Grand Prairie's Main Street Fest set for April 26-28

April 17, 2024
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Main Street Fest, a popular entry in the North Texas spring event lineup that’s noted for a classic street festival vibe, returns for an 11th year April 26-28.

Located in the heart of Grand Prairie’ downtown district in the 200 block of West Main Street, the festival offers a weekend packed with concerts and live entertainment, family-friendly attractions, elevated festival cuisine, beer and wine and booths from local merchants and artisans. Admission and parking are free.

The centerpiece of the festival is the daily lineup of free concerts and live entertainment, including a trio of nightly headline acts: country music hit-maker Mark Chesnutt (10 p.m. April 26), popular Tejano singer and accordionist Michael Salgado (10 p.m. April 27), and iconic funk/R&B group Parliament Funkadelic, featuring George Clinton (6:30 p.m. April 28). Concert seating is first-come, first-served.

Additional popular festival features include the bigger-than-ever Main Street Fest Carnival, featuring 50 percent more rides; as well as the Main Street Fest KIDZONE, offering music, art and interactive games for children of all ages.

Other Main Street Fest must-dos include a stop at the food and beverage area, featuring sweet treats, homemade dishes, BBQ and other delicious goodies; as well as shopping and perusing the Main Street Fest vendor area, where you’ll find an array of treasures and information available from local merchants and makers.

Since the event’s 2012 debut, Main Street Fest regularly draws attendance of more than 30,000. Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen said the festival continues to attract both new and return guests who appreciate the event’s “hometown-styled fun.”

“Much like the overall Grand Prairie experience, Main Street Fest offers big city amenities wrapped in a small town atmosphere,” said Jensen. “We’re anticipating another well-attended event this year, so we encourage guests to wear comfortable shoes, arrive early and allow plenty of time to take in everything our festival has to offer.”

The festival will be open from 5 p.m.-midnight April 26, 10 a.m.-midnight April 27 and noon-8 p.m. April 28.

Main Street Fest has received numerous awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association, the Texas Recreation and Parks Society and DFW media outlets, including “Best Festival of the Year” and “Best Festival in Texas” nods. Learn more at

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