Do you feel that? It’s the temperature ever so slightly dropping and the sound of leaves *almost* falling. AKA, the beginning of fall in Texas. Events might look a little different this time around (with live streaming, masks, and social distance) but it’s just as much family fun. Our local businesses and attractions adapted to make everything from concerts and art to Halloween scares happen by putting your health and wellness first.
Check with each venue and event for hours and health and wellness guidelines.
Image from Levitt Pavilion Facebook page.
Levitt Pavilion – Living Room Series
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
August 28 – October 18
Free music and the Levitt just go hand in hand. The show must go on and their Living Room series continues this fall. It’s the perfect backdrop for your at-home date night or happy hour zoom with friends! Go to the Levitt Pavilion’s Facebook and Instagram for live music on Fridays and Saturdays. They also now have limited space on the lawn for socially distanced family pods!
Arlington Music Hall – Fall concerts
Throughout the week and weekends
Arlington Music Hall is a Downtown staple. Everyone from legends like Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn to up and coming acts have taken the stage. Check out their fall lineup and be sure to get your tickets in advance. They’re at 50% occupancy for health and wellness precautions, so seats are going fast!
Downtown Arlington – Self-guided walking tours
Now that the weather is actually below 100 degrees, get your steps in with the new walking guide from Downtown Arlington! This is the perfect crossover for those who like some fresh air and art. Plus, you’ll be near plenty of delicious spots when you work up an appetite. There are three routes: one connects the Stars of Texas in Downtown, the second features murals in and around Urban Union, and the third has even more murals that celebrate the arts, music, culture and community.
Texas Live! – Live outdoor music
Throughout the week
Texas Live! is keeping their concerts easy and breezy. If you’re in the mood for some outdoor and socially distanced music, the Arlington Backyard has live acts throughout the week. Grab your mask and bring you appetite – you’ll definitely want to load up on classic Texas BBQ from Lockhart Smokehouse. TIP: Keep an eye on their Facebook page. Texas Live! is known to have a Fletcher’s Corny Dogs Pop-Up every once in a while…
Image from Six Flags Over Texas.
Six Flags Over Texas – HALLOWFEST
September 26 – November 1
Pumpkins. Ghouls. Candy! When is it socially acceptable to start getting into the Halloween mood? We say when HALLOWFEST starts. If you consider Halloween a major holiday, this one is for you. This year, Six Flags Over Texas will transform into HALLOWFEST, a frightfully thrilling time with spooks for all ages with added precautions to prevent the spreading of both human and zombie germs. Be sure to make a reservation in advance and checkout their health guidelines. Not quite ready to go back yet? No worries, try out some virtual thrills at home.
Arlington Public Library – Storytime and more
New videos every week
Always an incredible resource to residents, the Arlington Public Library even has activities online! Check out their Facebook page for storytimes, makerspace videos and more. Learn a new skill like quilting and you can cozy up DIY style. For access to even more resources like tutoring and digital books, apply for a library card.