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Things to do in July

Looking for things to do in July?

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.

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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: July 1, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

DAQ Fest Live Music Festival

Live Music ALL DAY 12 PM – 8 PM, Brunch Menu 12 PM – 3:30 PM, Standard Menu 3:30 PM – 8 PM, Happy Hour 4 PM – 8 PM ($5 Daiquiris & $5 Street Tacos)

When: July 4, 12 pm – 8 pm
Where: Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge, Plano
Cost: Event is Free, but Reservations Are Required

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 in July, 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 in July, 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 in July, 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 July 2, 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: June 30 through August 8
Where: Grandscape The Colony
Cost: $34.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids (3-15)

Kids Movie Saturdays

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

Summer Lunch n Play

When: every Monday in July, 11.30 am
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: FREE

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 in July, 12 pm – 12.45 pm
Where: online at Plano Arts & Events on Facebook
Cost: FREE

Fun in the Sun – Animal Learning with the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo brings some of their favorite animals out to showcase. Learn all about animal characteristics and habitats while getting a firsthand glimpse of some of their furry friends. 

When: July 6, 10.30 am – 11.30 am
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: July 8, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: $5

Dive In Movie Night

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

2021 Parade of Playhouses Benefitting Dallas CASA

When: July 9 – 25
Where: NorthPark Center and online at
Cost: Playhouses are free to view. Raffle tickets are $5

McKinney Margarita Stroll

When: July 10, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $30

Heroes & Villains – Plano Symphony Orchestra Family Series 2021

Enjoy this concert as a chamber ensemble from the Plano Symphony Orchestra introduces great characters from Harry Potter, Superman, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmations, and more! 

When: July 11, 3pm
Where: Theater Frisco
Cost: $12

Clean that Highway

Have a cup of coffee or a frappe on me, network, and do some good by cleaning the DNT. Help give back to a community that gives so much.

When: July 12, 7.30 am – 11 am
Where: 7600 Windrose Avenue, Plano TX 75024
Cost: FREE (Register here)

Sunset Movie Series

Warm summer evenings are back, and Legacy Hall is taking full advantage with a FREE Sunset Movie Series on Wednesdays @ 7:30pm in our outdoor Box Garden!

When: Wednesdays in July, 7.30 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: FREE

Summer Flashback Films – Wizard of Oz

Strolling, and dining, and unwinding… oh my! Celebrate summer and go back in time with us at The Boardwalk to watch a classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Bring your family and friends to the best movie night of the summer!

When: July 16, 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: FREE

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: July 16, 17 & 18
Where: D2Counseling

Fun in the Sun – Christmas in July

The festivities will include cookie decorating, an ornament craft, plus… the man himself, Santa Claus, will be taking time off from his summer vacation to meet with kids and take notes on everyone’s early Christmas wishes. We’ll also be collecting toy donations onsite that will be donated to a local charity.

When: July 20, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: FREE

PSL Chess Open House Extravaganza

Join us for an evening of top notch entertainment, tons of giveaways and great information. Change is good, but PSL Chess is doing it grand! Any school that sends a PTA member, teacher or staff member receives a free fund raising event sponsored by PSL Chess to be used in the 2021/2022 school year. Come see what programs we offer both on and off campus, tailor fit to any age and group size. We have a successful track record of making chess education impactful and rewarding for both our students and our partner schools

When: July 28, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: PSL Chess, Richardson
Cost: FREE

Movie Night – Grease

When: July 28, 8 pm
Where: The Star, Frisco
Cost: FREE

Prosper Summerfest 2021

When: July 31, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper
Cost: FREE

Esposure’s Esports Uncovered

Esposure is hosting Esports Uncovered, a series of Free virtual panel discussions with experts from across the esports industry.

When: July 31, 1 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: online
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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