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Top 15 Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your weekend of April 19 – 21, 2024
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We have another eclectic lineup of events for you to enjoy this weekend with friends and family! From letting your children embrace their inner cowboy at the Little Farmer Fridays: Cowboy Day to grooving to the nostalgic tunes of the Pop 2000 Tour, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Dive into the creative process at #WIP by Ivanevid, indulge in the Spice World drag brunch flavors, or immerse yourself in the elegance of Chamberlain Ballet's A Tapestry of Dance. 

Also, enjoy other exciting activities like the Dial-Up the 90s Music Fest, the Lone Star Celtic Festival and Highland Games, and much more! Get ready to embrace the weekend and make lasting memories.

Scroll all the way down to find our weekly recommendations for places to eat, and get everything planned for an amazing three-day break from the daily routine.

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Little Farmer Fridays: Cowboy Day

When: April 19, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum | 1900 West 15th Street, Plano

Join the Heritage Farmstead Museum for Little Farmer Fridays: Cowboy Day on April 19, 2024. Dress in your western gear and enjoy panning for gold, storytelling and a trailblazing treasure hunt. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices: $15 per child (2 years and up), $5 per adult (12 years and up). Museum members get one adult ticket free. All tickets are non-refundable.

Pop 2000 Tour

When: April 19, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Get ready to travel back to the early 2000s with the Pop 2000 Tour on April 19, 2024, at Lexus Box Garden in Legacy Hall, Plano. This tour promises to deliver all your favorite TRL moments, featuring Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC, O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera and LFO. Upgrade your experience with a balcony VIP lounge [21+] for dedicated cocktail service and the best view of the stage. Plus, stick around for the afterparty with no-cover Late Night with DJ [21+].

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#WIP By Ivanevid

When: April 19 to 21, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Discover the creative process at #WIP by Ivanevid at The Cove in McKinney, and witness innovative new work, including pieces in progress, displayed on unique themed panels with diverse color palettes. Ivanevid will also create live sketches, new pieces and small canvases, offering a glimpse into his preparation for an upcoming mural at The Cove. Don't miss this opportunity to experience art in the making.

Spice World Drag Brunch At Legacy Hall

When: April 20, 2024 | 11:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Food Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Prepare for a dazzling Spice Girls-themed drag show at Legacy Food Hall's Spice World drag brunch on April 20, 2024. Join a brunch of queens for a fabulous performance featuring all your favorite Spice Girls hits. After the show, mingle with the queens during a free meet-n-greet for the perfect Instagram moment. Tickets are $25 per person, sold by the table.

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Chamberlain Ballet: A Tapestry Of Dance

When: April 20, 2024 | 6:35 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson
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Experience the elegance of Chamberlain Ballet's A Tapestry of Dance at the Eisemann Center in Richardson on April 20, 2024. Witness acclaimed guest artists like Tyler Angle and Hee Seo from prestigious ballet companies perform alongside Chamberlain Ballet's company, and enjoy a diverse program featuring works by renowned choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch and Bruce Wood, as well as world premieres by emerging choreographers.

Dial Up The 90s Music Fest

When: April 20, 2024 | 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Step into a time machine at the Dial Up the 90s Music Fest on April 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Lexus Box Garden, Legacy Hall in Plano. Enjoy tributes to Weezer, Collective Soul, Green Day,and Beastie Boys, plus DJ Red the MC. General admission wristbands offer all-day access, while VIP lounges provide an elevated experience. Keep the vibe going at the afterparty with a DJ.

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Pickleball Palooza

When: April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lifetime Fitness Frisco | 4900 Throne Hall Wy, Frisco
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Discover Pickleball Palooza, a family-friendly fundraising event organized by Leadership Frisco Class XXVII at Lifetime Fitness Frisco. Starting at 10:00 a.m., enjoy single-elimination pickleball matches, food, a bounce house, coaching clinics and a silent auction. Registration is $75 per player, including tournament entry, lunch and more. Support the Frisco Chamber Foundation and join the fun! Visit for details and sponsorship opportunities.

Take Steps 2024

When: April 20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.
Where: Oak Point Park/ Red Tail Pavilion | 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy Plano
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Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for Take Steps 2024 on April 20, 2024, at Oak Point Park/Red Tail Pavilion in Plano. Walk and raise funds for those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), accelerate research, advance treatments and provide support programs to improve the quality of life for those with IBD. Let's reach the top of Mt. Remission and aim for cures for Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis.

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McKinney Farmers Market At Chestnut Square

When: April 20, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Square Historic Village | 315 S Chestnut St, McKinney
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Explore the McKinney farmers market at Chestnut Square on April 20, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Chestnut Square Historic Village, where you can shop for artisanal foods, fresh produce, pasture-raised meats and unique handmade items from local vendors. Experience the charm of a traditional market and support sustainability efforts during a morning filled with fresh flavors and vibrant community spirit.

United Rocks Climb Fest 

When: April 21, 2024 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Movement Design District | 141 Glass St., Dallas 
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Join a morning of climbing full of success stories and an inclusive community like no other! This event marks United Rocks first fundraising event of the year, featuring raffle items and prizes for climbers for their hard work during Climb Fest! Invite your friends, families, coworkers and everyone you know to and see how United Rocks climbers are achieving their goals every week they come and participate in rock climbing.

Desperado: Eagles Tribute Band Concert At PGA Frisco

When: April 20, 2024 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 721 Anderson St, McKinney
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Join the fun at PGA Frisco for a live concert featuring Desperado: Eagles Tribute on April 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sing along to classic hits from the Eagles while enjoying delicious bites from Ice House, Lounge by Topgolf or Ryder Cup Grille. No tickets are required! Bring a lawn blanket and find your spot in front of the stage.

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The Lone Star Celtic Festival And Highland Games

When: April 20 to 21, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Myers Park | 7117 County Road 166, McKinney

Join the Lone Star Celtic Festival and Highland Games from April 20 to 21, 2024 at Myers Park in McKinney to enjoy Scottish Highland games, merchandise vendors, Celtic bands, Irish dancing and more. Proceeds for this event support local food banks. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate Celtic heritage while having fun with the family and supporting a good cause!

This Current Moment: Dallas College Photography Showcase

When: April 19 to May 14, 2024
Where: Hilton Anatole | 2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
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Mark your calendar to visit the This Current Moment: Dallas College Photography showcase at Hilton Anatole. Partnering with Dallas College's School of Creative Arts, Entertainment, and Design, the exhibit features new works from twelve photographers. Experience diverse photography styles, from documentary to portraiture, showcasing moments, emotions and narratives. Hilton Anatole's commitment to supporting the arts lets artists connect with their audiences, enriching Dallas's cultural landscape.

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Funbox, The World's Biggest Bounce Park

When: April 17 to June 3, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Stonebriar Mall | 2601 Preston Road, Frisco
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Discover Funbox, the World's Biggest Bounce Park, at Stonebriar Mall from April 17 to June 3, 2024. This bounce park Boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of continuous jumping zones across ten play areas. It is a kid-centric space that prioritizes fun over social media. With plenty of photo opportunities, it's an adventure for kids and adults alike. Enjoy this exciting experience!

Walk This Way Exhibit

When: April 17 to July 14, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum | 300 N. Houston, Dallas

The captivating Walk this Way exhibit is on display at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum from April 17 to July 14, 2024. Delve into the stories behind over 100 pairs of shoes, spanning nearly two centuries, from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman. Discover how footwear reflects women's activism, suffrage and societal changes, showcasing their pivotal role in history.

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T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator At The Perot Museum

When: April 17 to September 22, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Tue, opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sun)
Where: Perot Museum | 2201 N Field St, Dallas

From April 17 to September 22, 2024, take a journey to the Perot Museum in Dallas for an unparalleled experience with T. rex. Explore the latest discoveries, marvel at life-sized models, and dive into the fascinating story of this iconic dinosaur. Uncover the secrets of the ultimate predator, its senses, social behaviors and its evolutionary journey. Get your tickets now!

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

Pooch On The Porch At Aloft
When: April 19, 2024 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Aloft | 1160 State St, Richardson
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Legacy Fridays | Late Night With DJ ENYO
When: April 19, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
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Kolby Cooper To Billy Bob’s Texas
When: April 20, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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CityLine Live Featuring Texas Jazz Cats
When: April 20, 2024 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State St, Richardson
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10:00 PM - Last Second Chance
When: April 20, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 E. Virgina St. #104 , McKinney

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Movie Institute Gala: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

When: May 4, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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Join the galactic extravaganza on May 4, 2024 where you can experience a night of glamour and excitement, celebrating the magic of cinema and the iconic legacy of Star Wars while supporting the youth-focused nonprofit organization, the Movie Institute. Also, indulge in cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing, all in the spirit of Star Wars. May the 4th be with you!

Judy Drotman Mother's Day Garden Party

When: May 4, 2024 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Health Plano, Tower C Lobby | 6200 West Parker Road, Plano

Gather friends and family to visit the annual Judy Drotman Mother's Day garden party on May 4, 2024, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Drotman Family, the event will occur at Texas Health Plano, Tower C lobby. Enjoy delicious treats, entertainment and a fantastic raffle. Register now to secure your seat for this beloved celebration of mothers and families.

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Little Elm Craft Brew & Que 2024

When: June 1 to 4, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 West Eldorado Parkway Little Elm

Save the date to join the 9th annual Little Elm Craft Brew & Que festival from June 1 to 4, 2024, at Little Elm Park, where you can beer and wine tastings, barbecue from Texas pitmasters, live music featuring Treaty Oak Revival, VIP passes, contests, vendors and a fireworks show. VIP tickets include exclusive perks like access to the VIP tent and dedicated amenities.

6th Annual Golf Classic

When: Juni 4, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills | 6600 Columbine Way, Plano

Write in your agenda to join the excitement at the 6th annual golf classic on June 4, 2024, at The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills in Plano. With a four-person scramble format, thrilling on-course contests and fantastic raffle prizes, it promises a day of fun while supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Register to secure a spot for this golf event!