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Bored This Summer?

Here are some fun events to keep you entertained

Story by Cat Wright | Editor-in-Chief


School’s out which means you have about two months of free time. So what are you going to do with it? Here are some ideas to make the most of your summer.

With McKinney being so close to Dallas, it is pretty easy to travel to and enjoy time in the city. Dallas has many events this summer from movie viewings to art festivals and more.

“When I go to Dallas, I usually go to concerts or shopping, or out to eat,” freshman Hannah-May Carpenter said.

With many restaurants of all different kinds, if you are a foodie, than there is definitely a place for you in Dallas.

“My all-time favorite restaurant in Dallas would be North Italia because the food is really good and I like the overall environment of the restaurant,” Carpenter said.

If you are a fan of the “Star Wars” movies, be sure to check out the viewing of the “Star Wars Trilogy” at the Majestic Theater in Dallas. “A New Hope” screening is on Aug. 4, with “The Empire Strikes Back” a week and a half later on Aug. 15, followed by “Return of the Jedi” on Aug. 18.

“Watching movies that are so classic, in that kind of a setting, is always going to be an experience. I mean, it’s a pop culture phenomenon,” senior Abigail Puhala said.

If you aren’t a fan of the “Star Wars” movies, don’t worry. The Angelika is having a 90’s Rewind Movie Series running from June 3 to mid December, playing classics like “Thelma and Louise” and “Scream”. Tickets start at $12 and all movies start at 7p.m.

If you have younger siblings, sometimes it can be hard to find things to do as a family that are fun for everyone. However, Dallas has many fun things that the whole family can enjoy.

The North Dallas Toy Show would be something all children, even those who are still children at heart, can enjoy. There will be many vintage toys and collectibles from over 90 vendors so if you want to add to your collection, be sure to check it out anytime from June 1-December 7.

Want to find a way to incorporate your fur babies too? Take your dog to the ballgame at Bark in the Park on June 13 at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark. The Frisco Rough-Riders play against the Midland Rockhounds at 6 p.m. and tickets can be bought online for $10 each. But if you are planning on bringing your pup, make sure to purchase tickets in the Grassy Berm area.

If Dallas isn’t your scene and you just want to stay local this summer, check out Abigail Puhala’s story on things to do in McKinney linked down below.

If none of these activities sound fun to you, then there is always the option of staying home, sleeping, and getting in all the rest you need before going back to class. Whatever your plan is, be sure to have fun and enjoy the summer while you can.

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