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

Plan the weekend of September 24 - 25, 2022
Kids can enjoy face painting and more fun activities at Big Blue Swim School’s free event. Image: Aliaksandr Bukatsich | Shutterstock

This weekend has everything you need to relax and have fun with the family: festivals, art exhibits, live performances and it's always Oktoberfest somewhere. Let us help you choose where to begin.

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

This weekend the Plano Balloon Festival begins!
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2022 Plano Balloon Festival

When: September 22 to 25, 2022 | See full schedule
Where: Oak Point Park | 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

It's here, y'all! This Thursday one of Plano's staple festivals is kicking off with a family-friendly concert by Plano Symphony Orchestra. Stay tuned for all the events this festival has in store for you: balloon glows in the evenings, tethered hot air balloon rides, parachute jumps, live music and the traditional Plano Balloon Festival half marathon.

Big Blue Plano Family Fun Day

When: September 24, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Big Blue Swim School | 1805 Preston Road, Plano
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The Big Blue Swim School is inviting everyone to their grand opening this weekend with a free event for the whole family. Enjoy live performances, get your face painted and take a tour through the state-of-the-art swim school, ice cream in hand!

Hot Stuff!

When: September 23 and 24, 2022 | See full schedule
Where:  The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
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This weekend, the folks at The Cove in McKinney have partnered up with Three Dog Studio and SPARC for a two-day event where you can learn about pottery and alternative firings. Make sure to get there for their opening reception this Friday at 6:00 p.m. there will be beverages, appetizers and pottery for all!

CityLine Live Fall Concert Series

When: Every Friday and Saturday from September 2 through October 29, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State Street, Richardson
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Get your lawn chair ready because live music returns to the outdoor CityLine plaza this fall. This weekend Ian Dickson will take the stage with his Americana tunes, followed by Justin Tipton's Americana rock on Saturday. Enjoy the music from one of the restaurant patios on State Street or make a picnic out of your to-go order and take a spot at the plaza.

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13th Annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day

When: September 24, 2022 | See the full schedule
Where: Frisco Heritage Center| 6455 Page Street
, Frisco

Come celebrate Frisco's rich history with an event chock-full of traditional fun at Frisco Heritage Center and Museum. Meet cowboys at wild west shows, take a stagecoach ride and choose an armadillo to represent you in a race! There are many more activities to enjoy, so don't forget to check their full schedule so you don't miss a thing.

Concerts by the Creek: Fall Series

When: September 3 through October 22, 2022 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Watters Creek | 970 Garden Park Dr
, Allen
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Every Saturday you'll get a chance to enjoy live music outdoors on the Village Green. Get some warm blankets and lawn chairs, and find your spot before you grab food and beverages from one of the restaurants at Watters Creek or picnic supplies from the market street. This Saturday, enjoy a live performance by Emerson, a classic rock cover band.

The Coven Awakens

When: September 17 through October 30, 2022 | See full schedule
Where: Dark Hour Haunted House | 701 Taylor Dr, Plano

Halloween came early to Plano. The coven of witches at Dark Hour has awakened and will combine all their dark powers to install fear in North Texas. Enjoy a night of frights and learn the terrifying stories behind each of the thirteen witches. If you are planning on bringing a child sacrifice, be aware that this might be a bit intense for kids under 10.

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Bark at the Park

When: September 24, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Jupiter Park | 510 S. Jupiter Road, Allen
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Allen is planning its first public dog park at Jupiter Park and in preparation for the grand opening, they are inviting neighbors to bring their leashed four-legged family members for a day of treats and fun. If you don't have a furry best friend yet, adopt one on the spot, Allen animal shelter will be on-site closing the Clear the Shelters event. Humans will have their own fun with the Let's Play! Recreation Enrichment Vehicle.

The Boardwalk Art Market

When: September 24, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WhereThe Boardwalk at Granite Park| 5800 State Highway 121, Plano
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Over 20 artisans, crafters, artists and local small businesses will be on hand this weekend at The Boardwalk for a family-friendly, free event chock-full of artsy-pantsy fun. Let yourself get wow-ed by live paintings and performances while you check all the amazing pieces vendors will be offering.

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Legacy West Art Club

When: September 17 through October 18, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
WhereLegacy West | 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano
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If you are stopping by Legacy West this Saturday, let the kids have some artsy fun at the seasonal activation space located in front of Nike and Free People. Every month Legacy West will add new activities for younglings of all ages to express themselves.

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

AT&T Performing Arts Center's Family Weekend
When: September 24, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.
WhereSammons Park | 2403 Flora Street, Dallas
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Singer-songwriter Christopher Wright
When: September 16, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Taverna Rossa | 4005 Preston Rd Suite 512, Plano
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When: September 25, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.
Where: Coutyard Theater | 1509 H Avenue, Plano
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Psychedelic Robot
When: Thurs to Sat, 3:00 - 9:00 P.M. | Sundays 12:00 - 9:00 P.M.
WhereThe Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano

Sip and Throw Pottery Workshop
When: September 23, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Jump into Art Studios | 404 N Church St, McKinney
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The Ultimate '80s Party
When: September 24, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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