Live music, back-to-school bash and early literacy day: 7 things to do in Frisco this weekend, Aug. 11-13

This weekend Frisco ISD is hosting a back-to-school bash.

This weekend Frisco ISD is hosting a back-to-school bash.

There are plenty of family-friendly events in Frisco this weekend, including back to school events.

Aug. 11

1. Live music at Frisco Rail Yard

Matthew Bell & The Next of Kin returns to Frisco Rail Yard Friday night to perform new songs and some of their classics. The Caboose, 5th Street Patio Café, The Box, The Dock, The Twin Taco and Goombas Authentic Italian will have their food trucks available. Live show is free. 7-9 p.m. Frisco Rail Yard, 9040 First St., Frisco.

Aug. 12

2. Frisco ISD hosts back-to-school bash

Frisco ISD will host a free back-to-school event for students that will give information about school programs, services and other resources. Students can have free food, games and prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Centennial High School, 6902 Coit Road, Frisco. 469-633-6000.

3. Frisco Improv Players offer a night of laughter

Frisco Improv Players is an improvisational comedy troupe that specializes in family-friendly, game-based comedic performances. 8 p.m. $12. Black Box Theatre, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco.

4. Shop fresh fruits and vegetables at Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

The farmers market returns this weekend. Local growers and vendors sell their fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pasture-fed beef, pork, lamb and eggs. Other food items include pasta, nuts and honey. The farmers market takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in historic downtown Frisco, 8821 Fourth St.

5. Observe the night sky at the monthly Frisco Starfest

The Texas Astronomical Society hosts its monthly Frisco Starfest at Frisco Commons Park, 800 McKinney Road, Frisco. This event brings guests together to observe and educate others about the night sky.

6. Grow a Reader: Early Literacy Day 2017

The Frisco Public Library is hosting a full day of workshops and presentations for parents, caregivers and teachers of young children. The event is free and no registration is required. Event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. To learn more about the workshops, click here.

Aug. 13

7. Back to School Sip n’ Shop

Crest Infiniti will host a back to school event, in which more than 20 vendors will provide wine, appetizers and giveaways. Vendors include LuLaRoe, Lipsense, Iconic Top Shop, Doterra and more. Free admission. Noon-5 p.m. Crest Infiniti, 6100 State Hwy. 121, Frisco.
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.