Things To Do in Dallas/Fort Worth Oct 7th-13th

We came across this amazing and very comprehensive list of great things to do in the Dallas Fort Worth area and we’ve got Kristina Rowe of to thank for it. Be sure to bookmark her page and follow her on Twitter at @JustMeInTheBigD for up to date lists of the most exciting things happening in our city.

Festivals & Multi-Day Events This Weekend

State Fair of Texas | Sep 27-Oct 20| Adult Tickets $18, Many Discounts Available | Fair Park, Dallas | Downtown Dallas | Food, Music, The Arts, Community, Rides, Kid Friendly

Celina Oktoberfest | Oct 11-12 | Adult tickets $5 | Downtown Square, Celina | Far North Suburbs | Cultural, Beer/Wine, Food, Music, Autumn, Kid Friendly

South Street Art Festival | Oct 11-13 | FREE | Downtown Arlington | MidCities | Art, Music, Beer, Community, Kid Friendly

Armenia Fest | Oct 11-13 | FREE | St. Sarkis Church, Carrollton | Northern Suburbs | Cultural, Food, The Arts, Community, Kid Friendly

Denton Independent Motorcycle Show | Oct 11-12 | FREE| Greater Denton Arts Council | Downtown Denton | Hobbies (Motorcycles), Beer, The Arts, Community, Kid Friendly

Ratrodtober Bike and Car Show | Oct 12 | FREE | Kid Friendly Tupps Brewery, McKinney | Far North Suburbs | Hobbies (Motorcycles, Cars, Hot Rods), Beer/Wine

Plano International Festival | Oct 12 | FREE | Haggard Park, Plano | Northeast Suburbs | Cultural, The Arts, Food, Music, Community/Main Street, Kid Friendly

Fall Fest | Oct 12 | FREE | Whistlestop Plaza, Irving | MidCities | Community, Autumn, Carnival Games, Food, Kid Friendly

Flying Saucer BeerFeast | Oct 12 | $$$$ Designated Driver Tickets Available | Adults (21+) Only Sundance Square, Fort Worth | Downtown Fort Worth | Beer/Wine, Music, Food

Oktoberfest | Oct 12 | FREE| Texas Lottery® Plaza/Toyota Music Factory, Irving | MidCities | Cultural, Food, Music, Kid Friendly

Industrial Street Pop Festival AKA Geezerpalooza | Oct 12 | FREE Downtown Denton | Denton Area | Music, Community

Night Lights: Sky Lantern Festival | Oct 12 | $$-$$$ | Texas Motorplex, Ennis | Southern Outskirts | Music, Food, Community, Autumn, Kid Friendly

Tejano Fall Festival | Oct 12 | FREE| Trader’s Village, Grand Prairie | MidCities | Music, Kid Friendly

Bonnie & Clyde Days | Oct12 | FREE| Town Square, Pilot Point | Denton Area | History, Music, Beer/Wine, Hobbies (Antique Cars), Kid Friendly

Frontier Fall Fest | Oct 12 | Adult Tickets $6.50 | Log Cabin Village Fort Worth | Fort Worth University Area | History, Western, Autumn, Kid Friendly

Clamato Michelada Festival | Oct 13 | FREE | General Worth Square, Downtown Fort Worth | Tarrant County | Food, Music, Cultural, Kid Friendly

•Monday, October 7•

How I Met Your Mother Trivia at Trinity Cider

Art Music Monday at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

DALLAS IRL Meetup at Will Call, Deep Ellum

Texas Harmony Chorus Open House Autumn Sing at Northgate UMC, Irving

Raw Artists: Stellar Showcase at House of Blues

Memphis Brass Monday at Memphis Nightclub

90s Movie – Scream at Angelika Dallas

Monday Night Fiesta (football, nacho bar) at Texas Live! In Arlington

Monday Food Discount: Whisk Crepes Cafe 4th Anniversary – $4 Nutella-Strawberry crepes, $4 Ham & Cheese galettes, $4 glasses of wine/cider, 4th anniversary crepes

•Tuesday, October 8•

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, World Tour at American Airlines Center

Royal Dukes Band at Sundown at Granada

Keith Mitchell at Troy’s (Texas Live!) Arlington

The Big Movie: Singin’ in the Rain at Landmark’s Magnolia Theater

A Dog’s Dream Fundraiser for Dallas ASPCA featuring River Boy at Poor David’s Pub

Urban Scene Pop-Up Art Event Benefiting Habitat for Humanity at 6015 Oram

Slasher Night Karaoke at The Nines, Deep Ellum

Big Brothers Big Sisters Info Session at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church (Facebook link)

Hammerfall and Sabaton at House of Blues

Pour Yourself into History/Dallas Historical Society at Maple Landing

Boss Comedy Open Mic at Hub Streat, Plano

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament at Game Changers Arcade Bar and Grill, Denton

Tuesday Food Discount: $6 Double Burger with Fries after 4pm at Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop

•Wednesday, October 9•

Mumford & Sons at American Airlines Center

Cold War Kids & Briston Maroney and Mobley at The Rustic’s Birthday Bash

Get Out (free rooftop movie) at Sundown at Granada

Blindfolded Dinner Showcase at 4 The Culture Studio, Dallas

Safe for Work: Interactive Improv at Dallas Comedy House

The Litas Dallas Tattoo Night at Change of Tides (Facebook Link)

John Lennon Glass Night at Flying Saucer Addison

Tibetan Pilgrimage at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Movie Night: Pitch Perfect at West Village, Uptown Dallas

Live Band Karaoke at Sidecar Social, Dallas (Addison area)

Play Reading & Discussion at Picasso’s Pizza, Dallas

Wednesday Night Jazz at Reveler’s Hall

Wednesday Food Discount: Half Price Fish & Chips ALL day at the Mucky Duck, Addison

Today is National Pizza and Beer Day AND National Hoagie Day – check your social media and news media for specials!

•Thursday, October 10•

Dallas Stars Vs. Flames at American Airlines Center

Kacey Musgraves at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (also Friday 10/11)

Red River Celebrity Softball Game at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Frisco

Second Thursdays with a Twist at Dallas Museum of Art

Uptown Block Party at Griggs Park, Uptown Dallas

Mama Tried Irving Sneak Peek at Toyota Music Factory, Irving (Facebook Link)

Tanya Tucker: While I’m Livin’ Tour (Birthday Show) at Granada Theater

Wonders of Mexico by Anita N Martinez Ballet Folkorico at Moody Theater

Mariachi Quetzal at McCall Plaza, Downtown Plano

The History of Jazz Piano at Kawaii Piano Gallery, Plano

The Sorcerer’s Showcase at Hurst Public Library

Steve Wariner at Arlington Music Hall

Thursday Food Discount: $6 Two Texas Surfers (sliders) served with small Trash Fries at The Local Oak, Oak Cliff

•Friday, October 11•

Dallas Mavericks Vs. Bucks (Preseason) at American Airlines Center

Museum Murder Mystery: An Artful Game of Clue at the Dallas Museum of Art

Movies at The Park – Beetlejuice at The Shops at Park Lane

The Spazmatics at Glass Cactus Grapevine

Apparition Expedition (Haunted Tour) in Downtown Plano (also on Saturday)

Legacy Live – Fall (music) Series at The Shops at Legacy

Los Aztex at Allen Public LIbrary

Camp Craig Allen Annual Amateur BBQ Cookoff & Music Fest in Frisco (continues Saturday)

The Bacon Brothers at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth

Day of the Girl 2019 at Tarrant County Courthouse West Lawn

The 3 Redneck Tenors at Christ Fellowship Auditorium, McKinney

Peterbilt Pride & Class Parade in Denton

•Saturday, October 12•

Texas vs OU Game at the Cotton Bowl, Fair Park

Dallas Stars Vs. Capitals at American Airlines Center

Pumpkin Festival at the Dallas Farmers Market

Spanish Fall Festival at Cafe Madrid

Grand Theft Auto (A Tribute To The Cars) at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour at Bath House Cultural Center (continues through 10/13)

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at the Majestic Theatre

Saturdays on the Square: Live Country Music in Historic Downtown Carrollton Square

Fall Plano Train Show at Plano Events Center

Reverend Horton Heat at Lola’s Saloon Fort Worth

Trunk or Treat at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney

Trolley Tour: Bad Boys And Desperados Of Old McKinney in Historic Downtown McKinney

Keith Sweat at The Theatre in Grand Prairie

Billy Joel at Globe Life Park in Arlington

Today is National Gumbo Day AND Pumpkin Pie Day – check your social media and news media for specials!

•Sunday, October 13•

Cowboys vs New York Jets at Metlife Stadium, NY

The Dirty River Boys at Levitt Pavilion, Arlington

Festival of Church Music at Morton Meyerson Symphony Center

The Magnificent Seven movie screening at the Majestic Theatre

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience: All Stars at Harlowe MXM

Opera on Tap “Spooky Brew” at Wine Therapist, Dallas

Art as a Second Language (family interactive art activities) at Klyde Warren Park

Paella y Pasion (opening event for Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival) at Spinster Records, Dallas

The Band Camino at House of Blues

Family Festival: Look, Create Connect at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

2019 Dallas/Fort Worth Ride for Kids at Texas Motor Speedway

Sunday Food Discount: 1/2 Price Select Sushi Rolls And Discounted Appetizers all day at Lounge 31, Dallas


Ongoing Exhibits/Activities

State Fair of Texas at Fair Park from September 27 until October 20

Autumn at the Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum until October 31

The Fabric of Opera: Winspear World Premieres at NorthPark Center until November 6

NorthPark Center’s Pumpkin Patch until October 31

Dior: From Paris to the World at the Dallas Museum of Art until October 27

Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence at the Dallas Museum of Art until 1/12/20

Rainbow Vomit on Parry Ave, Dallas until October 13

El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain at Meadows Museum SMU until January 2020

55 Years | President Kennedy on Magazine Covers at Sixth Floor Museum until Oct 13

“Interchange” (between Texas & Nigerian artists) at South Dallas Cultural Center until October 27

Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Years Later – The Exhibit at MCL Grand in Lewisville until October 27

40 For 40: Forty Artifacts for 40 Years at Denton County Courthouse-on-the Square Museum in Denton until Apr 4, 2020

A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection at Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth until March 2020

Stories of Survival: Object. Image. the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (ongoing special exhibit)

May You Survive in Interesting Times at UTD’s SP/N Gallery Until October 19

Snap 151 in Frisco until October 14th

Walking Tours of the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco (Wed-Fri, Sat) until October 26

Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics at Crow Museum of Asian Art until January 2020

Biennial: Origins in Geometry at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art until October 20

Ongoing – Theatre – Update from current! Get more

First Date at Stage West Theatre – Fort Worth until October 13

Red Chariot at Undermain Theatre starting September 21 until October 13 (Previews 9/18-20)

In The Heights – Dallas Theater Center at Wyly Theatre starting September 21 until October 20

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Theater Arlington until October 13

What We Were at Circle Theater Fort Worth until October19

The Fantasticks at Greater Lewisville Community Theater from September 27 until October 20

Werewolf of London (melodrama) at Pocket Sandwich Theatre until November 16

Dracula at Theatre Three until October 27

Tuck Everlasting the Musical at Casa Manana until October 20

Single Black Female at Jubilee Theater Fort Worth until Oct 27

Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play at Rover Dramawerks Plano starting Oct 10 until Oct 26