End of summer activities in Las Colinas

 

August is here which means it’s almost the end of summer vacation for the kids. It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and make memories that will last. We’ve pulled together the best family activities and events in Las Colinas to make the remaining weeks of summer vacation one to remember.

Cool off with one of Las Colinas’s many water activities

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SUP NTX has not only paddle boards and water trikes for rent but kayaks are now available, too. Kayaks come in a single person and two-person watercraft. Everything you need to enjoy beautiful Lake Carolyn is provided for you including life jackets. New to paddle boarding? No worries, SUP NTX offers lessons so you will know what to do out on the open water. If your family is feeling adventurous and enjoys yoga, SUP NTX also offers private paddleboard yoga classes. You can even bring Fido to ride on the paddleboard — the entire family can join in on the fun!

PINSTACK

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Want to beat the heat and enjoy an indoor activity? PINSTACK has an activity for every friend andfamily member — from their LED Rockwall to their state of the art bowling lanes and arcade,everyone will be pleased. You don’t have to worry about dinner either, PINSTACK has a chef-inspired menu featuring local and regional cuisine with a private dining area.

Enjoy one of the many parks and trails in Las Colinas

Las Colinas is home to 190 acres of greenbelts and parks. From scenic Rochelle Park to expansive Campion Trail, there is much scenery to explore. Take in some fresh air and explore the urban oases of Las Colinas. Campion Trail is paved with ten-foot-wide concrete paths for great road cycling. Whether you take a stroll or jog to Flagpole Hill Park, be sure to immerse yourself with five of the unique art sculptures made by different artists. There’s a park for Fido, too! The Paws Colinas Dog Park is perfect for your pooch to release their energy while you relax under one of the cool shade structures. Texas summers are brutal, remember to stay hydrated and try to avoid being outside during the hottest hours of the day.

Take a Staycation

Las Colinas is home to many exquisite hotels. Many of these hotels are offering summer specials right now — too good to pass up!  Check out our Staycations in Las Colinas blog to learn more about thespecials and what each has to offer. Many are pet friendly, take the entire family — no pet sitter necessary.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House

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Anyone 13 and older can now throw at Stumpy’s! This one-of-a-kind experience is located in the Toyota Music Factory making it a great location to stop in at before or after eating at one of the many dining options. For those new to the Stumpy’s experience, everyone must go through training on how to properly throw an axe with a trained Stumpy’s employee to make sure everyone has a fun, but safe time.

Omni Las Colinas Resort Pass

Cool off in the newly renovated and updated pool at the Omni Las Colinas Hotel. The pool is open to locals and travelers alike. Through Resort Pass you receive a day pass to the luxurious Omni Las Colinas pool and all its amenities. The new poolscape features a resort-style pool with over 160 chaise lounge chairs, sweeping views of Lake Carolyn, daybeds, a “secret garden,” multiple yard games, a live DJ on Saturdays and more. Purchase a pass for $30 per person or rent a cabana for up to 7 people for $175. Prices vary on holidays and weekends.

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Poolside food and drink service from The Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge
  • Live DJ on Saturdays (12pm-6pm)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary self-parking

Cabana includes:

  • Day Passes for up to 7 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Premium shaded cabana with sectional sofa seating and side tables
  • 2 chaise lounge daybeds
  • TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Personal safe
  • Fresh fruit plate
  • 7 bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water

Enjoy a variety of live music

Live Music

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The party has started and live music is back — and waiting for you!  Check out our live music guide for a sneak peek of the upcoming concerts and bands coming your way.

Irving Arts Center

Irving Arts Center

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The Irving Arts Center has many fun activities and events to spend the last moments of summer!

Galleries

Galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm — they’re free to view.  Current exhibitions include To See and Be Seen: Art & Identity, Susan Kindley & Hugh Adams: Recent Work, Sol Hill: Signal from Noise and Robert Batson: New Works (2019-2021).

Theaters

Carpenter Hall and Dupree Theater are open for performances. Click here for a list of shows currently on sale.

Second Sunday Funday

On August 8th, children and adults can learn basic printmaking techniques and create multiple designs and images on cloth and paper.