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Fun in the sun
Whether you or your kids are on summer vacation, Fort Worth has a fun series to help you beat the heat. Sunday Funday continues this weekend and it's essentially a party of the shore of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. Grab your bathing suit and enjoy live music, craft beers, food and swimming in the river. The event is free, though there are also tubes, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards for rent. Some Sundays may also offer paddle board-yoga classes and kid-friendly yoga for an additional cost. The series runs through Sept. 1.
Starting July 1, the Trinity River Audubon Center is offering $1 admission. This scenic outpost includes hiking trails, bird watching, and indoor exhibits. It's only a 15-20 minute drive from downtown Dallas, but the nature will make you feel like you're miles away from the city. The $1 deal run through July and August.
Fun in the air conditioning
If you'd spend time indoors, The Lion King the musical is currently showing the Music Hall at Fair Park. There are performances Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40 and the musical will be in town until July 7, so fans to the classic Disney story have plenty of time to catch a show.
Fun with Legos
Kids will love this next event: The Lego Minifigure turns 40 this year and Legoland Discovery Centrer in Grapevine is having a weekend-long party to celebrate. Families can expect disco dance parties, figure trading, scavenger hunts and opportunities to build with Legos. Stop by Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to get in on the action. It's an all inclusive $21.95 for kids ages 3 and up. Ages 2 and younger get in free.
Fun with Willie Nelson
Lastly, I'll mention Willie Nelson's the Outlaw Music Festival, which will be in town Saturday. This is the second year the tour has made its way to Dallas and the lineup is nothing short of spectacular. Contemporary country artists Ryan Bingham and Sturgill SImpson will be there, alongside folkier artists Edie Brickell and the Head and the Heart. The show is headlined by the Red Headed Stranger himself. It's a good time, but it's going to be hot, so prepare for that. Tickets start at $35 for lawn seating.
Fun fact: Fourth of July celebrations start this weekend with fireworks in Allen, Forney, Coppell and more. Peep our full list of events here.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).