Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, July 5-11
Alice in Wonderland, free ice cream, and jet ski racing are your best bets.
Call it the summertime blues, call it a post-Fourth of July lull, but whatever it is, there just isn't much new going on in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after you get past all the fireworks on Wednesday. But fear not! We've carefully combed through the listings to find a few gems lurking amongst the same ol', same ol'.
On Friday, Theatre Arlington will start a two-week run of Alice in Wonderland. Go down the rabbit hole to see how this version compares to the literary classic and the not-so-classic Tim Burton movie rendition.
- Nash Farm
626 Ball Street
- Age limit: All ages Free
Nash Farm in Grapevine celebrates the history of farming in the area, and in order to continue to do so, they'll search for volunteers with their Farmhand Recruitment Drive, Ice Cream Social, and Picnic Dinner on Saturday. Hand-cranked ice cream will be available as an enticement, and you'll also be able to bring your own dinner and have a picnic on the grounds.
Finally, if you like racing but hate to see cars going round and round, head out to Willow Grove Park in Lake Dallas on Saturday and Sunday for the Lake Dallas Watercross Jet Ski Championships. Spectators will witness jet skiers getting up to 85 mph on the watercraft, which is sure to make for some thrilling races and spectacular wipeouts.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.