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The Best Free Things to Do in Deep Ellum

  • March 07, 2023
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Explore Deep Ellum!✨

Are you looking for some fun activities but don’t feel like spending a bunch of money? Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time. Today we want to share some of the best free things to do in Deep Ellum with you. From a mural tour, beach volleyball, markets, and more, get ready to have some fun!

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Mural Tour 🎨

One of the top free things to do in Deep Ellum is going on a mural tour. There are so many amazing art pieces all throughout Deep Ellum. Tons of these great murals are Instagram-worthy moments. A lot of the popular murals are located around Main and Elm Street, but you’ll also find a lot of Commerce Street and Malcom X Boulevard. It’s such a fun activity, especially during the spring time.

Outdoor Market ✨

📷 Jeelook | @jeelook.usa

Another one the best free things to do in Deep Ellum is visiting the Outdoor Market on Saturdays. Located on North Crowdus, this market is perfect for a weekend stroll. From jewelry makers, boutiques, woodworkers, candle makers, home good designers, artists, and more, there is such a huge variety of local vendors to browse through. It’s such a fun vibe and you’ll always get to listen to live music from local artists.

Hours & Location

Saturday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Sandbar Cantina and Grill 🏐

Welcome to Beach Ellum! If you’re looking for more free and fun things to do in Deep Ellum, head over to Sandbar Cantina and engage in a friendly competition of beach volleyball. Their sand volleyball courts are open to free play and are home to many events throughout the year. Join one of the many volleyball leagues in the city and meet up with your team every week.

Hours & Location

Monday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 Sandbar Cantina

Bark Park Central 🐶

Take your dog on a fun adventure to Bark Park Central. This urban dog park is located in the heart of Deep Ellum below the freeway. The whole park is covered in fun doggie art and you’ll get to enjoy beautiful views of downtown while watching your furry friend play. This 1.2 acre off-leash dog park is the perfect spot to enjoy free things to do in Deep Ellum, and the warmer temperatures. Best of all, is completely free.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–11:00pm

📍 Bark Park Central

Robot Sculptures 🤖

Looking for some more free things to do in Deep Ellum? The Traveling Man or also known as the robot sculptures are three giant robots made by artist Brad Oldham that a welcoming visitors to the Deep Ellum neighborhood. You’ll find all three of the metal sculptures close to the DART station. The sculptures make for some great photo moments, and you can include the many birds who like to hang around the area!

Dallas Comedy Club 😂

📷 Dallas Comedy Club | @dallascomedyclub

Need a good laugh? The Dallas Comedy Club is a super fun entertainment venue in the heart of Deep Ellum. This is where jokes and fun times live. While most of their shows are ticketed, they also have a variety of free stand-up or improv shows. All you have to do is register on their website. Whether you’re looking for a free date night activity or fun things to do in Deep Ellum with friends, you’re sure to have a good time and share some laughs here.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 6:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 6:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 6:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 5:00pm–11:00pm

📍 Dallas Comedy Club

Walk Around the Shops 🛍

📷 Archer Paper Goods | @archerpapergoodscompany

Deep Ellum has a wide variety of shops that are perfect for finding fun things to do in Deep Ellum! If you love to walk around various stores and look at all of the cool and unique products, this activity is perfect for you!

Adair's Saloon 🤠

📷 Adair’s saloon | @adairssaloon

Do you love to dance to some awesome live music? Adair’s Saloon is a great taste of Texas’ western frontier, and a great way to explore fun things to do in Deep Ellum. Country two-steppin’ and slow dancing is a fun way to have girls night, or date night!

Hours & Location

Monday | 5:00pm-2:00am
Tuesday | 5:00pm-2:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm-2:00am
Thursday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00am–2:00am

📍Adair’s Saloon

Wait! There's More 🎉

If you’re looking for more events, things to do and activities in Dallas, check out the app or website.  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, and TikTok!

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Vanessa is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in...

Contributing curators

Vanessa Umbrage
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Contributing curators

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