Every year, Texans gather to celebrate the Plano Music & Arts Festival – and with good reason. There’s more than just good music and food to be enjoyed. Here are all the details so you can make the most of the 2021 festival.
When to Go
This year, the festival falls on the weekend of April 17. The schedule is packed with things to do from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Be sure to get there on time so you can enjoy it all!
McKinney’s Myers Park and Event Center is hosting the event this year, lending 8 of its 158 acres to this sprawling festival. Be sure to bring whatever you’ll need to be comfortable at an outdoor event, including layered clothing. The festival will also feature misting fans to keep everyone cool and comfortable.
A weekend pass only costs $10. This will get you access to all the concerts and attractions, including the classic car show. You’ll also be eligible to enter contests and win prizes. And parking, by the way, is free!
If you’re interested in the festival, then no doubt, you want to hear some good music – which is exactly what you’ll get. Enjoy the concerts scheduled throughout the weekend with headliners that include Curtis Grimes, the Wilson Brothers Band, Mike Zeto, and Stone Senate. And don’t forget to enter the guitar giveaways – you could leave the festival with your own Fender Stratocaster or acoustic guitar!
This festival is not just about the music. It is jam-packed with other fun things to see and do. Enjoy the car show, a vintage antique market, the Frisbee Flying Dogs demonstration, magic shows, and comedian performances. There are all kinds of contests for kids and adults that include fishing tournaments, putting competitions, and the U.S. Marine Corps Pull-Up and Push-Up Contest (for the extra brave folks out there).
Bring your appetite, because you’ll want to try everything in the Taste of Texas Food Garden. Sweet tea, corn on the cob, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and of course, Texas barbecue are all on the menu. There’s also a wine and cheese garden and a farm fresh market featuring locally made salsas, pickles, sauces, jerky, and preserves.
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