Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Halloween at the Heard

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Image credit: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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 21 to October 23, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include Halloween at the HeardDisney Princess: The ConcertTexas Latino Comic Con, 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 21, 2022

Third Friday Craft Market at The Sound

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

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What: Get ready for some end-of-the-week de-stressing shopping sessions while enjoying live music and treats at The Sound this Friday! Featuring over 30 local artisans, there will be plenty for you to see and discover. There will also be live music under the stars at the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater. And if you get hungry or thirsty, you can enjoy the delicious food from any one of the on-site restaurants.
When: October 21, 2022 | 5 pm
Where: The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free

Alley Market at Galleria Dallas

Things to do this weekend in Dallas with kids | Alley Market at Galleria

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What: Treat yourself and the kids to some chill time exploring what the Alley Market at Galleria Dallas has to offer this weekend! The bi-annual market will be featuring more than 15 local vendors that sell everything from artisanal clothing to handmade jewelry to doggie couture. If you get hungry, you and the family can enjoy sweet treats from CocoAndré or savory bites from Eloteca. Find the market at Galleria Dallas’ outdoor Alley, next to The Blue Fish.
When: October 21 – 22, 2022 | 11 am
Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
How much: Free

Heathers the Musical

What: Jump into the throes of high school life with Heathers the Musical which follows Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Before Veronica can fully settle into the top spot of the high school society, she falls head over heels for the new kid J.D. and that’s when Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group. With that, Veronica decides to bite the bullet but unfortunately for her, her new love has other plans for that bullet.
When: October 21 – 30, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: North Texas Performing Arts (Willow Bend Center of the Arts), 6121 W Park Blvd B216, Plano, TX 75093
How much: $20 – $30

Annual Halloween Extravaganza

What: Head out with the kids and enjoy a jam-packed night of costumes, games, contests, raffles, and classic Halloween fun! Dress up in your finest Halloween attire and vibe with the event’s spooky decor and music, snap pics with your new friends at the selfie station, groove to spooky hits, nibble on snacks, play games, and mingle until the clock strikes midnight.
When: October 21 – 30, 2022 | 8:30 pm
Where: 2155 Ballroom and Events, 2155 Marsh Ln #144, Carrollton, TX 75006
How much: $20 – $25

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 22, 2022

Alliance Texas Aviation Expo

What: Watch the incredible and world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar through the North Texas skies and enjoy static aircraft displays, exhibitors, food concessions, and a gift shop at the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo. In addition to the Thunderbirds, other aerial acts you should watch out for include the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, Bell 505 Fly-By, and the National Anthem Flag Presentation by the RE/MAX Skydiving Team.
When: October 22, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd # 100, Fort Worth, TX 76177
How much: $80 – $125

Texas Latino Comic Con

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | Texas Latino Comic Con

Image credit: Texas Latino Comic Con

What: Celebrate Latino artists, writers, and creators in the comic book community at the 6th annual Texas Latino Comic Con! Shop for merch, get to meet your favorite comic book characters, get to talk with artists, and meet special guests! All people of all ages are invited!
When: October 22, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204
How much: Free

Halloween at the Heard

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | Halloween at the Heard

Image credit: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

What: Go trick or treating alongside life-sized amazing dinosaurs at the Animatronic Dinosaurs trail of the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Aside from that, the evening will also be filled with tons of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard’s outdoor amphitheater stage, a “Ghost Town,” and more.
When: October 22, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: $10 – $15

Disney Princess: The Concert

Things to do this weekend with kids in Dallas | Disney Princess: The Concert

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What: For generations, Disney princesses have been inspiring kids to be brave and kind while giving us songs that have easily become the soundtrack to our lives. Now, their beloved music will be honored in Disney Princess: The Concert. The concert will feature Broadway’s Belle, Jasmine, Anastasia, and Nala in an evening of story, animation, and song. Enjoy, sing along, and experience the magic of Disney in a whole new way.
When: October 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $45

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Dia de los Muertos Celebracion

What: Celebrate the colorful day of the dead at the Hughes Family Tribute Center. The celebracion will be a two-week event featuring the art installation, Los Espíritus del Bosque, by artist Ricardo Alarcón; a visual art exhibition; a live concert by the band Alebrije; dance performances by Grupo Pakal specializing in Mayan dance presentations; live mariachi music; family art activities, children’s entertainment; and food and beverage concessions.
When: October 23 – November 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm
Where: Crown Hill Memorial Park, 9178 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
How much: Free

State Fair of Texas

What: Catch the State Fair of Texas before it’s gone for the year on its last day this Sunday! Experience awesome fun from its butter sculptures to the nightly fireworks and to the swamp of delectable fried food! You can also try new concoctions, take a trip to the Top ‘o Texas Tower, or try new concoctions. Big-name musicians like Trace Adkins, Ashanti, Lucinda Williams, Jason Boland & The Stragglers will also be gracing the fair in its duration. There’s just no shortage of things to do in this 24-day four-weekend extravaganza! So get ready to have all the fun in the world!
When: October 23, 2022 | 10 am onwards
Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $15

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