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Five Family-Friendly Activities: August 3-5

Jul 30, 2018 08:21PM ● By Ashley Madonna

As we move into August, it’s easy to jump straight to fall. But it’s not yet time for football or pumpkin spice – it’s too warm for that. Instead, celebrate the dog days of summer by checking out one of these weekend activities with your family.

August Dollar Days

August in Texas means all kinds of hot. While the weather doesn’t seem to be moving anytime soon, it’s also a great time to enjoy the season’s natural amenities. Head out to the Dallas Arboretum to enjoy August Dollar Days where guests will receive a $2 general garden admission plus $5 parking and $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It’s the best time to introduce your kids to some beautiful flowers while also taking advantage of the summertime. 

Watermelon Festival

The Dallas Farmer Market knows nothing says summer like a juicy slice of fresh watermelon. So they are kicking off National Farmers Market week by hosting a family-friendly Watermelon Festival. On Saturday starting at 9 a.m., they will offer a petting zoo, face painters, carriage rides, story time, watermelon carving demonstrations and much more. And one thing is for sure – there will be plenty of fresh treats.

Dive-in Movie “Paddington 2”

Splash into a family-friendly flick by heading out to Bahama Beach Dallas on Saturday for a special event. They will be showing “Paddington 2” starting at 8 p.m. So come out early to find your spot on the pool, and get ready to dive into a great night with your kids.

The Palace Arts Center: “The Princess Bride”

If you still drop lines like “You killed my father. Prepare to Die.” in everyday conversation, you’ll love this special showing of the 1987 “The Princess Bride” at The Palace Arts Center on Saturday. Introduce your kids to one of the most notable love stories of all time. And be sure to bring your same-day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant to get free popcorn from the Palace Arts Center concession stand. 

Pix on the Plaza: “Toy Story 3”

Catch a classic while dining at a quality restaurant by heading over to Pix on the Plaza this Sunday. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be showing “Toy Story 3” in the outdoor plaza at Toyota Music Factory, making for a perfect family-friendly night out. Bring out your pups, chairs and picnic blanket, and get ready to fall in love with this silly story all over again.