Enjoy a festival, see an art exhibit, and more things to do in Plano


Here is a list of some current and upcoming events taking place in and around Plano over the next few weeks.

September 15: Listen to jazz under the stars

Jazz Under the Stars is at Haggard Park on the third Thursday of each month until October. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs as well as a picnic and drinks to enjoy during the show. 6-10 p.m. Free. 901 E. 15th St., Plano. www.visitplano.com/event/jazz-under-the-stars/2022-09-15/

From September 15 to 22: don’t miss the last week of an art exhibition

The Collin College Art Gallery hosts the annual Collin College Faculty of Art Exhibition, which features works by Collin College fine arts faculty. The exhibition opened on September 1 and features various media and styles. 9am-8pm (Mon-Thu), 9am-3pm (Fri-Sat). FREE ENTRANCE). Collin College Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Room A175, Plano. 972-881-5873. www.collin.edu/department/artsgallery/index.html

September 17: Celebrate Pride

The 11th Annual Come As You Are Festival at the Saigling House in Haggard Park includes sponsor and vendor booths; food; donation opportunities; and shows for all ages. The annual festival serves as a fundraiser supporting the vision of a central resource center for communities north of the highway. 635. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $13 (13 and over); $25 (VIP, 21 and over); free (12 and under). 902 E. 16th St., Plano. www.northtexaspride.com

September 18: Relive the Reputation Tour

This event features Taylor Swift hits performed as a tribute to Legacy Hall. Attendees can dine at any of nearly 20 restaurants, and an uncovered Souled Out Saturday DJ Night event will follow for those ages 21 and up. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10 to $300. 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano. www.eventbrite.com/e/taylor-swift-tribute-reputation-tickets-390522261597

September 22: Giving Back to North Texas Nonprofits

North Texas Giving Day is September 22, but the first giving opportunities began September 1. North Texas Giving Pay offers donors the opportunity to support the nonprofits of their choice. With over 3,000 organizations to choose from, givers can search for specific nonprofits, organizations in certain cities, or find nonprofits that match their passions on the North Texas Giving Day website. www.northtexasgivingday.org/giving-events/ntx22/home

September 22-25: Gaze skyward at a hot air balloon festival

The 41st Plano Balloon Festival and Run, presented by HEB and Central Market, includes live entertainment, a 5K run/walk, children’s activities, skydivers, food and hot air balloons. From a Plano Symphony Orchestra concert to nightly “Balloon Glow” events to fireworks shows, the weekend offers a variety of entertainment options. Free (kids 36 inches and under, and all military and first responders), $5 (3-12, 65+), $10 (adults). Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. 972-867-7566. www.planoballoonfest.org

October 15: Attend the Plano International Festival

This multicultural festival brings the sights, sounds and tastes of the world to Plano. Haggard Park hosts a day of food, fun and activities. A Wellness Lounge is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Dancing with the Symphony event is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free (entry). 901 E. 15th St., Plano. www.planointernationalfestival.org


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