Summer is simmering down and cooler times are just around the corner. Explore local attractions and discover new adventures with these events in September.
See What’s Brewing
Savor the taste of expertly crafted beers found only in The Colony. Get to know the brewers and signature beers at Windmills with a free afternoon brewery tour every first Saturday of the month. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the intricacies of brewing their 14 beers then enjoy a guided tasting complete with a souvenir glass to take home.
Bring out the lederhosen and get ready for Truck Yard’s first annual Trucktoberfest. Sample a limited run of Oktoberfest beers on tap and indulge in German-themed foods during the celebration. Compete for more than just bragging rights in one of many events including adorable Weiner dog racing, boisterous yodeling, pretzel eating and steinholding. Everyone is welcome to come for the festivities or join in the competition for a chance to win $100 gift cards. Be sure to try the Berlin-style sour beers at Beard Science and the tropical cocktails of Limin Lounge.
Executive Chef Jake Quintana presents a delightful four-course dinner paired with unique spirits for An Evening with Blackland Distillery. Make your reservations now for seats at this upscale chef dinner featuring a night full of Texas spirits and live music at Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails. Get creative and discover your green thumb at Plant & Sip Terrarium Workshop hosted by Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux. No gardening experience is necessary as the instructors help you design a crafty home for your new succulent; all supplies included. Decorate with dazzling stones, chalkboard drawings and more as you enjoy the Cajun fusion menu.
Catch a Concert & Live Music
From the southern stylings of Carrie Underwood to classic hits from Queen, special tribute bands take to the stage at Lava Cantina. With a newly revamped menu, spice up your night with a blend of Creole-Mexican fusion plates, signature cocktails and a lively atmosphere.
Local talents shine bright on Friday nights at The Shacks at Austin Ranch. Whether you grab a craft beer at Grrrowler’s, treat yourself to OMG Tacos or relish an award-winning bowl at Ten Ramen, be sure to place an order at one of the nearby dining venues before settling in on the expansive patio to listen to the serenading melody.
Saturday nights just got better at The Oasis with live musical performances. With a variety of cuisine concepts surrounding the open-air patio, order your favorites and start your night off right. From the aromatic Italian herbs and spices at Goodfella’s to the Cajun boils of The Crab Station, this small slice of paradise will be a night to remember.
Time to Take and Adventure
The Countdown to Fan Expo starts at NFM. For those who can’t wait for one of the biggest fandom gatherings in Dallas, celebrate with an afternoon of cosplay, artists, photo-ops and fun for you and the whole family. Come back a week later for the return of Market Days at NFM, where local artisans and small businesses showcase handmade gifts and art.
Create everlasting memories at the Daddy Daughter Dance and Mother Son Adventure Day. Fathers can treat their young princesses to a magical evening in the Ballroom at Cascades Conference Center and moms can enjoy a breath of fresh air with their young men as they share the joy of the great outdoors. Don’t forget about your four-legged friend, take a dip in the wave pool and play pet-friendly games at Bow Wow Luau, hosted by Hawaiian Falls Water Park, benefitting The Colony Animal Services Injured Animal Fund.
Fall is the perfect time for Movies in The Park. Pack up the lawn chairs, grab the blankets and bring the family over for a film. See “The Croods 2” and “Raya and The Last Dragon” for free at The Colony Five Star Complex.
- Start the week off with a free game of pool and drink specials all night long. Visit Shakertins from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM for some late-night entertainment.
- Kids eat free on Family Board Game Nite! Simply bring a board game to play at Heritage Pizza and their dinner is on the house from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Test your knowledge with Free Trivia at Dirty Burger Bar. Compete for special prizes from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
- From immersive VR to exhilarating laser tag, visit Andretti Indoor Karting & Games for buy one, get one free attractions every Tuesday. Excludes karting and bowling.
- Join in for an evening of quizzical fun at Lakeview by Peppersmash. Trivia Night on the patio starts at 7:00 PM.
- Ladies, enjoy Women’s Wednesday Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the lake with DFW Surf starting at 6:00 PM.
- The Shacks at Austin Ranch puts a musical spin on a classic game with Music Bingo Nights starting at 7:00 PM.
- Cruise along the calm waters and enjoy Sunset Paddle & A Pint hosted by DFW Surf. As dusk settles, the boards illuminate to guide you back to shore.
- Relax, stretch and flow into a soothing Saturday with paddleboard yoga. Sunshine SUP Yoga Flow welcomes all skill levels.
- Take the family out for lunch and kid-friendly movies at Lava Cantina. Shows begin at 12:00 PM on Saturdays.
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