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.

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