14 Epic Events to Get You Through Summer (& Most Are Free!)

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Get ready to fill up your month with loads of free and cheap things to do with your family this August! We’ve got family-friendly events around Dallas like story time, kids’ events at the Galleria, museum days and more. Scroll through for the best events around DFW for kids and families this month!

Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in August

Head to the Nasher Sculpture Garden
While the whole family is free the first Saturday of the month, kids ages 12 & under are always free. This hidden gem is right in the middle of the Arts District and offers a shady refuge from the summer sun. Event details. 

Enjoy Stories and Music with Miss Kimberly
Kids will love a full hour of stories and music at the park! Aug. 14, Aug 21 & Aug 28th. Event details.

Go Back in Time at Old City Park
Dallas Heritage Museum has a new name and now offers free admission Thurs. – Sun. to regular guests. As Dallas’ first park, visitors can take a walk through the past by visiting historic landmarks and learning about blacksmithing. Event details.

Enjoy Showtime Saturdays at the Galleria
Gather at Play Place to enjoy a performance by The Ramazinis, a local circus act. Aug. 6, 11:30 am. Event details

Cool off at the Summer Splash Bash in Grapevine
There will be plenty of water for little ones to enjoy at this fun event in Peace Plaza. This event is worth the heat with a waterslide, DJ, and yummy eats from Harvest Hall! Sun. Aug 7th. Event details.

Get Funky at Vitruvian Nights Live
The last free concert of the summer happening at Vitruvian Park takes place on Aug. 11. Get your disco groove on! Event details.

Travel the rails at the Interurban Railway Museum
Admission to this museum in downtown Plano is always free, so take your train-obsessed kid for a fun morning or afternoon of model trains, 360-degree experiences and the chance to learn about the history of Texas railways. Event details.

Take a hike at the Trinity River Audobon Society
While admission is not free, it’s very affordable, and the guided hikes and bird walks offered on the second and third Saturday of every month are worth every penny. Second and Third Saturday. Event details

Visit the Dallas Farmers Market
You can pick up produce from local farmers, enjoy delicious bites from the food hall, let the kids explore Mama Ida’s teaching garden. Event details.

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For more virtual fun every day of the week, head to our virtual events calendar. You'll find dance classes, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, drawing classes and MORE! Event details

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