This Season in Allen

Spring has sprung! We have the perfect picks to get you outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather in Allen this Spring season!

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April showers bring May flowers, but there’s still tons of fun to be had in Allen on rainy days! Grab the kiddos, your energy, and most importantly your appetite, for a full day of fun and adventure at PINSTACK! Your little daredevil will love to tiptoe across beams and ropes in PINSTACK’s high ropes course and rock-climbing wall or get the whole family involved for a friendly competition in a round of laser tag and bowling. Refuel on loads of cheese and your choice of toppings with their giant 36-inch pizza.

Or if you want to get outdoors but not worry about Spring weather, trade your bowling ball for a golf club at Topgolf’s climate-controlled hitting bays. Rain or shine, they’re ready to host your next outing with interactive golf games, a game hall arcade with new and retro games, gourmet shareables, and a full bar for the adults.  

Bonus Tip: Play and save big when you sign up for the Shop Allen, TX PlayPass to redeem special offers at PINSTACK and Topgolf! Thank us later. 

Picnic in the Park!

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Ah, finally a breath of fresh air! Now that the weather is warming up and the green leaves are returning grab a spot at Bethany Lakes Park next to one of the four ponds for a family outing. Pack your fishing pole and bait for catch- and- release fishing, run free with the ducks, or head to the hike and bike trails for an adventure. No matter what you choose, you’ll see why this park is a must! With over 70 miles of parks and trails in Allen, we’ve got wild and free fun and true tranquility for every age. Check out Connemara Nature Preserve, a 72-acre natural oasis that makes a picnic in the park a meal to remember. Venture out for a self-guided tour through the meadow, then surround yourself with a canopy of 80 to 90-year-old pecan trees at The Pecan Grove nestled amid the preserve.

Swing into Spring!

The Courses at Watters Creek

Spring means greener grass to tee off at Allen’s world-class golf courses. Clear your day to play tight fairways, challenging slopes, and beautiful greens at The Courses at Watters Creek.  Nine courses and 33 holes for any skill level, along with scenic views at every hole, make this course a fan favorite. Take a swing at the extensive 18-hole course, then stop at Grill33 for the highly requested Blackjack Burger! A ? pound burger smothered in Worcestershire grilled onions, two cheeses, and bacon!  

 

Perfect your swing at Allen’s very own Arnold Palmer course: Twin Creeks. Warm-up in one of their 25 hitting stations or driving range or fine-tune your short game on the large putting green, chipping green or practice bunker. All 18-holes of this 72-par course feature gently rolling fairways, large rippling greens, five lakes and two creeks for a breathtaking backdrop. No matter your skill level, you’ll see why this course was named one of the best daily fee golf courses in Texas by Golf Digest. 

Cheers to a New Season!

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The Village at Allen has no shortage of after-dark patios for you and the crew. Kelly’s at The Village has late-night hours and late-night snacks to satisfy any craving. On cooler spring nights, snag a seat by their outdoor firepit and order Kelly’s GIANT beer tower with a side of Fried Jalapeño Bottle Caps or the Brisket Chips, perfect for sharing. Get the party started on the weekends at Shakertins. Tap your foot along to the live music of a cover band while snacking on a Shakertins original- Queso-Dillas, filled with chicken, a 5-cheese blend, house made queso, beans and pico de gallo to top it off with a kick!

Shopping Season is in Full Bloom!

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The warmer weather calls for a stroll around any of Allen’s four outdoor shopping centers. More than just a shopping center, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm features an upscale atmosphere with boutiques, restaurants, and a play area that sits amongst The Village Green. I hope you packed light because a trip to Allen isn’t complete without stopping at one of our Watters Creek favorites - Birds and Words {a Home Boutique}. This store transforms by the season, and during Spring their shelves are flooded with handcrafted goodies like bright woven baskets, cheerful Spring signage and beautiful faux greenery from floor to ceiling. Snag a classic bunny table piece for Easter or an everlasting succulent to freshen up any room.

Bonus Tip: Stay the day or make a weekend out of your trip when you book your stay steps away at the resort-style Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen.

Spring Flings!

Allen Wine Walk

The Allen Food & Wine Walk Presented by Crest Exteriors is back May 1, at The Village at Allen. Bring your taste buds to life with a variety of delicious wines at 20 tasting locations and brush up on your kitchen skills with live culinary demonstrations. At just $15- $30 per ticket, you can’t beat the inclusions. Live music, outdoor market with local artisans, map to 20 tasting locations, and more! After a day full of fun, we know you’ll want to shop the amazing stores at The Village at Allen, so be sure to sign up for the Shop Allen, TX Playpass and take advantage of the retailers with savings that you can only redeem in the PlayPass!

This Spring returns some of Allen's most talked about and favorite events. Starting May 1 at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is Concerts by the Creek. After a day full of shopping at Watters Creek stores and boutiques, grab a blanket or lawn chair to set out on The Green and listen to the irresistible sounds of live music. Order a plate of Mi Cocina quesadillas to go, grab an ice coffee from Frogg Coffee Bar and Creperie, and enjoy a family picnic with a live concert alfresco, every Saturday. It's the perfect evening cap the entire family will love. Check out the concert schedule! 

The Allen Arts Festival is a true Allen experience, and luckily, it’s back this Mother’s Day weekend at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm! May 7-9 you can groove to the sounds of live music, snack on yummy eats from local food vendors from around the city and shop the eccentric art styles of over 60 local and regional artists. This is one of Allen’s biggest events that you don’t want to miss!