March 2 - Possum Kingdom Lake
MARDI GRAS BOURBON-STREET-ON-THE-BRAZOS…
An afternoon parade down PK’s own Bourbon Street signals the start of
Mardi Gras, Possum Kingdom style! Complete with floats, beads,
candy, trinkets. Round out the day with a shrimp feast, Cajun
dance music, crowning of King Possum/Queen Carp, plus
costume/float awards. (940) 779-2424. Toll-free (888)
March 8-9 - Fort Worth
50th ANNUAL FORT WORTH SHOW OF ANTIQUES &
Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show. Enjoy this 50th
anniversary blow-out with 100 exhibitors from across the U.S.
Still with a gutsy mix of all styles, era & price ranges of
antiques, art & vintage! Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers
Memorial Center. $7 admission; kids free. (817) 291-3952.
Discount coupon at
March 16 - Dublin
39th ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL...
“The Irish Capital of Texas” presents a celebration of
Highland Games, carnival rides, activities, food and fun for
the whole family. Lots of arts & crafts and so much more! Come
out and celebrate.
March 16-17 - Granbury
34th GENERAL GRANBURY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
BEAN, BRISKET & RIB COOK-OFF...
Hosted around the downtown Historic
Courthouse Square, celebrate the birthday of the town’s
name-sake with arts and crafts booths, bean-eating contest,
outhouse races, parade and entertainment. (817) 573-5299. For
April 6 thru May 27 - Waxahachie
SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL...
Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens for eight weekends plus Memorial
Day. Enjoy continuous entertainment, renaissance-era handmade
crafts, foods and games. Discount tickets available. (972)
April 13 - Malakoff
Munch on delicious cornbread & beans as Malakoff celebrates
this Southern culinary delight. Events include Run to the Corn
5K, booths, Cornbread & Bean Cook Off, pet contest, live
entertainment and more. For info, visit
or call (903) 489-8118.
April 13 - Sherman
KITE AND BIKE FESTIVAL...
festivities outdoors all day Saturday, including bicycling
events and kite-flying! Held at Pecan Grove Park West, 3200
April 19-21 - Grandview-Cleburne-Itasca-Maypearl -
ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS & 37 MILES OF SHOPPING ...
100’s of vendors galore covering 37
miles! Grandview also offers vendors & entertainment. No
telling what treasures you will find along the way!
April 19-21 - Cleburne
WHIPP FARM ANTIQUE ALLEY SHOW... Discover 180 dealer booths at
Whipp Farm, 1900 E. on FM4 South during the community’s
bi-annual Antique Alley & Yard Sale. Also held September
20-22, 2013. For more info, visit
Inquiries Welcome! (817) 641-0183 or
April 20 - Sherman
EARTH DAY TEXOMA FESTIVAL ...
free family event provides opportunities where ordinary people
learn practical things to improve the health of the planet,
their children and themselves. Festivities feature vendors,
work-shops, entertainment, plant sales and more. Municipal
Grounds. (903) 892-7230.
April 20 - Princeton
2013 PRINCETON SPRING ONION FESTIVAL...
Enjoy craft & activity booths,
food vendors, 5K Run, Silent Auction, Onion Cook-off, 3-on-3
Basketball, Tennis Tournament, and much more. Held at
Princeton High School, 1000 E. Princeton Dr. (Hwy 380).
April 20-21 - Ennis
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS FESTIVAL...
Discover a springtime
celebration of fine arts and crafts, performing artists,
bluebonnet & wildflower trails, car show, children’s
activities, live music, and entertainment. Downtown Ennis. In
its 62nd year as Texas’ Official State Bluebonnet Trail.
April 20-21 - Terrell
BBQ cook-off, entertainment, dog show, 5K
run, craft vendor booths, quilt show, motorcycle rally, health
& business expo, car show, rodeo & carnival in Ben Gill Park.
April 21 - Denton
20th ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL ...
“The Redbud Capital of Texas”
celebrates Spring & Arbor Day with a Home and Garden Show with
60 booths, free seminars, Kids Zone, xeriscape classes, music
& environ-mental activities. Don’t miss the TRASHion Runway
Show with designer fashions made from reused & recycled items.
Free admission. 10am-4pm. Held at Denton Civic Center.
April 26-28 - Denton
33rd DENTON ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013... Celebrating music & art with
seven stages of FREE entertainment! See Dave Sanborn Trio, The
“Original” Blues Brothers Band, and Brave Combo on the Jazz
Stage, plus many more. Also enjoy great food, fine arts &
crafts, and kid’s activities. FREE admission! Quakertown Park
(two blocks off Courthouse Sq). No pets or coolers.
(888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.
April 26-28 - Muenster
38th ANNUAL GERMANFEST....
Enjoy continuous entertainment, including Diamond Rio, Hard
Nights Day, Alpenfest, Simon & Garfunkle Tribute, Brave Combo
& more. Great German food booths, Texas wineries, arts &
crafts, large BBQ cook-off, fun run, carnival rides,
Nagelschlagen, water bumper boats, bike rally & more. For more
May 2-5 - Fort Worth
Fort Worth's favorite family festival! 33 acres of fun in
Trinity River Park for the whole family with 7 stages of live
entertainment, special attraction shows, carnival rides,
activities, confetti eggs, the best in festival foods and
beverages, an art & gift market, and dedicated children's
May 3-4 - Breckenridge
STEPHENS COUNTY FRONTIER DAYS...
Enjoy vendors, food, fun zone,
Breckenridge Talent Search, 42 and horse shoe tournaments, and
other family entertainment while listening to live music. Held
at Breckenridge City Park, in conjunction with Bob Drake
Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Free admission. For
May 3-5 - Sherman
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge hosts its birding and nature
festival, North Texas-style, featuring nationally-known David
Allen Sibley, The Raptor Project, field trips, nature walks,
talks & much more! For additional info and registration, go to
May 10-11 - Electra
30th ANNUAL ELECTRA GOAT BBQ COOK-OFF...
Cook-off with over $2500 prize
money. Six cooking events include goat, chicken, ribs,
brisket, jackpot beans and steak. Kid’s games, craft booths
and FREE dance at the Fairgrounds. Email:
(940) 495-3577; Website:
May 11 - Hillsboro
3rd ANNUAL TRI HILLSBORO TRIANTHLON…
Please visit our web-site
May 17-18 - Greenville
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS...
two-day celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy—the
most decorated hero of WWII. Ceremonies, music, dignitaries,
static displays, speakers, demonstrations and more. For
information, contact Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum:
Call (903) 450-4502, or visit
May 24-26 - Ennis
47th ANNUAL NATIONAL POLKA FESTIVAL...
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Czech and
Slovak heritage festivities, folk dancing, authentic cuisine,
Czech costumes, 200 craft & food booths, 14 live bands and a
giant parade. Downtown and three Czech Halls. (972) 878-4748.
May 24-26 - Sherman
LIFELIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL...
Over Memorial Day
weekend, LifeLight presents a free Christian music fest at
near Sherman/Bells at Willowood Ranch. The three-day festival
begins Friday with performers & bands from around the globe,
speakers, food, merchandise, skateboarding, the arts, camping
& more! FREE admission!
May 25-27 - Granbury
GRANBURY’S MEMORIAL DAY VETERAN’S
Enjoy arts & crafts, food vendors, parade (Monday) &
entertainment on the Downtown Historic Square. There are also
children’s games and contests. For additional info, call
May 26 - Irving
7th ANNUAL DFW DRAGON BOAT, KITE AND
Enjoy dragon boat racing; kite flying demo and competition; 13
Asian country dancers; Oriental food; lantern display and
riddles; photo contest; shopping & informational booths. FREE
admission & FREE concert.
Lake Carolyn (near Riverside and Hwy 114). For additional
May 31 -
June 1 - Denton
20th DOG DAYS OF DENTON…
“Texas’ Original Celebration for Pooches and Their People”.
Live entertainment; canine contests; freestyle, frisbee &
fly-ball demonstrations, Glamfur photos, arts and crafts,
games, canine couture fashion show, music & festival foods.
FREE admission. Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney Street.
June 8 - Hillsboro
MAIN STREET STEAK COOK-OFF / ARTS &
Bring your family & enjoy our Hillsboro Downtown District,
beginning Saturday morning at 10am. Vendors, Games & Steak
Cook-off (steak dinner $18 adults; $8 for children 12 &
under). Vendors needed. Call Charlotte Heald: (254) 582-5499.
June 1-2 - Waxahachie
45th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL TOUR OF
Tour five historic homes, and enjoy an antique car show, arts
and crafts fair, and courthouse tours.
June 8, Saturday - Paris
CLASSIC CAR SHOW...
30+ classes, many special awards,
ARTS/CRAFTS, SWAPMEET, food, kid activities, special shopping!
Cruise night, giant 50’s street party, music/entertainment
Friday 6pm, Love Civic Center - 2025 S. Collegiate. Hosts: Red
River Valley Honkers Car Club. SEEKING VENDORS: email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact S.
June 29 - Frisco
Hey, car enthusiasts! The Texas Dream Cruise is gearing up to
become the largest one-day car show & cruise held annually in
the Southwest. If it has wheels, it's time to DUST IT OFF &
SHOW IT OFF! $20 by April 30 to show or cruise your car at FC
Dallas Stadium in Frisco. The Rumble Kings band & many family
activities are all free to the public. Find us
Facebook (Texas Dream Cruise) and twitter (TXDreamCruise).
July 3 & 4 - Waxahachie
16th ANNUAL CRAPE MYRTLE FESTIVAL &
Experience a wonderful driving trail of historic homes &
blooming crape myrtles in celebration of the 4th of July in
the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Celebrate freedom with
the HEB fireworks display & concert on July 3 at the
Waxahachie Sports Complex and a hometown patriotic parade on
July 4-6 –
39th OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION...
Come to the Historic Square to celebrate Independence Day with
a "Stars, Stripes & Strings" concert, arts & crafts vendors,
ranch rodeo, car show, decorated bike contest, live theater
shows, Big Band Dance, hometown parade, old-fashioned games &
Grand Finale fireworks over Lake Granbury.
July 13 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL...
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s
events & Peach Pedal Bike Ride.
August 31-September 1 – Bedford
CITY OF BEDFORD LABOR DAY BLUES & BBQ
Music lovers with an appetite for tasty blues & mouth-watering
barbecue will enjoy great stage performers, including legends
Buddy Guy Jimmy Vaughn and John Mayall, as well as a $10,000
BBQ cook-off. Sat & Sun, 2pm-11pm. 2000 Forest Ridge Dr. in
Bedford. $5 general admission.