Best of Plano ‘Culture & Entertainment’ 2024 Winners

The Best of Plano Magazine nominees were chosen by Plano Magazine staff and contributors. These nominees were voted on by the public at to determine the winner (nominee with the highest number of votes) for each category.

Here are your Best of Plano Magazine 2024 Culture & Entertainment winners. 

Best Theater Company
North Texas Performing Arts

Rover Dramawerks (2nd)
Cox Playhouse (3rd)

Best Place to Hear Live Music
Love and War in Texas

The Box Garden at Legacy (2nd)
Urban Rio (On The Rocks) (3rd)

Best Way to Get Artsy
Plano Metropolitan Ballet

ArtCentre of Plano (2nd)

Plano Symphony Orchestra (TIE- 3rd)

Painting with a Twist (TIE- 3rd)

Best Event/Festival in the Past Year
Dickens in Downtown Plano

Plano Balloon Festival (2nd)
Texas Forever Fest (3rd)

Best Event Venue
Courtyard Theater

Heritage Farmstead Museum (2nd)
Rooftop Event Spot (3rd)

The Best Way to Get Your Heart Rate Up
Assassination City Roller Derby

Go Ape Treetop Adventures (2nd)
The Texas Pool (3rd)

Best Outing on a Budget
Thunderbird Roller Rink

Historic Downtown Plano (2nd)
Plano City Parks (3rd)

Best Place to Explore Plano’s Past
Historic Downtown Plano

Heritage Farmstead Museum (2nd)
Interurban Railway Museum (3rd)

Best Place to Take Kids on a Rainy Day
Thunderbird Roller Rink

Cinemark West Plano XD and ScreenX (2nd)
Crayola Experience (3rd)

Best Bowling Alley
Plano Super Bowl

Pinstack (2nd)
Main Event Entertainment (3rd)

Best Museum
Heritage Farmstead Museum

Interurban Railway Museum (2nd)
Plano’s African American Museum (3rd)

The Best of Plano nominees were chosen by Plano Magazine staff and readers. Nominees cannot pay to be nominated or to win. Readers had the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite businesses. If you would like to nominate a local Plano business for Best Of 2024, email