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The Best Family Friendly Weekend Events {April 22 – 24, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out. We rely on pricing being provided by event hosts but this information is not always available and we recommend checking directly with the event host.


Friday April 22

Earthx 2022 Expo

Earthx2022 is the largest green gathering on the planet held around Earth Day in April to celebrate progress, impact and innovation.

When: April 22 – 24
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
Cost: Free


Saturday April 23

Heroes for Children 5K Race

The Heroes for Children 5K & Family Fun Run is a family-friendly race and party to raise awareness and funds for families affected by pediatric cancer in Texas. Additional activities include a family fun zone, community sponsored events and a Gold Go Gold Art exhibit. 5K runners will receive an event T-shirt and the first 300 finishers will receive a special Heroes for Gold Ribbon medal.

When: April 23, from 8 am
Where: Hall Park, Frisco
Cost: The 5K entry fee is $40 for adults and $25 for those 18-years-old and younger. The Family Fun Run fee is $25 for adults and $10 for those 18-years-old and younger. Use code HEROESRUNS for $5 off. Register HERE.


Sunday April 24

Adriatica Village Spring Forward Wine Walk

Enjoy strolling through beautiful Adriatica Village with family or friends, tasting delectable wines at various village restaurants, and shopping at Adriatica businesses and pop-up shops throughout the village!

When: April 24, 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Adriatica Village, McKinney
Cost: $25


Ongoing Events

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

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

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

Ongoing Events

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

Spring Break at JadeWaters

When: every Sunday in April & May, 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas
Cost: included with accommodation


More Fun Weekend Events

Dallas Art Fair

When: April 22 – 24
Where: 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas
Cost: $25

Art in the Square

When: April 22 – 24
Where: Southlake Town Square
Cost: tba

Great American Cleanup 2022 – Plano

When: April 23, 8 am – 1 pm
Where: Participants may choose a park, trail, creek or roadway from our list of pre-determined sites.
Cost: Free

Barre on the Farm

When: April 23, 9 am – 10 am
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: $20

Spring Japanese Festival

When: April 23 – 24
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Cost: Adults $12, kids 6 – 15 $6, kids under 6 are Free

Acton Children’s Business Fair

When: April 23, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Rainbows Over Frisco

When: April 23, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Frisco Commons Park
Cost: tba

Lewisville ColorPalooza

When: April 23, 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Cost: tba

Cajun Fest 2022

When: April 23 – 24
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Admission is free, parking is $5

The Morning After, A Dallas Observer Brunch Event

When: April 23, 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Dallas City Hall Plaza
Cost: from $35

TexasFest Dallas – Frisco

When: April 23, 10.45 am – 8.45 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Zip Line Day

When: April 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: $12

BRAVO! – Dance Performance

When: April 24, 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Allen Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium
Cost: $20

Plano Community Band presents “Goin’ National”

When: April 24, 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Eisemann Performance Center, Richardson
Cost: Free

Concert by the Creek

When: April 24, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

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