Unique North Texas events this weekend: April 7-9

Spotlighting some of the best events in Collin County, Denton County and beyond for this coming weekend.

Downtown Denton Putt-Putt Extravaganza

Practice your short game at this free nine-hole mini-golf tournament in downtown Denton. Grab a scorecard from East Side Denton and complete the course in any order you please as you enjoy food and drinks from local venues like Dan’s Silverleaf, Austin St. Truck Stop, Denton County Brewing Company and more. The Putt-Putt Extravaganza will provide putters and golf balls to the players at the event, which runs from noon to 4:00 p.m. on April 8. Head to East Side Denton’s Facebook page for more information.

The Little India Fair – Parker

Billed as the “USA’s first ever Indian flea market,” The Little India Fair promises an authentic experience filled with a variety of vendors, music, food and more. The fair, held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Southfork Ranch on April 9, includes handcrafted goods from local artists and crafters, Indian Premier League cricket screenings and food stalls selling classic Indian favorites. There will also be an Easter egg hunt, a pet fashion show and other fun activities for families, like children’s games and a kids’ zone. Admission for the fair starts at $12.99 before fees for adults and is free for children under 10. Visit https://littleindiafair.com/ for more information.

Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness – McKinney

Find inner peace through mindfulness, meditation and yoga at this festival and market at the McKinney Flour Mill on April 7 and 8. The festival includes lessons and demonstrations from different dance and yoga instructors, panels by holistic speakers, live world music and a vendor market and clothing swap. There will also be a hippie-themed Easter egg hunt from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days of the festival, where attendees can dress in their best 60s hippie outfits and hunt for eggs filled with crystals, candy and other surprises. Tickets for the festival are free for those who pre-register on Eventbrite or $5 at the door. The festival runs from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Visit https://www.holisticfestivaloflife.com/ to learn more.

Carrollton Critters Celebration

The Carrollton Critters are turning a year old on April 8, and the city plans to celebrate in style with cupcakes and a scavenger hunt. The bronze critters, designed by graphic designer and University of Texas at Dallas student Sanjana Gagrani, come with fun names like Webb the Frog, Jimmy the Fish, Carter the Chameleon and Crosby the bee. The city spread the statues up and down the downtown area, and it’s up to attendees of their monthly Saturday on the Square from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 8 to track them down for a selfie. Visit the City of Carrollton website for more information as well as a list of clues for the scavenger hunt.

Dallas Spring Arts Festival

In celebration of Dallas Art Month, Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory host this free festival at Klyde Warren Park from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 8. The festival features different cultural dance, song, storytelling and poetry performances from local North Texas artists. Artist and activist Jin-Ya Huang headlines the festival with her collaborative work, The Wishing Tree, which collects the dreams and aspirations of hundreds upon hundreds of local residents. Head to https://www.brucewooddance.org/current-performances to find out more about the festival, including the full slate of exciting performances.

DFW Easter Egg Hunts – Various

Hop to any number of different egg hunts around the DFW area this weekend. From egg dives to eggstravaganzas, check out some of the unique egg hunts around the area in the Collin-Denton Spotlighter’s recent story here.


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