The Main Street Arts Festival is one of Fort Worth’s largest outdoor festivals and a can’t miss event for you and your family. This sprawling festival takes place in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth and the streets fill with artists, musicians, great food and plenty of kids activities. The Main Street Arts Festival begins Thursday April 9 and continues through Sunday April 12.
Stroll with your kids to view the artwork displayed by the participating artists which range from photography to jewelry to metalwork. Music is another big part of the Main Street Arts Festival and you can find musical performances on four stages with national and local acts like the Georgia Satellites, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Tito Puente Jr., the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth’s own Green River Ordinance. Also look for performances by stunt comedian Wacky Chad and comedy juggling superhero, The Checkerboard Guy. Check the Main Street Festival website for a full schedule of musical performances.
There’s no reason to hungry at the Main Street Arts Festival with culinary options ranging from German to Thai. Treat your kids to Dippin’ Dots, Shaved Ice, Funnel Cakes and Corn Dogs and then head over to Main Street Creates on the north end of Main between Weatherford Street and 1st Street, near the Tarrant County Courthouse where you’ll find plenty of kids activities. Main Street Creates offers opportunities for your kids to create their own art. Some of the art activities include working with air-dried clay and making a colorful bird, sand art, balloon designs and making fish prints (using a life-like rubber fish).
Crafty kids can craft pony bead necklaces, paint ceramic tiles or make their own tie dye bandanas along with several other arts and crafts stations. There will also be a rock climbing wall where you kids can challenge themselves and see if they can make it to the top. And of course no festival is complete without face painting. Some of the events in the Main Street Creates area are free but others require coupons which can be purchased at the festival.