Small Business Week

April 30 – May 6, 2023

Taste of Wylie

Monday, May 1, 2023
11 am – 1 pm
Olde City Park, Historic Downtown Wylie
112 N. Ballard Avenue

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Benefitting Wylie Community Christian Care Center, Amazing Grace, Five Loaves, and Hope for the Cities

Sample a variety of foods from local restaurants and food trucks while supporting area food pantries. The new, improved layout means less time standing in line!

Ticket Prices:
$15 Adults
$10 Seniors 60+
$10 Educators Special – Show ID at Check-in
$10 Children 6-12
Free Children 5 and under

Social Media Rescue Panel

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
5 pm – 7 pm
Herman Marshall Tasting Room
121 N. Ballard Avenue

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Small business owners:  learn how to create engaging content your audience will love on your website and social media. Bring your questions as the majority of the event will be a panel with 3 local content creators.


Now until May 7
ALL of Wylie

Take a photo while you shop small businesses all around Wylie, post it to social media AND use the #iShopWylie and get a Wylie t-shirt!

Picnic on Ballard

Thursday, May 4, 2023
5 pm – 7 pm
Welcome Center at Brown House & Wylie Chamber of Commerce
N. Ballard Avenue


Meet us on the Lawn between The Welcome Center at Brown House and the Wylie Chamber of Commerce for an ‘Old-Fashioned Family Picnic’. Bring a picnic from home or stop in at one of our small business restaurants for take out and join us for live music, lawn games, and fun for the whole family on North Ballard. Select food items will be available for purchase on site including adult picnic boxes for $8 and children’s picnic boxes for $6. We hope to see you and your family there! No tickets required.

BYOB — Bring Your Own Blanket
BYOP — Bring (or Buy) Your Own Picnic

Wylie Chamber of Commerce will host an Open House during this event. Learn more about the programs they offer to help our businesses grow and thrive. 

The Welcome Center at Brown House will provide tours of the Historic home. Come discover the rich history it holds.

This event is cohosted by the Wylie Chamber of Commerce, Wylie Economic Development Corporation, and The Welcome Center at Brown House.

Cinco de Mayo

May 5
ALL of Wylie

Find the best specials and deals on tacos, margaritas and more to celebrate this fun day in style, city-wide!


Bourbon & Bridles

Saturday, May 6, 2023
4 pm – 6:30 pm
Herman Marshall
121 N. Ballard Avenue

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Enjoy a Kentucky Derby-themed evening with silent auction to benefit the horses and riders at Texas Therapeutic Riding Center. 21+ Event.

Pedal Car Race

Sunday, May 7, 2023
Historic Downtown Wylie
112 North Ballard Avenue
Wylie, Texas 75098

Children Ages 2-5
$15 Entry Fee; register in advance
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This is a rain-or-shine event.

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Ages 2-3, Check-in 1 p.m.; Race Start Time 2 p.m.
Ages 4-5, Check-in 2 p.m.; Race Start Time 3 p.m.

More than 200 children select a unique car of their choice that has been provided and decorated by local merchants and race 500 inches down Ballard Avenue in heats of seven. Winners receive trophies in two age brackets. The $15 entry fee includes a T-shirt, and proceeds benefit area Special Olympics and historic downtown Wylie beautification.