What: Bastille on Bishop
When: Thursday, July 14th @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Bishop Arts District
W. Davis St. & N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: Go Oak Cliff’s annual Bastille on Bishop is a family-friendly festival celebrating the French holiday. Enjoy French wine, food, music, a market, and a pétanque court in the middle of Bishop Ave. Costumes and themed clothing are encouraged. Think stripes and berets. The event is free to attend. For those who want to drink wine, you must pre-register. The $25 fee includes a souvenir wine glass and two tokens that can be redeemed for a pour of wine or food. New this year: The Bastille Day Dallas festival continues Friday, July 15, on Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Go here for details about the Flora St. event.
What: Dallas Sing/Dallas Strong
When: Thursday, July 14th @ 7:30PM
Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The community is invited to join together for Dallas Sing/Dallas Strong, a free concert of uplifting and healing music. Led by Credo, a Dallas-based community choir, and in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Sing/Dallas Strong is a musical response to the tragedy that occurred on July 7, 2016. The current roster includes appearances by local opera star Ava Pine and Dallas favorites Denise Lee, Paul Mason, and Liz Mikel. Several speakers, both religious and lay leaders, will offer thoughts and words of encouragement. Anyone wishing to sing in the massed choir is asked to enter the Meyerson Symphony Center through the glass doors on Flora Street by 5:30 pm and follow signage toward the stage. There is no pre-registration. Sheet music will be distributed at the start of rehearsal. There is no charge to sing and all singers are welcome. Attire for performers is business casual.
What: Electric Lake Festival
When: Friday, July 15th @ 3:00PM – 8:00PM & 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Glass Cactus
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76501
Why: Families can enjoy a festival atmosphere featuring food & beverage concessions, a beer garden, a face painter, games, a balloon artist, and rotating DJs. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., those 21 and up can enjoy the live DJ performances and the 1,500-square-foot dance floor.
What: Dallas Stars Party in the Park
When: Friday, July 15th @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The Dallas Stars host a free Party in the Park that includes live music, Stars players, mascot Victor E. Green and the Stars Street Squad, inflatables and interactive games for all ages, plus food trucks. Rock ‘n’ rollers Rise & Shine get the party started at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., Stars captain Jamie Benn and other special Stars personalities will talk to fans about the team’s off-season moves and the upcoming 2016-17 season. Then headliner Jonathan Tyler takes the stage with more music.
What: Weezer and Panic! at the Disco Summer Tour
When: Friday, July 15th @ 7:00PM
Where: Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Weezer and Panic! At the Disco co-headline this tour in support of their respective new albums Weezer (dubbed “The White Album”) and Death of a Bachelor. Indie-alternative artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be featured as special guest.
What: Friday Palooza
When: Friday, July 15th – Friday, July 29th @ 8:00PM-10:00PM (Fridays Only)
Where: Hawaiian Falls Waterpark (Garland)
4550 N. Garland Ave., Garland, TX 75040
Why: Hawaiian Falls hosts after-dark, family-friendly fun every Friday in July. Free with general admission. Schedule: July 15: Screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, July 22: DJ Glow Night, July 29: Screening of Inside Out
What: Jurassic Quest: Out of Extinction
When: Saturday, July 16th – Sunday, July 17th @ 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: Fair Park (Automobile and Centennial Bldgs)
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Experience more than 80 lifelike Animatronic dinosaurs, some even walking. Visitors can have interactive fun with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. Activities include walking dinosaur rides, fossil digs, dinosaur rides, dinosaur cinema, science station, dinosaur bounce houses, and more. In the Automobile and Centennial buildings at Fair Park.
What: Trash Bash Music Stash
When: Saturday, July 16th @ 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Where: Truck Yard (Dallas)
5624 Sears St., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: This call goes out to music lovers who want to help with the conservation of Dallas. The fun starts at Truck Yard at 10 a.m. where the party bus will be waiting to transport you to the edge of your assigned trash route. Ross, Greenville, or Henderson Avenue. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided during sign up. Water, soda, & beer (age 21+) will be included on the bus. Upon return to Truck Yard, each volunteer will be rewarded a custom Trash Bash Music Stash T-Shirt, a $5 Truck Yard credit for food or drink, live music from local bands and the chance to win raffle prizes all day long. We will see you soon at this sound attempt to keep Dallas clean. All interested participants can register online. Event is rain or shine
What: Moon Day 2016
When: Saturday, July 16th – Sunday, July 17th @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75209
Why: Celebrate all aspects of space at Moon Day 2016, the largest annual space-themed expo in Texas. Featured speaker will be Col. Walt Cunningham, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 7 mission. During the day a select group of Dallas-area students get to speak live to astronauts in the International Space Station. Join them to listen in to what the astronauts have to say.
What: imPULSE Dance Project: My Beating Heart
When: Saturday, July 16th – Sunday, July 17th @ 7:30PM and 2:00PM (Sun)
Where: Addison Theater Centre
15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX 75001
Why: The contemporary (and fun) dance troupe closes its 4th season with a series of heartfelt dances that touch on life experiences, human desires and passion. The series includes Artistic Director Anastasia Waters’ powerful work “Omnipotence” (2010), along with a premiere of “Let’s Sunset That.” A premiere of “Flatango” – choreographed by company member Krista Jennings Langford and inspired by a certain tall, pink, leggy creature – is sure to have you smiling.
What: “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour
When: Saturday, July 16th @ 8:00PM
Where: Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 4 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for “Weird Al” classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The Saga Begins.”
What: Addison Summer Series: Christmas in July
When: Saturday, July 16th – Saturday, July 30th @ 8:00PM
Where: Beckert Park
5044 Addison Circle Park Dr., Addison, TX 75001
Why: Take a break from the heat and get in the Christmas spirit at this outdoor movie series. The fun starts at 8 p.m. with family friendly activities and photos with Santa on vacation. The holiday-themed movies will be projected onto a giant outdoor screen once it is dark. 7/16 – Elf,
7/23 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7/30 – A Christmas Story
What: Flick and Float
When: Saturday, July 16th & Saturday, Aug 13th @ 8:30PM – 10:00PM
Where: Wet Zone Waterpark
5304 Main St., Rowlett, TX 75088
Why: The waterpark stays open late for a night under the stars. Watch a movie from your lawn chair or float. The event is free with your daily admission, or $6 if you arrive after 7 p.m. Special $3 Hyena Hot Dog meal deals start at 7:30 p.m. The movie begins around 8:30 p.m.
What: Texas Theatre and Majestic Theatre presents Rock ‘N’ Roll Summer Series
When: Sunday, July 17th – Sunday, July 31st @ 5:00PM (Sundays Only)
Where: Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The Texas Theatre and the Majestic Theatre are teaming up to present a four part Rock ‘N’ Roll Summer Series of classic music movies. Schedule, 17th: Gimme Shelter, 24th: The Last Waltz, 31st: Don’t Look Back
What: Frisco Rough Riders’ Christmas in July Night
When: Sunday, July 17th @ 6:05PM
Where: Dr. Pepper Ballpark
7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
Why: The Rough Riders celebrate Christmas in July with a Riders Ugly Sweater T-Shirt giveaway to the first 1,500 fans through the gate. It’s also Kids Sunday Funday with a pre-game catch on the field for children and their parents/guardians (up to 35 minutes prior to first pitch) and $1 ice cream sandwiches all during game. Post-game fireworks display after the game.