5 things to do in the month of August in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

Your local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of August

August 12
Celebrate going back to school at the CAC
Experience a night of music, food and fun. Students ages 10-15 can enjoy a night at the outdoor waterpark with entertainment, games and prizes. This is an energetic and supervised evening of programs that gives parents an opportunity to relax. 6-9 p.m. $7 (Community Activity Center members), $8 (nonmembers). CAC, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. 972-874-7275. www.flower-mound.com

August 17
LISD’s Hey Day features pep rally and games
Hey Day celebrates family, education and community, and it is packed with information and fun designed to celebrate the new school year and rally support for students at Lewisville High School and its feeder schools. Guests can enjoy local vendors, band music, a pep rally, and also mix and mingle. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. LHS, 1098 W. Main St., Lewisville. 972-350-4753. www.lisd.net

August 17-19
Highland Village Lions Club hosts balloon festival
The annual event features food, live music, a car show, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a balloon glow and tethered hot air balloon rides. 5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 6-10 a.m. (Sun.). Free (entrance), $15 (balloon ride for children under 12), $20 (age 12 and older). Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village. www.lionsballoonfest.com

August 25
Band performs Journey tribute in Highland Village
Dallas-based Infinite Journey performs a free concert at Doubletree Ranch Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. The splash pad remains open until 9 p.m. Concessions are available for purchase from The Flour Shop Bakery. 7 p.m. Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village. 972-317-7430.

August 25-26
Lewisville to host Dallas Comic Show’s festival
The event features comic book guests, costumed characters, gaming and anime content. Comic book guests include Terry Moore, Kez Wilson, Sam de la Rosa and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5 (ages 6-12), $10 (Sun. only), $15 (Sat. only), $20 (Sat. and Sun.). Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. 469-751-7632.

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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