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The Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend — Arts Month Celebrations, Beer Fests, and Selena’s Birthday

Plus, M83 Comes to Town

BY // 04.10.23

This weekend in Dallas, celebrate Arts Month, attend a beer fest, enjoy live music, and more.

Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend — April 14 – 16

AT&T’s Discovery District is a fun new outdoor space to dine, drink, and celebrate in downtown Dallas. (Photo by Kathy Tran)

AT&T Discovery District Arts Festival

This Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, head to AT&T Discovery District for an Arts Festival. The event will feature 40 local artists at the artisan market, a complimentary family make-and-take workshop by Oil and Cotton, live music, and more.


Big Texas Beer Fest
The Big Texas Beer Fest takes place in Fair Park this weekend. (Courtesy)

Big Texas Beer Fest

This local beer festival returns for its 11th annual event at Fair Park Automobile Building this Saturday. General admission entry begins at 3 pm (VIP entry at 1:30 pm) for tasting beers, ciders, and more from over 100 breweries. There will also be food trucks on site, and music acts throughout the afternoon.


M83 performs at House of Blues Dallas this Sunday.


This French electronic music artist (Anthony Gonzalez) is performing at Dallas’ House of Blues on Sunday at 7 pm. On his “Fantasy 2023” tour, M83 will play songs from his newest album of the same name. Previous hits from the Los Angeles-based band include “Midnight City” and “Solitude.” Find tickets here.


Selena Forever Tribute
The Selena Forever tribute band will perform at the AT&T Discovery District event. (Courtesy)

Selena Day

On Sunday at 6 pm, AT&T Discovery District is hosting Selena’s Birthday Celebration. Celebrating what would’ve been Queen of Tejano Selena Quintanilla’s 52nd birthday, the event will feature Dallas Lowriders, a movie screening of the 1997 film Selena, a performance by tribute band Selena Forever, a costume contest, and a themed market.


Klyde Warren Festival of Joy
Head to Klyde Warren Park for its Festival of Joy this weekend. (Photo by Carol Vig Photography)

Festival of Joy at Klyde Warren Park

From 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, Klyde Warren Park is hosting its third annual Festival of Joy. There will be a Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival parade, classical music, and dance performances. The family-friendly event will also feature cultural exhibits, games, henna tattoos, yoga, and a free vegetarian feast from Kalachandji’s.


Enjoy a performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center this weekend. (Courtesy)

Decades: Back to the ’80s

This Friday through Sunday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert of hit songs from the ’80s including “The Power of Love,” “Time After Time,” “Material Girl,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Footloose,” “Addicted to Love,” and more. Purchase tickets here.

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