5 Fun Things to Do in May in DFW

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As summer approaches, the Dallas – Fort Worth area is filled with exciting and fun things to do. From the Tacos and Tequila Festival at Panther Island Pavilion, Texas Rangers baseball games in Arlington to Cirque du Soleil: Corteo, and ET the Extra-Terrestrial Movie in Concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center, here are five more fun things to do in DFW in May.

Tacos and Tequila Festival 2023

May 20 at Panther Island Pavilion

Don’t miss the live performances from hip-hop legends Flo-Rida, Ja-Rule, Fat Joe, and many more! Bring your pup for a chihuahua beauty pageant. You will also enjoy food from DFW’s best taco vendors, hand-crafted margaritas, lucha libre wrestling, an exotic car showcase, a salsa and queso competition, art installations, and more. (This is a 21 & over event) General admission tickets are available at www.tacosandtequiladfw.com.

West Dallas Multipurpose Center Block Party!

May 19 at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center

Food-Music-Fun-Prizes-Resource Fair! Enjoy music from a DJ, dancing by the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, learn about placemaking furniture, and getting connected to local resources. A workshop will also be from 9:00 am – Noon before the Block Party. You’ll learn to build place-making furniture and paint a mural.

Friday, May 19, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Build & Paint
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Block Party
Location: West Dallas Multipurpose Center (2828 Fish Trap Road, Dallas, TX 75212/)
Register for the Block Party & Workshops suggested.

Texas Discovery Gardens Public Workshops

Watch, learn, and get your hands dirty while you learn how to help your garden grow. The Texas Discovery Gardens Public Workshops are FREE to the public. Workshops will be held in vegetable gardens on the front lawn. No admission is required!

May 17 – Growing Swiss Chard with Plant Giveaway, Composting 101

May 20 – Growing Swiss Chard with Plant Giveaway, Composting 101

May 24 – Growing Herbs with Plant Giveaway

May 27 – Growing Herbs with Plant Giveaway

And don’t forget the Texas Discovery Gardens Greenhouse Plant Sale on Thursday, May 25: from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


May 23 – 26 at the Nasher Sculpture Garden in the Dallas Arts District

PILOBOLUS is the eclectic dance troupe known for their athleticism and strength, flexibility, and the physical interaction between the bodies of the dancer’s contortions of the human form. They will perform a very special TITAS-commissioned project created especially for Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Garden. Tickets are available for this outdoor event.

The Last HUZZAH at Scarborough Faire

MAY 27- 29 – Memorial Day weekend

Celebrate the final weekend of Scarborough Faire. The grand celebration over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend will be filled with music, merriment, food, and fun! Don’t miss the MEMORIAL DAY VETERANS PARADE AND FALLEN HEROES TRIBUTE on   Monday, May 29. All active and retired military members can receive a yellow sash to commemorate their service at the Village Armoury and are invited to march in the 1:00 pm Grand Parade. Order your tickets for Scarborough Faire online: www.srfestival.com/ticket-information/

Other Fun Events This Month

Texas Rangers Baseball Games

Main Street Fest in Historic Downtown GrapevineMay 19-21

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo at Comerica Center – May 17 – 21

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