Dallas Ft. Worth Mother’s Day Weekend Guide


What: Scarborough Renaissance Festival
When: Fri. May. 12th – Mon. Apr. 29th @ 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Scarborough Renaissance Festival Grounds
2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167
Why: Renaissance themed festival set in a re-created 16th Century English village celebrates the mirth and merriment, sights, sounds and tastes of the days of King Henry VIII. Set on 35 acres, the “village” of Scarborough offers continuous entertainment for 8 weekends. Visitors will encounter colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers. Eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a village artisan at work, stop in the Elkhorn Tavern or Dirty Duck Pub, or simply take in the sights

What: Ronald McDonald House of Dallas presents 2017 Give Love Day
When: Fri. May 12th @ 12:00PM
Where: Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
3707 Bengal Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
Why: Give Love Day encourages an annual show of solidarity from the Dallas community to support out-of-town families seeking treatment locally for their child’s serious illness or injury by purchasing and wearing the limited edition, $15, Give Love 2017 T-shirt. The price of the shirts is the same as the suggested donation for a family’s one-night stay at the House, where they receive shelter, three meals a day lovingly prepared by volunteers, and emotional support from staff and other families in similar situations. Give Love Day will culminate with an ice cream party for friends of all ages and current House residents at RMHD with Shiloh, Chief Cheer Officer of RMHD.

What: Food Tours of America presents Friday Night Foodie Tour
When: Fri. May 12th, May 19th and May 26th @ 6:30PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Food Tours of America brings their Friday Night Foodie Tour to the revamped downtown Dallas Farmers Market Food Hall. This fully guided foodie tour features five generous, artisanal food tastings from local restaurants, as well as time for shopping and socializing. The host will narrate each tasting course, sharing the relevance of Dallas Farmers Market, along with foodie trivia & the best bits and bites of Dallas history that will surprise even longtime local residents. Optional upgrades for this event include red or white wine by the bottle.

What: Joe Rogan
When: Fri. May 12th @ 8:00PM
Where: Verizon Theatre
1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: Stand-up comedian and is host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast & a UFC color commentator.

What: 5K Foam Fest
When: Sat. May 13th @ 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: DFW Adventure City Park
13055 Cleveland Gibbs Rd., Roanoke, TX 76262
Why: Have fun maneuvering the foamy course that features more than 22 unique obstacles. Athletes and novices alike can participate alongside each other. Suitable for adults and kids 8 years and older. Foam Fest is also includes food trucks, vendors and other fun attractions.

What: Dallas Shatterproof Challenge Rappel
When: Sat. May 13th @ 9:00AM
Where: Reunion Park
300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Shatterproof hosts the only national event series focused on reducing the devastation and stigma associated with the disease of addiction. In five cities across the country, Shatterproof hosts rappelling events where participants unite to support all those touched by addiction. One hundred percent of every dollar raised funds Shatterproof’s life-saving prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

What: Mother’s Day Weekend at the Arboretum
When: Sat. May 13th – Sun. May 14th @ 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
Why: Main Garden Complimentary Cup of Coffee, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Terrace Cafe and Cafe on the Green
Let the Arboretum treat Mom to a cup of coffee for her stroll through the garden. Live Entertainment, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Enjoy live music from Marc Toussaint on Saturday from the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. Bring a picnic, or just sit and listen to the music. On Sunday, find a spot in the Jonsson Color Garden to picnic and hear Serenata Strings or harpist, Merry Miller. Book Signing with Nell Taylor Saturday only, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hoffman Family Gift Store – Join us as author Nell Taylor visits to read and sign her book, Potatoland and the Fable of Thunder and Lightning, which will be available for purchase.

What: Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour
When: Sat. May 13th – Sun. May 14th @ 10:00AM
Where: Swiss Avenue Historic District
1139 Parkmount St., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: The 44th Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour is a weekend-long tribute to Dallas’ historic past, featuring seven of the city’s most fabulous early 20th Century homes, an art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment on the Avenue, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and much more.

What: Project:OM Yoga Event
When: Sat. May 13th @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: The Star in Frisco
1 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Manduka, the world’s most respected brand in yoga, and Susan G. Komen, the largest funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government, have partnered to launch Project:OM, an initiative that aims to create the world’s largest yoga class. Taking place Mother’s Day weekend, the project invites One Million (OM) people to unite in raising funds to support Susan G. Komen. For a suggested donation of at least $10, participants can register for Project:OM yoga classes across the country – including at The Star in Frisco, world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. All skill levels are invited to take part. Bring your mat and plan to arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for class check-in.

What: History Quest: The Oregan Trail
When: Sat. May 13th @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215
Why: Inspired by the Oregon Trail video game and board game, the day allows guests to experience what life was like on the Oregon Trail, the route that once served as the gateway to the American West, in the mid-1800s. The Oregon Trail was the primary pathway for American emigrants searching for new lands and opportunity on the frontier. More than 400,000 pioneers traveled its trails in the boom years between 1840 and 1860, braving everything from disease outbreaks and wagon accidents to arid deserts and rushing river crossings. Upon arrival to Dallas Heritage Village, Oregon Trail participants will receive information outlining various activities as they learn about day-to-day survival skills that someone navigating the frontier faced.

What: Space Day
When: Sat. May 13th @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theatre
1600 Gendy St., Ft. Worth, TX 76105
Why: Visit the Noble Planetarium and join us for an out-of-this-world adventure as you learn more about earth, the moon and beyond. Try exciting hands-on activities like: • Creating a solar system that fits in your pocket
• Exploring icy orbs that could teach us about life outside earth • Discovering how the earth, moon and sun work together to create eclipses like the one occurring this summer • Traveling around the solar system and beyond in the Noble Planetarium

What: Dallas Farmers’ Market presents Boho Pop-Up
When: Sat. May 13th @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Dallas Farmers’ Market presents Boho Pop-Up, a pop-up event with makers and small shops. The event celebrates community and small businesses.

What: May the Code Be with You Hackathon
When: Sat. May 13th – Sun. May 14th @ 10:30AM (Sat) and 1:00PM (Sun)
Where: Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Ste 300, Frisco, TX 75034
Why: All adults and self-directed teens are invited to join HackDFW and the Frisco Public Library in this hackathon event. Attendees will work collaboratively in a community based coding challenge. Cosplay during the event is welcomed.

What: Homegrown Music & Arts Festival Presents: Tripping Daisy
When: Sat. May 13th @ 12:00PM
Where: Main Street Garden
1902 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The annual Homegrown Music & Arts Festival will feature performance by Dallas favorite Tripping Daisy, along with MUTEMATH, White Denim, Porches, Lower Dens, Still Corners, Motorcade, RC and the Gritz, El Gato, Cure for Paranoia, Lizzie Boredom, and Greg Schroeder.

What: World of Dance Dallas
When: Sat. May 13th @ 2:00PM
Where: South Side Ballroom
1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215
Why: The World of Dance Tour is the largest urban dance event that has now become the most authentic international touring dance competition of its kind. With a focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new-aged choreography, WOD embraces more than just the urban dance scene but also showcases its entire lifestyle and culture. While competing dancers are judged very closely, the spirit of each WOD event is that of “community” over “competition.

What: KNON Exhibit Opening, Music Festival and Crawfish Boil
When: Sat. May 13th @ 4:00PM
Where: Texas Musicians Museum
222 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060
Why: KNON community radio has been broadcasting music that reflects the diversity of Dallas and North Texas since 1983. Some of the artists who made their Dallas radio debut on KNON include Erykah Badu, the Dixie Chicks and Pantera. A new KNON exhibit at the Texas Musicians Museum will feature vintage photos, posters, the station’s original broadcast console and more. KNON volunteer DJs from all formats will be on hand, as well as a musical lineup representing KNON’s musical diversity. The public is invited to the opening party. General admission is $10. Crawfish will be available to purchase. Music: Blues – The Andrew Jr. Boy Jones Blues Band with Kerri Lepei, Reggae – Bum Lucky, Cumbia – Los Kombers. The KNON All Star DJ Band with Blue Lisa, JMAC, Sonny Boy Mark and special guests

What: Nash Farm 1860’s Game of Baseball
When: Sat. May 13th @ 6:00PM
Where: Nash Farm
626 Ball St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Join Nash Farm for an 1860s era exhibition game of baseball. Guests will enjoy popcorn, lemonade and baseball for only $5 admission. Come cheer on the teams, which will be dressed in 1800s historic clothing and play baseball according to rules of the 1860s. No gloves are used at this time in history.

What: La Grande 107.5 Presents Fiesta La Grande
When: Sun. May 14th @ 2:00PM
Where: Reunion Tower at Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Admission is free to the 4th annual Fiesta La Grande on the lawn in front of Reunion Tower. The family oriented festival features top regional Mexican bands including Grupo Intocable, La Maquinaria Norteña, Banda Carnaval, Grupo Yahari, Fiera De Ojinaga, Los B-OK and Uno Mas. Interactive exhibits and a children’s play area will add to the fun. Authentic Mexican food vendors will be on site with delicious bites for sale.

What: Mother’s Day Concert & Butterfly Release
When: Sun. May 14th @ 2:00PM
Where: Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Texas Discovery Gardens will present their annual Mother’s Day Concert with The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. The event will end with a special finale inside the Butterfly House.

What: Mother’s Day Concert
When: Sun. May 14th @ 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
1509 N. Perry Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006
Why: Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends while listening to bluegrass, traditional acoustic, and swing music from the front porch of the historic home. Bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs. Free ice cream and lemonade will be served. Children can make a card and an old-fashioned handmade gift for mom.



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