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Looking for things to do in September

While we wait for the weather to cool down for the Fall, 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.

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

Fun Food & Drink Events

Happy Hour Hike with Plano Magazine

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: September 3, 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

Sunday Service Brunch at DAQ’s

When: every Sunday, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge, Plano
Cost: Reserve a Table

Labor Day Weekend Luau at Legacy Hall

Hang loose in our outdoor Box Garden all day long with live hula and fire dancers, a traditional Kalua Pig Roast by Dock Local, and our ever popular family-friendly limbo competition!

When: September 5, 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: $15 – $300

The Morning After, A Dallas Observer Brunch Event

The Morning After is a Brunch Sampling event that will feature bites from local brunch hot spots, alongside drink samples & music! Don’t miss it!

When: September 12, 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where:  Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: from $35

Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk

This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts.

When: September 25, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Downtown Plano Arts District
Cost: $30

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail to get up-close and personal with 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

When: Daily September 4, 2021 through October 30, 2021; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members



Deep Ellum Arts Festival

When: Sept 10 – 12
Where: 2900 Main St, Dallas
Cost: Free

Dallas Observer BrewFest

BrewFest is an outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature hundreds of local, international and craft beers, music, local food & more.

When: September 11, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: from $35

2021 Dallas OMG Food Fest

Not only are we gonna have Delicious food coming from all directions, we will also keep you entertained with the citys best Djs and bands playing Hip-Hop, Rap, Old School and everything else that will keep you moving.

When: September 11, 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Main Street Garden Park
Cost: $10

Fiestas Patrias with Tito Puente Jr.!

When: September 12, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Admission is Free, $5 to park


Let the kids play at the carnival while you drink seasonal brews and listen to some great polka music!

When: September 17, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: Free

40th Annual Sherman Arts Fest 2021

We have a fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring two stages filled with live music and performance art! There will be lots of art, photography, and music to enjoy. We always look forward to the huge variety of delicious food vendors, and so many amazing artisan vendors offering unique, handmade items available for purchase!

When: September 18, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Downtown Sherman
Cost: Free

State Fair of Texas

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

When: September 24 – October 17
Where: Fair Park
Cost: from $15

15th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Free-Family Festival, McKinney

Prizes/awards, inflatable obstacle course, photo booth, face-painting, petting zoo.

When: September 25, 7 am – 10.30 am
Where: McKinney Boyd High School
Cost: Festival is free, $15 per runner

McKinney Oktoberfest

Tapping into the colorful tradition that began in Munich, Germany in 1810, McKinney Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing and children’s activities while staying honoring the many cultural contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas.

When: September 24 – 26
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $0 – $25

4th Annual Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall

Come feast on this event packed with live music, German brats, and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at Legacy Hall’s 4th Annual Oktoberfeast! 

When: September 25, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: $15 – $300

Other Events

Clear the Shelters 2021

When: through September 19
Where: Plano Animal Shelter
Cost: Adoption fees will be half price from Monday, August 23 through Sunday, September 12. Adoption fees will only be waived from Monday, September 13 to Sunday, September 19.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

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

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

Concerts by the Creek

When: every Saturday September 4 – October 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

Wicked, The Musical

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

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. 

When: through September 3
Where: Secret Location Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

First Monday Canton

Come spend your September Weekend at 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: September 2 – 5
Where: Canton Marketplace
Cost: Free

CityLine Live

Live music returns to the outdoor plaza this fall!

When: each Friday and Saturday in September and October in the plaza from 6 – 9 PM
Where: CityLine Richardson
Cost: Free

ShenYun 2021

When: Sept 4 & 5
Where: Eisemann Center, Richardson
Cost: $80 – $150

Dallas Arboretum – Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Featuring Our Fourth Annual Quinceañera Fashion Show and the Tastes, Sounds and Vendors of Our Hispanic Community

When: Sept 4 – 5, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: Free event with paid garden admission

Back to School Splash at Hawaiian Falls

For Plano ISD PTA.

When: Sept 5, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
Cost: $20

Vitruvian Nights Live

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

When: Sept 9, 7 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Vitruvian Park
Cost: Free

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! 

When: Sept 11 – 12
Where: Plano Market Square Mall
Cost: Free

On Mindful Pond

A free mental health community fair focused on educating the DFW community on resources available and accessible to all.

When: Sept 11, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Prestonwood Pond
Cost: Free

Plano West Band Parade & Concert

Join the Plano West Band as they march through the neighborhoods near campus, finishing with a concert outside Brinker Elementary.

When: Sept 11, 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Where: Brinker Elementary School
Cost: Free

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

Explore the top destinations, tour operators and travel suppliers from around the world, and meet the experts who are on-hand to help you find, plan and book your next trip.

When: Sept 11 – 12
Where: Dallas Market Center
Cost: Free – $18

Wellness Wednesdays – Yoga On The Village Green

Take a break from your busy week and join us for free Yoga sessions every Wednesday in September and October on the Village Green!

When: every Wednesday in September and October, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

Denton Drive Live Concert Series

Join us for a FREE and fabulous night of Blues and Classic Rock, ZZ TEX opening for Texas Flood – Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.

When: Sept 11, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Mustang Station, Farmers Branch
Cost: Free

Dog Haus Blood Drive

Dog Haus Richardson is hosting a blood drive to benefit Carter BloodCare on Sunday, Sept. 12. Guests who participate will receive a FREE Haus item.

When: September 12, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Dog Haus Richardson
Cost: Free

Divine Consign Grapevine Fall ’21 Sale

When: Sept 12 – 13
Where: Grapevine Convention Center
Cost: some times may require a ticket

Bow-Wow Luau

Come have a blast at doggie splash day as our 4-legged friends take over the park. 

When: Sept 12, 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
Cost: $17.99

Collin County Fall Home and Garden Show

When: Sept 17 – 19
Where: Allen Event Center
Cost: Free

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: September 17, 18 & 19
Where: D2Counseling

Autumn at the Arboretum 2021

When: Sept 18 – Oct 31
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: Free event with paid garden admission

Touch a Truck

Bring the kiddos and come check out the equipment and tools staff use to keep the city running! Folks from various departments will be on hand with goodies and to answer any questions you may have. 

When: Sept 18, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

Kid Fish

This free fishing tournament is for kids 16 or younger. Prizes will be given for the largest fish according to age groups, 2-6, 7-11, and 12-16.

When: Sept 18, 9 am – 11 am
Where: The Pond at McCord Park, Little Elm
Cost: Free

Paws in the Pool at Frisco Water Park

Once the Frisco Water Park closes to humans for the summer, we invite our dog friends to come play!

When: Sept 18, 9.30 am – 1 pm
Where: Frisco Athletic Center
Cost: $8 each

Hollydays Market of Plano

With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your festive events!

When: Sept 24 – 25
Where: Plano Convention Center
Cost: from $5

Radical Self-Care Workshop Series

Come join us for brain-based coaching on self-care and compassion in an intimate environment with 12 people and 2 amazing life coaches.

When: Sept 24, 2 pm – 3.30 pm
Where: Communion Neighborhood Co-op, Richardson
Cost: $20 per person

All About Birds

Join us for a morning of FREE family fun as we celebrate our feathered friends and learn about the most common ones spotted in our area!

When: Sept 25, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Environmental Education Center, Plano
Cost: Free

2021 Fall Pumpkin Days

When: Sept 24 – Oct 31
Where: Mainstay Farm
Cost: from $12.95

Community Garage Sale

Make some extra cash as a vendor or come out and take home some unique and affordable finds. 

When: Sept 25, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: Oak Point 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

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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