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Family Fun Festivals, May 17 – 19, 2013

North Texas is full of things to do, eat, see and enjoy May 17 – 19. However, we’ve got a few featured events that you shouldn’t miss no matter where you live and what you are looking to do.

Taste Addison inlcudes some fun activities like the Log Roll. (Photo courtesy of Addison Flickr.)

Taste Addison features for 2013 includes fun activities like the Log Roll. (Photo courtesy of Addison Flickr.)

Main Street Days, Grapevine

Savor the flavor of fun at Grapevine’s 29 th Annual Main Street Days. Festival guests will enjoy three fun-filled, family -friendly days featuring a variety of activities, live entertainment, food, beverages and more for all ages. Delight in the varieties of premium Texas and International wines, craft beers and festival foods. Taste a slice of delicious pizza or enjoy a whole pie from one of Grapevine’s pizza purveyors along the Pizza Piazza. Hear live music on five stages throughout the three day festival. Cheer the masters of the grill at the Grillin’ Competition at the Town Square Gazebo. Watch your kids experience the thrilling KidCave, brand new kid-friendly entertainment zone, featuring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s Junior Builder Competition and the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium touch pool. Take a turn at the games and on the carnival rides along the Carnival Midway. All this fun and more await you at the 29th Annual Main Street Days Grapevine!

29th Annual Main Street Days
Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. – free until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. on Friday, adults are $7 and children 6 – 12 and seniors are $5. Weekend passes are $15. Souvenir weekend passes are $20.
Free shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots.
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Taste Addison, Addison

Taste Addison offers a tasty weekend blend of food, music and family fun. This three-day festival, May 17 – 19, 2013, features more than 70 Addison restaurants serving generous samplings of their menus at reduced prices, national breakout musical entertainment.  This year’s event features a Texas Country night on Friday with headlining acts like Reckless Kelly and Turnpike Troubadours. Saturday will cap off a full day of musical entertainment with favorites Sister Hazel and Blue October.  In addition we will have celebrity chef demonstrations, carnival rides, midway games, award-winning children’s entertainment, and more.

21st Annual Taste Addison
Friday, May 17, 2013 :  6 p.m. – Midnight – $15*, Saturday, May 18, 2013:  Noon – Midnight – $5 before 5pm; $15 after 5pm*, Sunday, May 19, 2013: Noon – 5 p.m. –  $5**Ages 4 and older.Buy one ticket, get one 25% off anytime tickets sold at DFW area Albertsons stores.
Addison Circle Park
FREE parking at the corner of Dallas Parkway and Arapaho Road.  Handicap parking is available at the DART Transit Center.
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Wildflower Festival, Richardson

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is the City of Richardson’s award-winning, multi-day festival featuring live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, interactive exhibits, strolling buskers and more.  Highlights include local, regional and national headliner entertainment:

  • Robert Earl Keen
  • The Toadies
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Uncle Kracker
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • Cowboy Mouth
  • Slaid Cleaves
  • Eleven Hundred Springs
  • Rocket Man – The best of Elton John
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
  • Le Freak

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Friday, May 17, 6 PM – Midnight, Saturday, May 18, 11 AM – Midnight; Sunday, May 19, 12:30 PM – 8 PM
Galatyn Park Urban Center, Richardson, Texas
Three-Day Pass – $30, Single-Day Adult – $20, Kid’s Pass (age 5-12) – $3’ Sunday kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult.
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