Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Space Day

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Space Day | Image Credit: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

There are always plenty of things for kids to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. So if you’re wondering “What are the fun things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend?” you don’t need to look any further.

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Dallas this weekend of August 19 to 21, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include Mockingbird Station Summer Wave Event, Dog Days – August, and lots more!

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

Star Dancer at Prairie Playland Traders Village in Dallas

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

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 With Kids This Weekend – August 19, 2022

Third Friday Market at the Sound

Things to do in Dallas this week | Third Friday Market at The Sound

Image credit: The Sound at Cypress Waters

What: Just chill out and walk around the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater at the Third Friday Market at the Sound. There will be over 30 artisans featuring their creations accompanied by live music under the stars. There will also be plenty of food and drinks from on-site restaurants you can enjoy. Mark your calendars now!
When: August 19, 2022 | 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: The Sound Stage & Amphitheater at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free

North Texas Fair & Rodeo

North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Image credit: North Texas Fair & Rodeo

What: Gear up! The North Texas Fair & Rodeo is here and ready to shake your boots! For nine roaring nights, the fair will feature first-class rodeos, swine pig races, a Wild West stunt show, livestock shows, kid and fun zones, and the latest fun attractions. The event will run until August 27.
When: August 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: North Texas Fair and Rodeo, 2217 N Carroll Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
How much: $5 for kids | $15 for adults


Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, August 20, 2022

Dog Days – August

August Dog Days

Image credit: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

What: Enjoy some bonding time with the kids and your pups at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden this weekend! Let your pups explore and bask in the beauty of nature with you. Hydration will be provided to your pups all throughout various sections of the garden. Also, because of the current summer heat, Dog Days weekend will only be held from 8 am to 1 pm. In addition to that, there will also be a special free movie night showing Disney’s “Cruella” at 8 pm. Pups will be free of charge!
When: August 20, 2022 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Regular admission for humans | $5 per dog

Carter Playdate: Across the Sea

What: Let your kids go to Venice through the pages of “A Page in the Wind” by Jose Sanabria and let them learn about artists who traveled the globe looking for inspiration through the current exhibitions. After that, create an artwork you can take home with the kids. This is a great bonding moment and an opportunity to create more memories with your kids.
When: August 20, 2022 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free

Space Day

What: Explore the skies, get to learn more about what’s out there, and get to take your very own pictures of the galaxy with NASA’s own camera. Also, travel through space with the kids with a show in the Noble Planetarium and explore the planets up above.
When: August 20, 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: $12 for children | $14 for seniors | $16 for adults

KidLinks Presents HUGAPALOOZA 2022

What: Let your kids learn how to properly and positively connect with their emotions and one another with Hugapalooza! This kid-centered sing-along concert aims to bring hope and happiness through music and media. Mark the date now!
When: August 20, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Where: Dallas Children’s Theatre, 5938 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75231
How much: Free

Addison After Dark

Addison After Dark

Image credit: Delanna Hess

What: Nights in Addison has never been better! Up until November, you and the family can enjoy tons of different outdoor events at the park in addition to its live music series. There will also be tons of specialty entertainment, food and dessert trucks, and family-friendly activities. For this Saturday, it’s all about the pups. Bring your dogs along and let them enjoy the pop-up dog park. While they’re playing with the kids, you can also sample various beers from local craft breweries.
When: August 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001, United States
How much: Free

Panthers, Pumas and Pancakes at In-Sync Exotics

What: Breakfast with the wild cats – that’s something most kids won’t say no to. Head on over to the In-Sync Exotics Sanctuary in Wylie and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. This includes pancake toppings, coffee, juice, fruit, and yogurt. After eating, you can spend some time with the big cats and even have a self-guided tour around the enclosures. Preordering your food in advance is recommended.
When: August 20, 2022 | 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: In-Sync Exotics, 3430 Skyview Dr, Wylie, TX 75098
How much: $15 for children | $25 for adults

Mockingbird Station Summer Wave Event

Mockingbird Station Summer Wave Event

Image credit: Mockingbird Station

What: Beat the heat with tons of summer-inspired activities that will have you and the kids delighted all day long. From 1 to 7 pm of the event, there will be life-sized yard games, a 27-foot-tall Purple Crush Waterslide, photo opportunities, and tons of snacking or cooling-off opportunities. In the evening, there will be a pop-up movie screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It’s a whole day of fun!
When: August 20, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Mockingbird Station, 5307 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: Free


Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Silly Magic – Tricks and Giggles

What: Get ready to jump into a world of magic and laughter with the kids! This 90-minute show features everything magic and all things silly from clowning to silent vaudeville. No minute is truly boring and the kids would surely love this as a great weekender before having to start another Monday. Book your tickets now!
When: August 21, 2022 | 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Confetti Eddie’s Magic Parlor, 823 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: $15 – $20


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