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23 Collin County April Events You’ll Want to Add to your Google Cal

April in North Texas brings on the same excitement as October.  But in April, its all about getting back outdoors, celebrating new life, art, flowers and of course, community.


My social calendar is full for the month of April and here are 23 reasons why:


Arts in Bloom -McKinney April 9

I’ll be here for sure (right after I finish the trolley tour).  Beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting through the early evening. More than 150 local and regional painters, sculptors, jewelry-artists, photographers and musicians will line the streets throughout the 12-block area of downtown to showcase their artistic talents. Go here




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Arts in the Square – Frisco April 2 & 3

Frisco Square presents the 7th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square transforms into an outdoor fine arts and crafts gallery during Arts in the Square, April 2-3, 2016, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm each day Click here

Collin County Masters Gardeners Plant Sale – McKinney April 9

Hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and much, much more will be available for purchase. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Click here

Family Symphony Series – Plano April 10

This date is all about the movies such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park, go here

Great American Cleanup – Plano April 16

Plano’s chosen date is April 16, organize your group here

McKinney Tour de Coop – McKinney April 30

Every year in April, McKinney hosts its annual chicken coop tour where you can get an up-close look at what it would look like to incorporate hens into a small scale urban self sustainable garden.  Click here


McCall Plaza Grand Reopening – Plano April 15

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band will ring through the plaza, click here

Hasda Punjab – Plano April 23

This event is being held at the Plano Centre, click here

Garland Heritage Celebration – Garland April 23

Celebrate Garland’s rich history as Downtown Garland hosts the third annual Garland Heritage Celebration.  Click here

Frisco StrEATS Food Truck Festival – Frisco April 9

A HUGE gourmet food truck festival and then some, click here


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Farmers & Flea Market – Farmersville April 2

In its 10th year, this Main Street project is a combination Farmers Market and Flea Market, featuring fresh produce, plants, food, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, garage sale items and more. The Market was established to assist sellers in the direct marketing of their products, and to attract customers to downtown Farmersville. Click here


If you love handmade, you’ll love discovering these artists (click the pic)

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Rain Barrel Making Event – Prosper April 2

Saving from a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel go here

Princeton Onion Festival – Princeton April 16

An event far beyond ONIONS – they’ll also have a Tennis Round Robin, 3 on 3 basketball, a car show, kickball tournament, raffle, auction and live entertainment.  Click here

Lone Star Stomp – Wylie April 30

The Junior League of Collin County has created this fundraiser event with a day of fast-paced equestrian jumping and dressage competitions, whiskey tasting, silent auction, music and food. Click here


1st Annual Frisco Crawfish Festival – Frisco April 3

Amazing crawfish and hushpuppies at Grover’s Bar & Grill, go here

Knifeskills class – McKinney April 9

If you are looking to step things up in the kitchen, check out this class at KitchenWares on the Square, click here

Thistlewood Farms Kilts & Quilts Event – McKinney April 5

Join DIY blogger and home decor expert KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) and author Patience Griffin (Kilts and Quilts series) for an evening of door prizes, giveaways and refreshments. Chat with both ladies, preview some of the latest fabric line, Simply Eclectic from Hoffman, and be one of the first to buy the latest in Patience Griffin’s Kilts and Quilts series from Penguin Random House, The Trouble with Scotland

Click here

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Trinkets to Treasures – Plano April 1

CajunFest – Celina April 9

The City of Celina hosts its second annual Celina Cajun Festival at the historic downtown square featuring the music of Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, the Joel Martin Project and Band Courtbouillon. Visitors can enjoy a crawfish boil, a car show, vendor booths, face painting, slides and wall climbing. Click here


Happenings outside of Collin Collin:

Earth Day – Dallas April 22

This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Click here

Ennis Bluebonnet Festival – Ennis April 15

Enjoy 3 days of Arts and Crafts, Bluebonnet Souvenirs, Children’s Activities, Exciting Live Music, and scenic country rides taking in all the beautiful wildflowers with our Free Bluebonnet Trails Map. FREE ADMISSION! Click here

Big Texas Beer Fest – Dallas April 1

The 2016 event is the fifth-annual. As far as we know, we’re the first craft beer festival to take place over a *2* day period on April 1 and 2 at the Fair Park Automobile Building. Last year’s festival featured 120 breweries and over 500 beers. Get more info here

Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival – Glen Rose April 1

The Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival takes place twice a year in the fall and spring at the Historic Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, Texas. The event features a full lineup of bluegrass musicians performing throughout the day with a break in the middle for supper. The festival is part of the Paluxy River Bluegrass Association’s efforts to preserve and promote bluegrass and gospel music.


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And, as promised, here is your FREE printable for the week.  Click on the image, the pdf will download, print, frame.  Hello Spring!

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P.S.  We loved hiking through trails of bluebonnets here!

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