Main Street Fest, one of the longer-running and popular standbys on the North Texas spring festival calendar, returns Friday for a weekend packed with classic street festival fun.
Set for April 21-23, Main Street Fest offers a daily lineup of concerts and live entertainment, carnival rides and games, elevated festival cuisine, a beer garden, and arts and crafts vendors. Admission and parking are free.
Main Stage evening headline acts include North Texas Tejano star Monica Saldivar on Friday, ‘80s dance band favorites Klymaxx on Saturday, and Grammy-nominated country artist Jack Ingram on Sunday. Other noteworthy attractions include the Main Street Fest KIDZONE (a perennial festival favorite); an Asian Film & Arts Festival happening in downtown’s Uptown Theater (new this year); and an environmentally-themed art and craft activity area sponsored by the United States Army Reserve 63d Readiness Division – Environmental.
Since the event’s 2012 debut, Main Street Fest regularly draws attendance of more than 30,000. Duane Strawn, director of the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, said that organizers anticipate an equally sizable turnout this year.
“Our concert lineup this year is especially robust, and our other attractions are as strong as ever,” said Strawn. “We suggest arriving as early as possible in order to have plenty of time to enjoy your favorite things to do, and maybe discover a new favorite destination at the festival and in downtown Grand Prairie.”
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 mainstreetfest.com
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