Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4

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Our top picks on for Things to do in Dallas this weekend of August 4 include Dallas Taco & Margarita Festival, Thunder From Down Under, Barbie Bar Crawl, CatVideoFest 2023, and lots more!

There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Dallas today?’ we have you covered!

Whether you are looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend for couples or family events in Dallas on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.


Things to do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4, 2023 – Friday

Taylor Swift Laser Dance Party

What: No Eras Tour tickets? We’ll The Studio has the next big thing– a Taylor Swift Dance Party! Shake it off with a two-hour live DJ set with a national touring laser show.

When: Friday, August 4, 2023 | 8 pm
Where: The Studio at the Factory, 2727 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
Where: $22


Dallasites 101 Silent Disco Presented by C4 Energy

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4 | Image credit: Klyde Warren Park

What: Dance under the stars (without making a ton of noise) and have a blast! A local DJ will put on an electrifying set that will go straight to your own personal headset.

When: Friday, August 4, 2023 | 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Where: $25


Deep Ellum Brewing Dallas Blonde BDay Bash

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4 | Deep Ellum Brewing Dallas Blonde BDay Bash

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4 | Image credit: Katy Trail Ice House

What: Dallas Blonde is turning 11, and they’re inviting you to their party! Have absolute fun and take home souvenir glasses, giveaways, and plenty of Dallas Blonde beer!

When: Friday, August 4, 2023 | 5 pm
Where: Katy Trail Ice House, 3127 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201


Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, August 5, 2023

Shrek Rave Presents: Swamp Gala

What: Tonight, it’s everyone’s swamp. Put on your best Shrek-themed outfit and party with the peeps of Far Far Away.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 9 pm
Where: The Factory in Deep Ellum, 2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: $33


Dallas Taco & Margarita Festival

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

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What: Want a way to spend Saturday with a bunch of tacos and ‘ritas? Well, you actually can! The Dallas Taco & Margarita Festival is here to give you an amazing day of yummy food, fun drinks, and partying!

Listen to a live DJ, ride the 50-foot Ferris Wheel, check out over ten taco and margarita booths, visit the beer garden, try out the food trucks, play in the adult playground, and enter the contest to win a trip to Mexico!

You’ll also be helping a great cause because a portion of the proceeds benefits Alexiam Foundation benefiting Children’s Charities.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 12 pm – 6 pm 
Where: Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ
How much: $5 – $1000


Barbie Bar Crawl

Barbie Bar Crawl

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What: It’s a Barbie world! So, grab your besties (or your Ken) and party at this Barbie-themed bar crawl!

Dress up in your pinkest outfit and walk around town, checking out over ten businesses along Bishop Avenue and turning the neighborhood pink!

Upon check-in, you’ll get your wristband and souvenir item, and scan the digital map. Plus, the first 200 tickets include a makeup bag party favor from Myx Blend Bar, and there will be a glam station from Brite Beauty! Of course, there will be photo ops!

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 2 pm – 7 pm
Where: Bishop Arts District, Dallas, TX 75208
How much: 
$20


Watermelon Fest

What: Nothing is as good as a slice of watermelon to fight the summer heat. Well, you’ll have plenty of ammo at the Watermelon Festival!
 
Plus, there will be many activities everyone can enjoy — music, a watermelon crawl line dance class, watermelon eating contests, a vendor market, crafts, games, food and drinks, and a watermelon pig feeding!
 
So, head over to the Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn for a massive summer party!

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056
How much:
Free – $30 for VIP


Salado Whiskey Festival

What: Wet your whistle at the Salado Whiskey Festival! Head over to the Grace Ballroom at the Shady Villa Hotel for an exciting day of tasting from partners from all over, food pairings, drink specials, and some great company.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Shady Villa Hotel, 416 S Main St, Salado, TX 76571
How much: $50 general admission; $100 VIP

 

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of August 4, 2023 – Sunday

CatVideoFest 2023

What: Cat lovers, you’re going to love this festival. Spend the day just watching some of the best cat videos to date!

CatVideoFestival is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos from hours of funny, cute, and unique submissions of classic videos, animations, and music videos.

When: Sunday, August 6, 2023 | 12 pm | August 5 & 6, 2023
Where: Violet Crown Dallas, 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

 


Thunder From Down Under

Thunder From Down Under

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What: Cap off the weekend with a little bit of spice. Watch as the gorgeous men of Thunder Down Under give you an unforgettable show that will have you at the edge of your seats. Let’s make you feel special and let yourself go tonight.

When: Sunday, August 6, 2023 | 7 pm
Where: House of Blues, 2200 N Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
How much: $20 – $39.50


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