Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, May 17-23
It's festival central this week -- something for everybody.
In case you didn't know, the end of the school year for most in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a scant two weeks away. I know, I know, where has the time gone? To ease the blow and/or start celebrating early, just check out one of the below events this week. They're guaranteed to get you in the proper mindset to face the next few months.
The annual Grapevine Main Street Days hits downtown Grapevine Friday through Sunday, and this year it's all about the pizza. Nine different Grapevine pizza places will be on hand to entice you with their pies. But that's just the start; three stage of live music, a grilling competition, enough beer, wine, and other food to feed a small army, and a full-blown carnival make this the top place to be this weekend.
Not to be outdone, Richardson puts on its Wildflower Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park Friday through Sunday. The music portion is as eclectic as ever, with everyone from Nelly to The Commodores to Dashboard Confessional making an appearance over the course of the festival. Artists from around the area will show off their work, and The Flippenout Trampoline Show -- acrobats doing stunts set to music off trampolines -- will be a featured event.
Finally, the Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival will take place Sunday at Lake Carolyn in Irving. Asian heritage will be celebrated with boat races, cultural performances, food, and arts & crafts.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.
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