From the opening of pumpkin villages to live concerts and an experiential fitness event, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend.
Autumn at the Arboretum
Fall is officially here and the Dallas Arboretum was prepared early with the opening of its pumpkin utopia, Autumn at the Arboretum, last weekend. Now that the weather is cooling down (a little!), a pumpkin patch-filled autumn finally feels appropriate. This year’s theme is Bugtopia featuring larger-than-life insects, bugged-out pumpkin houses, and a maze.
This Saturday at 8 pm, Dallas-native and singer-songwriter St. Vincent is returning home (well, close to home) to play a show at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Part of her “Daddy’s Home” tour, the artist will perform hits like “Masseducation” and “Los Angeles.” Ali Macofsky will open the show. Tickets are available here.
At Toyota Music Factory on Sunday night, iconic R&B group TLC will be performing on their “TLC’s Celebration of Crazy Sexy Cool with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony” tour. Known for songs like “Waterfalls” and “Creep,” the duo (originally a trio before Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes passed away) originally formed in the 1990s. Get your tickets here.
Indie group Waxahatchee is performing at Granada Theater this Friday at 9 pm. Formed in 2010 by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, the band is named after Waxahatchee Creek, Alabama where Crutchfield grew up. “Lilacs” and “Fire” are two hits from her 2020 album “Saint Cloud.” Tickets are available for $23.
Randy Rogers Band & Stoney LaRue
On Saturday at 8 pm, country group Randy Rogers Band, as well as Texas country artist Stoney LaRue, are performing at the recently renamed The Factory in Deep Ellum (formerly The Bomb Factory). Tickets are available here.
Head to Oak Cliff this Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm for the first annual Oaktoberfest. Taking place at Tyler Station, the event will kick off with about a mile-long fun run, followed by an afternoon of beer, food, and polka music. Reserve your table here.
On October 2 from 10 am to 10 pm, Flag Pole Hill at White Rock Lake is hosting its annual Oktoberfest event. There will be live music, bites and brews (sausages from Kuby’s), and a King of the Hill cornhole tournament. The music lineup includes local acts Vandoliers and Taylor Dunn, as well as Son Volt.
FAME Fest at Omni Dallas
The 3rd annual FAME Fest, an experiential fitness festival with fitness events, local artists, musicians, and food, is taking place this Saturday at Pegasus Lawn at Omni Dallas hotel. Tickets cost $85 and include access to all of the fitness classes, as well as entry into the vendor market and other events.