Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of July

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Happy July! Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Obviously, the big event this month is Independence Day—be sure to have a look at our 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities Guide for all the ways to celebrate. Here you’ll find all the other fun things to do around town in July. And don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer in Dallas for even more ideas and inspiration.

As usual, we maintain a community calendar of events here, and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you’ll get this list sent straight to your inbox.

Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

ALL MONTH

Summerfest is in full swing at the Gaylord Texan. As a hotel guest, you’ll have access to the Gaylord’s Paradise Springs waterpark and a chance to participate in other seasonal family-friendly activities like movie nights, exotic animal encounters, scavenger hunts, and more.


ALL MONTH

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall continues at the Perot. It’s a highly interactive journey through the life and career of a true STEM pioneer. $5 in addition to a general admission ticket.


ALL MONTH

The Animal Connection Experience at Fritz Park in Irving is only open in the summer (July is the last month!). Come for the petting zoo animals, pony rides, exotic animal displays, a gift and snack shop, a duck pond, and a children’s activity tent. Wednesday–Saturday: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 12–5pm. $5 per person; $1 off for Irving residents.


ALL MONTH

If you’ll be at the Galleria for Showtime Saturdays or errands, sign your kids up for a PALS Passport. The new mission begins July 1, with creative activities and a chance to win prizes. Free!


ALL MONTH

Summer Family Fun at the DMA means a little something extra each day of the week: story time, guided interactive tours, sketching in the galleries, and Pop-Up Art Spots. See link for schedule of the week. Free!


ALL MONTH

Hunt for the Golden Treasure at SEA LIFE Grapevine: Follow the pirate activity map through each exhibit and you’ll find treasure waiting for you at the end. See if you can find a gold doubloon in the touch pool and more! Tickets are $19.99 on weekdays/$23.99 on weekends.


ALL MONTH, EVERY TUESDAY

The Sounds of Lewisville concert series takes place every Tuesday evening in Wayne Ferguson Plaza with two bands each time. See the link for scheduled acts, food vendors, and weekly photo contests. 7–9:30pm. Free!


ALL MONTH, EVERY WEDNESDAY

Bookmarks at NorthPark has weekly live shows for the kiddos with a new performer each time, like Professor Branius or Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures. Level one between Nordstrom and Macy’s. Times vary but all are between 10am–12pm. Free!


ALL MONTH, EVERY WEDNESDAY

Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse means weekly fun films for kids for just $1.50 per person, per movie. Save even more with $1 off kids’ snack packs or any size popcorn and drink combo. You can purchase tickets online or at the box office. See the link for the movie line up.


ALL MONTH, EVERY THURSDAY

Rockwall’s Concerts by the Lake feature fun cover bands every week at The Harbor Amphitheater at Lake Ray Hubbard. See link for schedule of bands. 7:30–9pm. Free!


ALL MONTH, EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Lagoon Days at Fair Park feature kids’ crafts, art workshops for teens and adults, yoga, music and movement classes for toddlers, instrument building, drum circles, bird watching, puppet shows, lawn games, food trucks, and more! See here for Friday schedule (9am–12pm) and Saturday schedule (9am–2pm).


ALL MONTH, EVERY SATURDAY

The Grapevine Farmers and Artisan Market is a big open-air market in Historic Downtown Grapevine. You’ll find fresh Texas produce, baked goods, handcrafted and Texas-made items, live entertainment, and more! 10am–4pm. Free!
The city of Grapevine has compiled a bunch of area activities on their Summer Fun in Grapevine page. Worth a look!


ALL MONTH, SELECT DATES

Alamo Kids Camp offers summer screenings of family-friendly movies at Alamo Drafthouse, from recent animated favorites to timeless classics. Most are for ages three and up, but some are designated all ages. Check your listing and location at the link to verify. Tickets $5 for all.


ALL MONTH, SELECT DATES

Shakespeare in the Park celebrates 50 years with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Pack a picnic and BYOB! Lawn chairs or blankets recommended. 8:15pm. Tickets $20; children 10 and under free.


ALL MONTH, SELECT DATES

Reunion Tower has a Summer Heights program with all sorts of fun guests like Sci-Tech Discovery Center, pro team mascots, Crayola Experience, the Perot, and lots more. See link for a schedule and exact times (mostly between 3–5pm). Tickets from $9, but the Summer Pass is a great value if you think you’ll go often!


UNTIL JULY 21

Last days to see Psychedelic Robot, the 360° immersive experience at Willow Bend Mall. It’s an exciting tale of kindness, love, and humanity that unfolds in an explosion of color featuring world-class art & design, interactive exhibits, augmented reality, and high-quality production. Tickets from $22.60.


JULY 1

Nash Farm’s First Friday at the Farm will have a Patriotic Picnic today. Bring your picnic and celebrate with Independence Day festivities. 10am–12pm. $5 for ages 3 and up.


JULY 1

Kick off Independence Day weekend at the Dallas Farmers Market with M.A.D.E. Dallas! Shop small, enjoy live music, bites, drinks and more. Pick up some fresh peaches and blueberries from local farms. 6–9pm. Free!


JULY 2

Bring the whole family to My First Fish at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Certified instructors will teach you and kids ages 5+ how to fish. Registration is required. 9–11am. Cost is $10 per person, which includes pole rental.


JULY 4

Check out our guide to all the major 4th of July events in Dallas and just beyond. Be safe and have fun out there!

4th of july events in Dallas


JULY 7 & 10

This month, Irving Art Center’s JumpstART Stories and Art and Second Sunday Funday classes are “Happy Birthday, USA” and “Sculpt It,” respectively. JumpstART is JULY 7 at 10am for ages 2 and up. Second Sunday Funday is JULY 10 from 1–4pm for families to do together. Free!


JULY 9

Today is the Parker County Peach Festival in Historic Downtown Weatherford. Over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths, live music, children’s activities, the Peach Pedal Bike Ride, “42” Domino Tourney, and more. 8am–4pm. Tickets $10 for adults; $5 for children.


JULY 9

Saturdays on the Square: Christmas in July is back in Downtown Carrollton. Play inside a giant snow globe, take a photo with Santa, and make a Christmas craft while enjoying the sunshine. 6–8pm. Free!


JULY 9

Denton Drive Live! is a family-friendly, music festival-style event in Farmers Branch Historical Park featuring two bands, kids’ activities, and food and drink for purchase. See link for performance schedule. 6–10pm. Free!


JULY 16

Frontiers of Flight Museum hosts its 14th Moon Day celebration. This year’s theme is “Technology Drives Exploration”, and Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise will be there as keynote speaker. See link for exhibitor list and schedule. 10am–4pm. Tickets from $7–$10. Kids under 2 free.


JULY 16

Movies in the Park at Klyde Warren will show Mamma Mia (PG-13) this month. Grab a space on the lawn and enjoy a food truck or carryout picnic. Free!


JULY 16

This month is a Paradise Party at Addison After Dark. Dress for a beach party, complete with live music, traditional Hawaiian performances, food trucks, and island-inspired activities. See link for all the vendors and details. 7pm. Free!


JULY 22

Kids in 3rd to 5th grade can register for the Bike Safety Rodeo today at Life Safety Park in Coppell. Learn about basic bicycle and pedestrian safety skills, responsible helmet wear, and biking etiquette. Registration required. See link for everything else you need to know. 1–2:30pm. Free!


JULY 23

Trinity River Audubon Center has partnered with the Perot for Summer Saturdays, family programming with a different focus each month for school-aged children. Hit the trails in July to look for reptiles and amphibians. Registration required. See link for details. 10–11am. $6 for adults; children are free!


JULY 23

Texas Rangers Family Field Day is a chance to do all kinds of fun stuff at Globe Life Field: catch on the field, inflatables, mini home run derby, yard games, balloon artists, face painters, pitching challenge in the bullpen, and lots more. See link for details. 10am–2pm. Tickets $15–$25; kids under 4 free.


JULY 23

Addison Circle Park hosts the 5th annual Dallas Colombian Festival celebration Colombia’s Independence Day. Live music, DJs, Colombian food, drinks, desserts. More details to come! 3–7pm. Tickets from $20.


JULY 24

Summer at the Arboretum includes all sorts of different activities and presentations, like  Christmas in July featuring Santa photos, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, and Kona Ice. Just the kind of silly fun we need in late summer. 11am–2pm. Included with garden admission ($5 in July).


JULY 29 – 31

Jurassic Quest is a traveling dinosaur event where kids can ride life-sized dinosaurs, meet baby dinos, dig for fossils, and more, at Fair Park. See the FAQ for more details. Hours vary by day. Tickets from $19.


Take a look at our Collin County Moms Guide to July for even more family-friendly events a little further north!

1 COMMENT

  1. Youth camps at AR Workshop in Dallas! Well priced and kids have so much fun. You can drop your kiddo off and go run errands too. Lots of room in the studio and everyone is really spaced out! There is stuff for adults too!

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