Broadway Dallas 2022- 2023 Broadway Series

2022-2023 Insurance Broadway Series

Even though the Dallas Summer Musicals has changed its name, its commitment to bringing the best Broadway productions to Dallas is not. As the premier presenter of touring Broadway in the region, Broadway Dallas will continue to deliver the hottest, most award-winning, edge-of-your-seat exciting shows to its diverse, multi-generational audiences on a year-round basis (not just in the summer). 

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10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in North Texas

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The temperatures in North Texas have been hitting more than 100 degrees for a while now. It is getting hotter, and nothing beats the heat like a dip in a pool, a cool sprinkle at a Spray Ground or a big splash at a water park.

If you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard, don’t fret, the Concierge has several wet and wild ways to make a splash. Here are our Top 10 favorites ways to stay cool this summer:

1. Dallas Parks Spraygrounds

Did you know that the Dallas Parks Department operates several Spraygrounds around town? They are open daily through Labor Day. Spraygrounds are located in Lake Highlands , Grauwyler, Campell Green and other park locations. Check the schedule for locations and times of operation.

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Cool Summer Movies for the Whole Family

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As the summer heat rises, the perfect place to be is at a cool movie theater.

This summer, some of our favorite local movie theaters are featuring family-friendly summer movies to keep you and the kiddos entertained. From classic animated movies like The Jungle Book to popular movies for all ages like Enchanted and Jurassic Park, you love these summer movie series.

Alamo Kids Camp

Kid’s Movie Camp at the Alamo

Kid’s Movie Camp at the Alamo Drafthouse is fun for the whole family. Experience your favorite family-friendly movies on the big screen.

General admission for Kids Camp is $5 for children and adults. The weekly movie selection will include recent animated favorites and timeless classics. Get tickets your tickets and Season Pass unlimited movies subscription online.

*Most Kids Camp screenings are recommended for ages 3 and up


June 24 Hotel Transylvania

July 1 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure & The Mithcell’s vs. The Machines

July 8 Sing

July 15 Sing 2

Studio Movie Grill

The Studio Movie Grill Children’s Summer Series continues through August 11. The first showtime of the day is every Monday-Thursday. The $6 admission includes a small popcorn and kid’s size drink.

June 20 – 23 Kung Fu Panda

June 27 – 30 The Croods: A New Age

July 5 – 7 Shrek

July 11 – 14 How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

July 18 – 21 The Boss Baby: Family Business

July 25 – 28 Despicable Me

August 1 – 4 Sing 2

Summer Movie Series

Downtown Grapevine – Palace Theater

Visit historic downtown Grapevine’s Palace Theater this summer at 10 am on Tuesdays. and Wednesdays, now through August 3. General Admission Tickets are $4.

June 21 The Jungle Book (1967)

June 22 Enchanted

June 24 Jurassic Park (1993)

June 28 The Sandlot

June 29. Dr. Dolittle

July 1. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

July 5 An American Tale

July 6 Little Rascals (1994)

July 8 Jaws (1975)

And don’t forget to bring a same-day receipt from any restaurant in Grapevine to receive a free small popcorn.


Stay tuned for more news about summer movie events happening in and around the DFW area. Follow @BigDConcierge on Twitter – #DFWSummerMovieFun for updates

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum 

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum 

Featuring Custom Murals, Peacocks, Plantings and Plenty of Shade

Summer at the Arboretum kicks off on June 1 and continues to August 14. It will feature music, food, custom mural art and family fun in the 66-acre Dallas garden. A highlight, carried over from Dallas Blooms, includes a massive pair of 13-foot-tall floral peacocks featuring ornately planted tails measuring more than 36 feet across.

From June 4 to 9, the Dallas Arboretum will feature local mural artists Alli KochMOMWill Heron and Favio Moreno as they create custom Birds in Paradise-inspired works. In the Lakeside Exhibit Area, these artists will be painting custom garden-inspired murals on massive outdoor canvases.

You are invited to an exclusive “Meet the Artists” night in the garden on July 26. The topiaries remain through August 7, and the completed murals through August 14. In June, the garden will display more than 50,000 new plantings with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, vinca, and pentas.

There will also be 300 tropical elephant ears and 500 cannas creating the garden’s signature summer look. In addition, each week will feature free live music, seasonal food demonstrations in A Tasteful Place and fun family activities such as Bubble Picnics and special Movie Mondays, Dallas Zoo animals, Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist and Window to the Wild. There are also live bands performing every weekend.

Dallas Blooms: Birds in Paradise

To complement the peacocks, the Dallas Arboretum will conduct bird-centric programming featuring guided hikes, expert talks, live bird demonstrations and petting zoos all summer long.

For a complete list of dates, visit On Family Fun Weekends. Activities include face painting, petting zoo, photos and more. Frozen Fridays also feature cool frozen treats from local shops for purchase. Holiday weekend events include face painting, petting zoo, party bands and vendor markets.

Father’s Day and Juneteenth Weekend Events

Jim Ryan, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “Summer at the Arboretum is a wonderful time to visit as the garden is lush and cool in the shade. We have created even more shaded areas for you to enjoy, and July and August are affordable options for families.” 

Don’t miss an opening weekend full of events to celebrate Father’s Day and Juneteenth, including a curated photographic exhibition by local photographer Don Thomas II, who was recently featured on WFAA-TV and in D Magazine. Admission in July is $5 per person ages 2 and up.

Entrance is free to Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on the weekends of June 18-20 and July 2-4, thanks to a generous donation from the Kelley Family. Parking is $11. Reservations are required and need to be made online at DallasArboretum.org in advance. 

$5 July Admission and August is only $3

August Dollar Days return at $3 per person ages 2 and up. Admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an additional $3 per person.

New shaded structures:

  • Jeanne’s Pavilion along the Paseo near the entrance to the concert lawn is a perfect place to stop and rest under fans and heating bars; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 2 p.m. from now to November, a pianist performs for those picnicking on the lawn or strolling by the site.
  • Nancy’s Knoll has two-level areas overlooking the concert lawn. During the day, visitors can enjoy picnics or rest under the trees here.
  • The Richard Grant Octagonal Fountain Courtyard provides more seating around the original fountain belonging to the DeGolyer family. But now the horticulture has been reinterpreted, making it a garden highlight.

Advanced timed tickets are required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting: www.dallasarboretum.org/