Spring has arrived in DFW and its time to get outside! Festival life in Dallas-Fort Worth is as diverse as our Texas weather. You’ll find a mosaic of spring festivals and seasonal activities in DFW cities across the region. This is your chance to try something new. Or explore something uniquely DFW. Whatever the case, spend a spring weekend doing what you love. Here’s some suggestions:
Texas Storytelling Festival (Denton)
March 9- 12
People of all ages come to enjoy storytelling at the largest event of its kind in the Southwest. Storytellers from across the nation come to Denton (Denton Civic Center) to share their tales of ghost stories, tall tales, family stories, sacred stories, personal experience stories and folktales from around the world.
Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (Plano)
Coming up quickly for its first year is the unique, family-friendly Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (TFFF) in Plano. Held at the Plano Centre, the TFFF is a chance to immerse yourself in all things fly fishing, with lectures and demonstrations on fishing techniques and classes on topics like casting and fly tying. You’ll have the opportunity to try out the latest fly rods and meet well-known fly fishing authors, professional guides and other experts. You don’t have to be super active in the sport to appreciate the TFFF but you will want to take time out to taste some of Texas’s best micro-brewed beer for the full festival experience.
March 24 – 25
Get ready for a great North Texas music weekend. Folk, country, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, swing and bluegrass… You name it and this music festival brings it with artists from Canada and across the country and including musicians from Texas of course. Held at the amphitheater at Oak Point Park in Plano, this year’s Toyota Texas Music Revolution will welcome Kacey Musgraves, the Grammy-winning artist originally from Golden, Texas to headline the event. Also in the line up are Josh Ritter, Zane Williams, Castro The Band, The O’s, Red Shahan, Paul Cauthen, Kevin Deal and more…
Texas Pinball Festival (Frisco)
March 24 – 26
Imagine a room – a very large room – with about 400 pinball machines and classic video games set up to be played – for free – for an entire weekend. That’s an opportunity pretty hard to pass up and a whole lot of people from across the country don’t. The Texas Pinball Festival, held at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco, is one of the largest shows in the industry. Vendors, collectors and hobbyists bring everything from parts to game room memorabilia to pinballs and jukeboxes to sell. Tournaments are held for adults and children with an awards ceremony on Sunday. In fact, a whole lot goes on at this festival to check out… and with everything you need for your weekend stay onsite from accommodations to dining.
Dallas Blooms (Dallas)
Now to April 9
Peace, Love and Flower Power is the name of this year’s Dallas Blooms Festival at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. It’s the largest outdoor floral festival in the Southwest with thousands of spring-blooming annuals and perennials including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies and poppies on display. Just be sure to carve out time to make a day of it! The Dallas Arboretum, just minutes from downtown Dallas overlooking White Rock Lake, offers a 66-acre oasis of eleven colorful gardens to wander.
Featured image courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.