For over four decades, families have gathered on the banks of the Trinity River for the annual food, music, and fun of Mayfest. Highlights of this four-day festival include seven stages featuring live music, a dedicated children’s area with over 20 free booths, and a global smorgasbord of treats from jambalaya to tacos. 

With so many activities, you can’t go wrong, but be sure not to miss these kid-pleasing activities.

·The Tom Thumb Children’s Area: It’s easy to find-just look for the white picket fence. Once inside, kids will enjoy activities such as face painting, clowns, Radio Disney, and art projects.

·The Range: An area where kids and adults can go wild with carnival rides, including a giant inflatable walk- on- water ball, and, of course, a mechanical bull.

·Live Shark Encounters: Imagine live sharks swimming in a giant tank in the middle of Trinity Park. You won’t want to miss it!

·Sandpile Creations: This is not your average sandcastle, but an artistic display of whimsical figures created from a pile of sand. What figures will take center stage this year?

·The Frost Zone: Bungee Jumping, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a giant human maze are waiting here. Watch out! You may never be able to get the kids to leave!

Mayfest is May 2-5 in Trinity Park. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children under $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at

Mayfest 2013 Fort Worth Texas Family Fun

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