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.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats for Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th. But it’s not too late to show your love for that special lady. Here are a few Mother’s Day dining events and gift ideas that any mother will love.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Al Biernat’s

Al Biernat’s is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 am-2:30 pm, featuring strawberry pancakes, brioche French toast, crab cake benedict, lobster scramble, and garlic cheese grits.

The Mother’s Day Brunch menu is available at both the Oak Lawn and North Dallas locations. Call for reservations  for dine-in or curbside pickup. Oak Lawn 214-219-2201 , North Dallas  — 972-239-3400.

Fort Worth Opera’s Mother’s Day & Teddy Bear Tea

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The Fort Worth Opera will celebrate mothers with a special tea and performance of opera and musical theater favorites on Saturday, May 8 at 2 pm at Ashton Depot in Fort Worth. You and Mom will enjoy a glass of champagne; traditional tea; and sandwiches, scones, and sweets while opera singers serenade you. A special Teddy Bear Tea menu is available for children 12. Reservations  are required. For more information: FW Opera Mother’s Day Tea

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Crescent Court

Located in the Crescent Court hotel’s Conservatory sunroom and tranquil courtyard, overlooking peaceful fountains and greenery, this elegant Afternoon Tea features a selection of luxury tea blends, tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones paired with clotted cream and house-made preserves, and a yummy tea cakes and pastries. The tea services takes place each Saturday and Sunday (12-2 pm). Reservations are required

A Sweet Treat for Mom

Order a MOM Cake from Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie. Spell out M-O-M in mini letter cakes. Available in two flavors: Lemon & Raspberry, Chocolate & Caramel. Custom cakes are made to order and require at least a 2-day notice. Call 214.613.3570 to order.

A beautiful box of pastel colored macarons in Mom’s favorite flavor.
2-6- or 12 piece boxes available.

Order soon. These sweet treats will sell out!

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Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Earth Day

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features Earth Day activities 

In honor of Earth Day, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will have several family-friendly activities where you can spend the day outdoors connecting with nature.

There are hands-on, outdoor activities located in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This festival features engaging learning experiences and special guest workshops, centered around celebrating the planet and learning how to take care of it for generations to come.

Explore the main garden’s Artscape fine art and fine craft show and sale. There will be more than 85 outstanding artists from around the country showcasing and selling their art. In addition to artwork, many of which takes its inspiration from nature, the popular outdoor event features live music, free children’s ‘make and take’ art, concessions, food, and wine/beer samplings.

Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit.

Dallas Arboretum Earth Day Activities

Window to the Wild Bird Show
Thursday, April 2210:30 a.m.
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

The popular bird flight show returns to celebrate Earth Day. After the flight program, enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of their birds and trainers.

What’s Happening in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Recycled City– Use all recycled materials to create a model of a future sustainable city throughout the day in collaboration with other members of the community.

Vermicomposting– Learn the secret to awesome composting: worms! Discover how you can build your own vermicomposting bin at home.

Wetlands in Action– Look up close at the life found in wetlands using real tools like microscopes and see how tiny invertebrates can tell us the health of these unique environments.

Would You Drink That?- See how soil and plants can help filter water for our environment in an experiment you can try at home.

Pollination Station– Create finger puppets to explore Moody Oasis, a rooftop pollinator garden, and try to find the perfect flower adapted for your pollinator.

Go With The Flow– Play a fun game exploring the water cycle as a drop of water and make a bracelet to take home from your adventure.

Now You Sea Me…– Explore sea levels around the world and learn about the pH of the ocean and how these two things affect animals and people across the globe.

Earth Is In My Hands– Share how YOU pledge to help the Earth with a simple and fun craft in the Exploration Center.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas 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 2-12, 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. Parking is $10. For more information, call 214-515-6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.