Levitt Pavilion, Arlington
The Levitt Pavilion in Arlington is one of our summer go-to places! Whether it’s a children’s concert in the morning, or a family concert under the stars, we know we are going to have a great time!
With over 50 FREE concerts scheduled each year, they have gone above and beyond for the very best experience for their guest, and here are some of my Mommy Tips to make sure you have a wonderful time!
Know Before You Go
The entire venue is non-smoking.
Bring glow sticks for kiddos during evening performances!
They do ask for a donation after each concert, but no pressure!
Pack your picnic blanket or folding chairs for an evening on the lawn. All the seating at the Levitt Pavilion is on the Brock-Saxe Great Lawn. If you are bringing a blanket, arrive just a little earlier to assure a good, unobstructed view of the stage. If you have little ones and think it might be too loud, set up back behind the sound equipment in the middle of the yard. During large crowds in the evening, Abrams Rd. is closed, and the crowd spills out into the street.
For morning concerts, the shadiest seating is going to be in the very front, and on the right side of the stage, if you are facing it.
Don’t stress about parking. There is always plenty of parking, and it’s all FREE. The Levitt Pavilion has worked with most of the large parking spaces in the vicinity to allow parking during concerts. Avoid smaller lots and private parking. I prefer to park at city hall (after hours), which has the least traffic after the concerts.
During the evening concerts, visit one of the Pavilion vendors, such as J. Gilligans. Food and drinks, including alcohol, are sold at vendor tents on Pecan St. Most accept cash and credit cards, but it never hurts to bring cash.
Dress to get wet (at least the kids)! The Levitt Pavilion is located in an Arlington City Park, Founder’s Plaza. Turned off during performances, the splash pad runs daily during the summer months and is a great way to cool off on a warm day! After a Wednesday concert, we walked down the street for lunch and then walked back to let the kids play!
Bring a frisbee or football to play before the concert. The Great Lawn is a wonderful place to play, regardless of if a concert is scheduled that day! During the concerts, many of the older kids just move their games out onto Abrams Rd. which is closed off during evening performances.
Potty Time. While there are porta-potties on the west side of the Pavilion, the Arlington City Hall opens up their restrooms before the concert’s begin.
Don’t leave your pup at home, the Levitt Pavilion is a dog friendly space. Just be sure your dog is well behaved, and provide him with water and be sure to clean up after him!
Things to do in Arlington
The Texas Rangers play at Globe Life Park, and each Friday night following home games the sky is lit up above the stadium with fireworks! Click HERE to read more about fun things to do with kids during the games!
From Levitt Pavilion, you have GREAT food choices all around you! Babe’s Chicken House, Mellow Mushroom, Grease Monkey, Twisted Root Burgers and Flying Fish are all within walking distance!
Whew, there’s a lot to do in Arlington, for a complete list, click HERE.
100 W Abram St, Arlington
Click HERE to visit their website.
Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!
Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun is on PINTEREST! Use it as a quick resource to find activities in different Texas towns! Click HERE!
© Having Fun in the Texas Sun , 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Having Fun in the Texas Sun with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Please click HERE to read our disclaimer.