May is a great time for festivals in DFW. Enjoy art, music, fireworks and more.
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MayFest is a four-day festival with live music, food and fun for all ages. MayFest is held in Trinity Park, along the banks of the Trinity River, in the Fort Worth Cultural District. In 2018, it runs May 3-6.
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The Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried art show that takes place twice a year. It's art, music, food and beverages, arts and crafts for the kids and more. The festival also features local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.
National artists bring fabulous works including wearable art -- that means jewelry!
The festival is the first weekend in May.
1321 W. Beltline Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Admission is free.
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Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother's Day Home Tour is held the weekend of Mother's Day each year (see their website for hours). The Swiss Avenue Historic District is one of the finest early 20th century neighborhoods in the Southwest. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, approximately 200 carefully preserved and restored homes representing several architectural styles including Mediterranean, Spanish, Georgian, Prairie, Craftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor and Colonial Revival are in the district.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Annual Butterfly Festival
More than 1,000 butterflies are coming to Plano to vacation in an 800-foot mesh tent filled with green foliage, water fountains and butterfly feeders. Come let them land on your head, your clothes -- it's great fun and a perfect photo op!
The Shops at Willow Bend hosts the Greater Plano Kiwanis Butterfly Festival.
The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75093.
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Delight in the varieties of premium Texas and International wines, craft beers and festival foods. Dine at the Pizza Piazza, dance to non-stop entertainment, seek out your favorite festival food and shop the day away. Main Street Days is a fun-filled festival perfect for the entire family. Wine tours: free shuttles will take you to Grapevine's wineries and tasting rooms. The dates for 2018 are May 18-20.
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The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the Dallas area is back and bigger than ever. This free family event features authentic Asian cuisine, cultural performances, unique products and artwork at the Asian World Market, children’s activities, healthy living, games and many other activities.
In 2017 it was held on Saturday, May 13th at Cotton Bowl Plaza at Fair Park in Dallas.
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Wildflower is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring three main outdoor stages, a Singer/Songwriter stage, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner and a whole lot more. Each attendee can bring in one factory-sealed water bottle up to 1 liter. 2017 acts included Bowling for Soup, Guster, and the B-52s.
May 18-20, 2018
Galatyn Park, Richardson, TX
2017 acts included Bowling for Soup, Guster, and the B-52s.
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The National Polka Festival features polka music and a King and Queen dance contest. Participants are encouraged to wear Czech costumes. There's even a Polka Fest Run (10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk).
The festival is held on Memorial Day weekend in Ennis, TX.
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Also known as Scarborough Fair, it's a Renaissance-themed festival based on the year 1533, during the reign of England’s King Henry VIII. The festival began in 1981 and runs 8 consecutive weekends including Memorial Day each spring.
Entertainment includes 21 stages, 200 performances daily; 3 jousting performances daily, much more.
The food is similar in some ways to the State Fair of Texas: Ginormous turkey legs and food on a stick. There are eight pubs and taverns serving adult beverages.
There are many different ticket packages available. Children 4 and under are free.
The dates for 2018 are April 7th to May 28th, weekends and Memorial Day Monday. 10 am to 7 pm.
Waxahachie, TX 75167
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The 3-day festival of food, music, midway games and fun is an event where foodies can wine and dine.
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Dr.
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If it's not Scottish, it's crap. OK, someone had to say that line made famous by Mike Myers on Saturday Night Life. The festival is usually held the first weekend of May.
Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Festival again hosts top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion highland dancers. An exciting array of food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.
1307 West Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76013