THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: ART + MUSIC + FILM FESTIVALS
Waxahachie | April 25-28
View and listen to “reel” Texan films and music at The Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival this weekend in Waxahachie. Everything shown at this festival is Texas made! Each year, Texans from Waxahachie and Ellis County that have contributed to the entertainment industry are honored on the Walk of Fame. For more information regarding opening night, films, performances, panels and more, check out the full schedule. Happy watching!
COST — Tickets start at $10
Denton | April 26-28
This FREE festival is complete with seven stages, over 100 musicians, an art show, a children’s art area, food and more! Kiddos will love the inflatable slides, bounce houses and rock climbing wall. It is predicted that hundreds of thousands of visitors will be at this annual festival, so skip the FOMO and head over to Denton’s Quaker Park this weekend for some arts and jazz!
COST — FREE!
Southlake | April 10-14
Southlake is celebrating their 20th anniversary of Art in the Square this weekend! Artists showcasing their work were chosen from over 700 applicants and specialize in a variety of work including: sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. Saturday Night’s Headliner is A Thousand Horses, known for their hit songs including “Smoke” and “My Time’s Comin.” Local talent will also be performing throughout the festival. Pro-tip: Make the most out of Art in the Square with our local guide.
COST — FREE!
Grand Prairie | April 26-28
Grand Prairie’s Main Street Fest has something for the entire family! This festival features live music, carnival rides, a kid zone, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, vendors and food. Tyler Farr, singer of “Whiskey in my Water,” “Redneck Crazy” and “A Guy Walks into the Bar” will be performing along with 14 other musicians. Pro-tip: For some friendly competition, make sure to check out the pop-up park to play fun yard games like jenga and cornhole.
COST — FREE!
Dallas | April 27
This traveling arts festival is heading to Dallas this weekend! Pancakes and Booze showcases over 150 local artists, musicians and DJs, painting demonstrations, body art, booze and — my favorite part — FREE PANCAKES! Any time you combine art and free breakfast food, you’ve got yourself an awesome festival! Come well rested, because this evening festival starts at 8 PM and parties on with art and pancakes until 2 AM.
COST — Tickets start at $15
Fort Worth | April 27-28
Now in its third year, this new music festival hasn’t taken long to catch our attention. This year, the lineup includes big name musicians like Fort Worth local Leon Bridges, CHVRCHES, Rae Sremmurd and more! Part of the festival is held at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, so you can get your music AND art fix all in one place. Pro-tip: Be in the know of all of DFW’s festivals happening this year with our ultimate festival guide.
COST— Tickets start at $79
Plano | April 27-28
Admire artists’ work at the Plano Artfest through art installations, local art performances, live music and an artisan market. Also featured at the festival is family chalk art fun, where visitors can channel their inner artist through sidewalk art. There’s also bounce houses for your kiddos to enjoy! If you’re looking for a fun and FREE place to get in touch with your creative side, Plano Artfest is the place to be.