Jun 282011
 

There are plenty of Fourth of July Weekend Events in DFW to choose from. Check out some of the fun events happening around town for Independence Day. Chances are, you won’t have to drive far to catch some fireworks!

 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fort Worth
Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (Fort Worth Botanic Garden)
Stockyards 4th of July Celebration

Frisco
Frisco Freedom Fest

Garland
Star Spangled Spectacular “Picnic in the Park”

The Colony
Liberty by the Lake Festival

 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Addison
Kaboom Town

Arlington
Light Up Arlington

Farmer’s Branch
Celebrate Red, White and Blue

Forth Worth
Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (Fort Worth Botanic Garden)

Grand Prairie
Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration

Rowlett
Fireworks on Main

 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Arlington
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Bedford
4th Fest Big Top Celebration

Burleson
Independence Day Celebration

Dallas
Fair Park Fourth

Denton
Kiwani’s Fireworks Show

Flower Mound
Independence Fest

Fort Worth
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (Fort Worth Botanic Garden)

Grand Prairie
Fireworks at Joe Pool Lake (LynnCreek Lake)
Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration

Grapevine
Annual Fireworks Extravaganza

Lake Dallas
Lakes Cities 4th of July

Lewisville
Red, White & Lewisville Fireworks

Little Elm
July Jubilee

McKinney
Red, White and Boom!

Richardson
Family Fourth Celebration

May 272011
 

Lots of family friendly fun happening in Dallas – Fort Worth over Memorial Day Weekend! Several FREE events too!

Allen
Concerts by the Creek – Watters Creek (FREE outdoor concerts through October 8, 2011)

Arlington
Music Under the Stars – Levitt Pavilion (FREE EVENT)

Carrollton
Youth Fishing Event (FREE)

Corinth
Summer Movies in the Park

Dallas
CityArts Festival (FREE EVENT!)
Dallas Arboretum – Eddie Coker Memorial Day Children’s Concert

Dallas Symphony Memorial Day Concert at Flagpole Hill (FREE EVENT)
Dallas Zoo- SavannAnniversary
Discovery Saturdays at Trinity River Audubon Center
Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum (through December 31st)
Family Fun Mondays – Dallas Arboretum
Family Weekend Events – Dallas Museum of Art
IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science
Lakeshore Learning Store – FREE Craft
North Park Mall – Atmos Energy Presents Children’s Activities (FREE EVENT)
Peter Rabbit’s Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt – Dallas Arboretum (through July 31st)
Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse (through June 5th)
2nd Annual White Rock Rowing Sprint Championships

DFW Metroplex
Camp with a Ranger at a State Park – Texas Outdoor Family
Hawaiian Falls Opening Weekend
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic (FREE CLASS)
Super Duper Mini Chefs (FREE CLASS)

Ennis
National Polka Festival

Farmer’s Branch
Fishin’ Fun
Liberty Fest 2011

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge (hikes, canoeing, education programs)
IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
No Glitz, No Glory – Wild West Exhibit at National Cowgirl Museum (through September 25th)

Frisco
Memorial Day at Strikz
Memorial Day at Main Event
Our Town at Frisco Discovery Center

Granbury
Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration (FREE EVENT)

Grand Prairie
Memorial Day Celebration (FREE trees and FREE lunch)

Grapevine
Friday Fireworks (FREE EVENT – through September 3rd)
Grapevine Railroad Memorial Day Train
SummerBlast! 2011 (family friendly events through September 5th)
SummerFest Events at Gaylord Texan (family friendly events through September 5th)
Tractors, Trucks and Heavy Equipment – Nash Farm

Hurst
Cinderella’s Kids – Artisan Center Theater (through July 2nd)
Sound of Music – Artisan Center Theater (through July 2nd)

Irving
Byron Nelson Championship (Kids Activities Provided)
Fundays at National Scouting Museum (FREE EVENT)

Mansfield
Fun on the Farm

Plano
Saturday Night THRIVE! Family Game Night – This Side Up Family Fun Center

Pilot Point
Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch

Richardson
Richardson Community Band Concert

Rowlett
Memorial Day Celebration

Waxahachie
Scarborough Renaissance Festival (LAST WEEKEND!)

May 132011
 

The second weekend of May has a TON of family friendly things to do in Dallas – Fort Worth! Hope it’s a great weekend for your family!

Allen
Concerts by the Creek – Watters Creek (FREE outdoor concerts through October 8, 2011)
Lucky Duck Kids Club – (hosting FREE arts & crafts at festival)
Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival (FREE ADMISSION)
Steel Guitar Jamboree (FREE EVENT)

Arlington
DFW Toy & Diecast Show (2nd Saturday of the month)

Dallas
Discovery Saturdays at Trinity River Audubon Center
Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum
Family Fun at the Lake – White Rock Lake
Family Past Times – Dallas Heritage Village (kids FREE every third Sunday)
Giggle, Giggle, Quack – Dallas Children’s Theater (Read my review!)
IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science
Lakeshore Learning Store – FREE Craft
Lakewood Stock Neighborhood Festival
Modern Family Fest
North Park Mall – Atmos Energy Presents Children’s Activities (FREE EVENT)
Peter Rabbit’s Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt – Dallas Arboretum
Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse
Sid the Science Kid – Museum of Nature and Science (MNS members only FREE event)
Sleepover at the Museum of Nature and Science
Trinity River Wind Festival (FREE EVENT)
Wizard of Oz at the Women’s Museum (puppet show presented by Dallas Puppet Theater)

DFW Metroplex
Camp with a Ranger at a State Park – Texas Outdoor Family

Euless
Prince and Princess Movie Party Featuring Tangled

Fairview
Family Fun Carnival Day – Whole Foods

Flowermound
Family Camp Out

Fort Worth
Annual Frontier Forts Days – Fort Worth Stockyards
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge (hikes, canoeing, education programs)
IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Wildflower Extravaganza – Tandy Hills Natural Area

Frisco
Family Fun Day -Frisco Heritage Museum (third Sunday)
Mother and Daughter Tea in Wonderland

Grand Prairie
Thomas & Friends Live! on Stage

Grapevine
Main Street Days Festival

Hurst
Hansel & Gretel – Artisan Center Theater (through May 21st)

Mansfield
Fun on the Farm

Pilot Point
Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch

Plano
Kiwanis Club Annual Butterfly Festival

Sherman
Second Saturday Events at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (some events are FREE-reservations required)

Waxahachie
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Wylie
Pet Parade Finale

 

 

May 052011
 

Mother’s Day weekend in Dallas-Forth Worth has a TON of family friendly things to do, including several “First Saturday” and FREE events!

Allen
FREE Outdoor Concert
Spring Arts & Crafts Fair (Click on Date) (FREE ADMISSION)

Athens
Cinco de Mayo at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Carrollton
Mother’s Day Concert and Picnic

Dallas
AdventureAsia: Family Days at The Crow
Butterfly House Discovery Tour – Texas Discovery Gardens
Dallas Roars! A Festival of Flight (Dallas Zoo)
Discovery Saturdays at Trinity River Audubon Center
Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum
Giggle, Giggle, Quack – Dallas Children’s Theater (Opening Weekend)
IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science
Kid-netic Games (Special Needs Athletics Event)
Lakeshore Learning Store – FREE Craft (Mother’s Day Theme)
Mother’s Day Concert and Butterfly Release – Texas Discovery Gardens
National Train Day (Dallas & Fort Worth)
North Park Mall – Atmos Energy Presents Children’s Activities (FREE EVENT)
Old Time Music Jam – Dallas Heritage Village
Plaza Days – Plaza at Preston Center
Public Tours of the Dallas Arts District (first and third Saturday of the month)
Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse
Target First Saturdays at Nasher Scultpture Center *FREE ADMISSION
Wizard of Oz at the Women’s Museum (puppet show presented by Dallas Puppet Theater)

Denton
Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Desoto
Mother and Son Ball

DFW Metroplex
Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (first Saturday of the month) *FREE WORKSHOP (Mother’s Day Theme)
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic (FREE CLASS) (Mother’s Day Theme)
Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party – Pottery Barn

Flowermound
Kidfish

Fort Worth
IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Mayfest
National Train Day (Fort Worth & Dallas)

Frisco
FREE Bowling and Coaching Clinic – Strikz

Gainesville
Spring Fling at the Frank Buck Zoo

Grapevine
Fridays at the Farm

Hurst
Hansel & Gretel – Artisan Center Theater

Lucas
First Saturdays at Brockdale Park (Blackland Prairie Raptor Center)
Rods n’ Raptors Kids’ Fishing Derby – Brockdale Park (Blackland Prairie Raptor Center)

Mansfield
Peter Rabbit Trail (Last Weekend)

McKinney
Fairy Tale Mother’s Day Tea

Pilot Point
Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch

Plano
Asia Fest (FREE ADMISSION)
Kiwanis Club Annual Butterfly Festival
Plan-O-Bonfire

Richardson
Cottonwood Art Festival (FREE EVENT)

Seagoville
Mud Bug Festival (FREE ADMISSION)

Waxahachie
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

WillsPoint
Mother’s Day Campout – Camp With a Ranger Texas Outdoor Family Workshop

 

 

Apr 282011
 

The last weekend of April is packed with many family friendly events in Dallas-Fort Worth, including a number of FREE festivals!

Arlington
River Legacy’s Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Coppell
Earthfest (FREE EVENT)

Dallas
Dallas Roars! A Festival of Flight (Dallas Zoo)
Discovery Saturday at the Trinity Audubon Center
Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum
Get Kidz Fit Fest 2011 (FREE EVENT)
IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science
North Park Mall – Atmos Energy Presents Children’s Activities (FREE EVENT)
Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse
White Rock Lake Festival
Wizard of Oz at the Women’s Museum (puppet show presented by Dallas Puppet Theater)

Denton
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival (FREE EVENT)

DFW Metroplex
National Geographic Little Explorers Club at Pottery Barn Kids

Farmer’s Branch
Younger Generation Chorus Performance at Brookhaven

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Boat and Sport Show
IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Frisco
Animation – Sci Tech Discovery Center (LAST WEEKEND)

Garland
Cinco de Mayo Celebration (click on calendar date)

Grand Prairie
Annual Big Mamou Cajun Festival (at Trader’s Village)

Grapevine
Heritage Fun and Kite Flying
Metroplex Doll Club Annual Show and Sale

Mansfield
Peter Rabbit Trail (through May 8th)

Mesquite
Mesquite’s Annual Real.Texas.Festival

Muenster
Germanfest

Pilot Point
Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch

Plano
Sidewalk Chalk Spectacular (FREE EVENT)

Waxahachie
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Apr 282011
 

Dallas Roars! is an annual multi-weekend spring celebration at the Dallas Zoo packed with fun – bounce houses, crafts, music, shows, games, and more. There are two more fun packed weekends left to enjoy the Dallas Roars! festival. The festival, presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, takes place on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Website

Check out the planned activities for the next two weekends:

April 30 to May 1

Butterflies Reopening, Cinco de Mayo

  • Education animal presentations in the ZooNorth Breezeway – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Senorita Stilt Walker and Bayou Queen appearances
  • Variety of Hispanic performing artists including musicians and dance troupes from local high schools
  • KLNO/Univision Radio – Sunday: noon to 2 p.m.
  • Keeper Encounters
  • Paper flower craft
  • Mural craft
  • Bounce houses
  • Carnival games with prizes
  • Community organizations including Stranger Danger, 1st Class Kids,
    Dallas Police Dept., Dallas Fire Rescue, DART, Dallas Public Library,
    and more
  • Marketplace featuring face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo buttons, and airbrush art (fees apply)

May 7 to 8

Mother’s Day Weekend

  • Butterfly releases – Saturday: 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.; Sunday: 2, 3, and 4 p.m.
  • Special Mother’s Day brunch – Saturday only, reservations required
  • Butterfly Stilt Walker and Bayou Queen appearances
  • Education animal presentations in the ZooNorth Breezeway – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Special appearance by Radio Disney – Sunday: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Keeper Encounters
  • Butterfly mural craft
  • Bounce houses
  • Carnival games with prizes
  • Community organizations including Dallas Police Dept., Dallas Fire
    Rescue, DART, Dallas Public Library, Green Mountain Energy, Dallas Water
    Utilities: CeaseTheGrease, and more
  • Marketplace featuring face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo buttons, and airbrush art (fees apply)

 

 

 

Apr 272011
 

It’s not too late to celebrate Earth Day and teach your kids about environmental awareness. Stop by The Heard Museum Natural Science Museum for their Green Living Family Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

From their website:

Chat with dozens of green vendors that can provide you with practical tips about eco-friendly living. If you are a “green veteran,” there is always something new to learn! Enjoy live entertainment, green demonstrations and kid’s activities including kite flying in the meadow. See the new Bugs! exhibit, check out Animals of the World and walk the nature trails. Bring recyclable products to support the Heard’s electronics recycling program. (Stay tuned for more details.)

McKinney residents – FREE ADMISSION (proof required)

Non-residents pay the standard admission: $9 adults, $6 seniors & kids 3-12. Kids 2 & under are free.

Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets online.

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