Life Around Dallas

Things to do in The Big D

By Claire Piepenburg

The Big D is always full of fun things to do, and even though the temperature outside is heating up, Dallasites aren’t slowing down. Here are a few cool things happening this summer:

Bruno Mars/Ellie Goulding at the American Airlines Center

This pop powerhouse duo will be performing this summer at the AAC. In addition, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez are coming to American Airlines in the coming weeks,  John Mayer and Mac Miller will both be performing at Gexa Energy Pavillion this summer and Emile Sande will be bringing down the house at the House of Blues. Not to mention countless other live music venues that host a variety of musical talent each night like Trees, the Prophet Bar and Club Dada.

Social Science- ‘Relationships’ at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This event is one in a four part series that invites young adults to the new Perot Museum after hours to explore different scientific topics, enjoy performances and shows, and check out new inventions and research.  For the ‘Relationships’ event, guests are invited to discover the relationships behind various scientific topics, like robots and humans or stars and culture. Performances by the Dallas Opera Young Artists, a guest speaker from the Dallas Opera, a Glow Dance show by Orizon Performance Team, and interactive demonstrations and challenges are followed up by an outdoor screening of the original Tron film in 35mm. (Did somebody say ‘date night’?!)

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park

With over 200,000 guests expected at this three-day event, the Taste of Dallas is the largest tasting event in DFW. Celebrating their 26th year, TOD will bring out Dallas’ top chefs from the most popular restaurants. The event will feature shopping, live music, kid-friendly attractions and of course – lots of food!

Rangers vs. Yankees at the Ballpark in Arlington

The Rangers will be playing all summer, but this series will be a ‘can’t miss’! Taking place in late July, the Yankees head south to battle it out in the Lone Star State. Check out a Wednesday game, when the Ballpark hosts their famous $1 hot dog night or a FANtastic Friday Fireworks show, when general admission tickets are just $10 and the Ballpark lights up the sky with tons of fireworks after the game!

This post barely scratches the surface of all the things there are to do in Dallas in the next few weeks. There are entire websites dedicated to cataloging and calendaring all the events, festivals, performances, shows, games and tastings happening in the Big D. Check out the ‘entertainment’ section of or for even more info about stuff scheduled for this summer. There’s never time to be bored in Dallas!

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