Plano has a thriving events calendar full of unique activities throughout the year. Holidays make for an especially great time to visit, with entertainment available in downtown or one of Plano’s fine parks. From cultural festivals and seasonal celebrations to arts events, there are always fun events in Plano. The following are some of the most popular annual events and festivals in Plano to attend during your next visit.
Dallas Area Train Show
Experience the largest model train show in the North Dallas area. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned engineer, you’ll find something interesting at the show. The Dallas Area Train Show has operating layouts, dealer displays, “how-to” clinics, and video displays. Many home layouts will also be on tour.
Texas Music Revolution
The long-running music festival produced by local country station KHYI “The Range” goes down in Plano’s Oak Point Park. Expect the two stages to feature the same mix of Americana, country, and folk the station is known for.
Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival
This family-friendly event will introduce you to various aspects of fly fishing. Both experts and novices can learn more about where to fly fish both locally and abroad. Multiple name brand companies from across the country are on hand to help you discover what products and trips are right for you. There are fly fishing guides and fly shops, kayak experts and instructors teaching a wide variety of topics. Those over 21 can sample and purchase micro-brew beer from various Texas microbreweries.
Plano Artfest is a free community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection. The festival includes a week of community art programming that culminates in a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Enjoy live music, contemporary art installations, performances from local arts groups, a makers market of craftsman and artisans, family chalk art, a kid’s zone with bounce houses, and much more.
Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk
Every second Thursday, April to November, sample selected wines, hear live music, and enjoy curated art exhibits at your favorite shops in the downtown arts district.
Night Out on 15th
Night Out on 15th Street is a community dining experience during which you can eat a meal with friends as you are surrounded by the historic beauty of Plano’s arts district. Find your seat at the 300-foot-long table down the middle of 15th Street, where arts district chefs will prepare a culinary tasting paired with select beer, wine, and spirits. You’ll also enjoy a pre-dinner reception with live entertainment held in McCall Plaza, featuring craft cocktails and music.
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