Fire up your summertime playlist — we made it to June, y’all. Let’s pause a moment to remember those last-day-of-school feelings, when teachers would take everything down from the classroom walls and summer anticipation was sky high. Keep that vibe going this month! We’ve made a list of family-friendly activities to help. Stay cool and have a great summer! (*me signing your yearbook*)
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All Month :: Be sure to take a look at our Collin County Guide to Summer for splash pads near you, ice cream and frozen treats, farmers markets, day trips, free admission for kids, and lots more.
All Month :: Connect with local moms in our Neighborhood Groups for splash pad play dates, Moms’ Night Out, and more!
All Month :: Preschool Wednesdays are over for the season, but you can still visit Heritage Farmstead Museum to tour the grounds, take a wagon ride ($2), and feed the chickens ($1). Please register in advance. Open Thursday-Saturday, 10am-2pm. $5 per person, ages 2 and under free.
All Month, Fridays :: Every Friday, enjoy Disney movies at the Frisco Water Park as part of their Friday Nights at the Water Park. Watch from the comfort of your poolside lounge chair or a float in the pool itself. Movies are included with daily admission or valid memberships. 8pm.
All Month, Saturdays :: Little Language Explorers is for kids up to age 5 and their caregivers at Frisco Public Library. Join Lemur the Language Explorer to explore a new language every week through songs, rhymes, and fun. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before the program. See link for language schedule. 10:30-11am. Free!
All Month, Fridays & Saturdays :: Music at FTC is a summer concert series in The Park at Fairview Town Center. Friday nights are for local singer/songwriters and Saturday nights are for bands. See link for a complete schedule of performers. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and grab carryout from one of the FTC restaurants to eat while you listen. 7:30pm. Free!
June 1-6 :: Last chance to visit the Frisco Fair on the grounds of Frisco Fresh Market. Thrill rides, games, food, and family entertainment. Sunday-Thursday: 4-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 4-11pm. Admission is free, pay to play.
June 3 :: McKinney libraries start Summer Reading: Wild Adventures Through Time today. Join them at Hall Library for fun activities, performances, food trucks and more. Celebrate unique histories with interactive performances by traditional Chinese Lion Dancers, dueling pirates, Hula and Tahitian dancers, and high-flying circus artists. See link for scavenger hunt details and more. 11am-3pm. Free!
June 4 :: First Friday Art Trail is back. Come stroll along the water at The Boardwalk at Granite Park and enjoy local showcased artwork and local crafters’ creations. Grab dinner before or after and make an evening out of it. 5-9pm. Free!
June 5 :: Teens and tweens are invited to The Amazing Race: Library Edition at the Prosper Community Library. Don’t come alone, bring a friend! Competitors will be registered in groups of two. Call or visit the library to sign up. 11am. Free!
June 5 :: Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to spend the day turning Heritage Park of Flower Mound into a canvas of color for Chalk the Walk. Participants will be assigned a concrete square to create their masterpiece. A set of chalk will be provided for the first 75 participants to register, or you can bring your own. Food trucks will be on-site with food available for purchase. 9am-12pm. Free!
June 5 :: Paws on the Square in Downtown Carrollton brings people, pets, animal welfare organizations, and pet-friendly companies together for an afternoon of fun. They’ll have vaccinations, registrations, and adoption opportunities plus all kinds of activities: dog photo booth, caricature artist, grooming touch ups, pet keepsake crafts, vendors, and more! See link for additional details. 11am-2pm. Free!
June 6 :: CU•RAT•ED: A Modern Pop Up Market will be at Legacy West this Sunday with 30+ vendors sharing their passion and products. See the link for a list of the participating small businesses. 12-5pm. Free!
June 7 :: Collin County Moms kicks off Legacy Hall’s Summer Lunch-N-Play series today with crafts, games, a balloon artist, and Professor Pop’s Bubble Show. See link for all the fun details and additional Lunch-N-Play dates this summer. Free!
June 12 :: Modeled after old-fashioned county fairs, the 4th Annual ManeGait Country Fair in McKinney has fun for the whole family with carnival games, contests & crafts, a Nerf battlefield, pony rides & petting zoo, live entertainment, concessions, and more. Proceeds benefit fund ManeGait’s therapeutic riding programs serving children and adults with disabilities. All activities are free with admission. $20 per car online/$25 at the gate.
June 12 :: SummerFest at Grandscape in The Colony celebrates the start of the season with live music, photo booths, face painting, balloon artists, and a flamingo scavenger hunt. 12-5pm. Free!
June 17-18 :: Lucky Duck Kids Club To-Go is the third week of the month, on Thursdays and Fridays. Pick up your Kid’s Club Activity Box at the Concierge+ Lounge on Garden Park Dr. next to J.Jill. Activities are geared to children ages two to six years old. 11am-7pm. Free!
Also note: Concerts on the Creek are back, every Saturday evening @ 7pm.
June 18 :: Today is opening day for Jurassic World: The Exhibition at Grandscape. This all-ages exhibition immerses you in scenes inspired by the movie. See the park come to life right before your eyes! Tickets are $29.50 for ages 16+, $19.50 for ages 3-15. 2 and under free with accompanying adult.
June 18-20 :: Third Monday Trade Days are back in McKinney this weekend. Over 450 vendors offering almost anything you can imagine, plus fair food concessions if you need a treat. Lots more info here. Friday: 8am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm. Free! (Onsite parking is $5 during peak hours.)
June 19 :: Want to learn how to identify plants and animals? The answer is right at your fingertips. Join Frisco’s Natural Resources staff to learn about the iNaturalist app and become a citizen scientist at the Third Saturday Trail Walk in Frisco Commons Park. 9-10:30am.
June 19 :: The McKinney Juneteenth Celebration is a day of cultural experiences, learning, and fun for the whole family. See the link for details on all the activities and entertainment: live music and performers, a kids zone, vendors, food trucks, and more. 9am-9pm. Free!
June 19 :: Rail District Outdoors is an ongoing marketplace in Frisco on the third Saturday of the month. Walk Main Street and support local gift shops, boutiques, bakeries, and restaurants, while enjoying arts, music, entertainment, and more. 9am-5pm. Free!
June 20 :: Father’s Day! Still need something to do? Reserve a table in the outdoor Box Garden at Legacy Hall and enjoy a Father’s Day Blues Brunch. See link for all the details and to reserve a spot.
June 26 :: Frisco Summer Jam is a BMX competition at Frisco Skate Park with beginner and amateur contests and an open class jam. I’m way too nervous to watch these things, but I know some kids are super into it! 4pm. Free!