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Get Ready for McKinney's Arts in Bloom Festival!

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Celebrate incredible art and wine at Arts in Bloom. Beautiful, historic downtown McKinney will be filled with creativity for three days on Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th. Have fun exploring the downtown area as you check out incredible works of art, eat delicious food, enjoy live entertainment and performance artists, sip on wine, and so much more. Here is all the information you need to make the most of your time at Arts in Bloom in McKinney:


Art!

Marvel at spectacular works of art from the 150 Local, Regional, and National Artists that will be set up in the downtown area. They specialize in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, woodworking, ceramics, sculptor, jewelry making, photography, and more.


Live Entertainment!

Enjoy live music every day of the festival at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company Main Stage and Door Real Estate Stage. From country music to dance bands, you will find some sort of entertainment to love. Check out the Full Entertainment Lineup.  


Kids Creation Station!

Head over to this children interactive area where they can let their creativity thrive and create their own works of art. Activities available are Art Book Artist ($7), Brush on a Birdhouse ($10), Create on Canvas ($5), and Tiny Tile Treasures ($7)!


Wine and Food!

Sip on some of Texas’s best wines and meet the local winemakers at the Trinity Falls Texas Wine Garden. There are 14 Wineries that will be represented in the garden. Wines can be purchased by the glass for between $5 and $10 or spend $20 per person to receive a special Arts in Bloom Wine Glass and 10 wine tickets. In addition to wine, there are delicious Food Vendors and Craft Breweries at the festival.


Event Details

Dates: Friday, April 7th, 2017 - Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Times: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday) | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Saturday) | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: Historic Downtown McKinney - FESTIVAL MAP

Cost: FREE Admission!

 

 

Image Credit: Arts in Bloom


Family Fun Easter Events Throughout the Dallas Area!

by Scott and Tammy Watson

Easter is fast approaching! The holiday festivities are already beginning throughout the North Texas region. Easter is a great holiday to spend time with family and the communities in our area are dedicated to providing family fun events to celebrate. Check out our recommendations for great Easter events throughout the Dallas area for your whole family to enjoy!


Frisco RoughRiders Spring EGGstravaganza

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco)

Cost: FREE!

There is much to do at this fun Easter event. Starting at 12:20 pm, children 12 and under can try to find as many Easter eggs as they can in the outfield. Other fun events throughout the afternoon, include airbrush artists, bounce house, and spring themed arts and crafts. Children will have the opportunity to play catch and run the bases just like their favorite RoughRider players. The team mascots will also be making a special appearance! Your family’s favorite baseball park food will be available for $1.00 throughout the event.


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Date: Saturday, April 8th

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: The Westin Stonebriar (1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco)

Cost: $30 per child, $40 per adult

Dine on a delicious breakfast buffet and meet the Easter Bunny! Your children will also love the egg hunts, crafts and activities, and live bunnies! Each child will receive a special goodie bag. Adults can try their luck at winning great prizes in the silent auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit Journey of Hope Grief Support Center. Register online HERE or call (972) 964-1600.


Funny Bunny Festival

Date: Saturday, April 8th

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park Baseball Complex (1301 South Railroad Street, Lewisville)

Cost: FREE!

Enjoy a morning of holiday fun filled with family friendly activities. This event features 3 different egg hunt times, at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, and noon. Each child is allowed to participate in one of the day’s hunts and each hunt is divided in separate locations by age group. In addition to the egg hunts, there will be a petting zoo, carnival games, and an opportunity to have your photo taken with some Funny Bunnies!


Easter Egg Scramble  

Date: Saturday, April 8th

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Jake’s Hilltop Park (4975 Timber Creek Drive, Flower Mound)

Cost: FREE!

Check out the 34th Annual Easter Egg Scramble. Meet the Easter Bunny and fill up your Easter basket with delicious candy. There will be many fun activities before the scramble begins at 2:30 pm.


Spring Eggstravaganza

Date: Thursday, April 13th

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The Colony Five Star Complex (4100 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony)

Cost: $3 per child (in advance), $5 per child (day of event)

Hop into spring at this great annual event. Your children will love having their photo taken with Peter Rabbit and searching for eggs filled with candy and other goodies. Be sure to plant a flower before you leave that you can take home with you. To learn more about this event, call The Colony Parks and Recreation Department at (972) 625-1106.


EGGstravaganza

Date: Saturday, April 15th

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Wagon Wheel Park (345 Freeport Parkway, Coppell)

Cost: FREE!

With Easter egg hunts, children’s activities, free popcorn, and more, this event will surely delight all. More information will be provided as the event nears so check back at the Coppell city website.  



Wishing you and your family a very happy and fun Easter!

Great Community Events in Frisco This Week!

by Scott and Tammy Watson

There is always something fun going on around the great city of Frisco. And this week is no exception! Whether you are looking for some family friendly fun or a night out on the town, here is our recommendations for things to do in Frisco for this week.


LEGO Americana Roadshow

Dates: Tuesday, February 28th - Sunday, March 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location: Stonebriar Centre (2603 Preston Road)

Check out this traveling display of 10 American landmarks made entirely out of LEGO® bricks! This free event is fun for the entire family. When you visit the display, you will learn more about these historic monuments and be able to build your own creation out of  LEGO®. There is also the opportunity to get your very own limited edition LEGO® collectible when you complete the scavenger hunt!



Sip N Shop Downtown Frisco

Date: Thursday, March 2nd

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Downtown Frisco

Spend the evening exploring historic downtown Frisco during this special shopping event. Various boutiques will be open late for you to shop while enjoying drinks and listening to live music.

Frisco College Baseball Classic

Dates: Friday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 5th

Time: 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm games (Friday and Saturday) | Noon and 3:30 pm games (Sunday)

Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (7300 Roughriders Trail)

Take in that great American tradition of baseball at this fun collegiate tournament. Considered one of the best tournaments in the country, enjoy three days of games as 4 of the country’s top teams compete. Teams competing are Arizona, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State. Cheer on your favorite as they play in the round robin format throughout the weekend.



MakerSpace First Friday

Date: Friday, March 3rd

Time: 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm games

Location: Sci-Tech Discovery Center (8004 Dallas Parkway)

Have the opportunity to work on that dream project you have wanted to and have access to incredible technology and equipment in order to do so. Hobbyists and inventors can come utilize advanced woodworking tools, a 3D printer, full spectrum laser cutter, robotics kit, and more to complete their projects. The first friday of the month is open exclusively to veterans and their families. Children over 10 years of age are welcome to attend.


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Scott and Tammy Watson
GroupWatson, Keller Williams
4862 State Hwy 121, Ste. 210
Lewisville TX 75056
214-682-7002
972-370-1775
Fax: 214-522-5519