8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

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 Events and Activities


Cool Thursdays Concerts

Presented by Wells Fargo

May 7–June 25, Sep 3–Nov 5

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

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Uninvited Advice by Seward Johnson 1992 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

Summer of Sculpture

Supported by DTPID

May 18–July 31

The Dallas Arboretum debuts artist Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” exhibit, a collection of 30 sculptures throughout the garden as our summer exhibition. Following a career as a painter, Johnson began sculpting. Now, more than 450 of his life-size cast bronze figures are part of museums around the world and in private collections, as well as in Times Square and Rockefeller Center in New York City, Les Halles in Paris and Via Condotti in Rome.

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People gathered amongst flowers

Food & Wine Festival

The 2020 Food and Wine Festival “A Grand Tasting” has been postponed until the fall. Purchased tickets will be honored with the new date once it is announced.


memory garden at the arboretum

The Memory Garden Project

May 1, 8, 15 & 22
October 2, 9, 16 & 23

Sponsored by the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation. This is a series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of dementia or alzheimer’s.

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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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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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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.