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/ 

Learn How to Create Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Like a Pro

Bring a friend or ‘that special someone‘ and join the fun while you learn how to dip and design strawberries like a pro! Sweet Queen and the Icing King will help you make this a special Valentine’s Day.

In this hands-on class, you will learn you how to properly clean, dip, store, and package chocolate dipped berries.

This Sweet Queen will teach you these strawberry design  techniques: 

  • Classic dip
  • Holiday candy dip
  • Drizzle

Each student will leave with a dozen fresh dipped berries and the skills to recreate them over and over again.

Class Price is $50 per person

*ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED

Class Dates and Times

Friday, Feb. 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Sat. Feb 9th, 12:-1:30 pm

Sat. Feb 9th, 4:00-5:30 pm

Sign Up for Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Classes

Sweet Queen’s Studio
3232 North Garland Ave. Suite 104
Garland, Texas 75040

Christmas Shows and Concerts

The Dallas Fort Worth is filled with the holiday spirit in the form of Christmas concerts, shows, and family-friendly events.

ELF: The Musical

November 27 – December 2, 2018
Music Hall at Fair Park

Based on the hilarious movie, ELF The Musical is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Get your tickets  at Dallas Summer Musicals

A Clint Black Christmas
(with Lissa Hartman-Black)

Clink Black Xmas

Monday, December 5, 7:30
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

GRAMMY award-winning, country music icon, Clint Black will welcome his wife Lisa Hartman Black to the stage for Christmas-inspired performances this December.

The holiday-themed show will include a sampling of Clint Black fan favorites as well as music from both of his Christmas albums: Christmas with You and Looking for Christmas.

Order your tickets online or call the Box Office: 214.880.0202

Christmas Story

December 12 – 16, 2018
Winspear Opera House 

Based on the popular movie of the same name, A Christmas Story follows young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

There’s an infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

Order your tickets for Neiman Marcus Kids’ Night invites your child to attend the December 12th performance of A Christmas Story for FREE when you purchase an adult ticket at full price!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops

December 7-16, 2018
Meyerson Symphony Center

Get into the holiday spirit with this beloved Dallas tradition. You and your family will love hearing the  Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the magnificence of the Meyerson decked out in her holiday finest.

Get your tickets soon. This event always sells out quickly!

Big Brassy Christmas Organ Extravaganza

December 10, 2018
Meyerson Symphony Center

Christmas favorites ring out as members of the DSO brass and percussion sections perform a special Christmas program featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ. Order your ticket for this holiday concert.

A Christmas Carol

Dallas’ Theater Center’s holiday tradition.
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Now Through December 30, 2018
Wyly Theater

Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas.

Order tickets online for A Christmas Carol. 

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