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Family Friendly Weekend Events {March 25 – 27, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

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

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 March 25

OceanX Adventure

FOR A LIMITED TIME, join the mission to find the elusive giant squid when OceanX takes over the creative world of Crayola for a once-in-lifetime event. So get your mission log, create your ID badge and begin your journey through the sea kelp

When: through April 18
Where: Crayola Experience Plano
Cost: included with admission (for discounted tickets)


Saturday March 26

Texas Forever Fest

Celebrate the food, art and people of our great state at Texas Forever Fest, a family-friendly party as big as Texas

When: March 26, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Haggard Park, Plano
Cost: FREE


Sunday March 27

Prehistoric Park – The Return of the Dinosaurs

The Dinosaurs return to Grapevine this spring! LEARN about Grapevine’s prehistoric past while roaming through the newly-expanded exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs. DIG into the action and enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. EXPLORE the biggest show yet! Day or night with Dinos After Dark exhibit hours. Activities include Boneyard Games, Dig Site to uncover the past, Tracks Trail, Amber Fossil Craft, numerous Exhibit Displays, and Animatronic Dinosaurs

When: March 5 – April 3
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $29 per vehicle, up to 6 persons

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

More Fun Weekend Events

So many Easter Events and Egg Hunts coming up – check out our Easter Post here!

Ongoing Events

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

Butterflies in the Garden

When: through April 10
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: adults $12, children $8

Prehistoric Park: The Return of the Dinosaurs

When: through April 3
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $29 per vehicle, up to 6 persons

Legacy West Music Series

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

Photos with the Bunny

When: through April 16
Where: Stonebriar Center, Frisco
Cost: from $19.99


Other Fun Events

Outdoor Adventure Day

When: March 26, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Allen
Cost: Free

Free Family Weekends

When: March 26, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

The Boho Market at Frisco Square

When: March 26, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free admission

Touch a Truck

When: March 26, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Addison Conference & Theatre Center
Cost: Free

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

When: March 26, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

Willow Bend Kids Club

When: March 26, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: Free

Flower Power Street Fair & Outdoor Market

When: March 26, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Shops at Legacy North
Cost: Free

Frisco Festival of Colors

When: March 26, 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: Independence Parkway Practice Fields
Cost: Free

Plano Parent’s Night Out

When: March 26, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics
Cost: $35 – $40

Spring Break at Jade Waters

When: March 27, 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas
Cost: included with accommodation

Come Fly a Kite

When: March 27, 12.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cost: Free, bring your own kite

Family Friendly Magic Show

When: March 27, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: The Plano House of Comedy
Cost: $15

Winter Jam 2022

When: March 27, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: Credit Union of Texas Event Center, Allen
Cost: $10

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