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Things to do in April

Looking for things to do in April?

Let us help you find events for the family to enjoy.

We have lots of ideas for things to do inside and outside around Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen and surrounding cities in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

You can check out all of our Easter Egg Hunts and Events HERE.

For Events Happening Each Weekend, we have a Round Up for you!

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This Month’s Events

NTTA Pave the Way Day

NTTA’s Pave the Way Day is back and better than ever! Join us for FREE family fun, including hands-on engineering and safety activities.

When: April 2, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: NTTA’s Plano Headquarters, 5900 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
Cost: Free – Register HERE

Heroes for Children’s 5K Race

The Heroes for Children 5K & Family Fun Run is a family-friendly race and party to raise awareness and funds for families affected by pediatric cancer in Texas. Additional activities include a family fun zone, community sponsored events and a Gold Go Gold Art exhibit. 5K runners will receive an event T-shirt and the first 300 finishers will receive a special Heroes for Gold Ribbon medal.

When: April 23, from 8 am
Where: Hall Park, Frisco
Cost: The 5K entry fee is $40 for adults and $25 for those 18-years-old and younger. The Family Fun Run fee is $25 for adults and $10 for those 18-years-old and younger. Use code HEROESRUNS for $5 off.

Easter Events – Full list HERE

Pictures with the Bunny

When: through April 16
Where: Stonebriar Center
Cost: from $44.99

Easter Bunny Photos

When: through April 16
Where: Macy’s Court, The Shops at Willow Bend, Plano, TX
Cost: from $34.99

Dallas Easter Eggstravaganza

When: April 17, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Lofty Spaces, Dallas
Cost: Free

Ongoing Events

Free Live Online Art Class – Plano Arts & Events

Join them for a free live art class, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Classes are taught using watercolor paints and modified for colored pencils, markers and crayons.

They’ll have a new class every Monday at noon. No registration – just go to their page every Monday at noon CST and click on the live video.

When: every Monday, 12 pm – 12.45 pm
Where: online
Cost: FREE

Butterflies in the Garden

“Celebrate the Change” in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and marvel at a multitude of butterflies during Butterflies in the Garden, the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north-central Texas.

When: through April 10
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: adults $12, children $8

OceanX Adventure

FOR A LIMITED TIME, join the mission to find the elusive giant squid when OceanX takes over the creative world of Crayola for a once-in-lifetime event. So get your mission log, create your ID badge and begin your journey through the sea kelp.

When: through April 18
Where: Crayola Experience, Plano
Cost: included with admission (discounted tickets – HERE)

Prehistoric Park – The Return of the Dinosaurs

The Dinosaurs return to Grapevine this spring! LEARN about Grapevine’s prehistoric past while roaming through the newly-expanded exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs. DIG into the action and enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. EXPLORE the biggest show yet! Day or night with Dinos After Dark exhibit hours. Activities include Boneyard Games, Dig Site to uncover the past, Tracks Trail, Amber Fossil Craft, numerous Exhibit Displays, and Animatronic Dinosaurs

When: through April 3
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $29 per vehicle, up to 6 persons

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free admission and $2 off kids meals during the movie

Teen Night

When: every Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: JW Entertainment, Allen
Cost: tba

Family Storytime

When: every Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: McKinney Public Library
Cost: Free

Other Fun Events

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

When: April 1 – 3
Where: Deep Ellum
Cost: Free

Daddy Daughter Dance

When: April 2, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics
Cost: $35 per pair

Dallas Arboretum’s Tuesday Two-Step Concerts

When: April 5, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $69 ($59 for members)

2022 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

When: April 7 – 10
Where: Downtown Fort Worth
Cost: Free

Happy Hour Hike at Legacy West

When: April 7, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Arts in Bloom 2022

When: April 8 – 10
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

When: April 9 – 10
Where: Waxahachie
Cost: tba

Lyla’s 5 Year Celebration

When: April 9, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Lyla’s Clothing Decor & More, Plano
Cost: Free

Dallas Reggae Fest

When: April 9, 12 pm – 8 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: $20

Easter Weekend Festivities

When: April 15 – 17
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $10 – $16

ACEing Autism Racquet Run (5K Times Run/1K Fun Run)

When: April 16, 8 am – 11.30 am
Where: UT Dallas, Richardson
Cost: 1K: FREE; 5K: $25/$30 after 4/1/2022

FuelFest 2022 Dallas-Fort Worth

When: April 16, 1 pm – 8 pm
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
Cost: $25 – $500

Fort Worth Water Lantern Festival

When: April 16, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
Cost: from $25.99

Underground Movement Festival vol 6

When: April 16, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: McCall Plaza
Cost: Free

Earthx Congress of Conferences

When: April 20 – 24
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

26th Annual Great Taste of Grapevine

When: April 21, 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North Grapevine
Cost: $30 – $40

Acton Children’s Business Fair

When: April 23, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

TexasFest Dallas – Frisco

When: April 23, 10.45 am – 8.45 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

The Morning After, A Dallas Observer Brunch Event

When: April 23, 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Dallas City Hall Plaza
Cost: $35 – $60

Plano Community Band presents “Goin’ National”

When: April 24, 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Eisemann Performance Center, Richardson
Cost: Free

BRAVO! – Dance Performance – Allen Civic Ballet

When: April 24, 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Allen Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium
Cost: $20

Frisco Fair 2022

When: April 28 – May 1
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: tba

For the Ladies! Charity Show

When: April 28, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Dallas Comedy Club
Cost: $15

Plano Senior High Spring Blood Drive

When: April 29, 8 am – 3.10 pm
Where: Plano Senior High School
Cost: Free

Autism Awareness Block Party

When: April 30, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: 5085 W Park Blvd, Plano 75093
Cost: Free

Frisco Uncorked

When: April 30, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: $40 – $100

Block Party

When: April 30, 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: Liberty Recreation Center
Cost: Free

Farmers Markets

Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

Plano Farmers/Artisan Market: Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend

Frisco Fresh Market: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square

Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

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