Election Day: State Constitutional Amendment and RISD Board of Trustee Election
Nov
5
7:00 AM07:00

Election Day: State Constitutional Amendment and RISD Board of Trustee Election

Election Day voting will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Richardson City Hall is NOT a voting location on Election Day. For more information, go to www.DallasCountyVotes.org or contact Dallas County Elections at 214-819-6389.

For more information, call the numbers or visit the websites listed below.

City of Richardson
972-744-4290
www.cor.net/elections

Dallas County
214-819-6389
www.DallasCountyVotes.org

Collin County
972-547-1990
www.collincountytx.gov/elections

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Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov
3
3:00 AM03:00

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time Ends. When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 3, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

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Oct
21
to Nov 1

Early Voting for State Constitutional Amendment and RISD Board of Trustee Election

Registered voters living in Dallas County may vote early at Richardson City Hall/Civic Center or at any of the other Dallas County early voting locations. Registered voters living in Collin County may vote early at Methodist Richardson Medical Center or at any of the other Collin County early voting locations.

For more information, call the numbers or visit the websites listed below.

City of Richardson
972-744-4290
www.cor.net/elections

Dallas County
214-819-6389
www.DallasCountyVotes.org

Collin County
972-547-1990
www.collincountytx.gov/elections

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Huffhines Art Trails
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Huffhines Art Trails

Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Festival Entrance and Parking are FREE!

This year, the 43rd Huffhines Art Trails, will showcase the creative work of more than 130 artists and craftsmen providing you an extraordinary shopping experience. With a vast selection to choose from, Huffhines Art Trails might be the perfect place to find those unique holiday gifts you’re always searching for. Huffhines Park provides the perfect backdrop for a fall festival – the beautiful colors, all day music from the Front Porch Stage or the new Backyard Stage, cold beverages in one of the Craft Beer Gardens, festival foods of all types and don’t forget about the spectacular art!

This year Huffhines will feature Pawtoberfest, on Saturday only, where you can enjoy dog-centric vendors, crafts and contests. Be sure to grab you dog and head out to the best “pawty” in town! More about Pawtoberfest can be found at www.cor.net/pawtoberfest.

Free Parking: On-site festival parking is located at 1500 Apollo Road handicapped parking is also located in this lot. Additional handicapped spaces are located in the south parking lot at Syracuse and St. Johns. The City of Richardson strives to make sure Huffhines Art Trails is an accessible event. Accommodation requests for person with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance of the festival by contacting the ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972-744-0908 or via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov.

More Information: http://huffhinesarttrails.com/index.html

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Pawtoberfest
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Pawtoberfest

It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about all things dogs, food, festival and fun!!! The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Pawtoberfest on October 19, at Huffhines Park, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Once again Pawtoberfest will be a "Special Feature" on Saturday only of the City’s longstanding Huffhines Art Trails. Pawtoberfest will still have all the same activities as in the past! Come join us for a day in the park with your pup and friends while sipping craft beer, enjoying delicious goodies from the food trucks, listening to live music, shopping from vendors and participating in other fun activities! Admission is free. Pawtoberfest Pawkages cost $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and presales will begin August 1.

https://www.cor.net/departments/parks-recreation/community-events/pawtoberfest

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League of Women Voters To Hold RISD Candidate Forum
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

League of Women Voters To Hold RISD Candidate Forum

  • L.V. Berkner High School Lecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The League of Women Voters of Richardson and the Richardson Council of PTAs will co-sponsor a forum for the Richardson ISD candidates of District 2. The forum, open to the public, will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at L.V. Berkner High School Lecture Hall, 1600 E. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson.
The District 2 candidates, in ballot order, are:
• Eron Linn
• Vanessa Pacheco
For the forum, questions from the audience can be submitted that night or in advance by sending them to voterservice@lwvrichardson.org. E-mailed questions will be given the same consideration as questions submitted at the event. The questions will be screened according to League of Women Voters of Texas Guidelines. Video of the forum will be available on the League’s website (www.lwvrichardson.org) soon after the forum.
For more information on the Nov. 5 election, visit the League of Women Voters of Richardson’s website at www.lwvrichardson.org.

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Fall All Members Meeting
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Fall All Members Meeting

  • First Presbyterian Church of Richardson (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are a member you are invited to join us at 271 N Walton St for our annual All Members Meeting. HTNA will provide the BBQ meats. All members can bring a side dish or dessert. It will be a great time to meet with neighbors and look at our upcoming goals for the next year and vote on the Board Members positions. We look forward to seeing you all there.

* If you need to check to see if you have paid for the year please email vicepresident@htna.org.

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50TH Cottonwood Art Festival
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

50TH Cottonwood Art Festival

Admission to Cottonwood Art Festival is FREE, however some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.

Cottonwood reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the Festival policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas.

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50TH Cottonwood Art Festival
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

50TH Cottonwood Art Festival

Admission to Cottonwood Art Festival is FREE, however some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.

Cottonwood reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the Festival policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas.

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National Night Out
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

National Night Out

Richardson Police Department officers, City officials, community leaders and special guest will join with citizens and give crime a going away party throughout Richardson. Residents who have registered their block parties will be visited and enjoy a night of fellowship, celebrating the police - community partnership through Neighborhood Watch programs.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Public Safety Expo

Join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9am - 1pm.
The Public Safety Expo is a free family friendly event for anyone interested in getting a closer look at police and fire operations as well as learning how to make their home and neighborhood safer. The Public Safety Expo provides an opportunity for an up close look at the various vehicles used by first responders and see demonstrations by some of our operational units. It also helps us to educate the public in a fun and interactive way.

-Police Department Vehicles
-Fire Department Vehicles
-Helicopter Visit
-K9 Demonstrations
-Bike Unit
-SWAT Display
-Face Painting, Bounce House
-Character visits from "Nat" the National Night Out Knight, McGruff the Crime Dog
-Food and refreshments for purchase
-Safety Information

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

"Popcorn with Police” Free Movie Night Sept. 12

“Popcorn with Police” Free Movie Night Sept. 12
The Richardson Police Department is hosting its annual “Popcorn with Police” event Thursday, Sept. 12 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Richardson. Tickets are $5 and include a $5 food voucher, a showing of the PG-rated movie, “Spy Kids” at 6:30 p.m. and a meet-and-greet with officers before the show at 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby. In addition, canned food donations will be collected for the Network of Community Ministries food pantry.

Tickets are available that night at the box office or by clicking here.

For more information, contact the RPD Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4955. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Richardson is located at 100 S. Central Expwy

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Labor Day
Sep
2
12:01 AM00:01

Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

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Texas Tax Free Weekend
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Texas Tax Free Weekend

The annual back-to-school Tax Free Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 9 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 11. In Texas, the 2019 event exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (priced under $100) from sales and use taxes. The holiday applies to items purchased from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

Some exclusions apply; go to www.TexasTaxHoliday.org for more information.

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4th Of July Parade
Jul
4
9:30 AM09:30

4th Of July Parade

Save the date for the annual 4th of July Parade!

Decorate your bike, wagon, or scooter in patriotic themes! We will have watermelon and games. Come out and visit with your neighbors in a good ole’ fashion 4th of July party!

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Happy Father's Day
Jun
16
12:01 AM00:01

Happy Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Most countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June.

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🕐 Rescheduled electronics recycling & paper shredding event ♻️
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

🕐 Rescheduled electronics recycling & paper shredding event ♻️

June 1st 9a.m - 1p.m. @ Richardson Square Mall

The electronics recycling and shredding event originally scheduled for April 13 has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richardson Square Mall, southeast corner of Plano Road at Belt Line Road. Drop off documents and electronic devices (cell phones, flat screen TVs and monitors, audio/video equipment, peripherals) or anything electronic related (EXCEPT old tube-style CRTs and TVs).

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May
28
to Jun 4

City Council Runoff Election

The City of Richardson will conduct a Runoff Election on June 8, 2019 for City Council Place 3 with the following names appearing on the ballot:

  • Janet DePuy

  • Dan Barrios

May 28 – May 31 (Tuesday – Friday) 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
June 1 (Saturday) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 2 (Sunday) 1-6 p.m.
June 3 and June 4 (Monday & Tuesday) 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

RICHARDSON CIVIC CENTER
411 W ARAPAHO RD
RICHARDSON 75080

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Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
May
17
to May 19

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

  • Galatyn Park Urban Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2019 Dates & Hours

Friday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Richardson Residential Discount Ticket             $12

Residents must present their current City of Richardson water bill, utility bill, phone bill or a valid driver’s license with a Richardson address at the following locations during business hours to purchase discounted tickets. Residents can purchase up to (6) tickets per household. Resident discount tickets are not available after 5:00 pm Friday, May 17.

  • Customer Service Department at City Hall – 411 W. Arapaho, Suite 101, ( Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm)

  • Gymnastics Center – 300 E. Arapaho Rd., (Mon – Thur 9am – 8pm, Fri 9am – 7pm, Sun Closed)

  • Huffhines Recreation Center – 200 N. Plano Rd. ( Mon – Fri 6am – 10pm, Sat 8am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm)

  • Heights Recreation Center – 711 W. Arapaho Rd. ( Mon – Fri 6am – 10pm, Sat 8am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm)

  • Senior Center – 820 W Arapaho Rd # 100. (Mon, Tue, Thur 8am – 9pm, Wed & Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 1pm – 5pm, Sun Closed)

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Mother's Day
May
12
12:00 AM00:00

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is on May 12, 2019.  It is always the second Sunday of May in the United States. The first Mother's Day was observed in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, and it was officially recognized with a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.

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Cinco de mayo
May
5
5:01 PM17:01

Cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

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Cottonwood Art Festival
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Cottonwood Art Festival

Admission

Admission to Cottonwood Art Festival is FREE, however some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.

Cottonwood reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the Festival policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas.

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Cottonwood Art Festival
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Cottonwood Art Festival

Admission

Admission to Cottonwood Art Festival is FREE, however some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.

Cottonwood reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the Festival policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas.

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COR Trash Bash 2019
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

COR Trash Bash 2019

City Hall After Party Will Take Place as Scheduled
FREE: The environmental expo inside the City Hall/Civic Center will take place as planned from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes exhibits, free recycling bags for Richardson residents and refreshments.

ALL OUT DOOR ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

https://www.cor.net/departments/health-department/health-news-events/trash-bash

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