North Texas Pride Festival, free movies at sunset and more: Here are 6 events happening in or around Richardson this June

The North Texas Pride Festival is happening June 15 in Plano.

The North Texas Pride Festival is happening June 15 in Plano.

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Summer is kicking off with several outdoor events in and nearby Richardson.

June 1-2

Baaahmaste for a cause

Goat Yoga Richardson holds six hourlong classes over the course of two days to benefit Head For The Cure Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to defeating brain cancer. Yoga mats, bug repellent and sunscreen are provided. 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $31. 446 Highland Blvd., Richardson. 469-316-1052. Tickets are available for purchase at

June 1

Attend the library’s 60th birthday party

The Richardson Public Library’s 60th anniversary celebration includes puppet shows, limbo and hula hoop contests, face painting, dancing, cake and an ice cream truck, and live music from the Richardson Community Band. Poodle skirts and 1950s attire are encouraged but optional. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library Fountain Plaza,900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson.972-744-4350.

June 7

Learn how to become engaged in the census

Allen Sale of the US Census Bureau will speak at the Richardson Kiwanis Club’s weekly breakfast meeting, which is open to the public. 7 a.m. Free for first-time guests. Darren’s American Grill,7602 N. Jupiter Road,Garland.

June 7-8

Watch movies at sunset

Dog Haus Biergarten Richardson hosts its first June screenings as part of Sunset Cinema, a series of free outdoor movies shown in the Richardson Restaurant Park plaza every Friday and Saturday night in June. A schedule of movies is to be determined. Free. 9 p.m. 744 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. 214-935-9121. For more details, visit

June 10

 Get fit at baby boot camp

This stroller fitness class is for expectant and postpartum mothers looking to get in shape. Workouts are instructed by Melanie Fox from Baby Boot Camp North Dallas-Richardson and include cardio drills, strength training and core exercises designed specifically for moms. One to two stroller-aged children are welcome. Moms must be 6 weeks postpartum and cleared by a physician to participate. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. CityLine Plaza,1150 State St., Richardson.

June 15

Worth the trip: Celebrate diversity at North Texas Pride Festival

The ninth annual North Texas Pride Festival brings the community together to celebrate pride in diversity. The fundraiser includes vendor booths, food and beverages, giveaways and entertainment for all ages, including a DJ, live bands and dancing. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available at The Saigling House at Haggard Park, 902 E. 16th St., Plano.

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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