A Collin County Mom’s Guide to the Month of September

This monthly guide has been sponsored by Moms Meet to bring you more details on their big September event. All opinions are 100% our own!

School and football and pretending like its cold enough to wear ankle boots – must be September in Texas. There’s quite a bit going on in and around Collin County this month. Lot of festivals, actually. And it kind of blows my mind that the State Fair opens at the end of the month. Bring on the fall activities, right? We’re ready!

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All Month :: North Texas Food Bank will collect jars of peanut butter at Willow Bend all month for their Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive. If you’re heading to the mall, bring some peanut butter with you to help the 44,000+ food-insecure children in Collin County. Additional drop-off sites here!

All Month, Mondays (except Labor Day) :: Family Story Time (ages 0-5) at Haggard Library in Plano is a good option for working parents. It’s an interactive program for all ages with books, flannel stories, rhymes, puppets, and songs to encourage a love of reading and the library. 6:30pm. Free! **This program is also offered at the Davis Library at 7pm on Wednesdays.**

All Month, Tuesdays and Thursdays :: The Frisco Library does Toddlers in Motion storytime twice a week for walkers-23 months. Get your free ticket at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk on the day of the class. Space is limited. 10am. Free!

September 1 :: Play Street Frisco hosts Breakfast at Play Street today – donuts, juice, milk, coffee, and PLAY. 9-10:30am. Tickets $14.

September 6 :: Fun on the Farm at Heritage Farmstead Plano will do a Teddy Bear Picnic today. Kids ages 18 months to 5 years should bring their favorite teddy for a story, unique activity, fun craft project and a wagon ride. P.S. There’s a second Fun on the Farm: Preschool Farm Yoga on September 13. 10-11:30am. $12 for 1 adult + 1 child.

September 7 :: Here’s something for the moms – Legacy Hall hosts a Let’s Get Fizz-ical Workout & Brunch, an 80’s themed workout event. Tickets include a barre fitness class by The Barre Code Plano, a $15 pass for your choice of Food Hall brunch, mimosa or beer (or juice!), and a swag bag by Fabletics. More details at the link. 10am-11am. Tickets $30.

September 7 :: Heard Family Fun Night celebrates the return of Dinosaurs Live! for the season. Dig into dinosaur geology and hike the dinosaur trail to welcome the new arrivals. For ages 3 to adult. 6:30-9:30pm. $16 members/$19 non-members.

September 14 :: EQ Kids Club hosts a Breakfast Party with Mickey & Minnie today. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and enjoy a mini pancake bar, drinks, snacks, balloons, a dance party, and more. Photo ops with Mickey and Minnie, too, of course. 10am-12pm. $25 per child.

September 14 :: The Fall Program Guide for McKinney Libraries just dropped, so check that out for free storytimes and events. September is Spanish Heritage Month and they’ll celebrate with games, crafts, and a Mariachi band. 10:30am. Free!

September 14 :: Even more opportunities to give back at Willow Bend this month during NTPA’s Celebration Station (part of North Texas Giving Day). Head to the main stage in Grand Court for performances all day, plus contests, games, face painting, prizes, arts & crafts, and lots of non-profits to get involved with. 10am-5pm. Free!

September 12-15 :: It’s the 33rd Annual Grapefest in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Food and drink, vendors, multiple music stages, carnival and midway, all that festival stuff. Don’t miss KidsWorld with SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and more. Lots more deets at the link. Tickets start at $5 (kids under 6 are free). There are certain days/times with FREE admission, check here for specifics.

September 12-15 :: Little Elm Autumn Fest is a family event with a carnival, live music, and Oktoberfest. See link for dates/times and info on carnival armbands. Free!

September 14 :: Celebrate the full moon at Frisco Square at the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival. They’ll have Japanese music and dance, art and cultural activities, haiku, and more. 6-9:30pm. Free!

September 19 :: Lucky Duck Kids Club at Watters Creek has a Fall is Fun theme this month. Sign up on the spot for activities, treats, and entertainment geared to kids ages 2-6 (but all children and their families are welcome). 11-11:45am. Free!

September 19 :: You can also participate in North Texas Giving Day at City Line in Richardson This family-friendly event will feature 20 nonprofits that serve the Richardson/Richardson ISD area and include music, activities, games, performances, and prize drawings. 4:30-7pm. Free!

September 19-22 :: Addison Oktoberfest has live music; food; games, rides, and activities for all ages; bier activites, contests, and steins; and a chance to win a trip to Munich. FAQ here, including free parking deets. Free Thursday and Sunday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Kids under 10 free all weekend.

September 21 :: Market at the Star X Fleastyle is an outdoor market with 80+ vendor booths, children’s activities, food specials all day from the surrounding restaurants, and more. 9am-5pm. Parking and admission are Free!

September 20-22 :: Time for the annual Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park. The weekend includes ballon glows, special kids activities, tethered balloon rides, food and craft vendors, live music, and more. FAQ here. Tickets start at $5, kids under 36″ are free.

September 27 :: The State Fair of Texas officially opens today. Nervous about such a big outing with the kids? Our post on tips for going to the Fair with kids is a must-read!

September 27-29 :: McKinney’s annual Oktoberfest celebration has plenty of fun for the kids – a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, a carnival, and more. Here’s a schedule of the live music and events and an FAQ with parking details. Times vary by day, so check the link. Free!

Any other fun stuff happening in September? Let us know below!

Katie Lewis
Katie grew up in Dallas, went to SMU, and spent 10 post-college years in Austin, where she and her husband Mick welcomed Gemma in 2011 and Ryker in 2013. They all moved to central Fort Worth almost 4 years ago and have found it to be quite fun and a great place for kids. Katie is horrible at social media but will admit to a preference for her Twitter timeline these days. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. She's forever down to watch any show that's British, supernatural, or on The CW. If you can quote Death Becomes Her, Big Business, or the 1987 Shelley Long flop Hello Again, please get in touch because you are most certainly kindred spirits.