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Things to do in May

Looking for things to do in May?

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.

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

This Month’s Events

Plano Symphony Orchestra Family Series 2021


This 45-minute performance features string quartet, flute and harp trio, and student actors exploring how music sets the mood and brings characters to life. Selections will include Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Peter and the Wolf to teach kids about the woodwind and string families of the orchestra. Families with children aged 2-12 are sure to enjoy this engaging program!

When: May 2 & 16, 3 pm – 3.45 pm
Where: Plano North Texas Performing Arts
Cost: $12

The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of ZimSculpt

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

When: May 1 – August 8
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $15

Concerts by the Creek

When: May 1, 15, 22 & 29, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

Run for the Rosé 5K

The 5k route will guide you through the charming streets of McKinney, and alongside the beautiful Towne Lake! You’ll finish the 5K at Towne Lake Park.

When: May 8, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Towne Lake Recreation Area, McKinney
Cost: $35 – $40

University Safety 101

Students will learn numerous ways to keep safe in college, in their dorms, apartments, classes and other locations. Taught by 8th Degree Black Belt Diane Reeve, the students will be empowered, more aware and more confident after participating in this fun class.

When: May 16, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Vision Martial Arts Center Plano
Cost: $149

First Monday Canton

During Easter weekend you can shop the World’s Largest Outdoor Market with some of the best shopping you’ll ever find. Seasonal decor, holiday shopping, antique and thrift finds and more!

When: April 29 – May 2
Where: Canton marketplace
Cost: FREE

Wellness Wednesdays Yoga

When: every Wednesday in May and June, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

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. We’ll also have a photo op, live music and shopping discounts.

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

TangoTab’s Feed The City Plano

When: May 1, 8.30 am – 10.30 am
Where: Grace Church Plano
Cost: Free (Bring supplies)

Allen Food & Wine Walk

When: May 1, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
Cost: $30

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: May 21,22 & 23
Where: Frisco Rail District

9th Annual Frisco StrEATs Food Truck & Music Festival

When: May 8, 11 am – 8 pm
Where: Frisco Railyard District
Cost: FREE

Celina Cajun Fest

Cajun Fest is a spicy event that celebrates all things Louisiana: Crawfish, Zydeco music, shopping, and cold drinks to wash it all down. This free-to-attend street festival in historic Downtown Celina is family-friendly and has something for everyone.

When: May 8, 12 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: FREE

Up, Up & Away Festival of Flight

Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature all kinds of fun flying activities!

When: May 8, 4 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Tribute Community
Cost: FREE

JBF Plano Spring Kids Sale

When: May 14 – 16
Where: Net Results Sports Center, Plano
Cost: FREE – $10

May Drive In Movie

When: May 21, 8.30 pm
Where: Cathy’s Critters
Cost: $20

Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden

When: May 29 – October 3
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Included with general admission


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

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

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