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 September 2 to 4, 2022!
Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include Black Excellence Festival Day 1 Kickoff, Imagine Dragons: Mercury World Tour, Texas Food Fest, 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, September 2, 2022
Black Excellence Festival Day 1 Kickoff
What: Our top pick for Black events this upcoming Labor Day weekend in Dallas is the Black Excellence Festival. There will be tons of entertainment to enjoy including RNB and Soul music performances as well as hilarious comedy shows by some of the most talented black artists in the city. This Friday, there will be Dominique Hammons “The International Violionist” and Live Band, Sammie, Q-Parker 112. And many more are joining the lineup so don’t miss out on this!
When: September 2, 2022 | 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: The Statler Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton, 1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Starts at $40
Four Day Weekend Dallas
What: The ever popular comedy troupe Four Day Weekend has the longest running show in the Southwest. And this weekend, they’re coming to Dallas to inject some joy and laughter in the beginning of Labor Day weekend. Their 105-minute show is crafted from audience suggestions and interactions so don’t be shy!
When: September 2, 2022 | 8:00 pm
Where: Four Day Weekend East, 5601 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: $25
The Classics Theatre Project presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
What: If you’re into the kind of drama that would glue you to your seats for hours on end, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” might just be the play for you. The story unfolds in the Mississipi Delta where the Pollitt family gathers to celebrate the birthday of their aging and ailing patriarch, Big Daddy. In the midst of the celebration, however, Big Daddy’s two sons Brick and Gobber vie for his inheritance in a dramatic way that involves lies, truths revealed, and the breaking and making of familial relationships.
When: September 2, 2022 | 8:00 pm
Where: Margo Jones Theatre at Magnolia Lounge, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: $32 – $25
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, September 3, 2022
Labor Day Dash 5k
What: Get up and moving this Labor Day weekend in Dallas with the Labor Day Dash! The race will be held on the beautiful Campion Trail in Irving, TX. Once you register, you’ll receive a designer shirt. a custom medal, and free photos. In addition to the race though, there are plenty of other things for you to enjoy including delicious post-race food and a costume contest. Register now!
When: September 3, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 am
Where: Sam Houston Trail Park, 101 I-635, Irving, TX 75038
How much: $44
Imagine Dragons: Mercury World Tour
What: Are you a believer? If you get that Imagine Dragons reference, then you won’t want to miss this because the band is coming to Dallas for their Mercury World Tour! Rock out to their music, dance along with the crowds, and see this epic band perform live. Book your tickets now!
When: September 3, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Where: Dos Equis Pavilion, 1818 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $100
Sunburn Pool Party at Canvas Dallas
What: Pool season is back at the Canvas Hotel in Dallas! Catch those golden rays, enjoy marvelous views of Downtown Dallas, and enjoy delicious food and drinks from the Gallery Rooftop Lounge. If you want, you can also book a little staycation. Melt the stress away!
When: September 3, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Canvas Hotel Dallas, 1325 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $35 – $45
What: Singer songwriter Kehlani knows how to rock the house and she is coming to Dallas! If you’re ready to dance, have a good time, or just listen to some epic music, then grab some friends, a date, or even a sibling and reserve your tickets now!
When: September 3, 2022 | 8:00 pm
Where: South Side Ballrom at Gilley’s, 1135 Botham Jean Blvd #101, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Starts at $93
Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, September 4, 2022
Texas Food Fest
What: What is a Labor Day weekend celebration without tons of good food, right? That’s just not right. Fortunately, the Texas Food Fest is here to satisfy all your cravings. The best caterers and chefs in Texas are coming together in Dallas to get you a taste of the best flavors of Texas. Get ready to fill up your tummies!
When: September 4, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $2 – $6
Lauv and Hayley Kiyoko Concert
What: Lauv and Hayley Kiyoko are the pair that we don’t know we needed and here they are coming to Dallas this weekend. With them both taking the stage at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, it’s sure to be an epic blast. So grab your fellow Lauv or Hayley fans and grab the best seats in the house for the best experience.
When: September 4, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
How much: Starts at $44
Pegasus City Brewery presents Fem Fest
What: Everyday is a chance to celebrate how amazing women are and this Sunday, Pegasus City Brewery is bringing you the inaugural Fem Fest. It’s a women-centered event that features women-owned and operated businesses, women-led bands, and tons of beer specials and food. Proceeds will go to the Texas Women’s Foundation, a non-profit focused on advancing the economic security and leadership of Texas women and girls.
When: September 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm
Where: Pegasus City Brewery, 1508 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free
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