THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: LOCAL FESTIVALS + OPENING WEEKENDS
Frisco | April 4-7
Batter up! With the arrival of spring, baseball season is finally upon us. The Texas Rangers’ season has just begun, and the Frisco Roughriders opening weekend is taking the field this Thursday evening. It’ll be a baseball-filled weekend with games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Be sure to stick around on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for post-game fireworks! Pro-tip: During Thursday’s game, check out Party at the Yard (hosted by Deep Ellum Brewing Co.) for $1 beer and a live DJ! Better yet, purchase a Lazy River ticket and watch the game while floating along the lazy river, beer in hand.
COST — Tickets start at $10
Fort Worth | April 4-7
If you’re looking for mouth-watering food and refreshing drinks, Fort Worth Food & Wine Fest is the place to be! This four day festival includes fun events like Tacos + Tequila, Desserts After Dark, Burgers, Brews, + Blues and more. Not only is FWFWF a great way to try new food and meet new people, proceeds of the festival go to fund local culinary scholarships. Let’s be real — what’s better than eating yummy food for a good cause!? Get a taste of what’s in store at each event with our local guide.
COST — Tickets start at $50
Grapevine | April 5-7
Grab your conductor hat, because Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is hosting Day out with Thomas both this weekend and next weekend. Tickets include a train ride and admission to the event, which features photos with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt, arts and crafts at the “Thomas and Friends Imagination Station,” storytelling, live music, magic shows and more. All aboard!
COST — $21 for adults, $25 for kids
Dallas | April 5-7
The streets of Deep Ellum will be transformed into an art-lover’s dream this weekend! This local festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a big way, with over 200 artists displaying their work and over 100 musicians performing. In addition to artwork being up for sale, some artists will be creating pieces live for everyone to watch! This festival is complete with a wide variety of food and drinks, making it a perfect way to spend an artsy weekend day.
COST — FREE!
Lewisville | April 6
Channel your inner child this weekend at Lewisville’s ColorPalooza! On Saturday, Old Town Lewisville will be filled with interactive activities including a tie dye station, live performances, art demonstrations and Chalk this Way, (where you can express yourself through sidewalk chalk). Don’t miss the artisan market, where you’ll find tons of unique local goods. There’s something for everyone here, and you’re sure to leave this annual fest smiling — no matter your age.
COST — FREE!
Fort Worth | April 6
For a unique and tranquil experience, make sure to check out the Water Lantern Festival at Panther Island Pavilion. At this festival, you can decorate and release a lantern onto the Trinity River! Better yet, it’s environmentally friendly— lanterns are made with natural materials and picked up after the event. The festival doesn’t stop at lanterns, though! Food trucks and local vendors will be at the pavilion for you to enjoy before the lantern launch. Pro-tip: If you plan on heading to this festival with your significant other, check out the Date Night Special for 10% off ticket packages + fun goodies!
COST— Tickets start at $25 for adults, free for kids 7 and under
Waxahachie | April 6-7
Want to take a trip back in time? The Scarborough Renaissance Festival kicks off this weekend and continues on every Saturday and Sunday until May 27! This massive festival features 27 stages of entertainment, 11 pubs, a variety of shops, rides and games. From shows with fire whips to bagpipes and live birds, who knows what hidden gems you may find at this festival! Take a peek at their daily schedule of shows here.
COST— Adult tickets start at $24, children tickets start at $12