2. MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 19-22)
Considered the largest four-day event in the Southwest, Main Street has quality art, music, food and family fun on tap for this legendary Fort Worth event. More than 200 juried artists will be featured this year. Even if you don’t want to check out the art, the kid’s area will inspire the creative force in all of us.
3. GRAND PRAIRIE MAIN STREET FEST (APRIL 20-22)
Grand Prairie makes life a little more grand with a free festival inviting everyone to enjoy what GP has to offer plus a whole lot more, smack dab on Main Street. Think neighborhood block party meets hometown carnival with an outdoor concert featuring Wade Bowen, Josh Turner and La Mafia.
4. ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS FESTIVAL (APRIL 20-22)
Bluebonnet season in Texas is an event in and of itself as everyone clamors to snap that perfect spring shot amid the ocean of blooms that cover the roadside. Don’t just snap a shot though. Spend the day celebrating spring with kids’ games, entertainment and food in Ennis—the official Bluebonnet Capital of Texas where you’ll find more than 40 miles of bluebonnets.
5. GRAPEVINE SPRING INTO NASH (APRIL 21)
Take a step back in time with the kids well before iPhones to see what life was like for settlers who founded Grapevine at this historic farm. Learn about toys, gardening, cotton planting, wood-burning stove cooking and tractor-drawn wagon rides as well as blacksmith demos. Ironically, you’ll want to take a lot of photos, so don’t forget your phone.
6. ART IN THE SQUARE (APRIL 27-29)
Nearly 20 years ago, this little art show coordinated by the Women’s Club in a small town is now a nationally-ranked outdoor art show in a beautiful city. See art from 150 artists, eat some of the best local grub and let the kids go wild at the fun zone throughout the community square that also doubles as a shopping paradise.
FESTIVALS TO LOOK OUT FOR NEXT YEAR
These events have already passed, but don’t worry—you’ll have a chance to experience them again next year!