in North Texas. Here, you can enjoy live performances, treats, and tons of family-friendly activities like pumpkin decorating, a corn maze, a scarecrow village, a petting zoo, and more. The festival also features Pawtoberfest where pet lovers and their furry friends can enjoy the festival together with pet-friendly activities.
When: October 15-16, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Huffhines Park, 300 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
How much: Free
What: Featuring over 60 breweries and 200 beers, as well as food trucks, ’80s and ’90s cover bands, lawn games, and more, this weekend’s Dallas Brew Fest is sure to be a blast! Admissions include beer samplings and food is sold separately. Come here with your friends or on a date and have all the fun you can.
When: October 15, 2022 | 1 pm
Where: Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $50 – $90
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, October 16, 2022
What: Featuring two haunted houses where the 13 witches of the Dark Hour Coven have gathered to cast the most terrifying spell to make your worst nightmare come to life, the Dark Hour Haunted House will surely get your heart beating out of your chest. This year, it has also expanded to include more terrifying scenes, creatures, horrors, and nightmares that are sure to thrill all who enter the Coven.
When: October 16 – 31, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074
How much: $27 – $90
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