The City of Allen and Keep Allen Beautiful are hosting the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at City Hall from 8 am to 1 pm. Residents are invited to clean out their garages and bring donations, bulk, loose brush, recycling, and electronics to be donated or disposed of by local organizations and waste services. Every year this event eliminates over 100,000 lbs. of materials. Residents need to visit the donations area prior to visiting the bulk, electronics recycling, and paper shredding. Electronics recycling and paper shredding are only available for Allen residents with a copy of their water bill or driver’s license.
The Allen Arts Festival returns this year to Watter’s Creek on the second full weekend in May. The festival features an outstanding group of 90+ juried artists, local and regional, showcasing original art in different media categories. Live music and dance, children’s art activities, and much more is offered throughout the weekend of May 11th through the 13th.