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Big City Family Fun Close to Stoney Creek

You won’t have to travel far from your lovely home to experience big city fun any time of the year. Stoney Creek is located close to the cities of Forney, Mesquite, Garland and Dallas where you will find an assortment of annual festivals and events to entertain the whole family. Check out each town and the activities they have in store for you!


May and June’s daytime temperatures might get a little hot, but the evenings are the perfect time to enjoy being outdoors. Check out the Movies and Music in the Park series at Forney Community Park for Thursday night concerts and Friday night flicks. For those of you with a competitive spirit, be sure to participate in the BBQ Cook-Off and Festival in June. Taste your favorites from locals around the area while listening to live music and joining in family-friendly activities. It’s all for a good cause, too—the proceeds benefit local food pantries. And don’t forget the Independence Day Celebration where a spectacular firework display lights up the sky for the 4th, and the Trail of Treats, featuring costume contests and treats for the spooky Halloween holiday. Forney is fabulous all year round!


Summertime was made for fun and the town of Mesquite kicks it off in high style with their Summer Sizzle Celebration. Head to Paschall Park for all-day family activities and events including a volleyball tournament in the mud! Fireworks and music top off the evening festivities. Movies in the Park are another great way to get outdoors for some much-deserved entertainment. From June through September, bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy under the stars. And don’t forget about your pawtastic friend this summer. Head to Doggie Splash Day held every August at Vanston Pool. Pup swimsuit contents, swim races and an overall great time paddling with your pup will fill your day with excitement. And finally, who doesn’t like a great camping trip? The Haunted Camp Out lets you and your family enjoy supernatural surprises, campfires, and zip lining at the local campground for a weekend in October! Decorate your tent and wear your best costume while competing for prizes. Dinner and breakfast are included! Mesquite is turning up the heat for a super summer of fun.


Plan a relaxing day by the water at Garland’s Gone Fishing annual March event. Children and adults are welcome to compete for prizes at Ablon Park. Make sure you don’t let the “big one” get away! And the Easter Bunny shouldn’t be the only one who gets to gather eggs. Take your little ones to the Garland Egg Hunt for some”egg-citing” competition finding those candy-filled delights. Of course, the bunny himself will be there for photos. Fanciful face painting and bouncy houses top off the festivities for fun. Garland offers a great time for all!


Like art? Grab your toddler and check out Stroller Tours at the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum once a month. Story time entertains the kids while the art tour sparks conversation for the adults. Fun, fantastic and free! For flower lovers, be sure to stop and smell the roses at Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the area. Over 500,000 blooms are bursting forth from the earth to delight people of all ages from the end of February through the beginning of April. Bring a basket of lunchtime goodies to this year’s theme of “Life’s a Picnic.” And if you enjoy a good motion picture, Dallas Film hosts North Texas’ largest International Film Festival in April. View the many presentations and decide who will take home the top prize. Lastly, no summer would be complete without a visit to the Texas State Fair. Check out the rodeo, livestock exhibits and award-winning food. Live music, barbeque and chili challenges top off the activities during this late September and October event. Why not try to win a blue ribbon to display in your new home by entering your prized recipe in the cooking contents? Dallas is delightful anytime of the year!

Big city family fun is just minutes from your home in Stoney Creek. Pack up the family and meet some friends at one of the many events and festivities your nearby towns have to offer!

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