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 21 to October 23, 2022!
Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include Plano Food and Wine Festival, Retropalooza, More Than Pink Walk, 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
Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend – Friday, October 21, 2022
Third Friday Craft Market at The Sound
What: Get ready for some end-of-the-week de-stressing shopping sessions while enjoying live music and treats at The Sound this Friday! Featuring over 30 local artisans, there will be plenty for you to see and discover. There will also be live music under the stars at the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater. And if you get hungry or thirsty, you can enjoy the delicious food from any one of the on-site restaurants.
When: October 21, 2022 | 5 pm
Where: The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free
Post Malone Concert
What: Post Malone is one of the hottest artists of the decade and there’s no wonder with his hits like “Rockstar,” “Sunflower,” and “Better Now.” Now, he’s heading to Dallas for his Twelve Carat Tour. Get your tickets now and join his amazing party/ concert!
When: October 21, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
How much: Starts at $98
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 – Saturday, October 22, 2022
More Than Pink Walk
What: Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization will be holding the More Than Pink walk this Saturday. Join the walk and celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors and the metastatic breast cancer community while enjoying scenic views of Las Colinas. After the walk, the Power of One Week, a week filled with activities honoring those who have been impacted by breast cancer will commence.
When: October 22, 2022 | 7 am
Where: Levy Event Plaza, 501 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039
How much: Free
Flea Harvey’s Rock N Roll Flea Market
What: Dress in your spookiest best and dress your pets too if you want and enjoy Flea Harvey’s annual spook-tecular Flea Market! There will be prizes waiting for Best Dressed Vendor, Best Dressed Customer, and Best Dressed Pet. On the other hand, the market will be featuring 17 local vendors selling everything from vinyl to art to vintage clothes and more. The Love Pit will also be there showcasing adoptable pups, TLP swag, and giveaways. Don’t miss out on all this!
When: October 22, 2022 | 11 am
Where: Lee Harvey’s, 1315 Beaumont St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Free
What: Retropalooza was all started by a few guys who enjoyed all things retro, from toys to music, to video games (especially video games), and now, it has become a huge festival for all people who love all the same things. The event will feature all things retro, lots of shopping, and panelists. There will also be celebrity guests including Keith Coogan, Joey Cramer, Laura Faye Smith, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Samantha Kelly, The 8-Bit Guy, and more.
When: October 22 – 23, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Esports Stadium Arlington and Expo Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
How much: $20 – $30 per day| $35 – $75 for weekend pass
North Texas EggFest
What: It’s eggs all around! In this 6th annual North Texas Eggfest, you’ll get to enjoy cooking demonstrations, food samples, live music, deals on demo Big Green Eggs, and so much more! Proceeds from the event will go to the Texas Restaurant Foundation which helps provide necessary resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training.
When: October 22, 2022 | 11 am
Where: Sunnyland Outdoor Living, 7879 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
How much: $10
Plano Food and Wine Festival
What: Food, wine, and so much fun – that’s what Plano has in store for you this weekend! The festival will feature over 100 award-winning wines, food from delicious local restaurants, culinary demos from local chefs, and many local boutiques and shops! So not only will you get to shop and eat to your heart’s content but also learn one thing or two to make your home meals a lot more special. Get your tickets now!
When: October 22, 2022 | 12 pm
Where: Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano, TX 75024
How much: $45 – $125
Moving Day DFW
What: Join the Parkinson’s Foundation for their annual Moving Day Walk. The event is an inspiring and empowering annual fundraising walk that unites people around the country living with PD, their care partners, and loved ones to help beat PD. And more than a walk, the event also celebrates movement which is proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Funds raised will go to support cutting-edge research, care, and education programs for the care and improvement of the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
When: October 22, 2022 | 8:30 am
Where: University of Texas at Arlington, 701 S Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX 76019
How much: Free
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, October 23, 2022
State Fair of Texas
What: Catch the State Fair of Texas before it’s gone for the year on its last day this Sunday! Experience awesome fun from its butter sculptures to the nightly fireworks and to the swamp of delectable fried food! You can also try new concoctions, take a trip to the Top ‘o Texas Tower, or try new concoctions. Big-name musicians like Trace Adkins, Ashanti, Lucinda Williams, Jason Boland & The Stragglers will also be gracing the fair in its duration. There’s just no shortage of things to do in this 24-day four-weekend extravaganza! So get ready to have all the fun in the world!
When: October 23, 2022 | 10 am onwards
Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $15
Dia de los Muertos Celebracion
What: Celebrate the colorful day of the dead at the Hughes Family Tribute Center. The celebracion will be a two-week event featuring the art installation, Los Espíritus del Bosque, by artist Ricardo Alarcón; a visual art exhibition; a live concert by the band Alebrije; dance performances by Grupo Pakal specializing in Mayan dance presentations; live mariachi music; family art activities, children’s entertainment; and food and beverage concessions.
When: October 23 – November 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm
Where: Crown Hill Memorial Park, 9178 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
How much: Free
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