Frisco Arts Walk, Cowboys Plaza Party and fall festivals: 13 things to do in Frisco this weekend, Oct. 6-8

Frisco is jam-packed with events this weekend. There are plenty of events for every type of person from the art lover to the football fan to the history buff.

Friday


1. Theatre Frisco presents “Crimes of the Heart”

Theatre Frisco presents a Pulitzer Prize winning play that takes place in Hazlehurst, Mississippi,
where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their
grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is
unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who
quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe,
the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.

Tickets are $20 with discounts for seniors, active military and students. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco. 972-370- 2266. www.theatrefrisco.com

2. Students can learn to cook at the Columbus Day cooking workshop

As part of the four-day weekend, Young Chefs Academy in Frisco will host cooking workshops that teach kids about culinary arts. The workshops will be held on Friday and Monday, Frisco ISD will have both days off from school for staff development and Columbus Day. The workshops will teach kids how make cupcakes and stuffed shells.

$40. 9 a.m.-noon on both Friday and Monday. Workshops will be held at the Young Chefs Academy, 9350 Pasadena Drive, Ste. 300, Frisco. friscotx.youngchefsacademy.com

Saturday


3. Color Me Green 5K & 10K

Benefiting the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation, this event encourages participants to run in green clothing. The event brings together childhood cancer advocates, survivors, families and the athletic community to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for childhood cancer. There will also be a health fest, green party and awards ceremony with a video game truck, face painting, bounce house and music. Online registration ends Thursday at 6 p.m. but those interested in the race can still register the day of the race at 7 a.m.

$20-35. 7:00 a.m. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd. 972-663- 7327. www.colormegreen5k.org

4. Fall Festival and Farmer’s Market

Shades of Green Nursery will host its annual fall festival and farmer’s market this weekend. This free event will feature children’s activities, live music, local produce and food vendors, and garden clinics.

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7401 Coit Road, Frisco. www.facebook.com/ShadesOfGreenInc

5. Saturday at the Museum

Saturday at the Museum lecture series celebrates Texas and Frisco history with a full day of events. At 10 a.m. there will be a Washington on the Brazos presentation and book signing by Richard McCaslin with the University of North Texas. From 1:30-3 p.m., there will be a Frisco themed student photography exhibit and reception sponsored by Collin College and Frisco Heritage Museum. From 3-4 p.m., there will be a film screening of “The First Texas” in the museum theater.

Free admission. Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page St., Frisco. www.friscofun.org

6. Walk the arts with Frisco Arts

Presented by Frisco Arts, Frisco Arts Walk returns for the second year to Hall Park. The event will feature interactive art performances by Frisco-based nonprofit arts organizations, a pop-up food truck park, artist and vendor booths and a children’s area complete with bounce houses, a petting zoo and hands-on activities.

Free admission. 12-7 p.m. Hall Park, 6801 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco. www.friscoarts.org/frisco-arts-walk

7. Gridiron Girls Flag Football Camp comes to Frisco

Hosted by Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach, and NFL Alumni, girls will have the opportunity to learn skills used in football through the Gridiron Girls Flag Football Camp. At the camp, girls will learn skills used by each position such as quarterback, running back, tight end and lineback. The camp is for children ages 6 to 16 years.

$40. 2:30-5:30 p.m. B.F. Phillips Community Park, 3335 Timber Ridge Drive, Frisco. For information on how to register, go to www.jenwelter.com.

8. Party with the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboys Plaza Party

The Dallas Cowboys announced the team will host a Cowboys Plaza Party presented by AT&T before most of the Dallas Cowboys home games this season at Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco. The plaza parties will feature a live DJ; contests and giveaways; autographs from Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys alumni and Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers; and inflatables.

Free admission. 4-7 p.m. The Star in Frisco, 9 Cowboys Ways, Frisco. www.thestarinfrisco.com

9. Enjoy a night of improv

Laugh the night away with the Frisco Improv Players. The improvisational comedy troupe specializes in family-friendly, game-based comedic performances.

$12. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway. www.friscoimprovplayers.com

Sunday


10. Phillips Creek Ranch reigns in the fall season with a fall festival

The Phillips Creek Ranch is back with its annual fall festival. The event will have a pumpkin patch, food trucks, pony rides, DJ, mechanical bull, bounce houses, fall-themed photos and more than 50 artisan vendors.

Free admission. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 6515 Lone Star Ranch Parkway, Frisco. www.facebook.com/PhillipsCreekRanch/

Friday-Saturday


11. Frisco Fine Art gallery to hold two-day grand opening

Frisco Fine Art is a new art gallery coming to Main Street in Frisco and is holding a two-day grand opening celebrations. The opening will bring local, regional, national and international artist to downtown Frisco.

There will be tours and a meet and greet throughout the day on Friday. Guests can also enjoy sips and bites by chef Jason Martin and meet artists Charlotte Van Ross and LaMar Yosef.

On Saturday, the gallery will host a book signing event for Jen Walter, the first female coach in the NFL. Guests can also watch a live painting demonstration by local artist, Courtney Peace.

Free admission. 10 a.m.-8 pm. (both days). Frisco Fine Art, 7227 Main Street, Frisco. 214-872-1917. www.friscofineart.com

12. Autumn Walking Tours begin at the Museum of the American Railroad

Guided walk tours of the museum continue this fall. Site tours are entirely outdoors and involve walking and some climbing. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be available each Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Oct. 30.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. Guests should meet at the Frisco Heritage Museum, but the tour will take place at the Museum of the American Railroad, 6455 Page St., Frisco. www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org

13. Barbecue cookoff to benefit Camp Craig Allen

The annual Camp Craig Allen BBQ Cookoff features live music, a cookoff and wheelchair sports. All proceeds benefit Camp Craig Allen, which supports physically disabled adults and children.

Tickets are $30 per day or $50 for weekend pass. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. www.campcraigallen.org/bbq
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


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