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Events & Activities

Events & Activities

The Dallas Arboretum has something for everyone. Our world-class, seasonal festivals and exhibits, along with our luxurious private venues for weddings and corporate events help you reconnect with beauty.

Upcoming Can’t-Miss Events

four bronze sculptures depict children cart-wheeling across a green field of grass.

Gary Lee Price “Celebrate the Children” Summer Exhibit – Presented by Reliant

April 15-October 31, 2019

Mark your calendar for the return of acclaimed sculptor Gary Lee Price and his newest exhibit, “Celebrate the Children,” which features beautiful, hand-crafted bronze sculptures of children placed throughout the gardens and create the perfect photo opportunity for guests.

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Cooking Classes and Demos

Hone your skills in the kitchen with our specialized classes on how to prepare gourmet dishes.

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Autumn at the Arboretum presented by Rogers-O’Brien Construction

September 21 – October 31, 2019

For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O’Brien Construction, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The festival opens on September 21 and runs through October 31. With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Dallas Arboretum’s favorite fall festival features a ‘Great Pumpkin,’ topiary characters such as Linus, Sally, and Franklin looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries are atop his dog house; Lucy gives garden advice at her advice booth; and Schroeder stands near his giant topiary piano. Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie behind the iconic brick wall, get lost with Pig Pen in the hay bale maze, and see the Peanuts Gang at their gourd decorated schoolhouse for their autumn carnival. Named one of “The Best Pumpkin Festivals to Visit This Fall,” by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, the festival features breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash.

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Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas

November 9 to December 31

From November 9 to December 31, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will celebrate Holiday at the Arboretum. From November 29 to December 31, the Arboretum will debut a brand new Christmas Village as part of Holiday at the Arboretum. Inspired by the European Christmas Markets, or Christkindlmarket, The Christmas Village is comprised of charming shops and façades that represent a quaint European hamlet. 

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12 Days of Christmas at Night

November 13 to December 29
One of “The South’s Best Holiday Experiences” – Southern Living Magazine

In December, we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit.

Purchase tickets for November 13 – 27

Purchase tickets for November 29-December 29

Purchase tickets for the Official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony here

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Thursday Concerts presented by Wells Fargo

March 28 – October 24, 2019

The Cool Thursdays Concert Series brings lively bands to the only music venue overlooking White Rock Lake.

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A Tasteful Place is a world-class venue that has won multiple awards and provides a gathering place for learning and cooking activities.

Special Events at A Tasteful Place

A Tasteful Place hosts a number of events around various topics. Whether it’s horticulture, product demos, nutrition, crafting or our signature special events, we’ve got something for you.

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Private Events

Our professional team can help plan your next wedding or private event. Whatever the occasion, let our talented staff bring your vision to life. Perfect for…

  • Weddings
  • Company Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Luncheons

…and more.

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2020 Artscape Dates are April 24-26

A heartfelt thank you to the 90+ artists, galleries, and vendors who made Artscape 2019 a success! See you next year.

Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s fine art and craft show and sale, brings together over 90 outstanding artists from around the country.

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Dallas Blooms presented by IBERIABANK

February 29 through April 12, 2020

Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over a 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds of thousands of other spring flowers that will dazzle you.

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August Picnic by the lake

August Dollar Days

August 1 – August 31, 2019

Receive $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August. Dollar Days food includes $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hot dogs, and $4 brownie sundaes. 

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A New Experience Each Week

As a member of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, experience unique seasonal events throughout the year and get access to members-only events.