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Things to Do Near Me: Find Local Events in Plano TX

We love sharing our favorite events in Plano TX for local families. 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 May

It’s a special time to celebrate all the Moms and mother figures in our lives. And don’t forget Cinco de Mayo! May also means Memorial Day and the end of the school year. Bring on Summer!

***FEATURED EVENT***Picnic at the Pavilion

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year? On Saturday, May 25, Picnic at the Pavilion will combine that beautiful Texas sunshine with live music and food trucks for a family-friendly music festival experience at Plano’s Red Tail Pavilion at Oak Point Park.

When: May 25, 4 pm
Where: Red Tail Pavilion at Oak Point Park
Cost: Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for kids ages 6-12 (plus an additional $2 service fee per ticket). Children 5 and under get in free with promo code PLANOMOMS. Get your tickets today.

***FEATURED EVENT***Lonestar Dads Giveaway

WIN a TRIP to DISNEY! Lonestar Dads is giving away a free trip to DISNEY WORLD – make sure the dads know how to enter! We hope to see one of our Plano Moms families as the lucky winner of this 5 day/4 night trip to Disney World this summer. They’re covering the cost of flights, resort and theme park tickets!

***FEATURED EVENT***Summer at Parkway Hills Baptist Church

Grab your calendar and save the dates!  Lots of fun events planned for the summer from preschool to elementary age. 

Parkway Hills Baptist Church start off the summer with Vacation Bible School, June 10th – 13th, from 9 am – 12 noon.  There will be music, Bible lessons, crafts, missions, and more!  For ages: completed Pre-K (age 4 by 9/1/23 – completed 5th grade).

For the preschoolers they have Wild-n-Wacky Wednesdays in June and July!  These events are for preschoolers (Birth – completed kindergarteners) and their parents!  Wednesday morning fun will include splash pads, popsicles on the parkway, pizza, games, and more.  The fun begins on Wednesday, June 19 – July 24th.  (Parent/Guardian must accompany the preschoolers at the event.)

For the grade schoolers they have overnight camps.  Preteen camp is July 15-19 at Mount Lebanon Baptist Encampment in Cedar Hill.  Activities include worship, arts and crafts, games, etc. The cost is $220 per camper and it is for completed 3rd – 5th graders.

Legacy Mini Camp is July 12-13 at Camp Copass in Denton.  The cost is $110 per camper, and it is for completed 1st -2nd graders.

***FEATURED EVENT***Markets at Assembly Park

A free family-friendly event to shop local small businesses.

When: every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
Where: Assembly Park, Plano
Cost: Free

***FEATURED EVENT***Funbox Frisco

Funbox is filled with 10 thrilling play zones including the Tumble Temple, Marshmallow Mountain, Gumball’s Gallop and an obstacle course that exceeds all expectations.

When: Opening March 1, hours for the park are Fridays starting at 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm through June 2.
Where: Stonebriar Mall, Parking Lot C near Dillards.
Cost: Pricing for the grand opening weekend is $19 per 80-minute jump. Use code PLANOMOMS for 20% off.


Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Camp Huawni is a traditional, throwback summer camp for boys and girls. We’ve crafted exceptional summers since 1965, cultivating an environment where friendships and creativity thrive.

Camp Huawni is a coed summer camp located on 600+ acres in the pristine Piney Woods of East Texas. We are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and our own private waterfront. When our campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, their friendships and creativity thrive.

Events in Plano TX
Photo Credit, Plano Arts & Events

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 May 2 – 5.
  • Bubbles & Baubles: Decorate your own Trucker Hat, Headband or Hair Box is on at The Shops at Willow Bend on May 3 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Free event, complimentary drinks for adults.
  • Girls Night Out 2: A Mother’s Day Shopping Event is on in Downtown McKinney on May 9 from 4.30 pm – 8 pm. Tickets are $15.
  • McKinney Mother’s Day Sip & Shop is on May 12 from 11 am – 5 pm. Free event. This will be held at the Stix Icehouse.
  • Sip & Shop in Downtown Plano is on May 16 from 5 pm – 8 pm.
  • Acton Children’s Business Fair is on May 19 from 1 pm at Frisco Fresh Market. Free to attend.
  • McKinney Night Market is on May 23 from 6 pm in Downtown McKinney. Free to attend.
  • 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.
  • 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 Around the World: The Great Outdoors is on through May 8 at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Included with general admission.
  • Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade is on May 4 from 9 am – 1 pm at Oak Cliff Cultural Center.
  • Cottonwood Art Festival is on May 4 – 5 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson. Free entry and parking.
  • 12th Annual Frisco StrEATS Food Truck and Music Festival is on May 4 from 11 am – 8 pm at Frisco Fresh Market. Free entry.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Grandscape is on May 5 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Free event.
  • Celina Cajun Fest is on May 11 from 2 pm – 9 pm in Downtown Celina. Free to attend.
  • Wildflower Arts & Music Festival is on May 17 – 19 at Gatalyn Park Urban Center in Richardson. Tickets from $30.
  • Dallas Arboretum’s Fourth Annual Black Heritage Celebration is on May 18 – 19. $10 (Child), $14 (Seniors), $16 (Adult).
  • Summer Movie Series at PGA in Frisco is on May 31 at 8 pm. Free to attend.

Family Fun Events in Plano TX and around Collin County

  • Butterfly Festival is on at The Shops at Willow Bend from May 3 – 12. Tickets are $10 per person.
  • Plano Asia Fest 2024 is on May 4 from 11 am – 5 pm in Haggard Park. Free to attend.
  • Salt the Rim is on May 4 from 6 pm – 10.30 pm at McCall Plaza. Free to attend.
  • Dallas Museum of Art has free entry on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am – 5 pm.
  • Muffins with Mom is on at Oak Point Rec Center on May 11 from 9 am – 10 am. Tickets are $9.
  • Taste at Grandscape is on May 19 from 12 pm – 5 pm. Tickets are $5 – $30.
  • Frisco Fun Festival is on May 24 from 10 am – 2 pm at Great Plains Bank in Frisco. Free to attend.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Grandscape is on May 27 from 11 am – 12.30 pm.

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