The Best Rooftop and Outdoor Events for this Weekend in Dallas


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Shops are open, the COVID-19 vaccination dates are opening and the spring weather is here. Sounds like a combination that gives “the weekend” a completely new meaning. If you think staying outdoors seems wise (or just plain fun), check out some rooftop jams, live music, Cajun tastes, and more at these 10 outdoor events this weekend.

Live music on the terrace at Lee Harvey’s

1807 Gould St. (Cedars / Southside)

What: The copper tones – golden soul music
When: 9-11: 30am, Friday April 9th
Tickets: $ 5 at the door

Live music nights are held (in all respects) at Lee Harvey’s. You can catch 8Tracks on Saturday night and play Tejas Brothers on Sunday.

A fun food park pop up

1611 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (South Dallas)

What: MLK Food Park
When: Friday, April 9th, 6pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm
Tickets: Free

This food park is a Better Block project and will be open on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from April 9th ​​to May 2nd. There’s new food and local music, a children’s playground, and a community garden.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the future of mobile grocery selling options in Dallas.

Music at sunset on the roof of Granada

3524 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville)

What: Remy Reilly at sunset in Granada
When: Friday, April 9th, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Free

All kinds of acts are returning to the Granada Theater and Sundown at Granada. This weekend, enjoy acoustic sets on the outdoor terrace on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

If you haven't had enough lobster this season, check out Traders Village or Vector Brewing this weekend.EXPAND

If you haven’t had enough lobster this season, check out Traders Village or Vector Brewing this weekend.

Lauren Drewes Daniels

Cajun food and music at Traders Village

2602 Mayfield Road (Grand Prairie)

What: Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10.-11. April
Tickets: Free

This festival features a lot of Cajun music, including Zydeco and Swamp Pop. Chowbo on some gumbo, shrimp etouffee and of course lobster. The catering service starts at 11.00 a.m. with live music from 12.00 p.m.

Wine tasting in Frisco in Frisco Square

8843 Coleman Blvd.

What: 2nd Annual Frisco Uncorked
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Tickets: $ 30 online through Friday night, $ 35 at the event.

Tickets for this outdoor event in Frisco are very limited. General admission tickets include 15 wine tastings and live music is played throughout the day. Bring your own picnic blanket or garden chair, or keep moving and enjoy shopping and dining around the square.

Bike tour for beer and tacos at Craft and Growler

3601 Parry Ave., Dallas (Exposition Park / Fair Park)

What: Social Pace Bike Ride for tacos and beer
When: 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday April 10th
Tickets: Free

This fast-paced no-drop ride takes you to Del Sur Tacos in Oak Cliff for great tacos, including a $ 1.99 driver Cochinita Pibil taco offering. Plan on another beer stop before heading back to Craft and Growler. Drivers should bring their own lights, helmets, and water.

Rooftop Gallery Pool Party at CANVAS Dallas Hotel

1325 S. Lamar St. (cedar / south side)

What: CANVAS Dallas “Sunburn” Pool Party
When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday April 10th
Tickets: $ 20 at Eventbrite

Check out the cocktail and menu menus in the rooftop lounge with great views of the Dallas skyline. DJs Kaos, Shadowman, Danny West and Phenom will turn sounds for you.

Ruthie’s food truck in the pop-up

3529 Dividend Street (Garland)

What: The pop-up from Rene Campos from Up2Something Podcast
When: 7pm – 2am, Saturday April 10th
Tickets: Free

The evening offers a mashup of shopping, art, games, food and drinks, as well as live music. Ruthie’s is served from 7pm to 10pm, while Austin Eastciders and Frankly Organic Vodka offer free drinks.

Vector Brewing Crawfish Boil

9850 Walnut Hill Lane, No. 405 (Lake Highlands)

What: Crawfish Boil at Vector Brewing with proceeds to support the Guns & Hoses Foundation
When: Noon until they’re gone, Sunday April 11th
Tickets: Buy on-site, $ 15 for pound and a half mudbugs, $ 30 for pound three.

Lots of lobsters, enough said, right? The eclectic Baba Yaga Orkestar marching band will play from 1:30 p.m. while you pinch your tails. Hamburgers and fries will be available for those who don’t like lobster, but the pizza kitchen will be closed all Sunday due to this event.

The proceeds will support the Guns & Hoses Foundation’s mission to provide immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen police officers and firefighters killed on duty.

Get BBQ, fall in love with a pup at Lovers Seafood and Market

5200 W Lovers Lane (North Dallas)

What: Adoption event at Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ
When: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday April 11th
Tickets: Free

Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes Rescue will have adoptable sweets on site at the Rathbun pick-up location on Sunday. Pre-approved applicants can adopt on the same day.

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