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Family Friendly Weekend Events {March 11 – 13, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend

Fun Things to do 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 11

Ocean X 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 12

Prairie Playland Grand Opening

Traders Village will be OPEN ALL WEEK, March 12-20, 2022 for the Grand Opening of Prairie Playland.

Join during Spring Break for live music, activities for kids, entertainment, and of course all of the 12 amusement park rides will be open 11AM-8PM!

Don’t spend a fortune during Spring Break 2022, bring the whole family to the Prairie Playland for rides, food, and live entertainment.

When: March 12 – March 20
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Free admission, $5 parking


Sunday March 13

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: through 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

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

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

Spring Break on the Farm

When: through March 20
Where: Team Family Farms, Aubrey
Cost: $10 ages 2 and up


More Fun Weekend Events

Field Day at Legacy Hall

When: March 11, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: FREE

Friday Night Market

When: March 11, 6 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: FREE

Braiding Class

When: March 11, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: Sweet & Sassy Plano
Cost: $30

Live on the Stage at Grandscape

When: March 11, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grandscape
Cost: Free

Dino & Dragon Stroll

When: March 12 – 13
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center
Cost: TBA

McKinney Shamrock Run 5K

When: March 12, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: TUPPS Brewery
Cost: $30

Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament

When: March 12, 9 am
Where: Grandscape
Cost: $60 team for recreational teams

Dallas St Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 12, 9 am – 3 pm (Parade Steps off at Greenville and Blackwell: 11:00am (sharp))
Where: Greenville & Blackwell, Dallas
Cost: Free

McKinney St Patrick’s Day Beer Walk

When: March 12, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: $30

Haggard Library Train Show

When: March 12 – 13
Where: Haggard Library, Plano
Cost: Free

Kids Fest & Festival de la Familia

When: March 12 – 13
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Admission is Free, $5 parking

Cat in the Hat

When: March 12, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free

The Cove turns 1 – Luau

When: March 12, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: The Cove at the Lakefront
Cost: Included with regular admission

Willow Bend Kids Club

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

Family Movie Encanto

When: March 12, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Little Elm Public Library
Cost: Free (registration required)

Zip Line Day

When: March 12, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: $12

Creature Movie Series – Godzilla (2014)

When: March 12, 6 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: $5

Drive in Movie – Encanto

When: March 12, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Allen
Cost: $25 per vehicle

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