Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Dallas Oral Cancer Walk

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Image credit: Oral Cancer Foundation – Dallas 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

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.

There are a number of fun things to do in Dallas this weekend of October 7 to October 9, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events on a budget include Dallas Oral Cancer WalkDanceAfrica, Fall Fest at The Star, and lots more!

Top Pick – Enjoy 14 rides for just $13.99 at Prairie Playland, Traders Village

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Children Theatre Activities at Klyde Warren Park

The family-friendly amusement Star Dancer combines a carousel with a gondola wheel. The carousel starts to rotate as it ascends the 80-foot tower, and it keeps rotating as it ascends the tower until it reaches the top. Passengers receive a clear, panoramic view of the market and the metroplex when at the top.

Get more details on Star Dancer and all the other rides at Prairie Playland

Where: Prairie Playland at Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
When: Summer Hours – Thursday, Friday (6 pm to 10 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm)
How Much: All day pass allows you to ride any of the 14 rides for just $13.99

Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend – Friday, October 7, 2022

Latinidades Theatre Fest: ¡Estar Guars!

Latinidades Festival Estar Guars

Image credit: Cara Mia Theatre

What: In loving homage to comedy, visual spectacle, and original videos, this show recreates the classic sci-fi rebellion as a modern-day resistencia featuring Galactic Walls, space chanclas, migrant moisture farmers, fearless princesas, mystical abuelas, and the targeting of Sanctuary Planetas by an evil empire determined to MAGGA (Make A Galaxy Great Again). Catch this spectacular show this weekend!
When: October 7 – 9, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204
How much: $10 – $25



Image credit: Dallas Black Dance Academy

What: Celebrate the rich culture of Africa with Dance at the 17th Annual DanceAfrica. This event features powerful movements and heart-searing drumming allowing African culture to flow through the strong and but graceful music and dance of DBDT and DBDT: Encore!, along with the Allegro Performing Ensemble, the Senior Performing Ensemble, and the Junior Performing Ensemble of Dallas Black Dance Academy. Guest artist Giwayen Mata and the DeSoto A Cappella Choir and Varsity Women will also be performing a tapestry of inspiring songs that capture the spirit of African traditions.
When: October 7 – 8, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 7520
How much: $45

House of Spirits: Volkov Manor

What: Celebrate Halloween the adult way. The House of Spirits: Volkov Manor is an immersive theatrical cocktail soiree where the thrill of the supernatural is paired with unique themed craft cocktails. The best part is that the House of Spirits comes back with new characters, new storylines, and new cocktails each season so watch out for what’s in store this year!
When: October 7 – 9 , 2022, 6:30 pm | Runs until October 31, 2022
Where: C.H. Alexander Mansion, 4607 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
How much: $79 – $115

Bride of Frankenstein Goes Malibu

What: Frankenstein and his bride in Malibu? That’s unheard of but not until now! Art Centre Theatre is going to present Frankenstein in a whole new light. As the story goes, Dr. Frankenstein heads out to California with the aim of using surfer’s brains for his experiments. Then, one night, Lum, a master surfer, and a couple of other locals stumble into the gloomy home of the doctor. To complicate things, Dracula, the doctor’s archenemy arrives demanding to be cured of his insomnia together with The Mummy, The Zombie, and King Kong. To put the cherry on top, the monster Frankenstein and his manage to break out of their cells. In the end though, the vampires turn their coffin lids into surfboards and Frankenstein’s plans go gleefully haywire. So, if you want to know what happens more in this chaos, grab your tickets now!
When: October 7 – 9, 2022, 7:30 pm | Runs until October 31, 2022
Where: Art Centre Theatre, 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano, TX 75074
How much: $15 – $20

Top Summer Camp Pick: Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University

Things to do in Dallas | Elite University Summer Camp Horseback Riding

Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the families of Richmond and Garland in Dallas, Texas. Elite University Summer Camps provides innovative summer camp programming with STEM Camps, Athletic Camps, Outdoor Camps, and Culinary and Mixed Media Arts. At Elite U there is something for everyone! Book your kids’ spot for Elite University Summer Camp in Dallas.

Also, check out our comprehensive list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in Dallas.

Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Saturday, October 8, 2022

Dallas’ Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour

Dallas best tacos and margarita tour

Image credit: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours and Dallas Bites & Sights Food Tours

What: Discover the best tacos and margaritas in Dallas! This tour includes 4 stops where you can enjoy award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos, and eclectic tacos. You’ll also be able to sample two amazing margaritas at selected venues. It will also feature a Taco trivia quiz where you can win special prizes.
When: October 8, 2022 | 12:30 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate, 4925 Greenville Ave Suite 255, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: $70

Fall Fest at The Star

What: Make the best of this gorgeous fall weekend at the inaugural Fall Fest at The Star! It’s going to be a whole day of fall fun for the entire family. From the Beer Garden and Oktoberfest-inspired games, to football and live music, to a petting zoo, face painting, fall photo moments, and autumn-inspired bites, this first-ever Fall Fest at The Star is something you can’t miss!
When: October 8, 2022 | 11 am – 3 pm
Where: The Star in Frisco, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Free

Museum Murder Mystery: An Artful Game of Clue

What: Are you up for some mystery this weekend? Help find the true culprit at the Museum Murder Mystery of the Dallas Museum of Art. As it goes, the Orator has been murdered. Now, it’s up to you to find out where the murder took place, and the weapon used, and interview the key suspects which are Clown with Red Wig, Grace Darling, and Alsace, throughout the Museum. Solve it and win one of five great prizes including a DMA membership! The murderer and the motive will be revealed at 9:30 pm. Good luck!
When: October 8, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: $30 for DMA member and students | $35 for public

Dallas Oral Cancer Walk

Dallas Oral Cancer Walk

Image credit: Oral Cancer Foundation – Dallas 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

What: Walk for your health and walk for a cause this weekend at the Dallas Oral Cancer Walk. The event gathers thousands of people to raise awareness and funds to help the Oral Cancer Foundation invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support oral cancer survivors.
When: October 8, 2022 | 7 am
Where: Bachman Lake Park, 3500 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
How much: $15 – $35

Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend – Sunday, October 9, 2022

That 70’s Show: Sing-Along Sensation

That 70s Show Singalong Sensation

Image credit: Turtle Creek Chorale

What: Jam to some of the best songs made in the 70s, regarded as one of the most remarkable decades for music with the Turtle Creek Chorale. In addition to celebrating the fabulous and exciting music of that time, the chorale will also be showing their dedication to racial equity by dedicating an entire section of the concert to songs of Motown and other Black artists.
When: October 9, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Where: McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205
How much: $45 – $85

Catch Me If You Can Musical Comedy

What: Based on the hit film starring young Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, this high-flying musical comedy will definitely get you on the edge of your seats. As the story goes, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to start a life of adventure. However, what he does start is a life of deceit. When his lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, the two engage in a thrilling chase that will have you hooked.
When: October 9, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Where: The Firehouse Theatre, 2535 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
How much: $28 – $36

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