Special Events

  1. Pumpkins on the Plaza

    Join us at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, October 22, from 4 - 8pm for a FREE, family-friendly Halloween carnival and Glow Party on the Plaza. The fun begins at 4 pm with a costume contest for kids and pets. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting, story time, arts and crafts, interactive games, music, entertainment, food trucks and much more.Stick around, once the sun goes down get your groove on, as we host a Glow Party. New this year, enjoy a dance party on the Plaza complete with glow sticks from 7 - 8 pm. Bring the whole family. All are welcome to this free event.

  2. Holiday Delights

    You are invited to Holiday Delights, a free holiday festival and market that marks the beginning of a full season of holiday events at Fair Park. It’s happening Thurs, Dec.3, 6-10 pm Enjoy the lighting of the tree, carolers, arts & crafts, carriage & train rides, a reindeer petting area and photos with Santa. New this year, enjoy snow hill, complete with a snow baseball field. Also enjoy hayrides and Annabelle’s Petting Zoofari! The festivities continues Dec.4-6. Thurs., 12/3 6-8 pm Santa Photos & Reindeer Corral 6-9 pm Hayrides, Snow Hill/Baseball, Toy Factory Crafts & Market Place 6:30 pm Tree Lighting 8:00 pm Vocalists Denise Lee & Friends Christmas Show Fri., 12/4 3-9 pm Holiday Festival & Market 4-8 pm Santa Photos, Reindeer Corral &Annabelle’s Petting Zoofari Sat., 12/5 10 am - 5 pm Holiday Festival & Market 11 am - 4 pm Santa Photos Hayrides & Reindeer Corral Sun., 12/6 12-5 pm Holiday Festival & Market

  3. Deck the City Hall

    City Hall Plaza is getting all decked out for the holiday and you're invited! Deck the City Hall is a free, family-friendly holiday festival at City Hall Plaza. It’s all happening Saturday, December 19 from 12-5 p.m. Enjoy music, food trucks, train and carriage rides and photos with Santa. Kids, be sure to visit Santa’s Letter Writing Workshop and don’t miss your chance to ice skate on the Plaza.

  4. Spring Break at Fair Park

    Parents, are you staying in town for Spring Break? Bring your kids to Fair Park for FREE Spring Break activities. It all begins Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration is required for some activities and it’s first come first served so register today!

  5. Easter Egg Hunt

    Kids are invited to a free citywide Easter Egg Hunt. The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department is hosting 42 simultaneous Easter Egg hunts at each recreation center around town. It all gets underway Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. – noon, with each egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, kids ages 12 and under can enjoy free family friendly activities, arts and crafts, and a special visit by Mr. Peter Cottontail. Kids don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets!