Best summer festivals and outdoor concerts in Dallas and Ft. Worth

When it comes to summer, there is nothing like attending an outdoor concert or festival in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

The area’s event calendar will be packed with some of the biggest events in North Texas, and if you’re trying to find the perfect summer festival or outdoor concert to bring in summer, check these five events out for size.

Women Texas Film Festival
Aug. 16 - 20 @ Various Times
Studio Movie Grill -- 10110 Technology Blvd., Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 353-0877

Women have made a huge impact in Texas film, and in August, the Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway will pay tribute to those trailblazers. The Women Texas Film Festival will showcase female filmmakers who have made a huge difference in the world of film. It’s an event that the whole family will enjoy, and it’s one of Dallas’ highly-recommended summer events.

Shakespeare in the Park
July 4 - 22 @ Various Times
Samuell-Grand Amphitheater -- 1500 Tenison Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75223
(214) 559-2778

Summer is the season of fun, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t pair it up with a little culture as well. Shakespeare in the Park is an annual tradition among Dallas Shakespeare fans, and this event is truly one of the hidden gems in the city’s full summer events calendar. So if you’re a huge fan of Shakespeare and you’re in Dallas, this is one show that you don’t want to miss.

Highland Village Balloon Festival
Aug. 18 - 20 @ Various Times
Unity Park -- 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village, TX 75077
(972) 317-7430

Nothing says summer in North Texas like watching hot air balloons take over the big Texas sky. The Highland Village Balloon Festival will mark its 30th year sending huge balloons into the sky for all those to see. It is truly a wonder watching the hot air balloons soar peacefully in the air, and it will be an event that no one will want to miss.

Grand Prairie Hatch Chile Fest
Aug. 17 @  8 am
Market Square -- 120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie TX 75050
(972) 237-4599

Chile is a way of life in Texas, and in Grand Prairie, the chile gets its own summer festival. The Grand Prairie Hatch Chile Fest will celebrate the hatch chile pepper, and there will be live music, food, and all the hatch chile peppers for folks to buy.