Summertime Fun at DFW Water Parks

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Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer here in the DFW area. Water parks, amusement parks, and summer camps all over the southwest are kicking it into high gear just in time for the end of the school year.

Over the next few weeks, the Concierge Connection blog will give you a great overview of our favorite water parks, amusement parks, day camps, and other fun things for you to do with your children this summer.

This week we take a look at some of the best and most popular DFW area water parks to go splish-splash in this summer.

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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.

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Verdigris Ensemble in SHAMS

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Verdigris Ensemble performs SHAMS, a unique musical and visual collaboration with the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

This powerful performance incorporates 16 voices, a string quartet, pre-recorded sounds, visual projection, and staging.SHAMS boasts the most extensive collection worldwide of Rumi (13th-century Persian mystic) poetry set to music in its original Persian (Farsi) language.

A powerful performance three years in the making, featuring:

  • Music by Sahba Aminikia
  • Poetry from the original text, Divani Shams, by Iranian American author Zara Houshmand.
  • Art by Kevork Mourad
  • Performed by Verdigris Ensemble of 16 voices
  • String Quartet by Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Conceived and directed by Sam Brukhman

Performance Dates: April 14-16, 2023
Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District
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Dallas Arboretum Presents Dallas Blooms: Great Contributors

More than 500,000 spring-blooming flowers celebrate spring!

The Dallas Arboretum ushers in spring with the annual floral festival Dallas Blooms: Great Contributors from February 25 to April 16, 2023.

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” Dallas Blooms, features 500,000 spring-blooming flowers from more than 120 varieties. Of that total, 350,000 are tulips, and the others are hyacinths and daffodils.

Dallas Blooms also features an abundance of music, food, and events throughout the garden. The family-friendly festival includes the return of the Cool Thursdays Concerts series. On the weekends at noon and on other select dates, you can enjoy live and piano performances in Jeanne’s Pavilion. Or head over to the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn on Saturdays and Sundays for the perfect place to picnic – and listen to the sounds of North Texas’ best party bands. 

Gary Lee Price Bronze Statues

Back by popular demand is renowned sculptor Gary Lee Price, who returns with a new collection of Great Contributors realistic bronze statues displayed alongside the flowers, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees, and thousands of azaleas.

Joining the resident sculpture of William Shakespeare are eight additional statues: Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Ruby Bridges, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Mark Twain. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society and recognized worldwide for his bold work lifting and celebrating the human spirit, Price makes his third appearance in the garden.

Dallas Blooms Events

  • On Dallas Blooms’ opening day—Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.—Price will sculpt in clay and talk about his work. This event is included with paid garden admission. 
  • A Shakespeare Dallas appearance, a Window to the Wild bird show, garden markets, and special events during holiday weekends add to the festival offerings.

Special Day Ticket Discounts

Discounts include BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) on Wednesdays (except for March 15) and CC Young Senior Living Thursdays (those who are 65 years and older receive discounted admission and 20% off in the Gift Store). 

Dallas Arboretum Ticket Information

Tickets range from $12 to $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling 214-515-6615. Parking is $11 when purchased online or $15 at the gate.

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