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

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Ok, y’all, as you’ve probably heard by now, Dallas cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day parade. More cancellations seem likely in the coming weeks. Double check details, use good judgement, and if you’re sick, stay home! Let’s be smart out there; we’ll get through this together.

Happy March, lovely readers. We’ve got lots going on in Dallas this month: Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, daylight savings, and the return of FESTIVALS. So many festivals in our future.

And don’t forget the annual Dallas Moms Egg Hunt coming up March 28. This one always sells out, so be sure not to miss it!

things to do with kids in DallasAs usual, we maintain a calendar of events here, and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you’ll get this list sent straight to your inbox.


All Month :: Dallas Blooms is back at the Arboretum. This year’s theme is “Sounds of Spring” and features food, flowers, music, activities, and more. 500,000 tulips. Bask in it. Scroll down at the link to see details on featured activities or look at their calendar for the day you plan to go. If you’re not a member, be sure to purchase parking online in advance for $9 (otherwise it’s $15 at the gate).

All Month :: Have y’all heard about Camp? I learned of it while planning for a NYC trip and then saw one opened in Dallas a few months ago. How about that. It’s a cool toy store (with a magic door), and they have daily activities and/or entertainment, which you can see on the schedule here.

All Month :: The Balloon Takeover at Rainbow Vomit is a massive balloon install, and would be a fun/special Spring Break outing. Hours vary, see here for details. Tickets from $15. Kids under 2 free.

All Month, Saturdays :: Showtime Saturdays at the Galleria are located on Level 3 near Nordstrom and the play area. Each Saturday brings a different performer or theme. Magicians, clowns, comedy, and more. Face painters and balloon artists follow the show on the first Saturday of the month (March 7). And they’ll also be launching PALS Kids Club on March 7, a program for children ages 3-12 and their families to enjoy exclusive discounts, events, fun, and prizes. 11:30am-12pm. Free!

March 1 :: Meadows Museum at SMU hosts Making in the Museum: Springtime Scenes today. Drop your child off for an afternoon of looking, talking, and making (with watercolor). For ages 5-12. 2-4pm. $45/$30 for members.

March 1-22 :: Wanted to point out a limited-time, immersive experience at the Perot: CaveSim. Don real caving gear and crawl through 60 feet of cave passages where you’ll encounter artificial cave formations, cave life, geology, archaeological artifacts, and more. Best for ages 5 and up. See link for hours. Tickets for this exhibit are $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

March 6-8 :: Fair Park hosts the 38th annual North Texas Irish Festival this weekend. From Celtic culture to culinary demonstrations, DeLoreans to chalk artists, there’s attractions here for all ages. Kids rides, sheep herding, music, dance, folk storytelling, and lots of food and drink. They even have a fun run. Ticket prices and hours are different each day – see here for details.

March 7 :: Cereal Party at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands! They’ll show The Flintstones (1994, PG). Wear your pajamas and limber up for the endless cereal buffet. 10am.

March 7 :: The first Saturday of each month is Family Day at the Samurai Collection. Come for an interactive family-oriented tour (designed for ages 4 and up) followed by art activities you can do together with your kids. Museum opens at 11am. Free!

March 8 :: Spring forward! YAY for more daylight, BOO for trying to put kids to bed when it looks like the middle of the afternoon.

March 8 :: Stringbini the Clown (love it) will be at Bookmarks in NorthPark with a balloon animal circus puppet parade this afternoon. If you need to go to the mall, time it so you can catch the show. 2-2:45pm. Free!

March 14 :: Play Street Museum Las Colinas has Reading is a Blast! this afternoon for all ages. Play and explore reading stations equipped with Usborne Books (a UK publisher) at different levels and in different styles. They’ll also have a special space-themed snack. 9-10:30am. $12 per child.

March 14 :: Head to Sammons Park outside Winspear Opera House for the family-friendly Pi Day Math Festival. Representatives from the Kimball Art Museum, Dallas Love Field, Dallas Public Library,Crow Museum of Asian Art, and more will discuss how they use STEM in their careers every day. 10am. Free but please RSVP at the link.

March 14 :: Bookmarks at NorthPark will host Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout today. The world of snakes will be presented with comedy, magic and slithering tales. Designed for ages 6-11. 2-3pm. Free!

March 14 :: Celebrate Dance! 2020 at the Sammons Center. This come-and-go event features interactive dance classes and performances from local groups and companies. See the link for a complete schedule of the day. All ages are welcome. Complimentary valet and snacks provided. 1-5pm. Free!

March 14 :: Bookmarks at NorthPark will host Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout today. The world of snakes will be presented with comedy, magic and slithering tales. Designed for ages 6-11. 2-3pm. Free!

March 14-15 :: Traders Village brings back their popular Kids Fest today. Clowns, magicians, face painters, activities, photo ops with superheroes, and a high energy show of music, songs, and experiments for children of all ages to enjoy. It sounds like they’ll have the same attractions the next day, only it’ll be called Festival de la Familia. Fun starts at 12pm both days. Free! (parking is $5)

March 14-20 :: Klyde Warren Park has special Spring Break programming this week: DFW’s Bilingual StoryWalk features pop up story-time events, guest appearances from community leaders and mentors, as well as music and art projects. 2-4pm each day. Free!

March 16-21 :: The Dallas Public Libraries have Spring Break 2020 programming all over town. Check out the link for a complete list of activities by date and branch. Movies, art, slime, the Perot Tech Truck, Critterman, and more. Free!

March 17 :: Don’t miss our guide to Dallas-area St. Patrick’s Day festivals and fun!

March 17-20 :: The DMA has Spring Break Family Fun scheduled this week, including story times, pop-up art spots, Tech Lab games, Family Tours, and more. See the link for a complete list of activities and times. Free!

March 21 :: Head to Mesquite for the 9th annual Hip-Hop Cowboys Spring Rodeo. This family-friendly show has all the usual rodeo stuff + a live DJ spinning R&B, zydeco, blues, hip-hop, and more. 7pm. Tickets from $20.

March 21-22 :: Dinosaur Adventure comes to Dallas Market Hall. It’s a traveling exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with sound and movement. They also have kids activities like fossil crafting, an obstacle course, ride a dino, and more. Tickets from $20. Kinds under 2 free.

March 21-April 5 :: DCT presents Last Stop on Market Street (such a good book!). No intermission, recommended for ages 4 and up. Showtimes at either 1:30 or 4:30pm. Tickets from $17.

March 22 :: Girls Try Hockey for Free today at Comerica Center in Frisco. This event is for girls brand new to hockey, ages 4 to 14. Helmet (hockey helmet, bicycle helmet, or something similar), and gloves (can be plain cotton ones) are MANDATORY. If you have a hockey stick already, feel free to bring that also. Skates will be supplied. Register here. 1:30-2:30pm. Free!

March 28 :: It’s the Dallas Moms 6th Annual Egg Hunt! CityLine in Richardson is the spot for sweets & treats, activities, egg hunts by age group, and more. 10am-12:30pm. Stay connected to our Facebook Event Page for details and get your tickets now!

March 28 :: Experience India’s vast cultural and spiritual heritage at Klyde Warren Park’s Festival of Joy. It begins with a parade through the Arts District followed by folk dancing and musical performances, a free multi-course vegetarian feast (they’re prepared to feed 6,000-10,000), henna tattoos, kids crafts, cultural activities, face painting, and much more. See the link for some really interesting info about this street festival. 11am-6pm. Free!

March 29 :: The 7th annual Jazz Age Sunday Social at Dallas Heritage Village features an afternoon of 1920s dancing, traditional jazz bands, vintage vendors, food, ice cream, photo booth, best dressed contest, antique cars, and more. Lots of info at the link. Vintage costume is encouraged, but not mandatory. Bring a picnic! 12-5pm. Admission $15 (13+), 12 and under are free.

For a ton more family-friendly activities just a quick jaunt up the road, be sure to take a look at our Collin County March event guide. Lots of good stuff there.
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Katie Lewis
Katie grew up in Dallas, went to SMU, and spent 10 post-college years in Austin, where she and her husband Mick welcomed Gemma in 2011 and Ryker in 2013. They all moved to central Fort Worth almost 4 years ago and have found it to be quite fun and a great place for kids. Katie is horrible at social media but will admit to a preference for her Twitter timeline these days. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. She's forever down to watch any show that's British, supernatural, or on The CW. If you can quote Death Becomes Her, Big Business, or the 1987 Shelley Long flop Hello Again, please get in touch because you are most certainly kindred spirits.

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