Summer activities you won’t want to miss at The Dallas Arboretum
With the kids just easing into summer break, there’s no better time to make the most of all the season has to offer! There are plenty of can’t-miss activities in June and July at the Dallas Arboretum to get you started. Here’s a roundup:
WFAA Family First Day in the Children’s Adventure Garden
10AM–2PM Saturday, June 13
Invite the gang to enjoy a day of puppet shows, hands-on outdoor science experiments, collaborative tessellation assembly and scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This family-centered event is anchored by WFAA on-air talent, including Meteorologist Greg Fields at the OmniGlobe.
Father’s Day Weekend Concert
1 – 2:30PM Saturday, June 20
Enjoy an eclectic spectrum of music from Tony Bennett to Nat King Cole, and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sinatra during our Father’s Day weekend concert featuring Multilingual Balladeer Frank Obregon. Relax with dad (on a lawn he doesn’t tend!), sip his favorite beverage, and maybe take a twirl around the stage!
9AM and 1PM Sunday, June 21
Bring Dad and Granddad to the Children’s Adventure Garden for a hands-on craft session with their little ones. They’ll construct and paint flowerpots and birdhouses to take home. Plus, enjoy classic superhero cartoons in the air-conditioned comfort of Rosine Hall, open for a come-and-go, blankets welcome viewing of these vintage shows.
The Golden Hour
6–9PM, Wednesday, June 10 and June 24
The Arboretum opens its doors at special pricing to allow the community to capture those “golden hour” photos in our showcase gardens. Tickets are $8 for Members and $10 for non-Members and can only be purchased at the gate.
Stories in the Flower Village
11AM, Monday, June 15, 22, 29
Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to bring young readers and pre-readers for story time under the shade of the flower houses in Pecan Grove.
Family Fun Fridays
10AM–2PM, Friday, June 12, 19, 26
Join us for kid-friendly activities that will include face painting, a petting zoo and music for the little ones in the shady Pecan Grove. Story time for our youngest readers and pre-readers will be held from 10 – 10:30AM!
Cool Thursday Concert, featuring the Dallas Winds
7:30PM, Thursday, July 2
Don’t miss the last Cool Thursday Concert of the spring/summer season! 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 online today.
Fourth of July Weekend Activities
9AM, Saturday, July 4
Continue the celebration of our nation’s independence in true red, white and blue style. Active and retired members of the armed services receive free admission Friday through Monday, and everyone will enjoy patriotic music and flags throughout the gardens.
Visit to our website to purchase tickets and to view a complete calendar of Arboretum events.