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Have a Fun-Filled Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in Dallas-Fort Worth
Here are the top picks for fun things to do in DFW for Memorial Day Weekend 2014

DFW Holidays
Celebrate the holidays this November and December in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Shopping, shows, sporting events, parades and spectacular lighting displays are just a few items to place on your to-do list this season.

January Events Calendar for Dallas-Fort Worth
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas.

DFW Summer Camps
Summer camps keep the kids busy and having fun. Some are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun.

The 2012 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.

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Hustle to Fair Park for the Inaugural DISCO RUN May 19
A disco inferno is lighting up in Fair Park on Sunday, May 19, 2013, as the inaugural DISCO 5K and 10K RUN kicks off, bringing disco fever to Funkytown!

Six Flags Opens Bugs Bunny Boomtown
What's up Doc? Bugs Bunny Boomtown is open. That's what.

Reel Fun: Outdoor, Free and Low-Cost Summer Movies in DFW
Looking for something fun to do that won't strain your budget? Check out a free or low-cost movie. Some are outdoors. All are fun!

Summer in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Have fun in the summer in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

Quinten Hope is Featured Artist at Frisco's "Music on the Square" Concert Series
Music on the Square is an outdoor music series at Simpson Plaza in Friso. It takes place each Friday night in June and July.

Hollie Cavanagh Nails "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele on "American Idol"
Hollie Cavanagh nails Adele "Rolling in the Deep" as part of American Idol's Top 7.

September Festivals in DFW
The cooler weather in September brings a resurgence in the number of festivals around Dallas. Wine, beer, hot air balloons and music are just some of the things celebrated this month. You can't miss the State Fair of Texas!

Six Flags Kicks Off 2012 Season
Six Flags Over Texas kicks off the 2012 season with a Texas-sized collection of thrilling rides and entertainment, including an award-winning roller coaster and two new highly engaging shows.

"Autumn at the Arboretum" Brings Spectacular Fall Colors to the Dallas Arboretum

April Festivals in DFW
April is a great month to get out and enjoy the many festivals Dallas has to offer.

The Frisco Bar's Annual Crawfish Boil Benefiting Boys/Girls Clubs of Collin Co.
The Frisco Bar hosts an annual Crawfish Boil benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County.

Best Locations in DFW for Birthday Parties
DFW has many great locations for planning your child's birthday party. We'll point you in the right direction but we won't clean up the mess!

Great Fireworks Displays in DFW: Where to Celebrate the July 4th Holiday
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.

Labor Day Weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth
Labor Day weekend is the turning point where DFW looks to fall.

Celebrating Father's Day in DFW
June 19, 2011 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.

Mother's Day in DFW
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. This year it's on May 8, 2011.

DFW Area Water Parks
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend. Water parks usually have lockers for rent, food and beverages for sale and picnic tables.

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Five Signs its Spring in DFW - 5 Signs of Spring in DFW - Top 5 Ways You Know Its Spring In Dallas Fort Worth

Holiday Things to do
There will be plenty of time for roasting chestnuts over an open fire later. DFW has some of the best activities during the holidays for everyone.

DFW Pumpkin Patches

Going out to a pumpkin farm and letting the kids pick out their own fall/Halloween decorations is a great family tradition.

DFW Events Calendar for June 2012
There's lots of fun things going on in DFW.

How to Stay Cool in DFW This Summer
Here are some great ways to cool off in DFW this summer.

October Calendar of Events 2011
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.

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DFW Things to do June - June Things to do in Dallas Fort Worth - DFW June Calendar of Events

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What to Do in Dallas During May DFW - Dallas Spring Calendar Things to Do in May 2011 - DFW Events Calendar May 2011

Introducing Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Six Flags Over Texas is ready to debut the next generation of cool thrills with the new-and-improved Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast.

Arlington Swimming Pools
Arlington has many great swimming pools.

Frisco Public Pools
Frisco has a couple of public pools open for the summer of 2010.

DFW Businesses Offer Discounts to Seniors, Military
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and military discounts. Here are a few local business who offer special deals.

Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor to Host School Supply Drive
Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are hosting a School Supply Drive benefiting Mission Arlington. Donate supplies - get $10 off admission.

Easter Events in DFW - Dallas Easter Events - 2011 Easter Egg Hunts in DFW
Easter Events in DFW - Dallas Easter Events - 2011 Easter Egg Hunts in DFW

Top Places to Watch Fireworks in Dallas-Fort Worth
DFW has the biggest and best fireworks. Period!

April Calendar of Events
There are many great things to do in the DFW area this Spring. From Easter events to Major League Baseball, you'll have a number of great items for your To Do List.

"Carry On for the Amazon" Set for April 13, 2012
"Carry On for the Amazon" is an event set for April 13, 2012 at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. It benefits Amazon Outreach and supports ministries in Brazil.

Five of the Best Mother's Day Ideas in Dallas-Fort Worth
In 2014, Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11. Start shopping now!

Zumba Classes At the Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Zumba classes are headed to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center beginning January 26, 2011.

Spring Break in DFW
The DFW area has many great things to do over Spring Break. Here are a few fun things for the entire family will enjoy.

Great Places for Photos with the Easter Bunny
Trying to find the best places in the Metroplex to take photos with the Easter Bunny? There are lots of great places if know where to look. It's a little like finding the Prize Egg. Here are some egg-celent places to take photos with the bunny this spring.

Plano Public Pools
The city of Plano has five public pools. Some are open year-round. Some have water slides and play areas.

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8th Annual CityArts Festival in Fair Park - Fair Park Events 2011 - Memorial Day Weekend Events - May Festivals - Dallas Festivals

Dallas Spraygrounds
If you're looking for a place to cool off this summer, try a sprayground. They're not as large as the water parks in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, but cool is cool.

A Kids' Party at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.

Cottonbelt Trail - North Richland Hills Segment
The Cottonbelt Trail is part of the planned Dallas Fort Worth Veloweb which will connect suburbs to downtown and residential neighborhoods to the areas where the residents work. The North Richland Hills segment of the Cottonbelt Trail stretches for four miles from Precinct Line Road to Browning Drive.

Build-A-Bear Workshops
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.

Chuck E. Cheese's
Chuck E. Cheese has been a favorite of kids for years now. Kids can play a variety of family-friendly video games and the games area is separated into sections for the littlest ones and the older ones. The pizza and games place has party packages that include pizza, drinks, and game tokens.

Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo
The 2008 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo presented an excellent rodeo full of exciting bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.

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Spring Activities DFW - Things to do in the Spring in Dallas Fort Worth - Dallas Blooms - DFW Dog Parks - Bike Trails

Fair Park Passport
The Fair Park Passport is a great deal for anyone who wants to see several of the museums at Fair Park. The Passport allows for a single visit to each of eight museums. The visits can all be on one day or spread out over ninety days.

Giant Spider Web at Lake Tawakoni
In August 2007, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials noticed a huge spiderweb spanning two-hundred feet of trail. Primarily formed by long-jawed orb weavers, the spiderweb spread out to cover more territory by Labor Day.

Burger's Lake
Burger's Lake is a one-acre spring-fed swimming hole inside Loop 820 in Fort Worth. A great way to cool down in summer, the lake is surrounded by a thirty-acre recreational area.

Main Street Days in Grapevine
Late in May of each year, Grapevine celebrates Main Street Days. The outdoor festival always has music, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Exhibits and demonstrations highlight the opportunities for outdoor activities available in the Metroplex.

Free Summer Films
Movie theatres across the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex offer free films for the kids in the summer. Some places, like city parks, set up a big screen each week.

National Scouting Museum
The official museum of the Boy Scouts of America is located in Irving. Admission is free on Mondays.

Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas has provided thrills for Metroplex residents and tourists since 1961. The rides and shows are top of the line.

Hurricane Harbor
Waterslides, pools, and a lazy river make this a great destination in the summer.

Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo houses hundreds of animals in their ninety-five-acre park. Rides and restaurants keep kids entertained all day. You can reach the zoo from the Dallas Zoo train station on DART's red line.

Fort Worth Zoo
With over 5000 animals, many of which are rare or endangered, touring the entire zoo can take most of the day. Picnic areas outside the zoo and restaurants inside the zoo keep you well-fed.

Summer Fun 2012
DFW has many great summer activities from camps to pools. Find something the kids will really be interested in and they will think you are cool!

Great Wolf Equals Great Fun in Grapevine
Great Wolf is an indoor water park/resort with a seasonal outdoor section. You must be a guest of the hotel to have access to the indoor and/or outdoor waterparks.

DFW July Calendar 2012
There are lots of concerts and events taking place in DFW in July 2011. Here are just a few great events.

Reel Fun: Free Movie Nights
Free films for the summer of 2010.

DFW Barbecues!
Show us photos from your holiday or family barbecues. Share your barbecue secrets with us. We won't tell. Promise.

Disney Star Demi Lovato Appearing at Stonebriar Center
Demi Lovato will appear at Stonebriar Center as part of Shock Til You Rock. The Disney star will sign autographs and meet her fans for a limited time so you better get there early. The event is Sunday, August 1, 2010.

Labor Day Weekend 2010

Labor Day is Monday, September 6, 2010 and there are many Labor Day Weekend events in DFW. It's a great time for a family outing to relive some of the back-to-school stress.

November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.

November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.

Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Presents Story Time Every Tuesday in September
You're invited to Story Time every Tuesday in September at Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Centre. The free fun starts at 11:00 a.m. with 30 minutes of reading favorite children’s books.

Six Flags Over Texas Celebrates July 4th with Weekend Extravaganza!
Six Flags Celebrates July 4th with Big Weekend Fun!

Barney the Dinosaur Visits Stonebriar Centre September 11, 2010
Barney the Dinosaur and Chica from the Sunny Side Up Show visit Stonebriar Centre in Frisco on September 11, 2010.

December 2010 Calendar

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Free Things to do in DFW

DFW offers many free family-oriented events.

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum never fails to impress. The annual spring celebration of flowers has been a Dallas tradition for more than 20 years.

Top 10 Foods at the State Fair of Texas
There's no doubt that one of the biggest attractions at the State Fair of Texas is the food. And yes, a lot of it is fried food. But bring an...

Thanksgiving Celebrations in DFW
DFW celebrates Thanksgiving in a big way: turkey, dressing (or stuffing), cranberry sauce, pecan pies AND pumpkin pies. Many celebrate in a...

Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors. The Great Pumpkin Festival runs...

Six Flags Over Texas Celebrates October With Fright Fest
Six Flags Over Texas knows how to turn up the scare factor during the month of October. At the largest Halloween festival in North Texas, there...

Eggscelent Idea: Easter Bunny Visits DFW Malls
The Easter Bunny is in DFW. Get a photo and maybe a surprise!

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Free Things to do DFW - Free Events Dallas Fort Worth - Inexpensive things to do Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex 2011

Texas-OU Final Score
Texas lost 28-20 to the University of Oklahoma October 2 in the Red River Rivalry played in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Komen Race for the Cure is October 16, 2010
The Komen Dallas Race for the Cure is an annual 1K and 5K fundraising walk/run event held at NorthPark Center. The Race is in its 28th year and is part of a national 5K series sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The goal of the event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health and celebrate breast cancer...

Show Me Your Halloween Pumpkin Photos
Show me your Halloween pumpkin photos.See submissions

10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest
It's time to build a house -- a Gingerbread House. It's the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department's 10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest.

Thanksgiving in DFW

Whether you're planning a traditional Thanksgiving meal or looking for some unique options, here are some suggestions to make your DFW Thanksgiving holiday memorable.

Twilight Saga Stars Come to Stonebriar Centre Nov. 12 For Epilepsy Benefit

The DFW 2011 Holiday Season

DFW had many great events for the holidays. You won't want to miss out on the Thanksgiving buffets, Black Friday shopping, the Christmas holidays and ringing in the new year. Use this guide to help you plan your family's activities.

Holiday in the Park Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.

DFW Holiday Lights Displays

Everything's bigger and brigher in Texas when it comes to Christmas lights. DFW has a number of beautiful holiday lighting displays so grab a peppermint latte, some hot cocoa for the kids and load up the station wagon a la Sparky Griswold and enjoy the show.

St. Nick’s Pet Pics at Collin Creek Mall
Pet owners are invited to bring cats and dogs for a visit with Santa Claus and capture a holiday-hugging photograph with Santa Claus.

Ice Skating Center at Galleria Dallas

Holiday at the Arboretum: "It's a Fairy Tale World"
Enjoy a compilation of hundreds of Santas in all shapes, sizes and colors from private collections on display in the DeGolyer Estate.

North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee to Greet Troops at DFW
The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and Allstate to Kick Off XLV Volunteer Presence at DFW to Greet the Troops Every Day This December.

DFW Christmas Trees
DFW loves its big Christmas trees. How do you decorate for the holidays?

Trains at NorthPark Center
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season through January 2, 2011 at NorthPark Center.

Show Me Your Christmas Tree or Outdoor Holiday Decorations
It's our nature to dress for success or to impress. Show me how you decorate for the holidays. Send me a photo of your Christmas tree or outdoor decorations.See submissions

Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade in Dallas
The Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas is an annual event featuring marching bands, floats, giant inflatable balloons and a visit from Santa Claus.

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