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
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
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
3939 Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75210
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
2351 Performance Dr.
Richardson, TX 75082
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
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
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.
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:
Little Elm: http://www.littleelmtx.us/index.aspx?nid=523
Frisco RoughRiders: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t540