Dallas Right Now

431538ea23c59cb51401856572Summer has arrived! School is out and it’s starting to get hot!

Here are the things we love about North Texas in June.

Father’s Day is June 15. We want to wish all the dads out there a very special day! Make sure you tell your dad how much you appreciate him.

Summer at the Arboretum, June 1 – August 31 – Summer at the Arboretum will feature Family Fun Fridays, which include face painting, a petting zoo, nature art and Kindermusik. The Spring/Summer Cool Thursday Concert Series runs through July 3 featuring new and exciting national cover bands and some of the Metroplex’s best food trucks. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

One Arts Plaza present One by One through June 22 – One Arts Plaza will host One by One, an @InstaDFW exhibit of wonder featuring the best local and national mobile photographers. Curated by Dallas-based professional photographer Trey Hill in association with The Infinite Agency, the exhibit showcases the work of 100 photographs taken on mobile devices and shared via the social network, Instagram. 1722 Routh Street.

Dallas Zoo Safari Nights, June 7 – July 26 – Every Saturday evening, enjoy family fun under the stars and extended hours with the animals. Visitors can explore the zoo during the day, and then stretch out at night to the sounds of tribute bands and original songwriters on the shady Cat Green. Bring a blanket or chairs! 650 South RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Community Concerts Series, June 10 and June 11 – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing the joy of music to our diverse community, to truly make the DSO everyone’s orchestra. For more than 20 years, the DSO has presented the Community Concerts Series throughout Dallas. All of the Community Concerts are free and open to the public.

Shakespeare Dallas, June 11 through July 19 – Founded in 1971, Shakespeare Dallas offers North Texas residents a unique opportunity to experience Shakespeare in a casual park setting, as well as providing cultural and educational programs to audiences of all ages. Enjoy Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing or Moliere’s Tartuffe. Samuel-Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway.

Fair Park Sparks, June 13, 5 to 10:30 p.m. – Fair Park Sparks is a family-oriented outdoor festival to celebrate the addition of thousands of new decorative enhancement lights that will illuminate Fair Park’s historical buildings, grounds and the ever-popular Esplanade Fountain. Performances by Big Bad Voodoo and Sugar Ray will headline two performance stages. A fireworks display will conclude the evening. Admission is free and parking is $5.  DART’s Green Line is also an option. Fair Park Esplanade.

Flag Day, June 14 – Make sure you fly your flag high!

The Texas Rangers season is on! Go Rangers!

Check back the first week of July for our next “Dallas Right Now” post to see what we love about Dallas next month!

 

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