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

Plan your week of October 30 to November 2, 2023
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The official Halloween celebration is finally there, meaning you have many spooky events to check out. And if you are less into the scary stuff, you can enjoy entertainment options with other themes as well, such as a Lauryn Hill and Queen concert or a visit to the pumpkin patch and hay maze.

Take a look at our selection of must-go events, and scroll all the way down to see our local picks for where to eat and drink this week.

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

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The Swing Closest To The Pin Challenge

When: October 30, 2023 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway
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Calling all golf enthusiasts! From September 11 to October 30, The Swing at Monument Realty PGA District invites golfers of all ages for a free "closest to the pin" challenge every Monday, starting at 5 p.m. No need to pre-register; show up and tee off. Prizes await the top performers each week, and those with the most wins at the end of the season will receive special rewards.

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Fugees

When: October 30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth
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Get ready for a legendary musical journey! Join 5-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Performing live at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena on October 30, Hill will take you back with her timeless hits. To make the night even more unforgettable, The Fugees will reunite, marking their first tour in years.

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Monarch x Maple & Ash Pop Up

When: October 30 to 31, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Monarch | 1401 Elm St 49th Floor, Dallas

Are you ready to experience culinary excellence at the Monarch x Maple & Ash Pop Up? From October 26 to 31, indulge in a gourmet extravaganza high above Dallas. Monarch welcomes Maple & Ash, renowned for its exquisite cuisine, for an exclusive dining event. Reserve your spot to savor innovative dishes crafted by culinary masters and elevate your dining experience amidst breathtaking views.

Pumpkin Patch & Hay Maze

When: October 30 to 31, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Historic downtown Ennis | 302 N. Dallas St, Ennis
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Embrace the fall spirit at the Pumpkin Patch & Hay Maze in Historic Downtown Ennis. You can wander through a giant hay maze designed by award-winning architects, themed as the Season of the Harvest. The maze and pumpkin patch are open to the public until 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. Indulge in snacks and find your perfect pumpkin at The Shed.

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Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party

When: October 31, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Alexander Mansion | 4607 Ross Ave, Dallas

Dive into the sinister allure of Haunted Soiree, a 21+ immersive experience in Dallas from October 16 to 31, 2023. Held at the eerie Alexander Mansion, this event weaves theatrical drama, a variety show, and exquisite cocktails. Choose from bronze, silver, or gold tickets for bespoke cocktails inspired by different mansion rooms, delectable French chocolates, priority entry, and full access to all attractions. Don't miss this hauntingly sophisticated affair.

Dia De Los Muertos At Wild Salsa

When: November 2, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Wild Salsa | Multiple locations
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This week, join the vibrant Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Wild Salsa Downtown Dallas and Fairview locations on November from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. You can experience live music, face painting and indulge in $3 wild salsa tacos, $5 house margaritas and $5 herradura tequila shots in a relaxing, Mexico City-inspired setting. Make sure you enjoy this culinary and cultural feast!

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Queen And Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

When: November 2 to 3, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Queen and Adam Lambert return with The Rhapsody Tour, promising an electrifying experience. Catch them live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on November 2 and 3, 2023. This tour marks their return after a four-year hiatus, featuring an expanded and enhanced production. Limited VIP packages offer exclusive opportunities like onstage opera box seats, backstage tours, and a lavish dining experience.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

When: October 30 to January 13, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm
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Little Elm Park hosts a spellbinding event: Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience. Enchanting lights and theatrical wonders bring the world of wizards to life. Visitors embark on a trail through a magical forest, encountering creatures like hippogriffs and unicorns. Armed with wands, attendees can cast spells and conjure patronuses, delight in Harry Potter-inspired food, capture memories with fun photos and immerse themselves in the enchantment of Harry Potter

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: October 30, 2023, to February 19, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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Experience the Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit from October 5, 2023, to February 19, 2024, at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney. Travel back along a half-mile trail with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs. They come alive, moving and roaring, offering an enthralling experience and fascinating facts about herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Enjoy interactive elements, a photo-op with a tyrannosaurus rex and an outdoor fossil dig.

The Saint Introduces Texas Tomahawk Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Saint | 2633 Gaston Ave, Dallas
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Indulge in a culinary masterpiece at The Saint's Texas Tomahawk tuesdays. This Italian-inspired steakhouse combines Texas flavors with exquisite dining. For $195, treat yourself and a guest to a three-course dinner featuring the famed Texas Wagyu tomahawk. Dive into two starters, the succulent tomahawk, two sides, and a delightful dessert. Elevate your experience with a $30 cocktail or wine pairing per person. Perfect for date nights or mid-week delights.

Even More Great Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Trick-Or-Treat At Legacy Hall
When: October 30, 2023 | 5:00 tp.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Get A Shake On Hat Creek Burgers For Halloween!
When: October 31, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Hat Creek | Multiple locations
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Celebrate Halloween At The Boo-ardwalk With A Spook-tacular Bash!
When: October 31, 2023 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park | 5880 State Hwy 121, Plano
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Wine Down Wednesday With Hidden Hangar Winery
When: November 1, 2023 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: November 2, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Save The Date!

Ennis Autumn Daze

When: October 27 to 29, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Historic downtown Ennis | 302 N. Dallas St, Ennis
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Get ready to experience the charm of fall at the 21st annual Ennis Autumn Daze from October 27 to 29, 2023, in historic downtown Ennis. This lively event offers a delightful array of activities, including live music, a captivating haymaze, thrilling carnival rides, a pumpkin patch and a cornhole tournament. Join the festivities and embrace the autumn spirit in the heart of Ennis!

McKinney Monster Dash 5k At Tupps Brewery

When: October 28, 2023 | 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: TUPPS Brewery | 721 Anderson Street, McKinney

Join the McKinney Monster Dash 5k on October 28, 2023. This 5k starts and finishes at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney. Participants will run or walk around the Historic McKinney Cotton Mill, followed by festivities with local vendors, cold beer and delicious food. Each participant receives a Monster Dash event t-shirt, custom bib and finisher's medal. There will be prizes for top finishers and a costume contest with fantastic gifts.

Teddy Bear Ride 2023

When: October 29, 2023 | 8:00 a.m.
Where: Ikea |  7171 Ikea Dr, Frisco
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This unique fundraiser and awareness event gathers participants to ride across Collin County and deliver new teddy bears to children served by the Center. Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with delicious food trucks, live music, vendors and activities for kids. For corporate sponsorships or inquiries, contact Kara Shrum at [email protected]. Purchase event T-shirts or donate teddy bears to support the cause. Stay updated on event details by visiting the event page.

Celebrate Halloween At The Boo-ardwalk With A Spook-tacular Bash!

When: October 31, 2023 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park | 5880 State Hwy 121, Plano
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Join the celebration on this eerie night, where goblins and ghouls of every age are welcome to indulge in the festivities free of charge! You can explore the Boardwalk's six exquisite restaurants, each offering delectable treats to trick o' treaters and encounter a haunted mansion, groove to the tunes spun by a lively DJ, witness mesmerizing balloon artists, engage in spooky spider-themed kids' crafts, savor popcorn and much more.

Snowflake Bazaar

When: November 11 to 12, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Plano West Senior High School | 5601 West Parker Road, Plano
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Embrace the holiday spirit at the Snowflake Bazaar 2023! This enchanting two-day event invites you to a winter wonderland of shopping and holiday joy where you can explore unique gifts, crafts and delectable treats from local artisans and small businesses. Enjoy live entertainment, including holiday tunes performed by the Plano West band, and bring your family and friends for a delightful start to the season.

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John Paul II High School Christmas Bazaar

When: November 18, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: John Paul II High School | 900 Coit Road, Plano
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Discover a winter wonderland at the John Paul II High School Christmas Bazaar on November 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hosted by the Cardinal Women's Auxiliary, this event at John Paul II High School features over 150 vendors offering delightful holiday treasures. Your support helps raise funds for JPII and its students. Take the chance to find unique gifts and contribute to a great cause.


Vitruvian Lights

When: November 18 to 25, 2023 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Vitruvian Park | 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison
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Get ready for a holiday extravaganza at Vitruvian Park in Addison! The annual Vitruvian Lights, North Texas' most magical free holiday event, begins on November 18, featuring 1.5 million sparkling LED lights adorning 555 trees. The festivities kick off with Santa Claus and a live performance by the Dallas-based men’s choir, Vocal Majority. Special event nights on November 18 and 25 offer live concerts, gourmet food trucks, photos with Santa, reindeer, and more. Don't miss this enchanting holiday experience!