The Toyota Texas Music Revolution is back March 23-24, 2018, at Plano’s Oak Point Park & Amphitheater. Performers to look out for include Margo Price, a rising star in the country music scene and headliner as well as Grammy award winner, Ryan Bingham! Come hungry to enjoy a variety of food trucks and get ready for a weekend of Texas country fun. Get your tickets here.
Dallas Blooms, one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, is a pretty magnificent way to ring in the spring season. Take in the sights and smells of over half a million blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. We enjoy coming here as a family in the spring because of the ongoing family-friendly activities including Mommy and Me, master gardening classes, international festivals and live music.
Visit the Dallas Zoo on Saturdays during Safari Nights beginning May 6 through July 15. Bring a blanket and enjoy live bands, food for purchase and kid-friendly activities. Plus, you can get up close to animals during the wildlife show and learn from the zookeepers about what makes each species here special. Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission.
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival celebrates three days of culinary inspiration April 5-8, 2018 with themed events around tacos, desserts, burgers and brews. This is your chance to savor and sample some of the best food from DFW’s most popular restaurants and chefs. One of our favorites revolves around the best meal of the day: brunch! Check out Rise + Dine Saturday morning where brunch is next level. Get tickets here for the ultimate foodie experience.
Each spring, we look forward to getting the kids out and experiencing Six Flags Over Texas. Of course, it’s a hotspot for spring breakers but this spring, we are awaiting the newest thrill-seeking ride: HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity opening soon. Whether you’re looking for thrills and chills or family fun, Six Flags Over Texas offers a full day of adventure.
6. EPIC WATERS
Whether you relax and float the longest indoor lazy river or go for thrills on the “first-of-their-kind” slides, Epic Waters is the place to be this spring. Not only can you enjoy cabanas, the wave pool and more, during spring break there are plenty of activities like arcade competitions, pool Putt-Putt, line dancing and more. Spring breakers can purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admission.
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is a popular attraction for families visiting from all over the Metroplex and the nation. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience as you travel back in time through the Fort Worth Stockyards or a short one-hour ride down the Cotton Belt Route. Check out spring special events and schedules before you go.
Lewisville is hosting a free spring festival called ColorPalooza on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Town Lewisville will have many stations around the square with activities like chalk art, DIY tie-dye stations and an artisan marketplace. This festival’s eco-friendly mission is to encourage us to get thinking about how we can take better care of our planet.
The thoroughbred races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie start April 19–July 22. Cheer on the horses and checkout the concessions inside offering delicious food and drinks. Let the kids relax on the grand lawn while you listen to live music from local bands on Friday nights. With affordable admission and engaging activities, this really is a true family-friendly experience.
Sure, Denton is known for its thriving music scene, but this festival incorporates the best of all three elements: art, music and film. General admission to the Thin Line Film Festival is free and takes place April 18–22. A wristband is required to participate at some venues, so check out the schedule and come out to support the thriving art, music and film scene.