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 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 15, 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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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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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

September 21 – October 31, 2019

For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O’Brien, includes the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. This year, the Dallas Arboretum is excited to introduce the theme, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” featuring the Great Pumpkin filled with marigolds, Linus and Sally looking through the pumpkin patch, Snoopy and Woodstock sitting atop his dog house, Lucy at her advice hut giving “garden advice” and Schroeder playing a giant topiary piano. Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Marcy behind the infamous brick wall and visit Pig Pen getting lost in the hay bale maze. Be sure to visit the Peanuts gang at their school house and stop at the multi-gourd decorated house for their autumn carnival.

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Thursday Concerts

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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Artscape

2019 Artscape co-chairs and community leaders, Mari Epperson and Sharon Ballew, and their fabulous committee.

Artscape Sponsors:

Graff Chevrolet, Automobile Sponsor
BNSF, Boulevard Sponsor
Mari and Don Epperson and Sharon and Maurice Ballew, Picnic Area Sponsor
JHP Architecture and Urban Design, Entertainment Sponsor
Accurate Signs, Entertainment Sponsor
Olmsted-Taylor Foundation, Children’s Art Escape
Joe Buskuhl, Artist Concierge Tent
Mary Spencer – University Booth Sponsor
RLG Consulting Engineers, Street Sponsor
Michael and Wendy Jenkins – Street Sponsor
Sandra Estess

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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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.