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The Best Family Friendly Weekend Events {October 8-11, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Fun Things to do and Events this Weekend

There are some great things to do and fun events happening nearby!

Dallas Events this Weekend


Friday October 8

State Fair of Texas

When: through October 17
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
Cost: from $10 per person

State Fair Wheel

Saturday October 9

Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch

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

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Sunday October 10

Autumn at the Arboretum

This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia! Our signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.

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

Best Pumpkin patches Arboretum

Ongoing Events

Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

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

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

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

Family Funtoberfest at Frisco Fresh Market

When: October 9 – 10
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
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

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

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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

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

Celina Oktoberfest

When: October 9, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: $5 per adult, kids free

Plano Food & Wine Festival

When: October 9 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $45 – $80

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