Just off the tops of our heads, here are seven fun things to do in Arlington, TX this weekend—no advance planning required.
Last Minute Weekend Warriors:
One: Hurricane Harbor
When it’s hot, Hurricane Harbor is the coolest deal in town, offering swimming, splash pads, thrill slides and more! Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.99 More.
One: Six Flags Over Texas
Check out three new rides and other special events at Six Flags Over Texas, open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Ticket prices begin at $54.99. Visit our website now for “Everyone Pays Kids Price” More.
Two: Texas Rangers Baseball
Come cheer on the Rangers as they take on the Seattle Mariners! Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 8:05 p.m., Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Tickets begin at $13. Get your tickets here.
Three: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
It’s the freakiest place around, baby. Shrunken heads, vampire killing kits, two headed animals, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and the Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, plus they have a new 7D interactive theater OPEN NOW! Open Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays until 6 p.m. Ticket packages vary. More.
Four: Live Music at the Levitt Pavilion
Dale Watson, Ruthie Foster, and the Quebe Sisters Band are on the agenda this weekend at Arlington’s favorite outdoor concert venue. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free admission. More.
Five: TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination
Head to the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum for this interactive exhibit featuring an awe-inspiring construction of giant TINKERTOY® pieces. Open Fridays-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (This weekend, the museum will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a private event.) Tickets begin at $4. More.
Five: Dinner at the River
Round up your lawn chairs and blankets. The Friday Food Truck Series continues at River Legacy Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music, free admission. (Arrive early and you can also check out the Living Science Center).
Six: Vivian Maier: Lost and Found
The mysterious Vivian Maier took close to 200,000 photographs while she worked for over 40 years as a nanny, primarily on Chicago’s North Shore. The discovery of her amazing collection spawned a documentary that’s currently showing on Netflix and a national traveling exhibit that’s making a summer stop at the Arlington Museum of Art. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission begins at $5. More.
Seven: The Entertainment District Sculpture Trail
This gorgeous display of public art spans the length of both Richard Greene Linear Park and Robert Cluck Linear Park and is set against the beautiful backdrop of Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. Free admission. More.
Eight: Half Price Books Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center
" Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, June 3 - 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* So stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Arlington Convention Center Parking is $5, and admission is FREE." More.