The dog days of summer may be coming in HOT, but that won’t stop us from getting out and about. We rounded up a plethora of fun happenings around Dallas – from cultural events, art exhibits, concerts and more – to not only keep your summer shining bright but also help beat the heat.
“DIOR: FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD”
Fashion lovers unite, you won’t want to miss this special exhibit on display at the Dallas Museum of Art that highlights the famed designer and all the artistic directors that continued his legacy. It features a large selection of haute couture pieces, accessories, photographs, original sketches and other archived materials.
POP-UP ART GALLERIES
You don’t have to visit the typical museum to get a dose of culture and art this summer. Temporary exhibits are popping up all over the city and provide a fun twist to your museum experience with unique and interactive elements.
Refinery 29 presents 29 multi-sensory installations about important topics – art, activism, style, technology, and more – all under one roof for 10 days only.
MUSEUM OF MEMORIES
Revisit a collection of your favorite childhood memories at this interactive installation.
Take in art like never before through a variety of fashion, sculpture, painting, photography, video and more from local and international artists.
Experience the beauty of the rainbow through art, light and sound.
From blockbuster hits to nostalgic rom-coms to your favorite animated flicks, summer nights wouldn’t be complete without the occasional movie night in or out.
SUMMER KIDS FILM FEST
Summer Kids Film Fest at Highland Park Village Theatre – fun for the whole family, see one of your favorite animated films back on the big screen. Tickets are $10 and include a snack tray and drink.
KLYDE WARREN PARK SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
Cozy up on the lawn on Saturday evenings for the ultimate outdoor movie-going experience.
SUMMER CINEMA SERIES AT POOL ADOLPHUS
Catch a cult-classic movie poolside Thursday evenings at the Adolphus Hotel.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT TRINITY CIDER
Stay cool while you sip cider and put your pop culture knowledge to the test during weekly trivia outings at Trinity Cider in Deep Ellum.
Put your taste buds to work at various food & drink festivals this month – plus it will save you a night’s worth of cooking!
Celebrate National Watermelon Day at the Dallas Farmers Market – shop local produce, listen to live music and enjoy other special events
COOKING DEMOS AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM
Chef instructor led demos and cooking classes use fresh and seasonal ingredients from the Tasteful Place garden.
SECOND ANNUAL LONE STAR ICED TEA FESTIVAL
Stay refreshed and cool while sipping tea samples and stick around to see the winner of the Best Iced Tea contest.
CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW DALLAS
Satisfy your sweet tooth and love for art by supporting artists and artisan chocolatiers for three days.
Getting exercise outdoors throughout the summer in Dallas is nearly impossible and too often a miserable task. Don’t let the rising temps stop you from getting out and moving by mixing up your usual workout routine.
ROCK CLIMBING AT SUMMIT
You don’t have to travel to reach new heights.
Round up your friend and take your competitive spirit to fun and boutique bowling alleys like Bowlounge and the indoor adult arcade Scout at The Statler hotel.