Family-friendly events happening in Dallas: November 2018

Last month’s post gave me an idea, and I’m gonna keep up with it, re: events happening in Dallas.

Solara in a carrier on Charlise's back

Solara on Charlise’s back at the 2017 Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Expo in Dallas, TX.

November 3

Fall Festival 2018

Christian Chapel Temple of Faith
14120 Noel Road
Dallas, TX 75254

From 11am to 3pm, Christian Chapel is throwing a festival full of games, a live DJ and music. Even is free, complete with free food.

Family Day at The Samurai Collection

The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection
2501 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, Texas 75201

Free family-oriented guided tours and art activities from 1-3pm. According to the event page, the first Saturday of every month offers a new perspective of Samurai art and culture, so if you can’t make it this Saturday (or you’re really into Samurai culture), another event is a month away.

Festival at the Switchyard

Downtown Carrollton
1106 S. Broadway Street
Carrollton, Texas 75006

This free, family-friendly festival happens from 11am-10pm. Tonic and Vertical Horizon are opening for ’90s rock band Stone Temple Pilots. For adults is the “beer garden” and kids, the free activity area. Plenty of booths, unique stores, eclectic restaurants, and food vendors to check out and shop from.

November 8

Coffee with the Kids

Vogel Alcove
1738 Gano Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

Learn about the homelessness issue in Dallas, namely how it affects children. I inquired about whether this was actually parents + kids, but received no response other than how it’s open to “everyone”, so further inquiring may be necessary.

November 10

Whose bright idea was it to schedule so many events today??

Comedy for Kids Workshop

Dallas Comedy House
3025 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75226

Open to grades K-8, this workshop’s part of a day-long open house to highlight the many class options Dallas Comedy House offers. The workshop is an hour long (4-5pm), with a family-friendly show happening at 6pm.

Several other events are happening here, as part of the open house, and all are free. See Dallas Comedy House’s event page for more information.

Pioneer Bank’s 6th Annual Fall Family Fun Day

Pioneer Bank
1755 N Collins Blvd
Richardson, Texas 75080

Over 40 vendors for shopping, food trucks, pet adoptions, performances from high school bands, and plenty of family fun—free, from 11am-3pm.

Show & Tell: Exotic Pets

Backyard Wildlife Resource Center
406 West Belt Line Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Enjoy complimentary beverages while you meet new friends and show off your exotic pets, every second Saturday at 4pm.


The Sound at Cypress Waters
3121 Olympus Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75209

Modeled after the TV show of the same name, two-person teams race in competition with similar-age teams. Races are hosted to raise money for clubs, communities, etc. This one is raising money for the Dunk Your Kick’s program, which raises money for pediatric cancer.

There is another event in Fort Worth on November 17 for the same program.

See website for information on pricing.

November 16

Movie Night: Sing

Amphitheater and Pavilion at Moore Park
1837 E 8th Street
Dallas, Texas 75203

Watch Sing with your family and friends! Event is free, weather-permitting and subject to change without notice. Make sure you bring something to sit on.

The same event is scheduled for the next day, on November 17th (see below).

November 17

ASL at The West

Friendship-West Baptist Church
2020 West Wheatland Road
Dallas, Texas 75232

Friendship-West Baptist Church’s (FWBC) Deaf Ministry presents American Sign Language (ASL) courses every Saturday, beginning September 22, 2018. Child (ages 8-15) and adult (ages 16+) courses are available; see event page for pricing. Course materials are included, and a portion of the proceeds support FWBC Game Changer plan.

Movie Night: Sing

Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway
311 Canada Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75212

Watch Sing with your family and friends! Event is free, weather-permitting and subject to change without notice. Make sure you bring something to sit on.

Other events

Backyard Wildlife Resource Center is hosting brunch on Saturdays. The event is free, but the catch (pun intended) is that brunch isn’t for you, but for the critters! You can feed then at $1/dish or just observe while they eat their brunch. More information on the event page.