Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Dallas, Texas area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
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Addison - Howlfest at Addison Circle Park

Addison Circle goes to the dogs during the annual Howlfest. Town of Addison will be registering pets for $2 and there will also be pet costume contest ...

Season: Fall
November
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
5044 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX, 75001
Addison - Oktoberfest

Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented ...

Season: Fall
September
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
4950 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX, 75001
Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Celebrate the Heineken Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and Miller Lite Festival in The Park presented by T-Mobile! Entertainment includes a wealth of g ...

Season: Fall
September
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure Dallas

Turn Dallas into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Gu ...

Season: Spring
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, Dallas, TX
Annual DFWChild Camp Fair

This FREE event for families gives parents the chance to meet face-to-face with summer camps, programs and getaways in Dallas-Fort Worth and surroundi ...

Season: Spring
February
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
15720 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX, 75248
Annual Festival de Los Mavs

Celebrate Latino heritage and culture with the Dallas Mavericks at the annual Festival del los Mavs. Bring the whole family for a day of autographs, f ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75219
Annual KidFilm Festival

Featuring multicultural selection of programs celebrating excellence in children's film arts. A special tribute honoring a major figure in film and te ...

Season: Winter
January
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
5321 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75206
Armenia Fest - Annual Cultural and Food Festival

This is an incredible opportunity for children to get a hands-on experience about a different culture while having fun! You will find plenty of outdoo ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
1805 Random Road, Carrollton, TX, 75006
Autumn at the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum's seasonal fest features opportunities to wander among 150,000 blooming fall flowers, sample tea and other goodies at Harvest Tea ...

Season: Fall
September - November
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218
Big "D" Classic - Music Festival

The Big “D” Classic provides world-class performance sites including the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Home to the Dallas Symphony, the Meyerson ...

Season: Spring
April - May
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, Dallas, TX
Cedar Hill - Citywide Chili Cook Off

Join us each year on the second Saturday in October in Historic Downtown Cedar Hill when Country Day on the Hill hosts the Citywide Chili Cook Off! Th ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
600 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Country Day on the Hill

As we now celebrate the 79th annual Country Day on the Hill, and Old Settlers Reunion, in this continually growing city of Cedar Hill, various event n ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
600 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Holiday on the Hill

Historic Downtown sparkles once again when the City of Cedar Hill, Main Street Development and Preservation Board, Parks and Recreation, and downtown ...

Season: Winter
December
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
285 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Juneteenth Celebration

The Best Southwest cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster join together to honor the oldest known celebration of the ending of slaver ...

Season: Summer
June
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Kid Fish Tournament

Bring your fishing poles, rods and reels, and come experience the joy of fishing. Bait and tackle will be provided along with a limited number of rods ...

Season: Summer
June
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Festival

Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Festival celebrate art, creativity and family fun! Stage performances included dancing, singing and storytelling. Parti ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Scare on the Square

The frightful fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with photo ops in Historic Downtown's Pioneer Park followed by creepy tales performed by master storytellers fro ...

Season: Fall
October
Hours: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
600 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill - Walk the Light Arts Festival

The Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the Zula B. Wylie Library is proud to partner with Walk the Light in presenting the annual Arts Festiv ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
600 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation - Miracle Weekend Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for the Annual Miracle Weekend, a joint effort between Church on the Hill and the City of Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department. Enjoy an ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
631 Somerset Drive, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cedar Hill Recreation Center - Neighborhood Block Party

Celebrate the Anniversary of the Cedar Hill Recreation Center and see all the many services your community has to offer at the Citywide Neighborhood B ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
310 E Parkerville Road, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing ...

Season: Spring
May
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
1321 W Belt Line Road, Ricahrdson, TX, 75082
Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum

Dallas Blooms is a celebration of spring at the Dallas Arboretum, arguably one of the top five floral display gardens in North America. The gardens fe ...

Season: Spring
February - April
Area: North East Dallas: Garland/Rowlett/Sachse
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218
Dallas Book Festival

Founded in 2006 this annual literary event has been showcasing works by internationally acclaimed authors as well as national, regional and local auth ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201
Dallas Children's Health - Holiday Parade

This year’s parade will feature spirited marching bands, famous characters, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons and much more. The magic ...

Season: Winter
December
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
Commerce Street at Market Street, Dallas, TX, 75235
Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival shows the best narrative features, documentaries and short films for 11 days each spring. DIFF spreads its sc ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, Dallas, TX
Dallas Jazz Age - Sunday Social at Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas Heritage Village and The Art Deco Society of Dallas are proud to announce the Annual Jazz Age Sunday Social. This promises to be the best one! ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1515 S Harwood Street, Dallas, TX, 75215
Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

This Dallas tradition has been going on for over 30 years! The parade has gotten bigger and bigger every year! The parade has an odd mix of revelry an ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
4849 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75206
Day 1 Dallas

Day 1 Dallas is a family fair specifically designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. This kid-friendly celebration will ...

Season: Winter
January
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75210
Deep Ellum Arts Festival

The free 3-day, Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock! Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists sell ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Main Street at S Malcolm X Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75226
Dia de la Familia - Dallas County Community College District

An entire day of fun – Día de la Familia(Day of the Family) – will be presented by the Dallas County Community College District. Families from Irving ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: West Dallas: Irving
1081 W Shady Grove Road, Irving, TX, 75060
Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl

Spoil your four-legged fur ball with an afternoon of doggy delights inside Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium. Dallas’ most historic football field will ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
3750 Cotton Bowl Circle, Dallas, TX, 75210
Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas is the world’s largest public exhibition dedicated to environmental stewardship. At Fair Park in Dallas, you can visit more than 1,500 ...

Season: Spring
April
Washington Street at Galsford Street, Dallas, TX, 75204
Fair Park 5k Urban Dash

With ramps to run, hurdles to jump and mazes to conquer you will know you accomplished something when you are done with this. The Urban Dash will take ...

Season: Summer
June
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75210
Fair Park Fourth

A grand way to salute America's independence! Celebrate America with a day of family fun in Fair Park at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day ...

Season: Summer
July
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75210
Farmers Branch - Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff

There is tons to do at the award nominated Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival! Musical entertainment, a KidZone area for the children, arts & crafts marketpl ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Craft Fair

This yearly tradition features over 100 crafters and artists selling one-of-a-kind pieces. It's a great opportunity for shoppers to find special items ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Fishin' Fun

Rawhide Creek will be stocked full of fish so bring your fishing pole or borrow one of ours to catch the big one! Kayaking, zip line and other fun act ...

Season: Summer
May
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
2610 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Independence Day Celebration

Farmers Branch always provides one of the very few, low-level firework shows in Texas! A spectacular show was accompanied by a high energy dance band ...

Season: Summer
July
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Spooktacular Halloween in the Park

Every year we want to scare you and your family. Located at Farmers Branch Historical Park. Free Parking and Admission.

Season: Fall
October
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Tour of Lights

The Tour of Lights drive through, with over half a million flashing lights, is one of North Texas' longest animated shows. The tour begins on the Fri ...

Season: Winter
November - December
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Farmers Branch - Veterans Day Celebration

Join us in honoring our nation's veterans during our annual Veterans Day Celebration. We will have a patriotic ceremony followed by some great enterta ...

Season: Fall
November
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234
Flight of the Monarch Annual Event

The Flight of the Monarch annual event celebrates the annual migration of the monarch butterfly from North America to Central Mexico. Event activitie ...

Season: Fall
September
Area: South West Dallas: Grand Prairie
2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052
Grapevine Annual Fireworks Extravaganza

Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style on July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This 26-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30 p.m. This year's ...

Season: Summer
Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, TX, 76051
Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas features a huge variety of trucks and trucking accessories, free educational and informational sessions fea ...

Season: Summer
August
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
650 S Griffin Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
Heart of Dallas Bowl, The

A full exhibition area featuring interactive displays, games, pre-game performances and activities, and more right outside the stadium at Gate A. The ...

Season: Winter
December
Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
3750 The Midway, Dallas, TX, 75215
Huffhines Art Trails

Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many of its annual visitors. The whimsical array of talent on ...

Season: Fall
October
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
Apollo Roand and Plano Road, Richardson, TX, 75081
Irving - Arbor Day Celebration

Children can learn how to climb a tree like the professionals, watch and participate in the snake encounters show, and enjoy the tree house slide. At ...

Season: Spring
April
Area: West Dallas: Irving
217 S Main Street, Irving, TX, 75060
Irving - Canal Fest

Canal Fest returns for another year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhib ...

Season: Summer
June
Area: West Dallas: Irving
200 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX, 75039
Irving - Citywide Egg Hunts

Over 2,000 children and their families took part in the festivities, which also included the opportunity to meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny ...

Season: Spring
March
Area: West Dallas: Irving
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, Irving, TX
Irving - Holiday Extravaganza

The Holiday Extravaganza is a two-part event, featuring a community parade through the Heritage District followed by a tree lighting ceremony outside ...

Season: Winter
December
Area: West Dallas: Irving
825 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX, 75060