Spring into Outdoor Events in Allen!
As we enjoy the Spring weather in Texas and inch closer to Summer, we’re sharing some fun events that are worth getting outside for! From live music to annual food and arts festivals, you’ll want to mark your calendars and pack your bags for these popular outdoor Spring events in Allen!
Art in the Meadow
Connemara Nature Preserve
April 24, 2021 @ 10am - 3pm
Celebrate Earth Day at Allen’s natural oasis; Connemara Nature Preserve. Take a short on the trail leading up to 72 acres of serene beauty where they are hosting Art in The Meadow. This free event features over 20 bold art pieces on display from the Allen High School visual art students in the Upper Meadow where you can awe over the talents of young artists. Bring a lawn chair and a beverage to sit and listen to the live musical groups including McMillen HS Orchestra and Clark HS Choir or wander the wide-open meadow to explore the freshly bloomed wildflowers, surrounded by some of Mother Nature’s best creations.
Concerts by the Creek
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
Every Saturday, May 1 - June 19, 2021
Whether it’s date night or a family outing, the summer series Concerts by the Creek sure knows how to bring out the joy of Spring and summer. Grab your blanket, a lawn chair, and even dinner from one of the Watters Creek restaurants, and find a spot on The Village Green to listen to live sounds of local bands. Dance the evening away to Pop, Soul and Midtown hits, or Rockin’ Texas Country jams by Good ‘N Gone.
If you miss opening night on May 1, don’t worry! You can let your hair down at this free alfresco event every Saturday through June 19 (weather permitting.) The kids will love the treehouse playground on The Green, and adults can relax with an iced coffee or a glass of vino on the patio at Frogg Coffee Bar and Creperie or a Margarita to go from Fish City Grill!
For the complete schedule and details, check out the Watters Creek website!
Allen Food & Wine Walk
The Village at Allen
May 1, 2021 @ 12pm - 5pm
Calling all foodies and wine connoisseurs, the Allen Food Wine Walk is back this Spring! Soak up the sun with friends and family on May 1 at The Village at Allen and indulge in over 50 different wines from all over the world. Take in the sounds of live music and look for that must-have item from one of our local artisans and vendors. You don’t want to miss this event.
Savor the flavors of popular Allen restaurants like Bliss Cupcakes and Confections and enjoy several culinary and mixology demonstrations. When you embark on your wine journey for just $30, you’ll receive a map to explore the 20 different tasting locations, a 3-hour event window of your choosing with a unique starting location, and a signature wine taster to keep.
Turn this event into an overnight stay just steps away. Drink all the wine, shop all the things, then head over to the Courtyard by Marriott at Allen Event Center to relax and top off your weekend. The large outdoor fireplace makes for the perfect setting to end a day with friends or take the kids out for an evening plunge in their indoor pool. Book a special rate for this event with the Courtyard’s Wine Walk package that includes a discounted nightly stay and breakfast for two!
Be sure to sign up for the Shop Allen, TX PlayPass to redeem special savings at participating restaurants and retailers located at The Village at Allen.
Allen Arts Festival
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
May 7-9, 2021
Back for another year, Allen Arts Alliance is hosting the annual Allen Arts Festival at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. This event is a favorite from locals and visitors alike, bringing together art lovers to enjoy eccentric styles of local artists indulging in many divergent mediums. From sculptures to paintings and even music, this event is for festival-holics and art lovers.
Stroll the different booths around the shopping center while you take in the live sounds of music by The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to dine at any one of Watters Creek’s excellent restaurants or shop until you drop at their stores and boutiques. You’re bound to go home with more than just your new favorite art piece.
Top off Mother’s Day weekend in addition to the arts festival, with a weekend stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen. The luxe-style hotel further compliments the resort-style shopping at Watters Creek just steps away. Enjoy the pool and cabanas where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a margarita from Texas Canyon Bar & Grill. Or, wake up to a room service breakfast before you head out for the last day of shopping and entertainment around Allen.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events this season!