It’s not hard to have fun on a day (or night) out in Lewisville, TX—from breweries and escape rooms to the arts and annual events everyone looks forward to. Take your pick!
Restaurants and Breweries
These hotspots are perfect for celebratory dinners, a day out, lunch with friends, and everything in between. Keep in mind that breweries and distilleries may not allow people under 21 to join you on a tour or at a tasting, so check with staff before you go!
Bendt Distilling Co.
Formerly known as Witherspoon Distillery, Bendt Distilling Co. is still located in Old Town Lewisville and still serves up amazing all-American whiskey. Their products include a blended whiskey, a single barrel reserve, and seasonal offerings. The best way to taste them is right where they’re made! Sixty-minute tours plus spirit tastings are offered on Fridays and Saturdays.
While tours are limited to 21+ visitors, Bendt’s tasting hall, lounge, and outdoor whiskey garden are open to families. You’ll find a large selection of craft cocktails. And don’t miss Happy Hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 PM.
There are so many great restaurants in Lewisville, from BBQ and Latin cuisine to Japanese fare and fried chicken. The options are so diverse that we wrote a whole blog post on it! Find more info on Lewisville restaurants here.
GatSplat has three locations, including one in Lewisville that offers paintball, nerf parties, and axe throwing. It’s a great way to get active and blow off some steam in a climate-controlled environment! GatSplat is super popular for kids’ (and adults’) parties, but you can make an easy online reservation to play anytime they’re open. Each GatSplat has a pizza place that delivers to its location, and you can bring your own food and beverages as well.
InterSkate has everything you need for a fun day out in Lewisville: a floor that can accommodate over 1,000 skaters; a snack bar; secure lockers for your belongings; a great sound system; and the option to rent inline skates, speed skates, and quad skates.
Open skating is offered frequently for $6 admission, but InterSkate has lots of fun events too, like Adult Skate Night and MLK Day Skate. You can even take skating lessons.
Labyrinth combines the fun and challenge of escape rooms and obstacle courses to make a totally unique experience. Their 42 mini-games (called Levels) provide an opportunity for your team to work together, experiment, delegate, and more in your quest to beat the Level.
There are also four party rooms, where you can bring presents, cake, and your own decorations to celebrate a special occasion!
Lake Lewisville and Lewisville Lake Park
We’re lucky to have a beautiful place like Lake Lewisville so close by! It offers amazing opportunities to relax by the shore, fish, hike, or just play with friends. May we suggest golf or disc golf? Rent a boat or use your own for a relaxing day on the water.
Lewisville Fishing Barge
What’s better than fishing? Fishing in a fully air-conditioned (or heated) barge on Lake Lewisville! Lewisville Fishing Barge has been around since 1957, offering kids, adults, and families opportunities to fish all year round for bass, crappie, carp, catfish, and buffalo. Ready for a fun day? Just show up! The Barge can provide fishing poles, bait, and tackle.
Main Event Lewisville
Main Event is a one-stop shop for a fun day. Besides 22 lanes of bowling, it has:
- Mini golf
- Laser tag
- Rock climbing
- Virtual reality
And when you and your friends or the kids are done running around, sit down for a meal at Main Event’s full-service restaurant and bar.
Painting with a Twist®
If you’re ready for something a little more artistic than bowling, fishing, or paintball, how about a fun painting tutorial? Painting with a Twist in Lewisville is a relaxed atmosphere where you can BYOB with friends or family to enjoy two hours of painting. And you get to take your masterpiece home!
Past paintings include:
- Midnight Moon
- Various bouquets
- Winter Northern Lights
- Rustic Field of Lavender
- And many more!
Just make sure to reserve your seat because painting parties fill up fast.
Zone Action Park
Zone Action Park is divided into five fun “zones,” so everyone has their pick of the activity they like best!
- Speed Zone (go-kart racing)
- Game Zone (video game arcade)
- Golf Zone (mini golf)
- Bounce Zone (bounce houses)
- Strike Zone (baseball and softball batting cages)
Indoor and outdoor activities mean Zone Action Park is fun no matter the weather in DFW. And when you get hungry, delicious food like pizza, fries, hot dogs, and wings are ready to order.
All the escape rooms in Lewisville have the same premise: Work with your team to solve puzzles and riddles that allow you to “escape” the themed room in which you’re trapped. They’re great for birthday parties and team-building, and they’re a great date night idea. Themes change frequently, so even if you’ve visited once, you’ll want to come back!
Past rooms include:
- Search and Rescue Mobile Game
- THE UNREMEMBERED Augmented Reality, Mall-Wide Escape Game
- Defcon 1 (Cold-War-themed)
Past rooms include:
- Country Club Heist
- Nuclear Shuttle
- Code Back Slash
Music, Art, Theater, and Dance
Lewisville Lake Symphony
Lewisville Lake Symphony is a community orchestra that puts on shows at various locations throughout the year. In the past, they’ve played at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, Herring Rec Center, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Flower Mound, and other locations. A ticket to an individual concert costs $25, but you can save by purchasing season tickets, and treat yourself to many nights of beautiful music!
Visual Art League
The Visual Art League (VAL) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting and celebrating fine crafts and visual arts. Its goals are:
- To provide a diverse, enriching experience to members of the local community
- To encourage creative expression
It provides a wide range of workshops, performances, exhibitions, and art talks and demos in all types of mediums. You’re certain to find something to suit your tastes!
Find the Visual Art League in Lewisville at: 100 N Charles Street
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre exists in the oldest building in Lewisville! It was established as a non-profit in 1983 and has been serving the community with the performing arts ever since. Recent shows include:
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- God of Carnage
- The Fantasticks
- Laughter on the 23rd Floor
LakeCities Ballet Theatre (LBT)
LBT was established with the goal of providing a performing outlet for local dancers and dance students. It has grown since 1984 into a strong community asset, putting on well-regarded shows each season, as well as its annual Nutcracker performance. International guest artists that have joined LakeCities ballerinas include members of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
Our Productions Theatre Co.
Our Productions has been presenting new, classic, and diverse performances since 1993, when it was established. Besides plays for both adults and children, it has a few other offerings for the community:
- Play Readers Club – A book-club-style gathering of professionals and patrons that meets every Thursday to discuss scripts.
- The Young Artist Training Program (YATP) – A conservatory-style program that admits students by audition each year. Most train with YATP for more than five years, gaining invaluable experience in the performing arts.
The Actors Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
The ACT’s focus is children. Since 1999, they’ve been bringing classic literature to kids through musicals and plays. Besides acting in plays, kids can even take part in producing them. The ACT’s plays are a lot of fun to get involved with and fun to watch too!
Recent plays have included:
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
- Beauty and the Beast Jr.
- Frozen Jr.
- The Rainbow Fish Musical
Best Little Brewfest in Texas
Since 2014, the Best Little Brewfest in Texas has been happening right in our backyards: Old Town Lewisville. The 2020 date hasn’t been set yet, but it’s sure to be a good time for people over 21. The brewery lineup in 2019 numbered over 70, with wine and hard seltzer represented as well. And don’t forget the music! In 2019 it included:
- The Enablers
- Colin Hill (of Stereo Fuse)
- Loyal Sally
- And more
Even better than beer and music? Proceeds that go to charity! In this case, Cloud 9 Charities.
The Best Little Brewfest 2019 was at: 151 W Church Street
It’s all about the art at Lewisville ColorPalooza. In 2020 the event will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10 AM to 7 PM. You can find:
- Sidewalk chalk art demos
- Artisan market
- Live cultural and music performances
- A DIY tie-dye station
- And more
Lewisville Western Days
We’ve written about Lewisville Western Days before (Read that post here.), and it’s still going strong. In 2020 you’ll find it in Old Town Lewisville on September 25 and 26. Admission is free before 7 PM and $10 after. Enjoy live music, food, shopping, and themed events, all of which highlight the spirit and history of the west.
Find Lewisville Western Days in: Old Town Lewisville
Old Town Holiday Stroll
Old Town Holiday Stroll is a day packed with fun! It will occur on December 5, 2020 from 8 AM to 8 PM. Bring the whole family for:
- Pancakes and pictures with Santa
- Pony rides and a petting zoo
- A tree-lighting ceremony
- A movie in the Plaza
- And more
Sounds of Lewisville
Check out this awesome free concert series in 2020 beginning June 2. Every Tuesday night in June and July a different act will be featured from 7 to 9:30 PM. Bring your blanket to Wayne Ferguson Plaza for a fantastic night of music. Sounds of Lewisville has been a Lewisville tradition since 1991, and lucky fans have gotten to see such big names as the Dixie Chicks and King Creole!