Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Puptopia Festival

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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 October 14 to October 16, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include Puptopia FestivalDallas Fan FestivalAddison After Dark, 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

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – October 14, 2022

The Boho Market at CityLine

The Boho Market at CityLine

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What: The night markets at CityLine very second Fridays are back! The market hand-picks each vendor each month to make sure that their products are high-quality and ethically sourced. Enjoy browsing through local, vintage, handcrafted, and fair-trade products available and find yourself something to love.
When: October 14, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: CityLine Park, 3451 Routh Creek Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75082
How much: Free

Friday on the Green

What: Start your weekend off right with the family with plenty of outdoor fun at the Friday on the Green event in Lipscomb. Get to enjoy live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. There will also be an artisan market for you to browse and plenty of kids’ activities to keep them enjoying their Friday out.
When: October 14, 2022 | 5 pm
Where:1201 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
How much: Free

Dallas Fan Festival

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | Dallas Fan Expo

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What: Celebrate everything great about pop culture at the Dallas Fan Festival! Come in costume, participate in contests, line up for celebrity photo ops and meet and greets, have the chance to meet comic book creators, and go shopping for amazing merch. The event will also feature its very own Halloween programming to embrace the spooky days ahead. So grab your tickets now!
When: October 14 – 16, 2022 | 4 pm
Where:Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
How much: $60 – $159

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 – Saturday, October 15, 2022

Huffhines Harvest Festival

Things to do this week in Dallas | Huffhines Harvest Festival

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What: Formerly known as Huffhines Art Trails, this two-day show has become one of the best arts and crafts show in North Texas. Here, you can enjoy live performances, treats, and tons of family-friendly activities like pumpkin decorating, a corn maze, a scarecrow village, a petting zoo, and more. The festival also features Pawtoberfest where pet lovers and their furry friends can enjoy the festival together with pet-friendly activities.
When: October 15-16, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Huffhines Park, 300 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
How much: Free

The Boho Market at Frisco Square

What: Enjoy a nice stroll out with the family at the Boho Market at Frisco Square while doing some shopping and even sampling goods by local makers, artists, and small business owners. The market will feature handmade, vintage, fair trade and so much more that you’re sure to find something for everyone.
When: October 15, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Free

Puptopia Festival

Things to do in Dallas this week with kids | Puptopia Festival

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What: Puptopia Festival is a highly curated, sensory experience for dog owners and their pets to see, touch, and feel all the best trends for dogs while indulging their fantasies in one place. At the center of the festival, all doggy dreams will come true at the Pawground. Here, your furry friends can pose in front of a life-sized fire hydrant or jump into an over-the-top, ball-filled dog bowl. They can also indulge in a luxurious spa session which includes manicures and massages. At the Pupformance Zone, dogs will enjoy multiple tunnels, ramps, jump-overs, obstacles, and more in the owner-led agility course. There will also be lounge areas, treats, and breed meet-up opportunities. Then, on the main stage, the internationally-renowned stunt dog show, the Canine Stars will be putting on three 30-minute shows throughout the day. Aside from those, there’s more to explore and enjoy so don’t miss out!
When: October 15, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Pacific Plaza Park, 401 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: $30


What: Our Redeemer Lutheran School of Dallas will be holding its 4th annual Blastfest this Saturday! Here, kids can enjoy model rocket launches, a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, and gaga ball pit, a planetarium show, stomp rockets, balloon artists and face painters, arts & crafts, Kona Ice truck, Eloisa’s Kitchen Food truck, and more.
When: October 15, 2022 | 3 pm
Where: Our Redeemer Lutheran School, 7611 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
How much: $30

Addison After Dark

Things to do this weekend in Dallas with kids | Addison After Dark

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What: Every month, Addison dedicates one night to pure fun with live music, dance lessons, costume contests, great food, and more at Addison Circle Park. And each month features a different theme. For this month, it’s going to be Harvest Hootennany. So dress for the theme, bring your lawn blankets or chairs, and get ready for an unforgettable night out.
When: October 15, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001
How much: Free

The Dallas by Chocolate Tour

What: Savor all the chocolatey goodness Dallas has to offer with the Dallas by Chocolate Tour! Bite into a decadent chocolate truffle, savor an indulgent chocolate pastry, and more indescribably delicious experiences as you travel to five of Dallas’ premier local chocolate dessert havens. Not only will you get to eat so much chocolate but you’ll also be able to learn about it and how it’s made. You’ll also be able to play chocolate trivia and get the chance to earn more chocolate prizes.
When: October 15, 2022 | 1 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate meeting place for your chosen schedule
How much: $53 – $58

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, October 16, 2022

Dark Hour Haunted House

What: Featuring two haunted houses where the 13 witches of the Dark Hour Coven have gathered to cast the most terrifying spell to make your worst nightmare come to life, the Dark Hour Haunted House will surely get your heart beating out of your chest. This year, it has also expanded to include more terrifying scenes, creatures, horrors, and nightmares that are sure to thrill all who enter the Coven.
When: October 16 – 31, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074
How much: $27 – $90

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