Addison Weekend Drive-in Concert Series
Socially distanced concerts replace Addison After Dark
Experience something new in Addison created to allow guests to congregate and enjoy live music safely— Addison Weekend Drive-In is two weekends of live music in a drive-in setting. Listen to a diverse collection of popular DFW bands and enjoy the shows from the comfort of your vehicles or bring lawn chairs to sit next to a car. Music will be transmitted via both speaker system and FM radio, providing excellent audio quality throughout the park.
• July 17: All Funk Radio Show (old school R&B)
• July 18: D City Rock (classic rock)
• Aug. 14: Extended PLAY (top 40)
• Aug 15: Joseph Veazie (pop, R&B, top 40)
Where: 15499 Julian St., Addison (South of Addison Circle Park)
When: Fri. July 17/Sat. July 18 | Fri. Aug 14/Sat. Aug. 15, 8:30 – 10pm
Cost: FREE | Only vehicles will be admitted into the event site
Web: For more info and parking: VisitAddison.com/drivein
Dallas Arboretum Debuts Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” Exhibit
Let art and nature nurture you
The Dallas Arboretum presents its Summer of Sculpture festival featuring Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” exhibit. Enjoy this collection of 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures throughout the gardens. Johnson’s sculptures are of people performing familiar tasks that celebrate the great value in the ordinary, such as gardening, fishing, reading, and talking. Poses, gestures, and expressions are the defining elements of his work. The Dallas Arboretum has created modified and leisurely walking paths around the garden to make it easier to tour while social distancing. Guests can also enjoy respite in the Pecan Grove, the Jonsson Color Garden, and the Camp House Lawn. Advance online timed tickets required for entry to the Arboretum by calling the Arboretum or visiting the website. For more information about garden procedures, please see the Know Before You Go FAQ section.
Where: Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas
When: Through Tuesday, July 21
Cost: $10 – $15
With more than 2,000 incredible animals to discover, the Dallas Zoo is the place to be this summer. Be sure to swing by the Giants of the Savanna to meet baby giraffe, Kendi. And don’t forget to visit Kijani, their magnificent male lion. You won’t want to miss Keeper Chats and encounters throughout the day, where you will learn more about your favorite animals from the people who care for them. Check the “Today at the Zoo” sign at the entrance for the daily schedule. Protocols are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please note that all zoo guests, including members, must reserve tickets, parking, and online entry before visiting. Protective face coverings over the nose and mouth are required for all guests over age two to enter the restrooms. Masks are strongly encouraged in our outdoor areas. Please visit the website for more details.
Where: 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas
When: 9am to 5pm daily
Cost: Adults, $17, Kids, 3–11 | Seniors 65+, $14 | Children 2 and under, FREE.
Fort Worth Zoo
Talk to the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo! Be sure to see the new Lesser Flamingo chick and the other babies born in the last few months and enjoy all the fabulous fun attractions. Here are a few changes you need to be aware of before visiting. Reserve your tickets online – ticket booths will be closed. Reservations become available on the website three days before your visit. Choose the time block you want to enter and stay as long as you like. Print your reservations at home, or have the barcode on your mobile phone to scan. Members must show ID. A limited number of people admitted to the Zoo, restaurants, shops, and attractions at one time. Signage will remind guests of the importance of 6 feet social distancing, wearing masks, and handwashing. Markers on the ground and at exhibits will indicate social distancing placement. The Zoo is encouraging guests to wear masks, but it is not required. If you choose not to wear a mask, please pay special attention to social distancing. See the website for the most up-to-date information.
Where: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth
When: Sun. July 5 – Sun. Oct. 25, Daily, 10am – 5pm
Cost: Adults, 13+, $16 | Seniors, 65+, Kids, 3 – 12, $12 | Toddlers, FREE
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Enjoy a day with the animals
Take the whole family on a unique adventure. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an endangered species research and conservation center near Glen Rose, with more than 1,000 animals from 50 species. Feed a giraffe from your car, see Aoudads, Rhinos, and more. Fossil Rim has several significant changes to regular admissions and operating procedures. Self-drive tours are only available at this time. Face coverings are recommended when you exit your vehicle for any reason. Please know as part of the multiphase reopening plan, some park amenities are still closed.
Where: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose
When: Sun. – Sat., 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: All tickets to Fossil Rim must be purchased online before arriving at the facility at https://fossilrim.org/tickets/ | Adults: 12–61, $24.95 per person | Seniors: $19.95 | Kids: 3–11 FREE
Extra: When purchasing tickets, you will choose your desired day and two-hour arrival window. You may arrive anytime during your scheduled time and take as long as you like within Fossil Rim.
Web: For more details visit https://fossilrim.org/opening
The Frisco Fair Returns to the Frisco Fresh Market
18 days of fun!
You and your family will enjoy amazing rides, fabulous foods, and fun games. Purchase your tickets onsite for rides, games, and food. While you are at the fair, be sure to check out the international and local cuisine, and all of the wonderful vendors at the Frisco Fresh Market. The health and safety of guests is a top priority. Necessary precautions will be taken to keep the midway a safe and happy environment.
Where: Frisco Fresh Market | 9215 John W. Elliott Dr., Frisco
When: Thurs. July 9 – Sun. July 26 | Mon. – Thurs. & Sun. 5 – 10pm | Fri./Sat. 5 – 11pm
Cost: FREE admission | Pay to Play, Rides start at $3
Web: https://friscofreshmarket.com | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/friscofreshmarket
ENJOY A UNIQUE MOVIE EXPERIENCE
Do you miss going to the movies? A drive-in theater may be the perfect solution. For decades, drive-in theaters were all the rage for families to see the latest hits on the big screen. But their glow faded as traditional movie theaters took over the filmgoing landscape. Now they’re back, and you and your kids can experience a nostalgic blast from the past at two locations around Dallas/Fort Worth.
GALAXY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
To listen to the movie, you will tune into the radio (no hanging speaker on the window nowadays) from INSIDE your car. The concessions are closed, so feel free to bring your own candy and popcorn. Galaxy is showing single features at this time. Visit the website for more information on the new CDC protocols and feature films.
Where: 5301 I-45, Ennis
When: Mon. – Sun., 7pm
Cost: Adult, $8 | Kids $4 | Pets are invited to enjoy the show | Tickets purchased only at their box office
COYOTE DRIVE-IN THEATRE
The Coyote drive-in runs movies on four screens. They broadcast sound through their FM frequencies, so you will need to have a working car radio or boom box. During this recovery time, the films shown are single features. The concession stand is open, but you may order delivery to your car on their website.
Where: 223 NE 4th St., Fort Worth
When: Mon. – Sun., 5:30pm | 7pm
Cost: Adults, 12+, $7 | Kids, 5 – 11, $4 | Children 4 and under FREE | Pets are invited to enjoy the show | Tickets may be purchased online or at the entrance