The Dallas Arboretum invites the public to visit its 66-acre garden during Labor Day weekend, the official “end” of summer. Visitors can bring a picnic or purchase food while they enjoy live music, events and STEM activities. Guests can get a sneak peek at the construction of the 18th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, with 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash sourced from West Texas’ Floydada. This year’s theme, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown™, includes imaginative pumpkin houses and vignettes featuring these beloved characters. This fall festival runs Sept. 16 to Nov. 5. On Sept. 2-4, visitors who purchase a garden ticket will receive complimentary entrance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd. in Dallas. Advanced timed tickets are required for entry. Visit dallasarboretum.org.
— Terry Lendecker