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Things to do for Memorial Day Weekend in DFW

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By Joi Louviere

May 16, 2024

Whether you’re looking for something free or something for the whole family, DFW offers many options for your Memorial Day Weekend. Check out these events happening in the area during the long weekend. 

 

Free

 

The Boho Market 

Sunday, May 26 – 28, 11-3 p.m.

Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas

“The Boho Market is the largest artisan market in Texas, carrying out 50+ events each year with 3,000+ small businesses. We bring one-of-a-kind goods from local small businesses to venues in 15 (and counting) cities across the state.”

Memorial Day 5K

Monday May 27, 7 a.m.

Trinity Park Pavilion # 1, 2300 West 7th Street Fort Worth

Join area runners/walkers to run/walk in memory of servicemen and servicewomen. Awards for Overall male & female, Masters male & female and Top 3 for each 5-year age group. ChronoTrack B-Tag timing provided by Run-Time Racing Services and refreshments to follow the race.

Happily Ever Sip & Shop Vendor Market

Sunday, May 26th, 12-5 p.m. 

Community Beer Co. 3110 Commonwealth Dr, Dallas

Free for all ages, you’ll find 35+ local vendors to shop, unique finds, lawn games and more.

 

Family

 

Memorial Day Party

Monday May 27, 4-9 p.m.

AT&T Discover Discovery District

Make your way to the AT&T Discover Discovery District with your little ones, reveling in summer fun for this Memorial Day weekend. Special activities include outdoor lawn games, sweet slushies, and bouncy houses. Make a picnic on the grassy lawn area while watching “Jumanji” on the park’s big screen in the evening.

National Polka Festival

May 24 – May 26

All Day

Ennis, Various venues

“The National Polka Festival is an annual parade and festival held in Ennis, Texas celebrating the Czech heritage in the city. 

DallasCarry the Load Dallas Memorial March

Sunday May 26, 12-7:30 p.m.

Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas

March with your families and friends to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Dallas Memorial March is their flagship event and is a two-day embodiment of their mission to educate communities on how to respectfully observe Memorial Day.

Carne Asada Fest

Sunday May 26, 2-11 p.m.

Gilly’s Dallas, 1135 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas

This festival claims to be the biggest Latin Music and Food Festival with over 25 of the authentic street food vendors. 

 

Music 

 

Twogether Land

May 25 – 26, All day

Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave, Dallas

Vibe to live performances of iconic talents such as Lil Wayne, Latto, and Jeezy in Fair Park. Twogether Land unites music lovers of all interests. In addition, the festival will feature more than 30 local food vendors, an art expo, a trivia session, and more.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert at Flag Pole Hill

Monday May 27, 8:15 p.m.

“The DSO’s annual summer concert series is back again this Memorial Weekend! Pack a picnic while you enjoy patriotic tunes and a wonderful fireworks display for a fun family-friendly night out. The concert is free to attend.”

Dallasites101 Silent Disco 

Friday, May 24, 8- 11 p.m. 

Ginsburg Family Great Lawn, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas

“There’s truly no party like a silent disco! Come dance under the stars with us on Friday, March 15th from 8-11pm at Klyde Warren Park, presented by C4 Energy! Enjoy electrifying music from a local DJ + playlists on your own personal headset, while we dance to the beat together!”

Kirk Franklin Presents Exodus Festival 2024 

May 25- 26, All day

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Kirk Franklin is once again hosting and headlining this gospel music and culture event, spotlighting the genre’s superstars. The festival previously took place in 2018, 2019 and 2023.



  • Joi Louviere

    Joi Louviere is the community editor for Courier DFW. She’s a seventh generation Texan and world traveler, passionate about college access, DIY projects and trying out all the coffee shops in Dallas.

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