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Family Friendly Weekend Events {September 17-19, 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 September 17

Oktoberfest

Join us for our great Oktoberfest celebration! Let the kids play at the carnival while you drink seasonal brews and listen to some great polka music!

When: September 17, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: FREE

Saturday September 18

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail to get up-close and personal with 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

When: through October 30
Where: The Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Heard Museum Dinosaur

Sunday September 19

Autumn at The Dallas 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: September 18 – October 31
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: included with daily admission

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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

Third Monday Trade Days

When: Sept 17 – 19
Where: McKinney
Cost: FREE

Clear the Shelters

When: through Sept 19
Where: Plano Animal Shelter
Cost: Adoption fees will be half price from Monday, August 23 through Sunday, September 12. Adoption fees will only be waived from Monday, September 13 to Sunday, September 19.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: through December 12
Where: Secret Location, Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Fun on the Farm – Tractors

When: Sept 17, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Cost: $10 per child, $5 per adult

Collin County Fall Home & Garden Show

When: Sept 17 – 19
Where: Allen Event Center
Cost: FREE

CityLine Live

When: every Friday and Saturday in September and October
Where: CityLine DFW
Cost: FREE

Movies in the Park

When: Friday Sept 17, 6.45 pm
Where: Five Star Sports Complex, The Colony
Cost: FREE

Touch a Truck

When: Saturday, Sept 18, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: FREE

Kid Fish

When: Saturday, Sept 18, 9 am – 11 am
Where: McCord Park, Little Elm
Cost: FREE

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

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

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

When: every Saturday, various times
Where: Cathy’s Critters, Princeton
Cost: $10 per person

Truck Yard’s Trucktoberfest

When: Sept 18 – 19
Where: Truck Yard, The Colony
Cost: FREE

Addison Oktoberfest

When: Sept 16 – 19
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: FREE – $10

Kids Movie Saturday

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

Imagine Park’s Oktoberfest

When: Sept 18, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Patios at the Rail, Frisco
Cost: $30

Daddy Daughter Dance

When: Sept 18, 3 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Cascades at the Colony
Cost: $35 per couple

Sunday Service Brunch at DAQ’s

When: every Sunday, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: DAQ’s Luxury Daquiri Lounge
Cost: see menu for details

More Things to Do

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