Dallas August 2024

Dallas August 2024 Events

Dallas August 2024 Events

The Sights and Sounds of Dallas Smolder in the Summer

Average temperature low and high: 77°- 96°
It's essential to keep cool in the heat of a Dallas summer, but there are many things to do and see in Big D. The massive Texas city is full of history, nightlife, restaurants and more. Steaks or barbecue? The choice is yours. Enjoy the final month of summer with festivals, events and other exciting activities.

August Event Calendar

Rockin' the River

Rockin\' the River

Float and vibe out at the 10th annual Rockin' the River Tubing Series. This event will allow attendees 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 one of the top rivers to float in the US, so the location is perfect. The event will feature country acts such as Shinyribs, Grady Spencer & The Work, Carson Geoffrey And Trinston Marez. There are food and beverage vendors and a firework show.

Summer Sizzler - Dallas

Summer Sizzler - Dallas

The annual Dallas Summer Sizzler welcomes runners of all ages for a fun day out in the sun. Adults can join the 5k/10k/15k runs for $32 and enroll children 12 and under for 5k and 10k runs at discounted youth pricing. The kid's dash for children under 10 is $15. Everyone who signs up gets Summer Sizzler swag, including designer t-shirts and custom medals. Some great photo ops and delicious treats are also waiting at the finish line. Register by Sunday at midnight, the weekend before the race to be guaranteed a shirt.

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival

Grand Prairie Hatch Chili Festival is ideal for food enthusiasts looking forward to kick-starting their taste buds. Participants can buy raw or roasted hatch chilies, enjoy live music, drink, and taste locally-grown chili products. The event runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival

Get ready to be captivated at the Water Lantern Festival on August 12th where lanterns will illuminate the Dallas night sky. Individuals will have the opportunity to test out their creativity by decorating their lantern, then watch as it joins a sea of shimmering lights on the water. Early ticket sales start at $26.98, regular pricing at $35.99, late pricing at $45.99 and day of $55.99. Tickets include access to food trucks, floating lantern kit, LED candle, commemorative drawstring bag, marker, playing cards, conversation cards and lantern retrieval and water clean up.

Hot Trot

Hot Trot

Run, walk, or cheer from the sidelines at the Hot-Trot Race. The 5k registration fee is $39; you can register online, and prices will increase on August 1st. 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

WESA Trade Show
The WESA (Western & English Sales Association) Trade Show brings together horse lovers and riding enthusiasts from all over the country for the largest trade event in the equestrian industry. Visited by over 3000 retailers who set up their own exhibits as well as browse through the 550 plus exhibits, this is an essential event for those interested in all things equestrian, as well as store owners, to explore the newest trends as well as time-tested concepts from the industry.

17th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness

17th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness

The 17th Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness, set to be the largest holistic event in North Texas, will truly test your ability to make choices. Do a downward dog pose at one of the 40 yoga classes or deeply meditate in three speaking rooms. If that's not your style, trade your favorite tie-dye shirt in the sustainable clothing swap. The festival promises an all-encompassing wellness convention, serving a buffet of holistic practices and therapies. It's $5 for 1-day tickets or both days for $8.

DFW Restaurant Week

DFW Restaurant Week

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. There are over 100 participating restaurants across Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties in North Texas, with many of them extending their DFW offerings from the first week of August until September 3.

Dallas Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Wed, Aug 07 at House of Blues Dallas Vacations - No Place Like Home Album Tour
Fri, Aug 09 at House of Blues Dallas Heather McDonald: The Juicy Scoop Experience - Ages 16+
Sat, Aug 10 at House of Blues Dallas TK Kirkland: Catch Me If You Can World Tour - 18+ Event
Sun, Aug 11 at House of Blues Dallas The Gaslight Anthem
Tue, Aug 13 at House of Blues Dallas Division Minuscula & Jumbo - US Tour 2024
Tue, Aug 13 at House of Blues Dallas Division Minuscula & Jumbo - US Tour 2024
Fri, Aug 23 at House of Blues Dallas So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience Starring Robert Neary
Sat, Aug 24 at House of Blues Dallas Moenia - Pixel Tour USA
Things to do in Dallas

Things to Do in Dallas in August

Watch the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

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 Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Experience history. Located on the 6th floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, overlooking Dealey 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.