April 27

Summer Events in Plano, TX


Plano is arguably at its best during summer, when a jam-packed events calendar and warm weather encourage people to get outdoors and discover all the city offers. Whether you’re looking for a festival for the whole family or a fun date idea, Plano’s summer event calendar has you covered.

His Gracious Hands 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Golf Scramble 2017 by ACC District is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy a game of golf for a good cause. Now in its 6th year, this annual charity four-person scramble golf tournament supports His Gracious Hands’ work helping local people in need, including first responders, veterans, single moms, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Round up three of your buddies for a team or register as a single and get paired up with some new friends. The entry fee includes a charitable donation, green fees and access to the driving range, use of a golf cart, and meals.

Location: The Courses at Watters Creek, 7291 Chase Oaks Blvd.
Hours: June 2; registration opens at 11 a.m. for a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Cost: $150 for singles or $650 for a team.

Plano’s 150th Birthday Celebration

Plano turns 150 this summer, and the city’s invited everyone to the party. It’s a free celebration with food vendors, party games, and live music. Make sure you’ve charged your phone because there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities at this massive local event.

Location: Downtown Plano Arts District, 1021 E. St.
Hours: June 3 from midday to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free.

Summer Concerts in the Park

Plano Community Band serenades music lovers at the annual summer concerts in the park. Bring a blanket or folding chairs so you can relax on the grass and enjoy the themed music nights. With big band night, an all-American patriotic show, and a kids’ event, there’s music for the whole family. When we say the whole family, we mean it, as leashed dogs are always welcome.

Location: Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.
Hours: June 5 and 19 and July 3, 17, and 31 from 7 p.m.
Cost: Free.

Summertime on the Farm

Enjoy a family day on the farm at Heritage Farmstead Museum. You can meet all your barnyard favorites and get a taste of farm life feeding the chickens, plowing and planting the fields, and milking Buttermilk the cow. After all that hard work, there’ll be wagon rides and ice cream samples. Storytime is also held every half an hour. While the event lasts until midday, you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the idyllic rural setting until 2 p.m.

Location: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St.
Hours: June 7 from 10 a.m. to midday.
Cost: $5 for adults, $10 for children under 12 years, free for non-participating siblings under 2 years.

Melon Dash 10K, 5K, & Fun Run

Billing itself as the sweetest race in Texas, the Melon Dash is a whole lot of wholesome fun. Choose a leisurely fun run or compete in one of the more competitive 5K or 10K courses. Kids’ activities and plenty of free summer watermelon make this a great event for the whole family. The race sold out last year, and registration fees get progressively steeper as the big day approaches, so sign up fast.

Location: Oak Point Nature Preserve, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway.
Hours: June 10, packet pick-up and on-site registration from 6:30 a.m. for staggered starts from 7:45 a.m.
Cost: Varies from $29 for early-bird fun run registration.

Plano Symphony Orchestra 40th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 40 years of the Plano Symphony Orchestra at the 40th Anniversary Gala. With the fitting theme “A Ruby Affair,” the event features entertainment from the orchestra, dinner, live and silent auctions, and plenty of drinks and dancing. One lucky person will take home an Alaskan cruise in the gala prize draw. Continue the fun at the post-gala bourbon, bubbles, and breakfast event.

Location: Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 7121 Bishop Road.
Hours: June 10 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $175 early-bird price, $200 at the door.

Plano’s All American 4th

Celebrate Independence Day the Plano way with the annual All American 4th event. Enjoy the fun of the free kids’ zone, static parade floats from Rotary Clubs of Plano, and the vendor market before the big fireworks display. Leave your pets at home but bring blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers so you can enjoy one of the city’s most popular traditions.

Location: Oak Point Nature Preserve, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway.
Hours: July 4th all-day event with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free.

Plano Holiday Extravaganza — Christmas in July Market

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and indulge yourself at the Plano Holiday Extravaganza — Christmas in July Market. More than 100 local vendors will showcase their wares at the Plano Event Center this year. Expect to find women’s and children’s boutique fashions, jewelry, home and garden décor, holiday decorations, gourmet food, and so much more.

Location: Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway.
Hours: July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 cash.

Quilt Plano

The biggest event on Texas’ quilting calendar, Quilt Plano is an annual celebration from the Quilters Guild of Plano. You can browse the beautiful quilts on show and shop for craft supplies to make your own masterpieces. With quilting classes across two days, there are plenty of opportunities to refine your skills.

Location: Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway.
Hours: Aug. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $12 adult day pass, free for children 12 and under.

When you’ve made plans to have fun in Plano, Texas, the last thing you need is an unreliable vehicle slowing you down. If it’s time for a new set of wheels, head to Huffines Hyundai Plano. We have all the latest Hyundai vehicles and a quality range of used cars, so there’s something for every taste and budget. Stop by our Coit Road, Plano, dealership and chat with our friendly sales team who’ll help you find the vehicle you’ve been looking for at a great price.


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