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The Best Family Friendly Weekend Events {September 16-18, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Family friendly events this Weekend around Plano, Frisco, Dallas, Allen, Richardson, McKinney and Allen. Check out this weekend’s events.



This Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

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 September 16

September Market – Third Monday Trade Days McKinney

Vintage finds, local small businesses, crafty decor, fair foods, train rides, face paint, bounce house and more!

When: September 16 – 18
Where: 4550 W University Dr, McKinney
Cost: FREE


Saturday September 17

Autumn at the Arboretum

The 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale runs September 17-October 31, 2022 at the Dallas Arboretum.

When: September 17 – October 31
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $12 – $20


Sunday September 18

Women’s Self Defense

2 hour basic defense includes awareness, de-escalation, & real world techniques that are simple and effective. Taught by 8th degree Black Belt female.

When: September 18, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Venue Yoga Studio Plano
Cost: Call for pricing – https://theactionselfdefense.com/


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



More Fun Weekend Events

Addison Oktoberfest

When: September 15 – 18
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: From $10

Collin County Fall Home and Garden Show

When: September 16 – 18
Where: Credit Union of Texas Event Center, Allen
Cost: Free

AutumnFest

When: September 15 – 18
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: Thursday and Sunday are wristband nights! The wristband is good for unlimited rides and for that night only. Pre-sale: $25 per wristband. At the Gate: $30 per wristband

’til Midnight at the Nasher

When: September 16, 6 pm
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Mexican Independence Day

When: September 16, 6.30 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: Free

Family Night Glow Party

When: September 16, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center
Cost: Free

Adult Black Light Painting

When: September 16, 6.30 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free

Music Bingo

When: September 16, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

Karaoke Night

When: September 16, 7.30 pm – 10 pm
Where: McCall Plaza, Plano
Cost: Free

Community Garage Sale

When: September 17, 8 am – 11 am
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: Free

Apple Weekend

When: September 17 – 18
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Fall Fest 2022

When: September 17, 8 am – 9 pm
Where: All Saints, Dallas
Cost: tba

Touch A Truck

When: September 17, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

Kid Fish

When: September 17, 9 am – 11 am
Where: McCord Park, Little Elm
Cost: Free

TexasFest Lewisville (Dallas)

When: September 17, 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Music City Mall Lewisville
Cost: Free

Buy a Bag of Books Sale

When: September 17 – 25
Where: Parr Library, Plano
Cost: $10 per bag

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

When: September 17, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: MLK Jr Rec Center, Denton
Cost: Free

Free Historic Walking Tour

When: September 17, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

Kidzone Grand Reopening

When: September 17, 11 am
Where: Harry Myers Park, Rockwall
Cost: Free

2022 North Texas Pride “Come As You Are” Festival

When: September 17, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Saigling House, Plano
Cost: $10 – $25

Critter Club

When: September 17, 11 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

Grand Opening Celebration & Pumpkin Patch

When: September 17, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Haven Farms, Whitesboro
Cost: Free – $15

Adriatica Village Fall Flavors Wine Walk & Shop

When: September 17, 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Adriatica Village, McKinney
Cost: $25

Explorium’s 4th Anniversary Celebration

When: September 17, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Explorium Children’s Museum, Denton
Cost: Free

nonPareil Tailgate | NTX Giving Day

When: September 17, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 5085 W Park Blvd, Suite 700, Plano 75093
Cost: FREE event w/ FREE Food. DONATIONS Encouraged!

Texas Jazz Cats: Downtown Sessions

When: September 17, 8 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: McCall Plaza, Plano
Cost: Free

Sensory Sundays

When: September 18, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: The Crayola Experience Plano (for discount tickets go HERE)
Cost: Included with admission

Fall Fest at Lifeway Celina

When: September 18, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Lifeway Church Celina
Cost: Free

Bow-Wow Luau

When: September 18, 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
Cost: $23.99

Stop Drop and Play

When: September 18, 4.30 pm – 6 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, Plano
Cost: $18

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