It’s officially mid-October. And while the weather may not (yet) be in compliance with the season, that doesn’t mean it should stop you from enjoying all your favorite fall-based activities. This list compiles some of the best fall activities in Dallas this season. Grab a friend, or go on a solo trip to any – or all – of these events for a guaranteed good time!

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience takes art museums to a whole other level. The exhibition showcases some of Van Gogh’s most popular art pieces – all digitally projected onto the surfaces around you. Dive into the world of Van Gogh and truly immerse yourself in his work. With projections of his art passing by you on the walls, ceilings, and floor, you’re sure to enjoy the experience from start to finish. It’s perfect for those days that are just too cold to be outside for too long!

Click here to visit the Van Gogh Immersive Experience website and book your tickets!

Autumn at the Arboretum 

If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram backdrop, the Dallas Arboretum will not disappoint. With pumpkins lining the ground and walkways, the arboretum is sure to get you in the fall spirit. If you’re really feeling festive, bring along a pumpkin spice latte to keep you warm as you walk around the grounds.

And if you go on October 30th or 31st, you’ll be able to enjoy their Halloweekend event filled with trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, and live music.

The arboretum is definitely one of the best fall activities in Dallas! Don’t miss out!

Visit a Haunted House

Dallas is full of haunted houses that will leave you sleeping with the lights on for weeks afterward. And one of those nightmare-inducing haunted houses is Dark Hour! Dark Hour has been featured on Buzzfeed, the Dallas Observer, and USA Today, so you know they mean business. If you’re a haunted house junkie, then this is your place to go! And a piece of advice – maybe bring an extra pair of pants for after you exit the haunted house.

And if that’s not enough for you thrill seekers, don’t worry; we’ve written a whole story about some of the best haunted houses to visit this Halloween in Dallas. Click here to read it!

The Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers market is always a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning. Check out some of the seasonal produce and products and take pride in knowing you are purchasing from local vendors! And if you are looking for some festive pumpkins to decorate your dorm or apartment, then the farmer’s market has got you. They have a great pumpkin patch that will definitely provide you with just the right size and shape pumpkin you are looking for.

Click here to visit their website and learn more about their vendors and hours

Go for a Hike

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to get outdoors, take advantage of some of the many trials right outside of Dallas. There’s a plethora of parks and trails to choose from and Cedar Ridge Preserve is among one of them. It’s only a 25 minute drive from Dallas and would provide you with some great views when the leaves start to change colors. 

Click here to visit the Cedar Ridge Preserve Website to learn more and plan your trip!

Attend a Live Sporting Event

It’s football and hockey season y’all! And what better way to cheer on your favorite team than live and in person! For all you sports fans, this one is a must on the list of the best fall activities in Dallas!

Click here to check out the home game schedule for the Cowboys and click here for the home game schedule for the Stars.

Go to a Drive-in Movie

Want to step back in time? Attend a drive-in movie! The Coyote Drive-In is a drive-in movie theatre complete with concessions – so don’t worry, you won’t go hungry while watching your movie. With newly released movies like “Halloween Kills”, and “The Addams Family”, this experience is sure to be a memorable one!

Click here to visit Coyote Drive-In’s website and purchase your tickets!