10 best things to do this weekend (07/10)

Hold on to your hats, it’s gonna be fun, there’s a lot to do this weekend.

Enjoy the arts this weekend with music and dance performances! For those 21 and over, enjoy an oenological and gastronomic festival! And of course, celebrate fall at everyone’s favorite fall festival.

Plano Food and Wine Festival is taking place at Legacy West this year!

Plano Food and Wine Festival

Saturday October 9 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come taste wines from 30 local wineries, enjoy food from 15 restaurants and enjoy live music and entertainment. A VIP experience will include 20 tasting tickets, a food pass, access to the VIP bar, aperitifs throughout the day, a VIP photo booth and more. And you can bring one plus one!

Of all the things to do this weekend, this is our top pick!

For more details and tickets go to https://www.legacywest.com/events/plano-food-and-wine-festival.

Heritage West | 5908 Headquarters Dr., Plano

Dallas Fall Arts Festival

Saturday October 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Watch amazing dance and music performances for free! The Dallas Fall Arts Festival features local talent of all ages playing jazz, R&B music, African dance, hip hop, ballet, Indian dance, and more.

For programming, go to https://www.brucewooddance.org/dallas-fall-arts-festival.

Klyde Warren Park | 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas

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Visit a pumpkin patch

Oh, the many wonders of a square of pumpkins.

Find fall flourishes to decorate your home. Get primed for that perfect ‘Autumn is Here’ Instagram pic. Take your kids for some fresh air, space to run, and time to revel in the huge orange orbs they can play with (and maybe even pick a tiny one to keep!) make pies this holiday season. Search the Great Pumpkin (little success, but you can try!)

Whatever you’re dreaming of doing at the pumpkin patch this fall, we’ve got the six best North Texas patches for you to check out, click here. Add this to your to-do list this weekend of this month.

Beatles night

Saturday October 9 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate John Lennon with other fans on Beatles Night! Watch A Hard Day’s Night picnic style. Bring chairs and blankets; burgers, fries and soda will be available for purchase. The concert is BYOB. Doors open at 6 p.m. and start of the show at 7 p.m.

If you’re looking for live music, this and Concerts by the Creek (below) is a great option for your list of things to do this weekend.

Go to https://ci.ovationtix.com/36072/production/1069252 to buy tickets.

Red tail flag | 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

Concerts by the Creek takes place on The Green at Watters Creek in Allen | Photo courtesy of Watters Creek

Concerts by the stream

Saturday October 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Listen to a free neighborhood concert at Watters Creek. Every Saturday a new local group will perform to listen to everyone. This weekend, discover Inspiration Band as they perform covers of the Top 40!

Watters Creek | 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen

Fall at the Arboretum is the perfect thing to do this weekend now that it smells like fall!

Autumn at the Arboretum

Available all weekend

Celebrate fall at the Southwest’s favorite fall festival! There will be over 90,000 pumpkins, squash, squash and more throughout the garden. The nationally renowned Pumpkin Village will feature 20 foot tall pumpkin houses, insect topiaries and a maze. Don’t miss Collin County’s favorite fall activity!

The Dallas Arboretum | 8535 Garland Road, Dallas

What better way to do this weekend than to immerse yourself in timeless art? Do it at Immersive Van Gogh in Dallas!

Immersive Van Gogh

Available all weekend

Visit this breathtaking immersive experience where you will be surrounded by 500,000 cubic feet of projections showcasing the work of Van Gogh.

For more information and tickets visit https://www.dallasvangogh.com/about/.

Dallas Lighthouse | 507 S. Harwood St., Dallas

Photo-opp T-Rex at Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Sanctuary, McKinney

Dinosaurs live!

September 4, 2021 – February 21, 2022
Heard Museum, McKinney | hearmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

A classic among North Texas September events! This annual exhibit at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a local family favorite and is included in the entrance fee to the center. Along a half-mile nature trail you will find ten animatronic dinosaurs. These life-size dinosaurs roar and move slowly: they don’t wander around but their heads and tails move and we even spit!

Part of the exhibit includes smaller dinosaurs for children to climb on and which are perfect for cute family photos. Other Heard attractions include Pioneer Village, playhouse scale structures that mimic prairie settlements and your kids will love to play in, Animal Encounters Trail, Butterfly House & Garden, 6.5 miles of hiking trails and much more.

Click here to find out more about it!

The Yesteryear Farm in Canton is one of the many fun activities to do this weekend

Yesteryear farm

Yesteryear farm | 15410 I-20, Canton, Texas 75103

September 18 – November 7

It may take an hour and a half to get to Yesteryear farm, but this fall festival is on another level. It has all the classics – pumpkin picking, sunflowers, corn maze, and rides – but there’s also so much in Yesterland that you won’t be able to experience elsewhere.

Take part in Spooktacular Nights, a collection of spooky attractions with everything from scares to the horror of getting your pants wet, depending on your comfort level. I’m especially intrigued by Zombie Paintball, the funhouse haunted by “Chuckles” the clown and the corn maze after dark with monsters on every corner.

The Yesterland Farm Fall Festival also features fireworks every Friday and Saturday in October, pig races on Saturdays and Sundays, live music by Texan artists, and a zoo for the little ones.

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