THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: FESTIVALS GALORE
Ennis | April 12-14
Sip on wine, listen to live music, shop local vendors and taste scrumptious food this weekend at the Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis— the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. To get the full Ennis experience at this three-day festival, make sure to check out the wildflower walks through Kachina Prairie, a 30-acre native prairie that is home to wildlife in addition to the abundant wildflowers. Pro-tip: Tickets can be purchased to enjoy the Bluebonnet Trails Festival Wander Walk, which includes tastings from multiple Texas wineries, a souvenir wine glass, and more!
COST — FREE!
Grapevine | April 13
We heard it through the grapevine: the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail in Grapevine’s Historic Downtown is going to be a blast! Kick off this event with the Blessing of the Vines at the Town Square Gazebo, where a ceremony that has been done for centuries will be performed to prepare for a bountiful crop this next season. After the ceremony, make your way to the tasting rooms where eight different participating wineries will provide three different wines to taste. Cheers, y’all! Pro-tip: While sipping, make sure to stop by the participating galleries to check out their works of art!
COST — $45 per person
Denton | April 10-14
Lights, camera, action! The Thin Line Film Festival will be held in Denton Wednesday through Sunday this week. This five-day FREE festival offers up all sorts of artsy fun — art, music, creative workshops, photo galleries and of course, films! Expand your knowledge at this festival by checking out the feature films. All of the films tell a different story on a wide variety of people, movements and events (and yes, you can see all of them for FREE. Now that’s what I call a movie marathon!).
COST — FREE!
Fort Worth | April 11-14
Fort Worth’s Main Street Arts Festival spans over nine blocks of downtown, including bustling Sundance Square. In addition to the 213 artists that will be displaying art (ranging from ceramics to jewelry to painting and more), this festival also includes over 100 musical performers on three different stages! Main Street Arts Festival also includes Main St. Creates! Maker Zone, a kid-friendly space with face painting, sand art, a Lego zone and tons of hands-on activities!
COST — FREE!
Dallas | April 11-18
Representing over 50 countries, the Dallas International Film Festival is one to keep on your radar this weekend. DIFF has brought a total of over 2,000 filmmakers to Dallas, all with their own unique creative abilities. Over 130 films will be shown this year at the festival, allowing for viewers to get a glimpse into people’s lives from around the world. Featuring films from Latin American to Saudia Arabia to the Czech Republic, you’ll feel like you traveled around the world after a day at this festival!
COST — Film passes start at $75
Dallas | April 13 – 14
Celebrate the great Lone Star State at Dallas’ Homegrown Music and Arts Festival, where all the musical performers have personal ties to Texas! This outdoor (now also indoor) festival also includes local vendors that will be selling their carefully crafted products, live art demonstrations and even a dog park for your four-legged best friend. Pro-tip: Make sure you don’t miss out on any future music festivals with our ultimate 2019 festival guide.
COST— Tickets start at $54
Irving | April 13
Come to Taste of Irving with an empty stomach and leave happy and full! Local restaurants and food trucks will be here serving up delicious food from a variety of cultures, and chefs will be presenting their cooking skills on the Culinary Stage during live demonstrations all day long. Make sure to also swing by the free children’s activity zone for awesome family-friendly fun!
Dallas | April 13-14
If you missed the Turtle Creek Arts Festival last fall, don’t fret — it’s back for a spring showing this weekend! This arts-filled festival is held at Reverchon Park, a massive space that spans over 43 acres in Dallas. Here, you’ll find arts and crafts with over 125 artists that specialize in painting, photography, sculpting, jewelry, and more. While browsing the many pieces up for sale, attendees can also enjoy live music, fresh food, and a children’s play area. It’s definitely a great way to soak in the weekend!