What's Up in North Texas - April Happenings

Spring has definitely sprung and we are all looking to spread our wings and get out into the great outdoors … weather permitting of course!  There is never a short...

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What's Up in North Texas - April Happenings

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 10:11pm.

Spring has definitely sprung and we are all looking to spread our wings and get out into the great outdoors … weather permitting of course! 

There is never a shortage of things to do in North Texas. From sporting events, music festivals or something with art and culture, to family-friendly outings or cutting-edge, adult-only ventures, you will find it readily available no matter what time of year. Here are some great ideas of places to go and things to do – both inside and out -- through the end of April.

And if you are new to the North Texas area, get your calendar ready. You are going to be very busy with all North Texas has to offer!

Off The Rails Country Music Festival

Saturday April 23 & Sunday April 24

Toyota Stadium



Hold on tight DFW! Everything just got a little bigger and better in Texas. AEG Live and Toyota Stadium are parterning up to bring a runaway train full of country music’s hottest artists to North Texas.

In addition to two days of country music’s top performers, attendees will be entertained with a whole herd of festival attractions. Off The Rails Festival will include a street taco cook-off, bourbon tasting tent, local craft beers and BBQ, interactive games, two step dance lessons, a trading post full of local western products and much more to be announced. 

Headline performers include: Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Eli Young Band and many more!

 Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

April 21-24

Frisco Youth Theatre

Black Box Theatre at Frisco Discovery Center

8004 N. Dallas Pkwy.

For an hour long version of the adventures of the boy, Mowgli and Bageerah, the bear, come watch FYT in the Black Box Theater.

This production may be enjoyed by all ages.
Visit friscodiscoverycenter.com for tickets & show times

Clean it & Green It & Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, 2016

9:00:00 AM to 12:00:00 PM

IKEA (Entry will be from westbound IKEA Dr only)

7171 IKEA Dr, Frisco TX  

Frisco residents, the city’s Environmental Services division has the perfect opportunity for you safely dispose of items cluttering up your home or garage. Bring items such as documents, plastic bags, styrofoam, computers, electronics, TVs, batteries, chemicals & more. There will also be family-friendly entertainment including a raffle and meet-and-greet with Rufus the Recycling Dog. Plus - new this year is the "Unusual Item Contest!" Volunteers should bring their "most unusual" litter item found back to IKEA.



Earth Day Texas 2016

April 22 – April 24

10:00:00 AM till 06:00:00 PM

Fair Park

3939 Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 


All Ages

Earth Day Texas is a free three-day event that seeks to celebrate the planet and educate Texans on the many ways we can protect our environment. EDTx provides eco-friendly family activities like tree climbing, arts and crafts, live music, hands-on workshops and much more. EDTx’s Eco Expo – the largest public exhibition of environmental initiatives in the nation – showcases businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions and governmental organizations. Friday’s programming will also include the first annual Eco-Conference designed to engage civic and business leaders in meetings and discussions about green living and a green economy in North Texas.


Plano Community Band presents Modern Masters

Sunday, April 24

Eisemann Center

2351 Performance Dr.

Richardson, TX 75082 

Cost: Free

The Plano Community Band presents our spring concert featuring "Modern Masters," selections of recently written band music.

For more information, visit www.planoband.com

Dallas Comic Show

April 23 - 24

Richardson Civic Center

411 W Arapaho Rd

Richardson, TX 75080

#DallasComicShow is a family-friendly event in the DFW area featuring exciting comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content.

Our mission is to bring back an affordable pop culture convention experience to the DFW area, something everyone can enjoy and embrace without breaking the bank. This is show run by fans and done for fans. We are here to make sure you have fun.


Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Vs San Antonio Missions

Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco, TX 

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 07:05 PM

Tues, Apr 26, 2016 07:05 PM

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 07:05 PM

Thurs, Apr 28, 2016 07:05 PM

Visit http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t540 for the complete schedule and special promotions each night! 

Movies in the Park "Tangled"

Saturday, April 30

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Prestwick Stem Academy

3101 Stonefield, The Colony, TX 75056

Cost: FREE 

This special edition of Movies in the Park will be presented in conjunction with the Up, UP & Away! Festival of Flight. Bring the whole family to enjoy popcorn and a kid-friendly movie as well as fun games and give-aways. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show on a large outdoor inflatable screen brought to you by the Parks and Recreation Department. Blankets, chairs and refreshments are welcome. Concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

Classics on the Square Car Show

April 30

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Historic Downtown McKinney

111 N. Tennessee

McKinney, TX 75069

McKinney Main Street proudly welcomes local classic car and truck enthusiast group, the Morning Maniacs, to Historic Downtown McKinney. The Morning Maniacs will host Classics on the Square Car Show the last Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please make a point to come and check out some amazing cars and trucks, enjoy some breakfast and maybe a little shopping too.


April 20 – May 22

Music Hall at Fair Park

909 1st Ave. 
Dallas, TX 75210 

"Wicked" is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. "Wicked" tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

For more information, visit http://www.liveatthemusichall.com

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Through May 30

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Grounds

2511 FM 66 
Waxahachie, TX 75167 

For eight weekends each spring, a 35-acre site in Waxahachie houses a Renaissance village with its own monarchy, plus other colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers. Seriously. Eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a game of human chess, or simply take in the sights. 

Weekend themes:

April 23-24: Artisan's Showcase

May 7-8: Mother's Day/Renaissance Romance Weekend

May 14-15: Live the Fantasy Weekend

May 21-22: Legends of the Sea

May 28-30: Final Knights Weekend

Special events include daily beer tastings, Mother's Day brunch and a Memorial Day tribute to veterans.  For more information: http://srfestival.com 

Here’s a handy link to many of the area’s events/activities calendars for a more detailed list of happenings: 

Frisco: http://www.visitfrisco.com/#!/events-calendar/ 

Addison: http://addisontexas.net/index.php?section=special-events 

Allen: http://cityofallen.org/calendar.aspx 

McKinney: https://www.mckinneytexas.org/calendar.aspx 

Plano: http://www.visitplano.com/thingstodo/events/

Little Elm: http://www.littleelmtx.us/index.aspx?nid=523

Frisco RoughRiders: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t540

GuideLive: http://www.guidelive.com







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