February 03 2023
Mayfest is returning for its 50th Anniversary in Trinity Park (2401 University Dr.), after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The spring fling will welcome back its 200,000+ patrons, an expanded carnival + fun for the whole family. Read on for an information-fest.
There's fun for all ages with everything from splash pads to rock climbing. | Photo by @mayfestfw
What to do 🎪
- Eat everything from turkey legs to ice cream from 15 vendors.
- Drink up at the craft beer garden and vineyard.
- See 40 performances on four community stages.
- Listen to 40 bands jam out on three stages across the park.
Do everything from carnival attractions, rock climbing, bounce houses and face painting.
- Thurs., May 5 | 3:30-9 p.m.
Fri., May 6 | 3:30-10 p.m.
- Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
How much 🎟️
Thursday is free. Tickets for Fri.-Sun. are $12 for adults and $7 for kids. Special pricing is available for seniors and military families.
How to get there 🚗
- Park for $15 at Farrington Field (1501 University Dr.) or the Equestrian Multi-Purpose building (1600 Gendy St.) and walk to the festival’s North Gate.
- Carpool or rideshare + drop off at the South Gate.
Take Trinity Metro bus route 2 or 53.
- Grab a shared bike and park it for free at the entrance.
What to bring 🎒
Mayfest is going cash-free. Credit and debit cards only. Bags and backpacks (and strollers) are allowed but will be screened. Coolers and outside food + drink are not allowed. Peep the full list of policies.
Get involved 🎨
Don’t miss out on the New Artist Contest in collaboration with Art Tooth. Emerging creatives will be selected to exhibit with 40 local artists with prizes for first, second, and third place. Applications are due by Fri., April 15.
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Meet Me Underground | Mon., April 11 | 10 p.m. | CURFEW, 350 W. 5th St. | Cost of purchase | Check out the weekly party featuring house and tech DJs, with a focus on music from the mid-'90s and 2000s.
Krys Boyd | Tues., April 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $15 | Continuing the 4-part Women’s Voices series, Krys will share the experiences and inspirations she’s found as a journalist in the DFW community.
Election Integrity Townhall | Tues., April 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | CERA, 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd. | Free | Come hear Tina Peters and local elected officials speak about election integrity.
- This & That | Tues., April 12 | 6 p.m. + 7:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St. | $5+ | FWAFA’s youngest musicians will perform in their spring concert. 🎼
Distillery Tour and Cocktail Tasting | Wed., April 13 | 5 p.m. | Blackland Distillery, 2616 Weisenberger St. | $30 | Enjoy a tasting flight of ultra-premium spirits, along with a signature cocktail. 🥃
Nature Journaling | Wed., April 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $5+ | Learn tips + tricks on how to connect with nature and journal your experience. Geared towards adults. ✍️
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Editor's pick: Y’all, I have been waiting for today all year. Baseball is my favorite sport because it has the best snacks. Be honest, you go for the food too.
I might even deviate from a classic ballpark hot dog (with mustard and dill relish, of course) and try the cornbread chili pie dog premiering this season. Pro tip: Globe Life Field is a cash-free facility, so no need to hit up the ATM on your way.
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