Arlington Father’s Day Weekend Buzz: June 15-18, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on June 15, 2017, June 15, 2017

15-18, 2017

Photo courtesy: Courtni Fields

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Father's Day Events by Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Father's Day is coming up soon – Sunday, June 18 to be exact. Don't wait until the last minute or risk forgetting to get Dad something special. The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau has complied a list of options to help you find the perfect way to show your mother how much she's appreciated. Restaurant 506, Chamas do Brazil, The Melting Pot, Alley Cats and many more Arlington businesses are included on the list. For a complete list of Father's Day events, please check out the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau events calendar and click on the "Father's Day" tab.

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

After two years of planning and working with Santa Fe event organizers, the renowned Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington is headed to The American Dream City. The inaugural event will take place Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at The Green at College Park on the east side of the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The Market will feature 35 master artists and their handmade goods from countries such as Italy, Ghana, Nigeria, South Sudan, Peru and many others. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more about the VIP Shopping Event.

Metallica's WorldWired Tour at AT&T Stadium

Metallica will be coming to The American Dream City on Friday, June 16 during their WorldWired tour this summer. This concert will take place at AT&T Stadium with Avenged Sevenfold as the opening act. Ticket information can be found here. The show is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. and end around 11:00 p.m. Every ticket purchased will include a free physical or digital copy of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, Metallica's newest album that was released in 2016. In an effort to give back to their community, the band has partnered with Crowdrise to start All Within My Hands Foundation. Fans will have the option to donate when they purchase their tickets to the upcoming shows.

Levitt Pavilion's 2017 Summer Concert Series

The annual summer concert series continues this Friday, June 16, 2017. Visitors will be able to attend a free concert under the stars three nights a week, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 23. A few artists set to hit the stage this summer include Ambrosia, La Tropa F, Reckless Kelly, Sarah Jaffe, Los TexManiacs with Flaco Jimenez and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band. Click here to view complete summer concert calendar. For more information, you can also visit the Levitt website or download the free mobile app, Levitt Arlington. The Levitt also has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.

Mariners vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers are at Globe Life Park in Arlington for a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners this Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18, 2017. On Friday, fans will enjoy a fireworks show after the game. The first 15,000 fans at Saturday's game will receive a Dairy MAX Nomar Mazara Big Chill Cooler Backpack. Sunday's game is $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for kids ages 13 & under and the first 15,000 fans ages 14 and older will receive a Dr Pepper/Kroger Father's Day Cheesy Rangers Shirt.

New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings at College Park Center

The Wings return home this Friday, June 16 for a game against the New York Liberty at The University of Texas at Arlington's College Park Center in Downtown. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT. To purchase tickets, fans can go to or they can call the box office at (817) 469-9464. The Wings play all home games at College Park Center, a state-of-the-art 7,000-seat arena located at 600 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76019. Fans can help send Dallas Wings players to this year's WNBA All-Star game in Seattle. Click here to learn more about how to vote.

Arlington Parks & Recreation's Food Truck Friday Dinner Series - FINAL WEEKEND

Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department's Food Truck Fridays dinner series launches this week in north Arlington. This event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday until June 16 at River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Each Friday will feature a new lineup of food trucks, allowing visitors the opportunity to taste and try out different fare. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited. The food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event at

Arlington Aquatics Division's "Make a Splash for Water Safety" Event

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of Mid-Cities Arlington Swim Team, is spreading the word about water safety by offering a morning of free water safety lessons and activities. Grab your swimsuit, towel, and bike and come out to the Make A Splash event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17 at Allen Bolden Pool, located at 2800 S. Center Street inside Vandergriff Park. The event will feature demos with American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors, fun activities, a bounce house, safety related vendors, and a hot dog lunch (while supplies last).

Six Flags Over Texas

Spend the weekend at Six Flags Over Texas with all your friends and family celebrating all things summer. Enjoy some delicious summer-time favorites hot off the grill along with American-sized thrills on our roller coasters such as BATMAN The Ride, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. The Joker free-fly coaster is also open at Six Flags. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip head-over-heels up to six times along the weightless journey. To plan your visit in advance, head over to the Six Flags Over Texas for park hours and ticket information.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor is now open. The water park in Arlington's Entertainment District will be open Thursday through Sunday, June 15-18, 2017. Hurricane Harbor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland to enjoy. Spend the day zooming down the adventure slides, or just kick back in the sun and relax with your friends. Be sure to check the latest forecast using the City's Weatherbug before you head out. Simply click on the icon found on our home page.

Milton H. Greene: Women Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

This summer, the Arlington Museum of Art will continue its tradition of photography exhibits with Milton Greene: Women, which opened on May 13 and will run through Aug 6. "Photography has been a huge success at the Arlington Museum of Art," Hightower said. "Our two most attended exhibits, Ansel Adams and Vivian Maier, were photography exhibits. I chose Milton Greene's work because he was famous for his work with celebrities in the '50s, '60s and '70s such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra." The Arlington Museum of Art of located at 201 W. Main Street. For more information, visit the museum website.

Petty vs. Eagles: A Musical Shootout at Arlington Music Hall

Two of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time face off as tributes to the Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this Friday, June 16, 2017 at Arlington Music Hall in Downtown. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Taking the side of Tom Petty are the Pettybreakers, who have been called "The World's Greatest Tribute to Tom Petty" by Katie Daryl of AXS TV. They face off against Eagles tribute band, The Boys of Summer. Residents and visitors can purchase tickets for this show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

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