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20+ Things to Do for Kids Near Me: This Weekend

There are some great things to do and fun things to do for kids near me (and you)!

Let us help you plan your next family fun outing this weekend or any day of the week with this big guide to kid-friendly activities near me this weekend with ideas of fun for the whole family.

Simply choose from our curated list of weekend events for things to do in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and across the DFW area.

Plus, check out all these great guides with activities this weekend near me, for things to do in Plano, TX from indoor playgroundsmovie theatersfamily-friendly restaurants, and parks where you can take one of our Scavenger Hunts or the Biggest list of Unmissable Things to Do with Kids.

Things to do for Kids Near me

Things to do for Kids Near Me: In (or around) Plano, September 29-October 1, 2023

In addition to these great weekend events, if the weather holds up, you should check out some fun places like Haggard Park, Heritage Farmstead Museum, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and a great place to visit, Interurban Railway Museum in Downtown Plano.

Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out for super fun activities around Plano, Texas.

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.

Check out our Family Fun Guide to Halloween, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals.

Friday September 29

2023 State Fair of Texas

Enjoy a celebration of all things Texan, including food, rides, games, attractions, and MEMORIES!!

For the scoop on this family friendly event, read this POST.

When: September 29 – October 22
Where: Fair Park
Cost: from $10

Saturday September 30

Little Designers in the PGA District – Flower Boxes

Each registered child will get to make one flower box filled with beautiful fake flowers to take home. Children can decorate their boxes with a variety of paints and other bright-colored accents.

This event is come-and-go between 10 a.m. – noon. Adults are required to stay on-site and work alongside their child. Tickets are required; only a small number of walk-ups will be accepted.

When: September 30, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: PGA District Frisco
Cost: $20

Sunday October 1

CUMC Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch will be open 7 days a week and will offer a variety of pumpkins. Visit the Christ United Pumpkin Patch, take some pictures, and pick the perfect pumpkin.

When: September 24 – October 31
Where: CUMC Plano
Cost: Free

Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

When: through October 1
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Included with admission

Florigami in the Garden

When: August 19 – October 9
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Cost: tba

Healthcare Appreciation Month

When: September 1 – 30
Where: Sea Life Aquarium, Grapevine
Cost: Free entry for Healthcare Workers plus, Healthcare Workers can bring up to 4 guests for 50% off each ticket! Children ages 2 and under are free.

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

When: September 2, 2023 – February 19, 2024
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: Included with admission

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

When: September 16 – October 31
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: Free

2023 Fall Festival

When: September 23 – November 4
Where: Mainstay Farm Park
Cost: from $17.95 online

2023 Fall Festival at YesterLand Farm

When: September 23 – November 5
Where: YesterLand Farm
Cost: from $19.95 online

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

When: September 23 – October 31
Where: Crayola Experience, Plano
Cost: Buy discounted tickets HERE

2023 Pumpkin Patch Season

When: September 23 – October 29
Where: Barton Farms, Van Alstyne
Cost: $15 per person

8th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: September 30 – November 5
Where: Team Family Farms, Aubrey
Cost: $12 – $16

Scout Month

When: October 1 – 31
Where: Sea Life Aquarium, Grapevine
Cost: Print your free downloadable Scout Activity Worksheet before your visit. Earn a FREE fun patch after you complete your Scout Activity Worksheet. Reservations required

Farmers Markets

Dallas Farmers Market

Location: The Shed, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas

Days/Times: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Frisco Fresh Market

Location: 9215 John W. Elliott Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Days/Times: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

McKinney Farmers Market

Location: Chestnut Square

Days/Times: Saturdays 8am – 12noon (April-December), 9 am – 12 noon (January-March)

Richardson Farmers Market

Location: 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Days/Times: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

Red Tent Farmers Market

Location: The Shops at Willow Bend Plano.

Usually outside the parking lot by at the corner of Chapel Hill and Plano Parkway. Many are also inside near the Food Court.

Days/Times: Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

Carrollton Farmers Market

Location: 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

Days/Times: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

Plano Farmers Market

Location: Boardwalk at Granite Park

Days/Times: Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Grand Prairie Farmers Market

Location: 120 W Main St, Grand Prairie

Days/Times: Saturday 8 am – 1 pm

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

More Fun Weekend Events and Things to do for Kids Near Me

150 Year Anniversary: First Monday Trade Days, Canton

When: September 28 – October 1
Where: Canton Market Place
Cost: Free

Vintage Market Days Denton/Fort Worth

When: September 29 – October 1
Where: NRS Ranch, Decatur
Cost: $10 – $15

Homeschool Enrichment Days

When: September 29, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Explorium – Denton Children’s Museum
Cost: tba

Winos & Dinos: Animatronic Production Tour (21+)

When: September 29, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: $19.50

Art on the Green – Fall Arts Event

When: September 29 – October 1
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

CityLine Live

When: September 29 & 30, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

Family Movie Friday

When: September 29, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: PGA District, Frisco
Cost: Free

Movies in the Park – Casper

When: September 29, 7.30 pm
Where: Kids Colony Playground
Cost: Free

Free Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour

When: September 30, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Fest

When: September 30, 9 am – 6 pm
Where: All Calloways Locations
Cost: Free

Annual Fall Carnival

When: September 30, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, Allen
Cost: Free

14th Annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day

When: September 30, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Frisco Heritage Museum
Cost: $5 – $15

Creature Teacher at PGA District

When: September 30, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: PGA District, Frisco
Cost: Free

Frozen II – Kids Movie Saturday on the Rooftop

When: September 30, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Lava Cantina, The Colony
Cost: Free

Tacotopia Texas

When: September 30, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free


When: September 30, 12 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: Free – $60

Night Lights Event

When: September 30, 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: Texas Motorplex, Ennis
Cost: From $54

Hurst Fest

When: September 30, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Heritage Village Plaza, Hurst
Cost: Free

World of Foodies 2023

When: September 30, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free

West Plano Village Music & Art Festival

When: September 30, 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: West Plano Village
Cost: Free

Funky Fair Parent’s Night Out

When: September 30, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics
Cost: $35

Little Elmer’s Big Duck Race

When: September 30, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: The Cove at the Lakefront
Cost: $5 – $20

Concerts by the Creek – Fall Series

When: September 30, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

Kids in the Kitchen – Spooky Kookie

When: October 1, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cost: $50

Sunday Movie Matinee

When: October 1, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Carrollton Public Library
Cost: Free

Diwali at Beach 2023

When: October 1, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Little Elm Beach
Cost: Free

Things to do in Plano TX this weekend

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Ideas on Things to do for Kids Near me in Plano, TX

We are lucky to have some great attractions in historic Downtown Plano and some Plano attractions which are great landmarks in Plano, Texas

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Why not try one of our Plano Scavenger Hunts in one of our Plano Parks?

Thanks to Plano Moms for helping me knock two things off my son’s personal summer bucket list … walking trails and doing a scavenger hunt with Mom!

They have pre-made scavenger hunts for Oak Point Park, Arbor Hills, and Russell Creek.

Scavenger Hunt in Plano

Plano Mom, Alyson

This isn’t all. We have tons of events happening this Month