Find out some of the great things to do around DFW this weekend!
Addison Weekend Drive-In
The Addison Circle District is hosting this series of outdoor concerts featuring popular DFW bands. Enjoy the shows from the comfort of your vehicle. Music will be transmitted via both speaker system and FM radio, providing excellent audio quality no matter where you are parked. These free concerts take place in an open, grass field. Attendees will be directed into the site and to the appropriate parking space by professional parking attendants. Vehicles will be spaced apart to ensure sufficient distance between groups. On Friday night, it’s Shot of Benatar and on Saturday, Even It Up.
Where: 15499 Julian Street, Addison (just south of Addison Circle Park)
When: Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29 from 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Billy Bob’s Concerts
It’s been a long time coming, but concerts are finally back at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. This weekend there are a full slate of performances. On Friday night, Kevin Fowler takes the stage, then on Saturday it’s the Josh Abbott Band. Billy Bob’s reminds you to arrive early, as COVID-19 protocols mean it will take longer than normal to get into the venue.
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
When: Friday, Aug 28 at 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug 29 at 10 p.m.
Cost: $16 to $40
More info: https://billybobstexas.com/events
Dallas Arboretum: Dollar Days
The amazingly beautiful Dallas Arboretum is one of the most popular attractions during this time where it seems best to be outdoors. What better way to enjoy the beauty of summer than to visit the Arboretum for discounted admission during August Dollar Days? General admission is just $2 a person and parking is discounted to $5. Their budget friendly refreshment menu includes $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hot dogs, and $4 brownie sundaes.
Where: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas
When: All weekend; Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Cost: $2 / person during August
More info: https://www.dallasarboretum.org/
Fort Worth Burger Week
Evidently, it’s Fort Worth Burger week. So, in case you need an excuse to break that diet and indulge in a delicious burger, What’s Up Fort Worth is hosting Fort Worth Burger Week. Twenty of Fort Worth’s favorite restaurants are offering $5 burger specials for one week with proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth.
Where: 20 Fort Worth restaurants
When: August 24 - August 30
Cost: $5 and up
More Info: https://whatsupfortworth.com/burger-week/
Globe Life Field First Tours
You can’t attend Rangers games (yet)...but you can still be one of the first to see the new Globe Life Field. The Rangers have small group tours of their new air-conditioned home available every day. You must grab your tickets online in advance, and reserve a specific time to take a look at the new park.
Where: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr., Arlington
When: Every Day (Times for tours vary by day, so check the website)
Cost: $15 - $25
More info: https://www.mlb.com/rangers/ballpark/tours
Texas High School Football
Can you believe this? High school football is back. Games are happening this weekend! For now, only smaller schools (4A and lower) can begin their seasons. So these small towns have the spotlight for the first few weeks. Some of the top games in the area include Decatur at Argyle, McGregor at Lake Worth, Wichita Falls Hirschi at Midlothian Heritage, Graham at Alvarado, Anna at Hillsboro, Lindale at Kaufman, Melissa at Celina, Terrell at Wills Point, Paradise at Bridgeport, Burkburnett at Aubrey, Paris North Lamar at Krum, Boyd at Mineral Wells, Clifton vs Sanger (played at Aledo), and Valley View at Ponder.
Where: Just Look for the Lights
When: Friday Night
Jubilee Theatre: Da Kink In My Hair
Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth is celebrating 40 years of great theatre! This week, it’s your last chance to see the virtual performance of Da Kink In My Hair.
When: Now through Sunday, August 30
Cost: $20 for 48 hour rental
More info: https://www.facebook.com/JubileeTheatre/
Last Ditch Drive-In Concert Series: Holly & The Mystery Lights
The pandemic has been extremely tough of the brewery business. Armadillo Brewing Company is getting creative with their concert series. They’re calling it a last ditch effort to stay in business while waiting to get the go ahead that it’s safe to reopen. So this concert with Holly & The Mystery Lights is being held drive-in style. There will be food (from Boca 31) and drinks for purchase. You’ll also need to purchase a spot to park your vehicle. No alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of vehicles. But you can sit in your lawn chair and enjoy yourself.
Where: Armadillo Ale Works, 221 Bell Ave, Denton
When: Saturday, August 29. Lot opens at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. showtime
Cost: $10 - $60
Mesquite Championship Rodeo: Finals
The best of the best compete in the Mesquite Championship Rodeo finals this Saturday night. The PRCA rodeo features bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping and more. You can even grab a barbecue dinner on site. Please wear your facemask, and reserve your seat ahead of time because they’ll only allow 25% capacity.
Where: 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite
When: Saturday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 and up
More info: https://mesquiterodeo.com/
Klyde Warren Park - Saturday events
The big greenspace linking Uptown to Downtown Dallas has plenty to do on Saturday mornings. There’s a “Body Mountain Bootcamp” at 9 a.m., Yoga at 10 a.m., and Mindfulness Meditation at 11 a.m. Registration is required for each event.
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas
When: Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
Rooftop Cinema: Drive In at the Central
Remember when the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was a thing for a couple weeks? Oh, how we wish for those simpler times. Well, on that site at the northeast corner of Central Expressway and Haskell, the Rooftop Cinema Club is setting up a drive-in theater. Movies will be projected onto a 52-foot screen. The skyline of Downtown Dallas will serve as a backdrop. Audio will be broadcast through the FM radio in your car. You can bring your own food, or purchase eats on site. There are also restrooms on site. There are plenty of flicks to choose from. Selena and Dazed and Confused play Thursday. Dirty Dancing and Friday on Friday, of all nights. Jurassic Park and Nightmare on Elm Street on Saturday. The Little Mermaid and Pulp Fiction on Sunday.
Where: 2999 N Carroll Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
When: Daily through September 20.
Cost: $22 - $35 / car
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Grab your boots and Cowboy hat! This rodeo is back! The alive and kicking rodeo is every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (Friday...it’s “Free Kid Friday”...buy an adult ticket and get a kid’s ticket free!) It's in the Cowtown Coliseum. Rodeo organizers say you can feel safe as you watch the live rodeo action because they are enforcing social distancing and everyone has to wear a facial covering. Giddy up!
Where: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $27, Children: $15
More info: https://stockyardsrodeo.com/
Sunday Funday FW
This family-friendly laid back event is every Sunday in August...with yoga, beer concessions, food trucks, and floating the Trinity River. Tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards are available to rent.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St. Fort Worth
When: Sunday, August 30, Noon
Cost: Free with food, drink and activities available for purchase
More info: https://sundayfundayfw.com/
Football season is coming up. Get ready with a tailgate themed event at Nebraska Furniture Mart. The oversized store will feature an outdoor showing of the family movie “Little Giants.” Bring your lawn chair, and enjoy the show.
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart, 5600 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr, The Colony
When: Friday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Wide Open Improv: Improv in the Park(ing) Lot!
Drop in to this weekly in-person, socially distanced, improv class. It’s all in the parking lot outside Stomping Ground Comedy Theater. The course, taught by Greg Mihalik, will focus on:
-Connecting & playing from a distance
-Spontaneity, justifications, characters, emotions
-Creating *new* formats for socially distanced improv
-Using the architecture & environment of outdoor improv
-Incorporating social distancing into rehearsals and performances
Masks are required and please register ahead of time.
Where: 1350 Manufacturing Street, #109, Dallas
When: Sunday, August 30, 7 p.m.