Best time to visit Dallas, TX

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12 THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS, TX (OCTOBER 14 - OCTOBER 23)

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

September 24–October 17, 2021 • event

Visit one of the largest and longest-running fairs in Texas

Texas Fall Colors

Texas Fall Colors

mid-October–early November • nature

Celebrate the change of seasons by visiting the most scenic spots in The Lone Star State

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

Check out the opening​ ceremony of a shrimp festival and enjoy the traditions and delicious seafood

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

April–June | September–November • activity

Feel like a cowboy from a western movie. Be free and enjoy your ride

Armadillo (Dasypodidae)

Armadillo (Dasypodidae)

April–October • nature

These cute creatures in strong armor continue moving to the North

Texas Rose Festival

Texas Rose Festival

October 14–17, 2021 • event

Visit competitions and parades in the rose capital of America

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

Every spring, Texas countryside gets transformed with yellow, blue, purple, and red blooms

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

These curious small creatures can quietly accompany you during an evening camping trip

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

September–October, March • nature

Watch thousands of butterflies in the parks and gardens of The Lone Star State

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

October–December • food

Try the best pie you have ever eaten on your trip to Texas

Fall Colors near Dallas

Fall Colors near Dallas

mid-October–mid-November • nature

Explore all the scenic spots in and outside the city

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–late October • event

The biggest seasonal events in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas

31 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4, 2021 • event

Enjoy spectacular fireworks shows, open-air events, and kids activities in the Dallas–Fort Worth area

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

out of rangeOctober 31–November 1 • event

This colourful celebration is prepared especially for the immortal souls that come down to earth to join the living on this spec​ial day

Rodeo

Rodeo

out of rangemid-January–August • activity

An undeniable part of Texas culture. Don't miss the Rodeo season and enjoy some original shows

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangelate March–early April • nature

Check out the most scenic places to welcome spring at the Lone Star State

Watermelon

Watermelon

out of rangeApril–early September • food

There is nothing better than a cool slice of watermelon during hot summer Texas days

Plano Balloon Festival

Plano Balloon Festival

unconfirmedSeptember 2021 • event

A fun weekend event in the balloon capital of Texas

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

out of rangeNovember 22, 2020 • event

A signature holiday event in the city brings fun and entertainment

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

out of rangeApril 16–18, 2021 • event

A good reason to go crazy over bluebonnets during one spring weekend

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

out of rangeApril 8, 2024 • event

Some spots on Earth wait for the moment of solar totality for hundreds or even thousands of years. To capture a spectacle, you have to be truly lucky

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

out of rangemid-March 2021 • event

Become Irish for a day during the celebrations of St.Patrick's Day all over Texas

Drive Through Christmas Light Parks

Drive Through Christmas Light Parks

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

A traditional Texan entertainment during the holiday season

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

unconfirmedFebruary 12, 2021 • event

Lion dances, traditional crafts, and lots of delicious food to mark the beginning of the new lunar cycle

New Year's Eve in Dallas and Fort Worth

New Year's Eve in Dallas and Fort Worth

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Ring in the New Year with Texas-size fireworks and parties

North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival

out of rangeMarch 6, 2021 (virtual) • event

In the name of performance and study of Celtic music and dance in the Southwest

Texas Pinball Festival

Texas Pinball Festival

out of rangeMarch 25–27, 2022 • event

Do you feel empowered enough to beat the world's best pinball players? This is your chance to walk out as a superstar!

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

out of rangeMay–early October • nature

Native Texas spiders leave their burrows en masse in search for females

Bluebonnets Season

Bluebonnets Season

out of rangeMarch–April • nature

Blue is the color of spring in Dallas

Mardi Gras in Dallas

Mardi Gras in Dallas

out of rangeFebruary 13, 2021 (virtual) • event

A large celebration with the parade, cajun food, and country music festival

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

unconfirmedlate September 2021 • event

Three days of Greek music, dance and wonderful food

Grapevine Parade of Lights

Grapevine Parade of Lights

out of rangeDecember 3, 2020 • event

The largest illuminated Christmas parade in North Texas

Taste of Dallas

Taste of Dallas

on holdJune 2022 • event

The favorite summertime food festival in the city

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 29–31, 2021 • event

The city of Dallas promises a weekend of entertainment that ranges from traditional solemnities to relaxing pool parties

East Texas State Fair

East Texas State Fair

out of rangeSeptember 24–October 3, 2021 • event

A quality family-oriented experience in Tyler

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms

out of rangeFebruary 20–April 11, 2021 • nature

The largest spring flowers festival of the Southwest takes place at Dallas Arboretum

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

out of rangeMay–June  • nature

Add sunshine to your life by visiting a sunflower field in Texas

Snake Season

Snake Season

out of rangeMarch–May • nature

Snakes have been an object of fascination, fear, and suspicion since ancient times

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

out of rangeMarch 2, 2021 (online) • event

The best time to feel the atmosphere of the Lone Star State, witness legendary Texan patriotism, and enjoy celebrations all over the state

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

unconfirmedearly September, 2021 • event

A weekend full of fun events wraps up the summer season in Dallas

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

out of rangeNovember 21, 2020–January 3, 2021 • event

Create your memorable festive moments out of the hustle and bustle of shopping rush

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

out of rangeNovember 7–December 31, 2020  • event

The holiday exhibit that brings in magic, light, and festive spirit

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