4th of July Activities at the Dallas Arboretum

Celebrate Independence with Live Music at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicks off Independence Day with live music, $2 hot dogs and root beer floats, and more!

You and your family can enjoy patriotic classics, contemporary and jazz musical surprises. Free beer samples from Old Town Brewhouse will be handed out from noon to 3 p.m. at A Tasteful Place.

Active and retired members of the military and first responders with a valid photo I.D. will receive free general garden admission on June 29, June 30, July 4, July 6 and July 7.

1st Cavalry Division Band from Fort Hood takes the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn on June 29 for a patriotic performance from 2-4 p.m., and enjoy free beer samples from Franconia Brewing Company at A Tasteful Place. Winner of the Excellence for Military Concert Bands, the 36th Infantry Division Band, performs June 30 from noon to 2 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert stage and Lawn.

Dallas Arboretum Concert

In The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Fourth of July Weekend, June 29- July 7

Start your holiday celebration off with a booming craft, catch story time with the nation’s bird, Eddie the Eagle, burst with knowledge at the July 4th Plant Lab, and then walk over to visit the patriotic OmniGlobe presentation. The garden is celebrating all week long.

4th of July Activities include:

Saturday, June 29, 2-4 p.m.

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

1st Cavalry Division Band:Enjoy a patriotic performance by soldiers from Fort Hood while picnicking, free with paid garden admission.

Franconia Brewing Company, Noon-3 p.m., A Tasteful Place: Enjoy complimentary beer samples at the Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook.

Sunday, June 30, Noon -2 p.m.

36th Infantry Division Band: Winner of the Excellence for Military Concert Bands, the 36th Infantry Division Band performs on the concert stage. FREE with paid garden admission.

Cherry Pie Demonstration by Emporium Pies, 11 a.m.-Noon

Emporium Pies demonstrates how to make their signature cherry pie from scratch. Learn tips on how to make a traditional flaky pie crust, a delicious cherry filling and a beautiful lattice top. Guests can purchase pie until 2 p.m. FREE with paid garden admission.

Window to the Wild Show

On July 4, Window to the Wild bird show returns at 10:30 a.m., followed by Rushmore Band performing from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. You can enjoy free beer samples from 3 Nations Brewery from noon to 3 p.m. at A Tasteful Place. Bring a picnic to the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn on July 6 to enjoy a performance by Moving Colors, a top party band in Dallas, from 2-4 p.m. On July 7, recording artists from Houston, The Powell Brothers, take the stage from 2-4 p.m.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under 2. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. For more information, visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/summer-at-the-arboretum/ 

Dallas Children’s Theater presents Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

© 2011 Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. By special arrangement with Pippin Properties, Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC.

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin’ musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.

When Fly’s Aunt Rita needs help getting out of a tight spot, the squad must combine their talents and work as a team on the rescue mission of a lifetime. While there’s no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug’s life isn’t that different from your own.

Get to know all the critters in the class!

Worm, Spider, and Fly have been studying their environment all year long… and now they are ready to share the facts they have learned with you and your family.

Before each performance for a critter-themed craft that will have you bugging out big time. As is tradition, photo ops abound and actors will sign autographs at all performances. And, exclusively after the show on opening night, all are welcome to cool off with a snow cone from Big D Kona Ice.

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly
Dallas Children’s Theater
June 14 – July 7, 2019 – Ages 3 and up

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

For information and tickets, visit Dallas Children’s Theater

Waterpark Season is Here!

The weather in North Texas is getting hotter and that means it’s time to splash it up at one of our wonderful waterparks. Here are a few of our favorites:

Hawaiian Falls 

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks

Hawaiian Falls offers you relief from the summer heat and gives your family the chance to share experiences that they’ll remember fondly for years to come. With multiple Dallas and Fort Worth waterpark locations including Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco, there’s a location near you no matter what part of North Texas you’re in. Hawaiian Falls overflows with aquatic fun for the whole family.

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks are notable for their clean environment, free parking, and fun-filled attractions that range from extreme to serene.

Contact your concierge for discounted tickets, and visit www.hfalls.com for more information. 

Bahama Beach Family Waterpark

Bahama Beach is your Daycation Destination!

Conveniently located only 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas, you can get away from it all without ever leaving town. Enjoy attractions such as 45-foot-tall slides for the big kids and adults who are young at heart, to an interactive water playground with a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket for the little ones. For those who want to kick back and relax, grab a tube, wade into one of two zero-depth entry beaches, and take a float down the lazy river.

To top it all off there is plenty of shade, private cabanas, and food and beverages to satisfy all of your summertime cravings. Get out in the sun and join in the fun!

For more information, visit www.bahamabeachdallas.com. Contact your concierge for discounted tickets. 

NRH2o Family Water Park

NRH2O is North Texas’ favorite family water park, conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The park offers a full day of fun for everyone in your family! Whether you want to ride the waves in the wave pool, brave thrilling water slides, or just relax in the Endless River, they have something for everyone!

Be sure to check out their events for Dive-In Movies, fireworks, and much more! NRH2O is also the best place to host your next group outing or birthday party! NRH2O offers free tubes, life jackets, and parking. Coolers are welcome.

Contact your concierge for a special link and promo code to purchase discounted tickets. For more information, visit www.nrh2o.com

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown (Formerly Wet & Wild Splashtown ), features over 40 exciting slides and attractions. Houston’s largest waterpark introduces an innovative new six-story waterslide–Wahoo Wave, along with new Caribbean themes and improvements throughout the park. 

The 48-acre park also features a bold new, Caribbean-inspired theme, s well as new rides and dining locations. For more information, visit www.wetnwildsplashtown.com

Hurricane Harbor

Embark on a family adventure at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor . The park has 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy!

Hurricane Harbor has something for everyone, including Hook’s Lagoon, an interactive water playhouse, 9 stories of wild water on Sea Wolf. Try to hang 10 on Surf Rider, take on the “zero gravity” slide—Mega Wedgie, or hop on Dive Bomber, a 5-story free fall experience that will leave you breathless. Enjoy heart-pounding  rides like Typhoon Twister, Tsunami Surge, and Wahoo Racer or just relax in one of the many shaded cabanas.  

Kick Off Summer Right at DFW’s Largest Waterpark! Whether it’s with friends, family or both, head out and have a great time together on this extended weekend! Where will you take the plunge first? Perhaps a refreshing dip to Splashwater Beach or Surf Lagoon is in order. Or maybe more thrilling attractions like Der Stuka or Tornado might be calling.

No matter what you decide, there’s no better way to stay cool in the Texas heat like a visit to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

For your discounted Bahn Break at ALL Texas parks, contact your concierge for a special link and promo code! You will receive a 10% discount off of general admission tickets to New Braunfels, South Padre Island, Corpus Christi, and Galveston. Concierge discounts are available online ONLY and require an advance purchase. For more information, visit www.schlitterbahn.com

Don’t forget, the Concierge has great deals on amusement park admission tickets. Contact your concierge for special promo codes and links.