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Find Your Holiday Events in Plano

Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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American Idol Auditions

Are you the next American Idol?
The American Idol audition bus is coming to Plano!

The 2018 season of American Idol had 13 North Texas singers who made it to the show with two Collin County contestants standing out among them – Harper Grace of McKinney and Ron Bultonguez from Plano.  Now American Idol is coming to Plano in search of the next singing sensation.

The nationwide search will kick off simultaneously on August 25 in Orlando and San Diego, eventually making its way to Plano’s McCall Plaza on September 3rd, continuing on to Houston on Sept 4 and Austin on Sept 6.

  • Early arrival is encouraged.
  • Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the first auditions at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Overnight camping will NOT be permitted.  Police and EMS will be onsite. 
  • All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. 
  • Pre-registration is encouraged.  To pre-register visit https://fmna.etribez.com/ag/fmna/ai2abc/welcomeOnsite.html or show off your talents via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Muical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.

McCall Plaza is located in Downtown Plano Historic Arts District.  The area’s authentic brick streets are lined with creative restaurants, specialty shops including quaint antique stores, art galleries, artist studios, and more. Visitors can see more than a dozen restored historic homes and other properties that are designated as historic landmarks, most of which are within walking distance of the downtown area.  Plano has lots to offer from various places of interest, exciting shopping areas and exceptional dining.  Visitors are encouraged to check out VisitPlano.com and into Plano’s outstanding hotels at https://hotels.visitplano.com/hotel/list/6875.

Photo courtesy of American Idol on abc.com

Event Details

Monday, September 3, 2018
Event Website
McCall Plaza
998 E 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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Cost: Free