At long last! A long weekend is ahead of us and Collin County has everything you need right here. Check out all the concerts, art exhibitions, theater plays and plain good ol’ fun you can get around here.

Come right in, because here’s the only list you need!

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Fair Fare on the Square

When: September 1 through 30, 2022
Where: Restaurants at Downtown Garland
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When the State Fair was canceled in 2020, restaurants in downtown Garland decided they were not leaving residents empty-handed. Instead, they set up their own version of fare-inspired foods, and so, “Fair Fare on the Square” was born. After the popularity of the program, it turned into an annual pre-Fair tradition in Garland. Check out all the food items available at your favorite restaurants to get your palate ready for Texas State Fair.

FC Dallas Watch Party

When: September 3, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Surround yourself with fellow fans to cheer for your team and watch the FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United match the right way: on a 24-foot screen with the sound turned all the way up. Enjoy drink specials, exclusive prizes, merchandise giveaways and more. Get there early as this is a free event and seating is first come, first served.

Blackland Triathlon and Blackland Youth Triathlon

When: September 5, 2022 | 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Oak Point Recreation Center | 6000 Jupiter Rd, Plano

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This long weekend is perfect for some outdoor exercise, and what’s better than a family-friendly race day? There’ll be something for everyone at this event, a youth race, a sprint triathlon and a sprint aquabike, and a splash and dash. Hey, even if you are only a sports fan, enjoy the show before heading to the Labor Day picnic.

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Fun on the Farm

When: September 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum | 1900 West 15th Street, Plano
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This weekend Heritage Farmstead Museum’s interactive program, Fun on the Farm invites preschoolers and their adults to meet the farm’s livestock in their shaggy sheep event. Take your kids, ages two to five, to make new furry friends, read a story, make a craft and have a full day of fun on a 4.5-acre farm.

Filtered Craft Coffee’s Live Art Saturday

When: September 3, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Filtered Craft Coffee | 218 East Louisiana Street, McKinney
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This Saturday Filtered Craft Coffee will feature three artists throughout the day, starting at 10:00 a.m. with contemporary and expressionist artist Magda Plagge, followed by local singer-songwriter Mike Matthews at 2:00 p.m. and closing the day at 4:00 p.m., you’ll find musician and singer-songwriter Daniel Stampfel‘s energetic tunes. Take the opportunity to stroll through Filtered’s art gallery while you enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of coffee with one of the delicious scratch-baked goods Filtered has in store for you.

CityLine Live Fall Concert Series

When: Every Friday and Saturday from September 2 through October 29, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State Street, Richardson
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Get your lawn chair ready because live music returns to the outdoor CityLine plaza this fall. This weekend Dev Wulf kicks off the series on Friday with some Americana tunes, followed by singer-songwriter Jenna Clark on Saturday. Enjoy the music from one of the restaurant patios on State Street or make a picnic out of your to-go order and take a spot at the plaza.

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Bon Jovi Tribute: Slippery When Wet

When: September 2, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Did you miss this year’s Bon Jovi North American tour? Head to Legacy Hall this Friday for your recommended dose of good ol’ American rock by the hand of Slippery When Wet and enjoy a night of showmanship and drinks at the Box Garden.

Sip and Throw Workshop

When: September 2, 2022 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WhereJump into Art Studios | 404 N Church Street, McKinney
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Broke your favorite coffee mug? Instead of buying a new one, take a boozy workshop at Jump into Art Studios and make your own! This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to make beautiful items, from throwing on the wheel to picking glazes.

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The Magick of Marie Renfo and Missy Sofey Kyle

When: September 1 through October 15, 2022 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: ArtCentre of Plano | 902 East 16th Street, Plano
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Marie Refro and Missy Sofey Kyle’s abstract paintings will be featured in their own exhibition opening this Thursday. Take a look at their work during this exta-long weekend. If you see something you like, speak to the gallery and there will be purchase possibilities.

Don Louis & The Drifting Sages

When: September 3, 2022 | 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park | 5800 State Highway 121, Plano
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Enjoy a live concert by East Texan, nationally known performance artist Don Louis and his band, The Drifting Sages this Saturday at The Boardwalk. Make a whole night out of it and have dinner at one of the restaurants at Granite Park while you enjoy the show.

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

Cabaret
When: September 2 through 18, 2022 | See full schedule
WhereArt Centre Theatre | 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano
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Rumors
When: August 19 through September 4, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Art Centre Theatre | 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano
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Parent’s Night Out at Jump into Art Studios
When: September 3, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Jump into Art Studios | 404 N Church St, McKinney
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Psychedelic Robot
When: Thurs to Sat, 3:00 – 9:00 P.M. | Sundays 12:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WhereThe Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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Stick Time (Parent/Child)
When: September 3, 2022 | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Allen Community Ice Rink | 200 E. Stacy Road, #1350, Allen
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Paint-N-Sip
When: September 4, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cafe 214 | 14865 Inwood Road, Addison
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Comedy Sportz
When: September 2, 2022 | 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 East Virginia Street #104, McKinney
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