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 212011
 

Check out all the family friendly stuff going on in Dallas-Forth Worth this Easter weekend!

DFW Metroplex
Easter Egg Hunts this Weekend in DFW
Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids – Various Locations

 

Carrollton
Teddy Bear Picnic – A.W.Homestead Museum

Dallas
Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection – Dallas Museum of Art (Opens 4/23)
Earth Day Dallas Festival
Easter Weekend Celebration – Dallas Arboretum
Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum
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

Ennis
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival (FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING)

Fort Worth
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Bass Performance Hall (THIS WEEKEND ONLY)
IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Frisco
Animation – Sci Tech Discovery Center
Bowling with the Easter Bunny at Strikz
Earth Day Extravaganza – Sci Tech Discovery Center

Grapevine
Taking Care of Mother Earth Expo (FREE EVENT & MOVIE)

Mansfield
Peter Rabbit Trail (through May 8th)

McKinney
Victorian Eggstravaganza

Pilot Point
Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch

Waxahachie
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Apr 152011
 

Check out all the family friendly stuff going on in Dallas-Forth Worth this 3rd weekend of April! Hope it’s a great weekend for your family!

Animation – Sci Tech Discovery Center

Celebrate Earth Day at River Legacy

Dallas Arts District Public Tours (first and third Saturday of the month)

Dallas International Guitar Festival (children 10 and under are FREE)

Easter Egg Hunts this Weekend in DFW

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival (FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING)

Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum

Family Past Times – Easter Egg Roll – Dallas Heritage Village (KIDS ARE FREE)

Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Japanese Garden Festival

Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival (FREE EVENT)

Healthy Kids Day – Frisco YMCA (FREE EVENT)

IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – Fort Worth

Live Green Expo (FREE EVENT)

North Park Mall – Atmos Energy Presents Children’s Activities (FREE EVENT)

North Texas Book Festival (FREE ADMISSION)

Peter Rabbit Trail

Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch – Pilot Point

Sound of Music

Southlake Art in the Square (FREE EVENT)

Texoma Earth Day Festival (FREE EVENT)

The Adventures of Brer Rabbit – Casa Manana Theater (last weekend!)

Apr 092011
 

Lots of fun stuff going on in Dallas-Forth Worth this 2nd weekend of April! Hope it’s a great weekend for your family!

Animation – Sci Tech Discovery Center

Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue Stage ShowEisemann Center

DFW Toy and Diecast Show

Easter Egg Hunts this Weekend in DFW

Family Nature Walk – Connemara Conservancy

Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum

Frisco Jazz Band Concert

IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – Fort Worth

KidsFest at FireWheel Town Center

Rapunzel at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch – Pilot Point

The Adventures of Brer Rabbit – Casa Manana Theater

Tuck Everlasting at Dallas Children’s Theater