Your guide to Summer 2017 in Dallas-Ft. Worth
Mike Warner

Welcome to Summer 2017, DFW! True Texans know sky-high temps (and even higher dew points) are no excuse to stay inside. Whether it's live music, indie films or hot air balloons that are calling your name, the numerous events in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area are sure to enliven and inspire. Check out AXS' guide to summer 2017 in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas below. 

Summer festivals and outdoor concerts: From a film festival dedicated to female Texan directors to Shakespeare in the Park to a chili fest, there's an outdoor event for appetites of all genres and cuisines. 

Free summer family events: A historic traveling festival, an awe-inspiring balloon fest and a good old-fashioned rodeo are sure to delight Texans of all ages. 

Free summer concerts: Acts from genres ranging from Americana to doo wop to orchestral will keep Texans grooving all summer long.