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Things to do in August

Girls swimming Frisco Athletic Center
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These Things to do in August will keep Summer with us, even when the School year starts!

As the Temperatures really hit their North Texan highs, we have tons 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 don’t want to miss the Live Music and Concerts this month in the area as we close out the Summer and get ready for September.

For events happening each weekend, we have a Round up for you.

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This Month’s Events

The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of ZimSculpt

Summer at the Arboretum Features the Popular ZimSculpt, an Exhibition of Contemporary Zimbabwean Stone Sculptures.


When: through August 8
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $15

Happy Hour Hike

A monthly sip-and-shop event where guests enjoy wine, beer and cocktails while discovering new shops, restaurants and experiences throughout the Legacy West neighborhood. 

When: August 5, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Karaoke & Cabernet

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Plano Moms loves local spot DAQS Daiquiris & More: They’re an upscale Daiquiri lounge, serving flat breads, tacos and, of course, daiquiris. Every Wednesday night at Karaoke & Cabernet – 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine. 4 or more Plano Moms at a table receive a FREE FLIGHT OF DAIQUIRIS‼️

When: every Wednesday, 4 pm – 9 pm, Karaoke begins at 6 pm
Where: Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge, Plano
Cost: Reserve a Table

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

When: through October 3
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Included with general admission

Wellness Wednesdays with Pure Barre

Take a break from your busy week and join us for fun and free Pure Barre sessions taught by expert instructors every Wednesday in July.

When: every Wednesday, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Where: Village Green at Watters Creek
Cost: FREE

Creekside Live

It’s Friday! Time to breathe in the weekend, exhale the week that was, and unwind with live music! Grab your friends and family, join us on the Green!

When: every Friday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Village Green, Allen
Cost: FREE

Art Walk

Every first Friday of the month come take a stroll along the water at The Boardwalk to enjoy local showcased artwork and local crafters’ creations.

When: Friday August 6, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: FREE

Jurassic World – The Exhibition

The exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in interactive scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life… right before your eyes.

When: through August 8
Where: Grandscape The Colony
Cost: $34.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids (3-15)

Kids Movie Saturdays

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

Free Live Online Art Class

Join us for a free, live, online art class, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Classes are taught using watercolor paints and modified for colored pencils, markers and crayons. We’ll have a new class every Monday at noon. No registration – just go to our page every Monday at noon CST and click on the live video.

When: every Monday, 12 pm – 12.45 pm
Where: online at Plano Arts & Events on Facebook
Cost: FREE

Fun in the Sun – Water Marbling

Come out and see what beautiful creations you’ll be able to make while learning more about the art of water marbling. 

When: August 3, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: FREE

Teen Pool Night

Guests 13-18 will have the Water Park to themselves for a night of fun at The Frisco Water Park.

When: August 5, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: $5

Dive In Movie Night

When: Friday nights, 8 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: Included with daily admission

Wicked, The Musical

When: August 3 – September 5
Where: Fair Park
Cost: $34 – $184

Music & Dinner Under the Stars

Come join us for live music and free dinner! Students and teachers are invited to perform at our event hosted in our school’s parking lot.

When: August 5, 6.30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Edelweiss School of Music
Cost: FREE

Clamour Live

Clamour Live is a safe, fun, social media creator fan event for teens and tweens and their favorite social media creators.

When: August 6 – 8
Where: Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Cost: $49 – $399

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: August 20,21 & 22
Where: D2Counseling

McKinney Sips of Summer

Stroll through the charming streets of Historic Downtown McKinney while tasting 20 unique and refreshing beverages! Support local small businesses on this Sip and Stroll while having fun!

When: August 7, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $15 – $30

Mermaid Tales

Come join us for a magical time during Mermaid Tales! We will have a real mermaid who will be doing a meet and greet, and she will be doing a storytime!

When: August 12, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Cove at the Lakefront, Little Elm
Cost: price included with admission

Vitruvian Nights Live

Live music, food trucks, and outdoor games continue every other Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:30pm through September 9, 2021.

When: August 12 & 26, 7 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Vitruvian Park
Cost: FREE

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center in Plano Grand Opening

BeBalanced will welcome the public to join for official ribbon cutting ceremony, open house, facility tour, healthy bites and happy hour refreshments.

When: August 12, 4.30 pm – 6 pm
Where: BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center Plano
Cost: FREE

35th Anniversary and Open House Celebration at St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Open house to feature food, fun, and tours of new children’s entrance, atrium, indoor play space, and new students’ area with game room and more!

When: August 15, 9.30 am – 1 pm
Where: St Andrew United Methodist Church Plano
Cost: FREE

Back to School Bash at Sent Church

Join us for a celebration with some great food, bounce houses, a DJ, and other fun throughout the afternoon.

When: August 15, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Sent Church Plano
Cost: FREE

The Passionistas Project Hosts 2nd Annual Women’s Equality Summit 2021

The Passionistas Project – an organization inspired to share the positive stories of passionate women from all disciplines and walks of life.

When: August 20, 12.45 pm – 10 pm
Where: TBA
Cost: $25 – $39

The Wizard of Oz

When: August 20 – 29
Where: Repertory Company Theatre, Richardson
Cost: $28 adults, $17 youth

Refresh Women’s Event

There will be a fabulous team of experts, a hilarious female comedian, and seasoned speakers for a day full of music, treats, learning, and laughs.

When: August 21, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Christ United Methodist Church Plano
Cost: Early bird pricing of $50 if purchased before July 21, Regular pricing $60

Goat Yoga

When: August 21, 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Where: Neighborhood Goods, Legacy West
Cost: $32 but enter GROUPRATE2021 for $5 Off

More Fun Weekend Events

Freedom Friday

When: July 1, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys Plano
Cost: $14.99 for 2 hours

Winos and Dinos: Animatronic Production Tour (21+)

When: July 1, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: tba

Stars & Stripes Weekend

When: July 1 – 3
Where: Frisco Roughriders
Cost: prices vary depending on seating

4th of July Celebration

When: July 2, 8 am
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Denton’s 4th of July Market

When: July 2, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: 101 S Locust St, Denton
Cost: Free

Storybook Saturday – USA Celebration

When: July 2, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Slayter Creek Park, Free
Cost: Free

North Dallas Toy Show

When: July 2, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Celebration Event Center & Ballroom, Plano
Cost: $3, kids 12 and under are Free

4th of July Parade – The Colony

When: July 2, 10.30 am
Where: Parade starts at Peter’s Colony Elementary School on John Yates. The parade route will then head West along Nash Dr., and turn South on Blair Oaks. It will finish at The Colony Five Star Complex North Parking Lot.
Cost: Free

Free First Saturdays

When: July 2, 11 am
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center
Cost: Free

Independence Day Weekend

When: July 2 – 4
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $5 admission through the month of July

Dallas Mimosa Walk: Fourth of July Weekend

When: July 2, 12 pm
Where: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Cost: $35

Splash And Blast 2022

When: July 2, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

25th Annual Liberty By The Lake Festival

When: July 2, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Five Star Sports Complex, The Colony
Cost: Free

Celebrate Coppell: Party in the Park

When: July 2, 6 pm
Where: Andrew Brown Park, East Coppell
Cost: Free

Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration

When: July 2, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park
Cost: Free

City of Carrollton Community Fireworks Display

When: July 2, 9.30 pm
Where: 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton
Cost: Free

4th of July Cupcake Wars

When: July 3, 9 am & 2 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, Allen
Cost: $18 per child

Sachse Red, White, and Blue Blast

When: July 3, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Cost: Free

July Jubilee

When: July 4, 8 am – 10 pm
Where: The Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: tba

Sparks & Stripes: Parade

When: July 4, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Downtown Heritage District, Irving
Cost: Free

City of Rockwall 4th of July Parade

When: July 4, 11 am
Where: Harry Myers Park
Cost: Free

Red White & Brews

When: July 4, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: TUPPS Brewery, McKinney
Cost: Free

Splish Splash Freedom Bash

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Apex Center, McKinney
Cost: $10 member, $14 non members

Fort Worth’s Fourth

When: July 4, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
Cost: Free

Frisco Freedom Fest

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Red, White, Blues & Brews

When: July 4, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy North, Plano
Cost: Free

Sparks & Stripes: Live Music & Fireworks

When: July 4, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Levy Event Plaza, Irving
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

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm until October 2, 2022
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: included with admission

CityLine Live

When: every Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

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

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

Sounds of Summer

When: every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo

When: every Saturday, through July 2, 9 am – 9 pm (band starts at 7 pm)
Where: Dallas Zoo
Cost: included with admission

Psychedelic Robot: An Immersive Art & Storytelling Experience

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 21
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: from $32.30

Family Movie Matinee

When: every Friday in June and July, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free

Music & Movies – FREE Live Music

When: every Friday & Saturday in June and July, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free


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