Celebrate with a bang in Plano, TX this 4th of July holiday weekend with best-of restaurants, fun patriotic events, great hotel deals, and so much more! We’ve already got your red, white, and blue weekend itinerary planned, you just need to get here.
Where to stay
Plano has an incredible selection of more than 55 hotels, from family-friendly and affordable to modern luxury. Check out these summer hotel deals! Save money on your hotel room and have more money to spend on dining, shopping, and fun experiences.
View the complete list of hotels in Plano here.
4th of July events
PLANO’S ALL AMERICAN 4TH
Join us for Plano’s All American 4th at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve’s Red Tail Pavilion starting at 6pm on Monday, July 4. Parking is available at Collin College, Plano Event Center, and First United Methodist Church. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Enjoy a vendor market, static parade floats, and a free kids’ zone. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK. Follow @planoarts on Facebook and Instagram for the most current updates. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Please leave pets at home.
PLANO COMMUNITY BAND PATRIOTIC CONCERT
On Sunday, July 3 in Haggard Park at 7 p.m., the Plano Community Band will put on a FREE patriotic concert! Bring a picnic, some patriotic spirit, and listen to the sounds of America.
Independence Day Pool Party
Celebrate America’s birthday with a party at the Texas Pool. Enjoy food, traditional pool games and legendary fun in the sun! Admission is $10 per person. Veterans and active-duty military get in FREE with an ID. Texas Pool members get in FREE with no wait.
Red, White, Blues & Brews
Get ready to party in the USA on Monday, July 4th from 6pm-9pm at The Shops at Legacy North. This is a patriotic party you don’t want to miss!
Event Details & Happenings:
– Live Blues Band
– Beer Specials on Tap
– Face Painters
– Stilt Walkers
– Balloon Art
– Pop-Up Shop Specials
– AND Much, Much More!
What to do
Some of Plano’s walkable entertainment districts include the Downtown Plano Arts District, Legacy West, and The Shops at Legacy.
Legacy West is known as a “city within a city”; it is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to hang. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail and restaurants.
The Shops at Legacy features an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings and more retail. The development is also home to the Angelika Film Center & Café, a stylish five-screen boutique cinema devoted to independent specialty film, as well as some of the area’s best restaurants.
Not to be missed is the Downtown Plano Arts District, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America by Livability.com, offering a charming setting for a simple stroll, a unique dining experience, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment at McCall Plaza.
For a complete list of Plano attractions and activities, click here.
Where to eat
With over 1000 restaurants, from breweries to barbecue and everything in between, Plano is for serious foodies.
Try it all at Legacy Hall! In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to old fashioned hamburgers and duck fat fried chicken. There is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.
The Boardwalk has the same energetic but simultaneously relaxing feel that everybody knows and loves when it comes to boardwalks. The Boardwalk at Granite Park offers various restaurants with relaxing patio dining spots, a live entertainment stage, an outside kid’s play area, and is a great place to stroll, dine, and unwind. Be sure to grab a beer from Union Bear’s in-house brewery and relax on the patio!
At both Legacy West and The Shops at Legacy you’ll enjoy meals and drinks all day at the many popular restaurants like: Bulla Gastrobar, CRU Food & Wine Bar, Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Ebb & Flow, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Half Shells Seafood Grill, Haywire, Main Street Bakery, Mesero, Mexican Sugar, North Italia, Prim & Proper, RA Sushi, Shakertins, Tommy Bahama, True Food Kitchen, Haywire, KAI, Taverna, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Toulouse, and Fogo de Chao.
The Downtown Plano Arts District also offers amazing one-of-a-kind restaurants. From Austrian and Italian to buffalo burgers and Texas barbecue, there’s a little something for everyone. Check out all the unique finds here.