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Things to Do Near Me: Find Local Events

We love sharing our favorite events for local families who are looking for Plano events nearby. Look no further than our Dallas and Plano Events near me (and you) for the top things to do each month.

Our Calendar of things to do nearby around Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and the DFW area. If you’re looking for ideas for things to do this weekend, we have those too.

Even if these events don’t make it on your calendar this month, why not visit some of our great parks and trails and hike, or take a Scavenger Hunt in Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve or the ever-popular Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, the Heritage Farmstead Museum or some of the great Plano attractions in Downtown Plano Arts District, like the Texas Electric Railway and Interurban Railway Museum in Plano, TX.

For younger kids, we love the Crayola Experience Plano and for older kids on good weather days, we recommend the Go Ape Treetop Adventure!

Plano Events

We update these events happening this month and scour the Internet looking for the best and most fun things to do nearby for families. For more information on any event, please contact the event organizer directly. Plano Moms does not host any of these events, but we do share them when we find them.

Note: Seasonal Event listings are updated about a month before the season.


Things to do in February

Felt like January was never going to end! Time for Valentine’s Day and so many other great events happening. Let us help you decide what to do starting with Fun Things to do this Winterand more!


***FEATURED EVENT***Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Little Elm Park has been transformed this Winter for an unforgettable time outdoors for the whole family. Expect to feel the goosebumps and bring the Harry Potter story to life with lots of fun magic tricks and spooky exhibits along the way, many of which are interactive. Wait till it’s dark, wrap up warm and wear your most comfortable shoes and strollers or wagons for the littles as you’ll navigate the wide trails and take in the sights and sounds of this incredible experience

When: through February 11, select dates
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: From $44 BUY TICKETS HERE


***FEATURED EVENT***SKI Plano

SKI Plano stands for Supporting Kids In Plano—not the winter sport, and is the biggest fundraiser for the Plano ISD Education Foundation. With a live auction, dancing, and a few other surprises, it will be an enchanting evening of fun, great food, and maybe a little bit of magic. Let’s give kids (and educators) in Plano a “happily ever after”.

When: February 10, 6 PM – 11 PM
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel
Cost: BUY TICKETS HERE


New Businesses Opening

  • Dirty Dough Plano, Free Cookies all day! 4621 W Park Blvd, Plano 75093

Go Shopping!

Grab your girlfriends, and your credit card and plan a fun day out

Our Picks for you:

  • First Monday Trade Days in Canton is on February 1-4.
  • Bubbles & Baubles: Make your own phone charm is at The Shops at Willow Bend on February 2 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Free event, complimentary drinks for adults.
  • Market at Assembly Park in Plano. Every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month for a free family fun event at Assembly Park. 11 am – 5 pm.
  • Galentine’s Sip & Shop at Lyla’s in Downtown Plano on February 3 from 11 am – 6 pm.
  • Valentine’s Sip n Stroll in the Star District, Frisco is on February 7 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Tickets are $35.
  • McKinney Farmer’s Market 70’s Love Fest Valentine’s Celebration is on February 10 from 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Walk McKinney is on February 10 from 12 pm – 6 pm. Tickets are $35 – $50.
  • Divine Consign Grapevine Spring ’24 Sale is on February 18 – 19 at Grapevine Convention Center.
  • Pick up your fresh produce at one of many Farmer’s markets in the area.
  • Make sure you catch one of the Sip and Stroll shopping events happening in Downtown Plano, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • Go to a Night market – we suggest the Night Market at CityLine DFW or Celina’s Friday night market. You’ll often find live music and food options to grab dinner while you’re out.

Let’s Get Outside

  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs at The Heard Museum in McKinney through February 19, 2024. Included with general admission.
  • Valentine Wine Trail, February 1 – 29, $49.95 for 35+ wineries in North Texas Wine Country including Landon Winery, McKinney.
  • Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is on through March 17 at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Included with general admission.
  • Dinosaurs Quiet – a Sensory Friendly Adventure at the Heard is on February 10 from 7.30 am – 9 am. Included in general admission.
  • Zip Line Day at the Heard Museum is on February 3 & 18 from 1 pm – 5 pm. $12.
  • Trick a Trout is on February 10 from 8 am – 11 am at Warren Sports Complex.
  • February Dog Days is on Feb 10 – 11 at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

Family Fun

  • National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Local Creamery in Plano on February 3 from 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Free First Saturdays at Nasher Sculpture Center are on February 3 from 11 am.
  • McKinney Parks & Rec Daddy Daughter Dance 2024 is on February 3 at 5 pm at Old Settlers Park Rec Center.
  • 2024 Daddy Daughter Dance is on February 3 at 6 pm at Farmers Branch Rec Center.
  • Little Sweetheart Dance is on February 3 from 7 pm – 9 pm at Plano Event Center.
  • DMA First Free Sundays is on February 4 from 11 am – 5 pm at Dallas Museum of Art. Free admission.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration at North Park Center on February 10 from 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink on February 10 from 11.45 am – 1.45 pm.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration in Downtown Plano on February 10 from 12 pm – 3 pm.
  • High Tops & High Heels is on February 10 from 2 pm – 3.30 pm at Embassy Suites Frisco.
  • Daddy Daughter Dance 2024 is on February 10 from 4 pm – 9.30 pm at Embassy Suites Frisco.

Our friends at Visit Plano are also a great resource for ideas too!

Go on a Scavenger Hunt Adventure around Plano

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