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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 July

June is about all things Summer! Keeping cool and all of the 4th of July events!

***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.


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.

Go Shopping!

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

Our Picks for you:

  • Bubbles & Baubles: Tie Dye your own shirt is on at The Shops at Willow Bend on July 5 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Free event, complimentary drinks for adults.
  • Freedom Fest Market at Grandscape is on July 5 from 6 pm – 10 pm.
  • Buy a Bag of Books Sale is on at the Haggard Library from July 6 – 14. For $10 you can fill a bag with books.
  • McKinney Margarita Stroll is on July 13 from 11 am – 7 pm at Downtown McKinney. Tickets are $40.
  • Sip and Shop in Downtown Plano is on July 18 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Free shopping event.
  • Plano Holiday Extravaganza – Christmas in July Market is on at the Plano Event Center on July 27 from 10 am – 4.30 pm. $5 cash entry fee.
  • 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

  • Summer at the Arboretum: Endless Summer is on through August 4 at the Dallas Arboretum. Included with admission, advance timed tickets are required.
  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden at the Heard Museum is on through September 28. Included with general admission.
  • Addison Kaboom Town is on July 3 from 5 pm – 10 pm at Addison Circle Park.
  • Independence Day Family Fun Weekend is on at the Dallas Arboretum from July 4 – 7. Tickets are $5 for all of July.
  • July Night Out at the Heard is on at the Heard Museum in McKinney on July 20 from 6 pm – 10 pm. For guests 21+. $19 members, $25 non members.
  • Vitruvian Salsa Festival is on July 13 from 6 pm – 10 pm at Vitruvian Park. Parking $15.
  • Art in the Park is on at District 121 in McKinney on July 20 from 10 am – 2 pm. Tickets are $25.

Family Fun Events in Plano TX and around Collin County

  • SPARK! Dallas and Meow Wolf Grapevine Join Forces with PRISMATIC Pop-up Experience through September 29 at SPARK! Dallas. $20-$40. Adults regular admission: $25
  • Patriotic Pops in the Park is on July 3 from 7 pm at Haggard Park in Plano.
  • Red White & Blue is a concert at Grandscape on July 3 from 8 pm – 11 pm.
  • July 4th Celebration at Fairview Town Center in McKinney is on July 4 from 9 am.
  • Red White & Boom 4th of July Parade and Block Party is on at Downtown McKinney on July 4 from 10 am – 1 pm.
  • Fireworks on the Fairway is on at PGA Frisco on July 4 from 6 pm – 10 pm. Tickets required.
  • 2024 Frisco Freedom Fest is on July 4 from 6 pm – 10 pm at Frisco Square.
  • Plano’s All American 4th is on July 4 from 6 pm – 10 pm at Oak Point Park.
  • Free First Saturday is on at the Nasher Sculpture Center on the first Saturday of every month from 11 am – 5 pm.
  • Dallas Museum of Art has free entry on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am – 5 pm.
  • North Dallas Toy Show is on July 6 from 9 am – 2 pm at Events Celebration Center in Plano. Entry is $3 for adults, kids 10 and under are free.
  • National Ice Cream Day is on July 21 from 11 am – 8 pm at PGA Frisco.

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

Go on a Scavenger Hunt Adventure around Plano

Go on a Scavenger Hunt!

It’s time for an Adventure with our Scavenger Hunt.

Great for Kids and the whole family to spend hours at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Arbor Hills in Plano, TX.

Can you solve the Mystery Phrase and come out victorious at the end?!

Scavenger Hunts Plano