Hope you have energy left because this weekend is chockfull of things to do: mermaids, concerts, barbeques, wine tasting, theatre plays and food festivals. North Texas has it all! If you’re looking for the best things to do this weekend in Dallas, Collin County and beyond, look no further.

Here’s the only list you need.

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Celina Cajun Fest

When: May 14, 2022
Where: Downtown Celina and The Square| 142 N. Ohio St., Celina
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Something’s fishy in Celina this weekend: The 10th Annual Celina Cajun Fest is back, bringing its Louisiana flavor to North Texas! This festival will not only have one of the largest crawfish boils in Texas, but TWO alligator shows, a large kid’s zone area with inflatables and carnival rides, and a free concert by country music legend Michael Montgomery.

Allen Food + Wine Walk

When: May 14, 2022
WhereThe Village at Allen | 200 East Stacy Road, Allen
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What’s a North Texan weekend without some boozy fun? Well, Allen stepped up and prepared a whole Saturday afternoon full of wine tasting and live music as well as an outdoor market and fun demonstrations by local culinary chefs and winemakers. The mandatory afternoon nap is not included.

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Mermaids at Sea Life Grapevine

When: May 15, 2022
WhereMills Mall | 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine
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To children the world seems so magical and mysterious: Closets hold monsters, forests host secret fairies and the sea hides underwater societies. The folks at Sea Life sure know how to bring that awe feeling back to life with mermaids performing underwater, next to live sharks, rescued sea turtles and rays. They’ll even make a mermaid out of your kids too, with a temporary tail of their own and all!

Allen Contemporary Theatre presents Clue

When: May 13, 2022
WhereAllen Contemporary Theatre | 1210 E Main St #300, Allen
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Stop me if you heard this: On a dark and stormy night, six strangers are invited to a strange dinner party in an old Victorian house. When their weird host, Mr. Boddy, turns up dead, we all know what comes next: comedy! Follow Wadsworth the Butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard as they try their darndest not to be the next stiff in the body count while they figure out WHO did it, WHERE and with WHAT!

Military Appreciation Concert with Bart Crow

When: May 15, 2022
WhereLegacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
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With Memorial Day around the corner, don’t be surprised to see more and more events appreciating the honorable men and women who fight for our freedom. On this occasion, Legacy West welcomes you to a free concert by country music singer-songwriter and veteran Bart Crow. This celebration is free to attend, and you can show your support by donating to Shiner Bock’s The Boot Campaign at the front desk at the event.

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The Language of Beauty in African Art

When: Until July 31, 2022
WhereKimbell Art Museum| 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
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The Kimbell Art Museum gathered over two hundred works of African art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Visitors will be able to see captivating masks, powerful figures and masterfully carved sculptures. The exhibition emphasizes concepts of beauty through the languages and perspectives of indigenous African communities.

Mother’s Day garden party

When: May 14, 2022
WhereArtCentre of Plano | 902 East 16th Street, Plano
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Forgot to get something for mom last Sunday? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Luckily the ArtCentre of Plano has your back this Saturday with a beautiful event held beside the delightful pond in Haggard Park featuring delicious food provided by Central Market and a raffle filled with unique and artistic gifts for mom.

BBQ on Ballard

When: May 14, 2022
WhereDowntown Wylie | 100 N Ballard Ave, Wylie
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Don’t worry foodies, we wouldn’t forget about you! The folks at the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association and the city of Wylie found the perfect job for us: taste-tester at a good old-fashioned BBQ contest that will feature up to FIFTY pit-masters competing for your taste buds. Just make sure you don’t wait too long to get your tickets as there’s an attendee limit.

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The Frisco Fair Is Back!

When:  April 28 until May 15, 2022
WhereFrisco Fresh Market | 9215 John W. Elliot Dr, Frisco
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Last chance! The Frisco Fair is about to say goodbye until next year, so you better hurry if you don’t want to miss the annual art contest, the fair’s iconic Ferris wheel, food favorites like Fletcher’s, the 80-plus rides and the new Taste of Frisco area featuring specialties from local chefs and restaurants. See you there!

Sounds of the Past at Log Cabin Village

When: May 14, 2022
WhereLog Cabin Village | 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth
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Get a ticket and take your kids to travel back in time this Saturday morning at Log Cabin Village. With the help of the award-winning Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, families can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music and crafting. Children aged five to twelve will have the chance to make their own musical instrument to take home!

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Allen Arts Festival

When: May 13 to 15, 2022
WhereWatters Creek at Montgomery Farm | 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen
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Allen sure knows how to make the most of a weekend. Head to Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm for a family-friendly arts festival featuring juried artwork from 90 artists from all around the country, kids’ creation stations, and live music.

Appear in Golden Chick’s newest commercial

When: May 14 and 15, 2022
WhereHistoric Downtown McKinney Square, McKinney | Klyde Warren Park, Dallas
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Did you hear McKinney and Dallas? Golden Chick is inviting you to participate in its Man on the Street campaign that captures genuine, real-life people trying new foods for the first time! They’ll be filming in Downtown McKinney Saturday, May 14 and at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas Sunday, May 15.

Mini-golf at Legacy West

When: May 13 to 22, 2022
Where: Legacy West | 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano
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If the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament taking place at TPC Craig Ranch at McKinney has sparked your love for golf, you are not the only one! Legacy West has planned a brand new Legacy West Classic, a 3-hole putt-putt course for you to enjoy some friendly competition from Friday to Sunday.

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

Mother’s Day Garden Party
When: May 14, 2022
WhereArt Centre of Plano | 902 East 16th Street, Plano
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American Craft Beer Week
When: May 9 to 16, 2022
WhereUnion Bear Brewing Co. | 5880 State Highway 121, Ste 101, Plano
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Heritage Village Open House
When: May 15, 2022
WhereAllen Heritage Village | 450 E. St. Mary Drive, Allen
Tickets here.

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean StoryWalk
When: May 13, 2022
WhereAllen Public Library | 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen
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Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October
When: May 14, 2022
WhereLegacy Hall| 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
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Frisco StarFest
When: May 14, 2022
WhereFrisco Commons Park | 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco
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Brooks & Dunn Tribute at Legacy Hall
When: May 13, 2022
WhereLegacy Hall| 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
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