September has arrived and you know what that means… It’s officially the season for football, cooler temps, PSLs (well, not my thing), pumpkin themed everything and cuffing season. Whether you’re already dating that special someone, or you need to impress someone on your first date, these festive fall date ideas in Dallas Fort Worth are for you.
Best Festive Fall Date Ideas in Dallas Fort Worth
This list of festive fall date ideas in Dallas Fort Worth is sure to help you find the perfect way to spend your time this fall! And a little pro-tip, if you are doing something outside, grab this fan! It easily fits in your purse or belt bag and keeps you cool all day long.
Snuggle Under the Stars and Watch a Movie Outside
Snuggling under the stars… a feature flick on the big screen… sharing a bucket of popcorn and some gummy bears… You can have the perfect fall date night at Coyote Drive-In Fort Worth, Texas. We love a good drive in movie theatre experience!
Uptown Dallas Inc also has movie in the park on Tuesday nights in September. The movies are: Clueless (5th), The Mask (12th), Hitch (19th) and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (26th). The movies start at 8pm and are located at Griggs Park, 2209 Clark Street, Dallas, TX 75204. Movies and popcorn are free to the public, you can bring in your own snacks and drinks, pets are allowed and parking is limited.
Enjoy a Day Outside at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
One of my personal favorite festive fall date ideas in Dallas is visiting the Dallas Arboretum for the pumpkin patch. We went for the first time in 2017, and I have been hooked ever since! From the pumpkin patch, to the gorgeous lake views, to the flowers, it’s truly one of the best places to enjoy nature. This year I’m planning to take a cooler and a blanket for a picnic on the lawn. I guess I have a thing for fall picnics…
Attend Top Foodie Events in DFW
A little food and wine never hurt ‘nobody, right? If you or your boo (double points if you share the same interests) are into experiencing a lot at one time, these events make the perfect date outing. From beer drinking to wine tasting to food munching, there’s a foodie event for everyone in DFW. I say this because there are a TON of foodie events in Dallas Fort Worth. Here are just a few of my favorites.
Chefs For Farmers is happening in Dallas from Thursday, November 4-Sunday, November 5.
Dallas Observer Tacolandia at Energy Square Plaza (Corner of Greenville Ave & University Blvd) on Saturday, November 4th 1 from 4pm-7pm.
McKinney Wine & Music Festival at is Towne Lake Park on Saturday, October 14th from 12pm-6pm.
Pick a Pumpkin and Carve It
You can go to so many adorable pumpkin patches in DFW. I’m not even going to begin to name them all, but you can find a huge comprehensive list HERE. Personally, I plan to check out Halls Pumpkin Farm (because they also have a corn maize and hay rides)!
Get Scared at These Spooky Places
Pumpkin Nights is an immersive spooky experience that you can grab tickets to! One quick scroll through their Instagram and you can get a visual for what fun to expect. It is located at 4016 West Division Street in Arlington, Texas. It’s open from September 21-October 30.
If you want even more of a scare, head to Euless for the Wash Masters Haunted Car Wash! Located at 3050 TX-360, Euless, TX 76039. 2023 dates have not yet been announced.
Enjoy Free Beer and Live Music
Join Uptown Dallas Inc. for their 7th Annual Uptown Block Party featuring a free concert, plus food, games, photo ops, a market and much more. The Block Party is on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30-10:00 along the streets of CityPlace West Blvd. For those 21+ can get 1 free Community Beer Co. beer (while supplies last). This event is free to the public.
Cheer for the Home Team
Whether you’re in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, or anywhere in between, there is tons of football to be seen. Nothing beats tailgating in Texas if you ask me.
You can catch me watching the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturdays, and typically watching the Chiefs play from home. When I’m feeling really DFW proud, I’ll head out to AT&T Stadium to watch the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and find a local high school team to watch Friday. No matter what level you watch, you’re bound to have a fun time.
Dress Up For Charity
If you ask me, there’s no better excuse to book a blowout and buy a dress than to attend a charity event. It’s romantic and charitable all at the same time- win win!
SPCA of Texas Fur Ball on October 20th at The Factory.
Bring HOPE Gala on October 16th at 7915 Greenville Ave.
Fort Worth Margarita Ball 2023 on December 2nd at the Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth Hotel in downtown.
Celebrate Authentic German Festivals All Over DFW
Do you like food? Do you like drinking? Are you down for an evening (or day) outside of the norm? If you answered no to any of those, you might as well leave this blog now… But, if you answered yes, then make plans ASAP to attend one of the many Oktoberfest celebrations in Dallas Fort Worth.
Full disclosure, I’ve never been, but my husband swears it’s his favorite thing to do in DFW during the fall.
Walk and Eat Your Way Through the State Fair of Texas
Be prepared to get your steps in… but you’re going to want those steps after you stuff your face with fair food. Be sure to address one thing before you go: sharing is caring (and the only way you’ll survive trying a variety of fair food).
Enjoy Free Events with ATT PAC
Here are some free fall events that make for fun fall dates in Dallas! You can also catch a live show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
First Saturday Tours | First Saturday of Every Month
Wellness Series | Every Tuesday in September-November | 6:30-7:15pm
PNC Patio Sessions | Every Thursday in September-November | 5:30pm in Sammons Park
Family Weekends | September 9, October 7 and October 28 | 10:15am in Sammons Park
Latinidad Festival | September 23 | 5:00-10:00pm in Strauss Square
Open Mic Night | September 27 | 6:30pm in Sammons Park
Brass and Jazz in the Park | November 4 at Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Park at 1:00pm
Looking for More Date Ideas in Dallas Fort Worth?
I’ve got you covered with plenty of date ideas to keep you busy this fall and beyond!
If you like to cook, here are 17 different cooking classes in DFW that would be the perfect date! This post has you covered with romantic date ideas and this one with romantic date night restaurants. If you like to let loose a bit, here are karaoke bars in DFW for a super fun date night adventure. A handful of outdoor date ideas when the weather cooperates. Some unique date ideas that would be fun for first dates. Or if you are already planning for the holidays, this has you covered with festive bars, this one has festive hotels for a staycation and this is general festive date ideas!