Fathers who love the outdoors will want their families to take them to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and 21 when they can enjoy a garden they don’t have to tend. Weekend events include a concert, children’s activities, crafts, a picnic on the lawn and more.
Father’s Day Weekend Concert
Multilingual Balladeer Frank Obregon on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
Saturday, June 20, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Enjoy an eclectic spectrum of music from Tony Bennett to Nat King Cole, and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sinatra. Relax with dad (on a lawn he doesn’t tend!), sip his favorite beverage, have a picnic and maybe take a twirl around the stage!
Sunday, June 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
Children, grandchildren and their dads and granddads are invited to the Children’s Adventure Garden for a craft activity—constructing and painting flower pots and bird houses—hosted by Home Depot. First come, first served. Dads and their children can explore the eight-acre scientific garden with more than 150 interactive exhibits in 17 galleries. Check the website for daily activities, such as labs and tours of various galleries.
Sunday, June 21, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Bring the superman in the family to the Arboretum to enjoy classic superhero cartoons shown in the air-conditioned comfort of Rosine Hall. On Father’s Day, Rosine is open for a come-and-go, blankets welcome viewing of vintage cartoons that can be enjoyed by the young and young-at-heart. Each short is approximately 10 minutes. There is no additional cost with paid entry to the garden, and popcorn and snacks are available onsite.
Topiary Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist
Summer at the Arboretum continues with four 12-foot-tall topiary houses covered with flowers. Each house features a fairy tale with a Texas twist. There is also a chuck wagon, two life-size topiary horses, two large longhorn cattle with real horns and a 15-foot-tall Texas Star.
Mary Brinegar, president and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum, said, “We’re inviting all families to bring Dad and Granddad out to the garden to celebrate their special day. Pack a picnic, and treat him like a king.”
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular general admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org