DFW Restaurant Week is celebrating 25 years with four weeks of fantastic meals from the city’s most elite eateries. Enjoy expertly curated two- or three-course prix fixe menus from such faves as Al Biernats, Harper’s, La Stella Cucina, Nobu, Rye, Wits Steakhouse and more. Dine and donate—20% of the proceeds from each meal will benefit North Texas Food Bank and Lena Hope. Aug. 8-Sept. 4
Get back to nature at Autumn in the Arboretum. The Cool Thursday Concert series (from Sept. 1 to Oct. 27) is sure to be a hit as guests listen to top bands from across the country set against the sunset over White Rock Lake. Starting Sept. 18 until Halloween, visitors will be mesmerized by the 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash that make up the Bugtopia display—it comes alive with towering insect topiaries and bugged-out pumpkin houses. 8525 Garland Road
Everything is bigger and better in Texas, including the annual State Fair. This long-held tradition features a rodeo, live music and concerts, rides and games, art shows and cultural exhibits galore. The main attraction? The fabulous food creations that compete for a title, of course. Sept. 30-Oct.23, Fair Park, 1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd.
Treat your best friend to a party they will never forget. Puptopia Festival offers photo ops at the playground, a stunt dog show, the Canine Stars and the Pupformance agility course. After all the fun, stop by the K9 Lounge for some a tasty pick-me-up and the day at the Spaw with owner-led mutt massages guided by an expert dog masseuse. Oct. 15, 401 N. Harwood St.
Klyde Warren Park is celebrating its 10th birthday with a month full of festivities, including the annual Party in the Park fundraiser on Oct. 12. Put on your party hats for the park’s 10th Birthday Party Oct. 22 with live music and cake, of course.