Join us for the first-ever Garden Gigs!

Local tunes combine with local eats at the first-ever Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum, this Friday, July 24. This full-grounds musical event features local artists performing intimate sets throughout the gardens. Buy tickets now for an amazing night of fun!

Starting at 7:30PM, guests can enjoy the Arboretum’s beautiful grounds while listening to the dulcet sounds of these four local musical acts:

  • Salim Nourallah, a North Texas music scene fixture, best known for his Beatle-esque sound and his timeless approach
  • Duo John Lefler and Camille Cortinas, two talents with a decade of touring and two albums between them
  • Kaela Sinclair, a Denton native whose album Sun & Mirror garndered rave reviews and significant radio play
  • Sudie, a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and musician who describes her sound as “something jazzy meets kind of crazy … if Bjork had arranged something for Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday to sing over”

And when you find that perfect spot to set your blanket, you’ll have the option to feast on the contents of your picnic basket or enjoy the many culinary delights from these four food trucks:

BellaTrino, serving wood-fired pizza prepared Neapolitan style in a 1,000-degree, 5,000-pound oven, turning out pies in 70 seconds

Cajun Tailgators, offering fresh and authentic creole favorites

Easy Slider, grilling creative sliders featuring locally sourced ingredients

Ruthie’s Rolling Café, serving up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches inspired by Grandma’s recipe

Buy tickets online now and save $3. Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door. Parking is free, and gates open at 6:30 p.m.





Fourth of July Weekend in the Garden


There are thousands of bold, beautiful colors at the Dallas Arboretum 4th of July Weekend, but there’s one special weekend when it’s all about the red, white and blue. Come celebrate your Independence Day weekend at the Arboretum, where there will be star-spangled fun for patriots of all ages.

The celebration kicks off Thursday night at 7:30PM with our last Spring/Summer Cool Thursday Concert! Enjoy a colorful summer sunset, views of White Rock Lake and the lush rolling lawn while listening to the patriotic songs of the Dallas Winds. The evening promises to be a night to remember. Purchase your tickets Cool Thursday Concert Tickets today.

Continue the celebration of our nation’s independence in true red, white and blue style at 9AM Friday, July 3, with a holiday-themed Craft Corner taking place in the Main Entry Plaza. If crafting isn’t your thing, then a Patriotic Scavenger Hunt could be a welcome adventure. Just make your way to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and get ready to explore.

The Arboretum is also offering 10:30AM and 11:30AM daily showings of the puppet show “Finding My Way Home” at the Glade Puppet Theater. Or your crew can indulge their inner foodies at Red, White and Fruit at the Incredible Edible Garden beginning at noon.

DIY is the order of the day at the Exploration Center Plant Lab, where you’ll learn how to make patriotic toothpaste. And make sure to head to the Exploration Center at 2PM to learn about our nation’s bird with Eddie the Eagle.

Continuing the celebration of our nation’s independence in true red, white and blue style, guests will receive a special reduced $5 general admission price and active and retired members of our esteemed armed services will receive free admission from Friday, July 3, through Monday, July 6. Don’t forget to purchase your discounted parking online for only $8! Happy Fourth of July!

Our Favorite Ways to Say Happy Mother’s Day


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Come spend Easter in the garden!


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