DFW May Calendar

May is a really fun month for DFW. Music, festivals, food and fun. Don't miss great golf at the Byron Nelson or Colonial PGA tournaments.

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April 30 - May 3: MayFest


What: Mayfest is celebrating its 42nd year as a premier community festival. Festivities include an Art & Gift Market, childrens area, Mayfest Run, Special Needs Day, music, dance and entertainment on seven different stages and much more.

When: April 30 through May 3, 2015

Where: Trinity Park along the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

Online Tickets Prices:
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Children 6-12
Children 5 and under are Free
* $1.50 service charge per ticket

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May 4: Kentucky Derby Day at Lone Star Park

On Saturday, May 4, grab your hats and join Lone Star Park for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby to watch and wager on the first leg of the Triple Crown. Customers in attendance can enter the Kentucky Derby Best Hat Contest* for a chance to win one of two $500 grand prizes or one of three “Honorable Mention” prizes. Contestants must be age 21 or over and present in the Saddling Paddock by 3 p.m. to be considered. There will be a live music performance by Big Mouth on the Courtyard of Champions Stage from Noon to 4 p.m. Kids will enjoy bounce houses, pony rides, and a petting zoo in the Family Fun Park.

When: Saturday, May 4. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. First race is at 1:35 p.m.

Here's my guide to horseracing at Lone Star Park.

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May 5: Cinco de Mayo

Here are some fantastic things to do to celebrate: Cinco de Mayo 2013.

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First Fridays at the Modern

The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern, and Café Modern team up to bring live music and cocktails in the Museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy diverse live performances, cocktail selections, and dinner in Café Modern. A docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries is available at 6:30 p.m., regular gallery admission applies. Gallery admission is free for Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders during First Fridays at the Modern.

May 3 featuring Saint Frinatra. Signature cocktail: May Day.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 817-738-9215.

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May 11: 100.3 Jack FM's Throwback Festival

This music festival takes place at Gexa Energy Pavillion, 1818 1st Avenue, Dallas on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Bands include: The Ultimate Stones – The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute Show

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May 11: Buffalo Boogie

Buffalo Boogie is the annual big fundraiser for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, the largest Fort Worth city park. This annual event includes a 1- mile and 5K fun walk/run and a 5K chip-timed run. You can register as an individual, family, group, or school. This is fun for the whole family -- including dogs -- with lots of door prizes, live music, balloon clown, face painters, caricature artist, exhibitors and the Nature Center Gift Shop. Participants receive a free t-shirt (first 1,000 registered), breakfast, snacks, and a wide choice of free goodies. Top three timed-run finishers in each age group will receive awards. For more information, call 817-392-7410 or visit www.buffaloboogie.org, www.naturecenterfriends.org, or e-mail fonc@earthlink.net.

When: May 11, 2013

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May 11: Hurricane Harbor Opening Weekend

Photo courtesy Hurricane Harbor

What: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opening Day of the 2013 season.

When: May 11, 2013

Where: Hurricane Harbor, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76011

More on water parksin DFW.

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May 17-19: Wildflower! Festival

What: Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day, ecclectic arts and music festival. Musical lineup: Marc Chessnut, Neal McCoy AbbaMania(the Abba Tribute Band), Chic, Le Freak, The Commodores, Nelly, Joe Walsh, Dashboard Confessional, and more to be announced.

When: May 17-19, 2013

Where: Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. Central Expressway (US 75) at the Galatyn Parkway Exit.

Take DART: Hop on the Red Line and exit the Galatyn Park Station.

More on music/concerts in Dallas:

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Dallas International Guitar Festival

May 2-4, 2014. Fair Park.

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May 16-18: Dallas Comic Con

What: Dallas Comic Con

When: May 16-18, 2014

Where: Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite Irving, TX

Appearances by: Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Carrie Fisher and more.

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May 16: National Walk-A-Thon for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation

Charity Event: National Walk benefiting the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015. Registration 9 a.m. Walk starts at 10 a.m.

Where: Bethany Lakes Park, 745 S. Allen Heights Drive, Allen, Texas 75002.

Register/Info: Angelman.org

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May 13-19: HP Byron Nelson Championship

Championship Dates: May 12-18, 2014

Location: Tournament Players Course (TPC) at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038.

Ticket Information: HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Here is the guide to the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Golf Championship.

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May 20-26: Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Championship Dates: May 20-26, 2013

Location: Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76109. 817-927-4201

Tickets: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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May 24-26: National Polka Festival

Don't miss the National Polka Festival. May 24-26, 2013.

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May Festivals Calendar

There are a lot of festivals taking place in May. Here's a listing of the best festivals in DFW this month.

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Bet on the Ponies at Lone Star Park

It's thoroughbred season at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. From April through July 7th, enjoy live horse races, live music, food, fun, Sunday Jazz Brunches and more.

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DFW Memorial Day Weekend 2014 Events

Free events, music, fun runs and more. Details here.

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