Plenty of fun activities to get into this weekend! View late-night museum exhibits, sneak a peek of some Friday fireworks or indulge in Sunday Funday on the Trinity. Get the details for those events and more below.
Thursday, July 16
Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.
Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.
Friday, July 17
’til Midnight at the Nasher: The Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission to its monthly event, ’til Midnight, which features live outdoor concerts, social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and access to the the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two and grab & go food items the night of the event. 6 p.m. – midnight.
Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18
Kimbell Fest: Scotland: The second annual Kimbell Festival will highlight Scottish heritage, inspired by the museum’s summer exhibition — Botticelli to Brasque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission, innovative art activities, face painting, films, cultural performances and demonstrations, and exciting live music by breakout Texas musicians on the Museum’s celebrated lawn. 2-10 p.m. For a detailed list of activities and times, click here.
Concerts by the Creek: Travel over to Allen and visit Waters Creek for its live music series. This Saturday, spread a blanket on the Green or dine alfresco while enjoying the tunes of Infinite Journey — Texas’s premiere Journey tribute band. FREE. 7-10 p.m.
Texas Heritage Festival: Mosey on over to the Heard Museum and celebrate all that makes the Lone Star State so spectacular. The annual festival will feature Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations and interactive children’s activities. Guests will also have the opportunity to feast on some authentic Texas grub. $9/adults; $6/child. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, July 19
Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.