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2012 Main Street Arts Festival – April 19-22

15 Apr

The Main Street Arts Festival is back with street performances, a variety of art and music! Every Spring downtown Fort Worth fills up with North Texans looking for outdoor free fun. Browse the many pieces of Main Street and enjoy some food and beverage vendors with the Main Street coupons which can be purchased at booths throughout the area. Admission to the 2012 Main Street Arts Festival is Free!

Start your weekend on Thursday and head to Sundance Square for great artistic energy that Fort Worth has to offer. The dates for Main Street Art Festival are April 19-22. When considering available Parking for the festival check HERE for street closures before you leave the house. Other transportation options include riding your bike (free parking for cyclists at Biek Corral at 4th and Houston St), Park and Ride Bus service from Billy Bobs, or the TRE. Again, be sure to plan ahead because there will be streets closed off downtown.

Explore a wide variety of diverse art in all just about all forms (i.e. ceramics, graphics, print, paint, photography, metalwork.). Artists close down at 8:00pm every night Thursday through Saturday, and at 6:00pm on Sunday. There will be two whole blocks of kids creative and interactive artistic activities for all ages.

Take a look at the Food selection offered at Main St Art Festival : http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/experience-main-st./culinary-arts/


MUSIC SCHEDULE

There will be three stages along downtown Fort Worth streets featuring some of the best entertainment from the local community and around the country as well.

Get out of the house this Spring and head to lively downtown Fort Worth for one of the city’s largest music festivals held April 19 – 22. You have four days to choose form and it’s FREE to attend. Experience the vibrancy of Funk Town at the largest festival in the Southwest.

MAIN STREET DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH MAP

Thursday – Saturday………….10am – 11pm

Sunday………………………..………10am – 8pm

*Coupons at the Festival are $10 for a book of 10 and $1.00 per coupon.

Earth Day Dallas 2012 – April 21-22

15 Apr

North Texas has a full weekend ahead celebrating the planet and raising eco-friendly awareness at a 2-day Fair Park festival. Earth Day Dallas 2012 is April 21-22. The purpose of this outdoor festival is to increase environmental awareness in all aspects of North Texas daily life. Admission is FREE for EDD 2012, as advocates and environmentally friendly citizes strive to unite and promote the ideas of how green lifestyle choices can not only, lower costs of living but also improve our health and help to save lives. The very first large scale Earth Day Dallas was actually held just last Aapril, and EDD was founded the year prior in 2010.

Anyone else noticing this Fair Park trend? It seems to be becoming a more popular venue for our large North Texas events, or at least a few more than the typical ones. With 600,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space, Fair Park is a great location for Earth Day 2012, the same way it was for events like: Reggae Festival, Taste of Dallas, Fair Park Holiday, NTIF, KwanzaaFest and of course the world renowned State Fair of Texas.

Earth Day 2012 Features:

    -Eco Expo
    -Green Talk Speaker Series
    -Picnic for the planet
    -Live Musical performances
    -Earth Yoga
    -Artfully Green Film series
    -Family Zone featuring Radio Disney
    -University Row
    -Live BMX shows
    -Dance performances
    -DFW Truck Farm 5K Fun Run
    -Dallas Urban Debate Alliance environmental, student debates


~WEEKEND SCHEDULE~

A full weekend schedule of all these special activities can be found HERE!! So you can be sure to plan ahead.



Food
Concessions at EDD will include organic food, vegan food and some of your favorite festival treats.

Parking
Attendees can park in the general Fair Park lots which are typically about $10. There is also bike parking provided inside the park or you could “Go Green” by using DART’s Green line right up to the front steps of Fair Park, right between Gates 3 and 4.

Pets Allowed
Earth Day 2012 is a pet-friendly event, but be sure to keep your pal on a leash and bring the necessary pet-waste disposal bags. Remember, it’s still “Earth Day” so let’s keep it clean.

Volunteer Opportunities
-Must be at least 18 years old
-Register on Signupgenius and include a valid e-mail and phone number
-Positions available for Pre-Event Setup on Thursday, Friday Saturday
-Positions available for Volunteer Assignments Saturday and Sunday

To select your volunteer assignment click here.

Click here to see a Full list of all the
2012 Earth Day Dallas Exhibitors.
(It’s a LONG one!)

Donations accepted for Earth Day Dallas, Inc, sponsor of this
Free annual festival.


EARTH DAY DALLAS 2012
APRIL 21 & 22
10-6pm

Fair Park
1121 First Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

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