DFW Summer Bucket List 2023

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DFW Summer Bucket List 2023

These warmer months without the daily routine of school can be the perfect time to fly somewhere new or road trip across state lines, but it can also be the perfect time to explore local hot spots around your community. Check out the DFW Summer Bucket List to make 2023 the best summer yet—all near Celina, TX.

Historic Downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney has so many things to do and see. Art camps, day camps, pottery and watercolor classes, boot camps, open-mic comedy, a butterfly house and garden, special presentations from artists and writers, and Hatha yoga classes are just a few reasons this unique square stands out.

You can take downtown tours, including a food walk and black history walking tour, or visit cultural sites like the Collin County History Museum, Fire History Museum, McKinney Art Studio and Art House, Chestnut Square Historic Village, and the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Parking is free, and you can ride the McKinney DASH or Arts in Bloom shuttles to get around hassle-free. Go for special events on Father’s Day June 18, a Juneteenth celebration on June 17, and a two-day July Fourth celebration on July 3 and July 4!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take a trip to Globe Life Field in Arlington for a unique experience cheering on the Texas Rangers! Not only can you watch a baseball game, you can also take a ballpark, premium, or pre-game tour with a Hall of Famer, have a birthday party, or have your own batting cage experience. Everything you need is in one place—food, drinks, baseball, and fun. Go for a special Family Field Day from 10 am to 2 pm on July 29, or try one of the other special events. Attend a special themed night, like Indiana Jones night, when you’ll get a free Indiana Jones bobblehead doll.

Grandscape Adventure

Experience the Most Innovative Center in the World at Grandscape in The Colony! One visit may not be enough to check this one off your list (SCHEELS probably needs a day for itself!). Peruse the 433-acre retail and entertainment development to visit the Nebraska Furniture Mart, 26 restaurants, and a brewery. Have lunch at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub, named one of the top 10 Open Table restaurants in the DFW area, and complete the day by enjoying a drink at the Red Phone Booth Speakeasy.

Experience Living Color

Watch color come to life at the Crayola Experience in Plano. Delight each of your senses with the sights, sounds, textures, and tastes at the color playground, Colossal Crayola Caddy, Adventure Lab, interactive dance studio, and Be a Star photo booth.

You can get up close and personal with the Crayola-making process at the Factory Show, make your own artistic masterpiece, and even immerse your senses on Sensory Sundays! The possibilities are endless in this space for creativity.

Be Near the Action at The Parks at Wilson Creek

Check off your bucket list items when you live at The Parks at Wilson Creek in Celina. Our residents are close to the big-city action but enjoy the peaceful small-town life. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our news and events. We can’t wait to welcome you home!