Things To Do Around DFW: July 30th - August 2nd

John Liddle
July 29, 2020 - 3:25 pm
Dallas Arboretum

(Credit: J.Burkett, 1080 KRLD)

Dallas Arboretum

The amazingly beautiful Dallas Arboretum is one of the most popular attractions during this time where it seems best to be outdoors. You must reserve your tickets ahead of time in a 4 hour time slot. The Dallas Arboretum is featuring the sculptures of Seward Johnson. The works are titled “Celebrating the Familiar.” Also, for a limited time, during the month of July, guests are invited to Twilight Thursdays. These extended-hours time slots will go until 8pm on Thursdays and allow you to enjoy the gardens during the beautiful twilight hours. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Where: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

When: All weekend; Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (till 8 p.m. on Thursday night)

Cost: $10 to $15

More info: https://www.dallasarboretum.org/

 

The Fight for Civil Rights in the South

Go inside the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum from inside your home. The special exhibition: “The Fight for Civil Rights in the South” has been beautifully, digitally, documented so that you can take your tour virtually. The exhibition features a pair of collections: Selma to Montgomery: Photographs by Spider Martin and Courage Under Fire: The 1961 Burning of the Freedom Riders Bus. The late Congressman John Lewis is featured in the first collection, which includes the fateful march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday. Don’t think, just click here, and take the tour.

Where: Virtual

When: Anytime

Cost: Free

More info: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=YmS3U5qCjaC

 

Fletcher’s Corny Dog Pop-Up

With the State Fair of Texas canceled this year, Fletcher’s is upping its pop-up game. On Saturday, Fletcher’s will have a public pop-up at Gas Monkey Garage. Not only will Fletcher’s have their famous corny dogs, but also curly fries and funnel cakes.

Where: Gas Monkey Garage, 2330 Merrell Road, Dallas

When: Saturday, August 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Varies (Credit Card ONLY - no cash accepted)

More info: https://fletcherscornydogs.com/events/

 

Globe Life Field First Tours

You can’t attend Rangers games (yet)...but you can still be one of the first to see the new Globe Life Field. The Rangers have small group tours of their new air-conditioned home available every day. You must grab your tickets online in advance, and reserve a specific time to take a look at the new park.

Where: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr., Arlington

When: Every Day (Times for tours vary by day, so check the website)

Cost: $15 - $25

More info: https://www.mlb.com/rangers/ballpark/tours

 

Last Ditch Drive-In Concert Series: Isaac Hoskins

The pandemic has been extremely tough of the brewery business. Armadillo Brewing Company is getting creative with its concert series. They’re calling it a last-ditch effort to stay in business while waiting to get the go-ahead that it’s safe to reopen. So this concert with Isaac Hoskins & the Glass Mountain Orchestra is being held drive-in style. There will be food (from Boca 31) and drinks for purchase. You’ll also need to purchase a spot to park your vehicle. No alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of vehicles. But you can sit in your lawn chair and enjoy yourself.

Where: Armadillo Ale Works, 221 Bell Ave, Denton

When: Saturday, August 1. Lot opens at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. showtime

Cost: $10 - $25

More info: https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/530927495277343801

 

Mavericks vs. Rockets

The NBA regular season is back on Friday night when Luka Doncic and the Mavericks take on the Rockets from the bubble in Florida.

Where: TV (ESPN)

When: Friday, July 31, at 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

 

Mesquite Championship Rodeo: First Responders Night

The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is a 50-year tradition. The PRCA rodeo features bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping and more. You can even grab a barbecue dinner on site. Please wear your facemask, and reserve your seat ahead of time because they’ll only allow 25% capacity. They’ll be honoring first responders.

Where: 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite

When: Saturday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $22 and up

More info: https://www.visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/mesquite-championship-rodeo

 

National Spider-Man Day

Saturday is National Spider-Man Day, so you can celebrate by taking a picture with Denton’s very own Spider-Man... in front of the Spidey Mobile. Did you know Denton had a Spider-Man? Of course, it does. There will be balloons and bubbles for the kids. Make sure to wear that mask and “spread love and not germs.”

Where: Denton Square (110 W Hickory St., Denton)

When: Saturday, August 1, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337705867626186/

 

The Sound at Cypress Waters Concerts

If you’re a fan of live music, The Sound at Cypress Waters has evening concerts all weekend. Danni & Kris play Thursday night, Faron Gilbert on Friday and Corey Breedlove on Saturday.

Where: 3111 Olympus Blvd. Dallas, TX

When: Thursday, July 30; Friday, August 1; Saturday, August 2 - 7 p.m. each night

Cost: Free

More info: https://thesoundtx.com/eventscalendar/

 

TBAAL Shelter in Place Concert Series

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents a classic concert from their large archive of live performances every Sunday night at 5 p.m. on their facebook page. 

Where: Virtual

When: Sunday, August 2, 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info: https://www.tbaal.org/

 

Virtual Cheese Tasting from Ten: One Artisan Cheese

Now, this is different...a virtual cheese tasting! You pick up your cheese from One:Ten in Denton, take it home and tune into the Facebook live stream to learn about the selections. You’ll get six kinds of cheese, for a total of three ounces of creamy goodness. It’ll be served with french bread. After a few at-home cheese tastings you’ll be an expert in the stuff.

Where: At home, after picking up your cheese at 515 S Locust, Denton

When: Friday, July 31, 6 p.m.

Cost: $22

More info: https://www.tenonecheese.com/