Juliette DC – Guest Contributor
Jun 22 @ 9:06 am
Celebrate Independence Day at the Dallas Arboretum

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218

Dallas Arboretum Welcomes Community to Celebrate Independence Day July 2 to 4

July Admission is $5

 

Visitors and locals are invited to celebrate the fourth of July weekend at the Dallas Arboretum with $5 admission for those two years old and up. From July 2 to 4, the garden also offers free entrance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with paid garden admission, thanks to free Kelley Family Days and the family underwriting the cost. In addition to local artists’ murals, activities include a  family fun weekend with hot dogs, sweet treats, concerts on the lawn and plenty of fun for everyone. 

Summer at the Arboretum continues through August 14 with music, food, custom mural art and family fun in the 66-acre Dallas Garden. A highlight, carried over from Dallas Blooms, includes a massive pair of 13-foot-tall floral peacocks featuring ornately planted tails measuring more than 36 feet across.  Summertime can be hot, but there are shaded spaces for everyone to cool off and enjoy the wonders of nature.

Family Fun Weekends provide fun for the whole family: Country Critters Petting Zoo and face painting and family keepsake photos. Gil’s Elegant Catering offers $4 brownie sundaes, $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café all weekend.

 

WHEN:July 2-4, 2022

WHERE:Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218

 

Main Garden: 

Saturday, July 2 

Faces of Dallas and The Village Oak Cliff Exhibition 

Now through July 24, Open Daily • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – DeGolyer House.

Documentarian and photographer, Don Tortellini, combines immersive photography with raw storytelling to create a fine art experience through his alluring photographs. Two bodies of work are on display: Faces of Dallas, where he humanizes and contextualizes the homeless experience in Dallas through photography; and The Village, a photo series preserving the people, culture and history of an underserved and often underrepresented community. Proceeds go directly to philanthropic causes of his choice.

 

10:30 a.m. Dallas Zoo Animals – Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Join favorites from the Dallas Zoo for a 45-minute presentation as they bring out 5-7 ambassador animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals.

 

10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Live music with Paul Salvie, accordionist - Pecan Grove 

Bring the family and enjoy a brunch picnic in the Pecan Grove! Lush turf, ample shade, picnic tables and a gazebo with live music. 

 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Country Critters Petting Zoo and face painting – DeGolyer Crossroads 

 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bird Décor with Vanessa Camara Designs – Main Entry Plaza  

Visit local Dallas designer Vanessa Camara as she will be selling her hand painted bird items including painted wooden bird earrings, wooden eggs and wooden bird houses.

 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family keepsake photos provided by the Dallas Arboretum Volunteer Advisory Board with donations to the Dallas Arboretum volunteers.

 

12-2 p.m. Window to the Wild – Jonsson Color Garden

Join Window to the Wild for a 2-hour outdoor meet and greet with birds and trainers. Get up close and learn all about beautiful Birds of Prey.

 

12-2 p.m. Hands-On Pasta with Eataly presents a hands-on-pasta making class. Guests cook their own pasta dish with the guidance of their La Scuola chef, then enjoy the meal and dessert that is perfectly paired glass of Italian wine. 

Adult member $95 • Adult guest $105

 

12-2 p.m. Live music with Brad Hanson – Jeanne’s Pavilion

Located in the perfect picnic area, guests can enjoy live music and stay cool in the summer shade.

 

12-2 p.m. Live music with Buttermilk Junction – DeGolyer Pergola

 

2-4 p.m.  Missing 3, Top 40 Rock – Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

 

2-4 p.m.  Laurie Gabriel, cellist– Val Late Garden of Memories

 

Sunday, July 3 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Country Critters Petting Zoo and face painting

 

10:30 a.m. Window to the Wild Bird Show – Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

 

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Live Music with Dave Garrison, guitarist– Pecan Grove 

Bring the family, and enjoy a brunch picnic in the Pecan Grove! Lush turf, ample shade, picnic tables and a gazebo with live music. 

 

12-2 p.m. Live piano music withRebecca Cordes– Jeanne’s Pavilion

Join us for our favorite local acts playing piano at Jeanne’s Pavilion throughout the summer. Located in the perfect picnic area, you can enjoy live music and stay cool in the summer shade!

 

2-4 p.m.  Jeong Hoon Lee, flutist – Val Late Garden of Memories

 

2-4 p.m.  Hidden Hangar Vineyards & Winery, wine tasting – Three Sisters Overlook

 

2-4 p.m.  New Horizons, Classic Rock, R&B and Blues – Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

 

Monday, July 4

 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Country Critters Petting Zoo and face painting – DeGolyer Crossroads 

 

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Emily Guerrero, violinist – Pecan Grove 

 

10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  Lucas Miller, singing zoologist – DeGolyer Steps

 

11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Family keepsake photos provided by the Dallas Arboretum Volunteer Advisory Board with donations to the Dallas Arboretum volunteers

 

2-4 p.m. Groovadelix, Classic Hits – Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

 

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: 

Explore this award-winning eight-acre scientific garden where science and fun become one with its own STEM-related programming. The garden also offers free entrance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden from July 2 to 4 with paid garden admission, thanks to the Kelley family’s generous donation of underwriting the cost. 

 

Daily Programs

Walne Family Discovery Lab Exploration Center Daily • 11am, 1pm, 3pm 

OmniGlobe Exploration Center Daily • 11:30am OmniOutlook Daily • 2:30pm 

Puppet Story Time, The Glade Weekdays • 10:30am

Puppet Show, The Glade Weekends • 10:30am

 

STEM Stops

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12pm Texas Native Wetlands 

1:30pm Exploration Center Plaza 

3:30pm Exploration Center Plaza

 

July 2-4

10 a.m. -2 p.m.  Story Time with Eddie the Eagle and More - Habitats Eagle Nest 

 

For more information on the Children’s Adventure Garden, visit here

 

TICKETS:

Advanced timed tickets are required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/. Visit dallasarboretum.org or social media sites for the latest information.  

 

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 garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is $11 purchased online.  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, Channel 8 is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.  Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615.