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Family Friendly Weekend Events {October 22-24, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend

Friday October 22

October Drive In Movie – The Nightmare Before Christmas

From 6 – 7 pm feel free to walk around the farm and see the animals. The movie will begin at 7:00 promptly, and runs 1 hour and 16 minutes long. The sound will be transmitted through FM radio. Refreshments will be on sale and served by carhops so you do not have to exit your vehicle. Patrons are asked to stay within their vehicles while the movie is playing to continue social distancing, with the exception of bathroom usage. There is a maximum limit of 20 vehicles.

When: Friday October 22, 6 pm
Where: Cathy’s Critters, Princeton
Cost: $20 per car

Saturday October 23

2021 Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

When: October 23 – 24
Where: Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Cost: Free Tickets Available, parking from $59 per vehicle

Sunday October 24

Plano Symphony Orchestra Family Series

Join Plano Symphony string and woodwind ensembles for a close-up look at the orchestra and the art of the ballet! Kids 3 – 12 are welcome to dress in costume for this 45-minute interactive performance, which will include music from Coco, Harry Potter, Cruella de Vil, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and more! The Ballet Ensemble of Texas will perform with beautiful costumes and staging to bring the music to life. Young artist Steven Lu will wow all with his spectacular violin playing!

When: October 24, 3 pm- 3.45 pm
Where: Robinson Performing Arts Studio Theater
Cost: $12

Halloween Events

Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

Cobbins Pumpkin Patch

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OPEN Tu-Th & Sundays 11am-7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 11am-9pm

When: through October 31
Where: Cobbins Family Farm, Sanger
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids

PumpkinFest

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 31
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $20 per car

Autumn at the Arboretum

When: through October 31
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: included with admission

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

When: through November 11
Where: Preston Trail Farms
Cost: $10 per person

Pumpkin Patch at Christ UMC Plano

When: through October 31
Where: Christ UMC Plano
Cost: Free to visit (pumpkins for purchase)

Pumpkin Patch – Blase Family Farm

When: through October 31
Where: Blase Family Farm, Rockwall
Cost: $9 per person

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

When: through October 31
Where: Crayola Experience Plano
Cost: included with admission

6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: through November 7
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $15 per person on weekends, $10 per person on weekdays

Fall at YesterLand Farm

When: through November 7
Where: YesterLand Farm, Canton
Cost: $21.95 online $27.95 at the gate

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

2021 Fall Pumpkin Days

When: through October 31
Where: Mainstay Farm Park
Cost: $23.95 online $28.95 at the gate

Spooktacular Nights 2021

When: Fridays and Saturdays through October 30
Where: YesterLand Farm, Canton
Cost: $21.95 online $27.95 at the gate

Pumpkin Nights DFW

When: September 24 – October 31
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: $18-$23 for adults, $14 – $16 for kids (4-12)

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
Where: The Colony
Cost: $25

McKinney Pumpkin Patch

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
Where: 5G Farm, McKinney
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Patch at the Farm

When: Weekends through November 14
Where: Country Critters Farm, Alvarado
Cost: $12 per person

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: Lola’s Local Market, Melissa
Cost: Free admission, $5 parking

The Patch at Creekwood UMC

Brick or Treat

When: through October 31
Where: Lego Land Discovery Center, Grapevine
Cost: included with admission

Pumpkin Dunk

When: October 23, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Apex Center, McKinney
Cost: $10

Trunk or Treat

When: October 23, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: 3220 Teasley Lane, Denton
Cost: Free

FrankenStein Fest

When: October 23, 10 am – 11 am
Where: McCall Plaza Plano
Cost: Free

Trick or Treat Trail

When: October 23, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Towne Lake Park, McKinney
Cost: Free

Beware of the Square

When: October 23, 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

Fall Fest

When: October 23, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Murphy
Cost: Free

Spooky Halloween Party

When: October 23, 5 pm – 6.30 pm
Where: Alpha Omega Gymnastics McKinney
Cost: $25 per child

Castle Hills Annual Fall Festival

When: October 23, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: Castle Hills Village Shops
Cost: Free

4th Annual Trunk or Treat

When: October 23, 6 pm
Where: Wind Rose Academy, Plano
Cost: Free

Adriatica Pumpkin Patch

When: October 24, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Adriatica Village, McKinney
Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat

When: October 24, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Legacy Church, Plano
Cost: Free

Best Pumpkin Patches in North Dallas

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

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


More Fun Weekend Events

Sounds of Summer

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Weekend Playtime!

When: May 28, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Play Street Museum Plano
Cost: $13

The Boho Market at Frisco Square

When: May 28, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

3-Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

When: May 28, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: $42

Family Fun Fest

When: May 28, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Music City Mall, Lewisville
Cost: Free

Ford Pool Opening Day

When: May 28, 11 am
Where: Ford Pool, Allen
Cost: $3 residents, $5 non-residents

May Family Movie – Turning Red

When: May 28, 12.30 pm
Where: Little Elm Public Library
Cost: Free

Klyde Warren Park’s Memorial Day Movie Marathon

When: May 28, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

National Scooter Day

When: May 28, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Edge Skate Park, Allen
Cost: Free

FREE Showing of Encanto + Meet Mirabel & Isabela @ Family Night in the Park

When: May 28, 5 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cost: Free

Super Hero Parents Night Out-Plano

When: May 28, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics Plano
Cost: $35 – $40

Tejano Fest – May 2022

When: May 29, 11 am
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Free event, $5 to park

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

Texas Mineral & Fossil Show Plano

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: Free admission and parking

38th Annual Main Street Fest

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Downtown Grapevine
Cost: Free

Sip n Shop

When: May 20, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Prosper Playhouse
Cost: tba

Moonlight Movies: Raya

When: May 20, 7.30 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park
Cost: Free

Plano Antique Mall – Parking Lot Sale

When: May 21, 7.30 am
Where: Plano Antique Mall
Cost: Free

Kids Fishing Tournament

When: May 21, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

Sandcastles & Storytime

When: May 21, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: $10 resident, $15 non-resident

Dog Days in the Gardens

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: Regular admission for humans and $5 per dog

Brunch & Blooms

When: May 21, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: tba

Square Deal Days

When: May 21, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Shops of Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free

Epic Gran Fiesta

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Epic Waters Grand Prairie
Cost: Included with admission

Family Weekends (FREE!)

When: May 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Bubbles and Butterflies

When: May 21, 10 am – 11.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: Daily entry pass required

Summer Kickoff – Texas

When: May 21, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free

Kids’ Movies and Concerts at The Lakefront™

When: May 21, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Lakefront, Little Elm
Cost: Free

Addison After Dark: Boot Scootin’ Bash

When: May 21, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: Free

Muffins & Mimosas!

When: May 22, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Lonestar Mercantile, Allen
Cost: Free

More Fun Weekend Events

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

When: through October 30
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: through December 12
Where: Secret Location, Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

When: through January 2, 2022
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: $34.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids (3 – 15)

CityLine Live

When: every Friday and Saturday in September and October
Where: CityLine DFW
Cost: FREE

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

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

Credo Beauty Friends & Family Sale

Fall Festival

Sachse Fall Fest

When: October 23, 10 am
Where: Heritage Park, Sachse
Cost: Free

Downtown Plano Beer Walk

When: October 23, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: McCall Plaza, Plano
Cost: $10 – $15

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!

Fall Festival

When: October 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
Cost: Free

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