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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


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

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

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

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

More Things to Do

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