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
Summer at the Arboretum
June 1–August 14
Summer at the Arboretum returns and it is packed to the brim with music, food, art and family fun! Don’t miss the summer murals painted by local artists displayed in our Lakeside Exhibit Area. The garden also features more than 50,000 new plantings in June with 300 tropical elephant ears and 500 cannas creating our signature summer look.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Save the date for the fifth annual Dallas Arboretum Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 10-11, 2022 featuring our Quinceañera Fashion Show and Cultural Celebration! Visit the garden for a celebration you won’t want to miss. Food, vendors, live music, a cooking demonstration and of course, the much anticipated Quinceañera Fashion Show. Free with garden admission.
Entertainment includes Havana NRG! and Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda.
#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
An Evening Under the Stars with The Dallas Opera
September 13 & 14 | 7–8 p.m.
Join us as we present rising young artists and members of The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus for a night of opera favorites under the stars. Hosted by Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, you’ll hear a specially curated collection of arias and songs, perfect for the backdrop of White Rock Lake. Pack a picnic or enjoy food trucks as you raise a glass to the end of summer with the sweet sounds of Gershwin, Offenbach, Mozart, and more.
The performance will be approximately one hour with no intermission.
Kelley Family Days
Sept. 3-5, Sept. 10–11, Nov. 11–13
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
August 5, 12, 19, 26 | 9 a.m.
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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