What To Do in Dallas This September

Maddy Beveridge and Christina Walker | September 4, 2019 | Lifestyle

Sixteen things to do to kick off fall this September in Dallas!


Enjoy a bird’s-eye view while riding the beloved swings at the State Fair of Texas, set to run 9/27-10/20.

Labor Day at Klyde Warren Park
Cool off this Labor Day weekend at Klyde Warren Park. Enjoy a wide array of culinary treats and listen to live music. Bring your family and take part in a plethora of activities and lawn games. klydewarrenpark.org

John Mayer
Indulge in soulful sounds by crooner John Mayer at the American Airlines Center. Spend the evening listening to hits like “New Light” and
“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.” 7:30pm VIP experiences available via LaneOne, American Airlines Center, americanairlinescenter.com

Dallas Chocolate Festival
The Dallas Chocolate Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary of decadent success. The event is perfect for all chocolate lovers and involves a weekend full of delicious demos, chocolate-making classes and tastings. dallaschocolate.org


Cowboys vs. Giants
Cheer on America’s Team as they take on the New York Giants at their first game of the regular season. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere of the crowd or enjoy VIP treatment in the best seats of the game at one of the private luxury suites. 3:25pm, AT&T Stadium, dallascowboys.‌com

Dallas Heart Walk
Have fun while supporting the American Heart Association at the annual Dallas Heart Walk, which aims to raise $6.4 million to fund lifesaving research into heart disease and stroke. The 5K noncompetitive walk begins at the base of Reunion Tower, with healthy snacks and water provided along the route. 8:30am, Reunion Tower, www2.heart.org

The Purple Madness
During its Cool Thursdays Concert Series, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will host America’s No. 1 Prince Experience Band, The Purple Madness, for an exciting Prince tribute concert at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Sing along to your favorite songs and grab a bite at the on-site food trucks such as BellaTrino Pizzeria and Ruthie’s Rolling Café. 7pm, tickets from $35 for nonmembers and from $25 for members, The Dallas Arboretum, dallasarboretum.org

North Texas Food Bank Presents Harvest
Attend the sixth annual HARVEST benefiting North Texas Food Bank’s mission to help end food insecurity in the Dallas community. The evening will consist of an auction, bites made by some of the city’s top chefs and tunes by DJ Lucy Wrubel. 7pm, tickets from $200, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, ntfb.org

Crossroads Guitar Festival
Crossroads Guitar Festival by Eric Clapton brings together some of the world’s best artists for an unforgettable concert benefiting the Crossroads Centre Antigua, an addiction treatment and education facility founded by Clapton. Next to the arena, the Guitar Center Festival Village at Victory Park will feature interactive exhibits for guitar pros to play new and classic products from Ernie Ball, Fender and more. Luxury experiences starting at $242, American Airlines Center, crossroadsguitarfestival.com


Greek Food Festival of Dallas
Join the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for a weekend of Greece-inspired food, music, dancing and shopping. Try the various authentic delicacies at The Kouzina or dance to the energetic music along with the traditional Greek folk dancers. Get ready for some plate smashing! Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, greekfestivalofdallas.com

A Night to Remember Benefiting CitySquare
Laugh the night away at poverty-fighting organization CitySquare’s annual A Night to Remember. This year’s hilarious headliners are none other than comedic legends Steve Martin and Martin Short. The duo will be performing their roadshow, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t. You’ll be chuckling for weeks! 7pm, tickets from $100, Winspear Opera House, citysquare.org

SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball
A nod to the unbreakable bond between people and their pets, the SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball is the perfect opportunity to raise money to save, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of animals in the DFW area. This year’s black-tie gala marks 81 years of the charter. Guests can dance the night away while helping out their furry friends. 6:30pm, tickets from $300, Hyatt Regency Dallas, furballdallas.com

SMU Tate Lecture Series: General James Mattis With David Gergen
Join veteran and former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis at the 38th season of the Tate Lecture Series for a stimulating conversation on national affairs with political commentator David Gergen. 8pm, SMU campus, smu.edu/tateseries


John Mayer will rock the stage 9/5 at American Airlines Center.

State Fair of Texas
This annual Texas tradition will once again bring the whole state together for three weeks of food, games and entertainment. Listen to live music performances, including 14 headliner concerts; visit the midway for over 70 thrilling rides; or have some family fun at the Big Tex’s Farmyard. Season passes from $45, Fair Park, bigtex.com

Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase
The Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase will return for the third year of its annual lavish lifestyle and auto show featuring live entertainment, delicious food from over 20 restaurants, an elite fashion show presented by Highland Park Village and luxury high-performance vehicles. Don’t forget to wear Concours attire with fabulous hats for the Haute Hat contest judged by Shane Walker. 10am, VIP Lounge tickets $100, Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas, Irving, luxurysupercarshowcase.com

Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show
Join Equest for its annual auxiliary luncheon and style show. This special afternoon is perfect for fashionistas and philanthropists. Sip on Champagne and catch up on the latest trends while supporting the life-changing mission of Equest to help those with special needs through equine therapy programs. 10:30am, tickets from $300, Brook Hollow Country Club, equest.org

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