23 May Springtime Things to Do In Dallas: The 5 Best Spring Events & Outdoor Activities
It’s spring! The cold weather has made its way out and spring flowers are in bloom. Looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend? Everyone likes fun outdoor activities during this beautiful time of year. We’ve got you covered. Read on to discover your next spring adventure in Dallas. Bring on the outdoor excitement of spring!
May 27, 2018 brings with it a special event and a Dallas favorite. Hosted at the Dallas Farmers Market, the Dallas Margarita Meltdown features local restaurants and their delicious concoctions of tequila and lime. The fun starts at noon, and features live musical performances from Able Delilah, Jess Spires, and Phoenix Rose to get the party started, then DJ Regs begins spinning hits from the 90s, hip-hop and Top 40 at 3:00 p.m. Festival goers can sample margaritas from over 30 competitors between 3:00-7:00 p.m. The winner of the Best Margarita in Dallas will be announced at 8:00 p.m. The food court and retail shops will be open as well, rounding out the occasion and creating a food, shopping, and margarita fiesta! Tickets are available on Eventbrite, and proceeds benefit Oak Cliff Furry Friends – a non-profit organization for homeless pets in DFW. This is one you don’t want to miss!
Right in the heart of the West Village a new shining star is on the horizon. Opening in mid-summer is the Canopy Lounge and Bar. Nestled inside the upcoming Canopy Hotel by Hilton Uptown, this is a sight sure to impress! The venue boasts floor to ceiling windows, with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Dallas skyline. This boutique hotel brings with it a remarkable blend of modern and vintage wrapped up into one. You will be sure to be delighted with the European style artisanal food, along with craft and local beers, wine and delicious cocktails. Don’t miss out on the ultimate experience – Book now and treat yourself to a weekend getaway!
Opening soon at One Uptown on McKinney Avenue is a concept from the Maccioni family, owners of Le Cirque. Circo will feature two floors of upscale dining along with a resort style pool area and day spa. The 180 seat main dining area encompasses the first floor, with a grand spiral staircase leading to the 70 seat lounge area, including a wraparound outdoor terrace. The highlight of the day resort is the two pools, one of which has a glass bottom, seven private cabanas, and more. The venue offers VIP memberships with exclusive privileges, including priority table seating, private events, and spa services. The menu offers several signature dishes including a prized lobster salad, and the award winning Trofie Pasta al Pesto. Your taste buds will burst with joy upon tasting the lobster risotto, and you will not want to miss the chocolate soufflé. With 25,000 square feet of spectacular features and amenities, food, wine and fun, Circo is sure to be nothing short of amazing.
If you’re looking for outdoor Dallas activities, kick off the long weekend for Memorial Day by visiting the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical for beautiful sights and live musical entertainment from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28. In honor of our armed forces, the Arboretum will offer free admission into the main garden all four days for active duty members and veterans of the United States military and first responders with a valid photo ID. On Memorial Day, the celebration continues with face painting and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove. Enjoy $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café and Café of the Green. Bands such as The Grooves, Squeezebox Bandits, The Empty Pockets Band, and Eddie Coker will play on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn at varying times over the weekend. Everyone will love the sights and sounds – don’t miss it! Tickets are available online at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden website.
Foodies will love this springtime activity! Food Tours of America offers several options for a delicious food tour. Join us for a day of history on the JFK Dine and Dealey Food Tour. Take a
moment to reflect in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Stand at the grassy knoll assassination site where you will see the X’s on Elm Street that mark where the two shots were fired. Look up at the infamous sniper’s perch window. After you work up an appetite with one of our local guides it’s time to begin your food tour! The Dallas JFK Tour is an expanded version of our fully narrated West Village Restaurant Tour, which features sit-down restaurant tastings from casual local eateries, and a dessert tasting along with insider’s view into Dallas’ trendy West Village, a walkable urban living, dining, and shopping district in the heart of affluent Uptown Dallas. Food Tours of America also offers the popular Uptown Foodie Walk – an activity that presents an unmatched experience. Come hungry, as Uptown Dallas food does not disappoint, and eat your way through the West Village and surrounding areas in enchanting 125-year-old Uptown Dallas. Considered the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in Dallas, Uptown is just one mile north of downtown Dallas, minutes from most hotels and Dallas Convention Center. Whichever tour suits your taste, most guests find the servings enough for lunch or dinner! Book your tour today!