Dallas August 2023

Dallas August 2023 Events

Dallas August 2023 Events

The Sights and Sounds of Dallas Smolder in the Summer

Average temperature low and high: 77°- 96°
It is essential to keep cool in the heat of Dallas' summers, but there are many things to do and see in Big D. Texas has lifted all Covid-19 related restrictions, making Dallas a prime destination.

August Event Calendar



If you are an “otaku” and weren’t aware of the AnimeFest Dallas, you’re going to miss out! AnimeFest is the perfect place for anime enthusiasts to get together as regular individuals or while cosplaying their favorite character. You will even get a chance to meet top artists, otakus, and buy anime accessories!

Hot Trot

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Run, walk, or cheer from the sidelines at the Hot-Trot Race. The 5k registration fee is $35; you can register online, prices will increase on March 1. Additional registration information for the 10K challenge and the half-marathon challenge is also available online. Proceeds from the races will go to Assist the Officer Foundation. 

WESA Trade Show

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For the past 100 years, the WESA Trade Show has been a place for fair trade and fellowship. Held in the nation's "number 1 horse state," it is the largest trade event in the equestrian industry; the event will feature more than 700 product lines and over 3,400 retailers. Registration to attend opens online on May 1. 

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival is an ideal event for food enthusiasts looking forward to kick-starting their taste buds. Participants can buy raw or roasted hatch chilies, enjoy live music, buy drinks, and taste locally-grown chili products.

Rockin' the River

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Float and vibe out at the 10th annual Rockin' the River Tubing Series. This event will give attendees the opportunity to lay back and lazily drift along the river with a cold drink in hand while listening to a full-day lineup of music from top performers. The River at Panther Island Pavillion has been named as one of the top rivers to float in the US, so the location is perfect. The event will feature about 30 performances, food and beverage vendors, and a firework show. Tickets and the 2022 music lineup will be available online soon. 

DFW Restaurant Week

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August is a great time to explore the area's hottest restaurants because during Dallas Fort Worth Restaurant Week, select establishments offer discounted, prefixed lunch and dinner menus. Some places will even offer wine and cocktail pairings to complement the menus. You will feast for a good cause because a percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area or Lena Pope in the Tarrant area. This year will be the DFWs 25th anniversary. Check back online for a complete list of this year's participating restaurants. 

Dallas Events in August


Theater & Headliners


Things to do in Dallas

Things to Do in Dallas in August

Watch the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

Be a part of Dallas Cowboys’ history in the making at AT&T Stadium. Fans of America’s Team won’t be disappointed: Every seat offers elbow room and spectacular views. Even if you just show up for the cheerleaders, games at the mammoth stadium are a sight to behold, with “Jerry World” packing up to 105,000 fans and featuring one of the professional sports’ largest high-definition video displays.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
Experience history. Located on the 6th floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, overlooking Dealy Plaza and its grassy knoll, this groundbreaking museum is dedicated to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, both the facts and the mystery which surrounds it. With film, media, and displays, this museum is emotionally moving and well worth the visit.