As pandemic restrictions are lifted throughout the state, residents of Dallas and surrounding areas can look forward to a summer filled with community events, programs, activities, and entertainment. However, we should proceed with caution, keeping in mind that COVID19 is still a serious concern. According to some experts, the chance to gain a bit of normalcy by traveling, visiting friends and relatives, and soaking up the sun and fun available to us this summer will be a boost to our overall mental health and wellness. Still, those with underlying health conditions must continue to take extra steps to limit their contact with those who might have the virus.

Here’s a list of what the Metroplex has to offer this summer.  Use good judgment and enjoy!

Now that school is out, the kids are ready to explore, engage, and be empowered.  Here’s a list of everything from fishing tournaments to baby proms!  Click below to see what we mean.

Nothing says summer fun like Vacation Bible School.

Click to check out your choices. If you’re strategic, you can have your kids enrolled at various churches around town. Here are a few others in the community you might be interested in as well: Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, Concord Baptist Church, Dallas, One Community Church, (Plano, Lewisville, and Denton), Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Duncanville, Westside  Baptist Church, Lewisville, Hamilton Park United Methodist  Church, Dallas.

Adults love the summer too. Here are some grown and sexy events to consider.

If you’re excited about circulating your dollars with black-owned businesses, here’s an opportunity. Afro Soca Love Marketplace & After Party takes place Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th from 11:00a to 5:00p. It’s a Black-Owned Marketplace that provides food, good energy, and fun for the whole family. Brought to you by Afro Soca Love & Love Tribe Supply Store. Check out the link above for more details.

Manifest Your Purpose (MYP) Juneteenth Pop Up Shop! Join their Juneteenth celebration by shopping and networking with 50+ local black-owned businesses. There will be an array of items to choose from including women and men’s apparel, beauty products, art, stationery, and much, much more.

There will also be several Insta-worthy photo ops, amazing food, and drinks sponsored by Tequila with Friends (TWF), and even though admission is free, they are requesting that you register. Mark your calendar for this Saturday, June 18th from 11:00a to 4:00p. Remember to click the link above.

And if health, wellness, and spirituality are on your radar, check out the following:

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in collaboration with the L.I.R.A. Group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the development, coaching, promoting and teaching of life-skills to underserved youth and young adults, will host the 2022 Juneteenth 3K Walk & Festival on Saturday, June 18th, from 9:00a to 3:00p. The event will start with a Health & Wellness Walk and end with a free Community Festival. Register to participate in the Health & Wellness Walk on Eventbrite: There will be live entertainment, selling vendors, and free activities for the children. For additional information, you may contact the Community Center at (214) 674-8418 or visit

If you are a fan of PJ Morton, Dove and Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and musician, you’re really in for a treat! On June 19th, 2022, Mr. Morton’s Watch the Sun Tour will bring him to The House of Blues (Dallas).  His notoriety and reputation precede him, but if you follow the link above, you will be remarkably informed, and if you weren’t acquainted with him or his music prior, chances are you’ll be compelled to check him out and become a new fan, his biography is just that appealing.

Being a Melanin Mom (“BAMM”), a non-profit organization and outlet dedicated to self-love, freedom, gratitude, and elevation, working with the community, providing resources to elevate the motherhood experience for themselves and those around them. BAMMFEST invites you to its 2nd Annual Black owned Experience Expo. July 10th, 2022 from 11:00a to 3:00p. A summer family-friendly event that provides an opportunity for black-owned businesses in the DFW metroplex to showcase their merchandise and resources in our community. More information when you click on the link above.

The key to enjoying any event is to get there and home safely. Remember, when you’re on the road in the summer months there are more distractions, more inexperienced drivers, more tourists, more kids out playing, and inevitably, more alcohol consumption – especially during holiday weekends like Memorial Day (click the link for accident statistics) Additionally, the problems that extremely hot days can cause for auto safety concerns like under-inflated tires that can lead to blowouts, the rule is to be prepared and vigilant every time you’re behind the wheel.

With an expectation of close to 5 million visitors annually to the Dallas Metro area, which includes Dallas,Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, and Tarrant counties, there will be lots of people on the roads this summer. If youre traveling to an event and involved in car or truck wreck, the Law Offices of Houston M. Smith serve each of those counties.

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