Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, April 19-25
It's all outdoors all the time in this week's events.
Mid-to-late April is the prime time for spring weather in Texas, so it's no wonder that the best events seek to take advantage of it. This is no time to hole up in the house or do anything else inside -- get out and enjoy the sun and cool breezes before they turn into the heat and humidity of summer.
The 2012 version of the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival starts on Thursday in downtown Fort Worth, going through Sunday. Different artists, bands, and activities will be stationed all throughout the area, from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Families will especially be interested in the “MAIN ST. Creates!” program, which is specifically focused on engaging kids and parents.
It's nearing the end of bluebonnet season, so there's no better time to check out the 2012 Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival at the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, taking place Saturday and Sunday. In addition to getting to look at all the beautiful flowers, they'll have the usual festival activities like arts and crafts, a car show, and live music.
Finally, there's no more appropriate way to appreciate good weather than by honoring the Earth on Earth Day, which is Sunday. 2012 Earth Day Dallas will actually take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday, at Fair Park. The event will feature a host of fun activities, along with booths where you can learn about green products and how to be green yourself. Not to be outdone, Oak Cliff Earth Day on Sunday at Lake Cliff Park will have much of the same to offer, along with the added bonus of being pet-friendly, including the so-called Mutt Strut parade.
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