Free Activities Galore and DARTable

Not sure how you’re going to entertain the kids this weekend? Take advantage of one (or more) of these free activities the whole family can enjoy!

Irving Concert Series: Mysterious Ways (U2 tribute band) at Whistlestop Plaza
May 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Annual concert series showcasing live music performances from a variety of genres, with great musicians from across the state. Admission is free, but seating is not provided, so be sure and bring a blanket and/or lawn chair. Food and dessert vendors will be onsite. Take the TRE to Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station.

Target First Saturdays at Nasher Sculpture Center
May 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This fun freebie offers a chance to enjoy art activities and explore the Nasher Sculpture Center’s peaceful garden. Take DART Blue, Green, Orange or Red Line to St. Paul Station.

Adventure Asia: Happy Heritage at Crow Collection of Asian Art
May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The month of May was declared Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992. In honor of this celebration of heritage, enjoy a day filled with performances and activities inspired by the diverse cultures of Asia. Take DART Blue, Green, Orange or Red Line to St. Paul Station.

Plano AsiaFest 2016
May 7, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrating its 13th anniversary, this festival will showcase the cultuCinco de mayores of Asia with numerous demonstrations, performances and vendors, including Asian languages, medicine, music, fashion, martial arts, food and more. Take DART Red Line to Downtown Plano Station.

Garland Cinco de Mayo
May 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Held in Garland’s historic downtown, this event includes a variety of vendors, free kids’ activities, food, performances by local schools and artists, plus folklorico and mariachi performances. Take DART Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station.

Grand Opening, Farmers Branch Market
May 7, 8 a.m. to noon
After an absence of about 15 years, the all-new Farmers Branch Market, in The Grove at Mustang Crossing returns with a grand opening ceremony that features fresh produce and specialty foods, as well as arts and crafts, a complimentary gift for the first 1,000 visitors, live entertainment, a mimosa bar and Dough Boy donuts for the first 300 people. Kids’ activities include a bounce house, fence art and more. Take DART Green Line to DART Farmers Branch Station.

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