Allen, Texas is a tight-knit community with a small-town feel, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening here. On the contrary; there’s always something going on. Annual concerts (many of which are free), and holiday celebrations are among the annual events in Allen, giving you even more reasons to visit. Before you plan your trip, read up on these annual events in Allen so you don’t miss out.

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It’s Great to Skate
Head to the Allen Community Ice Rink in late January or early February for this annual event. Ice skaters of all ages enjoy skate rentals, a lesson by professional instructors, and a 90-minute open skate session free of charge.
200 East Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75002


Collin County Home & Garden Show
As spring approaches, get helpful tips and discover the latest tools in gardening and home improvement at the home and garden show at the Allen Event Center.
200 East Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75002


NCWA National Wrestling Championship
The best collegiate wrestlers in the country vie for first place at this national wrestling championship in Allen. Held at the Allen Event Center Arena, the event is a great way to get a first look at the sport’s rising stars and future Olympians.
200 East Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75002

April – June

Concerts by the Creek
On the first Friday and every Saturday in spring and early summer, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm hosts free concerts by local bands and artists. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, stake out a prime location on the lush lawn, and take in the show under the stars.
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013


Allen Arts Festival
Admire a wide array of paintings, illustrations, glassworks, and other styles of art by local and regional artists during this annual event held the second weekend in May. Along with the art, the festival features live music and dance, art activities for children, and much more.
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013


Make Music Allen
Celebrate the longest day of the year, June 21, with tons of live music throughout Watters Creek. Listen to musicians from around the country perform at seven different locations. Along with the free concerts, Make Music Allen includes Mass Appeal, an event that brings musicians together to make music in large, single instrument groups.
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013

Market Street Allen USA Celebration
The Allen location of shopping hub Market Street hosts an Independence Day bash on the last Saturday in June with two stages of live music, a kids’ zone, sports zone, carnival food, and a bombastic fireworks finale.
701 Angel Parkway, Allen, TX 75002

June – July

Summer Sounds Concert Series
Listen to a range of musical genres from your spot on a blanket at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheater. The Monday-night concert series starts in late May and ends at the end of June.
1201 East Bethany Drive, Allen, TX 75002


PBR Presents – The Silvano Alves Challenge
Catch all the heart-pounding action served up at The Silvano Alves Challenge, a premier bull riding event featuring 40 of the world’s best riders. The competition supports Boots for Troops, an organization dedicated to uplifting the morale and mental well-being of deployed members of the military.
190 East Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75002


Oktoberfest at Watters Creek
Don your finest lederhosen and enjoy more than 20 Oktoberfest beers from local craft breweries, along with live music, vendors, and all sorts of other activities.
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013

Allen Bridal Show
Plan your perfect day at the Allen Bridal Show, featuring more than 100 wedding businesses, a fashion show, and amazing door prizes and giveaways.  
200 East Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75002


Holiday Carriage Rides at Watters Creek
Get in the holiday spirit with a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage at Watters Creek. See all the festive lights on this free ride that is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013

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