Top off your trip to Arlington with an unforgettable event. Whether you are coming to town specifically for one of the amazing events or happening upon a festival or beloved annual celebration while you’re here, there’s no better way to get a true taste of Arlington than through experiencing how the community comes together for unique events.
Take your pick of year-round events for sports, arts and culture, and holidays. There’s always something going on in Arlington, a world of wonderful events.
With the powerful sports trifecta of AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, and the University of Arlington College Park Center all located right here in Arlington, there is never a shortage of athletic events to attend and root for the home team.
Head to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for sporting events on a grand scale. As one of the largest stadiums in the NFL and one of the largest domed structures in the world, the venue is big enough to contain passionate Cowboys fans on game days and two worthy college football teams for the annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl. During football’s offseason, the stadium field transforms from green to brown for Dirt Month when professional rodeo, motocross, and monster trucks take over. You can also catch major touring acts with stadium-sized followings stopping through here.
If baseball is your sport of choice, Globe Life Park has you covered. Not only can you watch the Texas Rangers score homeruns, you can make an entire day of your time at the ballgame. The baseball-only park takes pre- and post-game events to the next level with options for private tailgating before the game, complete with catering and furniture, and lively concerts after the games on select days. Fireworks Fridays and Theme Nights enhance the experience.
Rounding out the sporting venues in Arlington is College Park Center UTA. Here, you can watch the action of the WNBA’s Dallas Wings, as well as the University of Texas at Arlington’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
Experience the thriving creative side of Arlington with events dedicated to arts and culture in its many forms. From live theater and musical performances to festivals and markets, these cultural events are the best way to get to know Arlington.
Take your pick of outdoor festivals highlighting a variety of creative efforts. Art on the Greene is a three-day affair where you can appreciate and purchase art directly from the artist, including everything from jewelry to ceramics. Music, food, and drinks round out the offerings.
You can also enjoy live music outdoors with the 50+ free concerts taking place at the Levitt Pavilion every summer.
Revel in the magic of performing arts with a stage production at Theatre Arlington or a rocking evening of music at the Arlington Music Hall, also home to the Symphony Arlington. Or enjoy a night at the museum with either the Arlington Museum of Art or Kimball Art Museum. Both of these art institutions have a calendar of events ranging from musical performances and lectures to poetry readings and special movie nights.
When the holidays roll around, Arlington knows how to do them right with the help of some its famed attractions.
Six Flags Over Texas hosts Fright Fest for an entire month leading up to Halloween. After night falls, the amusement park is overrun with ghouls and monsters lurking on rides and throughout the park. Haunted attractions and scare zones will have you jumping and screaming with frightened delight.
Come late fall, early winter Six Flags takes on a tamer tone for Holiday in the Park. For nearly two months, the park is winter wonderland where the entire family can sip hot cocoa while taking in the choreographed light show, visiting with Santa, or shopping the Merry Marketplace. The sight of the park covered in twinkling lights and jolly touches is an event you won’t soon forget.
Celebrate America’s independence in grand fashion with Light Up Arlington downtown at the Founders Plaza in July. The annual celebration of red, white, and blue features free entertainment on multiple stages, kids activities, food concessions, and, of course, an epic fireworks display.
This is just a sampling of the possible events in Arlington you’ll encounter while you’re here. Be sure to check our event calendar below to see what’s happening during your next trip to our slice of Texas.