Five Family-Friendly Activities: September 7-9
Sep 04, 2018 04:51PM
● By Ashley Madonna
September is finally here! And while it's still toasty out there, we are fully embracing all the fun this month brings: festivals, pumpkins and football! Gather up your loved ones and head over to one of these family-friendly events this weekend!
The first home game of the season is finally here. Come cheer on the Southlake Carroll Dragons as they take on Colleyville Heritage on Friday, September 7. Kickoff in Dragon Stadium will be at 7 p.m., but the pregame fun will start much earlier. Locals can come out and join in the tailgating before finding their seat before the first quarter starts. No matter how you celebrate, Southlake is set to turn green this Friday!
Were you the first in line for this year’s Pumpkin Spice Latte release? Fully dive into fall by heading out to Farmers Branch Historical Park’s First Friday this weekend. This family-friendly morning is full of happenings – including a pumpkin scavenger hunt, fall yoga, cranberry STEM creations and much more. Admission into the event is $2 per person, so it’s a great way to entertain your youngsters with affordable and adorable activities.
Need we say more? The Dallas Chocolate Festival, presented by Whole Foods Market, is diving into the future of the decadent treat. The three-day festival will be full of demos, classes and of course chocolate tastings. Whether you come out for the VIP Party on Friday, the main event activities Saturday or the instructional classes on Sunday, each visit is sure to be delicious.
Dog lovers unite! Operation Kindness, North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter, and sponsor Pet Supplies Pet are hosting the 25th annual Dog Day Afternoon this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locals can head over to the Operation Kindness Animal shelter in Carrollton for a free family festival to celebrate man’s best friend. Stop by the Mutt Midway to check out the dozens of vendors and food trucks participating in the day of fun. This is one event you won’t want to miss.
Let your kids walk among hundreds of butterflies by heading out to the 2018 Kiwanis Butterfly Festival in Southlake’s Rustin Pavilion. On Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m., butterfly experts will be out to answer locals questions about these beautiful creatures. After learning more about their natural habitats, kids of all ages can feed the butterflies watermelon so they can closely interact with them. And at 5 p.m. on Sunday, the butterflies will be released making for a spectacular conclusion to the event. The festival will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Kiwanis Children’s Charities and the Eliminate Project.