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Free Family Fun at Plano International Festival

The Plano International Festival

Celebrating 15 years they’re bringing another fun-filled day of multicultural food, entertainment, and education on Saturday, October 12 in Historic Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park with more of everything that makes the event unique – art, culture, food, music, dancing, wellness and fitness, kids’ activities, and more.

25,000 people travel from miles around to attend the event, a one of a kind in North Texas, which brings together 100 cultures and includes a Naturalization ceremony for new Citizens at the Festival.

Tour the world and improve your wellness in Plano, TX.

Head to Haggard Park, at 901 E. 15th Street, Plano 75074

Plano International Festival

What will you find at the Festival?

  • On the stage outside the Art Centre, you’ll find shows all day from some incredible performers, some of them talented kids with cultural backgrounds from all over the world.
  • Don’t miss the International Fashion Show and the various Cultural Exhibits around Haggard Park and inside the Arts Centre.
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  • A Children’s global village with interactive programs and games and hands-on learning.
  • Dancing with the Symphony at 5pmJoin the Plano Symphony Orchestra LIVE at the Courtyard Theater and enjoy Musicians accompany Dancers from around the world – Ballet and Srutilaya School of Classical Indian Dance. Tickets are $15 per person and all proceeds benefit the PSO Music Education Scholarship Program which provides free private music lessons to middle school students in PISD. 
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  • Expanded STEM tent where kids can learn about science, technology, engineering, and math; in partnership with the UT Dallas Science, the Perot Museum and the Sci-Tech Discovery Center
  • Food trucks! Featuring Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican and more, plus turkey legs, shaved ice and other classic festival fares
  • The ever-popular Passports to the World which encourage kids to visit country booths and learn about the language, geography, and other fun facts; sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Plano

The Annual Fitness and Wellness Fair

Head there for Free flu shots, fitness demos, and health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, spinal health, bone density, dental health and more. Vision screening for all ages will be available, from 6 months to adult.

A mobile mammography truck will offer free mammograms for pre-screened women; visit website for info. Take advantage of a free massage and learn about car seat safety, CPR, healthy eating, and other essential info. Admission, parking and all services are free.

10am – 1pm at the Courtyard Theater. The Fair is sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Plano Independent School District.

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Come experience the world all in one day at the Plano International Festival!


October 12


Haggard Park, Historic Downtown Plano  11 am – 5 pm (Free event!!)

Plano International Festival

Some History! 

The Festival was conceived by the Plano City Council’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable in 2005 to showcase and celebrate the many cultures represented by the people of Plano. It is designed to promote awareness of cultural diversity and facilitate communication between all cultural groups in the community. It also serves to advance Plano’s visibility and standing as an international city.

The Plano International Festival is sponsored by the Plano International Festival Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The festival’s variety of offerings for attendees and strong community partnerships has helped it win the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee’s 2014 Community Diversity Leadership Award.

And the Festival’s comprehensive Zero Waste program has helped the Festival win the City of Plano’s Environmental Star of Excellence Award four times. 

They also have over 100 grassroots volunteers and welcome PISD students and Community Teens to come and volunteer at the event.

Come learn some culture and more about other countries and enjoy this family-friendly event in downtown Plano!

Plano International Festival

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