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Events & Activities

A Tasteful Place building and pavilion

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! You couldn’t get enough of our massive floral peacocks during Dallas Blooms, so we’ve extended the show through August 7. Jonsson Color Garden remains home to our pair of giant 13-foot-tall peacock topiaries featuring ornately planted tails measuring well over 36 feet! 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.

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Kelley Family Days

June 18-20, July 2-4, Sept. 3-5, Sept. 10-11, Nov. 11-3

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.

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martin rutchik concert stage & lawn

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

April 7–June 30 & September 1–October 27

The Dallas Arboretum’s 2022 Cool Thursdays Concert Series is sure to be the most anticipated event for music lovers.

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The Memory Garden Program

June 10, 17 and 24 & July 1 at 9am
Sewell Boardroom

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.  

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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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Become a Vendor

Interested in becoming a vendor for one of our many incredible public events? Fill out the form below!

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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.