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Family Friendly Weekend Events {July 16 – 18, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

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Fun Things to do This Weekend

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

Friday July 16

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 17

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

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Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. 

When: through October 3
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Included with admission

Sunday July 18

Sensory Sunday – The Crayola Experience


These special mornings are designed for kids and families who would like to experience the attraction adapted just for sensory needs.

When: July 18, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: The Crayola Experience Plano
Cost: Included with general admission (for discount tickets see OUR POST)

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

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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)

Summer Clubhouse – Magical Mysterious Suitcase Scientist

When: July 16, 10 am – 11 am
Where: The Colony Parks & Rec
Cost: FREE

Summer Music Series

When: July 16, 7.30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Celina & The Square
Cost: FREE

Summer Flash Back Films

When: July 16, 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: FREE

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 17 & 18
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 16, 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: every Friday in July, 8 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: included with admission

Kids Movie Saturday at Lava Cantina

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free

DinoSorcery Magic Show

Prepare to be amazed! Alan Paoletti (of AP Magic) will knock your socks off with this delightful dino-themed stage show! Suitable for guests of all ages.

When: July 17, 1 pm – 1.30 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: $10 for kids 3 – 17, $13 for adults

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