A break from the ordinary: Spring Break in Downtown Arlington with (or without) your kids

DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON

SPRING BREAK CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 12-20, 2016

Spring break camp, planetarium activities, steam punk shopping, art exhibitions, athletic events, tons of live music, plus St. Patrick’s Day celebrations ranging from relaxing to maxed out. Why spend your Spring Break anywhere else but Downtown Arlington?

Without further ado, check out our Spring Break 2016 calendar of events for the young and young at heart. For information including hours, admission fees (if applicable) and details, simply follow the links.

ALL WEEK

Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

For ages 6-12, this all-day, all week camp culminates in a performance of How to Eat Like a Child and other lessons in not being a grown up. Follow the link to register. Theatre Arlington, Main St.Theatre Arlington spring break camp

Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month, a nationally recognized event that showcases young talent, is celebrated locally by the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in partnership with the Arlington Museum of Art. Arlington Museum of Art, W. Main St.

Planetarium at UT Arlington

Daily star shows for all ages including Cosmic Colors; Dark; From Earth to the Universe; Astronaut; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; and Back to the Moon for Good, plus Pink Floyd: The Wall every Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Art Exhibitions

The Score! Photography exhibit shows the early days of baseball, basketball, and track at UT Arlington; briefly looks at the end of Maverick football; and notes the many Olympians and Paralympians from UTA. Sixth floor, Central Library, UT Arlington.

The Madcap World of John Hernandez, 1978-2015 Art Exhibition: The Gallery at UTA, 169 Fine Arts Building, UT Arlington

DAILY FEATURES

Saturday, March 12

1:00 p.m. UTA Women’s Softball vs Samford, Allan Saxe Softball Field, UT Arlington

1:00 p.m. Museum Day Live!

An annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free. In that spirit, the UT Arlington College of Science will provide free Planetarium shows and host cool, STEM demonstrations, talks and handouts by local organizations. Planetarium at UT Arlington

2:00 p.m. UTA Men’s Baseball vs Arkansas State Game 2, Clay Gould Ballpark, UT Arlington

2:00 p.m. UTA Women’s Tennis vs New MexicoTennis Center, UT Arlington

6:00 p.m.  UTA Women’s Softball vs Arizona, Allan Saxe Softball Field, UT Arlington

9:00 p.m. Bo Hennessey live Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, Mesquite St.

Sunday, March 13

11:00 a.m. UTA Women’s Softball vs SamfordAllan Saxe Softball Field, UT Arlington

1:00 p.m. UTA Men’s Baseball vs Arkansas State Game 3Clay Gould Ballpark, UT Arlington

Tuesday, March 15

2:00 p.m. UTA Men’s Tennis vs ColombiaTennis Center, UT Arlington

7:00 p.m. UTA Men’s Baseball vs Texas TechGlobe Life Park, Arlington

Wednesday, March 16

2:00 p.m. UTA Women’s Tennis vs MarylandTennis Center, UT Arlington

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17

In addition to those listed below, visit the Downtown Arlington website for a complete listing of restaurants and pubs to visit on St. Patrick’s Day or any other!

all day J. Gilligan’s 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Deryl DoddJ. Gilligan’s, Abram St.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

all day St. Patrick’s Day at Hooligan’sHooligan’s Pub, Abram St.

all day St. Patrick’s Day at J.R. Bentley’sJ.R. Bentley’s, Abram St.

Live music at 9:00 p.m.

1:00 and 3:00 p.m.  UTA Women’s Softball vs Cleveland State Games 1 and 2Allan Saxe Softball Field, UT Arlington

3:00 p.m. UTA Men’s Tennis vs MarylandTennis Center, UT Arlington

7:30 p.m. Symphony Arlington presents: Kyle ShermanArlington Music Hall, Center St.

Friday, March 18

7:30 p.m. Arlington Music Hall presents: The DevonshiresArlington Music Hall, Center St.

9:00 p.m. Whiskey Bent Rambler live, Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, Mesquite St.

Saturday, March 19

all day National Cheerleaders Association Spring ClassicCollege Park Center, UT Arlington

1:00 and 3:00 p.m. UTA Women’s Softball vs Louisiana Games 1 and 2Allan Saxe Softball Field, UT Arlington

2:00 p.m. Cosmic Crow Collective presents: Steampunk SaturdayzCosmic Crow Collective, Abram St.

9:00 p.m. Metro Rocket Band live, Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, Mesquite St.

Sunday, March 20

all day National Cheerleaders Association Spring ClassicCollege Park Center, UT Arlington

Do you know of other Spring Break activities happening in Downtown Arlington? Let us know in our comments section!