Spring Festivals in DFW

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
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With Spring in full swing, Dallas-Fort Worth has plenty of festivals to keep you busy.

USA Film Festival

When: April 17-26

What: Two dozen programs will be presented at the 54th Annual USA Film Festival. Expect tributes to the greats, like Martin Sheen and Billy Dee Williams.

Where: Angelika Film Center in Dallas, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln., #230

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival

When: April 18-21

What: Hundreds of visual artists, local food, craft beer, and live music from the likes of Shinyribs and Taylor Pace.

Where: 18 square blocks through downtown Fort Worth.

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

When: April 19-21

What: Listen to live music while enjoying great food among the bluebonnets in the festival dedicated to the state’s flower.

Where: Downtown Ennis – visit the Ennis Welcome Center for details: 201 NW Main.

Spring Japanese Festival

When: April 20-21

What: Performances by Taiko drumming group, the Dallas Sumo Club, and more, celebrating the Japanese Gardens during the annual Japanese Spring Festival, according to CultureMap Dallas.

Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Thin Line Fest

When: April 24-28

What: Think Line Fest, or TL Fest for short, is a festival of film and music and Texas’s oldest documentary film festival.

Where: City-wide, Denton.

Dallas International Film Festival

When: April 25-May 2

What: Over 100 films will be screened at the 18th annual festival.

Where: Violet Crown Dallas, 3699 McKinney Ave.

Southlake Women’s Club presents Art in the Square

When: April 26-28

What: The artwork of 150 artists, along with pieces from Northeast Tarrant County students, will be displayed at the 24th Art in the Square, a top-ranked, juried art festival. Alongside the art, expect food, music, drinks, and activities for little ones.

Where: Southlake Town Square, 285 Grand Ave.

City of Grand Prairie presents Main Street Fest

When: April 26-28

What: The Main Street Fest features arts and crafts, food and drinks, carnival rides, and live music from Mark Chesnutt, Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, and others.

Where: 200 W. Main St.

Festival of Joy

When: April 27

What: Celebrate Indian culture with bright colors, live music, dance, and vegetarian cuisine at the Festival of Joy.

Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas.

Frisco Uncorked

When: April 27

What: Besides plenty of wine selections, expect local restaurants, shopping, a craft beer garden, and more.

Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s Hops and Props

When: April 27

What: Local craft beer tasting, food, live music, and more.

Where: Fort Worth Aviation Museum, 3300 Ross Ave.


When: May 2-5

What: A family-friendly festival with carnival rides, performing arts, live music, food, and dozens of gift market vendors.

Where: Trinity Park in Fort Worth, 2401 University Dr.

Dallas International Guitar Festival

When: May 3-5

What: The world’s largest and oldest guitar show – sell and trade gear, enjoy many different artists.

Where: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N Stemmons Frwy.

Cottonwood Art Festival

When: May 4-5

What: 240 artists compete across 14 categories in this semi-annual event that’s been running for over half a century.

Where: Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson.

Tacos & Tequila Frisco

When: May 5

What: The city’s best tacos paired with handcrafted margaritas and live entertainment.

Where: Riders Field, 7300 Rough Riders Trail.

The Other Art Fair

When: May 9-12

What: Artwork from over 100 independent artists will be on sale alongside live performances.

Where: Dallas Market Hall (North Hall) – enter on Market Center Blvd.

Elm Street Tattoo Festival

When: May 16-19

What: Food trucks, live music, and, of course, tattoos.

Where: Elm Street, Dallas

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

When: May 17-19

What: Bands from far and wide will descend on the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, in addition to buskers, acrobats, and other strolling entertainers.

Where: Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson.

40th Annual Main Street Fest: A Craft Brew Experience

When: May 17-19

What: This family-friendly festival features live entertainment, golf-themed activities, a KidZone, carnival rides and games, and other activities.

Where: Historic Downtown Grapevine

Tacos & Tequila Festival (Fort Worth)

When: May 18

What: More tacos and more tequila, this time in Forth Worth. Ludacris, Ashanti, Xzibit, and other hip-hop legends will be performing.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

ZestFest 2024

When: May 24-26

What: A celebration of hot and spicy BBQ.

Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

Ubbi Dubbi

When: May 25-26

What: Over three dozen electronic music artists, including Alison Wonderland, Dabin, Le Youth, and others, will perform at this annual two-day event.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth.

Taste Addison

When: May 31-June 2

What: You can expect great food, wine samplings, and a headline performance by Sugar Ray.

Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir.

So What?! Music Festival

When: June 1-2

What: Over 60 bands will perform over the two-day hard rock festival, including Underoath and Skillet.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth.

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