Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Image credit: Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia

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 September 9 to 11, 2022!

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume PaloozaRiver Legacy’s W.A.T.E.R. FestivalMagic Club For Kids, 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 – September 9, 2022

Dallas Chocolate Festival

Things to do in Dallas this week| Dallas Chocolate Festival

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What: Calling all chocolate lovers out there! This is an event you don’t want to miss. It’s going to be three full days filled with chocolate all around. There will be conferences, a VIP night, hands-on experiences, and the main event where you can enjoy demos, classes, tastings, and more. Check their full schedule on their website.
When: September 9 – 11, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: $40

Everybody’s Favorite Barbeque and Hot Sauce Festival

What: This festival is as good as its name. It’s a three-day fun fest filled with great food, music, fun, and amazing people. Much like a classic neighborhood barbeque, it features the aroma and tastes of traditional barbeques while bringing together a multicultural community. Don’t miss out on all this!
When: September 9 – 11, 2022 | 6 pm onwards
Where: The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
How much: $75

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, September 10, 2022

Silly Magic – Tricks and Giggles

What: Magic and comedy all together are just absolutely fun! In Silly Magic, Confetti Eddie and company explore the funny side of magic. Be amazed and laugh out loud at the same time with their tricks and antics. You’ll definitely see something that will tickle your bone.
When: September 10, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Confetti Eddie’s Magic Parlor, 823 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: $15 – $20

Magic Club For Kids

What: In Magic Club for Kids, your kids won’t just get to watch magic tricks but they’ll also get to learn them. Founder of the Dallas Magic Academy and legendary magician Dal Sanders will be pulling back the curtains for the kids and teaching them what’s actually up his sleeve. Participants will also get a special edition file folder and access to an online video vault with explanations about every trick. And the kids will also be able to take home any supplies they’re given. Let your kids discover magic now!
When: September 10, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Where: The Comedy Arena, 305 E Virginia St Suite 104, McKinney, TX 75069
How much: $49

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend | Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza

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What: Dress up with the kids and join the party! This all-new show features the first ever appearance of characters from “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” in addition to the usual gang of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and the Puppy Dog Pals. It’ll also feature favorite songs from hit Disney Junior series as well as acrobatics and special 3D effects. Get your tickets now!
When: September 10, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
How much: Starts at $15

Fall Family Weekends at Sammons Park

What: Kick off the weekend with the entire family with plenty of fun at Sammons Park! You can play lawn games and mini golf. And you can also splash around the Donor pool. For the kids, there will be petting zoos, face painting, balloon artists, and temporary arm tattoos for them to try. You can even bring your own picnic set or grab a bite from the Center Cafe after all that fun.
When: September 10, 2022 | 10:00 am
Where: Sammons Park, Historic District, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75021
How much: Free

Japan America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth presents Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival

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What: The annual Otsukimi festival is back in person! Dive into the colorful Japanese culture as you join the festivities of the Otsukimi moon viewing festival. Some of the things you can experience at the festival are haiku readings, musical performances, vendors selling Japanese food and collectibles, themed art, and other family-friendly activities.
When: September 10, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Simpson Plaza, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Free

River Legacy’s W.A.T.E.R. Festival

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids | River Legacy's WATER Festival

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What: Celebrate the wonderful resource we call water at River Legacy’s W.A.T.E.R. Festival which features tons of family-friendly activities, crafts, games, and scientific demonstrations. Other activities include Creekside hikes, Cloud Creator, backyard bass fishing, watercolor painting and crafts, demonstrations of the EnviroScape mini watershed models, and temporary tattoos.
When: September 10, 2022 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: River Legacy Nature Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
How much: Free

Party on the Porch

Party on the Porch

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What: Get creative this weekend at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s annual Party on the Porch. You’ll get to explore the galleries, participate in art-making activities, and end the day with a free outdoor concert featuring country artist Brent Cobb. Check their website for the complete schedule.
When: September 10, 2022 | 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, September 11, 2022

Freedom Fest

What: Organized by multiple communities and individuals, the Freedom Fest commemorates and honors the bravery of first responders, police, fire, and military in 9/11. The event features tons of family-friendly activities including a bounce house, face painting, a cornhole tournament, face painting, games, and many more. There will also be plenty of food trucks to get a bite from. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The LOT Downtown, Citizen’s Police Academy, Citizen’s Fire Academy, Mansfield Veterans Memorial and Tribute Foundation.
When: September 11, 2022 | 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: The LOT Downtown, 110 S Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063
How much: Free

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