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Family Friendly Weekend Events {September 23-25, 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 September 23

McKinney Oktoberfest

Celebrating its 15th year, McKinney Oktoberfest draws close to 80,000 attendees and attracts visitors from all over north Texas. Tapping into the colorful tradition that began in Munich, Germany in 1810, McKinney Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing and children’s activities while staying honoring the many cultural contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas.

When: September 23 – September 25
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free admission


Saturday September 24

Big Blue Family Fun Day

Join to celebrate the opening of Big Blue Swim School in Plano, TX! Get a first look at their new state-of-the-art swim school while enjoying live entertainment like face painters, giveaways, and ice-cream! They’ll be offering tours, and also have entertainment and activities inside and out! This event is FREE and open to the public.

When: September 24, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Big Blue Swim School, Plano
Cost: Free


Sunday September 25

Christ United Fair

They will have a whole gambit of fair games, fair themed food trucks, pumpkins, chalk art and more! This is a great chance to gather in community and help to build some for others! Invite your friends and neighbors for some Fall fun.

When: September 25, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: CUMC, Plano
Cost: Free

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 & Garden

When: through October 2
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: included with admission

DFM Pumpkin Patch

When: through October 31
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: Free

Join Peppa on her Aquarium Adventure!

When: through September 30
Where: Sea Life Aquarium
Cost: included with admission

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch 2022

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

Pumpkin Nights Dallas

When: through October 30
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: Adults $18 weekdays, $26 weekends; kids $14 weekdays, $18 weekends

Music & Movies

When: every Friday & Saturday through October 21
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

Live on the Stage at Grandscape

When: every Friday & Saturday, 7 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

The Big Top is coming to Little Elm Park

When: September 23 – October 2
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: from $8

Pumpkin Patch, at the Blase Family Farm, Rockwall, TX

When: September 24 – October 30
Where: Blase Family Farm, Rockwall
Cost: $10 per person

Family Weekends

When: September 24, October 8, October 29
Where: Sammons Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

Fall at Yesterland Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through November 6
Where: Yesterland Farm, Canton
Cost: from $22.95 online

7th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: September 24 – November 6
Where: Team Family Farms, Aubrey
Cost: $12 Monday – Friday, $20 Saturday and Sunday

2022 Pumpkin Patch Season

When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 30
Where: Barton Farms, Van Alstyne
Cost: $10 per person

Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through November 5
Where: Lone Star Family Farm, Stephenville
Cost: $17 per person

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday through December 17
Where: Legacy West, Plano
Cost: Free

Christ United Pumpkin Patch

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: CUMC, Plano
Cost: Free

Autumn at the Arboretum

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


More Fun Weekend Events

Vintage Market Days Denton/Fort Worth

When: September 23 – 25
Where: NRS Arena, Decatur
Cost: $15 Friday, $10 Saturday and Sunday

Fort Worth Oktoberfest

When: September 22 – 24
Where: Trinity Park, Fort Worth
Cost: $10 – $20

Kids Jam Night … Shhhh Its Parents Night Out

When: September 23, 6 pm
Where: Rockstars of Tomorrow, Frisco
Cost: $35 per child

Parents Night Out

When: September 23, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Ninja Nation, Frisco
Cost: tba

Ballads & Bonfires

When: September 23, 6.45 pm – 8.15 pm
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: This is a FREE for those with an annual pass card to Stewart Creek Park. Those that do not have an annual pass will need to purchase a daily entry permit at the park entry kiosk.

Community Garage Sale

When: September 24, 7 am – 12 pm
Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Allen
Cost: Free

Plano Balloon Festival Races

When: September 24 – 25
Where: Oak Point Park, Plano
Cost: $20 – $165

2022 St. Jude Walk/Run 5K

When: September 24, 7 am – 12 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: tba

Hispanic Heritage

When: September 24 – 25
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Celina Heritage Festival

When: September 24, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

FREE Property Maintenance Workshop

When: September 24, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: 777 E 15th St, Plano
Cost: Free, registration required

Bark in the Park

When: September 24, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Jupiter Football Fields, Allen
Cost: Free, registration required

Garden Green in Plano Fair 2022

When: September 24, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Environmental Education Building, Plano
Cost: Free, registration required

Mariposa Market

When: September 24, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free

Cat Kid Comic Club – Kids Make Comics Day

When: September 24, 10.30 am
Where: Little Elm Public Library
Cost: Free, registration required

Critter Club

When: September 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

BarnHill’s Saturday Sip n Shop

When: September 24, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: BarnHill Vineyard, Anna
Cost: Free

Teen Comic and Manga Workshop

When: September 24, 12 pm – 2.45 pm
Where: Little Elm Public Library
Cost: Free, registration required

Murphy Maize Days

When: September 24, 12 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park
Cost: Free

Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day 2022

When: September 24, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Frisco Heritage Center
Cost: $5 – $15

5th Annual Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall

When: September 24, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: Free – $60

Willow Bend Kid’s Club!

When: September 24, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: Free

Viva Farmers Branch

When: September 24, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cost: Free

Library Putt Putt

When: September 24, 6.30 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free, registration required

Shop Local Sunday

When: September 25, 4 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: Free


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