Experience the Arts and History in DFW
If you’re on a tight budget this weekend, don’t fret. The DFW arts scene makes it easy to have an amazing weekend without spending much cash. This weekend offers a little something for everyone, so round up your friends and family members and take a drive into DFW.
1. Thin Line Fest – Wednesday-Sunday (Denton)
Embrace the arts in Denton this weekend at the famous (and free) Thin Line Festival. Listen to musicians perform around town, browse photography at the Golden Triangle Mall, or catch one of the many films playing at the historic Campus Theatre. If you’re a record fiend like me, be sure to bring your records to Dan’s Silverleaf on Saturday to sell, trade or buy more for your collection!
2. Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival – Thursday-Sunday (Fort Worth)
Named one of the nation’s 10 Best Art Festivals by USA Today, this free festival is one you don’t want to miss. Spend the weekend browsing artwork, listening to live music, watching a variety of street performers and getting artsy with arts-and-crafts activities that both children and adults will enjoy. The Main St. Arts Festival has made made planning easy with a mobile app that’s available on the App Store and Google Play.
3. One Night in Texas Concert – Friday (Lewisville)
If you weren’t raised in Texas, chances are you didn’t have history classes surrounding the Lone Star State, so quick re-cap: the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) was a pivotal victory in Texas’ quest for Independence. And in honor of San Jacinto Day, Lewisville will host a “One Night in Texas” concert featuring Texas Flood this Friday in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. The event is open to the public, and kiddos will love the free pony rides.
4. Spring Into Nash – Saturday (Grapevine)
Children and adults are invited to come learn what life was like for Grapevine settlers at the 16th Annual Spring Into Nash. Take part in cotton planting, tractor-drawn wagon rides, jump rope making and more during this free event at Grapevine’s Historic Nash Farm.
5. Main Street Fest – Friday-Sunday (Grand Prairie)
Kick off your weekend at Main Street Fest in Grand Prairie. The free event begins Friday evening at 5 p.m., and will include live music, a KIDZONE, farmer’s market and carnival. On Friday, take advantage of an “All You Can Ride” special at the carnival for the low price of $15!
6. Canal Fest – Saturday (Irving)
This celebration of art and culture features live music, artwork, and dancing! Bring the entire family and round up your friends for Irving’s free Canal Fest this Saturday to enjoy one of the performances on the cultural stage, such as the Ayubu Kamau African Dancers or the Cirque Theatre Youth Troupe.
7. Plano Arts Fest – Saturday-Sunday (Plano)
Cultivate your creative side while strolling through the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District this weekend at the free Plano Arts Fest. This festival is full of exciting activities. Test your chalk art skills during Chalk It Up, a free sidewalk chalk mural competition at the fest on Sunday; browse the Makers Market—featuring nearly 40 North Texas craft vendors; view contemporary art at the Dart Exhibit and more!