Unique North Texas events this weekend: May 6-7

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

FrisCON – Frisco

May 6 is Free Comic Book Day, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a comic convention experience right here in Frisco. The Frisco Public Library hosts FrisCON from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, featuring many famous comic convention hallmarks. There will be a special guest voice actors panel and autograph opportunity with voice artists from a number of popular anime shows, a story reading with #1 New York Times bestselling author Brian Selznick and an artist alley that gives attendees a chance to buy artwork from a variety of talented local artists. Trivia games, a Super Smash Bros Tournament and the requisite free comic book giveaway highlight some of the other fun activities at FrisCON as well. For more information about the convention, including guidelines on wearing family-friendly cosplay in addition to a look at the attending accomplished voice actors, check out https://friscolibrary.com/friscon/.

11th Annual StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival – Frisco

Billed as “Texas’ longest-running food truck festival,” StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival features 14 food and entertainment trucks dishing out delicious bites like lobster rolls, Naples-style pizza, Fletcher’s Corny Dogs and much more. Food trucks aren’t all this festival is serving up, though, as StrEATS includes 37 other vendors and a full slate of musical performances too. The free-to-attend festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 6, with a complete list of attending trucks, vendors and performers available through the Frisco Rail District Merchants website.

Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight – The Colony

Float on down to Prestwick Elementary in The Colony for the eighth edition of this free festival celebrating all forms of flying. From kite and birding demonstrations to paper airplane making and a selection of festival activities like crafts, rides and food trucks, this event should be fun for the whole family. The Festival of Flight swoops through from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 6. Fly over to The Colony Parks and Recreation website for additional details.

19th Annual Plano AsiaFest

Celebrate Asian culture at Haggard Park from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 6. This free, family-friendly event features opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of experiences from different Asian cultures including unique music and dance demonstrations by Japanese and Korean percussionists, lion dancers and more. There will also be a fashion show, martial arts demonstrations, kids’ activities and opportunities to learn about Asian languages and medicine. Additionally, attendees will be able to peruse different cultural vendors, including food vendors offering an expansive range of regional flavors. Visit https://www.asianamericanheritage.org/asiafest.asp for more information about all the activities at AsiaFest.

Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race

It’s a great day for racing in Wylie on May 7 for the city’s 19th Annual Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race. Children ages 2-5 can select a pedal car of their choice and hop behind the wheel to race 500 inches down Ballard Avenue. The event divides the racers into two age groups, with 2 and 3-year-old racers checking in at 1:00 p.m. and 4 to 5-year-old racers checking in at 2:00 p.m. to compete the following hour in heats of seven. The champion racers will then receive trophies. Entry costs $15 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds from the race will benefit historic downtown Wylie beautification efforts and local Special Olympic programs. Roll to the city of Wylie website to learn more.


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