Collin College will hold its second-ever SpringFest on Thursday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The festival features performances, activity tables, food trucks and “Collin’s Got Talent,” a new event designed to showcase Collin students’ unique talents.  

There is no cost for admission and the event is open to the public.

Collin’s Got Talent will feature a variety of acts performed by students, including talents that go beyond singing and dancing. Six finalists will compete for two scholarships of $1,250 and $1,000. The show is planned from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the John Anthony Theatre, inside the main Spring Creek Campus building.

“I am definitely looking forward to the talent show,” Co-organizer Deidra Carpenter said. “The excitement we are getting from the students and staff has ignited my own excitement.”

SpringFest will also have activities for people looking for something a little more hands-on. Student organization tables providing painting, ceramics, sculpture and other activities will fill the campus commons, making for a more interactive experience.

Organizers have recruited food trucks, including Easy Sliders, Parrot Ice, Cajun Tailgaters and Bombay Chopstix, to sell their culinary creations throughout the event. Vegan and gluten-free options will also be available.

SpringFest will even have activities for people who just want to sit back and enjoy some tunes. Entertainment will be provided by college performing arts students and a local band comprised of Collin College faculty members among others.


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Plano, Allen and Rockwall. For more information, visit