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
Autumn at the Arboretum
September 18–October 31
The 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is upon us and we are excited to once again share 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from the pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia! Our signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.
Holiday at the Arboretum
November 10–December 31
Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition! Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. In the evenings, the garden comes to life for a beautiful nighttime experience aglow with over one million lights. Enjoy our Christmas Village, visits with Santa Claus, entertainment, shopping, food & beverage options and the NEW 50-foot tall Dazzling Musical Tree with 42,000 lights and holiday tunes.
Cool Thursdays Concert Series
September 2–October 28
With ten new bands and the return of our most popular performers, the Dallas Arboretum’s 2021 Cool Thursdays Concert Series is sure to be the most anticipated event for music lovers.
Cooking Classes and Demos
Hone your skills in the kitchen with our specialized classes on how to prepare gourmet dishes.