A Year’s Worth of Fun Events Right in Your Neighborhood

Photo by Andi Reis

If you’re new to the area or just looking for a local event, we’ve got you covered. There are certain festivals and events that occur as regularly as St. Patrick’s Day and Labor Day! Read on so you can be informed when someone asks you what you’re doing for fun right here in town!


A new year and a new you, right? It’s white sale season! All bedding, linens, towels, etc. are traditionally on sale for you start the new year right! 

And if you found Mr. or Ms. Right, there are some top-notch Bridal shows in town   close-by to attend and pick up the perfect dress for less! Here’s to YOU and Happy New Year!


Bedford Library sponsors a fundraising Casino Night during Mardi Gras. 

Image: City of Bedford’s website


Bedford sponsors ArtsFest  as a place for artists to showcase their pieces complete with live music and great food!


As Tree City of the USA, Euless hosts Arbor Daze with lots of free music, booths, art and free trees! Dates for 2018 still TBA.

No foolin’—Easter falls on the same day as April Fools’ Day this year, but you can find many Easter Egg Hunts around town. (Ed. Note:When will they come up with an adult egg hunt filled with dollars and Mommy’s Day Out coupons??) Keep an eye on this space for dates and locations.

The joint city summer reading program kicks off promoting early signups at HEB Reads in April sponsored by Hurst, Euless and Bedford together with HEB ISD! A free book for each child!  

Image Source Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s website


Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie is an immersive step back into medieval time! It runs weekends only in April and May.  A full day’s worth of fun and well worth the one-hour drive! 

It’s warming up and you want to enjoy some of the great outdoors before the real heat sets in? A few minutes north, Grapevine hosts Grapevine Main Street Festival in the middle of May   complete with live music, wine tasting, arcade, local vendors and food, food, food! Put on your comfy walking shoes and check it out!

NRH20 Family Water Park is usually open by May 20th! Look for more info about their opening day here.


Summer is the best time to buy food locally and what better place than at the Bedford Farmer’s Market at 2824 Brown Trail?  Get out of the kitchen and look for what’s fresh and ready to eat!  

Another idea would be the ​ROCK Farmer’s Market at 227 NE Loop 820 in Hurst. If you’re looking for a longer commitment to healthier eating, this might be an excellent option. You join (nothing like a membership to keep you committed) and can place orders every two weeks. Bon Appetit!

Splash in Bedford and Hurst water parks Chisholm and Central open early June!

Image Source Arlington’s 4th of July website


Bedford has become regionally famous for 4th Fest every year! Tons of food trucks, a fairway, shows (the water-skiing squirrel was there one year), you bring a blanket or chairs and call it a fun day that turns into evening. It’s usually at the Boys Ranch Park off Forest Ridge. [Ed. Note: If you want to see the fireworks but avoid the throng, you can usually park and watch most of the fireworks from the FW Credit Union lot on Forest Ridge @ 121 Service Rd. If you are asked to vacate, though, please do.] 

Each city has a fireworks display that can be found online when the date gets near. But if you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned parade, Arlington is the place to go!  They’ve been doing this for over 50 years, so you can expect a great experience!


This is the time of year when air conditioning is a must! Are you feeling me?  WFAA news rated ONSTAGE in Bedford, the best theater group in North Texas. You should consider paying a visit. Support your local community, have an enjoyable night out with glorious cool air conditioning to boot!   August productions will be in full swing Friday and Saturday nights at 8p.

Image Source Bedford Blue’s Fest website


Bedford BluesFest  is held over Labor Day weekend. This 3-day event is looked forward to by the locals all year long. Streets are closed down. Folks are bused over from the Pennington Field parking lot. There’s amazing music, food and activities for everyone!


CPR – Community Powered Revitalization is a one-day, volunteer based outreach organized by 6Stones, a ministry of First Baptist Euless Church. Volunteers of all ages sign up on teams to do jobs for neighbors in the community. Junior High and High School kids get involved alongside adults for this day of reaching out to benefit those closest to us that need a helping hand.  

Many Fire Departments host Open Houses for Fire Safety month! In Bedford.    In Euless.  In Hurst at end of Sept.  


The Arts Council Northeast sponsors the fundraiser a Taste of Northeast  Great food, great buys and a great cause = a fun night out!

Image Source City of Bedford’s website


Each city has its own unique Christmas tree lighting ceremony complete with family friendly activities!


Euless hosts a parade


Is live college football your thing? It doesn’t get any better than a playoff game! The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic  has been hosted a short drive from HEB at the AT&T Stadium since 2010  

There you have it folks! So get out there and enjoy every minute!!

Do you know of any fun events in 2018 for families, singles, couples or kids in the mid-cities area? Please share with us in the comments below or email [email protected]. You may have your event included!

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