One: Tax Free Weekend
Shop ‘till you drop during the Tax-Free Weekend! Dates: Friday-Sunday. See shopping venues for times and sale details, or visit;
Two: Olympic watching
Catch the Opening Ceremonies, swimming, gymnastics and more at your favorite (or soon to be favorite) sports bar or pub. More.
Three: Six Flags Over Texas Anniversary Weekend
Celebrate 55 years of world-class theme park fun with three new thrill rides, a new “virtual reality” roller coaster, live shows and more. Hours: Open Friday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Costs: See website for ticket prices and special offers.
Four: Stadium Tours
If you’re living in or visiting Arlington and you haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the top sporting venues in the world, it’s time to do something about that: AT&T Stadium Tour Info / Globe Life Park Tour Info. Times and costs: See websites for details.
Five: Rock Climbing
Challenge your limits and have a blast while you’re doing it at the Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Center! Beginners and youngsters welcome. Times: Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.; Sundays until 7 p.m. Cost: Day passes are $12; see website for additional details. More.
Six: “Calendar Girls” at Theatre Arlington
When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital by creating and selling an, um, “alternative” calendar. Find out how it turns out in this touching and funny show now playing at Theatre Arlington. Times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets: $23 (senior and student discounts are available). More.
Vroom, vroom! Indulge your need for speed and adventure at one of the nation’s premiere indoor karting race tracks. Pricing: Begins at $19.99, see website for pricing packages. Hours: Open until midnight Friday and Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. More.
Seven: Find a new favorite restaurant
Hungry? Discover iconic destinations, neighborhood gems, memorable dishes and your next new food obsession.