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

Plan your weekend of May 17 – 19, 2024
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It proves to become another fun weekend strongly marked by Mexican and Asian cultural influences, giving you, among other things, plenty of tequila drinking opportunities, a dragon boat festival and a Dia de los Muertos-themed concert from the legendary singer Pepe Aguilar.

Plus, no matter what else you crave to do this weekend in a different setting, Dallas and Collin County will have it available for you.

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.

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

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Friday Night Movie Series

When: May 17, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Visit the Monument Realty PGA District on May 17, 2024, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy family-friendly films on a 900+ sq. ft. video wall. Bring your blanket and settle in for an evening of entertainment. Concessions and food from PGA District restaurants will be available. Movie titles are announced weekly via PGA Frisco emails. Remember, outside food, drinks and lawn chairs are not allowed. Leashed pets are welcome.

Little Farmer Fridays: Hens And Friends

When: May 17, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum | 1900 West 15th Street, Plano

Join the Little Farmer Fridays event Hens and Friends at the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano on May 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring your preschoolers for a morning of farm fun, including wagon rides, a ukulele singalong and feeding free-range chickens. Tickets are $15 per participating child (2 years and up) and $5 per adult (12 years and up), with special discounts for museum members. 

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This And That, Whatever Works Exhibit

When: May 17 to 18, 2024 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Cove | 402 N Tennessee St, McKinney
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Anne Womack has a new exhibit, This and That, Whatever Works, that you can see at The Cove in McKinney from May 17 to 18, 2024. Delve into landscapes and still life paintings, capturing the interplay of light, shadow and reflection with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. Anne's work celebrates the beauty of everyday scenes, inviting viewers to appreciate the subtle nuances of color and form.

Asian Heritage Fest 2024

When: May 17 to 19, 2024 | 17:00 to 22:00 p.m.
Where: Asia Times Square | 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie
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Pay a visit to Asian Heritage Fest 2024 at Asia Times Square from May 17 to 19, 2024, honoring native Hawaiian, Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. The events lets you enjoy three days of cultural festivities, including authentic Asian cuisine, vibrant performances and educational exhibits showcasing the rich contributions of Asian Americans to society. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse heritage of the North Texas community!

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Tacos And Tequila Festival With Ludacris

When: May 18, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion | 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth

Experience the ultimate fusion of flavor and music at the Tacos and Tequila Festival on May 18, 2024, at Panther Island Pavilion in Forth Worth. Prepare for an unforgettable lineup featuring Ludacris, Ashanti, Xzibit, Chamillionaire and more iconic throwback artists. Also, enjoy hand-crafted margaritas, chef-inspired street tacos, lucha libre wrestling, a chihuahua beauty pageant, a tequila-tasting lounge and an exotic car showcase.

Led Zeppelin Tribute | Battle Of Evermore

When: May 18, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

It is time for a journey to the golden era of rock with the Led Zeppelin Tribute | Battle of Evermore on May 18, 2024. Held at the Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall, experience electrifying performances and timeless classics that will transport you back in time. General admission tickets are available, or elevate your experience with a balcony VIP lounge [21+], offering dedicated cocktail service and the best view of the stage.

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Cantina Laredo Addison Hosts Dulce Vida Tequila Dinner

When: May 18, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cantina Laredo | 4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas
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Modern Mexico City cuisine flavors come to the table at Cantina Laredo Addison's special four-course tequila dinner featuring exclusive menu items on May 18. Enjoy a Dulce Vida tequila flight during the cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Each course will pair with a full-size Dulce Vida tequila cocktail. Reserve your spot for $69.99 per person online at or by calling (972) 458-0962.

Sean Paul - Greatest Tour 2024

When: May 18, 2024 | 800 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory | 300 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving

Make sure to catch Jamaican rapper and singer Sean Paul on his Greatest Tour 2024 on May 18, 2024, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Known for his energetic performances and Grammy-nominated albums, Sean Paul promises to deliver an unforgettable night of music and dance. Secure your tickets now to experience one of the biggest names in reggae live in concert!

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Pepe Aguilar - Jaripeo Hasta Los Huesos

When: May 18, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas

Experience the cultural spectacle of Pepe Aguilar's Jaripeo Hasta los Huesos tour on May 18, 2024, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Witness bulls, riders, mariachi and charrería, all themed around The Day of the Dead. With over 13 million albums sold worldwide, Pepe Aguilar is an artist who can give you an unforgettable evening of tradition and music.

We've Lost Dancing

When: May 19, 2024 | 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

You can hear the pulsating beats of We've Lost Dancing at the Lexus Box Garden in Legacy Hall on May 19, 2024. Dive into an electrifying dance party featuring house music sensations like Fred Again..., John Summit and more. The general admission standing room is free, or you can elevate your experience with a balcony VIP lounge reservation [21+]. Also, enjoy craft cocktails, dinner from 20+ eateries and vibrant energy.

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The Holistic Fair At Billy Bob's 81 Club

When: May 19, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Billy Bob's 81 Club | 2525 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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It is time for wellness and empowerment at The Holistic Fair in Billy Bob's 81 Club on May 19, 2024. Starting at noon, explore sessions with certified wellness practitioners, intuitive consultations and a variety of holistic products, including jewelry, metaphysical supplies, clothing and essential oils. With over 60 facilitators offering alternative modalities, nutritional consultations and energy medicine, this event promises a transformative experience.

AAPI Heritage & Dragon Boat Festival

When: May 19, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Bath House Cultural Center | 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas
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Join the City of Dallas and the National Association of Asian American Professionals for the inaugural AAPI Heritage & Dragon Boat Festival at Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas to enjoy live performances, workshops, art, food and vendors and witness or participate in the dragon boat race. This family-friendly event honors Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrating the vibrant diversity of North Texas' AAPI community.

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Funbox, The World's Biggest Bounce Park

When: May 15 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 May 15 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, but with plenty of photo opportunities, it's an adventure for kids and adults alike. Enjoy this exciting experience!

Walk This Way Exhibit

When: May 15 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 May 15 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: May 15 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 May 15 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

80s Tribute | Members Only
When: May 17, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Yoga & Mimosas
When: May 18, 2024 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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David Lee Murphy At Billy Bob’s Texas
When: May 18, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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AAPI Family Weekend 2024
When: May 18, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Sammons Park | 2403 Flora St, Dallas

Specialty Cinco De Mayo Tequila Drinks At Malai Kitchen
When: May 17 to 31, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Malai Kitchen | Multiple locations

Save The Date!

HASDA PUNJAB Vaisakhi Mela 2024

When: May 25, 2024 | 5:00 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Centre | 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
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Save the date and gather friends and family to join the Punjabi Association for Hasda Punjab Vaisakhi 2024 on May 25 at the Plano Event Centre in Plano from 5:00 to 11:30 p.m. During this cultural event, you can experience and enjoy bhangra, gidha, folk dance, singing, food and shopping. Entry is only allowed before 10:00 p.m., so arrive on time.

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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 indulge 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: June 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!

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An Evening With Lee Asher

When: June 7, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson

Lee Asher, a passionate animal rescue advocate and star of Animal Planet's My Pack Life, shares his journey of rescuing animals and promoting positivity. Learn how Lee quit his job and started traveling the country in a converted school bus, spreading joy and awareness about animal adoption through social media. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and uplifted by Lee's incredible story.

Local Profile's 23rd Annual Women In Business Summit

When: September 13, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | R6007 Legacy Drive, Plano

Join Local Profile's 23rd Annual Women in Business Summit on September 13, 2024, at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel. At the summit, connect with over 600 powerhouse women across various sectors to celebrate, unite and empower each other. Seize the opportunity to invest in yourself and your future while networking over mimosas, engaging in panel discussions and enjoying a post-event celebration at Bulla Gastrobar.

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Local Profile's Inaugural Women In Business Symposium

When: June 13, 2024 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park | 5805 Granite Parkway, Plano

Join Local Profile's inaugural Women in Business Symposium, presented by Bank of America, at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park on June 13, 2024. This empowering event features networking, cocktails and a powerhouse discussion on Lessons Learned from Successful Women in Business. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to gain practical insights, forge connections and engage with influential speakers. Tickets are available for $45, with combo options also offered.