Seven Can’t Miss Summer Events for Kids in DFW

We are in our final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year and kids are excited about all of the possibilities that summer has to offer.With last summer being what it was and a school year full of virtual instruction, extra stress, social distancing,sporadic quarantines and masks. I thought it important to identify and share the 7 Can’t Miss Summer Events DFW has to offer for kids. 

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Our kids deserve a summer full of fun out in the sun, quality family time, and new experiences.

Here’s what I found:

Be sure to check with each venue before you go, as their hours and capacity may be subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Science of the Guinness Book of World Records

Location: Perot Museum, Dallas

Cost: $5

*Not recommended for kids under 10

This tour would be perfect for kids ages 10 and up that love science, fun challenges, and understanding how and why things are the way they are.

Matilda Jr. The Musical 

Location: Fairview Youth Theatre

Cost: $12

Who doesn’t love Roal Dahl’s “ Matilda”? Here kid actors will put on an entertaining rendition of this classic children’s story. So, if you have a kid that loves theater and aspires to be an actor or actress themselves one day, this would most certainly be fun.

3. Frisco Fair

Location: Frisco, Tx

Cost: Free Admission- Pay to play

We missed the State Fair last year, so while we wait on it this year, the Frisco Fair would be the perfect warm-up. Rides, games, food, and tons of photo ops.

4.Teen Night Out! Or Culinary Camp

Location: Frisco 

Cost: See location for details

Have a young chef interested in learning more about food, flavors, and the functions of a kitchen/ culinary business? Sign them up for Teen Night Out or Culinary Camp this summer.

They’ll learn new recipes,  interact with their peers,  try new foods and flavors.

Their acquiring a new skill could lead to your freedom. It’s a win-win.

5.Texas Rangers Home Games

Location: Globe Life Park, Arlington

Cost: See Website for details

Show up for the home team. Grab some nachos and peanuts and enjoy the new stadium.

6. NERF Challenge 

Location: Centennial Hall Fair Park, Dallas

Cost: See website for anytime ticket weekend and weekday ticket costs

Looking for competitive fun that will earn you some cool parent points and ensure that everyone knocks out at bedtime. This is definitely the way to go. 

Who wouldn’t love a nerf war!?

7.The Kids Market at Klyde Warren Park

Location:2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy

Dallas, Texas

Price: Free

I recently completed the Pursuit of  Passion project with my 5th graders and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that many of my kiddos want to be entrepreneurs. I mean jewelry makers and shop owners,  florists, artists,  pastry chefs, all the things.

This event will be perfect for them to set up shop and experience making and selling their creations. 

Other Ideas:

Family Swim Lessons

Trampoline Park

Day Trips To Surrounding Cities

Drive-In Movies 



Small Bookstores 

Sports Camps 

Arts and Crafts 




I know from experience that kids look forward to beginning each new school year with talk about all the things they did and all the new places they visited while on break. ( thus My children’s book: School Supplies for Sale)

 I also know that the more exposure kids get to new events, activities, foods, and cultures outside of their usual; the more likely they are to develop new interests and skills, be willing to develop new peer relationships and be accepting of others and the more well rounded they will be.

 I keep hearing This Summer, We Outside,

Don’t forget the kids y’all.

— Tonine

4 thoughts on “Seven Can’t Miss Summer Events for Kids in DFW”

  1. Sheneice L Mumphrey

    Wow….School is about to be out and summer is the highlight for my grandkid’s. I recieved a call, from my son, saying I’d
    be able to spend time with my grand’s, this summer. they’ll be flying to Texas a few days after their last day of school. When I hung up, I was like, I got to find some cool things to do.
    Your blog is informative and is now, my mini guide. This is exactly what I needed, and has brought a smile to my face, because I needed help with what to do for these young folk, especially this curious, love to do and being on the go, granddaughter of mine.

    If I must be honest, I am so ready to get outside myself and do things I have never done before or haven’t done in over 40 yrs, like visiting other cities near me or going to a drive-in movie. I can remember my parent’s taking me and my siblings to the drive- in movies when I was real young, good memories. Mrs. Jackson, appreciate you, thanks….

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