2018 Downtown Plano Event Calendar

Plano Artfest // photo Tim Sporcic

If you haven’t stopped by the Downtown Plano Arts District in a while, this is the year to check it out. The Historic Downtown Plano Association (HDPA) has released its event schedule for 2018. Detailed information will be released prior to each event, but go ahead and mark your calendars now.

March 2

Chips 5th Annual Charity Poker Tournament
This Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament is the Historic Downtown Plano Association’s annual fundraising event. The evening includes raffle prizes, small bites and beverages, and a last-man-standing poker tournament.

CHIPS // photo Nicole Forzano

April-December, second Thursday of the month

Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk presented by Plano Magazine
Attendees get an early start to the weekend by sipping samples of selected wines at participating shops and businesses, while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts.

Art & Wine Walk // photo Jennifer Shertzer

April 27-28

Plano Artfest
Plano Artfest is a free community event that is built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection.
This annual event includes a week of community art programming that ends with a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

Plano Artfest // photo Hector Tellez

June 3

Night Out on 15th
Night Out on 15th Street is a community dining experience where  guests can eat a meal with friends as they are surrounded by the historic beauty of the arts district. The event features a 300-foot-long table down the middle of 15th Street, where arts district chefs prepare a culinary tasting paired with select beer, wine, and spirits.

Night Out on 15th // photo Jenice Johnson Williams

June-August, last Saturday of the month

Movies in the Park
From June through August, families head to Haggard Park in Downtown Plano on the last Saturday of every month to watch their favorite summer blockbusters. Costume contests and other themed activities take place before the movie begins, while snacks are also available for purchase.

Movies in the Park // photo Tim Sporcic

October 20-21

Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style event hosted by the Historic Downtown Plano Association that celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you and your friends dancing in the street. The event includes the finest beer, German-inspired cuisine, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a wiener dog fashion show, keg bowling, a kid’s zone and a VIP beer garden.

Steinfest // photo Emilee Prado

This list only includes events that are organized by the Historic Downtown Plano Association. Event dates are subject to change. Subscribe to Plano Magazine emails or follow Historic Downtown Plano Association to stay updated.

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