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Summer is just around the corner, and there's no better time to explore all that Dallas has to offer. From outdoor concerts to food festivals, the city is brimming with exciting events that are sure to satisfy any interest. Whether you're a local or a visitor, you won't want to miss these top seven Dallas events this summer. So grab your friends and family, jump into your Ford, and get ready to have some fun in the sun.
Get ready to soak up the sun and breathe in fresh summer air at Summer at the Arboretum. From live music that'll get your toes tapping to seasonal food demonstrations to tantalize your taste buds, there's something for everyone at this can't-miss event. And with garden admission priced at only $3 through August, it's the perfect time to explore over 50,000 new plantings, including 300 tropical elephant ears and 500 cannas, that will transport you to a lush tropical paradise.
Bring the kids along for a day of bubble-filled fun at the Bubble Picnics, catch a special movie screening under the stars, and learn all about our feathered friends with expert bird talks, guided hikes, and live bird demonstrations complete with a petting zoo.
Enjoy a sophisticated and enchanting evening of classic jazz and pop throwbacks from the 20s and 30s at A Night In June 2023. This event promises to transport you back in time to an era of glamour and sophistication. Enjoy breathtaking performances from the one and only Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers, set in the beautiful surroundings of Dallas Heritage Village. Bring your loved ones, pack a picnic blanket and chairs, and settle in for a night of unforgettable entertainment under the stars.
Less than an hour from Dallas, Little Elm Craft Brew and Que is the ideal summer festivity for craft beer lovers. Take your pick from over 150 craft brews from over 60 different award-winning breweries from across the country. Pair your brew with delicious barbecue tastings from famous Texas pitmasters while being entertained by headliner Mike Ryan.
And if that's not enough to get your heart racing, there'll be fun contests, food trucks serving up delicious eats, a spectacular fireworks display, and a kids' zone complete with a bouncy castle to keep the little ones happy.
Get ready to tease your taste buds and indulge in a weekend of family-friendly fun at the highly-anticipated annual Taste Addison. Back by popular demand and just a short drive from Dallas, this year's event promises to be bigger and better than before. Enjoy live entertainment that will have you dancing the night away from artists such as Emerald City Presents and Zac Harmon. Unleash the kids at the Family Fun Lawn where they can enjoy sensory activities that will keep them engaged all day long.
For the wine connoisseurs, don't miss out on the complimentary wine tastings in the garden, where you can sample some of the finest wines from around the world. Laugh your socks off at the intimate comedy hour, and shop to your heart's content at the delightful marketplace. Grab your family and friends and head on over to Taste Addison for a weekend filled with non-stop fun this summer.
Get ready to hit the dance floor because the Texas Music Revolution is about to rock historic downtown McKinney. For over 25 years, this legendary event has been the talk of the town, bringing together everything from country and rock to blues and Americana music, just a half-hour drive from Dallas. And this year is no exception.
With a lineup of talented artists that will make your heart sing and your feet tap, you won't want to miss a single beat. From the soulful sounds of Blackbird Sing to the electrifying energy of Hayden McBride and the foot-stomping fun of Squeezebox Bandits, this two-evening event promises to be a showstopper.
Kickstart your summer by joining in on the fun at the Celebrate Highland Village 5K and Fun Run. Lace up your running shoes and start your day off with a bang, as you choose from one of two runs or walks through the city that'll get your heart racing. But the excitement doesn't stop there. After the race, you'll be treated to a family fishing event where you can unwind while celebrating your accomplishments with an awards ceremony.
As the sun sets, prepare to be blown away by exceptional live music and mouth-watering food that will have your taste buds craving more. Bring the kids along to enjoy the kids' zone, complete with fun and engaging activities that will keep them entertained all night long.
Immerse yourself in a world of timeless classics and exceptional outdoor theater at the 51st season of Shakespeare in the Park. Set within the stunning Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, this event promises to be a summer entertainment extravaganza. From June onwards, get ready to be swept away by a variety of classic favorites, including “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Two Gentleman of Verona,” and “King Lear”. With a program jam-packed with outstanding performances, you're guaranteed to find yourself transported to a world of drama, romance, and intrigue.
And what could be better than enjoying world-class theater under the stars? Pack your own picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket, and get ready to sit back, relax, and soak up the ambience. With the beautiful surroundings of the amphitheater and the stars twinkling above, this is an experience that you'll never forget.
Date: June to September 2023
Location: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas.
And there you have it. We've listed seven of the best Dallas events you don't want to miss this summer. Have we missed your favorite? Pop into the dealership at Planet Ford Dallas and let us know. We'll happily add it to our list.