Frisco will be the host of festivals this weekend that range from celebrating the Hindu New Year to dining out at food trucks. Texas Big Star Half Marathon also returns for the third year. Here are the events taking place this weekend.

1.Texas Big Star half marathon returns to Frisco

The third annual Texas Big Star Half Marathon and 5K returns to Frisco this weekend. The race will start at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus and end with a post-race Finisher Fest. The race will benefit local charity partners such as Boys & Girls Club of Collin County and Camp Craig Allen. Registration ranges from $20-$90, and the race begins at 7 a.m. at 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco. Several lane closures will take place on major roadways for the race route. Click here for more information on lane closures.

2. Frisco StrEATS Festival returns for the seventh year

This free, family-friendly event features some of the area’s most popular food trucks, as well as live music and vendor booths. The StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival runs from noon-7 p.m. in old downtown Frisco. Various downtown streets will be closed for the festival. Learn more about StrEATS at

3. Celebrate the Hindu New Year

HSS DFW, a chapter of the cultural nonprofit Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, are coming together to celebrate the Hindu New Year. There will be various cultural events, such as creative games and sampling traditional foods of India. There will also be a lamp lighting ceremony with Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney as chief guest. The free event will take place from 2-5 p.m. at Heritage High School, 14040 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco.

4. 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.

5. Frisco’s Claws for Paws Crawfish Festival returns

The public is invited to enjoy crawfish at the third annual Claws for Paws Crawfish Festival. Proceeds from the event benefit the local animal rescue group Habitat 4 Paws. The festival will include live music, a bounce house and pets available for adoption. Patrons will get 1.5 pounds of crawfish with corn and potatoes for $10 or 3 pounds for $20. Organizers encourage patrons to pre-order meals. Event will run from 1-7 p.m at The Reservoir, 9305 Preston Road, Frisco.