8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
Crowd of attendees walking down path of the Dallas Arboretum

Labor Day Family Fun Weekend

Event Details


Included with garden admission

September 2-4, 2023

A Tasteful Place

10am – 4pm

  • Taste the daily free samples of the “hero” vegetable.
  • See what plants are growing in the potager gardens, and be inspired to start a home garden.
  • September 2, 10am – 4pm One Day Bakery, demonstration and sale

Jeanne’s Pavilion

12pm – 2pm

Local musicians play piano at Jeanne’s Pavilion, the perfect picnic area to enjoy live music and stay cool in the summer shade.

  • September 2: Jacqueline Hubbell
  • September 3: Adriana Cordero
  • September 4: Music Starz Studios

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

2pm – 4pm

DFW’s best party bands play while guest can dance the afternoon away or bask in the sun or shade.

  • September 2: Matthew Banks, Jazz
  • September 3: Party Machine, Emerald City Band
  • September 4: Low Key Colors, Rock Classics

Country Critters Petting Zoo:

September 2-4 | 10am-2pm

Window to the Wild

September 4
10:30am – 12pm (Crossroads near Pecan Grove)
Learn about flight mechanics and how birds navigate the airways

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

10am – 4pm

Learn the science behind making the best bubbles, and enjoy bubble activities all weekend long.

STEM Stops: Bubbling with Excitement

  • 12pm • Bubble Paintings
  • 1:30pm • Eco-Bubble Snakes
  • 3:30pm • Float your Boat

Walne Family Discovery Lab
10am, 1pm and 3pm

  • 8/28-9/4 Walking on Water

OmniGlobe: OmniOutlook

OmniGlobe Presentation: Exoplanets

Little Adventurers Activities: Storytime

  • 9/2-4 The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Kelley Family Days
Thanks to a gift from the William G. Kelley Family, guests paying for general garden admission will also receive free entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden September 2 – 4!

Food Options and Picnics Welcome

Guests are welcome to bring their own food or purchase food onsite. Window food service is available at the Terrace Café presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering and includes a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, drinks and adult beverages. Gil’s Elegant Catering also offers $4 brownie sundaes, $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café all weekend.