Posted on April 21, 2016

5 Festivals in DFW to Kickstart Your Summer


As the weather gets warmer and the sun decides to finally make its debut appearance, festivals are popping up left and right across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Ranging from food to music to art, there is bound to be a festival out there for every personality. Put on your favorite sunnies and shades, grab your keys and get on the road to kickstart your summer with five of our most anticipated festivals across town.

Grand Prairie Main Street Fest

Kicking off our list is a festival full of  a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, an arts & crafts area, business expo, Xpogo stunt shows, four entertainment stages, food and beer gardens, a kid’s zone and plenty of fun for all. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 22-Sunday, April 24. With the festival having FREE parking AND admission, there’s no reason for you not to attend.

Check out Grand Prairie Main Street Fest here.

Art in the Square

Our next interest is the art festival that is being held in the Southlake Town Square, scheduled for Friday, April 22- Sunday, April 24. The Southlake Women’s Club charity fundraiser is featuring a show of more than 150 artists and entertainment on two stages. There will be plenty to eat and drink to fulfill your foodie needs. A kids’ corner will offer face painting, sugar art, oil coloring and more. (Kids only? We’ll see about that.) There will also be a section for teens and tweens, which has bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and more. Festival entry is free!

Check out Art in the Square here.


Held on Fort Worth’s Trinity River, Mayfest is one of the most anticipated family festivals of the summer. With fun and games galore, there is something from everyone. Featuring many musical stages with so many talented acts, Mayfest is sure to please! This year, it is scheduled for April 28-May 1. Unfortunately, this festival is not free (sad face), but it is definitely affordable and TOTALLY worth it.

Check out Mayfest here.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

This one is right at home for you fellow Denton-ites. The FREE event is held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park. The event features seven stages of continuous music, arts & crafts, food and games for the kiddos. The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is even featuring our own UNT One O’Clock Lab Band on April 29, at 7 p.m. The entire festival is scheduled for Friday, April 29 thrpugh Sunday, May 1. Make sure to check it out and support our talented city!

Check out Denton Arts and Jazz Festival here.

Fort Worth Taco Fest

Okay, show of hands—how addicted to tacos are you? (Don’t kid yourself, you know you are.) The Fort Worth Taco Festival is a celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Mexican Culture and the Latin influence on Fort Worth. This May, Taco Fest will feature grub from dozens of area restaurants and food trucks in a celebrity-judged competition, in addition to live music, theatrical performances, vendors, mariachis and who could forget the beer and margaritas galore? As the most expensive festival on our list, tickets start at $25 when you purchase them online before April 21.

Check out Fort Worth Taco Fest here.

Photo by: Sarah Schreiner

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