Easter Weekend Activities at the Dallas Arboretum

Easter at the ArboretumThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has planned a weekend full of exciting activities to celebrate the Easter holiday. Bring your family and enjoy live music, festive treats, children’s activities and a garden full of floral backdrops perfect for those Easter photos.

Bill Graue, Dallas Arboretum’s chairman of the board, said, “We invite you to celebrate the Easter holiday with many wonderful activities along with the spring-blooming flowers and azaleas-making it the most photographed place in Dallas.”

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 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.


Eddie Coker Children’s Concert, sponsored by DallasChild

Friday, April 3 | 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

Children’s activities include face painting, crafts and a petting zoo on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A roving bunny rabbit in costume will also be making rounds in the garden for family photo opportunities.

Easter Activities at the Dallas Arboretum

Matt Tolentino’s Cement City Ramblers – Special Musical Concert

Saturday, April 4 | 1 p.m. | Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn

To carry out our theme “Deep in the Hearts of Texans,” the Dallas Arboretum welcomes the musical selections that are going to hearken back to the traditional Texas western swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s. Combining elements of jazz, blues, folk, and swing, this delightful music has kept Texas dance halls swinging for generations.

Pony Rides

Sunday, April 5 | Noon – 4 p.m. | Pecan Grove

Complimentary with paid garden admission.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests can relax on the lawn near the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, listen to the music being played and enjoy a picnic.

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 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8.

Discount Tickets

Tom Thumb is selling discount tickets for $1 off the regular price. Group discounts for 15 or more are available with advance registration by calling 214.515.6520. Check the Dallas Arboretum website for additional discounts.