The Texas summer heat may be at its peak, but that doesn’t mean there’s
any shortage of fun to be had in Dallas this month! Here are a few upcoming
events you and your family might enjoy, indoors or out.
Dallas Arboretum August Dollar Days
The dog days of summer mean Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. During
the whole month of August, you can visit the Dallas Arboretum for only
$1. Pack a picnic and bring the kids to experience the new eight-acre
Children’s Adventure Garden.
Fridays at the Arboretum are Family Fun Fridays, which include face painting,
a petting zoo, nature art and Kindermusik.
Dallas Arboretum website for more info.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Built to Amaze!
The 143rd edition of the Greatest Show on Earth,
Built to Amaze!, will surprise and delight audiences with over-the-top feats of strength,
agility and courage. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, aerialists and much
more put on one spectacular performance.
The circus runs through August 10 at American Airlines Center.
Phantom of the Opera
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
The Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Winspear Opera House August
6 through 24 as part of the show’s tour across North America. The
breathtaking production completed a sold-out tour in the United Kingdom
and critics rave that the performance is “bigger and better than
Cinema in the Circle
Every Saturday in August, Cinema in the Circle offers free outdoor movies
on a big screen in Addison Circle Park. Bring family, friends and a blanket
for a movie under the stars. This year’s movies are (in order of
Night at the Museum,
X-Men, Journey to the Center of the Earth,
Batman (1996 version), and
Admission is free!
2014 LEGO KidsFest
Creative, hands-on fun for children of all ages and LEGO builders of all
skills and interests. Take a walk through life-size and miniature models
in the LEGO Model Museum, learn new building skills in the LEGO Club &
Master Builder Academy and see a special screening of The LEGO Movie.
LEGO KidsFest takes place Friday August 29 through Sunday August 31 at
the Dallas Convention Center.
The sun is hot and days are long this month. If you’re planning to
be outside, don’t forget to wear your sunglasses and a wide-brimmed
hat to protect your eyes from the sun. Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s
UVA and UVB rays can damage your eyes, so be sure you are wearing sunglasses
designed to block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.