Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invite you to savor the final days of summer during Labor Day weekend.

As summer ends, bright spots of marigolds, dahlias, and black-eyed Susans appear throughout the garden, creating the quintessential setting for an afternoon picnic at “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens,” according to Architectural Digest. You can also catch the last of the delicate crimson petals of Crape Myrtle Allee as they fall during the first weeks of September.

Labor Day Activities for Main Garden

Football Fun Under the Sun: Streaming Live Football Game and Football Movies
September 1- 3
Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss, September 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., A Tasteful Place
“The Blind Side,” September 2, 11 a.m-1 p.m., Rosine Hall
“Rudy,” September 3, 2-4 p.m., Rosine Hall

Just Encased Craft Sausages Demonstration and Sale
September 1-3, 10:30 a.m., A Tasteful Place Test Pavilion
Enjoy watching a demonstration of how to create craft sausages. Sausages will be available for purchase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Craft Beer Tasting with Pegasus City Brewery
September 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Sample craft beers from Pegasus City Brewery.

Popstar Popsicle Sale
September 1-2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Cool off with Popstar Popsicles outside of the Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion.

The Mighty Real Band
September 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Outdoor concert with cover songs from The Fabulous 50s/60s, Motown, Disco, Funk, Rock, the 70s, 80s, 90s, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, plus dozens of top dance party songs of today.

$2 hot dogs and root beer floats at Terrace Cafe
September 1-3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy hot dogs and root beer floats, just $2 each all weekend.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Creativity Corner: Fantastic Fireworks
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Entry Plaza
Celebrate Labor Day in style with a firework ring! Come to the Creativity Corner to learn to make one.

Little Adventurers Activities
First Adventure, 10 a.m.
Bring little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art and math!

Plant Lab: Fantastic Fungi
11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m., Exploration Center
Did you know fungi is the largest organism in the world and spans over four square miles? Learn about the fantastic world of fungi in this investigative dissection lab.

OmniGlobe Presentation: Tour of the Solar System
11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., Exploration Center
Explore the solar system we call home. Which is the hottest? Which is the farthest? And why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?

Adventure Activity: Science of Sound
12 p.m., Exploration Center
Learn about sound and test noise-making skills on a popsicle stick kazoo.

Adventure Activity: POP! Power of Pressure
4 p.m., Exploration Center
What makes things go POP?! Explore the science behind air pressure and have an explosive time!

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9.  For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.