Save the Date: May Kid-Friendly Events in Collin County

Save the Date May Kid-Friendly Events in Collin County

Looking for fun things to do with kids this month? Have a look at our round-up of family-friendly May events in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and more. (Hint: Find even more things to do in the metroplex on Dallas Moms and Fort Worth Moms.)

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Concerts in the Park 
Fridays

Flower Mound’s spring concert series features family-friendly bands, food trucks, and vendors. Bring chairs and blankets to relax and absorb the TGIF energy. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Free!


Open Farm Days
Weekends

Cathy’s Critters in Princeton is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy petting zoos, pony rides, outback tours, and more. Check the link for “know before you go” info and weather policy. Tickets $12 – $17, ages two and under free. Cups of feed are $4 each.


Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Through May 27

Head to Waxahachie on Saturdays and Sundays this spring and step back in time. This Ren Faire is family friendly, with games, rides, and shows for everyone. Tons of information and a schedule at the link. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $14.


May 12 – 13
Vintage Market Days 

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and two buildings filled with vintage and vintage-inspired goods, architectural salvage, and more. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend. Tickets from $10. Kids under 12 are free.


May 12 – 14
Allen Arts Festival

A weekend of family fun at Watters Creek Village with juried artists — local and regional — showcasing original art in different media categories. It will also have live music, children’s art activities, and all that festival stuff. See link for specifics, including event hours by day. Free!


May 12 – 20
Avenue Q: School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Suggested audience age: 13+. Tickets $12, $25 for front row.

Note: Looking for a show for younger audiences? NTPA has quite a few other productions this month.


May 13
Arts Festival in Heritage Park 

This annual Flower Mound festival returns today with live performances, art vendors, a community mural, hands-on activities for all ages, and much more. Bring your chairs and blankets and stay all day! 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!


May 13
Cajun Fest

Celina’s most popular event will be held in Historic Downtown Square this afternoon. Feast on one of the largest crawfish boils in Texas and enjoy live alligator shows, live music, local vendors, and a large kid’s zone with inflatables and carnival rides. See link to pre-purchase crawfish platters. 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free!


May 14
Mother’s Day

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May 12 – 20
Avenue Q: School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Suggested audience age: 13+. Tickets $12, $25 for front row.

Note: Looking for a show for younger audiences? NTPA has quite a few other productions this month.


May 19
Little Farmer Fridays: Beaks and Bills

Heritage Farmstead Museum has a recurring interactive program designed for ages two to five years old, featuring story time, a craft, animal encounter, wagon ride, and fun on the farm. Bring a picnic for after! 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $15 per child; $5 per adult.


May 19 – 21
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

This annual Richardson event features tons of bands, artists, performers, acrobats, magicians, a marketplace, and WF! Kids (an area with kid-friendly fun, art, and games). Tickets from $15, kids 12 and under free.


May 19 – June 4, select dates
The SpongeBob Musical

An Art Centre Theatre production featuring everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom residents. Suitable for all ages. Evening showtimes only. Tickets from $18.

May 27
The Boho Market at Frisco Square

Get some fresh air and browse a curated collection of local small business vendors in Frisco Square today. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free!

All Month

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Concerts in the Park 
Fridays

Flower Mound’s spring concert series features family-friendly bands, food trucks, and vendors. Bring chairs and blankets to relax and absorb the TGIF energy. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Free!


Open Farm Days
Weekends

Cathy’s Critters in Princeton is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy petting zoos, pony rides, outback tours, and more. Check the link for “know before you go” info and weather policy. Tickets $12 – $17, ages two and under free. Cups of feed are $4 each.


Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Through May 27

Head to Waxahachie on Saturdays and Sundays this spring and step back in time. This Ren Faire is family friendly, with games, rides, and shows for everyone. Tons of information and a schedule at the link. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $14.

May 1 – 5
May 6 – 12

May 12 – 13
Vintage Market Days 

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and two buildings filled with vintage and vintage-inspired goods, architectural salvage, and more. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend. Tickets from $10. Kids under 12 are free.


May 12 – 14
Allen Arts Festival

A weekend of family fun at Watters Creek Village with juried artists — local and regional — showcasing original art in different media categories. It will also have live music, children’s art activities, and all that festival stuff. See link for specifics, including event hours by day. Free!


May 12 – 20
Avenue Q: School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Suggested audience age: 13+. Tickets $12, $25 for front row.

Note: Looking for a show for younger audiences? NTPA has quite a few other productions this month.


May 13
Arts Festival in Heritage Park 

This annual Flower Mound festival returns today with live performances, art vendors, a community mural, hands-on activities for all ages, and much more. Bring your chairs and blankets and stay all day! 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!


May 13
Cajun Fest

Celina’s most popular event will be held in Historic Downtown Square this afternoon. Feast on one of the largest crawfish boils in Texas and enjoy live alligator shows, live music, local vendors, and a large kid’s zone with inflatables and carnival rides. See link to pre-purchase crawfish platters. 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free!


May 14
Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers! Motherhood is complex, but if anyone understands what we go through, it’s our fellow moms. Let’s raise a glass and toast to all our hard work. Superwomen, every one of you!

Psst: Here are some Mother’s Day brunch spots we rounded up, if you need one.

May 13 – 19

May 12 – 20
Avenue Q: School Edition

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Suggested audience age: 13+. Tickets $12, $25 for front row.

Note: Looking for a show for younger audiences? NTPA has quite a few other productions this month.


May 19
Little Farmer Fridays: Beaks and Bills

Heritage Farmstead Museum has a recurring interactive program designed for ages two to five years old, featuring story time, a craft, animal encounter, wagon ride, and fun on the farm. Bring a picnic for after! 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $15 per child; $5 per adult.


May 19 – 21
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

This annual Richardson event features tons of bands, artists, performers, acrobats, magicians, a marketplace, and WF! Kids (an area with kid-friendly fun, art, and games). Tickets from $15, kids 12 and under free.


May 19 – June 4, select dates
The SpongeBob Musical

An Art Centre Theatre production featuring everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom residents. Suitable for all ages. Evening showtimes only. Tickets from $18.

May 20 – 31

May 27
The Boho Market at Frisco Square

Get some fresh air and browse a curated collection of local small business vendors in Frisco Square today. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free!

Katie Lewis
After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas (Austin and Fort Worth!), Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. She's horrible at social media but secretly likes Twitter best. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.