May 4-6, 2018
Believe it or not, there ARE dates surrounding Cinco De Mayo! Weird! We have May the 4th (be with you) and May 6th, which is the day before my birthday. My oldest sister is coming into town and we are going to paint the town red! Well, a pastel pink, probably, since I have social anxiety, and dancing on tables for me has long passed. My recommendation is the MayFest in Fort Worth and one of the bajillion ways to get your drink and guac on for Cinco De Drinko. So check out this crazy list of poorly edited stuff to do this weekend!
Featured photos of downtown Dallas by Gernelle Nelson Photography
Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented by Arrow Video. The event takes place annually in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention”, our goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.
When: Friday, May 04 | 6 PM – 11 PM Saturday, May 05 | 11 AM – 7 PM Sunday, May 06 | 11 AM – 5 PM
Where: Hyatt Regency DFW | Map
VIBHA is back with the 15th Annual Kite Festival, the event you all have been waiting for. Bring your kites, picnic blankets and your whole family for a scintillating event in pleasant Spring weather!
When: Saturday, May 05 | 3 PM – 8 PM
Where: North Lake College | Map
The event offers live entertainment, cultural exhibits and authentic Mexican food. Also music, dance and food are excellent components of the Festival, excellent music, and also cultural exhibitions – This celebration of Cinco de Mayo is an event for the whole family. Alcohol is not served – piñatas and inflatable games equipment, gardening activities that Home Depot brings.
When: Saturday, May 05 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Where: Senter Park Recreation Center | Map
Enjoy great music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, fashion shows and art at the Plano AsiaFest. Learn about the art of calligraphy and discover savory delicacies from various Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese vendors. Fully dedicated to assisting art and education, the Plano Asia Fest brings a dynamic display of entertainment and opportunities to learn more about Asia’s diverse cultures.
When: Saturday, May 5 | 10:30 AM – 5 PM
Where: Haggard Park | Map
The Spring Bash is the April edition of the Handmade Bash craft festival series put on by Etsy Dallas. This free, family-friendly event features handmade crafts from local and nationwide artists and gives visitors the opportunity to get in on the fun with some DIY make and take crafts. With food and drink on site, as well as some party tunes rocking the tent, the Spring Bash is an all-around fun way to spend a day!
When: Saturday, May 5 | 10:30 AM – 5 PM
Where: Gilley’s Dallas | Map
This Labor Day festival in Frisco, Texas boasts lineups of Texas country, folk, gospel and rock bands. The Texas Homecoming Spectacular invite attendees to dance and worship their way into summer. Put on by Bill and Gloria Gaither, the focus of the festival is faith-based and completely family-friendly. The heavenly father is on full-blast at this Christian-based event.
When: Friday, May 04 | 7 PM – 11 PM Saturday, May 05 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Map
The Dallas International Guitar Festival pays tribute to the guitar’s prolific contributions to music and the enjoyment that the instrument brings to musicians everywhere. There are performances, manufacturer booths, retail vendors and plenty of opportunities to see, hear and appreciate the the diversity of this stringed instrument. Whether shopping or just observing, guests can enjoy the sounds of guitar music as they browse quality makes and models.
When: Friday, May 4 at 12 PM – Sunday, May 6 at 7 PM
Where: Dallas International Guitar Festival | Map
Join the fiesta at all 4 locations for a live DJ, mechanical bull rides, games and prizes, and of course, drink specials and cuisines from the award-winning Tex-Mex menu. The Oak Lawn location will host its Annual Bob Armstrong Queso Eating Contest so come prepared!
When: Saturday, May 5 | 2 PM – 11 PM
Where: Mattito’s | Map
Latino comics blowing up the national comedy scene. Headlining by Jesus Midnite Castillo as seen on Netflix, and costarred in the short film Dirty Horchata in YouTube and Midnite Snax Podcast. Has been touring nationally.
When: Sunday, May 6 at 7 PM
Where: Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub Dallas | Map
Over the last 5 years, we’ve become pretty good at throwing a great Cinco party – but this year will be BIGGER and BADDER than ever before!
When: Saturday, May 5 | 4 PM – 11 PM
Where: Taqueria La Ventana | Map
Fiesta like there is no mañana! Mash the avocado, grab a Squozen and listen to live music cause we are throwing a FIESTA!!! Join us for Cinco de Mayo and our One Year Anniversary. Tequila + mezcal tastings all day. Mariachi + DJ. Face painting + much more.
When: Saturday, May 5 | 11 AM – 11 PM
Where: José | Map
This party is the most special event of the year for us, as it is in honor of the 3rd annual Dallasites101 anniversary and season opener of The Grove at Harwood! Every year, they go all out to create a one-of-a-kind day party in Dallas. You can soak in the sun, relax, play some volleyball, shop local, sip on a signature Grovita and eats from The Grove’s new menu, listen to live bands and dance to DJs, and take photos in the photo booth! All while hanging out around and meeting other awesome Dallasites!
When: Sunday, May 6 | 12 PM – 6 PM
Where: The Grove at Harwood | Map
Mayfest is the biggest party in Fort Worth! Four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, more than 60 Art and Gift Market vendors, free children’s activities, special attractions – the list goes on and on! Held on the first weekend in May on 33 glorious acres in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park, Mayfest is one event you won’t want to miss!
When: Thursday, May 3 at 3:30 PM – Sunday, May 6 at 7 PM
Where: Fort Worth’s Trinity Park | Map