August has arrived and with it comes that feeling of summer nearing its end. And though summer does not officially end until September 23, we still know that the back-to-school vibe is popping up, school supply lists hang by magnets on our refrigerators as a gentle reminder that some shopping needs to be done. College students are (perhaps a little too eagerly) packing their bags for their return, rounding out their summer jobs and doing final loads of laundry. But wait! Before we all get teary-eyed and put our SPF bottles back in storage, there is still much fun to be had. Especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the fun is just beginning!
- First Fridays at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, August 2, 2014. “Live music and cocktails in the Museum’s Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and dinner in Café Modern. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 p.m.”
- Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum, August 2014. “As part of August Dollar Days, the Dallas Arboretum will offer $1 general garden admission and $1 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all visitors for the entire month of August. During the month of August, there will be $1 food items, including hot dogs, small drinks and smoothies.”
- Free Lecture at the Amon Carter Museum, August 8, 2014. “On Thursday, August 8, from 6–7 p.m., the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering Romare Bearden’s Improvised Art, a lecture presented by Dr. Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University and curator of Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.”
- KRLD’s Restaurant Week, Dallas, August 11-17, 2014. “It’s the greatest time of the year to try out a new restaurant (or an old favorite) and donate to charity at the same time.”
- North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, August 15-23, 2014. ” A great rodeo, livestock show, parade, midway rides, carnival, concerts, trackless train, pony rides, petting zoo, barbecue cook-off, fantastic food and much more.”
Enjoy your final days of summer. Take advantage of the last moments you have your kids home before they return to school. And though, the upcoming change is welcome as we all like to return to “normal” sometimes, there is something sweet about making some final, long-lasting summer Texas memories! Wherever the end of summer leads you, fill up your coolers with thirst-quenchers that taste sweet like Texas!