The Half Dozen

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira.

1. Autumn at the Arboretum – Welcome Fall with the Dallas Arboretum’s 18th annual “Autumn at the Arboretum.” This year, the theme is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Along with the return of the Peanuts Gang, the festival will feature over 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, and over 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants throughout the garden. This event will run until Nov. 5 and admission starts at $14.

2. King Lear – Shakespeare Dallas presents one of the most powerful tragedies ever staged, King Lear. Shows will be held until Oct. 15 at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater in Dallas. Tickets start at $15.

3. State Fair of Texas – End your summer the right way enjoying the predictable greatness of the State Fair, from the butter sculptures to the nightly fireworks to the oodles of classic fried food. Enjoy free concerts every day or take a trip to the top of the Top ‘o Texas Tower. Admission starts at $15 and the fair will run until Oct. 22.

4. Meow Wolf – Storytelling, technology and immersive art come together to create 30+ rooms of multidimensional art and compelling narrative. Participants will explore rooms that are both unfamiliar yet accessible through unforgettable psychedelic art. Admission starts at $40.

5. Party on the Porch – The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents its annual music and arts festival, Party on the Porch, celebrating the exhibition “The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury.” Visitors can also explore two exhibitions. This will be held on Sept. 30. Admissions is free!

6. World of Foodies – The City of Carrollton presents the annual World of Foodies, where visitors can enjoy authentic international refreshments, music and experience a world of culture and cuisine. Food vendors will be selling their culturally-themed specialties. This will be held on Sept. 30. Admission is free!


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