Memorial Day comes early this year. The holiday falls on the last Monday in May, May 27, to honor those who gave their all so we can enjoy all we have. The weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer with so many fun things to do throughout the Metroplex.
From the National Polka Festival to the Texas State Championships of Foosball—yes, the tabletop soccer game—other activities, to name a few, including riding in a vintage airplane, enjoying outdoor concerts and events paying tribute to our fallen armed-services heroes.
Here’s an abbreviated list of family-friendly events in and around Dallas/Fort Worth, with something for everyone virtually around the corner from Lennar’s 85 communities that stretch from Anna to Arlington and from Fate to Fort Worth.
National Polka Festival: The 50-plus-year-old tradition celebrates the Czech heritage in Ennis, just 28 miles from new homes for sale coming soon to Hutchins at Skyline Estates Watermill. More than a dozen polka bands play through the weekend, along with a Saturday parade, a kolache-eating contest and children’s activities.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Parks Concert: The symphony opens its 2019 Parks Concert Series with fireworks and music at Dallas’s Flagpole Park on May 27. The free event features Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin, a classically trained opera singer.
Texas State Championships of Foosball: The Sheraton DFW Hotel plays host to one of the more unusual weekend events. Foosballers compete for prizes in the hotel’s ballroom on May 24. Lennar’s Parkside community is just a mile away, while Estancia, a trendsetter in the “corporate lifestyle,” also in Irving, is less than five miles from the competition.
Fur Fun Run and All Ameri-Dog Paw-ty: The paw-triotic May 25 event includes puppy pools and doggie treats and fun for people, too. A 5K run/walk and mile-long pet stroll along the Katy Trail complements a day filled with music, food and craft beer.
Warbird Ride Day: May 26 is your chance to fly in military aircraft at the Vintage Flying Museum at Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport, within a dozen miles of new homes for sale at Lennar’s communities of Parkview Hills, Heritage Bluffs Hilltop, Cooper Creek-Brookstone and Ridgeview Farms.
George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum: Honoring those who fought, the library of the nation’s 43rd president offers free admission to active duty military personnel.