To-Do List: Ring in fall with these 8 Richardson events

The Ricochet Art & Music Festival is returning to Richardson in October.

The Ricochet Art & Music Festival is returning to Richardson in October.

Residents in Richardson can ring in fall at three art and music festivals happening in the coming weeks. Here is what is on the calendar for September and October.

Sept. 27

Network at colorful adult field day game

Richardson Young Professionals will host the color games field day at CityLine. The event will feature an afternoon of games where participants are doused in colored powder.  A happy hour will follow. Registrants will receive a white T-shirt and sunglasses. 3-6 p.m. $35 (individual), $140 (team of 4-6). CityLine Park, 1150 State St., Richardson.

Oct. 5-6

Cottonwood Art Festival

The Cottonwood Art Festival will showcase artwork from 14 different categories. Local bands, food and children’s activities will also be included. 10 a.m. Free. 1321 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson. 972-744-4580.

Oct. 12

Attend pioneer bank’s 7th annual fall fun fest

Pioneer Bank’s seventh annual Fall Fun Fest will include over 40 vendors, food trucks, a bounce house, face painting, local performances, a DJ, pet adoptions, a petting zoo, a car show and a pet costume contest. noon-4 p.m. Free to attend. 1755 N. Collins Boulevard, Richardson. 972-437-2888.

Oct. 18

Experience an iconic ballet performance

Russian Ballet Theatre will bring its version of the tragic love story “Swan Lake” to the Eisemann Center. The performance will merge signature “Swan Lake” choreography with new elements created specifically for this production. 8 p.m. $25-$115. The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. Tickets available at

Oct. 18

Explore Richardson’s many health options

The Chamber of Commerce will host the Health & Wellness Expo, featuring local doctors, dentists, dietitians and gym representatives. Screenings for hearing, vision, body mass index and blood pressure will be offered as well as healthy snacks. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 972-792-2800.

Oct. 19

Ricochet Arts & Music Festival

Arts Incubator of Richardson presents performances and interactive events across the city. The festival ends with concerts at Six Springs Tavern. Free (daytime events); $16 (concerts). Visit and follow #AIR4arts for more information.

Oct. 19-20

Huffhines Art Trails

Patrons at Huffhines Art Trails can explore a variety of crafts and art mediums, ranging from painting to woodwork and jewelry. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Huffhines Park at Apollo and Plano roads. 972-744-4584.

Oct. 24

Hand-paint a jean jacket

Participants at this workshop will paint jean jackets screen-printed with a unique design. Cost includes a jacket and materials as well as a drink and an appetizer. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $60. CityLine Plaza, 1251 State St., Richardson. Register online at

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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