5+ Fun Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

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We’re almost at the end of the month and it seems like it’s been a long one, but have you been keeping up with your New Year “intentions?”

Knowledge, Celebrating, Empowering, and Inspiring are a few things we’re looking forward to all of 2021 and we promise to keep these intentions going!

This week in DFW we’re becoming Knowledgeable by attending events like HAuNTcon 2021 where you’ll get the ins and outs of everything Halloween, it’s never too early to be prepared! Plus we’re Celebrating local businesses at the Dallas Farmers Market Drink Dash by showing our support and helping the local economy. Yes, there’s adult drinks involved. It’s a win/win for us!

Keep scrolling to learn about these events and more! A brand new week means tons of fun Things to Do in Dallas that the whole family can enjoy!

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1. Dallas Farmers Market Drink Dash

Farmers Market but make it super adult friendly by throwing in cocktails, yes please! Let’s ring in the New Year with the Dallas Farmers Market and it’s Drink Dash that’ll be out of this world tasty. For just $20 you’ll be able to enjoy specialty drinks, yummy bites, and take home the engraved DFM glass! 

You’ll be able to stop by any of these participating local businesses to toast and sip to 2021!

Harvest Lofts’ Retail
The Market Shops
Ka-Tip Thai Street FoodRex’s Seafood
K.A. ClassicsTaqueria La Ventana
Whiski DesignsMarket Provisions Co.
Simply IrresistibleScardello Artisan Cheese
Nikki Smith DesignsDoc Popcorn
Folklore & Tradition Artisan Boutique The 2nd Tap
Eden Hill VineyardNammi & Bullzerk

Also participating, Hurdy Gurdy stationed right next to The Market.

Side note: There will also be a scavenger hunt that’ll give you the opportunity to win gift cards and cool prizes! 

Reminder that everyone in attendance MUST wear a mask and practice social distancing with maintaining 6ft apart from other groups. All the drinks will be served in closed containers and you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets to this event. Cheers!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 22 | 5PM–8PM
📍 920 South Harwood Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201

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We’re celebrating the New Year AND Catrinas with a spectacular multicultural event presented by Ramblers Media Production. 

Catrinas are typically celebrated in November for the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, but most of us can agree that our passed loved ones should be celebrated everyday! Which is what R.M.P. is accomplishing with Catrina The Event!

What to expect:

  • Face painting for everyone!
  • Live body painting, can’t wait to see those skills!
  • Live music to celebrate you & your passed loved ones.
  • Delicious food & drinks.
  • Super fun PhotoBooth for all your selfies!
  • Vendors providing you with one of a kind pieces from jewelry to dazzling art.
  • A contest so you can show off your costumes and amazing makeup skills!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 23 | 6PM–1AM
📍 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas, Texas, 75215

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3. Dallas Black Girl Magic Museum

Uplifting and inspiring women AND girls is what The Black Girl Magic Museum is all about!

With over 8 interactive rooms to take your insta worthy photos, you’re sure to walk out of the museum feeling empowered!

These are just a few of the rooms available to create magic in.

  • Melanin Boxes
  • Black Girl Magic Room
  • Melanin Room
  • Say Her Name Room
  • I Am Not My Hair

At the moment due to COVID-19 there is a limit of 25 guests per hour in the museum. Masks need to be worn unless actively taking photos and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the museum.

Event Details
🗓 Jan 23 | 10AM–5PM
📍 2620 Gus Thomasson Rd, Mesquite, Texas, 75150

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4. HAuNTcon 2021

In these neck of the woods we start prepping for spooky season months in advance and we do it right by attending HAuNTcon! Where they suggest and provide you with “game-changing new products, ideas and concepts.”

You can expect:

  • Educational speakers providing you with info such as Haunted House Marketing/Business Plans to Prop building/set designs.
  • Fashion/Costume shows & Product previews
  • Hands on workshops where you’ll get to create creepy masks, eyeballs, and sooo much more!
  • Vendors providing you with the latest and greatest spookiest props out there!

If you love everything Halloween and are pro-hauters and even haunt actors then HAuNTcon is for you and it’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 22 | 8AM–5PM
📍 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas | 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202

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5. Eataly Dallas January Virtual Classes

Daydreaming of Italy and its mouthwatering pizza and pasta on the regular, but due to COVID-19 your traveling restrictions have been limited? Don’t worry and turn that frown upside down because Eataly Dallas is bringing the taste of Italy right to your home with virtual cooking classes!

What you’ll learn in the virtual hands on class.

  • Know the ins and outs of everything pasta, focusing on the Southern knowledge of it.
  • You’ll learn why and how pasta shapes are paired to different pasta sauces. 
  • Prepare pasta from scratch and work their dough to create different pasta shapes. 

To go along with the virtual class, you will receive a cooking kit. The kit will include high-quality Italian flour, housemade dough, and Eataly pasta with the perfect sauce that you’ll be able to pair to make your own fresh pasta at home!

At the end of this experience you’ll get to reward yourself and enjoy a delicious AND homemade pasta dish. Plus, you’ll have the recipe so that you can create this masterpiece for years to come!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 23 | 5:30PM–6:30PM
📍 Virtually Anywhere

Before You Go...

Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there are still plenty of things to do in Dallas that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time. 

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Dallas check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Dallas team adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook!
Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!