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11 THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS, TX (OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 22)

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

September 27-October 20, 2024 • event

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

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

September–October, March • nature

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

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

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

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

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

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

mid-October–mid-November • nature

Explore all the scenic spots in and outside the city

Armadillo (Dasypodidae)

Armadillo (Dasypodidae)

April–October • nature

These cute creatures in strong armor continue moving to the North

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

October–December • food

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

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

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

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (best September–October) • nature

Get away from big cities to increase your chances of spotting distant stars and planets

49 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Plano Balloon Festival

Plano Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 19-22, 2024 • event

A fun weekend event in the balloon capital of Texas

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • 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

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

out of rangeApril 19-21, 2024 • event

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

Dallas RV Show

Dallas RV Show

out of rangeFebruary 22–25, 2024 • event

See hundreds of RVs from North Texas RV dealers

Fan Expo Dallas (Dallas Comic Con)

Fan Expo Dallas (Dallas Comic Con)

out of rangeJune 7–9, 2024 • event

The premier comic convention in North Texas

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

out of rangeNovember 19, 2023 • event

A signature holiday event in the city brings fun and entertainment

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

out of rangeFebruary 10–20, 2024 • event

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

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

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

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

out of rangeMarch 16, 2024 • event

Dallas knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and you should definitely see it for yourself

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

out of rangeMay–June  • nature

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

Rowlett Fireworks on Main

Rowlett Fireworks on Main

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

A captivating 4th of July show on Lake Ray Hubbard, 20 miles (32 km) from Downtown Dallas

Mardi Gras in Dallas

Mardi Gras in Dallas

out of rangeMarch 1, 2025 • event

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

Watermelon

Watermelon

out of rangeApril–early September • food

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

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

out of rangeNovember 1-3, 2024 • event

Three days of Greek music, dance and wonderful food

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

Grapevine Parade of Lights

Grapevine Parade of Lights

out of rangeDecember 7, 2023 • event

The largest illuminated Christmas parade in North Texas

Texas Rose Festival

Texas Rose Festival

out of rangeOctober 19–22, 2023 • event

Visit competitions and parades in the rose capital of America

Denton Fireworks Show & 4th of July Events

Denton Fireworks Show & 4th of July Events

out of rangeJune 29–July 3, 2024 • event

The most exciting part of the 4th of July events in Denton

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms

out of rangeFebruary 24–April 8, 2024 • nature

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

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

out of rangeMarch 16–17, 2024 • event

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

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

Texas Pinball Festival

Texas Pinball Festival

out of rangeMarch 15-17, 2024 • event

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

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate October • event

Welcome autumn in Dallas with a variety of spooktacular events

Taste of Dallas

Taste of Dallas

out of rangeFebruary 11, 2023 • event

The favorite summertime food festival in the city

East Texas State Fair

East Texas State Fair

out of rangeSeptember 20–29, 2024 • event

A quality family-oriented experience in Tyler

Christmas Lights in Fort Worth

Christmas Lights in Fort Worth

out of rangeearly November–early January  • event

Visit some of the most prominent sparkling and shimmering displays in the state

Christmas Lights in Dallas

Christmas Lights in Dallas

out of rangeearly November–early January • event

Immerse yourself in the magic of light and holiday spirit

North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival

out of rangeMarch 1-3, 2024 • event

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

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

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Fort Worth Water Lantern Festival

Fort Worth Water Lantern Festival

out of rangeJune 24, 2023 • event

An amazing sight of thousands of lanterns on water

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

out of rangeOctober 6–8, 2023 • event

A free community celebration, offering a whirlwind of jazz performances, fine arts, and savory foods

Snake Season

Snake Season

out of rangeMarch–May • nature

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

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

out of rangeNovember 9–December 31 • event

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

Granbury Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

Granbury Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

out of rangeOctober 26-27, 2024 • event

Join thousands of people in this authentic arts festival!

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 24–27, 2024 • event

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

Labor Day Weekend in Dallas

Labor Day Weekend in Dallas

out of rangeSeptember 1–4, 2023 • event

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

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

out of rangeMarch 2 • event

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

Duncanville 4th of July Fireworks, Events & Parade

Duncanville 4th of July Fireworks, Events & Parade

out of rangeJuly 3–4, 2024 • event

A community celebration southwest of Dallas

Burleson Fireworks 4th of July

Burleson Fireworks 4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Burleson welcomes you on the 4th of July

Dyess Big Country Air Fest

Dyess Big Country Air Fest

out of rangeMay 4, 2024 • event

Exciting aerobatic displays and family-friendly entertainment

Rose City Airfest

Rose City Airfest

out of range October 5, 2024 • event

A new aviation gathering in East Texas

First Monday Trade Days

First Monday Trade Days

out of rangeDecember 1–3, 2023 • event

One of the oldest open-air flea markets in Texas

Dallas Observer BrewFest

Dallas Observer BrewFest

out of rangeSeptember 9, 2023 • event

Best craft brews and foods at Dallas Famers Market

Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival

out of rangeOctober 5–6, 2024 • event

One of the largest art shows in the country

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