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Things to do in February

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Looking for things to do in February

Enjoy this weather and let us help you find events to get the family to.

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.

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

This Month’s 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. We’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

Gaylord Texan Winterfest Event

WinterFest offers a wide array of family-friendly experiences from Cool Critters Animal Encounters and a Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt to a Winter Art Studio and Illusionist Shows featuring award-winning magician, Jason Bishop. Events and activities will take place Fridays through Sundays. Event tickets can be purchased at

When: January 8 through February 28
Where: Gaylord Texan
Cost: price is per event, see for tickets

Dallas Arboretum’s Groundhog Day

When: February 2, 6.30 am – 11 am
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $5 entrance ($10-$15 for parking)

Parent’s Night Out

When: every Friday, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa
Cost: $30 – $40

Plano Trade Days

Great Vintage Market with quality vendors selling all kinds of great treasures and bargains. Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Crafts, Memorabilia, Repurposed Jewelry, Furniture, and much more! Fun for the whole family! Come shop in a climate controlled building with free parking. 

When: February 6 – 7
Where: Plano Market Square Mall
Cost: FREE

Watters Creek Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Corner Craft

Stop by the Concierge+ Lounge located between J.Jill and Anthropologie to pick up an adorable Valentine’s Day craft project while supplies last.

When: February 11 & 12, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

Lakefront Cupid Crawl

Grab your sweetie or BFF and head to the Lakefront Little Elm for a Valentine’s Day-themed crawl!

When: February 12 – 14
Where: Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: FREE

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Fredericksburg’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival! Join balloonists, vendors and live music acts for a great Valentine’s Day Weekend in Fredericksburg Texas.

When: February 12 – 14
Where: Fredericksburg, TX
Cost: from $10

Rhea Lana’s of Frisco/McKinney Huge Spring & Summer Shopping Sale

When: February 14 – 18
Where: 3500 Preston Rd, Plano TX 75093
Cost: FREE – $50

Duck Derby Online Party

When: February 13, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: online (Allen Parks & Recreation)
Cost: FREE

Paint & Pour with your Sweetheart

Bring your special someone to Craig Ranch Fitness + Spa for a couple’s canvas painting night, including complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres!

When: February 13, 4 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa
Cost: $40

Plano Family Dance Party

Families with young children are invited to “Plano Family Dance Party,” a free virtual Valentine’s event! Boys, girls and adults will dance the hour away, led by a professional children’s DJ.

When: February 13, 7 pm
Where: online (Plano Arts & Events & Plano Parks & Recreation)
Cost: FREE

Parent’s Night Out – Valentine’s Day

When: February 13, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa
Cost: 1st Child:$35,+Child:$25,Age 2&under:$40 (+$5 for non-members)

Watters Creek Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Celebrate with your loved ones from a romantic horse-drawn carriage. Carriages will be wiped down between each ride, and 1 household per ride.

When: February 13, 4 pm – 7 pm & February 14, 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

Watters Creek Valentine’s Day Live Jazz Music

Enjoy live music with your Valentine as jazz artists play your favorites on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday. Feb. 14, at the plaza outside Frogg Coffee

When: February 13 & 14, 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

Fat Tuesday Bar Crawl at Watters Creek

Shop, sip and stroll with your krewe as we turn Watters Creek into Bourbon Street with jazzy tunes and specialty drinks during our Fat Tuesday Bar Crawl.

When: February 16, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: February 19, 20 & 21
Where: D2 Counseling

Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms “America the Beautiful”

When: February 20 through April 11
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $12 – $17

SKI Plano “At Home” Experience

Silent Auction – YOU will create your own experience in the comfort of your home while supporting kids, teachers and staff in Plano ISD!

When: February 24 – 27
Where: online at
Cost: FREE

Divine Consign Plano Spring ’21 Sale

When: February 28 – March 2
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: FREE

Scavenger Hunts Plano TX

Fun Food & Drink Events

Dallas’ Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour

You’ll love the diversity of our four stops, as we enjoy award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos and eclectic tacos.

When: February 6, 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: $70 per person

The Decadent Valentine’s Dreams Tour

Indulge your chocolate passions as you bite into magnificent bonbons, savor a decadent chocolate shot, swoon over a French chocolate pastry and other temptations. Simply a must-do tour for your favorite chocolate lover, and a great present to give your Valentine!

When: February 6, 1 pm – 4.30 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $51 per person

The Socially Distanced Valentine’s Experience

You will drive in your own vehicle to 5 of the most charming locations in Dallas including scenic overlooks, gazebos, waterfalls and more. Our tour host will meet you at each location with delicious hand-held foods such as appetizers and indulgent chocolate desserts.

When: February 6, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $49 per person

The Vintage Valentine’s Tour

You will be seduced by a wine tasting and exquisite appetizers including cheeseboards, flatbreads and a delectable tapas platter. Then it’s on to some indulgent chocolate desserts, enjoyed in a variety of romantic settings. 

When: February 6, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $109 per person

Valentine’s Champagne & Chocolate Tour

Indulge in a bubbly good Valentine’s dessert adventure! Imagine…the most decadent finds from premier local chocolatiers, dessert shops and ice cream venues, paired with champagne. 

When: February 6, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $69 per person

The Galentine’s Experience

Start with a wine tasting at ultra cozy Urban Vines Wine Bistro near White Rock Lake. There will be a cheese and charcuterie board to munch on. Then it’s off on the well-stocked magical motorcoach to indulge in some sinful chocolate desserts…ending with a marvelous champagne toast! 

When: February 12, 13 & 14
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $83 per person

Valentine’s Tacos & Margaritas Tour

You and your sweetheart will sample the city’s most delicious tacos on an adventure through Dallas. Stops will include 3 tempting margaritas, and 4 terrific tacos that range from authentic street style to gourmet.

When: February 13 & 14
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $88 per person

The Dallas Black History: Past & Present Tour

Explore the often untold Black History of Dallas, from the amazing miracle of the bricks in former Freedman’s Town to Ray Charles’ former home…to infamous Martyrs Park and the post-Civil War former plantation/community of Joppi.

When: February 21 & 27
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $43 per person

National Margarita Day Taco & Margarita Tour

Celebrate National Margarita Day (Feb. 22) on a Dallas taco- and margarita-sampling adventure! You’ll love the diversity of our four stops, as we enjoy award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos and eclectic tacos, plus 3 amazing margaritas.

When: February 22, 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours
Cost: from $70 per person

Downtown Plano Mardi Gras Tour

Have fun sippin’ and strollin’ while supporting local small businesses!

When: February 13, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Downtown Plano
Cost: $30

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

From September 5, 2020 through February 15, 2021, explore nature and encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s outdoor trails at the 15th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.

When: Daily September 5, 2020 through February 15, 2021; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members


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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

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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