Things to do in Dallas this weekend of May 12

Things to do in Dallas this weekend of May 12 | Image credit: The Other Art Fair Facebook

Our top picks on for Things to do in Dallas this weekend of May 12 include The Other Art Fair: Dallas, A Magnificent Mom’s Day Experience, National Dog Mom Day in the Post Courtyard, 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 May 12, 2023 – Friday

The Other Art Fair: Dallas

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: The Other Art Fair Facebook

What: Art is everything, it’s universal. The Other Art Fair is here to prove that and to give you an experience that breaks walls and deviates from the norm.

This event combines affordable and original artworks showcased by 130 independent artists. Try out immersive installations, watch performances, and listen to sets by DJs. Plus, take advantage of the fully stocked bar.

Get impulsive, feel excited, and bathe in creativity.

When: Friday, May 12, 2023 | 6 pm | May 11 to 14, 2023
Where:? Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: $15 – $40


Sweet Escape with MYX Blend Bar

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Sweet Tooth Hotel

What: This as the perfect opportunity for mothers to bond with their grown-up kids.

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend at the Sweet Tooth Hotel. There will be an awesome live set by DJ Ursa Minor. You’ll also get access to the entire art exhibit and sip on craft Calirosa cocktails in the lounge.

More than that MYX Blend Bar will give you limited edition, hand-poured lip glosses in surprise shades for FREE! Until supplies last, that is.

 When: Friday, May 12, 2023 | 6:30 pm
Where:? Sweet Tooth Hotel, 1511 Elm St #100, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free – $25


Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Neon Paint Party (21+)

What: Party in vibrant colors. There will be face and body painters on site. Get your body glowing for this bright and unique rave!

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 9 pm
Where: Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: $15


Mother! Drag Brunch

What: Celebrate a mother’s love with a fun-filled and fabulous drag brunch!

Watch an amazing show by an all-star cast of queens while you indulge in some delicious brunch items and cocktails.

And after the show meet and greet these queens for free!

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 12 pm
Where: Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX 75024
How much:
$60 per person and sold by table


National Dog Mom Day in the Post Courtyard

National Dog Mom Day in the Post Courtyard

Image credit: The Post at River East Facebook

What: Dog moms are being celebrated too! Take your furbabies out to The Post at River East where they can enjoy free house-made dog treats.
There’s something for you too. Free live music by Lorena Leigh and $3 mimosas, Bloody Marys, and micheladas are right there for moms to indulge in.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 11 am
Where: The Post at River East, 2925 Race St, Fort Worth, TX 76111, United States 
How much: 
Free


What: Who knew walking could help such a great cause?

Join this year’s Walk for Peach to raise funds and celebrate diversity.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7 am
Where: The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $15 – $100


A Magnificent Mom’s Day Experience

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Dallas MLK Center

What: Moms, take this day to recharge and relax. Let the people at this event inspire your mind, body, and soul with motivational words to help you endure motherhood.

Today, you’ll get to mingle and socialize with other mothers, enjoy a delicious lunch, and check out what the vendors are offering. Expect swag bags and giveaways too!

Wear your fun hats for the parade and enjoy the day.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7 am
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $15 – $100


Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of May 12, 2023 – Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day at the Reunion Tower

Happy Mother's Day at the Reunion Tower

Image credit: Reunion Tower Facebook

What: Your mom deserves the best. So, give her the best day with the best view.

Show her how much she means to you at the Reunion Tower. There will be live entertainment, a chocolate pop-up shop, and a souvenir digital photo. You can enjoy all that with a stunning view of Dallas.

If you don’t have older kids yet, take them instead!

When: Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 12 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: 
Included in general admission


Mother’s Day Pop-Up Market

What: Pop by the Mother’s Day Pop-up Market featuring Happily Ever Sip & Shop.

You might just find the perfect gift for your mom from the vendors selling one-of-a-kind items! Or you can just spend some quality time with them listening to live music and digging in the Jam & Toast Brunch.

For the full vendor list, check out their website.

When: Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 10 am
Where: The Rustic, 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204


Lakeside Painting with a Jazz

What: End the weekend with a relaxing day by the lake, painting.

Call your mom, and both of you can take part in a guided tutorial on painting with Jazzylynn, host and talented Beer Goddess.

Everything from canvases and all necessary tools will be provided, along with a special mom’s treat bag!

When: Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 1 pm
Where: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (On The Lake), 4821 Bass Pro Dr, Garland, TX 75043
How much: 
$40


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