It’s a three day weekend! We were supposed to go to Charleston, SC for the weekend, but Hurricane Matthew changed those plans. Thankfully here it’s going to beautiful. If you’re thinking about a family pumpkin patch/farm out check out this post (I just added another one today). Here are some fun area events to consider:


Plano Public Safety PULLooza
Saturday, 9am-2pm
Oak Point Park
Police, Fire-Rescue and 9-1-1, along with other City departments, invite you to enjoy a day of FREE fun while learning how to keep your family safe. Kid’s fire obstacle course, police motorcycle rodeo, bomb robot demo, helicopter landing, crime prevention, kid’s fingerprinting, tour fire and police vehicles, fire-rescue clowns “Patches” and “Snozzle” and face painting. Free.

PBS Kids Halloween Special
Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson
Saturday 10am
PBS KIDS is celebrating Halloween with friends from some of our favorite series including NATURE CAT, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT, and WILD KRATTS. Families are invited to come in costume. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with all the treats and none of the scary tricks. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark.

Rock The Block
Atonement Lutheran Church, Plano
Saturday noon-3pm
Join us for a Block Party to benefit North Texas Food Bank at Atonement Lutheran Church. Fun for the kids includes – Face painting, Cathy’s Critters Petting zoo, pumpkin painting, Games, Bounce House, Plano FD (12:30-1:15), and more! Food & Samples from local businesses like – On the Border, Texas Family Fitness. Raffles and a Silent Auction that includes – Free meals at Dickey’s BBQ, Gift baskets, Dallas Stars & Allen American tickets, and more!

Frisco ArtsWalk
Hall Park
Saturday 3-9pm
Frisco Arts brings you an immersive arts experience taking place at the newly renovated HALL Park among the Texas Sculpture Garden, a significant body of work that celebrates Texas artists and is the largest private collection of sculpture ever assembled and made available to the public. Frisco Arts Walk features interactive art performances by Frisco-based nonprofit arts organizations, pop-up food truck park, community stage, children’s area complete with bounce houses, instrument petting zoo and hands-on activities, docent guided tours of the Texas Sculpture Garden and concert on the lawn with the Good Question band. Frisco Arts Walk is free and open to the public.

Doktor Kaboom!
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Sunday 2:30pm
Original interactive science comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Join DOKTOR KABOOM! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center.

Building with Biology Day
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Monday 10am-2pm
Learn about this emerging field with hands-on experiments and activities. Explore bioengineering, extract real DNA, and design your own super organisms to take home and act like a genetic engineer. Here are just a few fun activities we have planned:  Extract real DNA from fruit, grains and YOU! Test your skills with our design challenge and help engineer a helpful virus to treat disease. Make it and take it home. The program is free with paid admission