Turn Down for What? 3 Ways to Turn Up in Dallas for Free

Turning up in Dallas doesn’t have to cost you a dime. This city is immersed with outdoor adventures sure to cure the highest level of boredom. Next time you have an itch to frolic around the Big D, consider these fun options that will save you money.

Play at the Park

Klyde Warren Park

Photo by Jerry McClure

Y’all do know that there’s a 5.2-acre park floating on top of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, right? From yoga classes to Dallas skyline tours, end-of-the-month concerts to salsa dance classes, Klyde Warren Park is a mall of free outdoor entertainment options. This “urban oasis” covered with 37 native plant species and 322 trees is the perfect venue to kick around the soccer ball, lie down on a blanket to read a New York Time’s best-seller, or sit under the stars with the Dallas skyline as your backdrop, while watching a Sunday evening film screening. If you get hungry and happen to have a few dollars in your pocket, Klyde Warren is outlined with an eclectic buffet of food trucks.

Connect with Culture

Photo by Laura Lee Clark

Photo by Laura Lee Clark

Want to know a fun fact? According to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dallas, TX, is home to the country’s largest urban arts district. This accolade is mainly thanks to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). On the first Tuesday of every month, the DMA grants you free admission to walk through and soak up its 23,000 pieces of art spanning a wide array of time periods and countries. Across the street from the DMA is the Crow Collection of Asian Art, a display of 569 of the most significant pieces of paintings, jewelry, sculpture and artifacts collected by the late Dallas real estate mogul, Trammell Crow, and his wife, Margaret Crow. Get cultured on “Tranquil Tuesdays” with free meditation and breathing awareness classes, and Tai chi classes in the galleries every Saturday.

Feed Your Inner Foodie

Photo by iliveindallas.com

Photo by iliveindallas.com

Dating back to 1941, the Dallas Farmers Market is a year-round attraction. Take a stroll through the four sheds of this large public market, bordered with local farmers and growers, with their products bundled on display ready to sell. Unleash your inner foodie with free samples of farm-fresh produce and a variety of other farm-to-market food. Take advantage of the monthly yard sales, cooking classes, workshops and seasonal festivals taking place throughout the year.

What’s your favorite free Dallas activity?! 

One thought on “Turn Down for What? 3 Ways to Turn Up in Dallas for Free

  1. 1. Concerts at the Belmont’s Pool
    2. Trails around White Rock Lake
    3. Browsing the Books in the Library of the Joule Hotel.


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