TO-DO LIST: Here are 9 in-person events happening in and around Plano

Friends set.
The Shops at Willow Bend will host The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas beginning Nov. 4. (Courtesy 360 Media)

The Shops at Willow Bend will host The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas beginning Nov. 4. (Courtesy 360 Media)

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The Shops at Willow Bend will host The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas beginning Nov. 4. (Courtesy 360 Media)
Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Plano over the next several weeks.

Oct. 14-31 | Visit a terrifying nightmare

Explore the grounds of Coven Manor at Dark Hour Haunted House. The venue’s landscape is designed to look like it has been controlled by a coven of witches since the late 1800s. 7-10 p.m. (Thursdays and Sundays), 7 p.m.-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays), 7-11 p.m. (Oct. 10 and Oct. 31). $27-$47. Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Drive, Plano. 469-298-0556. www.darkhourhauntedhouse.com

Oct. 16-17 | Enjoy live music, attractions and more

The Plano Music & Arts Festival features magicians, eight concerts, car and motorcycle shows, visual artists, contests, and more. The Taste of Texas Food Garden offers local cuisine as well as domestic and craft beers. 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free (under age 12), $10-$15 (age 12 and up). Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. www.planoartsfestival.com


Oct. 16 | Learn to make costumes

Teens and tweens can watch a demonstration of how to make costume pieces out of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam and try it themselves. 2-3 p.m. Free. Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano. 972-769-4300. www.plano.gov/1899/events-calendar

Oct. 20, 27 | Enjoy a Halloween movie

To celebrate the spooky season, Legacy Hall’s free Hall-O-Ween Series will show “E.T.” Oct. 20 and “The Addams Family” Oct. 27. 7:30 p.m. The films are free to attend, but tables can be reserved for $20-$30. Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. 972-846-4255. www.legacyfoodhall.com/events

Oct. 29 | Celebrate Halloween on the farm

Heritage Farmstead Museum’s Fun on the Farm program allows families to participate in story time, experience farm life and explore its 4.5-acre historic site. $10 (per child), $5 (per adult). 10 a.m.-noon. Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano. 972-881-0140. www.heritagefarmstead.org

Oct. 31 | Visit the Boo-ardwalk

Halloween at The Boo-ardwalk is a family-friendly celebration that includes costumes, games, dancing, photos, and trick-or-treating. DJ Dracula performs at the Boo-vilian for children. A fall backdrop is available on-site for selfies. 4-6 p.m. Free to attend. The Boardwalk at Granite Park, 5601 Granite Parkway, Plano. www.boardwalkgranitepark.com

Nov. 4-Jan. 17 | Experience 'Friends' in person

The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas allows attendees to explore 12 rooms of set recreations like Central Perk, Joey and Chandler’s apartment, and more. Fans also have the opportunity to take pictures, view original props and costumes, and shop a Friends retail store. Hours vary. $32.50-$550. The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 972-202-7115. www.friendstheexperience.com/dallas

Nov. 6 | Celebrate the arts

The ArtCentre of Plano celebrates its 40th anniversary with its For the Love of Art event. The event recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to the arts. Attendees can view an exhibition and take part in a virtual art auction to benefit the group’s outreach programs. 7 p.m. $150-$1,500. The ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E. 16th St., Plano. 972-423-7809. www.artcentreofplano.org

Nov. 6-7 | Find vintage treasures

Plano Trade Days offers a vintage market with vendors selling all kinds of goods. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 6), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 7). Free (admission). Plano Market Square Mall, 1717 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. www.buchananeventco.com/plano-trade-days.html

Editor’s note: These events were still on as of Oct. 13 but may change due to coronavirus concerns. Check the website or call before attending.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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