Things to do in Frisco, TX
As a new feature on MyDFWMommy, we are going to put the spotlight on the suburbs of our great Metroplex! We’ll take one city and break down all it has to offer!
For this installment, we will talk about things to do in Frisco, TX. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009 and is home to FC Dallas, the Texas Legends and the Frisco Roughriders! Here’s a summary of our must see places and activities that happen in this hip, family friendly town!
Arts In The Square~ This event usually takes place in the spring and features over 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Feast your eyes on incredible art, sit and relax by Simpson Plaza, listen to local musicians, watch ongoing performing arts and treat yourself to the food and spirits available at the variety of award-winning restaurants on site.
Frisco StrEATS Food Truck & Music Festival~ Enjoy music and awesome food truck grub during this annual spring event that takes place in downtown!
Frisco Freedom Fest~ This is your once-in-a-year chance to celebrate our nation’s birthday with fantastic food, great music and aaahhh-worthy fireworks! Plus, you can usually catch an FC Dallas game at the same time!
Trick or Treat at Frisco Fire Safety Town~ Every October, they invite all ghosts and goblins from tots-5th grade to join the annual Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating. This adorable village is decorated with fun and kid friendly Halloween tricks and the Safety Town residents pass out treats.
Christmas in the Square~ This huge event draws over than 665,000 visitors annually to enjoy the spectacular show. Holiday lights and music unlike anything you have ever seen here in Texas- they even use snow machines by Disney to create a “Winter Wonderland” on the sidewalks! Experience on Fridays and Saturdays in December.
Parks & Museums
Museum of the American Railroad~ Recently relocated from Dallas’ Fair Park, the Museum of the American Railroad displays its collection of over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock and historic structures- very popular with the little boys!
Central Park~ Cattle sculptures, waterfalls and native Texas landscaping offer a perfect setting for walking, picnics and biking in this beautiful native landscape.
Texas Sculpture Garden & International Art~ You’ll find the largest private collection of Texas sculptures on public display without a charge. Forty large-scale pieces, all owned by Craig Hall, are featured in the sculpture park with an additional 100 pieces of artwork presented in and around the Office Park.
Heritage Museum~ A living monument that collects, preserves and recreates the history of Frisco while showcasing the ageless artifacts and objects that hold many stories of life long ago in a western railroad town and some of the traditions that have endured over the years. The interactive museum featuring hands-on exhibits will allow visitors to understand how the early citizens of Frisco lived, worked, and played. A living village has been recreated with replicas of the Lebanon Baptist Church, a one room school house, a log cabin, the Smith Muse house, and the Frisco Train Depot.
Hope Park in Frisco Commons~ Imagine a playground built to suit the needs of all kids, at any age, with a focused consideration for children with special needs! Pack a picnic lunch and plan to stay the day because your kiddos won’t want to leave!
Unique Restaurants (found only in Frisco)
Platia Greek Kouzina~ If you like Mediterranean food, try this casual BYOB eatery for traditional Greek fare in a cozy space with authentic stone-&-brick-courtyard decor. Be sure to try the desserts!
MASH’D~ This is my favorite spot in Frisco with a very ecclectic menu- perfect for a date night. Try the Pot of Goat appetizer, and for sure, the Moonshine in whatever flavor you fancy!
5th Street Cafe~ This is a great local spot on downtown to have a weekend breakfast or brunch- think Bananas Foster French Toast!
NOLA Grill~ If you are in the mood for some Creole or Cajun food, the chef of NOLA Nick Totten, trained under Emeril Lagasse! Feast on Duck Gumbo and Fried Green Tomatoes before you try the New Orleans Bread Pudding- yum!
3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House~ You may know pitmaster Trace “The Rib Whisperer” Arnold from History Channel’s “Cross-Country Cookout” and even though he has fans in every corner of the nation, he settled down just a bit to create 3 Stacks Smoke & Taphouse. The namesake of the restaurant is attributed to the three large smokers that welcome you at the front door, each dedicated to a different selection of meat.