Things are heating up in Dallas – Fort Worth this Summer. When the temperatures begin to hit triple digits on a regular basis — and air conditioning bills start to rise — it’s always nice to have a plan to at least keep your after-work-activities on the cheap side. Whether you’re traveling to Dallas – Fort Worth for work, pleasure, or maybe just taking a little staycation to relax with the family, we’ve got our boots on the ground with this list of free activities in Dallas – Fort Worth this summer. There’s a little something for everyone, too!
Where To Cool Down in Downtown Dallas
Adolphus Pool — The Hotel Adolphus (1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202)
This gorgeous rooftop pool overlooks Downtown Dallas, has a full bar and is surrounded by private cabanas. Great place to hang out with friends and sip on refreshing craft cocktails!
Deck Open Daily — 6am- 12am
Waterproof — The Statler (1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201)
On the 19th floor of the historic Statler, Waterproof has both a rooftop day lounge and a pool side club that makes it an ideal spot to relax no matter the time of day.
Weekdays, 10am-12am; Weekends, 10am- 2am
Where To Shop Local in Dallas – Fort Worth
Farmers Market @ The Shed — Dallas Farmers Market (920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201)
If you’re looking to have great time with your family, the Dallas Farmers Market is the place to be! Promoting a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, the Dallas Farmers Market features many Dallas merchants, vendors and craftsmen.
Monday, Thursday, Friday — 10am- 3pm (Summer Hours); Saturdays — 9am- 5pm; Sundays — 10am- 5pm
Traders Village Dallas/Fort Worth — Grand Prairie (2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052)
Traders Village Dallas/Fort Worth is a bargain hunter’s paradise spread over a 100 acres. This wonderland has shopping, food vendors and also an RV park. Admission is free and only $4 for parking.
Saturdays & Sundays — 10am- 5pm
Cowtown Farmers Market — Forth Worth (3821 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76116)
Spend your Saturday mornings shopping at Cowtown Farmers Market. This local Fort Worth farmers market helps you find local, organic, farm-fresh food, all grown and produced within 150 miles of Cowtown.
Saturdays — 8am- 12pm
Where To Experience The Great Outdoors In Dallas
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve — Audubon Dallas (7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249)
A little slice of hiking heaven just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas. Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native wildlife and butterfly gardens. At an elevation of 755 feet, you can pick between easy to moderate trails that make a solid Sunday morning workout.
Tuesdays- Sundays — 6:30am- Dusk (closed Mondays)
Enjoy 121 rolling acres of woodlands & wildflower meadows, with 8 miles of trails. Bring your bike out here any time of week for a quick escape into nature.
Mondays- Sundays – Sunrise- Sunset
Trinity River Audubon Center — Trinity Forest (6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way)
Trinity River Audubon Center serves a truly unique nature experience as it allows visitors to explore the Great Trinity Forest along with miles of nature viewing trails, the Children’s Discovery Garden, and sustainable building features. It’s a great place to learn more about the diverse community of plant and animal species that make up the Great Trinity Forest.
Monday through Friday 9am – 4pm
Where To Break A Sweat For Free In Dallas – Fort Worth
DFW Free Day of Yoga — Various Locations
DFW Free Day of Yoga not only provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance your practice, but is also a non profit organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
Various Times And Dates; Check Facebook Page for More Info
Free Soccer Youth Soccer Clinics — Moore Park (1900 East 8th Street, Dallas, TX 75203)
Trinity River Corridor invites all children ages 6-12 to participate in their free Youth Soccer Clinics this summer. All clinics will be conducted by experienced soccer coaches.
Various Times And Dates in August; Check EventBrite Page For More Info
Where To Catch A Free Movie In Downtown Dallas
Summer Movie Series — Klyde Warren Park (2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201)
Grab a space on the lawn, enjoy a food truck picnic and enjoy fun flicks at Klyde Warren Park!
Every Saturday in July & August — 8:30pm- 10:30pm