Heck yeah! Another long weekend is ahead of us and Collin County knows how to receive it. Check all the family-friendly activities, festivals and concerts that are happening near you this weekend.

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

Day Out With Thomas

When: October 7 through 9, 2022 | Select hours
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad | 707 S Main St, Grapevine
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Thomas the Tank Engine is visiting North Texas this weekend and families are invited to spend a day of rides, games photo ops and more. With your ticket you can enjoy a 25-minute train ride pulled by a full-sized, talking Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive. Don’t forget to stop by the “Dream BIG! Corner” for photo ops and carnival box games and a bubble machine. Tickets are getting sold out fast, so if you don’t make it to this event, keep an eye out for Thomas’s second visit on October 14 through 16.

Inaugural Pride Frisco Block Party

When: October 8, 2022 | 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Avenue UMC | 3251 Main Street, Frisco
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Enjoy an afternoon of fun and pride next to family and friends in the first-ever Pride Frisco Block Party. With live performances of the Emerson Band and Dj JJ Rangel-Adams and snacks from Earnest B’s BBQ, Cactus Café Food or 88 Bites Gourmet food trucks.

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Shannon ferguson is one of the artists featured in the festival. Photo: shanon ferguson | website

Fall Crafts and Drafts Art Festival

When: October 7 through 9, 2022 | See the full schedule
Where:  Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm | 970 Garden Park Drive
, Allen
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The Allen Arts Alliance’s annual fall festival will feature a group of juried local and regional artists who’ll showcase their work. Check all the different media categories at the Pop-Up art shop in Blue House Too Gallery while you enjoy live music, complimentary beverages and snacks.

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 Emsy Robinson will take the stage on Friday with some soul pop-rock tunes, followed by Kelsie Kee’s rock 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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Prismatica Kaleidoscope Experience

When: October 7 Through November 7, 2022
Where: Stonebriar Centre | 32601 Preston Road, Frisco
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This art installation at Stonebriar Centre will feature 25 six-foot pivoting holographic prisms made of panels that reflect light creating rainbow-colored light beams that will change depending on the angle. Come at different times of the day to see the change. At night the art exhibit turns into a light show.

Concerts by the Creek: Fall Series

When: September 3 through October 22, 2022 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Watters Creek | 970 Garden Park Dr
, Allen
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Every Saturday you’ll get a chance to enjoy live music outdoors on the Village Green. Get some warm blankets and lawn chairs and find your spot before you grab food and beverages from one of the restaurants at Watters Creek or picnic supplies from the market street. This Saturday, enjoy a live performance by Miss Macy & Her Texas Sugar Daddys with their Texas Blues tunes, old and new.

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Your Trick-Or-Treating Guide Through Collin County

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Dracula on Stage

When: October 7 through October 16, 2022 | See full schedule
Where: McKinney Performing Arts Center | 111 N. Tennesee St., McKinney

Get to see this revival of the Broadway classic fifty years after the original production. See Lucy, Mina, Dr. Van Helsing and the Count himself come to life before your eyes on stage in this adaptation of the iconic mystery thriller.

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When: October 8, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Roy & Helen Hall Library | 101 E. Hunt St., McKinney
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Celebrate Diwali the Hindu “festival of lights” with beautiful Rangoli design demonstrations, live dance and music performances, henna body art and a Diwali marketplace for shopping.

Tx vs. Ou Red River Watch Party

When: October 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.
WhereThe Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Cheer to your favorite team this weekend while you and the gang enjoy a match between Texas and Oklahoma. Enjoy the game next to fellow fans on Legacy Hall’s giant 24-ft screen and check the special prices on beer buckets.

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Image: Robert Kneschke | Shutterstock

Legacy West Art Club

When: September 17 through October 18, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
WhereLegacy West | 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano
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If you are stopping by Legacy West this Saturday, let the kids have some artsy fun at the seasonal space located in front of Nike and Free People. Every month Legacy West will add new activities for younglings of all ages to express themselves.

Don’t miss a thing, check our October guide!

October In Collin County And Beyond

Fairs, concerts and festivities are heading our way at full steam! Check this October guide to see what Collin County has in store for us this fall. Isn’t it nice to have the whole month at a glance? State Fair…

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

Neo Soul Night Under the Stars
When: October 8, 2022 | 6:15 to 11:59 p.m.
WhereAmphitheater at Oak Point Park | 2801 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

Ballet in the Park
When: October 9, 2022 | 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WhereBonnie Wenk Park | 2996 Virginia Parkway, McKinney
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Nocturnal Animals in Music
When: October 9, 2022 | 3:00 p.m.
Where: Willow Bend Center for the Arts | 6121 W Park Blvd, B216, Plano
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Arbor Day Celebration
When: October 8, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Stacy Ridge | 1900 Country Brook Lane, Allen
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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

Family Night: Campout and Movie
When: October 8 to 9, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Bethany Lakes Park | 745 S. Allen Heights Drive, Allen
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Artists After Hours
When: October 7, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WhereLAST Art Gallery | 105 W. Louisiana Street, McKinney
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