Whistlestop Jamboree and Friscovania: 5 things to do in Frisco this weekend, Oct. 20-21

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There’s a variety of events taking place this weekend in Frisco for the whole family.

Friday

  1. Human Trafficking Awareness

An officer from the Frisco Police Department will be giving a talk about human trafficking at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The officer will teach people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of someone affected by human trafficking.  The event is in partnership with Holding Accountable, a Frisco-based company that focuses on the shortage of healthcare workforce in America.

The event is free, but those interested must register online. The event takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce event room, 6843 Main St.

Saturday

2. Jam out at the second annual Whistlestop Jamboree

The second annual Whistlestop Jamboree is an all-day music festival showcasing the local music scene and local businesses, and headlined by national acts. There will be two stages. One will feature prominent local bands and will be headlined by notable acts. The other stage will feature the Jamboree Scramble, which is where local musicians are raffled into other bands for one performance. Each band prepares original music and a few cross-genre covers.

The free event takes place from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at Frisco Rail Yard, 9040 First Street.

3. Friscovania arrives in Frisco

Friscovania is a Halloween extravaganza that will feature a haunted carnival, live music, entertainment and a wicked runway show. Proceeds from the events will benefit City House.

The cost is $10 per person, and children under age 2 are free. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way.

4. Middle School Madness

The Frisco YMCA introduces a new youth program called Middle School Madness, in which sixth through eighth graders can enjoy a Saturday night celebration with a DJ, theater room, concessions and access to the Frisco YMCA’s new training facility, The Garage. The event will be supervised by certified CPR staff and volunteers.

Admission is $10 for Frisco YMCA members and $15 for non-members. The event runs from 8-10:30 p.m. at 3415 W. Main St.

5. 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.

The cost is $12 and the show begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway.

And for those driving outside of Frisco this weekend, remember that part of the Dallas North Tollway will be closed.

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