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

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend


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

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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

Frisco Fresh Market: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

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

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Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm until October 2, 2022
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: included with admission

CityLine Live

When: every Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free admission and $2 off kids meals during the movie

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 Public Library
Cost: Free

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

Sounds of Summer

When: every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo

When: every Saturday, through July 2, 9 am – 9 pm (band starts at 7 pm)
Where: Dallas Zoo
Cost: included with admission

Psychedelic Robot: An Immersive Art & Storytelling Experience

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 21
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: from $32.30

Family Movie Matinee

When: every Friday in June and July, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free

Music & Movies – FREE Live Music

When: every Friday & Saturday in June and July, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free



More Fun Weekend Events

Freedom Friday

When: July 1, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys Plano
Cost: $14.99 for 2 hours

Winos and Dinos: Animatronic Production Tour (21+)

When: July 1, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: tba

Stars & Stripes Weekend

When: July 1 – 3
Where: Frisco Roughriders
Cost: prices vary depending on seating

4th of July Celebration

When: July 2, 8 am
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Denton’s 4th of July Market

When: July 2, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: 101 S Locust St, Denton
Cost: Free

Storybook Saturday – USA Celebration

When: July 2, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Slayter Creek Park, Free
Cost: Free

North Dallas Toy Show

When: July 2, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Celebration Event Center & Ballroom, Plano
Cost: $3, kids 12 and under are Free

4th of July Parade – The Colony

When: July 2, 10.30 am
Where: Parade starts at Peter’s Colony Elementary School on John Yates. The parade route will then head West along Nash Dr., and turn South on Blair Oaks. It will finish at The Colony Five Star Complex North Parking Lot.
Cost: Free

Free First Saturdays

When: July 2, 11 am
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center
Cost: Free

Independence Day Weekend

When: July 2 – 4
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $5 admission through the month of July

Dallas Mimosa Walk: Fourth of July Weekend

When: July 2, 12 pm
Where: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Cost: $35

Splash And Blast 2022

When: July 2, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

25th Annual Liberty By The Lake Festival

When: July 2, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Five Star Sports Complex, The Colony
Cost: Free

Celebrate Coppell: Party in the Park

When: July 2, 6 pm
Where: Andrew Brown Park, East Coppell
Cost: Free

Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration

When: July 2, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park
Cost: Free

City of Carrollton Community Fireworks Display

When: July 2, 9.30 pm
Where: 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton
Cost: Free

4th of July Cupcake Wars

When: July 3, 9 am & 2 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, Allen
Cost: $18 per child

Sachse Red, White, and Blue Blast

When: July 3, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Cost: Free

July Jubilee

When: July 4, 8 am – 10 pm
Where: The Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: tba

Sparks & Stripes: Parade

When: July 4, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Downtown Heritage District, Irving
Cost: Free

City of Rockwall 4th of July Parade

When: July 4, 11 am
Where: Harry Myers Park
Cost: Free

Red White & Brews

When: July 4, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: TUPPS Brewery, McKinney
Cost: Free

Splish Splash Freedom Bash

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Apex Center, McKinney
Cost: $10 member, $14 non members

Fort Worth’s Fourth

When: July 4, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
Cost: Free

Frisco Freedom Fest

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Red, White, Blues & Brews

When: July 4, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy North, Plano
Cost: Free

Sparks & Stripes: Live Music & Fireworks

When: July 4, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Levy Event Plaza, Irving
Cost: Free

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

Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience

Wicked – Dallas Summer Musicals

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.

 

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!

 

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