By Sidney Murillo
Do you cringe at the sound of holiday music? Does pumpkin spice everything leave a bitter taste in your mouth? Do you consider yourself a summer person? Well, look no further! We have compiled the perfect list of events to end your summer and help ease you into fall.
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Dallas TX 75201
Located near the heart of Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is bursting at the seams with hip eateries, fitness classes, a great children’s play area and live music.A common sight at the park is the assortment of food trucks lined up around the park. Challenge a friend at ping-pong at the activities area where all you have to pay is a glance of your ID. Weekends are pretty busy, so plan your day at Klyde Warren park early.
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
The DMA hosts an event called Late Nights at the museum. Every third Friday of the month, at 6 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art throws a variety of free activities including live jazz in the main atrium, and interactive art studio where you and your children can create original masterpieces. If you just feel like wandering the museum and checking out all the art, it closes at midnight. The next Late Night at the DMA is October 17 at 6 p.m.
2724 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Night life entertainment can be overwhelming. Trying to plan an outing or happy hour by the popular drink specials can leave you circling parking lots for hours. And nobody has time for that.Well, Wits End created a little tradition where every Tuesday, an improv group called CoLab plays a mix of experimental neo-soul, experimental hip-hop and spoken work. And since this is called “Free Music Tuesdays” there is no ticket booth lines or cover charges.
5624 Sears St., Dallas, TX 75206
Bring your friends and family down to this shabby-chic outdoor-patio bar and restaurant. You can choose from multiple food trucks parked in the back daily or the cheese steaks made to order. The Truck Yard also has a ice cream from Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams, offering frozen bananas, floats and Rice Krispies Treat ice cream sandwiches. The open patio is dog-friendly, so go ahead and bring your furry friends to enjoy canine safe ice cream and complimentary water bowls.
Steel City Pop
2012 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
If you’re a local, you’ll know that you’re going to need a lot more than a simple snow cone to deal with brutal Texas summers. There’s nothing wrong with a classic cherry cone, but since Steel City Pop opened in May, there isn’t better option to satisfy your sweet tooth. There are two categories of ice pops: a fruity option and a creamy option. Water-based fruity options include non-traditional flavors such as pineapple-jalapeno, cucumber-lime and sweet tea. While the milk-based creamy comes in options flavors like avocado, buttermilk and peanut butter.