8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend

About This Event


Included with garden admission or membership

June 17-19
The Dallas Arboretum invites you to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend in the garden. Fathers, grandfathers, adopted fathers and soon-to-be fathers will enjoy celebrating with loved ones. The garden also honors and pays tribute to Juneteenth, which was declared a federal holiday in 2021. The weekend features the Classic Chassis Car Club Vintage car show, Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors’ bronze sculpture exhibit and a new Quilters Guild of Dallas exhibit. Other festivities include a bird show, a petting zoo, live music and a pop-up vendor market.

Classic Chassis Car Club Show
June 17-19 • 9am-5pm
Behind the Pecan Grove

Classic Chassis Car Club returns for our annual Father’s Day and Juneteenth Holiday Car Show. Bring out the whole family to experience classic cars of yesteryear and meet their passionate owners!

Kelley Family Days
June 17-19
Thanks to a gift from the William G. Kelley Family, guests paying for general garden admission June 17 – 19 will also receive free entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Father’s Day Glove Encounter
June 18 • 10:30am-12pm
Pecan Grove

Window to the Wild returns with their special up-close glove encounters! Learn about flight mechanics and how birds navigate the airways. Each appearance brings a new theme to the show.

Children’s Adventure Garden

Father’s Day Craft Corner
June 17-18 • All Day • Texas Native Wetlands
Create special Wetlands-inspired craft for the father figure in your life.

Juneteenth Weekend
June 17-19

Join our STEM Stops to explore the passion of African American artists and their unique artistic styles.