Wednesday, March 27, 2013 , Updated 6:04 p.m., April 17, 2013
Updated: Festival feast: 11 upcoming events for everybody
Obscure passion? We've got a festival for you.
Spring is the season for fun indoors and out, and this year's festival lineup in D-FW is a great one. Here are 11 that we can't wait to bite into.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival: Step back in time to a 16th-century English village featuring jousting knights, artisans, a slew of performances by entertainers, food, and more. It takes place on April 6 through May 27 at 2511 FM66 in Waxahachie.
Earth Day Dallas: Check out exhibits showcasing the latest in green technology, products, services and research; lectures by environmental experts and advocates; yoga classes; live music; and more. April 20-21 at Fair Park, Dallas.
Fort Worth Untapped Festival: Sarah Jaffe, Justin Townes Earle, Deer Tick, and Tennis are among the acts scheduled to play at this music and beer fest. The fest is April 20 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth.
Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival: This four-day celebration in covers the gamut of art and music with a huge juried art fair and hundreds of local, regional and national acts. Local cuisine, performance artists and street entertainers round out the fun. April 18-21 in downtown Fort Worth.
Cottonwood Art Festival: More than 240 artists show their work at this biannual (spring and fall) fest, which also features local bands and a children’s area for budding Picassos. The next installation takes place on May 4-5 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson.
Taste Addison: About 60 Addison restaurants serve food, big-name musicians play, children’s entertainers keep the little ones busy, and chefs give demos at this sprawling fest from May 17-19 at Addison Circle Park in Addison.
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival: The Ennis Garden Club hosts the annual celebration of the state flower of Texas and Ennis’ own bluebonnet season, which typically starts around the first week of April and peaks around the third week of the month. Throughout April, Ennis showcases the wildflowers along more than 40 miles of mapped trails. This year’s fest will include an auto show, arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, and children’s activities from April 20-21 in downtown Ennis.
North Texas Beer and Wine Festival: Sample hundreds of beers and wines, check out classes on home brewing and culinary demos, and listen to live music May 11 at the Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas.
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival: This year’s headliners include David Sanborn on April 26, the Original Blues Brothers Band on April 27 and Brave Combo on April 28. Other attractions include a children’s art area, a juried art show, and a smorgasbord of fest foods. It takes place from April 26-28 at Quakertown Park in Denton.
Wildflower Arts & Music Festival: Robert Earl Keen, Toadies, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, and the Reverend Horton Heat are among the acts that have been announced for this eclectic fest. The Kidz Korner will feature activities and entertainment for little ones, and there’ll be an auction of artistically decorated guitars. It takes place on May 17-19 at Galatyn Park Urban Center in Richardson.
Real. Texas. Festival.: Pat Green takes the stage April 26 and Kevin Fowler’s the headliner April 27. You can also expect rodeo action, a classic car show and a carnival. April 26-27 at Mesquite Arena.