What’s Going on in DFW This Weekend?

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This weekend, the DFW area has a host of events that will keep Dallasites busy, as multiple celebrations are happening across the metroplex.

15th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash:

Lovers of art, shopping, and creativity might be interested in the 15th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash, which is back today from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Spring Bash will be held at Gilley’s Dallas, located in downtown Dallas at 1135 Botham Jean Blvd.

The event will showcase creativity, community, and handmade artisans at one of Dallas’ longest-running local handmade artisan markets.

The Spring Bash will feature talented local artists and makers that will showcase their one-of-a-kind handmade creations.

Admission to the event is free.

The event will feature music, delicious food from food trucks, multiple bars, and a fun and festive atmosphere.

An Etsy Dallas Spring Bash bag with vendor items will be handed out to the first 50 shoppers.

Plano AsiaFest 2023:

The 13th Annual Plano AsiaFest kicks off today in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The weekend event is free and will showcase various Asian cultures.

AsiaFest will feature demonstrations from different martial arts disciplines, and performers will showcase the dance forms of India, the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Asian countries.

The festival will feature delicious foods from different Asian cultures, a fashion show, artwork, fun activities for kids, such as painting and drawing, and many more family fun activities.

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations:

Cinco De Mayo is May 5, but certain celebrations of the holiday will take place this weekend, as Cinco De Mayo Dallas celebrates Hispanic heritage.

Festivities for the event will begin today at 9 a.m. and end at 8 p.m.

The event is located at 200 to 900 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The celebrations begin with a welcome ceremony followed by a parade and confetti shoot.

The event will showcase parade floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, and much more.

Following the parade, there will be parade awards.

The celebration will have live music, DJs, bands, and over 200 storefronts for shopping, dining, and drinks.

Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and an appetite.

For more information about Cinco De Mayo Dallas, click here.

Admission to the event is free.

The celebration benefits the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts programs.

2023 Dallas Parade of Homes:

The Dallas Builders Association will present luxury, custom-built Dallas homes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The self-guided tour benefits Operation Finally Home, which provides veterans with mortgage-free custom homes.

With a slight chance of rain, shoe covers will be provided to attendees.

Tickets for the event are $25.

You can find more information about the event here.

149th Kentucky Derby:

Get ready to giddy up, as the 149th Kentucky Derby begins today.

Coverage of the Kentucky Derby starts at 11 a.m. and can be seen on NBC and Peacock.

Renaissance Festival:

If you weren’t feeling any of the other weekend events, take a blast to the past in Waxahachie, Texas, as the Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues today.

The festival is a 16th-century Renaissance-themed festival that provides an authentic look into the past.

The event is set in a recreation of an English village that celebrates the visit of King Henry VIII.

The festival showcases beer and wine tasting, delicious food, pubs, and taverns.

There is even a jousting competition where participants will be in full armor.

The festival will also feature birds of prey exhibitions, the mermaid lagoon, and unique, interactive Renaissance entertainment on several stages.

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival runs from April 8 to May 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For ticket information about the festival, click here.

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