Things to Do in DeSoto

Things to Do in DeSoto Texas

Looking for a little culture or just some old-fashioned family entertainment? DeSoto has it all. The city hosts a number of activities, events and festivals throughout the year to provide visitors and residents something to do without a long drive — from dances to fishing tournaments to concerts.

DeSoto also promotes hometown spirit and involvement, offering a range of rich, cultural arts experiences as well, including the monthly Fourth Friday Concert Series, the Crawfish Festival, DeSoto Arts Live, Art and Music Festival and an annual festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. These events give residents a chance to mingle with their neighbors while having a great time in their own community.

The Daddy-Daughter Dance is held in early February each year and the Mother-Son Dance takes place on the first Saturday in May. The Easter Bunny also visits DeSoto for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The annual BSW Juneteenth Celebration, which rotates among the Best Southwest Cities of DeSoto, Duncanville, Cedar Hill and Lancaster, kicks off the summer with arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and food. Throughout the summer, free concerts are held at the Outdoor Amphitheater and residents and visitors are invited to bring their picnic baskets and lawn chairs to enjoy the performances.

The Fabulous Fourth Fireworks Celebration is hosted by DeSoto and Lancaster in alternating years, allowing visitors to celebrate the nation’s independence with live music and a spectacular fireworks show. As the holidays approach, Santa Claus makes time on the first Saturday in December to attend DeSoto’s Home Town Holiday festivities.

When it’s time to take a break and experience a little community theater, the Corner Theatre in DeSoto Town Center is the place to go. A state-of-the-art performance facility, the Corner Theatre features a 165-seat black box theater with full lighting and sound capabilities. The venue hosts concerts, plays and a variety of other performances throughout the year. The Corner Theatre is also available for rental by citizens, businesses and community groups.