The Dallas/Fort Worth area offers an array of end-of-summer fun. Just because the school bell is ringing in the distance, doesn’t mean that happy indoor and outdoor activities shouldn’t be enjoyed. Give the family some final summer memories to keep them warm through the upcoming winter months.
Grapevine – Going back in Time.
Nash Farm hosts First Fridays each month. August 6th, 2021 – Meme’s Pickles – an experience to delight the taste buds on making pickles. Most activities are free to the public, but check out the specific details in case tickets are needed. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and feast while in the great outdoors. Visit the Nash Farm website for more details.
Where: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
The Settlement to City Museum
August 21, 2021 – A great kids’ activity – and fun for adults, as well – join folks who understand the importance of cotton in this region and roll up your sleeves for hands-on activities at the Cotton Gin. $5.00 fee.
Where: The Settlement to City Museum, 206 W. Hudgins St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Lewisville – It’s all about the Kids.
Music City Mall – Magic Fun!
It’s a 1st Saturday date with the Adventure Club on August 7, 2021, 12pm – 1pm. Looking to deliver a bit of magic as summer winds to a close? The Magic Fun! is the perfect opportunity to wave your parental wand and produce magical smiles for your kids.
Where: Music City Mall, Center Court Stage, 2401 S Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067
Music City Mall – Balloon Bonanza
Every Sunday between 2pm – 6pm, staff are shaping & sculpting FREE balloon animals for any interested kiddo.
Where: Music City Mall, Food Court, 2401 S Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067
Dallas – Artistic August
Dallas Museum of Art – Open Studio
Saturday, August 7, 2021, noon – 4pm: it’s all hands-in with projects that feature sewing & weaving. Artwork comes in many forms and the Dallas Museum of Art believes in offering opportunities to explore them all. Check with DMA for pricing/reservation restrictions or call 214-922-1200. DMA is closed on Mondays.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201: The Founders Room
Dallas Museum of Art – Learning through Touch
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11am – 12;30pm: Budding artists, ages 6-12, can stroll through DMA galleries, which specialize in woven, stitched, and spun artworks, then create their own spectacular masterpiece through this Family Workshop: Woven Together. This unique opportunity is a family affair, and reservations are a must. Also, it’s a ‘masked’ affair so be certain your youngsters are game for the face coverings. Families will be seated together, and the ticket purchased ($8.00) is for the participants only. Parents & younger siblings, who will be part of the family affair, aren’t required to hold tickets, but must be part of the head count.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Ready to go back to the movies?
Family Movies at the Lake Dallas Public Library
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2pm, the hilarious spirit-hunting crew will be on the big screen with a viewing of Ghostbusters. Families are welcome to bring their own blankets for a relaxing, shared event.
Where: Lake Dallas Public Library, 302 S Shady Shores Rd, Lake Dallas, TX 75065
More Movie Time
Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 5:30pm. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to curl up for a couple of hours of family entertainment. Snacks provided. RSVP required.
Where: St Michael & All Angels Church, 8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225 inside the Youth Center.
Coppell – Is your family into treasure hunting?
According to The Biodiversity Education Center – don’t let the name discourage you – your GPS is good for more than just getting you around traffic jams. The experts will offer instruction on how to use a GPS to find hidden treasures all around. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt along the trails of Coppell Nature Park. Fee: $10, 1st child, $5.00 for each additional. Registration is required.
Where: The BEC, 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX
Hurst – Is the athlete in your family ready for a bit more fun?
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 8am – 11am – Kid’s Triathlon. This FREE event is open to kids 5 – 12. There are some guidelines for participants so – parents – make certain to visit the site for details. Registration required. A registration button is provided on the link. Sure it’s a race, but this event is ALL about the FUN! Let your little athlete find his/her way around a track filled with bikes, running, & a sliding good time.
Where: Hurst Community Park, 601 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX
Mesquite – Rodeo – it’s for more than just cowboys.
Every Saturday in August – 6pm start for interactive events. Whether your family loves to hug the stands and hoot-and-holler for their favorite rodeo rock star, or your littlest ‘pardners’ want a chance to ride a pony and meet real-life cowboys and cowgirls, the Mesquite Rodeo offers it all. Tickets required.
Where: 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149.
Around the area with Farmer’s Markets
Nothing says summer like a slice of icy-cold watermelon, the sweet smell of cantaloupe, or a bite of succulent berries. From two-handed beef-steak tomatoes to warm from the field squash, local Texas is brimming with Farmer’s Markets.
Ready to visit one or a few?
For a list, click here to scan which ones are nearest to your family. Or for Farmers’ Markets in Tarrant County and other Western Counties, click here. Scroll through the full events list. Farmers’ Markets are mixed in with their season and times.
A word about September . . .
If you love festivals, you’ll want to check back because September is festival month in Texas. We, Texans, love for things to cool off just a bit and then we’re outside in droves.
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