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Family Friendly Weekend Events {August 6 – 8, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

Fun Things to do This Weekend


There are some great things to do and fun events happening nearby!

Friday August 6

Summer of Sculpture:ZimSculpt – LAST WEEKEND

This is a chance to see more than 100 hand-selected, important modern sculptures artfully displayed throughout the acclaimed Dallas Arboretum. ZimSculpt features exquisite sculptures of several dozen contemporary Zimbabwean artists displayed throughout the garden.

When: through August 8
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $10 – $15


Saturday August 7

Clamour Live – Fan Convention in Dallas

Clamour Live is a safe, fun, social media creator fan event for teens and tweens and their favorite social media creators.

When: August 6 – 8
Where: Sheraton Dallas
Cost: from $49

Sunday August 8

Jurassic World – LAST WEEKEND

The exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in interactive scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life… right before your eyes.

When: through August 8
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: Adults $29.50, Kids $19.50 (3-15)


Farmers Markets

Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

Plano Farmers/Artisan Market, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend

McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square

Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

More Fun Weekend Events

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

When: through February 21
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: through January 22
Where: Secret Location, Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

When: every Saturday, various times
Where: Cathy’s Critters, Princeton
Cost: $10 per person

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Lava Cantina, The Colony
Cost: Admission is FREE it’s just a great time that’s good for the whole family! You can also enjoy $2 OFF KIDS MEALS DURING THE MOVIE!

Plano Metropolitan Ballet Presents: Aladdin

When: January 7 – 22
Where: Courtyard Theatre, Plano
Cost: $20 per person

Teen Night

When: every Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: JW Entertainment, Allen
Cost: tba

Family Storytime

When: every Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: McKinney Library
Cost: Free

Little Sweetheart Dance

When: January 22, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: $20 per person

More Fun Weekend Events

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. 

When: through October 3
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Included with admission

Summer Clubhouse – All About Animals

When: August 6, 10 am – 11 am
Where: The Colony Parks & Rec
Cost: FREE

Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience

Take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show.  

When: through September 3
Where: Secret Location Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Wicked – Dallas Summer Musicals

When: through September 5
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
Cost: from $88

Sensory Friendly DaysSensory Friendly Day is an exclusive time at Plano’s pools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, interactive learning experience in a comfortable environment. 

When: August 8, 11 am
Where: Plano Pools
Cost: included with admission

Creekside Live

When: every Friday in August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Watters Creek
Cost: FREE 

Dive In Movies

Every Friday, enjoy hit family friendly movies pool side at the Frisco Water Park. Movies are included with daily admission or valid memberships.

When: August 6, 8 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: included with admission


Kids Movie Saturday at Lava Cantina

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free


Sand Castles & Story Time

Join us for a morning of fun and relaxation on the new swim beach at Stewart Creek Park! Storytime, read by your favorite characters (Session 3: Anna & Elsa from Frozen) will run from 9:00 – 10:00am followed by an hour of building sand castles on the beach. Prizes will be awarded each session for the best castles! 

When: August 7, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: $5 per family

Plano Trade Days

Great Vintage Market with quality vendors selling all kinds of great treasures and bargains. Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Crafts, Memorabilia, Repurposed Jewelry, Furniture, and much more! 

When: August 7 – 8
Where: Plano Market Square Mall
Cost: Free entry

McKinney Sips of Summer

Stroll through the charming streets of Historic Downtown McKinney while tasting 20 unique and refreshing beverages! Support local small businesses on this Sip and Stroll while having fun!

When: August 7, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $30

Ride In Movie Night Featuring Luca

We will be hosting a “Ride-in Movie” to view the Pixar film Luca. Luca is a fun film about friendship and adventure but a great depiction of how Vespa is “The greatest thing humans ever made”. (think drive-in movie)

When: August 7, 7.30 pm
Where: Plano Kawasaki Suzuki Roxor Vespa
Cost: FREE

Movies on the Beach

When: August 7, 8 pm – 11 pm
Where: Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie
Cost: $15/vehicle entry fee to the park ($20 on holiday weekends), movies are FREE!


More Things to Do

Are you ready to plan ahead or want to see what a list of things to do this month?

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