There is not enough time to do all of this! On top of all of these events the giant Gander Mountain store is opening in Frisco and they have a few kid-friendly activities happening. For even more ideas check the PAM Calendar.


Plano International Festival
Saturday 11am-5pm
Haggard Park
Cultural displays, naturalization ceremony, parade of flags, international art exhibit, multicultural music and dance performances, fitness and wellness fair, children’s educational activities, international fashion show, cricket demos, ethnic food court and more.

Calloway’s Fall Festival
Calloway’s Nursery locations
Saturday 9am-7pm
Enjoy loads of free activities that are fun for the whole family, including: pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, Mad Science performances, games, characters, photos, giveaways, popcorn, candy. Mad Science Performances (A Fire and Ice Experience): Plano North (2460 State Hwy. 121) 11:30am & 11:55am Plano (1621 Custer Rd.) 1pm & 1:25pm Preston Rd (1000 Preston Rd, Plano) 2:35pm & 3pm.

Prowl Parade
ends at Brinker Elementary School
Saturday 9:30am-1pm
The Plano West Band will take to the streets through West Cluster neighborhoods for the annual Wolf Pack Prowl Parade. The “Prowl” is the largest fundraiser for the Plano West Band with proceeds being used to support the band and its activities throughout the 2016-17 school year. The Prowl is a 3.5 mile parade and the band will stop by individual homes to play song requests for a set donation. The event ends with a 30 minute mini-concert in the south parking lot of Brinker Elementary around 1:00pm so neighbors, parents and friends from the area can join the festivities. This year, the band will march through the West Cluster neighborhoods of White Rock Creek Estates, Castlemere, Windhaven Farms, Huntingdon Green.

Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff
Lavender Ridge Farms, Gainsville map
Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
We’ll have pumpkins, great food, wine tasting, vendors selling everything from antiques to alpaca products and more. Free admission and parking

Cottonwood Arts Festival
Saturday (10am-7pm) & Sunday (10am-5pm)
Cottonwood Park
A juried art show with local bands performing rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. ArtStop children’s area with arts and crafts activities. Free admission.

Plano Train Show
Plano Centre
Saturday (10am-5pm) & Sunday (10am-4pm)
Admission $8.00 per person Children 12 and under are FREE. Many home layouts will be on tour.