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The Top 15 Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas & Collin County [Update]

Plan your week of September 8 – 10, 2023
Local Profile's 2022 Women in Business Summit. Photo: Local Profile

With PGA Frisco being the main center of activities this weekend, it is the right time to head to Frisco for a few days of fun and entertainment. And remember to visit Wylie as well, as this city joins the things-to-do list with a spectacular rodeo event. Enjoy that spectacle and many more top events and gatherings from September 8 to 10, 2023!

Update 9/7/2023: A previous version of this article contained incorrect information about the 20th Anniversary Organ Recital event in St. Andrew Methodist Church. The information has been corrected since. 

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Family Movie Friday In The PGA District

When: September 8, 2023 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Head to the Monument Realty PGA District in Frisco for a fantastic movie night under the stars this weekend. Every Friday in September, catch a movie with a unique feature presented by Monument Realty. Furthermore, you can also savor delicious treats from PGA District restaurants and enjoy pre-movie activities like swinging on the swing or dancing on the dance floor.

Local Profile’s 22nd Annual Women In Business Summit

When: September 8, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | 6007 Legacy Drive, Plano
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Local Profile’s 22nd Annual Women in Business Summit, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, takes place on September 8, 2023, at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel. The summit gathers over 600 influential women from various industries, celebrating their achievements and empowering them in North Texas. This event is sold out. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

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Maná: México Lindo y Querido

When: September 8, 2023 | 8:30 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Experience the legendary Latin pop/rock band Maná in their México Lindo y Querido performance on September 8, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. With a career of over three decades and numerous chart-topping hits, Maná has earned its place as one of the world's most significant Latin music acts. Don't miss this iconic band live in concert.

James Gilbreath: Plano And Beyond Opening Reception

When: September 8, 2023 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: ArtCentre of Plano | 902 East 16th Street, Plano
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Explore the artistic journey of James Gilbreath in "Plano and Beyond," an inspiring exhibition showcasing his lifelong dedication to the world of art. Hailing from Texas, James' passion for art kindled during his school years and has continued to flourish. Visit the exhibit's opening reception on Friday, September 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

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20th Anniversary Organ Recital

When: September 8, 2023 | 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: ​St. Andrew Methodist Church | 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano
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St. Andrew Methodist Church invites the community this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary recital of its Letourneau pipe organ. The event features organist Jonathan Gregoire, the region's finest instrumentalists and the St. Andrew Chancel Choir. The Letourneau pipe organ, installed in 2003, is one of the largest in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. This free event promises a delightful evening of music for all to enjoy.

PGA Frisco Feud Game Night

When: September 8, 2023 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Head to The Monument Realty PGA District in Frisco this weekend for an entertaining evening inspired by America's favorite game show. Teams of five players will compete, with team names collected from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Restaurants and retail outlets within the district will be open and ready to serve. Take advantage of the chance to enjoy this lively game night!

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Wylie Championship Rodeo

When: September 8 to 9 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wylie Rodeo Arena at Wylie Birmingham Ag Center | Hensley Lane behind Wylie High School
, Wylie
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Get ready for rodeo fun at the Wylie Rodeo Arena behind Wylie High School. This thrilling event, sponsored by the Wylie Chamber of Commerce, is in its 29th year and features bull riding, bronc busting and more. You can also shop at over 50 concession and vendor booths, enjoy free kids' games, and explore the kiddie corral with inflatable bounce houses. Take advantage of this action-packed rodeo!

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: September 8 to 10, 2023 | 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 September 2, 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.

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Dallas Chocolate Festival

When: September 8 to 10, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery | 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas

This chocolate festival in Dallas showcases many exhibitors offering unique chocolates to sample and purchase. Delve into the tasty world of chocolate with informative demos and classes, exploring everything from tree to bar to bonbon and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome to savor the delightful chocolate experience. Secure your tickets early to avoid congestion during the staggered entry times.

Moneybagg Yo - Larger Than Life Tour

When: September 9, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth

This weekend, don't miss out on experiencing Moneybagg Yo's Larger Than Life Tour at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on September 9, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Besides the famous rapper headlining the show, this high-energy event will feature special guests Finesse2Tymes, Big Boogie, Luh Tyler and YTB Fatt. Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with Moneybagg Yo's chart-topping hits and more!

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Texas Rangers: Lotería Night

When: September 9, 2023 | 6:05 p.m.
Where: Globe Life Field | 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington
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Join the Texas Rangers for Lotería Night on September 9, 2023, at 6:05 p.m. at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The first 10,000 fans arriving at the gates will receive a promotional giveaway Lotería board game, presented by Jackpocket. Ensure you arrive early; gates open at 4:00 p.m. Any valid game ticket will grant you access, and those aged 21 and above can redeem this exciting giveaway.

The Game Changer Gala

When: September 9, 2023 | 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | 6007 Legacy Dr, Plano

The Game Changer Gala on September 9 aims to raise funds for City House. City House provides shelter, therapies and programs for North Texas children and young adults facing abuse, neglect, or homelessness. The gala promises an evening of cocktails, games, auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. It's a black-tie or cocktail attire event, and reservations are required. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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Hispanic Heritage At Dallas Arboretum

When: September 9 to 10, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on September 9th and 10th, 2023. This two-day event includes food, vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations and the highly anticipated Quinceañera fashion show on September 9th. Enjoy performances by Havana NRG, dancing with the consul general of Peru and Tejano Star Jay Perez. This event is free with garden admission, offering a vibrant cultural experience for all. Don't miss it!

Grandparent’s Day At Margaret’s Cones & Cups

When: September 10, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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This weekend, it is time to celebrate Grandparent's Day at Margaret's Cones & Cups in the Monument Realty PGA District in Frisco on September 10, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can enjoy the festivities with half-priced floats available all day. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to treat your grandparents to delicious treats and make lasting memories.

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Dallas Cowboys Season Kick-Off Party Presented By Miller Lite

When: September 10, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Join the Dallas Cowboys season kick-off party presented by Miller Lite at The Monument Realty PGA District in Frisco. Celebrate the start of the 2023 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame truck, an interactive mobile museum displayed in the parking lot, and enjoy giveaways, a Miller Lite beer garden, game-day concessions and a broadcast of the Cowboys vs. Giants game on a 920 sq. ft. video wall.

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

Lainey Wilson At Billy Bob's Texas
When: September 8 2023 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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Urban & Abstract: The Seen And The Unseen V
When: September 8 to 9, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Poppin' Off Friday
When: September 8 to 9, 2023 | 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Ayra Starr - 21: The World Tour
When: September 10, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Echo Lounge & Music Hall | 1323 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas

Birthdays Are Back At The Perot Museum
Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science | 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas
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Save The Date!

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Mapping The Journey: Navigating The Challenges Of Dementia

When: September 7, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Christ United Methodist Church-Plano | 3101 Coit Rd, Plano

Discover insights and strategies for navigating the challenges of dementia on September 7, 2023, at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. You can learn about Alzheimer’s disease, differentiating it from dementia, stages, risk factors, research, treatments and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Gain practical advice from experts, which includes discussions on memory concerns with doctors, preparing for the future, confidence-building through improv and care transition navigation.

Addison Oktoberfest

When: September 14 to 17, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Addison Circle Park | 4970 Addison Circle, Addison
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Join the fun at the Addison Oktoberfest from September 14 to 17, 2023. You can experience the authentic Bavarian celebration with a Texan twist, where visitors don dirndls and lederhosen for four days of revelry in German culture, food, music and bier. Enjoy traditional entertainment on multiple stages and games for beer lovers, kids and dachshunds. Raise your German stein and say: prost!

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Plano Balloon Festival

When: September 21 to 24, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Oak Point Park | 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

Celebrate 42 years of ballooning festivities in Plano and Collin County! The excitement takes place from September 21 to 24, 2023. This remarkable four-day festival offers an array of attractions, including entertainment on the main stage, exciting kids' activities, skydiving displays, a wide variety of delectable foods, a diverse range of merchandise and handmade products and, of course, the awe-inspiring hot air balloons.

Mexican Sugar Presents Sugar Fest: The Ultimate Agave Experience

When: September 23 to 24, 2023 | 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mexican Sugar |  Multiple locations

This tequila festival at Mexican Sugar's restaurants offers complimentary tastings of over 20 agave-based spirits, including tequilas, mezcals and sotols, along with elevated Mexican cuisine, innovative cocktails and cultural experiences. General Admission tickets are complimentary, providing access to agave samplings and more. VIP tickets offer an exclusive experience. Take advantage of enjoying this sensory journey into the heart of Mexican culture.

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Texas Women's Foundation Annual Luncheon With Storm Reid

When: September 26, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Anatole |  2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas

Join the Texas Women's Foundation on September 26th for the 38th during its annual luncheon, featuring Emmy-nominated actress and producer Storm Reid as the keynote speaker. The theme of this year's event, #TXWomenNow, highlights the foundation's commitment to advancing the lives of women and girls. This luncheon emphasizes collective support and voices to drive positive change in homes and communities. Take advantage of this extraordinary experience of inspiration and empowerment.

Eisemann Center Presents Ranky Tanky With Special Guest Lisa Fischer

When: October 13, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Experience the vibrant melodies of Gullah culture through Ranky Tanky, a group of native South Carolinians who infuse jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B into their soulful songs. This musical night also features the Grammy-winning powerhouse vocalist Lisa Fischer. She is renowned for her remarkable appearances with the Rolling Stones and her role in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Don't miss this captivating blend of talent and culture.