April 5 – 7 | Located in downtown Dallas’ coolest neighborhood, this free, three day event shares how much Deep Ellum rocks. With more than 300 artists — visual, decorating, musical and performing acts — you’ll see it all. Since it’s downtown, there’s many hot spots where you can eat, too!
April 6 | Head to Old Town Lewisville for a day of arts and culture! This free fest is focused on showcasing local community talent, as well as educating everyone on how to be more environmentally friendly. Don’t miss the awesome interactive art, artisan marketplace and chalk artists making sidewalks beautiful throughout the day!
April 11 – 14 | Considered the largest four-day event in the Southwest, Main Street has quality art, music, food and family fun on tap for this legendary free 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.
April 12 – 14 | 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 at this free festival in Ennis! This town is the official Bluebonnet Capital of Texas, where you’ll find more than 40 miles of bluebonnets.
April 13 | Take a step back in time with the kids to see what life was like for settlers who founded Grapevine (well before iPhones) 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.
April 26 – 28 | 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 Casey Donahew Band, Kody West and Tejas Brothers.
April 27 – 28 | This free little art show coordinated by the Women’s Club in a small town is now a nationally-ranked outdoor art show in Southlake, and this year they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary. 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.
May 11 | Okay, so this one’s not in April, but let’s just say I’m giving you a taste of what’s in store next month! Sometimes you just really want to eat…and when you have rows of food trucks to pick from, you don’t have to worry about making a decision — just eat a little bit of everything while perusing unique boutiques and listening to live local music at this free Frisco festival.