Farmers Branch Parks & Recreation has premier events throughout the year that vary in caliber. From our Independence Day Celebration to trick or treating at Halloween in the Park to fireworks at Independence Day Celebration, our events are designed to create a memorable experience for you and your loved ones.
To always know the latest updates about an event, feel free to call our events hotline at 972.919.1433. This line is a great way to find out about event cancelations!
The City of Farmers Branch continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, orders from the Governor’s Office and Dallas County jurisdictions. Keeping the safety and well-being of the general public first, event formats are subject to change up to being canceled. Continue to check our website for the latest details.
Independence Day Celebration
Christmas in the Branch
Family Night in the Park
Halloween in the Park
List of Events
Select one of our events to learn about the event and where to get to know all of the details for that event.
Fishin’ Fun is an annual fishing tournament that takes place during the spring at the beautiful Rawhide Creek. It’s a free event designed for ages 16 and under and is open to both residents and non-residents. There are trophies and prizes awarded and family friendly activities at the event!
FBTX ~ Due to significant concerns about the spread of COVID-19 as well as prohibitions on gatherings of greater than 100 people, the City of Farmers Branch has joined other area cities in making the decision to cancel our July 2 Independence Day fireworks show.
The new and improved Date Night in the Park becomes Family Night in the Park! Bring your family, friends, or fly solo and enjoy music, a movie, and take advantage of concessions from some of the best in the DFW.
Experience one of the top bluegrass events right here in Farmers Branch! The Farmers Branch Historical Park, a picturesque museum in a park experience, allows you to walk through Texas history while being able to listen to bluegrass music! Not only will you hear music from some of the hottest bands in bluegrass, but you’ll also get to witness the unique experience of jam sessions throughout the Park. The jam sessions are event patrons showcasing their musical talent at various spots throughout the Park. The main stage and Grassroots stage add to the unique experience by featuring the best in national and local musicians in traditional and progressive Bluegrass along with offerings of Americana and country sounds.
Halloween in Farmers Branch has taken a new form: Halloween in the Branch! With one virtual and two in-person events, Halloween this year is a nearly month-long celebration! Starting with The Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and continuing to events like the 80s Monster Mash Jam and the Tour of Frights. Annual events such as Haunts and Houses and Halloween in the Park have been reimagined into a new event, Tour of Frights. There's a way to celebrate Halloween for all ages!
Fri | Oct 30 | 7 - 10:30 p.m. | Free | Farmers Branch Historical Park
Thank you to Dallas Medical Center for sponsoring the event!
Break out your hairspray and acid-washed jeans, it’s an “80s Monster Mash Jam” spotlighting some of the biggest acts from that defining decade of music- Prince and Bon Jovi!
Two of the hottest tribute bands in all of Texas, Remembering Prince, and Blaze of Glory- The Bon Jovi Tribute, will get your Halloween weekend started off with a rockin' and funk-filled night to remember!
Sat | Oct 31 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Free | Drive-Thru | Farmers Branch Historical Park
Keeping social distancing and public safety in mind, the annual Halloween in the Park has been re-imagined into a drive-thru family-friendly Halloween spooktacular. The Farmers Branch Historical Park transforms into an avenue of thrills and chills on Halloween night. This safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating brings all the treats to you. Families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, decorate their vehicles and cruise the Historical Park as nightfall begins.
Thank you to our sponsor, Advance Dental for their support of our event!
November 11 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon | The Branch Connection: 14055 Dennis Ln
At The Branch Connection, we annually celebrate our veterans at our Veterans Day Celebration! We honor them with a patriotic ceremony, a performance from the Victory Belles, and an All-American celebration.
This event is free and open to the public. We encourage arriving early as this event has grown stronger in the community.
Please note due to the novel coronavirus that safety precautions will be in place.
Annual Tree Lighting December 5 | 5 - 9 p.m. | Liberty Plaza
Holiday Marketplace at The Grove December 12, 19 | 5 - 9 p.m. | The Grove
Christmas in the Branch is the annual, over one month long Christmas celebration for Farmers Branch! Enjoy Skating Under the Stars at our outdoor ice skating rink. Stroll under twinkling lights in Santa’s Village at our Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at The Grove.