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Family Friendly Weekend Events {July 9 – 11, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend


Friday July 9

Summer of Sculpture:ZimSculpt

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 July 10

Christmas in July

Can’t wait for the holidays? Take a photo in a giant snow globe decked in a summer theme that is sure to be your funniest Christmas card yet. Make a Christmas ornament while enjoying the sunshine.

When: July 10, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Downtown Carrollton
Cost: FREE


Sunday July 11

Plano Symphony Orchestra Family Series – Heroes & Villains

What is a great story without a great villain or a hero? Enjoy a chamber ensemble from the Plano Symphony Orchestra as it introduces great characters from Harry Potter, Superman, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, and more! Villains like Ursula in The Little Mermaid or Cruela de Vil in 101 Dalmatians often have great melodies to bring their huge personalities to life! In this 45- minute performance, families with children 2 – 12 will learn about instruments in the orchestra, hear great music, and even participate in the action on stage! 

When: July 11, 3 pm – 3.45 pm
Where: Plano North Texas Performing Arts
Cost: $12 (BUY HERE)


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

Jurassic World: The Exhibition at Grandscape in The Colony

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)

Sensory Friendly Days

Sensory Friendly Day is an exclusive time at Plano’s pools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, interactive learning experience in a comfortable environment. Cost is regular admission, and participants are welcome to stay once the pool opens to the public.

When: July 9 & 11, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Plano Pools
Cost: Regular admission

Creekside Live

When: every Friday in July and August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Watters Creek
Cost: FREE

Dive In Movie Night

When: every Friday in July, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
Cost: included with admission

Free Summer Language Camp

When: July 10, 10.30 am & 11.30 am
Where: Frisco Library
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.

When: July 9, 8 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: included with admission

Kids Movie Saturday at Lava Cantina

When: July 10, 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 2: Baby Sharks) 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! Registration fee of $5/family includes entry into the park for one vehicle. Register by calling Parks & Recreation at (972)625-1106, or register online at PlayTC.com.

When: July 10, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: $5 per family

McKinney Margarita Stroll

Sip, shop and stroll through downtown McKinney!

When: July 10, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: $15 – $30

Raptors Then & Now

Join us as we welcome animal ambassadors from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. From 1pm-2pm, enjoy a fantastic presentation about “Raptors Now.” Your ticket also includes admission into our Creature Corral, to visit with “Raptors Then” before or after the presentation. 

When: July 10, 1 pm – 2 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: $10 for kids 3 – 17, $13 for adults

3rd Annual Bastille Day

Bonjour! Join us as we celebrate all things French with a free live performance by La Pompe, fresh crêpes, and St-Germain French 75s! Spend a luxurious Sunday with friends and see all there is to discover, eat, and drink at Legacy Hall in honor of Bastille Day.

When: July 11, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: Free – $120

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