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
International Coffee Day Market
Celebrate the world’s favorite roasted fruit: coffee! Coffee-centric vendors will help get your caffeine fix.
Autumn at the Arboretum
September 17–October 31
The 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is upon us and we are excited to once again share 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from THE pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year’s theme ‘A Fall Fairy Tale’ features the return of Cinderella’s Carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors. Other gourd-eous displays reimagine classic tales of Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and One Thousand and One Nights.
#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit
September 10–December 31
The Dallas Arboretum will present 50 statues from “#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit,” the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together. The exhibit will be displayed throughout the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The orange life-size 3D-printed statues are of a diverse coalition of contemporary women STEM innovators and role models. As seen on and around the National Mall and Smithsonian museums earlier this year, this installation highlights how a more diverse and inclusive workforce will strengthen our shared future. IF/THEN® is an initiative of the Lyda Hill Philanthropies designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers.
Image courtesy of the IF/THEN Collection
Kelley Family Days
Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates. People interested in exploring the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will be able to do so for free on select days in 2022. 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 on designated days, called Kelley Family Days. For general admission, timed tickets are required and must be purchased online or by calling 214.515.6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase.
Cool Thursdays Concert Series
September 1–October 27
The Dallas Arboretum’s 2022 Cool Thursdays Concert Series is sure to be the most anticipated event for music lovers.
The Memory Garden Program
September 2, 9, 23 and 30 | 9am–12pm
Sponsored by the AWARE Foundation & the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation
Series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pre-registration is required. $20 cost includes garden admission for participant and care partner, as well as parking for all four days – a value of over $200.
Cooking Classes and Demos
Hone your skills in the kitchen with our specialized classes on how to prepare gourmet dishes.
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