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Moms in the Know: Your Guide to Dallas Family Events in October

Seeing pumpkin spice lattes on the Starbucks menu can only mean one thing… Fall is here. With no scorching heat, no tornado-like thunderstorms and evenings with just a touch of chill in the air, it’s the perfect season for outdoor fun in DFW. So, before you pull out your jeans and cozy sweaters, be sure to enjoy the wonderful weather while it lasts. Whether you’ll be going on a mission to find the perfect patch for pumpkins, scarecrows and farm fun, or if it’s hitting up the local hiking trails, just get out there and enjoy the exciting events we’ve found for the entire family!

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The Guide below is just a glimpse at some of the more interesting events happening around the city to help you plan your month of October 2016. We maintain a full calendar of events here and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you get a free calendar printable! It’s filled with cool events and awesome ideas on how to keep your tiny tots and school-aged kids entertained and ways to spend time as a family.

Looking for Fall/Halloween Activities in DFW?

Check out Pumpkins, Hayrides, & Carnivals: A Guide to Fall Activities in Dallas

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October 1 :: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a family cultural evening with games, face painting, piñatas, health screening, voter registration, music, and more at the Denton County Courthouse Square
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 :: It’ll be a fantastical, magical time! Join Dr. Seuss, the beloved children’s book character, in Seussical at Dallas Children’s Theater.

October 1, 8, 15, 22 :: The good news is, with the change in the weather, you won’t be sweating in your shorts during the Sunset Music Series in Grapevine. Grab your chair and your kids and head for the Grapevine Botanical Garden for a free outdoor music concert.

October 2 :: Mark the calendar for a free Kids Yoga Workshop at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Families can enjoy stretches, games, and yoga poses for all experience levels. 
October 7 :: Enjoy a storytime out in nature at the Heard Natural Science Museum! There’s puppets and sometimes live animals to enhance a storytime book reading experience for little ones! October 7 :: Atmos Energy presents bilingual story time fun for children ages 6 and under featuring music, movement, sing a song and crafts. Held at Bookmarks in Northpark Center.October 7 :: It’s Lone Star History Day! Go on a learning journey with Dallas Heritage Village. From different schools to dirt floors and prairies to wood and brick buildings of higher learning, visitors will be able to see how education has changed over time.October 10 :: Explore your child’s interest early with the Sci-Tech Discovery Center on Building with Biology day! Participate in activities and conversations while exploring the center. 

October 14 :: Fall Fly Days are here. Head to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum for car shows, and a chance to watch aircraft take to the skies over Addison. Take a Warbird Ride, and witness true firepower with the Sherman Tank. A fun family event.

October 15 :: Kids are such lucky ducks! They have all the fun and there’s more in store at the Lucky Duck Kids Club at Watters Creek in Allen. Join in on the family-friendly activity series designed for children ages two to six years old. The events include educational hands-on activities and will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the green. Families can register for Lucky Duck Kids Club at any of the free events.

October 14-15 :: There’s nothing like a good ol’ storytelling session and for two whole days, the Lone Star Storytelling Festival will be filled with concerts featuring nationally renowned professional tellers and the local Lone Star Student Storytellers.

October 15 :: An annual North Texas tradition, the 19th Annual Butterfly Flutterby celebrates those beautiful winged creatures and their migration patterns. This free events starts with a Costume Parade, and continues with family fun at the Grapevine Botanical Garden. Kids can participate in butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities. 

October 16 :: Touch-A-Truck, DFW is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with community vehicles, trucks, machinery, basically anything with wheels! The whole family will have the chance to meet the men and women who protect, serve, and build the DFW community. Look for a Kid zone, raffle prizes, community booths, and food trucks, too.

October 23 :: Haven’t hung out with Big Tex, yet? Well, better hurry to Fair Park because today’s the last day to enjoy the State Fair of Texas.

October 22,23 :: Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many. A live entertainment stage with local talent adds to the already festive environment, throw in an adventurous scavenger hunt for the kids, a one of a kind café and food vendors with delicious treats and you have an incredible weekend of ART, MUSIC & FUN!! See you on the trails!

October 29 :: Let the spooky happenings begin! The Downtown Wylie Merchants Association presents Boo on Ballard. It’s a safe alternative to trick-or-treating.

October 30 :: McKinney’s annual Scare on the Square has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters enjoying hayrides, treats and a safe, secure, family-fun Halloween event. Bring your little goblins and join us for shop-to-shop tricks and treats. 

October 30 :: Join Dallas Moms Blog for our Spooktacular 5th Birthday Bash at Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano! Enjoy costume contests, bouncers, photo booths, activities, face painters, and more! 

Do you want to know more family-friendly events happening around Dallas? Make sure to subscribe to the Dallas Moms Blog Newsletter and receive a FREE Printable calendar straight to your inbox each month with a new activity every day! 

Did we miss your favorite October event? Share with us in a Comment below.

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2 Responses to Moms in the Know: Your Guide to Dallas Family Events in October

  1. Diana September 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Thank you!

  2. Ashleigh October 17, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Yikes! The McKinney Scare on the Square is on Halloween, not the 30th. Thanks.

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