Now that the sweltering summer temps are behind us, it’s time to
get outside and enjoy some outdoor events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Here are a few exciting local events you and your family may enjoy this month.
Autumn at the Arboretum
The transition from summer to fall is the most colorful time of the year
at the Dallas Arboretum. Autumn at the Arboretum features Cinderella’s
Pumpkin village, with more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash on
display. Across the gardens, 150,000 fall plants including chrysanthemums
and pansies transition the gardens from the bright colors of summer to
the deep, warm hues of fall.
Autumn at the Arboretum runs through November 26. For more information
or to purchase tickets, visit
Boo at the Zoo
For some family-friendly Halloween fun, visit the Fort Worth Zoo for its 23rd annual Halloween Event, Boo at the Zoo. The weekend of October 24-26,
all 64 acres of the Fort Worth Zoo are filled with Halloween fun—treats,
not tricks. Events and activities include a live animal stage at the Outdoor
Learning Theater, a pumpkin patch, a Tot Spot, crafts and treat stations
throughout the zoo.
Boo at the Zoo is free with admission. For more information, visit
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Celebrating its 30th year, the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, featuring the United States Air
Force Thunderbirds, takes to the skies October 25 and 26. The two-day
event includes a wide variety of aviation displays, including warbirds,
general aviation aircraft and helicopters. Featured performers at the
2014 air show include the world-famous Shockwave Jet Truck, the U.S. Special
Operations Command Parachute Team, Kevin Coleman, Dan Buchanan, the T-38
more! Kids will enjoy the Kid Zones featuring a 90-foot Aircraft Carrier Slide,
bounce houses and Military Madness obstacles.
While there, be sure to stop at Freedom Plaza and take a moment to pay
tribute to the members of our nation’s armed forces.
For more information, visit
Remember, when you are attending outdoor events, it’s important to
protect your eyes. Be sure to take your sunglasses (with 100% UVA and
UVB protection) and wear a wide-brimmed hat to outdoor events to protect
your eyes from the sun. Remember: even when it is cloudy, the sun’s
UVA and UVB rays can damage your eyes.