Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, May 3-9
May festivals, Cinco de Mayo, and a Dog Bowl are your best bets this week.
The weather may be getting warmer, but it's still possible to enjoy outdoor events without melting into a puddle of your own sweat. With that in mind, we're going to keep with the outdoor theme and feature only events that take place in the great wide open.
May apparently is a great time for festivals, and the following two kick the month off in high fashion. Mayfest 2012 will run Thursday through Sunday at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. Featuring music, dancing, games, crafts, and more, there's almost too much to do. The first Cottonwood Art Festival of the year (a second will take place in the fall) takes place at Cottonwood Park in Richardson on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to great art being on display and for sale, there will be multiple art stations for kids to create their own work.
With May 5 landing on a Saturday this year, that means that Cinco de Mayo celebrations will be in full force. Cinco de Mayo Dallas 2012 will be hosted by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, featuring a parade of floats, bands, cheerleaders, and more. The Denton Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival at Quakertown Park will have much of the same, with the addition of a car show, 5K run, and the naming of La Reina de Cinco de Mayo.
Finally, the sixth annual Dog Bowl will be held at the Cotton Bowl on Sunday. It's not often that dogs get to run free in such a big area, and this event gives both pets and owners plenty to do. And did we mention it's free? Sounds like a doggone good time to us.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.