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The Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your weekend of April 21 - 23
Renovate your garden with native plants this weekend. Photo: Heard Natural Science Museum | Facebook

Enjoy the warm weather outside this weekend in Collin County. From the world's largest green gathering in Dallas to community garage sales to a kid's race, you won't run out of options. Scroll all the way down to find our weekly recommendations for places to eat and get everything planned for an amazing two-day break from the daily routine.

Come right in, because here's the only list you need!

EarthX Expo 2022. Photo: EarthX | Website


When: April 21 through 23, 2023 
Where: Fair Park
| 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas
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EarthxExpo, the largest green gathering in the world, returns to Dallas's Fair Park this weekend. The free event features an adult playground, XR installations, an EV and alternative fuel car show, public stages with speakers, hands-on activities and crafts for children, live music and more.

Heard Museum's 34th Annual Native Plant Sale

When: April 22 and 23, 2023| See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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Every year, expert and novice gardeners alike anticipate the annual opportunity to obtain some of the best plants for North Texas. The event will showcase a wide variety of native plants, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants to the area's hydrologic conditions, allowing gardeners to minimize supplemental watering while also providing a beautiful habitat for wildlife.

Photo: Armin Staudt | Shutterstock

Community Garage Sale

When: April 22, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center | 1201 E. Bethany Dr.
, Allen
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Allen Parks and Recreation Department organized a community garage sale at the JFRC parking lot this weekend. Take this great opportunity to find some unique treasures at a great price. Head there early for the best selection!

The Two-Character Play

When: April 22, 2023| 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mckinney Boyd Highschool Blackbox
| 600 Lake Forest Drive, McKinney

Felice and Clare, a brother and sister acting duo, find themselves abandoned by their troupe in an unkempt state theatre. They improvise their performance of The Two-Character Play, a play within a play, to an audience they may or may not have. The characters struggle with the psychological damage caused by witnessing their parents' murder-suicide, leaving the audience to question what is real and what is an illusion.

Photo: Frisco Chorale | Facebook

Music in the Chamber - Frisco Chorale

When: April 21, 2023 | 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: George A. Purefoy Municipal Center
| 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco
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In this special free show for the Music in the Chamber series, the Frisco Chorale is set to perform a LOVE concert that promises to thrill, connect, and energize the audience with classical and modern choral music. While the show is free, make sure to reserve your seating as space is limited.

The Manic Monologues

When: April 19 through 30, 2022| See the full schedule
Where: WaterTower Theatre | 15650 Addison Rd, Addison

The Manic Monologues is a play based on the true experiences of the creators, Zack and Elisa, who wanted to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. After Zack's diagnosis of bipolar disorder, he and Elisa decided to create a series of vignettes to give voice to those struggling with mental health issues. The play, which features movement and music, aims to provide an immersive experience for the audience and will have its regional premiere at WaterTower Theatre.

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Coach Cox's Kid Chase

When: April 22, 2023 | 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Stewart Creek Park | 3700 Sparks Road, The Colony
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Get your kids to burn some energy this weekend with a race through the Stewart Creek Park on the shores of Lewisville Lake. Children 9 and under can participate in a half mile race, while runners 10-12 can run a one mile course. The first 100 registered participants will receive a T-shirt, and all participants will take home a ribbon and a goodie bag.

Common Thread Collective

When: April 2 and 22, 2023 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
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Join the Common Thread Collective's showcase event for an inspiring evening of art and community. The event celebrates the creativity of female artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and styles who are united by their passion for collaboration and faith. Attendees will experience the power of art to connect and inspire while discovering the common threads that unite us all.

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Plano Bridal Show

When: April 23, 2023 | 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Center | 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
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Don't miss the premier bridal event of North Dallas where you can plan your perfect wedding in just one day! With over 110 upscale and professional wedding businesses in attendance, this event is a must-attend for anyone planning a wedding. Enjoy a fashion show, door prizes, and giveaways, and discover new wedding trends.

Moonlight Mixer

When: April 21, 2023 | 08:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Karin Wiseman Collection | 510 Main St, Garland
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Indulge in a magical evening of self-care at this event. Join in and learn how to make a natural and aromatic 8oz salt soak to take home. Enjoy light bites and signature drinks while listening to live acoustic music by local band Double Bear. This is a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and take care of yourself.

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Even More Great Things To Do This Weekend in Dallas & Collin County

Kiwanis Butterfly Festival
When: April 21, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend | 16121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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Mustang Sally Productions Car Show
When: April 1 through 29, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Watermere at Frisco | 4220 Cotton Gin Road, Frisco
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Live Music: Remy Reilly
When: April 21, 2023 | 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The HUB | 1289 Johnson Road, Allen
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Buslesqueing Through the '90s
When: April 21 and 22, 2023 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Art Centre Theatre | 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano
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Throwing and Alternative Firing Workshop with Joe Morgan
When: April 22, 2023 | 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Jump Into Art Studios | 404 N Church Street, McKinney