THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: OPENING DAY + FESTIVALS
Grand Prairie | May 16-19
Play ball! Texas Airhogs opening day is this Thursday, with the first pitch at 7:05 PM. They also will be playing the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Baseball fans, grab your red gear and head on out to the ballfield in Grand Prairie for some family-friendly fun!
Pro tip: If you’re looking to amp up the baseball fun this weekend, check out their pool and party deck rental, where you can chill poolside while watching the game!
COST- Tickets start at $6
Richardson | May 17-19
Get ready to jam out! Dance-worthy bands like Neon Trees, Fitz and the Tantrums, Good Charlotte and more will be hitting the stage during Richardson’s annual Wildflower Music Festival! While you’re there, make sure to check out their Art Guitar Program and Auction, which features guitars painted or decorated by local artists, celebrities and sports figures. This three-day festival is one you won’t want to miss, with awesome arts and music, food from 17 different vendors, a craft beer garden AND a wine garden!
COST- Tickets start at $15 for adults and $5 for kids
Grapevine | May 17-19
For more festival fun, make sure to head over to Grapevine’s Main Street Fest for live music, craft brews, food and shopping. Performers like ABC’s Martin Fry and The Spazmatics will be throwing it back to the 80’s with smash-hits from the decade of disco. The 80’s theme continues throughout the festival with showings of Back to the Future, classic arcade games and photo-ops with the Dolorean Time Machine! The festivities are complete with carnival games, rides, a KidZone and a ferris wheel.
Pro tip: Head out to the festival before 5 PM on Friday for free admission!
COST- General admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids
Fort Worth | May 16-27
The Fort Worth Stockyards are always fun (there’s nothing like watching their daily cattle drives!), but this area gets even more exciting when the fair comes to town! Head to Cowtown for tons of carnival rides, midway games, fair food, and wild experiences like riding camels and admiring tigers.
Pro tip: Want to get more bang for your buck? Head to the fair on Thursday for $2 admission and $2 rides!
COST — $10 for adults (13-59), $5 for seniors (60+) and free for children (0-4)
Dallas | May 18 – 19
Feeling adventurous this weekend? Head over to Deep Ellum for three days of music and tattoos. This event started in 2013 and has since grown to include live performances in four different venues, 30 tattoo artists and an art show. Whether you go to admire the art, listen to music or splurge on that tattoo you’ve been wanting, this unique festival is sure to be a great time!
COST- Tickets for the festival start at $20 and music tickets start at $5
Dallas | May 18
If you’re looking for a more chill weekend, check out the Local Artisan Market in Dallas. Visitors can enjoy yummy food and listen to live music as they stroll and shop from over 30 local vendors. Games and face painting will be available for kids to enjoy. In addition, make sure to check out Highland Park Village’s Spring Shopping Stroll which includes deals and complimentary snacks and drinks at over 40 stores. Happy shopping!
COST — FREE!