Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | The Magic of Rob Lake

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | The Magic of Rob Lake | Image Credit: Rob Lake

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 26 to 28, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include The Magic of Rob LakeDenton Comic Art Expo 2022Peppa Pig’s Aquarium Adventure, 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 26, 2022

Kimbell Dog Day

What: Celebrate National Dog Day with your pups with treats and contests at the Kimbell Art Museum! Dig into some ice cream and shaved ice treats with your pups or have them enter the “Best in Show” parade which will have categories including dog with the best costume, largest dog, and smallest dog. You can even win a prize if your dog is the most look-alike of the museum’s new acquisition, the “Dog Guarding a Basket of Grapes” (1836) by Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.
When: August 26, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free

Mamma Mia! Musical

Things to do in Dallas this week: MAMMA MIA! Musical

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What: There will be no age too young to introduce your kids to the wonders of Mamma Mia! Not only are the songs such classics that you’ll be proud of your kid for knowing them but it’s also a great chance to teach them about unconventional families. There might be no Meryl Streep in this version but everything else great about Mamma Mia! will be here. Book your tickets now!
When: August 26, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: $28 – $38


Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, August 27, 2022

Denton Comic Art Expo 2022

Denton Comic Art Expo 2022

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What: This FREE comic convention and comic arts expo is the perfect way to spend the weekend for all comic lovers out there. It’s open for all ages and you’re free to just let out your love for comic books here. Aside from the usual panel discussions, art vendors, and food trucks, there will also be a cosplay contest, nerd trivia, and zine workshops! Mark the date now!
When: August 27, 2022 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
How much: Free

Family-Friendly Magic & Comedy Show

What: Do you believe in magic? This show will definitely make you and the kids believers. Featuring some of the greatest magicians in North Texas, there is always something new to see. Some of the magicians you can catch are Dal Sanders, Ian Richards, Aaron Stone, Josh Ayala, Eric Hogue, and The Great Grandpadini. Keep your eyes peeled and don’t let any movement escape you! Mark your calendars! The event runs every Saturday until September 4.
When: August 27, 2022 | 5:00 pm
Where: The Comedy Arena, 305 E Virginia St Suite 104, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: $15 for adults | $10 for children 12 and younger

Millhouse Summer Indoor Artfest

What: There’s no better way to make art a little more fun than a festival! Take the kids out this Sunday with the family or with their favorite BFFs and head to the historic Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. There will be plenty of different art by local artisans there for you to see and appreciate. And while you’re viewing, you can enjoy food and drinks by Tasty Casa and Amazing Bartending Services. Once you’ve got all the art you want under your arms, you can also head downtown to enjoy the historic Downtown McKinney charm for more shopping, eating, and drinking. Enjoy!
When: August 27, 2022 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: Free

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend: Mesquite Championship Rodeo

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What: Are your kids fans of rodeos and cowboys? Here’s their chance to see it all in real life! This Saturday is the Mesquite Championship Rodeo finals. And you’ll get to see the best cowboys and cowgirls in their respective competing for the top spot in bull riding, steer wrestling, bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, team roping, break-away roping, and more. Don’t miss out on all this fun!
When: August 27, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Mesquite Rodeo Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149
How much: $10 for kids 3-12 years old | $22 – $32 for ages 13 and older | $40 for VIP seating

Southside on Lamar Makers Market

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids: Southside on Lamar Makers Market

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What: Enjoy some hours just casually strolling and shopping with the kids this weekend at the Lamar Makers Market! You can shop from more than 60 talented makers under the historic roof of the Southside on Lamar building. If you’re up for snacks, there will also be various food trucks to satisfy your cravings and give you an energy boost. And to keep things upbeat, there will also be a DJ playing tunes. Mark the date!
When: August 27, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Southside on Lamar, 1409 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Free


Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Magic of Rob Lake

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids: The Magic of Rob Lake

Image credit: Rob Lake

What: A world-class illusionist, Rob Lake’s mindblowing illusions dazzle the minds of people everywhere he goes. His astonishing original illusions are always presented in a beautiful and awe-inspiring storytelling manner on the grandest of scales. Get ready to get mesmerized!
When: August 28, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $37

Shop Local Sundays

Shop Local Sundays

Image credit: Legacy Hall

What: One of our favorite Black events this weekend in Dallas is the Shop Local Sundays of Legacy Hall. August is Black Business Month and what better way to celebrate that than celebrating black entrepreneurship? At Shop Local Sundays, 8 black-owned businesses will be featured. This includes Sparkle Company Aromatherapy, CEV Collection, Charmaine Marshall Designs, City Made Apparel, Hair By Akoni, and more!
When: August 28, 2022 | 4:00 pm
Where: Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX 75024
How much: Free

Peppa Pig’s Aquarium Adventure

What: Are your kids a fan of this adorable little piglet? Well, here’s their chance to meet Peppa in real life and even get the chance to explore the Sea Life aquarium with her! The kids will also get to meet other animal friends, touch creatures in the rock pools, and have tons and tons of fun.
When: August 28, 2022 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Sea Life Grapevine, Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
How much: $19.99 for Sea Life admission only | $37.99 for Sea Life and Peppa Pig World of Play


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