As the Dallas-Fort Worth area prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, be sure to check out some of the weekend events before Independence Day.
Downtown Dallas Art, Architecture & History Tour – July 1
The walking tour on Saturday morning will allow visitors to explore the city’s history, art, and architecture. Notable stops will include the AT&T Discovery District, Tony Tasset’s Giant Eyeball Sculpture, and the Historic Majestic Theatre. Participants will also be able to admire Philip Johnson’s Thanks-Giving Square & Chapel, Robert Wyland’s Whaling Wall Mural, various historic markers, remarkable buildings, and public artworks.
An optional luncheon will be held at the AT&T Exchange (Food) Hall afterward. Robert Kelleman will guide the moderate 2-mile walk, with plenty of photo breaks.
Parking will be available to those who arrive early enough. An optional pre-event social breakfast at the Flying Horse Café begins at 8:45 a.m. The walking tour will begin from there at 9:15 a.m.
More information about the tour can be found here.
Dallas Mimosa Walk – July 1
This weekend the third annual Dallas Mimosa Walk will take place in Deep Ellum. The “sip and shop” event is a self-guided tour of everything Deep Ellum has to offer. Eventgoers will receive a mimosa glass, wristband, and map to find the different venues serving samplings of mimosas.
Attendees will have plenty to do as there are plenty of shops that showcase the many works of local artists and vendors. Guests will also have plenty to eat as Deep Ellum has a variety of restaurants to enjoy.
The event begins at noon and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the event begin at $40.
More information about the event can be found here.
Klyde Warren Park Independence Day Celebration – July 1
Klyde Warren Park will host an Independence Day event Saturday night. What better way for Dallas residents to celebrate the origins of the United States than to celebrate as one big family enjoying good food, a family-friendly atmosphere, and fireworks?
Attendees will be able to enjoy summer treats, food from a variety of food trucks, fun outdoor games, and live music from Angel White and Prophets and Outlaws. The fireworks display will be synced to a curated playlist by Dallas native and fan-favorite DJ Lucy.
The event is free, and seating is first come, first served. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m.
More information about the Klyde Warren Park Independence Day Celebration can be found here.
Dallas Museum of Art – FREE American Art Guided Tour – July 2
The Dallas Museum of Art is offering a free American Art guided tour on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The event will showcase artworks from John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Frederic Church, and Winslow Homer, along with many others. Over 24,000 objects dating from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the present day comprise the museum’s collection.
There is metered street parking in the area, but if eventgoers wish to use the Dallas Museum of Art parking garage, it will cost $15.
Attendees can meet in the Hamon Atrium (near the museum’s north entrance) under the Dale Chihuly sculptures. More information about the event can be found here.