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Five Family-Friendly Activities Worth Checking Out This Weekend

Jun 19, 2018 02:51PM ● Published by Ashley Madonna

Now that it's officially summer, take advantage of the clear skies and warm weather that will rule the weekend by getting outside. And what better way to enjoy the sunshine than by stopping by one of these family-friendly activities. 

Movies at The Marq

For a tale as old as time (that has been brought back to life by actors like Emma Watson and Dan Stevens), come out for a free show in the park at Movies at The Marq at the Aria Amphitheater. Starting at 8 p.m., families can come out to enjoy event festivities like crafts, prizes and much more. “Beauty and the Beast” will start at sundown, and complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served.  Coolers are welcome, but alcohol and glass are not permitted. 

Family Fun Fridays

The Dallas Arboretum is known for their scenic exhibits and beautiful atmosphere, but now, they will be synonymous with family fun. This Friday, and every Friday through July 27, they will host a Family Fun Friday for all of their general admission guests. Come out to enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, music and more. Your kids will love looking at the flowers and meeting some furry friends along the way.

2018 NHL Draft

Join the Dallas Stars in celebrating the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the NHL will roll out the red carpet for some of the biggest names that are set to take the ice. Hockey fans will love watching the rounds happen in real time and watch the players join their new teams.   

Taste of Dallas

Foodies from across the Metroplex will be heading over to the Big D this weekend to enjoy Taste of Dallas. The three-day celebration will bring some of the best food and music together to make for an exciting weekend. Del Frisco’s Grille, Stirr, Texas De Brazil and Lawry’s are just a few of the big names that will be dishing out treats at Gas Monkey Live. And with 40 music acts spread out on four stages, every moment is set to be full of entertainment. 

Bubble Festival

Do your little ones love bubbles? Get ready to learn the science behind suds at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Bubble Festival. Come out Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy a wide variety of hands-on activities throughout the museum: like making your own bubble wand and bubble wrap experiments. Don’t forget to stop by the live bubble demonstrations, like the Exploding Bubbles Show! Your kids will have so much fun that they will forget they are learning. 

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