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11 THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS, TX (APRIL 04 - APRIL 13)

Rodeo

Rodeo

mid-January–August • activity

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

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

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

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

late March–early April • nature

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

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

April–June | September–November • activity

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

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–early September • food

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

Armadillo

Armadillo

April–October • nature

These cute creatures in strong armor continue moving to the North

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

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

Bluebonnets Season

Bluebonnets Season

March–April • nature

Blue is the color of spring in Dallas

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

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

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

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

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms

February 20–April 11, 2021 • nature

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

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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

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

October 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

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

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

November 22, 2020 • event

A signature holiday event in the city brings fun and entertainment

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

April 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

mid-March 2021 • event

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

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

February 12, 2021 • event

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

Drive Through Christmas Light Parks

Drive Through Christmas Light Parks

mid-November–early January • event

A traditional Texan entertainment during the holiday season

Plano Balloon Festival

Plano Balloon Festival

September 2021 • event

A fun weekend event in the balloon capital of Texas

Texas Pinball Festival

Texas Pinball Festival

March 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!

North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival

March 6, 2021 (virtual) • event

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

New Year's Eve in Dallas and Fort Worth

New Year's Eve in Dallas and Fort Worth

December 31 • event

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

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

April 16–18, 2021 • event

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

Mardi Gras in Dallas

Mardi Gras in Dallas

February 13, 2021 (virtual) • event

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

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Dallas–Fort Worth 4th of July Events and Fireworks

July 4, 2021 • event

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

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

May–early October • nature

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

Texas Rose Festival

Texas Rose Festival

October 14–17, 2021 • event

Visit competitions and parades in the rose capital of America

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 Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

March 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

Peach Season

Peach Season

May–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

October–December • food

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

Grapevine Parade of Lights

Grapevine Parade of Lights

December 3, 2020 • event

The largest illuminated Christmas parade in North Texas

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

late September 2021 • event

Three days of Greek music, dance and wonderful food

Taste of Dallas

Taste of Dallas

early June 2021 • event

The favorite summertime food festival in the city

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–late October • event

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

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

Dallas Arboretum: 12 Days of Christmas

November 7–December 31, 2020  • event

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

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

May–June  • nature

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

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 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

September 24–October 3, 2021 • event

A quality family-oriented experience in Tyler

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

early 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

November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021 • event

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

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