Dallas in amazing city full of things to do for all ages. Now that springtime is here, there are more festivals rolling through Dallas bringing you music, food and fun in the sunshine. Let’s explore some upcoming festivals and events that you can go to this April in Dallas.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival – From April 3-5, 2015 you can hit this super-sized street party in the Deep Ellum Entertainment District on Main Street (Between Hall St. & Good Latimer). Admission is free! You can enjoy live performances from 75 local, national and regional bands across four outdoor stages. There will also be visual and decorative artists, food, drinks and of course, the Deep Ellum Pet parade. This festival is fun for anybody that loves art or music! Check it out for one weekend only!
Dallas International Film Festival – Running from April 9-19, 2015, the Dallas International Film Festival is the best way for any film junkie to see more than 175 films, attend open panels and lavish galas. You can check the schedule online, watch trailers and read about the different feature films, documentaries, shorts and student films that will be shown. If there are only a few films you want to see, you can buy individual tickets or buy a pass if you are planning on spending a lot of time at the festival. Screenings will happen at different venues so check the site and schedule for venue information.
Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival – From April 12-13, 2015 experience the beauty of the Texas Bluebonnet. The weekend will be filled with children’s activities, arts and crafts, bluebonnet souvenirs, and scenic country rides. This festival is a total Texas experience and is a can’t miss event – especially if you’ve never been before!
Celebrate Uptown Dallas – On April 10th local Dallas bands will be delivering great local music to celebrate the culture and life in Uptown Dallas. There will be drinks and tastes at the most popular spots in Uptown. Come to The Rustic (3656 Howell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204) for live music and fun.
Main Street Forth Worth Arts Festival – Taking place from April 10-13, 2015 brings you the “art and soul of Texas.” In Sundance Square Plaza, there will be tents selling crafts and wares from local artists. There will be 215 local, national and international artists there demonstrating their skills, art and talent. There will also be three stages with great live music going all through the three days of the festival! Walk through the food court to satisfy any and all cravings; there will also be alcoholic beverages available for the over 21 crowd in the Craft Brew Pavilion and the Wine Experience. Take the kiddos over to Main St. Creates! For face painting, balloon animals, a rock wall, sand art and more! This festival is all encompassing and will entertain the whole family. Attendance is FREE! But you can buy coupons to play games, participate in the crafts and activities, and more.
EdgeFest – Music fans unite for an awesome music festival on April 25, 2015. This year, the star studded line-up includes The Offspring, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, AWOLNATION, Hozier, Vance Joy, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Banks, Yelawolf, Robert DeLong, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Kooks, Joywave and a special guest DJ performance by GIRLTALK. There’s something for everyone! Tickets are onsale now! Where? Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way #202, Frisco, TX 75033.
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival – From April 24-26, 2015, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a great family friendly event filled with great local art and jazz music. There will be food and fun for all with comfortable outdoor seating and booths with local vendors. Take time out of your weekend and come to the festival. Admission is free!
Real Texas Festival – This big, wild festival takes place from April 24-25, 2015 and does Texas proud. There will be live music featuring country music from acts like Luke Wade, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler and Thompson Square. Chow down on amazing barbecue cooked in a live BBQ cook off; check out rides in the carnival, watch the rodeo, visit the car show and let your kiddos explore the kids korral. There is so much to see and explore, there is no way you’ll get bored during this big Texas fest! Tickets are $15 pre-sale or $20 at the gate.
Experience Dallas in the springtime! Dallas is a vibrant city full of fun and activity. Don’t be afraid to get out and explore. Many of these events and festivals are free with admission and proceeds go to help local organizations. You can support the arts and culture in Dallas by attending festivals and events in your area. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy your spring!
What festivals are you looking forward to? Let us know what events are you are most excited about! Tell us about your experience at any of these festivals and give us suggestions on where we should go!