It’s June! Congratulations on getting through the school year, mama. Raise a glass! And let’s raise another one to a summer filled with new experiences and the smells of sunscreen, chlorine, and kid sweat. And then let’s raise one more to avoiding West Nile Virus and sunburns, just to cover our bases. This is a three-drink minimum event guide.
This Month’s Featured Events are Hosted by Frisco Square:
All Month :: Every Friday in June, Frisco Square will be hosting Music in the Square from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Bring your chairs, blankets, and a picnic to the Simpson Plaza lawn in front of City Hall for live music while the sun sets. A great way to strengthen community vibes, y’all! Here’s the line-up:
- June 2 :: Moving Colors is a hot Dallas-area band with a high-energy show that will get you dancing. Bonus bucket and trash can rhythms, handstands, and painting on stage for extra fun.
- June 9 :: Blue Hat is made up of 5 musicians from different backgrounds and musical genres, coming together for a unique sound that includes Top 40 pop, rock, and jazzy country.
- June 16 :: Justin Mason is a native Texan who performs original songs plus the country classics that will have you and the crowd singing along.
- June 23 :: Alton Bridge is a vocal quartet with male and female lead vocals. They sing current country, classic covers, and original songs. The harmonies!
- June 30 :: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band plays modern bluegrass covers of The Beatles. All the best from John, Paul, George, & Ringo but with a bluegrass spin to make it their own.
Other Collin County Events in June:
All Month :: Did you know Studio Movie Grill has a Children’s Summer Series with tickets only $1 each? Check the link for the specific dates and times. The movies for June are How To Train Your Dragon, Rio, Turbo, and Trolls.
June 1 :: As we are well aware, playing with a giant rainbow parachute is the ultimate for any young child. EQ Kids is holding a Floating Parachute workshop at 10am for kids ages 2-8. $15 per child for a 30-minute workshop + free play to explore our senses of sight, touch, and sound. Reserve your spot before it fills up!
June 2 :: Fun on the Farm: Firefighters on the Farm at the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano from 10:30am to noon today. Meet the Plano Fire Department and do some water play and craft activities. This program is for ages 2-5, and advance registration is required to save your spot! $11 for one child plus accompanying adult, $7 for each additional child.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: Every Friday is Nature Story Time at the Heard in McKinney. This is for younger kids and features nature-themed stories and activities, maybe a visit from some sort of live creature, depending on the topic. 10:30 to about 11am, included with admission and free for members.
June 4 :: Head to Frisco Commons Park for Crosswalk Kids’ Summer Kick-Off from 5-8pm. Ultra kid-friendly with bounce houses, face painting, magic show, games, food, and lots of prizes. Free admission with a non-perishable food item for Frisco Family Services. Suggested donation items and your free ticket download at the link.
June 5, 12, 19, 26 :: Monday Mindstretchers at the Frisco Public Library is for grades K-5 and family. They will do a different theme each week with several showtimes to choose from, all the better to fit into your day. Kids not in school yet? Check this summer schedule for baby and toddler programs. Oh, and one for teens, too!
June 8, 15, 22, 29 :: Summer Fun Thursdays at Willow Bend Mall has indoor fun and games at noon every Thursday, followed by performances at 1pm, including prizes! Let me just give you the names of the performers, and I know you’ll be on board – Vocal Trash, Secret Agent Magic Show, The Amazing Bubble Man, and David Chicken. See?!
June 9, 10 :: Oak Point Park in Plano finishes up their Sundown Cinema series with Hook on June 9 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on June 10. Gates open at 7:30 and the movie begins at dark. Picnic stuff is definitely a go, but leave your alcohol and pets at home, please. Free!
June 10 :: In other outdoor big screen news, Moana is the Movie On The Square this month in Downtown Carrollton. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and coolers and bug spray, then settle in to consider the coconut for a couple hours. 8:40 -10:30pm. Free!
June 10 :: Bonnie Wenk Park is one of the venues for McKinney’s Cultural Music Series this summer. From 4:30-8:30pm enjoy an African Heritage concert with acoustic marimba by Kupira Marimba plus the McKinney Gospel Singers. Free burgers and drinks will be available!
June 11, 18 :: Register in advance for the next Open Play at the Play Street Museum Plano. 12-2pm or 3-5pm. There is also one at the McKinney location on June 18, if you are looking for a Father’s Day idea.
June 15 :: It’s Lucky Duck Kids Club time at Watters Creek in Allen (3rd Thursday of each month). This month the theme is “A is for America.” Crafts, treats, and entertainment from 11am to noon. Recommended for ages 2-6, but that’s not set in stone. Free!
June 16-18 :: The McKinney Performing Arts Center presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. this weekend. General admission seating, $10 adults/$8 kids 3-18. Lap children under age 3 are free. Several show times to choose from, check the link to purchase tickets.
June 24 :: Market Street Allen USA Celebration is from 4-10pm today. The idea behind it is “First to the Fourth,” so it’s Allen’s annual 4th of July celebration but held on the last Saturday in June to be cheeky. Food, fireworks, and various “Zones” that promise to be everything you want in a festival. Admission is free, but there is an all-inclusive wristband you might be interested in purchasing in advance. Check the link for all the details, including the helpful FAQ!
June 25 :: The Americana is strong with this one. Chestnut Square in McKinney hosts the 22nd Annual Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank-Off. Pony rides, balloon artists, petting zoo, and face painting, not to mention lots and lots of ice cream. Check the link for complete schedule. 11am-3pm. Free admission, tickets required for activities and tastings.