Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest

Gaylord Texan SummerFest

The Perfect Summertime Staycation Destination

When the summer heat is too hot to handle, it’s time for a Texas-style staycation. Fortunately, now through Labor Day (September 6, 2021), you can enjoy an exciting summer full of fun and incredible memories in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan’s Annual SummerFest. 

Family Fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest

The whole family will enjoy events and activities at this year’s SummerFest. Starting with the pirate and princess-themed activities like: 

  • The Princess’ Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
  • The Pirate and Princess Academy interactive musical
  • The Pirate and Princess Art Studio
  • As well as experiencing live animal encounters or participate in the virtual Wildlife

You can show off your pirate swagger on the dance floor for a Pirate Dance Party every Saturday night.

Paradise Springs

Family enjoying Gaylord Texan Paradise Springs Cabana

Why not upgrade your pool experience at Paradise Springs and relax in comfort in one of the private cabanas providing extra shade, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators, and more.

Cool down and relax in Paradise Springs, the 10-acre outdoor pool, and the lazy river complex. It features a massive 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, giant water playhouse, 600-foot long lazy river, and 4 winding waterslides. 

More SummerFest Activities

SummerFest is not just for families. It is also a great weekend getaway for couples and with the fabulous European-style spa and live entertainment in the Glass Cactus, SummerFest is a great idea for a fun Girl’s Weekend! Here a some of you can do:

  • Escape Rooms
  • Summer of Cirque: Pirates & Princesses
  • The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt: Search for the Princess’s most precious treasures, hidden from the pirate crew throughout the resort. Locate the treasure chests in this exciting scavenger hunt.
  • Pirate & Princess Academy: Learn how to become an honorary princess, then take the Princess Oath. You find a fantasy-filled world with and adventures fit for a Princess.
  • Join an unexpected Captain’s crew and take the Pirate Pledge in an exciting, interactive musical.
Learn more about the Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest and be sure to make your reservations for your family’s stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort’s SummerFest!

Enjoy Your Summer at a Texas Rangers Baseball Game

Nothing says Summer fun like going to a Texas Rangers Baseball game at Globe Life Field. A baseball game is a great way for families to enjoy time together and these Ranger promotional and theme days are perfect for groups and corporate events.

Texas Rangers Promotional Nights

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June 26 – vs. Kansas City Royals
First Pitch Bobblehead

The first pitch of the 2010 championship featured former President George H.W. Bush, Nolan Ryan, and former President George W. Bush. This bobblehead will commemorate that historic moment with all three men standing arm-in-arm on the Rangers field 10 years ago.

July 10 vs. Oakland Athletics
Joey Gallo 2019 All-Star Game Bobblehead

July 11 vs. Oakland Athletic –
Rangers Powder Blue Blanket

Keep warm in the air conditioned comfort of Globe Life Field as you enjoy $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream under a powder blue Rangers blanket. Be sure to be one of the first 7,000 fans, supplies are limited!

July 30 vs. Seattle Mariners
2010 American League Champions Flag

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 American League Champions with a commemorative flag.

  • Every Wednesday home game is Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Day
  • Every Sunday home game is $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for children 13 and under.

Texas Rangers Theme Nights

Buy your special Theme Night tickets online and get a prize. It’s that easy. To receive the themed prize, visit the kiosk by Section 117 on the main concourse.

Stars Night: Tuesday, July 6 vs Tigers

Blue Bell Night: Sunday, July 11 vs Athletics

Mavs Night: Tuesday, July 27 vs Diamondbacks

Whataburger Night: Wednesday, July 28 vs Diamondbacks

Margaritaville Night: Saturday, September 18 vs White Sox

Last Chance Night: Saturday, September 29 vs Angels

Texas Rangers Community Nights

Celebrate with our local communities with special games for colleges, high schools, local groups and cultural heritage. Order your special Community Night tickets online to receive a customized gift. You can claim your gift at kiosk by Section 117 on the main concourse.

Military Appreciation Night: Friday, June 25 vs Royals
First Responder Day: Sunday, August 15 vs Athletics
Arlington ISD Night: Friday, August 27 vs Astros
Bark at the Park: Saturday, August 28 vs Astros
Military Appreciation Night: Monday, September 13 vs Astros
Mexican Heritage Night: Friday, September 17 vs White Sox
First Responder Day: Sunday, September 19 vs White Sox

Thanks to a partnership with GovX.com and the Rangers, military and first responders receive special pricing on game tickets & more! specially priced tickets can be purchased ONLINE, with verification.

Bookmark this page for information about Texas Rangers Baseball
2021 Season Schedule | Printable Schedule
Promotional Schedule | Order Texas Rangers Baseball tickets
Seating Map


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Cool Summer Fun at North Texas Water Parks

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As the summer temperature in North Texas starts to rise, you will want to find ways for you and your family to cool down. Nothing is cooler than spending the day at one of these area water parks.

Six Flags Over Texas- Hurricane Harbor

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From thrilling water rides like the new Banzai Pipeline, the Caribbean Chaos, to the family-friendly Splashwater Beach Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington has something for everyone.

Enjoy special a Father’s Day Weekend (June 19 – June 20, 2021) and an exhilarating three-day Labor Day Weekend (September 4 – 6, 2021) with a day full of thrills and cool splashes at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor!

Get unlimited visits to Six Flags Over Texas & Hurricane Harbor with a SEASON PASS & BONUS: Buy now for FREE Season Parking

Bahama Beach Waterpark

Bahama Beach Waterpark is the perfect place to cool off this summer. Conveniently located just 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas, you can get away from it all without ever leaving townThe your and young at heart, will love spending the day in this an interactive water playground on water rides like the Calypso Cooler – Lazy River or race your family to the bottom of the 300-foot mat racing slide, the Tortuga Express.

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. There are plenty of spots to relax in the shade and food and beverages to satisfy all of your appetites.

Get your Tickets Bahama Beach Waterpark: General admission 48″ and taller $15.00. Junior admission under 48″ tall $11.00. Age 2 and under are free. *Dallas resident discount are available. Season Passes: Basic Season Pass $60, Premium Season $90.

Hawaiian Falls

Whether you’re looking for a way to relax to keep the kids entertained kids on a hot, summer day, Hawaiian Falls is the place for you. With locations in The Colony, Garland, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco Hawaiian Falls is built with the family in mind.

Purchase your Daily Admission tickets online for all Hawaiian Falls locations. Season passes are also available.


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Fun-Filled Memorial Day Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Make Memories at the Dallas Arboretum During Memorial Day Weekend

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites the community to visit the garden during Memorial Day weekend, an official kick-off to summer. The action-packed weekend includes live music, cooking demonstrations, a curated “Celebrating America” playlist created by Top Ten Records for the garden, and food and drink specials at The Terrace Café. Active military, retired and veteran military and active first responders receive free admission all weekend with proper identification; free admission for these individuals is at the gate only and not available to reserve online.

Now through August 8, arboretum you and your family can stroll the garden to see the Summer of Sculpture exhibit featuring ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, are carved from various types of serpentine and semi-precious stone, often weighing tons, and can be as large as seven feet tall. Daily, Zimbabwean sculptors carve statues for people to see and ask questions. 

You can purchase any of the sculptures on display in the garden, as well as the ones created by the onsite artists in The Marketplace, which is located in the Dallas Arboretum’s Pecan Grove.

For guests who are interested in visiting Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, Memorial Day weekend includes Kelley Family Days from May 29 to 31 when there is free entrance with paid general garden admission.

Dallas Arboretum Concert

Arboretum Memorial Day Weekend Highlights

Sunday, May 30: Live music performances
The Dallas Tap Dazzlers, 2 p.m.
Justin Kemp concert (country)  (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)
10:30 a.m.: Window to the Wild bird show and Q&A (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)
11 a.m.: Dallas College Cooks demo (A Tasteful Place)

Saturday-Monday, May 29-31
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Activities – Kelley Family Days,
FREE entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden with general garden admission (Thanks to a gift from the Kelley Family)

Kick Of Your Summer at Panther Island

Let the summer fun begin this Memorial Day weekend at Panther Island Pavilion, located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding or take a leisurely bike ride along the Trinity Trails System. You can also watch a movies under the stars at  the Coyote Drive-In.

Kylde Warren Park MusicFest

Enjoy a night under the stars with a live music performances by Robert Earl Keen and Devon Gilfillian on Thursday, May 27, from 6 – 20 pm. Food trucks will be available for food and beverages.

Follow us on Twitter @BigDConcierge, #DFWMemorialDay for more fun Memorial Day events.