Things to do in Dallas with kids weekend | 50th Anniversary Family Festival

Things to do in Dallas with kids weekend | Image credit: Kimbell Art Museum

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 7 to October 9, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include 50th Anniversary Family Festival and CelebrationTexas Pumpkin DayFall Fest at The Star, 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 7, 2022

Frights ‘n Lights

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Frights n' Lights

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What: Experience a combination of pumpkin patches and Halloween houses at Frights ‘n Lights this weekend! Explore an adventure trail lit up with thousands of shining jack-o-lanterns carved with the shape of superheroes, princesses, and cartoon characters, plus legends of fantasy, music, and sports. In addition to that, there will also be plenty of games, Halloween-themed rides, food and drink, and other things to enjoy. This 2022, new activities include Click or Treat, an Instagrammable photo area, and axe throwing. Kids can also put on their costumes and go on the largest Trick-Or-Treat Trail in the state of Texas.
When: October 7 – 31, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Starts at $22


What: Get ready for an epic weekend with FlowaPalooza! There’s so much fun to be had here that you might have to make an itinerary just so you can experience it all. There will be an epic circus with all kinds of acrobatic shows, a family village with tons of thrilling activities like zorb ball racing, rock climbing, laser tag, robo surfing, and wax hands, plenty of food trucks, an amazing beer garden, and the Boho Market. Are you ready to have one of the most fun weekends ever?
When: October 7 – 9, 2022 | 9:30 pm
Where: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
How much: Free

Do Good Fest

What: The Texas version of the Do Good Fest is happening! It will feature a concert headlined by Emmy-nominated bluegrass hip-hop pioneers Gangstagrass. They’re best known for their hit single, “Long Hard Times to Come,” the theme song for the acclaimed FX drama “Justified.” In addition to that, you can also enjoy a food truck fleet and a non-profit village at the event. Proceeds will go to Parkland Health’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Program, which provides mental health screenings and services to uninsured/underinsured kids.
When: October 7, 2022 | 8:30 pm
Where: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 100 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010
How much: Free

Viernesito Night Market

Things to do in Dallas this week | Viernesito Night Market

Image credit: Four Corners Brewing Co

What: Start relaxing and enjoying the weekend by paying a visit to the Viernesito Night Market. Stroll around and check out what the local vendors have to offer, sample some of the food pop-ups for the day, and chill out to the live DJ music. Invite your friends or go by yourself and simply enjoy the night.
When: October 7, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Four Corners Brewing Company, 1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Free

Latinidades Theatre Fest: ¡Estar Guars!

Things to do in Dallas this week | Latinidades Festival Estar Guars

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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

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 8, 2022

50th Anniversary Family Festival and Celebration

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | 50th Anniversary Family Festival

Image credit: Kimbell Art Museum

What: Celebrate art and community with your family or friends at the 50th Anniversary Family Festival and Celebration of the Kimbell Art Museum this weekend. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, films, performers, light refreshments, and much more! Also, catch special performances by local musical group Cotinga and the soulful international sensation Abraham Alexander and his band. While the event is free, tickets are required for everyone including the kids.
When: October 8, 2022 | 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Free

Texas Pumpkin Day

What: Pumpkins are the star of the show this season! And Dallas’ original Pumpkin Day is just what you need to get your fill of pumpkin fun. Get to celebrate the pumpkin season here by exploring over 25 varieties of Texas-grown gourds through local vendors with seasonal flavors, live music, and activities for all your Little Farmers. For the kids, there will also be plenty of opportunities to have fun and explore their creative sides with kids’ crafts and activities, the Choo Choo train express, and face painting all day long.
When: October 8, 2022 | 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free

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

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

Lola’s Local Farmers Market

What: Head out with the family and enjoy a chill day of strolling around and checking out the goods at Lola’s open-air farmer’s market. You’ll be able to see locally grown and produced products, coffee, plants and flowers, and health and wellness products. In addition to that, there will also be live music and bar bites, and food trucks for you to enjoy.
When: October 9, 2022 | 11 am
Where: Lola’s Fort Worth, 2000 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
How much: Free

Autumn at the Arboretum

Things to do in Dallas this weekend | Autumn at the Arboretum

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What: Don’t miss out on the fairy-tale-themed Dallas arboretum this year! From Cinderella’s carriage to “gourd-eous” displays showcase classic tales of “Jack and The Beanstalk,” “The Three Little Pigs,” and “The Sword in the Stone,” there will be so much for you and the family to see and enjoy. There will also be a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, live music, and more. So head there now!
When: October 9 – 31, 2022 | 9 am
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
How much: $12 – $20

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